Friday, April 22, 2011

Bar Ugliness

Grand Forks Court ... April 21, 2011
574 Day-Old File

   The Crown prosecution painted the picture this way: On the evening of June 26, 2009, a man in the Greenwood bar came up behind another sitting on a bar stool, clothes-lined him onto the floor and stomped repeatedly on his head.
   The accused told a different story: He was leaving the bar when he found his way blocked by three threatening individuals. Fearing for his life or severe bodily harm, he quickly pushed one man to floor, stepping on him with a kick as he made his exit.
   After an all day trial and a lengthy deliberation, the judge said she did not accept the accused’s testimony and declared him guilty.
   The judge then commenced with the sentencing procedure. It looked like accused man was about to receive conditional jail time along with various restrictions and impositions, but in the process the judge learned the man was M├ętis.
   She then stopped and said the man was entitled to a Gladue. A  Gladue refers to special consideration that judges must give an Aboriginal person when sentencing.
   The judge then ordered the Gladue report, as well as a pre-sentence report.
   During the trial, Constable Cumberland testified for the prosecution, as well as the bartender for that evening and the assaulted man. The accused acted as his own lawyer and called himself as his only witness.
   The lawyer he had before the trial began told him in the morning that he had no defence or chance to win his case and that he should accept a guilty plea-bargain. He felt abandoned and refused.
   The judge assisted the accused with his long defence, but frequently ruled his motions and evidence as irrelevant.
   The accused may appeal the guilty verdict.

It Only Makes Sense

   He assumed full responsibility for all our sins and took the punishment we deserve. As He hung on the cross, the judgement and wrath of God poured out on Him instead of us. He took our place on the cross; let’s give Him first place in our hearts.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I-10 ... Not For The Timid

   Texas already has the highest speed limit in the nation: 80 mph. And now, the state House of Representatives has voted to increase the limit to 85 mph.

Money

   Each U.S. dollar bill is made of 75 percent cotton.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Budget Deal: Republican Suicide

   Any freshman who votes for a budget deal below $61 billion will face a primary and likely defeat either for the nomination or in the general election. That is just the fact of political life.
   Full Story >>> http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/04/09/a_budget_deal_republican_suicide_109502.html

Coke Smuggler Sentenced To 14 Years In Jail

   They said they were headed to Grand Forks for the day.
   Full Story >>> http://www.bclocalnews.com/kootenay_rockies/grandforksgazette/news/119510834.html

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Regionalization Has Done Absolutely Pitiful

   The Greenwood Board of Trade will not be backing the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce.
   Full Story >>> http://www.bclocalnews.com/kootenay_rockies/grandforksgazette/news/119333409.html

Monday, April 4, 2011

Two Guys Fall From Bus Bathroom Window At 60 Miles Per Hour?

   Two people falling from a moving travel-bus bathroom window? However did they do that and what were two guys doing in a tiny bus bathroom? How did they ever fit in?