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G8 in Calgary

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by ana, May 30, 2002.

  1. ana

    ana Junior Member

    Joined: Apr 27, 2002 Messages: 143 Likes Received: 0
    Anybody going to this? I think it'll be very interesting...
  2. Canadiano

    Canadiano Guest

    52nd state? fuck that!

    and naw, probably not...some kid politician in TO was up in some interview saying that decisions are made before and after meetings, not during.

    actually, I wouldn't mind going, but my responsibilities here (just as when the QC meeting happened) wouldn't allow me to go. Still, most of the people who go are disgusting, ignorant fools who shade their hair pink in a cry for attention, and do acid while applying glitter make-up to their eye shadow. and that's the guys. Really, most of the younger protestors there are in it for the FASHION, not the PASSION!
  3. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

    Joined: Mar 7, 2001 Messages: 16,307 Likes Received: 114
    Fuckin canucks...

    "Hey Oagie, buy ya a soda after the game!"
  4. Canadiano

    Canadiano Guest

    beer goddammit!

    fuckin' inbred, obese, nose-pickin, cellulite scratchin' moms at baseball games, playoff (only) hockey watchin' goddamn americans!
  5. seno.oner

    seno.oner Guest

    eh how a boot that
  6. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    What steps are being taken to ensure a safe G8 summit?
    By MELISSA LEONG, Globe&Mail
    April 11, 2002

    In the face of a history of violent riots during international summits, Calgary is assembling an unprecedented security effort, spending more than $100-million to safeguard this June's G8 summit.

    The RCMP has reportedly ordered three satellite uplink trucks to send continuous video surveillance footage out of the remote Kananaskis resort near Calgary, which could cost more than $10,000 a day per truck. The trucks -- normally used by television stations to broadcast live from far away locations -- will be used round the clock before, during and after the summit when the leaders of the Group of Eight major industrialized nations gather in the province June 26 to 27.

    Calgary police are preparing for worst-case scenarios such as last year's G8 Summit when a demonstrator was shot by police during massive, violent protests in Genoa, Italy.

    Last week, police officers had a daylong training course on "protest awareness."

    By the end of this month, all 1,400 members of Calgary's police force will have taken the course.

    Provincial Crown prosecutor Emanuel Vomberg described situations the officers may encounter during the G8 summit and how to react to them.

    Officers can use the common-law power of investigative detention to pull a person off the street if they think he or she may be involved in a crime.

    RCMP officers are also being trained in how to handle protesters, and all officers being sent to Kananaskis for the summit will take a course.

    The training manual that outlines protester tactics, use of riot gear and chemical agents isn't being made public for security reasons.

    Security officials visited the University of Calgary last month to talk to potential protesters about deflating violence at the event.

    About 5 per cent of Kananaskis Country's mountainous parkland in Alberta will be off limits to the public in June.

    Fifteen per cent of vehicle-accessible campgrounds and about half of the back-country campsites in the region could be closed starting June 17.

    Travel on portions of highways leading into the summit site will require escorts during the two days of the summit.

    Access restrictions will be lifted on June 28.

    For the summit in Quebec held in Old Quebec April 20-22, organizers erected a 3.8-kilometre chainlink fence anchored on concrete around the city to protect visiting dignitaries.

    The military was on hand to drive international delegates to meetings and formed a 50-member honour guard for them as they arrived at Quebec's airport.

    It has been reported that the majority of the 20,000 antiglobalization activists were peaceful but a group of militants threw chunks of sidewalk and Molotov cocktails at police, who retaliated with tear gas and rubber bullets.

    About 400 people were arrested. Police said about 20 officers were injured in clashes with demonstrators. The security bills for the Summit of the Americas in Quebec cost $100-million.

    The Francophonie summit in 1999 in Moncton, N.B., cost a total of $22-million, including security costs and the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation meeting in 1997 in Vancouver cost an estimated $60-million.

    Last year's G8 summit, held last July in Genoa, reportedly had a price tag of more than $225-million with at least $40-million spent on security.

    Genoa had set up a high-security red zone and leaders stayed on a luxury cruise liner docked in a sealed port, surrounded by naval vessels. The Italian government gathered many as 20,000 armed police and troops and closed off waterways and rail stations.
  7. Canadiano

    Canadiano Guest

    ^^^It's all good to protest, of course, but I don't like the fakes. And a (as the westcoasters say) there'll be a "hella" fakes there.
  8. Canadiano

    Canadiano Guest

    you know, the ones who blindly hate on corporations (you know, those profit-driven, intangible entities that are not properly regulated by government). The vegans who believe we should go back to the hunter-gatherer system while somking a cigarette and saying "fuck techology!" while playing some type of CS or something...
  9. Canadiano

    Canadiano Guest

    you know, they didn't mention the number of wolves and other species that will get run over by the goddamn protestors.
  10. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

    Joined: Mar 7, 2001 Messages: 16,307 Likes Received: 114

    I love messin with you guys.....

    Ill have you know that I love you canucks because...

    1. Don Simmons...(I love goin in there, all their goaltending equiptment...makes my fuckin day!!)
    2. Labatt Blue. Nuff said.
    3. Hockey, well, maybe thats number one..
    4. Your strip clubs put ours to shame...
    5. Canadien girls give really good head!:D
  11. seno.oner

    seno.oner Guest

    don simmons is the shit. they have everything and they guys that work there are cool to. shameless u know al, the guy with all the tatoos? you left out molson XXX
  12. Canadiano

    Canadiano Guest

    you summed up my country's storied history and culture into 5 points...a beer, a hockey store, women's sexual talents, and a sport. FUCK YOU!

    nah, I'm kidding, man. I love this country but I can take a joke too.
  13. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

    Joined: Mar 7, 2001 Messages: 16,307 Likes Received: 114
    I left out molson xxx cause the last time i drank that shit i didnt remember what happened the night before when i woke up the next morning..

    Thats a brutal beverage right there son.:eek:
  14. seno.oner

    seno.oner Guest

    do you play hockey shameless?
  15. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,578 Likes Received: 3
    i dont care about politics