Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Request of Our Readers This Holiday Season

We haven't written much here this month for a variety of reasons, mostly because there hasn't been all that much to write about (though we do have an update, very much belated now, related to Topham which we may or may not include later). But also for some very personal reasons that this writer won't go into in detail, we decided that we wanted (needed) a break from the negativity.

However we write now to make a request of our readers.

There is a hell of a lot of need right now and it might be easy to forget that fact when we are celebrating with our families.

We aren't asking that you donate specifically to the Salvation Army (though it is easy and available) but there are a lot of very worthy charitable organizations that exist, be they religious or secular. And you don't have to donate money. Your time is also valuable; volunteer to deliver Christmas hampers or serve at a soup kitchen. Take a look at your closets to see if there are warm jackets that you no longer need or your children have outgrown.

There is a lot of need, but despite the content of this blog which exposes the ugliness of humanity, we also believe in the inherent goodness of most people, not mater their ethnicity, creed, gender, etc.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

White Boy Posse Members Arrested: Charges Laid in Three Countsof Murder

We mentioned the White Boy Posse four years ago after the gang was busted as a result of a 15 month investigation into their involvement in the drug trade. And as serious as that might have been, it pales in comparison to this:

Four members of Alberta drug gang charged in three killings in September, October

Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:42 AM MT Last Updated: Dec 4, 2012 9:27 PM MT 

The man facing first-degree murder charges in the decapitation of a Lloydminster, Alta., man in October is also charged in two other homicides.

Randy James Wayne O'Hagan, 22, of Lloydminster is charged in the death of Robert John Roth Sr., 54, whose partial remains were found near Ranfurly, Alta., on Oct. 20.

Roth's severed head was found five days later by a passerby in Edmonton.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Sentencing in Rape of White Supremacist

It's pretty much common knowledge who the victim was in this case, however we won't publish that name here. Neither will we allow comments that state who the individual is. As vile as the ideology espoused by the victim is, there is no justification for rape. It's not funny. It's not karma. It's not, "poetic justice." It's a reprehensible crime for which the perpetrators should rot.

Calgary Remand Centre inmates sentenced for gang-rape of cell mate

By ,Calgary Sun
First posted: | Updated:

Two ethnic Calgary Remand Centre inmates were handed lengthy prison terms Monday for the gang-rape of their wannabe white-supremacist cell mate.

Provincial court Judge Jim Ogle handed Ali Sanghar a 5 1/2-year sentence and Samar Sigar a 6 1/2-year term for their roles in the May 30, 2010 attack at the jail.

Ogle noted the two men raped a slightly-built, first-time resident at the jail who was a white-supremacist sympathizer at the time who was inexplicably placed on the multi-racial gang unit.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Kevin Goudreau's Brother Involved in Homicide

Yesterday, in the middle of a lighthearted article we posted on the blog, we included the story of a murder that took place sometime on November 27. Kevin Goudreau, who's no stranger to those who are readers of this blog, claimed that the accused was his half-brother and the victim his stepmother:

Given the nature of what Goudreau has written in the past, we did view this claim with some skepticism, however there was something about it that actually seemed more authentic than his regular ravings. So we did some research.

This morning we were contacted by one of our friends who was able to confirm that Kevin Goudreau and the accused are half-brothers and that the victim was his stepmother.

On the surface while this murder is connected to Kevin Goudreau only through his relationship with the accused and the victim (and it seems apparent that he was estranged from his family), our friend did point out to us something that really stood out for us and which is mentioned in some news coverage of the incident:

Rene Goudreau, who is charged with first-degree murder of his wheelchair-bound mother, 53-year-old Lucie Goudreau, has a long history of mental illness, including schizoaffective and bipolar disorders, according to Ontario Review Board documents obtained by the Sun.

Consider this information regarding Rene Goudreau. And consider that some families have histories of mental illness.

Do these posts by Kevin Goudreau then make a little more sense given this context?

Saturday, December 01, 2012

December 2012 Bits and Bites

Things here at ARC have been pretty slow, and we couldn't be more happy about that. Still, we thought we'd post a very brief update.

Our readers on Facebook will be aware of items such as this being posted as status updates:
In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, comics, paintings, professional photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention). 
For commercial use of the above my written consent is needed at all times! (Anyone reading this can copy this text and paste it on their Facebook Wall. This will place them under protection of copyright laws. By the present communiqué, I notify Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, disseminate, or take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The aforementioned prohibited actions also apply to employees, students, agents and/or any staff under Facebook's direction or control. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of my privacy is punished by law (UCC 1 1-308-308 1-103 and the Rome Statute).

Facebook is now an open capital entity. All members are recommended to publish a notice like this, or if you prefer, you may copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once, you will be tacitly allowing the use of elements such as your photos as well as the information contained in your profile status updates...
Facebook is now an open capital entity. All members are recommended to publish a notice like this, or if you prefer, you may copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once, you will be tacitly allowing the use of elements such as your photos as well as the information contained in your profile status updates...
Most people know that this is all absolutely meaningless. However, some apparently seem to actually believe by merely posting the above, "notice" that their Facebook profile becomes private.

Someone like Paulie: