Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Click on Schedule to Enlarge - to read schedule
In spite of the word yesterday that court was supposed to start today in room 54 with Allan Wallace of CIBC on the stand - replacing the useless amnesiacal Martyn Brown - the schedule shown above indicates no such thing at approximately 11:00AM or 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.
How to interpret this?
Well we could assume that means court is DEFINITELY ON by using the logic suggested by Gary E here yesterday. He suggested that they only announce court sittings when they know it isn't going to happen and when it really is going to happen - the last thing they want to do is tell anyone. Before some concern troll reader sends in a comment suggesting paranoia on my part, read the last few years of entries here and see how often this very type of mis-information has occurred in the history of this trial.
Another funny thing, and I mentioned this tendency recently, is the fact that the top case (circled in red) in this daily docket of less than a page refers to a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Burns Lake and is apparently being held in the courthouse in Smithers, BC. SO WHAT IN THE HELL IS IT EVEN DOING HERE?
And will we find the schedule for Basi, Virk and Basi (or "LIMITED ACCESS") under the Smithers docket?
Disingeneous, mis-direction, lying, OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE - I don't know, but some or all of the preceding and more..............
People can't screw up this regularly unless they are doing it on purpose - or their employer doesn't care. But we know that the Campbell Crime Family pays its minions the best possible wages (ie Admiral Squarehead Hahn of BC Ferries who gets 6 times his equivalent in Washington State so Washington State doesn't poach him, supposedly) so we can be served by the best. Just like Basi et. al were most likely only doing their masters' bidding (and now taking the fall for future considerations) the incompetent performance of the Court Services Online is only serving the interests of those for whom any exposure of the truth would lead to loss of office and likely LOSS OF FREEDOM to walk the streets.
E.M. I don't know what you are referring to re: JSB comment
- you could email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- I have been having trouble publishing comments this morning and locally we have been experiencing power failures off and on since last night - but as far as I can tell every comment I've received has been published, even though I've had to make multiple attempts on some of them.
" Bill Tieleman is just back from St. Paul's emergency room - my car was T-boned by a Ford F150 pickup running a red light. I was checked out for possible heart attack due to chest pains but am okay, other than bloodied legs and sore chest and neck from the impact . No Basi-Virk reporting for me today - I was on my way to BC Supreme Court when I was taken out of the play!"--------
Prayers out to Bill T,speedy recovery, We need You, hopefully it wasn't One of Gordon C's cronies driving pick up truck, JOKE.
Holy jumpin jehosaphat, Koot ... Madam MacK. has shut Courtroom 54 down already!
Neal Hall has the story in Vancouver Sun,
It's also in The Province,
And The Globe and Mail.
So "the defence lawyers are acting like the prosecutors and the prosecutor ... is acting like the defence lawyer for the government" ...
That's a little more than 2 months from now ...
I can't wait to get home (Sun. the 11th, I think) and start drilling on the BC Supreme Court directory
to find the official desks capable of receiving an application to have the publication on the BC Rail trial lifted -- or partially-lifted -- so that there's reasonable public access to the facts being presented.
KOOT: it seems divinely ordained that you've been managing TLR while I'm away ... with current developments so suited to your style, your ticking-time-bomb vocabulary, and your fearlessness in describing the courtroom scenes where Case #23299 is concerned. Thanks, thanks, thanks!
More thanks to E.M., Gary E, and to those who aren't fazed by technical glitches in the comments section. I do believe they're temporary.
Special thanks to Anon 5:52 for confirmation of Madam MacK's shut-down ruling today.
Speaking of electronic communicating, I wish somebody would talk about TWITTER as part of our tool-kit as we extend our coverage of the BC Rail trial. Is Twitter a good idea? How would we get started?
Or is it Facebook we should consider?
I'd like to make best possible use of the next 2+ months, so that when Madam MacK's courtroom is recalled on Sept. 13, its public gallery is packed with citizen observers,
and on the sidewalk outside Vancouver Law Courts bldg at 800 Smyth St., there might even be pickets carrying a few choice messages. The treasured geeks among us might take i-photos to forward to those cash-strapped newspapers which are always asking for free photos.
We have a wide-open opportunity to prepare for SEPTEMBER 13, 2010.
For example: July 14, 2010, will mark the 6th anniversary of the tainted BC Rail-CN Deal. We (the previous owners from whom the railway was stolen) are still asking: "Show us the deal". And that, after all, is what this trial is all about, isn't it?
Very interesting all the Media are followers, Toronto Star , CBC, and he he he the Liberalparty!!!!!
I did My first Twitter-stole Your words Mary.
"See you in September" judge tells jury on Tuesday.
Wow, that was easy!
Good luck with Twitter, then ... and borrow anything you can use, from this site; that's what it's for.
Knowing (for sure) who is following the Twitter discussion, there must be tons of things you'd like to say to the followers.
Surely this is not in the best interests of the neutrality and sanctity of the jury? We already know the publication ban isn't in the interest of the public, but the recess doesn't seem to give any thought to the risks of the jury being somehow affected by the more and more information that reaches them.
Hie them to a nunnery.....actually come to think of it Westminster Abbey in Mission has the perfect cloister to house a sequestered jury, and the monks would help keep jury tamperers and pesky bloggers and politicians bearing bags of money away from them.
Either that or put them up on Savary Island for a few months....
[I have no internet at home at present so will only be here spottily for a while)