A young man from Merritt, British Columbia, woke up one morning after another long night of drinking and took a hard look in the mirror. He didn’t like the person looking back at him. So he decided to change. Like many young people his age, Darius Sam spent a lot of time drinking too much and partying, indulging in the excesses of youth. It’s a natural part of growing … [Read more...]
Meet Hero and Lifesaver Calvin Stein
The very first thing Calvin Stein will say is that he's not a hero. I disagree. Anyone who selflessly puts themselves in harm's way to save the life of a 3-year-old child is a hero. Full Stop. And that's precisely what Calvin Stein did. He ended up with a broken orbital socket, a concussion and a ton of stitches for his troubles but all he says about that is "I can … [Read more...]
Imagine saving a child’s life only to find it’s YOU who is in Trouble with The Law!
Washington, DC, is arguably the stupidest place on the planet. Not only is it filled with thoroughly myopic and self-absorbed politicians intent on running rampant over the nation, its bureaucrats despise the very Constitution Washington, DC, is supposed to “protect and defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic”. This past January 3 pitbulls attacked and mauled an … [Read more...]
Thank God that good Samaritan Darrell Krushelnicki was in the wrong place at the right time
There are times when you simply act on instinct because there isn’t time to think it all the way through. That’s exactly the position Darrell Krushelnicki found himself in this past week when he saw a car speeding down the road toward four kids crossing the street. He and a number of other vehicles were already stopped at the crosswalk to allow the kids to cross the … [Read more...]
Kimmirut, Nunavut, and Sir Robert Peel’s 9 Principles of Policing
Fascinating news out of Kimmirut, Nunavut, yesterday. Kimmirut is located roughly 120 kilometres south of Iqaluit and is where RCMP Constable Douglas Scott was murdered in 2007. The tiny town has a long tradition of hating the RCMP enough to shoot at them. I’m sure that while most people in Canada don’t hate the RCMP enough to shoot at them, most people in Canada also … [Read more...]
The Spirit of Christmas… Is it really dead?
Christmas Day normally evokes images of children shrieking in delight under a tree overflowing with presents, a dinner table overflowing with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and tons and tons of gravy. Normally. Unfortunately, this year like every year, some people obviously didn’t get the memo. In Baghdad a suicide bomber blew up himself, killed five others and … [Read more...]