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(CBC)   Meanwhile in Canada: Burglars break into home, leave note reminding homeowner to lock his doors   (cbc.ca ) divider line
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2014-08-18 06:14:37 AM  
i280.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-18 06:39:29 AM  
Well, wasn't that neighborly of them...
 
2014-08-18 06:46:00 AM  
Well, it is Canada after all.
 
2014-08-18 07:12:18 AM  
Don't ever change, Canada.
 
2014-08-18 07:16:05 AM  
See, this is why I like Canada... The people are always so polite, even the criminals.
 
2014-08-18 07:16:48 AM  

LonMead: Well, wasn't that neighbourly of them...



FIFY
 
2014-08-18 07:20:11 AM  
If the doors were unlocked is that B&E or unlawful entry?
 
2014-08-18 07:23:08 AM  

AMonkey'sUncle: If the doors were unlocked is that B&E or unlawful entry?


Unlawful, as they didn't break anything to enter.
 
2014-08-18 07:23:11 AM  

that1guy77: See, this is why I like Canada... The people are always so polite, even the criminals.


I was lead to believe that everyone must be armed to the teeth for a polite society to exist.
 
2014-08-18 07:25:46 AM  
Well this would make a good PSA to lock your doors at night.
 
2014-08-18 07:42:02 AM  
Roberto?
 
2014-08-18 07:42:08 AM  

grokca: LonMead: Well, wasn't that neighbourly of them...


FIFY


Ah... my mistake, eh.

Sorry.
 
2014-08-18 07:42:42 AM  

dookdookdook: that1guy77: See, this is why I like Canada... The people are always so polite, even the criminals.

I was lead to believe that everyone must be armed to the teeth for a polite society to exist.


No sir. It's actually quite the opposite. Just last month I was in Montreal on business when some guy came up and politely asked if he could take my money and kill me afterwards. I said "No. Sorry, not today. I don't have time to die. Besides, my girlfriend would kill me. Could you maybe come back next week eh?" He said "Sure eh. See you next Saturday. Sorry to bother you, sir." They're really nice. You should go and visit there sometime.
 
2014-08-18 08:01:29 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: AMonkey'sUncle: If the doors were unlocked is that B&E or unlawful entry?

Unlawful, as they didn't break anything to enter.


But the door was closed (I hope).

Though it is Canada.
 
2014-08-18 08:09:47 AM  

dookdookdook: that1guy77: See, this is why I like Canada... The people are always so polite, even the criminals.

I was lead to believe that everyone must be armed to the teeth for a polite society to exist.


Don't forget, this is also the leader of a major political party, a sitting member of Parliament, and the son of a former Prime Minister.  In the US, this person would undoubtedly have SS protection.  In Canada, they live in an unlocked house in a city-centre neighbourhood.

I lived most of my life in Canada, and we routinely left our house unlocked with the windows open, even when not there.  My father-in-law's house doesn't even have a lock.
 
2014-08-18 08:14:08 AM  

that1guy77: See, this is why I like Canada... The people are always so polite, even the criminals.


But rather passive-aggressive at times, like when breaking into a house.
 
2014-08-18 08:17:01 AM  

that1guy77: See, this is why I like Canada... The people are always so polite, even the criminals.


In my neighbourhood, burglars will review the contents of your fridge and leave a note recommending the best wines to accompany your up-coming meals.
 
2014-08-18 08:17:17 AM  
Not much different from the local computer repair guys wardriving and leaving notes in the mailboxes about unsecured wifi. I often wonder if that drummed up any business at all.
 
2014-08-18 08:32:24 AM  
How does Justin Trudeau not have a security guarding his house? He is our next Prime Minister.
 
2014-08-18 08:38:56 AM  

ontariolightning: How does Justin Trudeau not have a security guarding his house? He is our next Prime Minister.


Ha ha ha....no
 
2014-08-18 08:52:08 AM  
Dear Homeowner:

Next time please stock your fridge with Creemore Springs Lager, not Budweiser.

Thx,

the Thieves.
 
2014-08-18 08:52:33 AM  

Jimmy's getting angry: ontariolightning: How does Justin Trudeau not have a security guarding his house? He is our next Prime Minister.

Ha ha ha....no


he will be. Bahaha you think Harper stands a chance? Trudeau gets quebec and ontario and maritimes.
Winnerr winner chicken dinner
 
2014-08-18 08:54:49 AM  

Jimmy's getting angry: ontariolightning: How does Justin Trudeau not have a security guarding his house? He is our next Prime Minister.

Ha ha ha....no


I wouldn't bet against it to be honest.  Right to die, legal pot, and a major upswing in anti abortion protesters that are pissing off something like 80% of Canadians is going to make the liberals pretty strong on this election.  Hell I might vote for them myself because of the right to die legislation.
 
