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Punish those who tore the heart out of Vancouver
National Post ^ | Jun 17, 2011 | Rex Murphy

Posted on 06/17/2011 12:34:29 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Those clod poles, ne’er-do-wells, vandals, punks, thugs and assorted clueless dolts who smacked people around, piled on others, fought with and sought to injure police, set fire to cars, broke into stores, trashed and looted at will in Vancouver Wednesday night — all are a pathetic pack of cowardly destructive losers. {snip}

There aren’t any excuses for what they did. None. None. At. All. If these whiny, pampered, useless sacks of skin even try to claim it was because their team lost, then they haven’t got the intelligence of a ball of mud. {SNIP} The damage was one thing. The insolence is altogether another. Consider what they did.

These vulgarians defecated on the reputation of one of Canada’s first cities. They hurt the stores and the employment of honest city-caring people in Vancouver. They sprayed dirt and worse into the face of every half decent sports fan in all of North America. They turned what was — even with the loss — a moment of intense national interest and pride into a world-class embarrassment, an ugly, bloody, ignorant and arrogant stain on the city that hosted the Olympics.

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Riots should not be “written-off” as pranks. Mayhem shouldn’t be passed over as the “actions of a violent few.” Tearing the heart out of a city, ripping up its stores, despoiling its reputation, and setting its citizens for a while in a state of fear — should draw the just, angry and full attention of the state. Vancouver deserved better Wednesday night. {SNIP}

The rioters are a third-rate band of losers who still managed to cast a shadow on what should have been — win or lose — a wonderful night for all the country. Everyone in Canada who loves hockey and Canada despises these people. {SNIP}

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TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hockeyriot; vancouver
In his inimitable style, Rex sums up the feelings of most Canadaians here.
1 posted on 06/17/2011 12:34:33 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

He forgot the worst.

They managed to make Canadians look almost as bad as Americans.


2 posted on 06/17/2011 12:36:36 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan
Rex isn't one of those Canadians.
3 posted on 06/17/2011 12:37:58 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Look carefully at the video and the photos. A vast number of these a-holes weren't what I would call hockey fans. They were anarchy fans with only one thing in mind.....and it wasn't a failed quest for Lord Stanley's Cup.

The cops should check the photos and start rounding them up. But the Canadian cops are pu$$!3s for the most part. They won't do much.

4 posted on 06/17/2011 12:38:48 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (If you think it's time to bury your weapons.....it's time to dig them up.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Do Canadians have the cajones to put these losers to work cleaning and repairing and providing free labor as part of their punishment?

I’d give them 500 hours of community service or public caning- or both.


5 posted on 06/17/2011 12:39:12 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

why is this a surprise?? i remember the same thing happening in vancouver after they lost the ‘94 cup to the NYRangers....


6 posted on 06/17/2011 12:42:33 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Will anything serious happen to the rioters, or will they get off easy? Also, there an update on that guy who tried to stop the looting, and got the tar stomped out of him. Is he okay?


7 posted on 06/17/2011 12:43:42 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Ya might try a sentence of indentured servitude, depending if ya mean business of if ya mean whitewash.
8 posted on 06/17/2011 12:43:57 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

From what I read yesterday, Vancouver is very similar to san fran, their PC and tolerance has produced this kind of climate. They brought it on themselves.


9 posted on 06/17/2011 12:44:24 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
weren't what I would call hockey fans. They were anarchy fans

Yep. The Northwest is chock full of those types -- in Eugene, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver. Far-left loons. But usually they let loose during economic conferences, not after sporting events.

10 posted on 06/17/2011 12:45:12 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

It’s a real pity that the staid tradition of shooting rioters has been lost.


11 posted on 06/17/2011 12:45:25 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Sherman Logan
They managed to make Canadians look almost as bad as Americans.

As a post-modern society governed by the PC multi-culti crowd, Canada has just as many youth (and many more dipsh*t extreme-leftists) who will be happy to smash windows at the drop of a hat.

