Anyways, it's been a lot of fun watching the remainder of the Aryan Guard and the members of W.E.B. currently not in jail go at it like angry, slightly toothless, animals. And it hasn't been confined to only a few websites. In fact, the animosity is spreading so that everyone can enjoy it.
Who would we be if we didn't allow our dear readers in on the fun?
First, on Stormfront, it seems Natalie is in fact posting on the hate site using McKee's account. We suspected this was the case when "pitbull-A.G." posted an interesting link to the Aryan Guard website detailing W.E.B. members, how shall we say..... less than "Aryan" behaviour. Not surprisingly, Robert Reitmeier responded:
The woman at the centre of child custody case over white supremacist beliefs was arrested in Winnipeg over the weekend. Police attended a domestic incident and the woman was charged with breaching a pair of court conditions which included abiding by a curfew and residing at a particular address in another province. Earlier this month, a judge awarded permanent custody of the woman's two children to Child and Family Services.
Short, but to the point.
Nice to see that the Nazi Mom has truly committed to changing.
N.S. men charged in cross burning Wednesday,February 24, 2010 1:54 PM AT Nova Scotia RCMP have charged two brothers with setting a cross ablaze outside the home of their white cousin and her black fiancé Nathan Neil Rehberg, 20, and Justin Chad Rehberg, 19, were due to appear in court Wednesday to face charges of public incitement of hatred, mischief and uttering threats.
They're accused of erecting a two-metre-high cross, with a hanging noose, in front of a Hants County home and yelling racial slurs at the family inside.
The terrified woman inside was Michelle Lyon, a relative of the Rehbergs.
Granville Rehberg, Nathan and Justin's father, said he's "real sick" about what happened early Sunday and equally baffled.
"Why would they put it on their own cousin's lawn?" he told CBC News.
Rehberg, who grew up in Nova Scotia's Hants County, said he's not racist. He said he has close friends who are black, as do his sons.
"I don't know what to say to the black community. If they are the ones that did it, then I apologize," he said.
RCMP wouldn't comment on the relationship between the suspects and the victims, but said the cross-burning was not a random act.
Lyon lives in Poplar Grove with Shayne Howe and their children. Howe is the only black person in the small community northeast of Windsor.
The couple and their children have been receiving support from neighbours and strangers alike since their ordeal became public.
More than 1,900 people joined a Facebook site set up in support of the family, with expressions of anger that the family was being terrorized.
Sgt. Brigdit Leger, an RCMP spokeswoman, said the Rehbergs were arrested because of information that came in through tips.
''This incident was very disturbing, and we were very quick to reach out to the public. In this instance, we are very thankful to the public for the tips that we received," she said.
Last Updated: Monday, February 22, 2010 | 6:11 PM AT
Police said they are investigating the incident as a hate crime.
Howe is black and his partner, Michelle Lyon, is white. The couple and their children live in a small community in Hants County, north of Halifax. Howe is the only black person in the community.
"I just seen a big cross out there, and it was on fire and it had the rope around the neck, and it was hanging down, and it was on fire. It was about seven feet tall," he said Monday.
"By the time I got outside, there was nobody around. All we heard was, 'Die, n----r, die.' I was scared for my kids and my life. I don't know what is going to happen next. If it's a joke, then I don't know what it is. I don't know how to take it."
Howe said when he saw the burning cross he thought of the Ku Klux Klan.
Oh, how sad. Reitmeier and Marleau used to be such good friends. It's gone from this:
Although Reitmeier is insistent the march will proceed, and we have to go with the assumption that at least a few boneheads will show up, we really do have to question the ability of a group that can't even spell "division" correctly to pull this off:
Okay, this was a bit petty (are you surprised?) but there's more to our skepticism than poor grammar. Honestly, do our readers think that anyone wants to attend a rally run by people who smear blood on the walls of their own homes?
So a word of friendly advice to any bonehead who may consider attending the rally if it takes place: make sure you have your Hepatitis A and B shots up to date.
So what is the remnant of the Aryan Guard saying about all this? Well, let's just say they are somewhat dubious as well. Someone using Kyle McKee's Stormfront account posted the following:
And what happens when you follow the link? We won't provide the hyperlink (we don't want them getting any hits off of us) but we will show the screen shots. Let the fun begin:
We do love the Aryan Guard logic in the last two pictures: "We'll try to kill you with a pipe bomb but if you tell the police who tried to kill you then you've violate, 'the code' and we won't play with you any more."
