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  • OFL had their convention this week ……. shocking news ( NOT )

    Meow everyone, by now most of you all know what i think of the OFL, unions and of course slippery Sid Ryan. While I have not written about the slippery one for a while now, I thought that it was time to bring back into the spot light yet again .

     

    This past week, the Ontario Federation of labor held its annual general convention at their favorite downtown hotel. This hotel should be well known to them and their loyal supporters for this is the same hotel that good ol’ slippery Sid spent thousand of their member dollars housing occupy Toronto organizers while those organizers where busy committing crimes in our city at the park where the occupation was being held. i wonder what the membership would say if they knew what their money was really being used for.

     

    However, this convention served not only to bring together like minded neanderthals looking for any excuse not to actually have to work for a living, it also served another purpose this year.This year, the top three officers of this cult were up for re-election . I use the word election loosely here but more on that later.

     

    The first person i want to showcase of Nancy Hutchinson re-elected  as the Treasurer. What good cult would be complete without her smiling face and perfectly  styled hair . Clearly, she exemplifies the average worker with perfect hair .

     

     

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    Next we move onto the number two person at the OFL, our simple friend Irwin Nanda . Irwin really reaches out to the average Joe who has to struggle to make ends meet,  with his designer cloths, , thousand dollar shirts and creepy smile.

     

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    Of course, what good election would be complete without our good buddy slippery Sid Ryan not being in the picture. Sid is the poster boy for the average  Joe, with his three hundred and fifty thousand dollar a year salary, something I am sure every simple worker can relate to  his ability to dress himself in designer cloths by labels most doubt he ( Sid )  can even pronounce, let alone spell, and of course his shrill  squeak .  When Sid speaks, there is no mistaking him for anyone intellectual.  Here is Sid in all his plastic glory :

     

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    With these three ” re-elected ” for yet another term, there is no question that we are in for some more great if not utterly useless sound bites consisting of drivel laden clap trap, more fist pumping of course because that’s really all they know how to do well.  We will see Sid tell us how he hates the so called one percent  while he is in the bank line cashing his three hundred and fifty thousand dollar a year pay check . We will see Irwin tell us how the working people of Ontario are so badly off financially, while he  flips through the latest  fashion brochures looking for designer shirts at a grand a piece. We will also get to see  the smiling face of Nancy for another term and will forever wonder  how she keeps her hair so perfect.  ( pssst, my guess, NON-union made hair spray )

     

    However, One persons who i left out until now is my old nemesis Joel ” the pole ” Duff. Duff, as many may recall was with the CFS until he went over to the OFL. Under Duff’s  dictatorship, NO CFS slate ever lost a student union election. So, it makes  perfect sense that good ol’ Duff was on  hand at these elections as well, I am sure  that they went smoothly and  that all the ballots where counted and tabulated even before the election process was started. ( in the name of making good use of one time  of course ) Hey, Duff, do you have a picture of Sid in your new house yet? If not, may I suggest getting one, and placing in your washroom?  ( would make a great toilet seat )  Here is what the duffer looks like for those who really need a good scarey wake up picture to motivate them :

     

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    So, to the three re-elected members of the OFL, congratulations. You have given me a few more years of priceless materials and sound bites. Oh and Duff, the next time you wish to go around telling your cronies that it is me taking your pictures, and calling me an asshole, just remember, I am older than you ( and far  smarter than you can ever hope to be ) so , that’s MR. ASSHOLE to you .


  • What the Ontario Federation of Labor REALLY thinks of persons with disabilities

    Meow everyone, very recently there was a memorial unveiling at the Toronto ferry terminal to re-name the facility and to unveil a statue of Jack Layton. Layton was the  federal leader of the NDP party here in Canada  and  while his party is well known for their ultra radical left wing agendas, Layton had a somewhat storied political career . He was a city counsilor for many years before he made the jump to federal politics. He was intellectually a very smart person holding a PHD, but as he became more and more involved in the political ring, I think he lost sight of what he was really there for and ended up cow towing  tro the radical ultra left. However, this is not a story about Layton . rather this is a story about how the Ontario Federation of Labor has once again decided that their collective, over inflated ego and  grandiose delusions of self importance are of greater value to them than  persons with disabilities.  Here is a screen shot from the OFL website on their claimed position as related to persons with disabilities. Please read the text very carefully as this statement and the subsequent images and video will show a vastly different picture:

     

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    So, from the4 above image we see that the OFL claims to fight for the ” rights and dignity ” an dto ” remove barriers ” , they wanrt to make our society and ” all inclusive one “. These, on the surface sound like highly commendable words that we should embrace with open arms. HOWEVER, as wee will see, their actions tell a far different story, a story of EXCLUSION ,a story of CREATING deliberate BARRIERS, while placing themselves above everyone else, literally.  Have a look at these images I shot from the event as proof . You will notice that the OFL has their seating directly in FRONT and on elevated ground, while the accessible seating is behind them and on lower ground:

     

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    It appears that Sid Ryan, Irwin Nanda and Nancy Hutchinson seem to think that they are clearly better than the people they claim to want to remove barriers from, but hey, egos are egos, and of course their delusions of self importance are clearly a higher priority than the people they CLAIM to want to support. For those who need a reminder of who these people are, lets have a closer look, and remember people, elections are coming up so what better way to remind them that they are nothing more than a bunch of phony leaders:

     

     

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    What? Where you hoping to see an image of Sid Ryan?  Well, fear not, he’s in the video. Top image is Nancy Hutchinson followed by Irwin Nanda and below him is Joel Duff. Many will recall some months ago when  Ryan and Nanda  spent a night on the streets to support the OCAP protest for  persons without homes. Ryan and Nanda dressed down for the event wearing their two week old designer clothes, as opposed to brand new ones. Hey, they really got to understand the homeless situation from that.  They even brought along their own sleeping chairs, something that clearly, every person who lives on the streets has.  So, let me end this by showing you the video where the OFL  puts themselves in FRONT. BUT WAIT, there is  more to this video There are two parts to it. One part shows the event as it was getting ready to accept the crowd and clearly shows the location of the seating. The second part shows the same area , now filled in  and clearly you can see that  the so called accessible seating was anything but accessible. Here is the video:

     


  • Union Goons and thugs co-opt a tragic event, wrongly, sadly, think they can scare off Undercoverkity

    Meow everyone. This is a story that should have never happened, at least not with brain dead  union goons and  thugs. However, not wanting to miss out out on an opportunity to co-opt something, it appears that the idiots at the OFL have once again decided that they should be THE voice for a very tragic event, an event that had nothing to do with them .

     

    Several weeks ago, a young  man  was shot on a streetcar while wielding a knife. While the investigation is ongoing, obviously none of the real facts have come to light as to what precipitated this tragic event. However, almost right away, the left wing nut cases like OCAP, anarchists  and the OFL were quick to pounce on this as if this was in even the most remote way, related to them. These guys want nothing more than to take all cops down, regardless of the facts.  I wonder if any of them have given even remote consideration as to how the cop involved has been effected  by this.  No , of course not because if they did , they would have to admit that there are still facts to be addressed and answers to be sought. That’s what investigations do.  However, these neanderthals don’t want an investigation, they don’t want to know the facts, they just  want a lynch mob.

     

    A short  time after the shooting, OCAP , one of the city most violent and dangerous organizations,  were the first to co-opt this event by holding an anti cop rally.  it was very predictable with the usual fuck the police slogans to be heard throughout the rally. it made zero difference to these scum bags that the FAMILY of the  young man shot wanted a PEACEFUL rally, simply wishing to voice their concerns in a respectful, peaceful fashion. Well OCAP would have none of that. The usual goon squad appeared  and right from the beginning, one can feel the tension building. it was , to use the old cliche , so thick , one can cut through it with a knife.  The rally started at Dundas Square and moved towards 52 division where , the crazies decided to rush the station.

     

     

    A few minutes passed and once again, the family of the person involved pleaded with the crowd that this was not what they wanted, wanting instead a peaceful rally. After about 20 minutes, the crowd moved away to the next location where the young man was shot. A sizable gather was present and this was more peaceful .  Then it was off to 14 division,  the division the police in  the area where the shooting took place. Once there, it was back to the old antics of the nut jobs with the usual and always predictable fuck the police chants, hurling insults to the cops, ALL COPS, the usual accusations of racist crap , you get the idea.

     

     

    As the evening wore on, only the hardcore crazies remained to do what they do best, cause trouble and pretend to be  ” all that ” when in actual fact, they aren’t even some of that.  One protestor , Trish Mills, who many will remember from such being an arrestee  the line nine arrest in Hamilton , the arrests at City hall and Metro Hall, the arrest in Montreal ( according to her ). Well , at least she is by now familiar with what handcuffs look like. I wonder when she will be fitted for her very own orange jump suit. Well once again, true to form, she was arrested at this protest as well, but rather that make a bad scene worse, credit must go to the cops for letting her off this time as frankly, this would have caused a bigger problem.

     

     

    So now, we move ahead a couple of weeks and low and behold, the OFL has now co-opted this  new protest to be held on August 13 , the same day that the Police Services board meeting was to be held.  They had all their neanderthals present, lead of course by slippery Sid Ryan  who will gladly co-opt anything  for a photo op.  Along side him was his sidekick  good old Irwin Nanda who we can all count on to to make better, more intelligent speeches that Ryan can ever hope to make. Makes no difference that Nanda had no facts to work with in relation to this shooting but then,  when one is a union organizer, facts are a waste of time and serve no useful purpose to them.  No one wants to hear facts ( which  are still being investigated ) when a good old fashioned  ” lets stir shit up ” can fill in for the time being.  This is where  the other story begins, the story with good old Scruffy Joel Duff my old  adversary.