I put blame on the police. I watched the proceedings for several hours on CTV, and noted the typical bureaucratic thinking that is typical of union-dominated civil servants. Very poor planning - 500 police were deployed for a crowd of 100,000+, for a very important event with a history of violence.

Secondly, when they realized things went sideways, they simply withdrew for 3+ hours, giving a few rioters complete control over Georgia and Granville for the whole time.

Finally, the politicians went on TV and gave us the typical propoganda on how the police were all "heros."

12 posted on 06/17/2011 12:45:39 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

“Clod pole” is new to me.


13 posted on 06/17/2011 12:49:55 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Just looking at the headline I thought he was talking about Boston Bruins and/or their fans.


14 posted on 06/17/2011 12:49:58 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Fantasywriter
It remains to be seen, whether due punishment is meted out. There's a big hue and cry for rounding up and jailing the offenders. At the same time, the usual leftards are already writing letters to the editor saying we're all to blame. We must study the root causes. We have to "empower" the underclasses, so they don't act up in the future (conveniently overlooking the fact that many of the rioters were over-privilidged, spoiled, self-entitled students from the suburbs). I don't hold out a lot of hope for a good outcome.
15 posted on 06/17/2011 12:51:11 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: God luvs America
why is this a surprise?? i remember the same thing happening in vancouver after they lost the ‘94 cup to the NYRangers....

A quick Google search turns up 6 separate riots associated with Stanley Cup final or semi-final wins and losses, 5 in Canada and 1 in Buffalo, NY.
16 posted on 06/17/2011 12:53:36 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Lurker

“It’s a real pity that the staid tradition of shooting rioters has been lost.”

Where have all the cossacks gone?
Long time slashing
Where have all the cossacks gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the cossacks gone?
Reds have zapped them every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?


17 posted on 06/17/2011 12:54:17 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: MsLady

There are similarities. Vancouver’s Mayor Moonbeam would fit in quite well in San Fransisco. He’s likely most responsible for the police being very reluctant to act. Had the police been more forceful, they would have been investigated and punished. That’s what’s happening to the police, who worked on the G20 conference in Toronto last year.


18 posted on 06/17/2011 12:55:37 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

19 posted on 06/17/2011 12:56:34 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

That’s a shame!!! I have no doubts this same thing could happen America too.


20 posted on 06/17/2011 12:59:01 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: MAexile
Now that hurts. ;-) I hope to see retribution on the ice next year.
21 posted on 06/17/2011 1:00:41 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Nicely said.


22 posted on 06/17/2011 1:01:54 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Thanks for the info. I watched some of it live, and I was struck by the passivity of the police. There didn’t appear to be any fear of arrest on the part of the rioters, either. I hope they make examples out of some of the most violent offenders, but as you said the odds look bleak.


23 posted on 06/17/2011 1:01:56 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

I’ve heard them called “Canuckleheads”. I suppose there’s a reason for that.


24 posted on 06/17/2011 1:03:13 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama are not rivals, they're running mates." - Rep. Thaddeus McCotter)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_Stanley_Cup_riot


25 posted on 06/17/2011 1:09:17 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

The proper response would have included 20 or 30 well-armed men, carrying an assortment of 12-gauge automatic shotguns, high-powered 308 carbine rifles, a few 50-cal machine guns, 45 cal pistols and baseball bats (for “up close and personal” work) ...

Rip loose on the a$$holes—then go back and finish off whatever is still moving. Problem fixed.

That is how you deal with this sort of street thug. Wipe them out. That sends the right message to the next bunch of similarly-inclined a$$holes.


26 posted on 06/17/2011 1:12:32 PM PDT by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !When a majority of the American)
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To: Psalm 144
“Clod pole” is new to me.

