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GP Hippies - Even Canada's Tired of Them

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 9:39 PM by Richard Schitts

GP Hippies hung some banner on the CN tower in Calgary. The good news is that Canada charged them, fining them each $2,300 and leaving them with a criminal record. Then the story takes a predicable turn....


Hippy court attire. Jeans and hiking boots.

The Greenpeace activists claim they were abused by the Canadian police while in custody at the Calgary Remand Center. They are even going to file a complaint.

".... the allegations included threats of rape and of beatings... threatened with attack from guard dogs.... threatened by corrections officers with having their bones broken".

Holy crap! The Canadian police at the Calgary Remand center sound like total badasses, Eh? They must really have it out for white middle class non felony committing citizens. Either that or Greenpeace is just looking for more media attention. If that is the case maybe they should be "double charged". Come to think of it the Calgary police force doesn't use "guard dogs" but they do have drug sniffing dogs. Maybe they had been... indulging?

The banner they hung said "Separate oil and State". They must have been mistaking Canada for China, Iran, Venezuela, Russia or some other dictatorship. Canada's oil is controlled by public companies. The Canadian government's main roll in the oil sands is to regulate the whole ordeal. Are they saying that the Canadian government should just let oil companies do what they like? The more you think about the GP's message the less it makes sense. Maybe smoking some herb would help.

Above Picture: Thibault Rehn, 29, and Isabelle Charlebois, 25, of Montreal, Jeffrey Harrison, 22, of Vancouver, Adela Sculean, 26, Zane Lewis, 36, and Steven Anderson, 30, all of Edmonton; and Tom Verheaghe, 27, of Belgium were found guilty.


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