Some of our readers will remember the first picture of Reitmeier and the South-Asian woman as it resulted in a bit of a debate and discussion regarding Reitmeier and the rest of W.E.B. Even people who were once close to the membership of the Aryan Guard when it was first formed don't have a lot of good to say about the members of either group now. One, "boy white" (real name is Jan) was one of the founding members of the Aryan Guard before he disappeared, though he did feel the need to comment on the thread in with Reitmeier and the woman were being discussed. Another former Aryan Guard/W.E.B. associate (at least while the members of W.E.B. were still a part of the Aryan Guard) is the lovely Carla who posts as "knuckeldown." on Stormfront:
Even people who still associate with the members of W.E.B. have concerns, as evidenced by a female friend of Johnson, Reitmeier and the whole W.E.B. crew:
We'll provide the full text for our dear readers:
Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 12:22am
I find it retarded that no groups in Calgary regarding the movement can get along..like we're supposed to be fighting together to enlighten, and fight for our people.. Not fighting each other, fucking each other over, trying to kill the other.
You've got beef with each other, that's fucking tough, not everyone is going to like you. I think some of the people who like 'control' the scene here need to put their self pride aside and work together, it's just making us look like idiots. I mean like Older National Socialists are disguised by the neo-nazis' of today because they show no self respect. Or they go do stupid shit.
Its just frustrating, especially when you're trying to get in with the movement, and this shit keeps happening. Just because I am not as strong as you are physically, doesn't mean I don't have my wits about me.
There is no need for the Testosterone when you get angry, that you need to smash shit. You just look like you have no respect for the things you own. Which it becomes evident. People had the idea that the 'movement' here is strong, but it seems like it's a joke.
It seems all majority of the people in the "movement" just want to get drunk, beat up blacks and sieg heil as much as possible. You're not accomplishing anything, besides making the rest of society that you're trying to convince the movement is a good thing, you're just showing complete idiocy. There is no cause or reason to get such noticeable tattoo's, how are you going to get a career?
The women that want to get in the movement, just get scared away because you're overly violent. You shouldn't hit a woman in the first place. It's cowardly. It's one thing to joke about it, but another to actually do it. I know so many women who want to be in the movement, but you don't take them seriously. We're not just something you can fuck. We also have brains, we're pretty smart, and catch on fast. I personally would love to be an actual skinbyrd, but I know I don't have the physical strength, yet anyway, to earn my 'reds'.
Stop disrespecting your own kind. Then the idea will get across better. You shouldn't just go on a hateful rampage because someone doesn't agree with you. You're just looking as stupid as the ANTIFA you hate. The amount of drama in the scene is ridiculous. You all keep thinking someone is trying to fuck you over, stop being so god damn paranoid.
I ask the questions I ask because I want to understand better, and have the knowledge. Not because I'm a rat. I'm quite disappointed that, that has been said about me. I would never rat anyone out. Especially when you're not even doing anything really that's that big of a deal.
Stop trying to make yourself better then your 'brother'. Because in the end you just end up fucking the shit you've worked hard for up. Stop doing things so blindly. Quite trying to look like you're a somebody. Everyone seems to forget that we're just tiny little specks, on a miniscule planet, in the vastness that is the Universe. We have no purpose, unless we find something we're passionate about.
We're born, we spend our lives mindlessly filling the empty void until till it's time to go, then we die. We have no benefit on this planet, it's all just negative. And I really don't care if you get mad at me for having this opinion. But it is mine, and I am entitled to it. Just as you're entitled to yours. I really hope this strikes a chord in you when you read this, and you try to make the right choices to better the movement. Also please note; I am not trying to offend anyone with what i've said. It's just something i've noticed. And a few people who won't comment on this note, agreed too. Things need to change, because the movement is falling apart.
To, "earn one's reds" means to earn your red laces [EDIT: We knew it was laces, but had a brain fart and typed bracers originally]. That means that you've assaulted a person causing serious injury or death, "for the cause."
So, boneheads. These are the people planning the rally next month.
We here at the ARC Collective like to have a little fun with the subjects of our article. Sure, sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, but we have to go with what we're good at.
However there are also times when we need to act like adults. We think this is one of those times.