     

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    duff et al at G20

    My first encounter with Scruffy Joel Duff came at around my second year at Ryerson when he was still the head organizer at the CFS, ( Canadian Federation of Students ) . This is a highly radical organization that actually does nothing for students , although we as students are forced to pay into them by way of our tuition fees. This is not an option.  The CFS is nothing more than a lobby group for the NDP party  as frankly , most of these wannabe politicians have their heads stuck so far up the NDP asses , they  can be identified by their foul stench long before they actually arrive to co-opt anything. It didn’t take long for me to come to the realization that the CFS was an organization I wanted to stay as far away from as possible, yet somehow, my wanting to stay away from them has brought me closer to them  by exposing them for who they really are. Very few people in Canada have a better handle on who they are than I do , although I am not the best authority on them.

     

    During the G20 here in Toronto, Duff was a very visible figure at the main events, His trademarked over sized and over amplified bull horn, the STUPIDIZER 2000 ,  was only surpassed by his own over inflated ego of himself and his seemingly endless  delusions of self importance . Of course , Duff  being the walking example of an overinflated ego,  always had his trusty, yet  equally useless sidekick , Jeremy Salter near by . More on Salter later .  During this time, Duff was in a living arrangement with another hard core CUPE 1281 union president, Denise Hammond.  Hammond was the director of Outreach and Communication for the Ryerson Student Union , one of the most radical student unions in Canada  and home  turf  for some of the most dangerous and violent anarchist groups in Canada. people such as Alex Balch aka, Flagpole Alex  should bring back nightmares to many.

     

    In January of 2011,  Duff left the CFS and low and behold, he went to work for the OFL , yes the same OFL  rules by none other than slippery Sid Ryan .  Well, at least duff is more articulate that Ryan, but then, so is my  neighbors cockroach  . Jeremy Salter took over the reins as head organizer of the CFS . Oh what a shock … NOT .  Was this a match made in hell? Both Ryan and Duff are so full of themselves that they think the world should revolve around them, so, it makes me wonder sometimes why these two don’t just duke it out  to see which neanderthal wins the idiot of the years door prize. Who am I kidding, it would be a draw .   A going away party was held for Duff that brought out  just about all the high end wacko’s of the ultra left wing fringe. Oh how they must have been full of themselves that night, gloating about all the groups they co-opted, screwed over, intimidated, so on and so forth.  that list would have been a long one but there was one one person who they could never ever , even dream of doing that to, MOI.

     

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    Shortly after the G20 ended, several protests where held to demand some sort of inquiry. Well, Duff and Salter where right there and, as it happened, one such event was held right in front of Toronto Police HQ where Duff proclaimed me to be , and I quote him here : ” … Frank, don’t take my picture. You are the  most dangerous and destructive person EVER …. ” . Duff, I not only took one picture of you, I took several . In fact Duff, since then, I have taken a considerable number of pictures of you.  Here, have a look at one of them :

     

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    Moving right along, Greg from http://www.genuinewitty.com   and I are at the news conference site where the OFL is taking this opportunity to co-opt something that have no business sticking their noses into.  Scruffy Joel Duff sees me and tells me that I am not media and that since this is a private event I have to leave. Go0d one Joel, but as usual his, laughable arguments are exactly that, laughable.  He then proceeds to place his scummy slimy hands on my camera gear which, if he was the respectable ” journalist ” his claimed media badge says he is, he would know that the first rule is that you never, ever touch  another persons equipment , EVER.  Oh, and Duff, while your teeny weeny brain  may not be able to comprehend even the  most basic, simple facts and concepts of  professionalism , actually, it will behoove you to know that actually , I AM media and well Duff old boy  , I even have an actual legitimate  media credentials to support it, from an actual and real organization. So Joel, here is your one and only  warning you will get, Should you ever touch my equipment again, I will have you charged with assault.  Then , you can learn about real journalistic rights while your sorry ass is  reading books about it in the prison library .  So Joel, just as a small reminder to you in case your union brain has already  forgotten what REALLY took place, please allow me to  to stimulate your three remaining brain cells with the following two videos of what actually did happen.

     


    I have  said it before and will say it again,  unions are for those who want everything handed to them. ( there are of course exceptions to this )  For the most part, they are there for the uneducated  and the lazy workers  who want everything but want someone else to do it for them.  As Duff has shown us, they still love to employ the goon and thug mentality , although I wonder if the rank and file who pay their insanely high salaries would approve of the goon squad approach, as the  VAST  majority of the members are good, honest, hard working people.  Its too bad the organizations like the OFL  and  people like  Slippery Sid Ryan and Scruffy Joel Duff  are all that  these hard working people have to rely  upon.