2014-08-18 08:56:15 AM  
They stole my heart!
 
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2014-08-18 08:59:05 AM  
If the doors were unlocked, then they didn't "break" in.
 
2014-08-18 08:59:17 AM  
And all they took was off, eh?
 
2014-08-18 08:59:59 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: AMonkey'sUncle: If the doors were unlocked is that B&E or unlawful entry?

Unlawful, as they didn't break anything to enter.


Come on man, it's written in the actual text of the law.

a person shall be deemed to have broken and entered if
(ii) he entered without lawful justification or excuse, the proof of which lies on him, by a permanent or temporary opening.


You don't have to literally break something to break and enter. You just need to pass through some kind of opening into the dwelling. Opening a door, pushing a plastic sheet out of the way our climbing through a window is all B&E.

"Be unlawfully in a dwelling-house" is reserved for situations where you have a lawful justification to enter a place, but your actual intent is to commit a crime once you're inside. Like when your parents give you a key and say come on over anytime, so you let yourself in and escape with a bg of that swarovski stuff nobody wants.
 
2014-08-18 09:07:23 AM  
Meanwhile, in an underground fallout shelter surrounded by an electrified fence guarded by cyborg moose with frickin' laser-beams on their antlers:
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Hello peeps. Stephen Harper, your imperial leader (who shall NOT be approached or accessed) here.
Well, Pierre's glamor-boy son sees if fit to leave his family unguarded without a minimum of six stormtroopers?
I'm willing to bet he didn't even have the drawbridge up at his compound - and that his moat isn't stocked with alligators or angry beavers!
Really, can you trust a man to be prime minister who doesn't surround himself with hired goons?
Don't let the hippie-hair fool you, voters! This man ain't fit be be your next dictator -er- leader!
 
2014-08-18 09:16:22 AM  
My neighbor told me some friends of hers were robbed while they were home.  While the homeowners were on the floor and their puppy was barking at the thieves, one thief told them to get a bigger dog next time.

/about all the help you can expect here.
 
2014-08-18 09:17:06 AM  

opiumpoopy: that1guy77: See, this is why I like Canada... The people are always so polite, even the criminals.

In my neighbourhood, burglars will review the contents of your fridge and leave a note recommending the best wines to accompany your up-coming meals.


In mine, your dog will have been bathed, the gutters cleaned, and the VCR programmed.

/vcr
 
2014-08-18 09:18:59 AM  
If it wasn't for dickheads like this homeowner, there wouldn't be any thievery in this world, would there?

/Bullshiat, sound off like you got a pair!
 
2014-08-18 09:21:14 AM  

dookdookdook: that1guy77: See, this is why I like Canada... The people are always so polite, even the criminals.

I was lead to believe that everyone must be armed to the teeth for a polite society to exist.


This is mostly true, even for Canadians. 

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www.cinemablend.com
 
2014-08-18 09:21:40 AM  
On the final page of a Road & Track magazine, maybe thirty years ago, there was a picture of a car with the front window punched out.

There were two signs in the back window:

From the driver ... "There is no stereo in this car!!"

From the burglar ... "Just checking!!"
 
2014-08-18 09:22:34 AM  

skinink: If it wasn't for dickheads like this homeowner, there wouldn't be any thievery in this world, would there?

/Bullshiat, sound off like you got a pair!


What does a Canadian "War Face" look like?
 
2014-08-18 09:23:36 AM  
What's this?  No Spongebob maniac?
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2014-08-18 09:25:59 AM  
KWess:

I lived most of my life in Canada, and we routinely left our house unlocked with the windows open, even when not there.  My father-in-law's house doesn't even have a lock.

Would you mind sending me a map of the location to your house and a list of valuables and/ or loose money you have in your place? I wouldn't take it. I promise. I just want to make sure it's all there and safe.
 
2014-08-18 09:26:15 AM  
So, according to subtard intimidating political leaders is amusing.
 
2014-08-18 09:27:19 AM  
If you want to see how "polite" certain people are in Canada these days check out the comments on an earlier version of this story...

CBC

As noted ITT already this was the home of Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau who has been arse whooping the current Prime Minister in the polls (yanno... good ole Stevie Sweatervest Von Kittenwrangler). Justin was away to attend events elsewhere in the country (some gay rights thing IIRC) and his wife and three small children (one who is a newborn) were home alone sleeping. The creep got in, moved some stuff around and left the note on a pile of kitchen knives. Nothing was taken. It was definitely intended to intimidate the family.

