Taken from Wikipedia...
In philosophical, theological, or moral discussions, corruption is spiritual or moral impurity or deviation from an ideal. Corruption may
include many activities including bribery and embezzlement. Government, or 'political', corruption
occurs when an office-holder or other governmental employee acts in an official
capacity for his or her own personal gain.
Some of you may recall and incident in June of 2012, where several heated discussions were going on over the proposed downtown arena. It was a time when hearings and information sessions were being held, and the public has been very vocal in the way taxpayers are getting majorly screwed, just so that a billionaire can make hundreds of millions of dollars in (literally) free money on the backs of taxpayers.
Over a series of several tweets with a few people, I had made statements of "I've never been violent in my life.This is the problem you see. I don't think I would hit. But I am at a breaking point" followed by the famous line of Mr T which was "I pity the fool..." and "I'm not sure I can stand all the marketing lying and remain non-violent :P" Along in that series of "discussions" others also made comments about the fear of getting involved because they were afraid they might hit someone, and I also stated that I never threatened violence, and that it was a simple truth that I would not know exactly what I would do if I were indeed "pushed across that line". I doubt anyone could say exactly how they would respond when their line is crossed. And that line could be anything. With that said, anyone in twitter knows of the 140 limit and how impossible it is to convey what you mean. We try to add in emotes, like I did with the :P (tongue stuck out or tongue firmly planted in cheek... however you want to view it)
The City of Edmonton choose to pick on me and made a complaint to the police. The police called me, I resented the way it was handled and I filed a complaint. I was also very vocal in twitter over the abuse. After a FOIP request, I found this...
The FOIP documents were also pretty clear that the City doesn't like me. I tend to be quite vocal over many things they tweet about, which have such a huge bias and "lack of full honest truth". And we all know the City has been extremely manipulative on many things, especially when it comes to the Airport and Arena issues. They clearly have major objections to listening to what the majority of the people have been saying. And I promise, I will continue to be vocal when things are wrong. Do note... no matter what I say or how I say it, I would never ever commit an act of violence to person or property. I know the City folks will be reading this and this is your warning to stop being harassing. I am sitting on the fence now as it is, and if you continue to harass me for no TRUE valid reason, then I will file a lawsuit for 1.5 million dollars, and it WILL include all of the crap from when I worked for you. I'm sure there are a lot of things you don't want coming out so... If you City folks can't see that I have a very valid reason for being pissed, then you should review this post of mine that only covers the surface of the issues. And the only reason why you are pissed at me is because I call you out on the deception, instead of being sucked in. Sorry I am smart enough to see it.
Over the next several months, twitter was pretty alive on the "arena" topic, and some of that included tweets between several people and City Council folks and Alberta Government folks. Specifically relating to this were some pretty heated conversations that included councilor Dave Loken. He's been taken to account many times over various things such as his election promises that apparently turned out to be a lot of non-truth (not specifically by me on this one) and I have called him out on his arena statements and have tweeted many times that he is a liar. I can say this as fact, because in phone conversations with him he lied to me and I called him out for it.
Then around mid October, I got yet *another* called from the police, and another report of me making threats had been filed. Needless to say I am getting pretty tired of this, and I told the officer to basically take a hike in about a 15 second phone call, and then hung up on him. And of course, I filed yet another complaint about the police 'abuse', along with a FOIP request covering both of the incidents with the police service and with the City FOIP side to find out what the hell has been going on.
The results of the second complaint may shock you. And some reasons "why" this happened along with some examples of other things that I think are bad... are in part 2, which you can read here...