If I believed that a spiritual entity called Satan truly exists, I would lay the blame for the senseless killings by terrorists on him, or it. Because there is no doubt that terrorists who believe rewards await them in the spiritual sky if they kill unarmed innocent men, women and children are truly being deceived — and Satan is known as the Great Deceiver, yes?
Like so many other people, I’m stunned by the latest (publicized) shootings in the United States — two men killed in separate incidents by police officers, and five officers killed in an attack by a lone gunman in Dallas.
An item (which I wrote) for my paper the other day about the postponement of today’s World Naked Bike Ride in Montreal because of rain drew many readers’ responses.
And as the title of this post suggests, the responses by readers show naturists have a long way to go before society will accept social nudism — if it will ever be accepted at all, which I doubt.
ISIS is claiming credit for the suicide bombing committed by one ignorant, self-loathing, hateful wretch who decided to take out as many people with him — or her — as possible in Baghdad this weekend, killing more than 120 innocent people. Yes, another scumbag couldn’t bear the thought of anybody else being happy if he (or she) wasn’t.
Nine people who took part in the 2011 Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver have been ordered by the B.C. Supreme Court to compensate the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia for damage to various vehicles they caused during the riot. The decision was handed down yesterday after a trial. In all, according to the CBC, the “B.C. Criminal Justice Branch laid 912 charges against 300 suspects in the wake of the riot, including 246 adults and 54 youths.”
In the aftermath of an alleged assault on the premier of Quebec Thursday evening at a vigil in Montreal for the victims of a homophobic massacre in Orlando, some people have taken to social media demanding that the charges be dropped. I say “alleged assault” because the individual charged, Esteban Torres, 20, has pleaded “not guilty” and the presumption of innocence must be maintained, no matter what the world has seen in news coverage of the incident at the vigil.
Update: Esteban Torres appeared in a Quebec court today and was charged with assault with a weapon and causing a disturbance. He pleaded not guilty. He was released on $500 bail, ordered to undergo medical exam (i.e. a psych exam), and among other things, ordered not to associate with a radical anti-capitalist wing called the Pink Bloc.
Many in Montreal’s LGBTQ community are shaking their heads in disbelief and dismay the day after an ugly incident occurred at a vigil in the city for the victims of the Orlando gay nightclub massacre.