Allan's Perspective is not recommended for the politically correct, or the overly religious! Some people have opinions, and some have convictions ..., what we offer is Perspective! (Sometimes I feel like I'm just a bobble-head on the highway of life!)

I was addicted to the hokey pokey, but I turned myself around!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Convicted!

A former Hershey's chocolate factory in eastern Ontario may soon be producing another popular product: marijuana.

Ottawa-based medical marijuana supplier Tweed Inc. is looking to set up an expansive grow-op in the old Hershey's plant in the town of Smiths Falls, pending approval from Health Canada.

Tweed says that if it receives Health Canada approval, it will start a $1.5-million retrofit of the Hershey's plant and will immediately create 20 full-time jobs. Once the plant is in full production – estimated to be in early 2014 -- at least another 100 jobs will be created.

So far there have ben 1,633,598 job applications.

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/former-ontario-chocolate-factory-may-become-medical-marijuana-grow-op-1.1471536#ixzz2g0UR4Byq

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SPEAKING OF POT.................A man was arrested off the coast of San Diego trying to swim into the U.S. while floating on a duffle bag full of pot, officials said.

U.S. Border Patrol Agents arrested the unidentified man Sept. 19 after spotting him approximately 600 yards from shore just north of the U.S./Mexico border.

It seems the guy swam out into the ocean on the Mexican side, let the current carry him north, and then attempted to swim back into shore.

The man, described as a 55-year-old Mexican citizen, was taken into custody by the U.S. Border Patrol.

(He should have put some camouflage on the duffle bag so that he looked like a clump of seaweed!!!!! -Ed.)

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A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with inciting Chaos.

That's the name of a police dog officers say was taunted by 26-year-old James Paul Andrews, of Cranberry Township, after the man was stopped at a drunk-driving checkpoint about 2:40 a.m. Sept. 15.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Andrews who was allegedly "barking, hissing and growling" at the dog, according to the K-9's handler, Evan City police Sgt. Don Myers.

The Butler Eagle reports Cranberry Township police filed the charge on Monday — which is a felony carrying up to seven years in prison — along with drunken driving and other charges.

Township Sgt. Chuck Mascellino says Myers and Chaos were assisting with the checkpoint when Andrews allegedly became irritated and began barking at the dog.  http://www.modbee.com/2013/09/25/2940417/cops-w-pa-man-barked-at-k-9-at.html

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Canada’s most notorious prison, Kingston Penitentiary, formally closes Sept. 30, 2013. Among its more notable inmates over the years:

Paul Bernardo: Convicted in 1995 in Toronto of raping and killing schoolgirls Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French at his home in St. Catharines, Ont. His videos of his victims in captivity sealed his conviction.

Clifford Olson: Known as the Beast of British Columbia, he was convicted in 1982 of killing 11 children. He may have killed more.

Russell Williams: The former commander of CFB Trenton, an air force colonel, was convicted of killing two women in 2010 near the eastern Ontario base. He videotaped his victims and photographed himself in their underwear.


Mohammad Shafia: The Afghan-Canadian businessman was convicted along with his son and second wife of first-degree murder for drowning his three teenaged daughters and his first wife in June 2009 near Kingston, Ont. The case raised questions about “honour” killings.

Michael Rafferty: He kidnapped and murdered Tori Stafford, 8, of Woodstock, Ont., in April 2009 with the help of his girlfriend Terri-Lynne McClintic. Tori’s remains were found in a wooded area three months after the couple abducted her outside her school.

Ty Conn: The bank robber escaped in 1999 from the Pen, where he had been in protective custody. He later died of what was believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound while talking on the phone to a TV producer as police in Toronto closed in on him.

James Donnelly: The patriarch of the Black Donnellys, he was sentenced to death for killing Patrick Farrell near London, Ont., in 1857. The sentence was commuted to seven years.


Edwin Boyd: The Toronto bank robber and folk hero was jailed in the 1950s. His story inspired the 2011 movie “Citizen Gangster.”

Steven Truscott: Sentenced to death as a 14-year-old in 1959 for the murder of Lynne Harper, 12, near Clinton, Ont., his sentence was later commuted to life. He maintained his innocence and he was formally acquitted in 2007, when his conviction was declared a miscarriage of justice.

Helmuth Buxbaum: The millionaire from London, Ont., was convicted of paying a hitman to kill his wife Hanna on the side of a road in 1984. Evidence was that the seemingly wholesome Buxbaum was a cocaine addict with an appetite for young prostitutes.

Edward Jewell, 60, was one of five Londoners nabbed in an OPP-led probe resulting in 213 charges against 60 people.

Jewell was diagnosed as a homosexual pedophile, and sentenced to 15 years after pleading guilty to five counts of sexual interference, two counts of anal intercourse and one count each of possession of child pornography, making obscene material and invitation to sexual touching.

SOURCE: The Canadian Press, Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

Dear Readers: your observant reporter just noticed that the area here around London, Ontario, has by far the most people on this list.  (Jewell, Buxbaum, Donnelly  and Rafferty.) 

Kind of makes me want to MOVE!

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AND FINALLY: ANOTHER CONVICT............. convicted member of the "Toronto 18" who plotted with al-Qaeda-inspired militants to attack Canadian institutions in 2006 has died while fighting in Syria, according to multiple sources in close contact with family and friends.

CBC News has learned from a CSIS counter-terrorism informant that gunrunner Ali Mohamed Dirie, who was sentenced to seven years in 2009 for his involvement in the scheme, was able to leave Canada in 2012. It's believed he used a passport that was not his own.

He pleaded guilty in 2009 and was given credit of five years in pre-trial custody. Dirie ultimately served two years at Canada's highest maximum-security prison, the Special Handling Unit, in Quebec. He was released in October 2011.

It now appears that within a year of his release, he was able to fly to Syria, where he reportedly joined an extremist group, then died there.

"While he was in prison, he was trying to convert people, talking about the 'filthy' white people," Shaikh said. "[He] did his time, was quiet about [it], was released, and he ended up in Syria, fighting with an extremist group, and has died."

A family member announced Dirie's death not long ago at a Toronto mosque, Shaikh said, but it's not clear precisely when he died, or how.
Court and parole documents obtained by CBC News indicate that Dirie was considered a flight risk as well as someone at risk of engaging in terror activities again.

Dirie had hinted as much himself.

"I am out in two years and my actions will speak louder than words," Dirie told a parole board hearing in 2010.

Some members of Toronto's Muslim community are worried others will follow in Dirie's footsteps.

Imam Said Rageah
Imam Said Rageah of Toronto’s Sakinah Foundation is concerned that too many young Muslim men are enticed to leave Canada for so-called jihads in far corners of the world.
 
He is alarmed that many have already left but is more concerned about those who are thinking about leaving.

He is calling on all levels of government to intervene.

NO, NO, NO, LET THEM GO! THE MORE THEY ARE KILLED "OVER THERE," THE LESS WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THEM "OVER HERE!"

Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/2013/09/25/2940417/cops-w-pa-man-barked-at-k-9-at.html#storylink=cpy