Not long after the ruling came down awarding the children in the Winnipeg Nazi Mom and Nazi Dad case to the province of Manitoba, we were sent a message by the Nazi Mom. This isn't the first time she left a message, though this will be the first time we publish one (we'll go into the reasons why the last one wasn't published soon enough):
I don't even know where to start... you have the bias of the media on your side of the spectrum, what the press fails to print are my reasonings behind moving to Quebec in the first place, the #1 reason being the DPJ does not interfere on the lives of families based solely on an assumed political belief whether you agree with it or not, The entire time I spent in QC I spent talking to the DPJ, and to the Investigative unit of the Child Protection Branch. My ex, was a loser, yes. And I worked too much because of it, I have accepted that, so I have therefore accepted the blame for my children not always being properly cared for, but I had an amazing neighbor, and a fantastic baby sitter who would on a regular basis check in on things while I was at work. That neighbor would come over and read to my son, he would play with him he did more for him then his father did, yes. But I knew he was there, so I had no reason to worry. What you don't understand is that every job I had (after the fact) was terminated due to an anonymous call informing my employer of exactly who and what I was portrayed to be. That is immediate interference, how would you feel if someone randomly called up your employer and accused you of being a left wing extremist? How do you think your employer would react? How would you feel if your own mother was helping them? How would you feel if your own mother was telling lies about you? If you had no other option but to steal rather than go hungry and homeless what would you do? I have admitted some guilt to the credit card fraud, but I handed the card over to my ex so I wouldn't touch the card while in NYC, during that 3 week period (in which I wasn't allowed to see my children) he rang up approx $18 000 I had no idea of how far it had gone until I was arrested for it. The issue of my daughter's attendance in school was addressed and dismissed, they had continued to count absences AFTER she was apprehended. If you're interested in the reason for CFS denying my access to my own children, it's because I gave them each a t-shirt from THRASHER magazine... CFS claims THRASHER to be a WP mag, we all have knowledge enough to know that, that is complete and utter bullshit!!! I think your opinions are interesting, and as I believe in freedom of speech I won't ask you to STFU, as I very well could seeing as though you clearly do not have your facts right... maybe you should have read through all the court documents instead of referring everything you heard to what the media is reporting... What I did was stupid, immature and wrong. But I made a mistake. I challenge every single one of you to honestly say you have never done something stupid, immature or have never made a mistake.
(In our response, we'll refer to the Nazi Mom as Marie.)
Well Marie, this was, at least for you, a fairly reasoned message in which you appear to be starting to take some responsibility for your past behavior. But we both know this wasn't the first time you contacted us. Let us remind you about the content of your last message. In it you were angry that we commented on your attitude towards the tragedy in Haiti, told us that we had no life and that we should get out from behind our computers and physically fight the people on your side. All grist for the mill to us and nothing unusual compared to the other messages we often receive from the folks on your side. You also commented that you hope we have "fun" when you win your case. Also, we would expect that, though to write, "win" seems to denote your children were some sort of the prize.
The problem emerged soon after you wrote that your mother was now supporting you. Had you left it at that, there would be no problem. However you didn't leave it at that, did you Marie? Instead you sent us a copy of an email your mother sent to the case worker at Child and Family Services which she cc'd to you. You sent complete strangers a copy of a private email containing your mother's email, your email, the case worker's email and details about your situation that no one had any business knowing other than the three individuals who originally had access to that email message.
We want you to think about that for a moment. You sent a private email containing potentially sensitive information to people you don't know. And why did you do that? To try and, "score points" like this is some sort of a game?
Do you realize the danger you could have been putting your mother in? Your self in? Your children in? The case worker in? If we were a tenth as dangerous as certain people claim us to be, your thoughtless actions could have resulted in something terrible happening. And you sent this because of a selfish desire to be smug? To try to claim sort of personal victory and rub it in our faces? Help us out here because we still don't get it.
If you're now regretting, as you should be, sending us that email, you needn't worry. We sent it to the trash bin; no one saw it on our end other than us and we had absolutely no intention of publishing it. Still, we can't help wondering if you sent that email to anyone else. We hope to God you had more sense than that.
That brings us to the crux of the issue. Believe it or not, we don't think you, or anyone else, should lose custody of your children based on your political beliefs. We find your views repugnant and potentially dangerous, but as repulsed as we are by them, those views alone should not result in the break up of a family.