A bunch of TRULY polite and classy Canadians, Conservative, Liberal, NDPers alike, express their shock, concern and dismay and offer well wishes to the family. Then the paid Conservative shills and their rabid neo-con followers started attacking Trudeau with stupid jokes about how the crook was "Looking for his stash" (because he intends to legalize weed), question his intelligence for "not having an alarm" (except there was never any mention of an alarm system but that neighborhood is uppercrust and all the houses have alarms), make snide remarks about his supposed "soft on crime/hug a thug" policies (both of which are false and based on comments he's made after the Boston bombings where he said, after declaring that the perps need to be brought to justice, that we need to find the "root causes" of why people commit crime so we can resolve those issues... which of course is an appalling thought to conservatives) and various other childish posts about his "hair" (because he's "pretty") or calling him "Junior" (because he's "young, inexperienced, not up to the job" all talking points spelled out in leaked documents of the Conservatives attack plan against him as well as the fact he's the son of PET who was a very progressive and beloved Liberal Prime Minister which drives the right NUTS).

So basically, yeah... many Canadians are still polite BUT since the Conservatives have been taking advice Tea Party freaks in the US (literally paying Tea Party strategists to help them with their electioneering, policies and propaganda efforts) the discourse has gotten extremely vicious, childish, filled with misdirection/misinformation and outright stupid.

Good jerb, Republicans. You are even screwing up Canada. Jag offs.

Oh and you'll also notice a lot of comments from the left leaning posters suspecting the Prime Ministers office of doing this to scare Trudeau from running against Harper. Even a few years ago even the wackiest leftie wackaloon would never have had that theory cross their mind no matter how much they hated Harper but with all the election fraud, bribery, manipulation of ministries/media/scientist/etc going on all of a sudden it seems plausible.

I doubt Harper or the official CPC themselves are that stupid or brazen but their followers who have been whipped up into a hyperpartisan frenzy most definitely would. It's what happens when you constantly feed outlandish lies about your opponents to scare people into voting for you. They have literally been sending out flyers (at taxpayer expense) to people telling them that Justin Trudeau's first priority if elected will be to make pot available to children (with handy pictures of kids smoking weed). Not saying his policies might make it easier for kids to get it. Literally saying he wants to sell weed to kids.

/and now ya know
 
2014-08-18 09:30:33 AM  
Conservative humour:
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2014-08-18 09:30:56 AM  

dookdookdook: that1guy77: See, this is why I like Canada... The people are always so polite, even the criminals.

I was lead to believe that everyone must be armed to the teeth for a polite society to exist.


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Canadians handle it a bit differently.
 
2014-08-18 09:33:44 AM  
I think this whole thing was made up by Trudeau himself...
 
2014-08-18 09:39:01 AM  
lolsnaps.com

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2014-08-18 09:41:58 AM  
And for those who don't know about how a knife-wielding crazy wandered around the PM's house in 1995, while the Mounties were nowhere to be seen...
 
2014-08-18 09:42:45 AM  
Oh and because this is Fark I'll slide in something about RoFo.

Apparently when a conservative (Rob Ford) smokes crack, drives drunk, hangs out with gang members (and gets them to threaten/extort his enemies) as WELL as having been caught in possession of marijuana then shamelessly lies about it when confronted it's nobody's business but his own. THAT is HIS personal life and you filthy leftie elitists should leave him alone.

Meanwhile if you are "liberal" (in quotations because the Liberal party of Canada is actually center and slightly to the left and sometimes even right of center) like Justin who freely admits he's enjoyed a couple tokes at backyard bbq's with friends in his younger years you are a criminal who is unfit for any leadership role and should probably be in prison.

This is what is going on in Canuckerland.
 
2014-08-18 10:32:14 AM  

here to help: Oh and because this is Fark I'll slide in something about RoFo.

Apparently when a conservative (Rob Ford) smokes crack, drives drunk, hangs out with gang members (and gets them to threaten/extort his enemies) as WELL as having been caught in possession of marijuana then shamelessly lies about it when confronted it's nobody's business but his own. THAT is HIS personal life and you filthy leftie elitists should leave him alone.

Meanwhile if you are "liberal" (in quotations because the Liberal party of Canada is actually center and slightly to the left and sometimes even right of center) like Justin who freely admits he's enjoyed a couple tokes at backyard bbq's with friends in his younger years you are a criminal who is unfit for any leadership role and should probably be in prison.

This is what is going on in Canuckerland.


Justin is criticized because he's accomplished absolutely nothing besides being a trust-fund baby.  The pot thing is very common here in Montreal.  I've seen on-duty officers smoke. Am surprised people even tried to roll with that.
 
2014-08-18 10:42:02 AM  

dookdookdook: that1guy77: See, this is why I like Canada... The people are always so polite, even the criminals.

I was lead to believe that everyone must be armed to the teeth for a polite society to exist.


Mandatory civilian hockey stick ownership, loose laws on highsticking.
 
