Former comrade says troubled soldier involved in alleged triple murder was 'not a monster'
Shonda Borden says her brother-in-law Lionel Desmond used to call her when the voices in his head were the loudest, and she'd do her best to bring him out of the throes of his PTSD. He phoned Borden Tuesday evening, but she missed the call. Little did she realize how desperate the situation was becoming. Her sister Shanna Desmond did.
"She used to say, 'You guys are not going to be saying Shanna, Shanna anymore when you find Shanna dead,'" Borden told CBC Radio's The Current Thursday.
Shanna Desmond recently started working at a registered nurse in Antigonish, N.S. (The Canadian Press/Facebook) Shanna Desmond, a registered nurse, was shot dead Tuesday night in her rural Nova Scotia home alongside her daughter and mother-in-law. Afghanistan war veteran Lionel Desmond is assumed to have pulled the trigger on them before killing himself.
"I never knew it was this bad," Borden said in an interview from her aunt's house overlooking the crime scene. "I used to tell her, well stick with him, till death do you part, in sickness and in health."
Disgustingly, I just saw in this morning's news that the Obomber is sending more US marines to the country. Why? Is Afghanistan the 51st State? What is the legal pretext for this move...at a time when the US is hypocritically lying about Russia's so-called interference in their election? They're sending marines into another country without legal authority? Gag me with a spoon!
Justin Trudeau and the Liberals
could be losing some support.
What a shocker...NOT! This guy's public support is a mile wide and wafer thin. Here is the report, again from the CBC...and I will have thoughts and analyses in comments to follow:
For most of 2016, public support for Justin Trudeau's Liberals appeared to be invulnerable to the slings and arrows of the opposition. But a series of recent polls suggests some of the attacks might be leaving a mark — though the extent of the damage isn't entirely clear just yet.
The first indication of Trudeau's troubles came a little over a week ago in a Forum Research poll conducted for the Toronto Star. It was the first survey done in the aftermath of the government's decision to approve two oil pipelines and reject a third. It was also taken as the controversy surrounding the prime minister's attendance at $1,500-per-ticket fundraising events was in full tilt.
The poll suggested support for the Liberals had fallen to 42 per cent from 51 per cent, a statistically significant drop of nine points compared to Forum's November survey. The poll also showed Trudeau's approval rating dropping by seven points to 51 per cent.
Now, three polls published over the past few days provide some indication as to whether Forum's findings were meaningful. But the signals are a bit mixed.
The Angus Reid Institute (ARI) found that Trudeau's approval rating had fallen 10 points to 55 per cent since mid-September, while CROP showed the Liberals' support in Quebec sliding by five points since November. Both Forum and ARI recorded Trudeau's ratings falling significantly in B.C., Ontario and Quebec.
Not a clear-cut case
But a new Abacus Data poll doesn't show any major decrease in support for the Liberals. The survey found the Liberals down just two points over the same period as Forum's polling, to 44 per cent. That shift in support wasn't statistically significant. In fact, Abacus has registered Liberal support at between 44 and 46 per cent in its past six polls going back to May.
Abacus also found the Liberals' support holding steady in Ontario and Quebec. It was down only marginally in B.C.
Both Abacus and Forum saw drops in Liberal support in B.C., but they were within the margins of error for the small regional sample sizes. Forum's 16-point decrease in Trudeau's approval in B.C. was statistically significant, however.
ARI also found Trudeau's approval rating down in B.C., though that still put it at 56 per cent.
These polls suggest Trudeau and the Liberals probably have suffered a hit in public opinion over the last month and point to the possibility they could see their support drop further due to the $1,500-per-ticket fundraising controversy and the pipeline issue in B.C.
But the trends are muddled. And with the party leading the Conservatives by between eight and 14 points in the Forum and Abacus polls and its leader still seen positively by a majority of Canadians, the Liberals might feel they have little reason to panic.
Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and Political Polling Statistics/Analysis
If Trump wants to know what will happen to him if he fails to live up to his election promises...he just has to cast his eyes north to see Trudeau dropping in the polls. Again, the CBC "journalists" who wrote the above report blame pipelines and funding scandals for the drop in popularity. I would venture it has more to do with a deep dissatisfaction of the citizenry in politicians generally. We're fed up with their lying hypocrisy. Trudeau has shown time and again, since his election, that he panders to the NATO globalist cabal. He has no vision for the country other than a superficial happy face. He cannot see the potential of Canada having a "Made in Canada" foreign policy, especially vis a vis Russia. Canada and Russia could join forces to bring sustainable development to the north...where the indigenous people are literally dying of neglect. But, no....Trudeau had to diss Putin on command and from the start...cutting off Canada's nose to spite its face. Ironically, I was watching the World Juniors Hockey Championship last week and, in particular, the game between Russia and Sweden. The crowd was loudly cheering for Russia...as it did throughout the tournament. No matter what the mainStream media anti-Russia palaver...you can't fool the grass roots.
Count Down To Trump
I have to agree with bloggers like Stephen Lendman who say the next 12 days could be the most momentous in modern world history. The defeated Hillarites just will not go away. They can't... because the spectre of being brought to justice for a litany of domestic and international crimes is too terrifying for them to contemplate. They can't trust Trump even though he has, at times, prostrated himself before them, swearing fealty. He just can't be trusted by anyone--due to his unrestrained ego. This is a very dangerous war of words (so far) he's got going with the CIA. Read the report in the link below and I will have more comments to follow:
As far as I am concerned, the decisive evidence that Obama and the U.S. ‘intelligence’ community are lying here, is that the two people (Julian Assange and Craig Murray) who were involved in obtaining the key data in the matter, which was the information from Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chairman John Podesta’s computer, and publishing it at Wikileaks, both assert that there was no ‘hack’ at all involved in that; it was someone working for Clinton’s campaign, who became disgusted with what that person saw going on there and who gave it to Murray who gave it to Assange. That was the crucial leak — and no ‘hack’ was involved in it, and neither the CIA nor the rest of the Obama Administration can deny any of this; they simply ignore it altogether, as if it hadn’t happened! They think that the American public are stupid runts who can be fooled just by assertions by ‘official authorities’ — like happened with ‘Saddam’s WMD’ back in 2002-2003.
The unclassified part of the report says that the Kremlin developed a "clear preference" for Mr Trump. RT said Vladimir Putin had "ordered a campaign" to influence the US election. Russia's goals, the document added, were to "undermine public faith" in the US democratic process and "denigrate" his Democrat opponent Hillary Clinton, harming her electability and potential presidency. "We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election," it said..."
Lastly, re the US presidency. If Obama does not pardon First Nations activist Leonard Peltier prior to leaving office, then he will not have done even one positive thing in his eight years. I doubt it will even cross his mind. And finally, again on Trump...I have always thought that the statement (repeated by Trump frequently throughout the election campaign) that won him the presidency is that: "A vote for Hillary would be a vote for four more years of Obama". That line stuck in the minds of the voters.
In closing, Here is an upbeat story about a man who has a crow as a pet. Hand-raised from shortly after birth, the crow shares his apartment...and pines for him when he is away. My neighbourhood crows have become very dependent on me during the recent month long cold snap. They wait patiently outside my front door for me to emerge for my daily walk....because that means they get their daily ration of peanuts! I'm trying to get them to take a peanut from my hand...so far no luck with that one.