Our problem with you and why we believe the province of Manitoba took the correct course of actions in removing your children from your, "care" is your self-centeredness. You don't seem to view your children as a responsibility. You view them as a means to an end.
Think about how this all started. Your husband (0r you and you once claimed) sent your daughter to school with ink drawings on her arm of swastikas and other neo-Nazi symbols. You both knew there would be a reaction, which is why you did it. We imagine you and your then husband got a kick out of thinking how scandalized the teachers would be when they saw what you did to your daughter. The teachers, responsibly, washed off the ink from your daughter's arms and sent her home. You, in defiance, put those hateful symbols back on. And you did it because that's what YOU wanted. YOU wanted to make a point, and you were willing to use your child's skin to make that point. And what was that point?
"I will do what I want and you're not the boss of me!"
As the case went on, we learned more about the situation your two children found themselves in. We learned of an unkept, often filthy apartment. We learned that your daughter often wouldn't attend school because mommy and daddy wanted to sleep in and didn't want to be bothered getting her ready for class. We learned that, some time before, you and your ex up and left your children in the care of relatives while you both moved to Brandon to start try and start a racist group (we've been aware of you and your husband for years, even before the Infantry 14 efforts). We learned about alcohol and drug abuse. We heard about neglect. We heard about a little girl who learned from her mother and step father that people of color should be killed. We learned about credit card fraud and we learned about a DUI during the custody case. We learned that the mother, for whatever reason, decided to move to Quebec and attend custody hearing infrequently.
Shall we go on?
The common denominator here, Marie, is your and your ex husband's desire for personal gratification. Your children appeared to have been incidental to that desire and often their needs suffered as a result.
Even during the custody dispute, you and your husband appeared to care less for the welfare of your children than you were with crying about how YOUR rights were violated. Your ex, for example, tried to argue that denying him the ability to send his step-daughter to school with what amounts to graffiti all over her body was a violation of HIS right to free expression. In interviews you talk about how YOUR rights have been violated by the province. Not once have we heard you express much more than passing concern for the welfare of the people whom you should be most concerned about.
Even now, has anything really changed? You said that you'll no longer associate with people who would generously be referred to as "racist scum." That is a lie and you know it. You claim that you take responsibility for your failings, but in your most recent message is filled with excuses, buck passing and justifications for poor decisions.
Here's something else that might surprise you. We would love it if you did make the changes necessary for you to regain custody of your children. We would be genuinely thrilled if you could reform and straighten yourself out. We hope that day happens, but so far you really haven't given us any indication that day is imminent.
You are approaching 30 years old Marie. And you still act like a spoiled teenager. But a spoiled teenager with young children needs to grow up and think more about those children's needs than his or her own wants. Can you honestly look within yourself and say that you've done that?
White supremacist returns to Winnipeg, finds work and an apartment in bid to eventually reclaim son, daughter
WINNIPEG — From Saturday's Globe and Mail Published on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 12:00AM ESTLast updated on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 3:19AM EST
"Nazi mom" wants to set a few things straight.
She thinks Mein Kampf is garbage. She didn't teach her daughter to kill minorities. And she's certainly not a Nazi.
"I'm not one of these idiots going down the street saying, 'Kill all the Jews,' " she says, sipping a Starbucks coffee in The Globe and Mail's Winnipeg office, a day after a judge awarded Child and Family Services permanent custody of her two children. "I'm preaching pride, white pride, not hate."
For nearly two years, she has been the target of bloggers and editorialists, lawyers and social workers, all picking apart the lifestyle and worldview of a woman who sent her seven-year-old daughter to school festooned with a swastika and white supremacist slogans. She's lost everything since then: her two kids, jobs, friends, family - everything except a stubborn adherence to her belief in the supremacy of the white race.
"I'm reforming my life - moving back home, working hard, getting an apartment - but I won't deny what I stand for, even if it made all this go away."
Dressed in a conservative black V-neck top and blue jeans, she pushes her auburn hair away from her green eyes as she explains how she arrived at her race-dominated outlook on life and how she plans to get her kids back.
In her early teens, she joined the army cadets and fell in with a large skinhead contingent.
"I learned from them what kind of immigration policies we have," says the mother in her late 20s who cannot be named to protect the identities of her children. "I mean we're bringing in people from Haiti now. They still practise cannibalism there. Do we want that here?"
Her stance on race stems from her understanding of evolution. The way she sees it, all races began in Africa, and while Asians and Caucasians adapted and thrived, other races floundered. "Africans, they really haven't evolved much," she says. "The blacks that we have here - and I'm going to use the wrong words here - we domesticated them. We made them who they are. Otherwise they would still be eating each other and killing each other. ... It's not racism, it's racialism. There's a difference."
She had her first child at 18 with a much older man she worked for. Her parents beseeched her to have an abortion but she refused, prompting them to kick her out of the family home. She moved in with the girl's father but soon moved on, eventually marrying a man closer to her own age who was prominent in Winnipeg's skinhead scene.
Family and friends questioned the marriage, but she ignored them. The couple moved to a number of homes in southern Manitoba, but, contrary to testimony from family and social workers, they never lived in squalor, she says.
"When they say we lived like pigs, it was all hearsay," she says. "The testimony was wild. They said we would shoot birds and feed live animals to feed our dog - that never happened. They say we showed our kids violent racist videos - it was the History Channel. They said we had neo-Nazi flags all over our house - we just had a couple of White Pride posters on the fridge.... All this shit destroyed my life and none of it was true. They just wanted 'Nazi mom' starving in the streets."
But there's one truth she can't deny. When the case began last year, she fled to another province, leaving her husband - the two are now separated - to argue for custody alone. In the custody decision released last Thursday, Justice Marianne Rivoalen wrote that the mother "essentially abandoned her children" and chastised her for what she called a "narcissistic quest for media attention" that "demonstrated a puerile disregard for whether her actions conflicted with her children's best interests."
With eyeliner streaming down her cheeks, the mother insists that she would never abandon her children, that she simply moved to a province where she felt child services would not judge her lifestyle. "I wanted to have the case transferred away from Manitoba so I could get my kids back," she says.
She now admits it was a misguided move. During her time away, she allegedly stole and maxed out her mother's credit card and now faces fraud charges.
In the week since she's returned to Winnipeg, she's secured two jobs and a decent apartment. A year from now she can apply for custody of her daughter and son, whom she hasn't seen in a year.
"Child and Family Services is finally helping me," she says. "I'm doing everything they want me to do. We will need a lot of family counselling. A lot."
Not long ago Kevin Goudreau responded to our most recent article in which we featured him. Suffice it to say, nothing in the article was complimentary. However that seems to have been part of Goudreau's master plan:
Right Kevin. We're the idiots.
Does Kevin remind anyone else of the kid back in school who, trying to impress his class mates with some hair brained stunt, completely screws it up, falls flat on his face, then leaps up bleeding and says, "Ya, well, I meant to do that okay!" The reality is he's not very happy about us:
Problem for him is that we're merely quoting him, so if there are lies being told, he's the one telling them. No matter.
Well Kevin has been a busy, busy beaver since re-establishing his Facebook profile after being deleted for the 18th time. Kevin discovered how to post videos on Facebook and YouTube:
While the videos Goudreau created on his Facebook profile (one of which he uploaded 14 times) were lost when he had to recreate his profile for a 19th time (we have to say he's sure persistent) we managed to save them for our readers to bask in the lunacy that is Kevin Goudreau:
These videos are all a part of an effort by Goudreau to present himself and his "group" as a significant player in the Canadian racist movement. In fact, he goes as far as to claim that his "White Nationalist Front" is the largest such group in Canada (though we all really know he's the only member):
He's even stepping in to claim that the White Pride March in Calgary is not only going to be held, despite the collapse of the Aryan Guard (which still exists in remnant form as of right now) and significant trouble within W.E.B., but he will be the keynote speaker featured at the march. However, others are somewhat dubious about his claims:
In fact Goudreau is rather infamous for similar lofty plans that don't amount to anything other than empty rhetoric. Last year he was planning on a big WN concert in Ottawa. He even contacted some WN and NSBM bands. But that was it. The bands he contacted were left hanging (no tears from us, mind you) and he blamed them for the failure to get a concert going. It seems that Goudreau feels he only needs to say he's planning something for it to actually happen.
It looks like even the racists are sick of Goudreau's schtick. In fact they're willing to publicly humiliate him to get their point across that Kevin Goudreau is a wingnut. To do so some are going back. Way back. Back almost two decades.