2014-08-18 10:48:24 AM  

sn0wblind: here to help: Oh and because this is Fark I'll slide in something about RoFo.

Apparently when a conservative (Rob Ford) smokes crack, drives drunk, hangs out with gang members (and gets them to threaten/extort his enemies) as WELL as having been caught in possession of marijuana then shamelessly lies about it when confronted it's nobody's business but his own. THAT is HIS personal life and you filthy leftie elitists should leave him alone.

Meanwhile if you are "liberal" (in quotations because the Liberal party of Canada is actually center and slightly to the left and sometimes even right of center) like Justin who freely admits he's enjoyed a couple tokes at backyard bbq's with friends in his younger years you are a criminal who is unfit for any leadership role and should probably be in prison.

This is what is going on in Canuckerland.

Justin is criticized because he's accomplished absolutely nothing besides being a trust-fund baby.  The pot thing is very common here in Montreal.  I've seen on-duty officers smoke. Am surprised people even tried to roll with that.


So in this case, nothing is 2 degrees, partial master, two term MP, critic on several files, and now head of a federal party? Seems like a fair amount of education and work that doesn't deserve the 'trust-fund baby' pejorative.
 
2014-08-18 10:52:23 AM  
Trespassers were charged with Being A HoseHead and sentenced to Take Off,Eh!
 
2014-08-18 10:54:10 AM  
There are still people who do not lock their doors? I might not lock them if I am working outside where I am going in and out a lot, but I always have them locked at night. It is just plain stupid to not lock your doors at night.
 
2014-08-18 11:05:15 AM  

sn0wblind:

Justin is criticized because he's accomplished absolutely nothing besides being a trust-fund baby. The pot thing is very common here in Montreal. I've seen on-duty officers smoke. Am surprised people even tried to roll with that.


Well he's done a LITTLE more than that. He's been in politics for a while now (not long but long enough to cut his teeth) and he did grow up in the home of one of the most well known, influential, and, for the most part, respected, Prime Ministers in Canadian history. I'd say the latter would give one a pretty good idea of how the system works and he seems to have absorbed many of the values of his father which, to me, is a good thing... but I know some don't see it that way and I respect that.

In a democracy ANYONE is supposed to be able to rise up and become a leader and we can't forget Mr. Harper's humble beginnings. He had only worked as a lowly mail clerk before doing a bit of time as a political staffer and then experiencing his somewhat meteoric rise to power. Not saying that's a bad thing either but it is hypocritical to discredit Trudeau for "inexperience" when he has at least as much experience as Harper did before becoming head of the CPC.

That said... yes, I would prefer to see someone with more experience BUT he seems to have the best interest of Canadians at heart and is surrounding himself with competent people to fill in the blanks while he gains experience. Benevolence and a willingness to communicate at this time is more desperately needed than a lengthy political resume. Canada needs to heal from some of the nastiness going on. I do however think that Mulcair might be a better statesman but as much as I WANT to like the NDP I a) think they have somewhat lost their way by trying to move to the center for the sake of gaining moderate votes (thus putting their more appealing social policies on the backburner), b) I'm a supporter of unions BUT also do not like to see them running amok which I fear would happen with an NDP gov and c) as much as I think Mulcair would make a good PM he would be just one of many NDPers needed to form parliament and many of those members would have FAR less experience than JT. Basically now is not the time for NDP experimentation. Let the Liberals do their thing and get the nation stabilized again, have the NDP breathing down their necks in opposition (and hope they don't continue with their current policy of obstructionism simply to be hear... they need to agree with the Libs when it is good for the people and only fight them when they get shady). Give the right a good spanking knocking them down to third or NO party status like what happened to them after Mulroney botched everything up and then to the Liberals after many scandals and then being arrogant enough to keep putting up crummy candidates. Hopefully then we'll see a true compassionate fiscal conservative party emerge from the ashes and the loonjob zealots can be cast aside to yell in the streets and/or rule Alberta if the people of that province still want them.

After a decade or so hopefully it will all balance out and Canada can get back to how things work best. 3 parties. The two naturally governing parties flopping back and forth minority govs and the third yelling from the rafters to keep them honest and occasionally getting opposition status or even a minority gov of their own every now and again so they can gain experience for their MPs and become a truly viable and electable third party.

I'd also like to see the greens rise up to take the place of the NDP as the "leftie fringe" to keep THEM honest as well as a far right Reform style party to appeal to the nutjobs so there isn't a single conservative party that can get a majority with only 30-40% of the vote.

Also electoral reform of some kind but I'm not sure what would work best really. Still mulling that over.

Also this type of thing needs to happen in the US to break the two party system going on which is absolutely horrendous and no longer functions.
 
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