Rex has quite a way with words. The world abounds with clod poles -- we could wear the expression out, if we're not careful.
27 posted on 06/17/2011 1:14:16 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: TCH

A “whiff of grapeshot” worked well for Napoleon.


28 posted on 06/17/2011 1:17:21 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Lurker

I said early on that a quick application of Rule 308 to the most visible, extreme acting rioters is what was needed. Or, given Canada’s use of the metric system, perhaps we should refer to this as Rule 7.62.

They could also use some Korean shop owner mentality among the citizenry.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a7e_1226118883
Start at about 50s in.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3be_1237333767


29 posted on 06/17/2011 1:31:38 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Psalm 144

OK, LMBO on that. Nicely done!


30 posted on 06/17/2011 1:33:16 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Psalm 144

Oh, and by the way, I saw some photos that included a number of police mounted on horseback. However, they were not trotting into knots of rioters with 4’ nightsticks swinging and taking care of business, so they were as less-than-optimally-useful as the rest of the police seemed to be.


31 posted on 06/17/2011 1:36:00 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: MsLady
I have no doubts this same thing could happen America too.

Where do you think they learned it? Though you'll note that in the US, it tends to happen only in the anti-gun liberal cities. I don't think they'd try this stunt in, say, Kennesaw, Georgia or Jackson, Tennessee!

32 posted on 06/17/2011 1:37:57 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Mounted police - if the both the horses and officers are well trained - are unbelievable at crowd control. Truly awesome.

I suspect they were held in reserve for a last resort.


33 posted on 06/17/2011 1:38:46 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Ha ha. Ha ha hah!

Riot all you want, Canadians. Nothing will erase the damage we did to you this year and the shame you brought to the game with all your biting and diving theatrics.

The Big, Bad Bruins say hello!

34 posted on 06/17/2011 1:43:54 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: FreedomPoster

Those Koreans are doing it right. They know how to protect their property. I’d do the same if it happened here.


35 posted on 06/17/2011 1:47:00 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: meyer

Exactly, a lot of us would.


36 posted on 06/17/2011 1:50:44 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

My daughter lives in Vancouver and says everybody there is aghast at what happened. She says it was the anarchists out in force and the event had been planned long in advance — they just rode on the coattails of the game. Apparently, the morning after, about 20,000 volunteers showed up to clean up the mess left behind by the scum. The anarchists seem to love the NW - Vancouver, Seattle, Portland.


37 posted on 06/17/2011 2:00:08 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

There was no Stanley Cup riot in Buffalo NY in 1999. Wikipedia is wrong on that one.


38 posted on 06/17/2011 2:17:47 PM PDT by singletrack (..................................................................)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
What will people like that do if they ever have a real reason to be upset and afraid?

Say, if the power goes out for an extended period, and there are no ATMs, gas stations or supermarkets functioning?

If this is how they react to losing a hockey game?

39 posted on 06/17/2011 2:29:26 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: Sherman Logan
They managed to make Canadians look almost as bad as Americans.

But they're right in there with the Greeks. Just wait until it's like that, all the time, everywhere.

40 posted on 06/17/2011 2:43:23 PM PDT by Noumenon ("One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Yes, a lot of people tried to fix what the rioters broke. That’s one good thing to come out of this, at least.


41 posted on 06/17/2011 2:48:10 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

no American believes that the riot was typical of Canada and I hope Canadians don’t think the crime here in the states is typical of MOST Americans because as in both cases, its NOT.


42 posted on 06/17/2011 4:11:38 PM PDT by cherry
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Send them to Churchill naked and covered in Diana Sauce.


43 posted on 06/17/2011 4:15:01 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

“Canadians” just recorded on their Iphone people who were burning cars and looting and didn;t do squat to stop it.

And these were not ‘a small group”....these were thousands who wanted to join in the looting and burning and the pictures and videos proved it.

Those are the Canucks fans. No “anarchist’ could afford a $150 Canucks jersey.


44 posted on 06/17/2011 6:40:06 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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