Back in 1993 or 1994, Kevin Goudreau (then 18) was a big talker who seemed to have gotten on the bad side of some neo-Nazis. Goudreau claimed he stood up against 15 Hammerskins. Others laugh at the claim. However the results of the encounter were not at all pretty. Want to know what Goudreau's nose is a bit crooked?
Ouch. Seems that he came out second best in that fight. We certainly don't sanction violence, even against the likes of Goudreau, but this picture does serve to illustrate a point we've made here on a number of occasions. If you run with racist gangs, you're far more likely to be the victim of violence perpetrated by fellow gang members than you are the average person of color that you'll ever meet or any anti-racist. In fact the racist movement is soaked in violence. Also illustrative is the reaction of Goudreau's fellow travelers:
Kevin. Baby. A little friendly suggestion.
You might want to consider a less violent group of people to hang around with.
The Manitoba government has won permanent guardianship of two children whose parents were accused of teaching them neo-Nazi beliefs. A Court of Queen's Bench judge has ordered that the boy and girl remain in the custody of Child and Family Services (CFS), which has placed them in foster care with a relative. The court also dismissed a constitutional challenge from the father, who argued the government violated his right to raise the children according to his beliefs. He is the stepfather of the girl, now nine, and the biological father of the boy, now four years old.
To protect the identities of the children, no one involved in the case can be named.
The children were removed from their home in 2008 after the girl showed up at her elementary school with racist writings and symbols on her skin.
The government agency argued the children were emotionally harmed and were also being raised in squalor and suffering from neglect.
Girl described how to kill: social worker
During the trial of the custody issue last year, social workers testified the girl had said her parents hated people who were not white and talked of racial violence.
Social workers testified she used racial epithets to describe blacks, Asians, aboriginals and other minorities. One worker told the court the girl calmly described how black people could be killed with a ball and chain.
The father admitted to using Nazi salutes and telling the children that only white people belong in Canada. But he told the court his beliefs do not amount to racism and he never preached violence.
The mother, who now lives in another province, attended court infrequently, saying she could not afford the travel. In June, she testified that her estranged husband wasn't fit to be a parent, saying he was a heavy drinker and had been suicidal.
She also accused social workers of putting words in her daughter's mouth and said she never preached hatred to her children. The mother testified she wanted to co-operate with CFS officials in an effort to one day regain custody.
At one point, the mother appeared in court in shackles after being charged with a number of fraud-related crimes.
In an email to CBC News on Thursday, the mother said she supported the decision not to grant custody to the father, but does not support a permanent order. She intends to appeal the decision.
"I deny any allegation of abandonment and will state that based on the judge's writings that she had made up her mind prior to the final arguments," she wrote.
"If she had paid attention to the evidence as opposed to [hearsay] from third parties speaking for a child that had no voice at the trial [and who were] never present in my home, then I believe her decision would be different.
"This is communism, state-sanctioned theft of children to punish their parents based solely on an alleged belief system. The social workers have stated that it is not their job to investigate the accusations through evidence, that [hearsay] is all that they need.
"Apparently the judge was in agreement with that. I am already working on my appeal."
The father's lawyer said they will review the judge's decision and plan an appeal. She described her client as being "very disappointed" with the verdict.
The father immediately loses any visitation rights with the children. Up until Thursday, he was allowed one supervised two-hour visit a week with them.
With files from The Canadian Press
To be clear, there were many other issues beyond the effort to indoctrinate the children with Nazi beliefs. There were also allegations of substance abuse, neglect, failure to ensure the children attended school regularly and other significant problems.
We hope that the children will now have the opportunity to lead a normal life.
Just letting our dear readers know that we're still around and not going anywhere. February has, historically, been a month that we take a bit of a break from the blog. However we are currently doing a little bit of research and digging up a little bit of information for future articles.
For now we will share a story with our dear readers who are not in the know. This story is how Puddles got his nickname.
As we spent time learning more about Mike Gaio, we noticed that there were a number of people who referred to him as Puddles. We also noticed that Gaio really hated that name and argued that the event it referred to never took place.
Our interest piqued, we contacted a friend who we believed could let us in on this apparent inside joke. This is the story that friend told us:
There were a group of S.H.A.R.P. skins and redskins having a drink together at a local pub. Gaio, apparently drunk, saw them and tried to cause trouble. The group confronted Gaio and gave him an option; fight like a man or he might as well sit in a nearby puddle and slap himself.
So he sat in the puddle and slapped himself.
The S.H.A.R.P. skins and redskin, who were both amused and disgusted at the same time, just walked away and left him.
We have no way to confirm whether this story is true, though we tend to believe our friend. Gaio himself actually denies that it happened, or at least happened as it was described to us. We don't know when the incident is alleged to have happened in the first place.
What we do know is that Gaio really, really hates being called Puddles.
Well we still haven't been able to find out what they were picked up for, but here is what we do know about the W.E.B. members arrests:
Robert Reitmeier appears to be out of jail. Tyler Sturrup and Kevin Brozny are both still in jail.
We know. Not much. Anyone know more details, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Interestingly, it looks like another bonehead may also be out of jail, or he's given someone else access to his Facebook account. In discussing the "White Pride" march that had been planned for next month (though we had doubts whether they would be able to pull it off given the current troubles of both the Aryan Guard and W.E.B.), John Marleau, or someone on Marleau's Facebook account, posted the following brief message:
So that's it. Let's pour the champagne and celebrate.
Well, maybe not.
There's been something that hasn't been passing the smell test for us here. In the last few weeks we've noticed that there are two more individuals, an administrator and a "coordinator" who are now prominently placed on the Aryan Guard forum list of worker bees:
We know three of the five for certain. "Leto Atreides II" is Bill Noble who no longer considers himself to be an Aryan Guard member but still runs the forum. "Aphrodite" is Natalie and "Hans Krieger" is Rick Rushton. But it's the two other members whom we find the most interesting. The name "Schutz Staffel," who holds the title of "Aryan Guard Coordinator" (whatever that means) is interesting in that it is the name used by Dustyn Johnson:
This of course is of interest considering that Dustyn is a member of the Aryan Guard's bonehead rivals W.E.B. (below pictured on the right with Sturrup and Reitmeier):
And yes, that's real blood. Perhaps we'll post the rest of the pictures later where they smeared it all over the walls of the residence they were/are in.
Also interesting is the newest forum administrator, "Vladimir Tepes." This individual, upon further investigation, also seems to have some association with W..E.B. and is currently impersonating an individual known to anti-racists in Calgary as Joe who frequently comments on our articles.
As we wrote just a little while ago, something isn't passing the smell test here.
Keith Norton, a high-profile Ontario Conservative cabinet minister who went on to champion gay rights and battle age discrimination as head of the provincial human rights commission, has died.
His family says Mr. Norton died Sunday night in Toronto General Hospital of cancer. He was 69.
A former secondary school teacher and lawyer, Mr. Norton was elected to represent the riding of Kingston and the Islands in 1975 and became a cabinet minister two years later.
He became a senior minister in the Conservative government of Bill Davis, handling several portfolios over the years, including community and social services, environment and health.
As environment minister, he became the first Canadian cabinet minister to appear before a committee of the U.S. Senate – acid rain was the issue that dominated his time in the environment portfolio.
He went on to become education minister in the short-lived government of then-premier Frank Miller before losing his seat in the 1985 election. After leaving politics he took on new public duties, heading both the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
During his years in government, Mr. Norton was considered a rising star and his name was bandied about as a possible successor to Davis, but he chose not to seek the leadership.
Mr. Norton attempted a political comeback in the 1990 election, running as an openly gay politician in a Toronto riding that includes Canada's largest gay community. He finished third in the face of a wave that saw Bob Rae's New Democrats score a stunning upset.
Mr. Norton's life after politics was dominated by the field of human rights.
He was appointed in 1992 to head the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, a quasi-judicial body that adjudicates cases referred to it by the Canadian Human Rights Commission. He served in the position until 1995.
A year later, then-premier Mike Harris appointed Mr. Norton as chief commissioner of Ontario's Human Rights Commission, where he fought age discrimination and was a vocal advocate for the disabled and for gay rights.
During his tenure, he launched a debate on age discrimination in Ontario and was credited for making the first push to abolish mandatory retirement in Ontario.
His commission launched a public awareness campaign on age discrimination issues that was titled “Nobody has a shelf life. Stop age discrimination now.”
The human rights commission also pushed Ontario transit operators to provide greater access for the disabled.
After Mr. Norton left the commission in 2005, he went to work for a company that specializes in settling disputes between parties outside of court.