While the City of Burnaby continues to sit on its hands, the squatter encampment that calls itself “Camp Cloud” continues to spiral ever more out of control.
Violent eruptions are becoming common place while rampant and open hard drug use seems to be taking over the encampment.
Here is an account from a native activist who used to be supportive of the camp. After having been repeatedly groped by the camp members who have also harassed female joggers and in seeing the drug use she gave up on them. The camp also apparently houses and twice convicted child molester. This was a common theme as multiple child molesters were found to be dwelling in the “occupy” Calgary squatter encampment years ago. They seem drawn to these places. The full account is below.
Here is a video of the impaired denizens of Camp Cloud assaulting a young couple.
Here is a video of the matriarch of Camp Cloud going on a racist rant calling Chief Ernie Crey a “son of a bitch raised by white trash”.
Here is a part of a video that Camp Cloud shared today. At the 18 second mark, one can see the filthy collection of syringes that they keep presumably for hard drug use.
Here is a picture showing their two story shack built illegally and dangerously under power lines.
They have ignored multiple eviction orders and manage an open fire during a fire ban due to dry conditions.
JUST WHAT THE HELL DOES IT TAKE FOR AUTHORITIES TO FIND THE WILL TO EVICT THESE BUMS?
Will it be an overdose? Will it be a rape? Maybe a murder? Maybe a few more assaults? How about if they set fire to the area and burn down some of the neighboring homes?
This is a national embarrassment and something needs to be done.
These criminals will be evicted.
The only question that remains is by whom.
Will it be by the authorities or will it be by the hundreds who have been gathering on facebook at the group linked below who are planning to do it themselves?
The ramshackle two story shack built dangerously under a power line acts as a giant, symbolic middle finger to Canadians who value commerce under the rule of law. Indeed as can be seen in the picture above, the squatters in the encampment that they have named “Camp Cloud” like to use the shack to stand upon and literally give the finger to Canadians.
The shack and the surrounding mix of tents, trailers and trash send a message to the the world investment community. It says that the administration within Canada is so cowardly, they will let a group of miscreants set up an illegal encampment in a community and impede legal commerce with impunity. It says that following process and law in Canada is pointless as crazed, extreme minority groups can bring your efforts to a halt on a whim and the state will do nothing to protect your investment. It tells neighboring property owners in Burnaby that compliance with bylaws, construction standards and public safety rules is only expected of them as legal, taxpaying homeowners. Self-identified “water protectors” can squat at will without paying any taxes and while flaunting all local laws.
The continued presence of “Camp Cloud” sends the message that violence is an acceptable means of discourse as the squatters repeatedly have assaulted people in the area as shown in the video below.
The City of Burnaby sneaks in during the early hours to drop eviction notices for “Camp Cloud” and scurries away. The city gives the squatters 72 hours notice to vacate due to a plethora of safety and bylaw violations. The squatters scornfully ignore the warning and are rewarded as the callow authorities do nothing to enforce the law.
The camp grows more deeply entrenched and the violent, entitled attitude of its dwellers grows. Why shouldn’t it? It appears that they are above the law. Warnings are toothless.
Enough is enough.
If the authorities will not clean up “Camp Cloud” it becomes incumbent upon citizens to do so. Energy workers have endured a deep recession for years only to have economic recovery hindered by illegal opposition to energy infrastructure. Many of them are more than happy to take a day to come out to clean things up. Many Burnaby residents are ready to come out and help clean up their community. Many citizens in general are tired of a government that lets extremists walk all over them.
The illegal and dangerous squatter encampment called “Camp Cloud” is going to come to an end in coming weeks. Whether the clean up is done by authorities or whether it is done by the group I am organizing is up to the state. I and others are going to continue planning, gathering people and organizing them under the assumption that we will have to do this ourselves.
I know this sounds too good to be true. With real estate prices in lower mainland BC skyrocketing, how could Burnaby possibly be letting people build vacation homes for free?
Well the precedent has been set.
A large group of bums has been constructing buildings and clearing land to make their own personal little vacation spots outside of the Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby since last winter.
Clearly the city of Burnaby and the province of British Columbia have declared a lawless zone right there in the city where anybody can build and reside without paying a nickel!
Zoning and building codes clearly do not apply in this free land zone either as the local squatters have even erected a two story building right underneath a three phase power line. Here they are pictured giving the middle finger to all of Canada.
If these guys can build for free in Burnaby, why can’t anybody else?
I contend that we can, we should and we will!
Burnaby is beautiful in August. Lets set the date for Saturday, August 18 this year for us all to build our little vacation paradise.
Bring wood. Bring tarps. Bring saws. Bring stereos. Bring furniture. Bring trailers and bring broken down old cars!
Have an old trailer gathering dust in the back yard? Bring it out and put it to use!
Lets hold the biggest summer party that Burnaby has ever seen (outside the Kinder Morgan terminal anyway).
Fire permits don’t apply either. The current squatters are claiming that their fire is “sacred”.
Well, we are in luck. I am an ordained Pastafarian minister and as can be seen in the picture of me while deep in prayer, I carry the mark of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
We are on a mission from FSM and keeping the fire burning in order to cook pasta is our holy right! After all, He boiled for our sins!
While writing with tongue somewhat planted in cheek, I am serious.
Lets do it. How often do we get a zone in such a beautiful area as that part of Burnaby opened up for full and total free use? Lets make the most of this people! Book that weekend. Get that hammer and nails.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can communicate and organize.
It is becoming increasingly clear that the law is fully on the side of Kinder Morgan in their efforts to expand the capacity of a pipeline that has operated safely for over 50 years. Horgan and other environmental ideologues will continue to waste the court’s time and the taxpayer’s money on more court challenges but they will eventually all be tossed out. They know this of course but their hope is that in delaying this legal project long enough that investors will flee. They may be right and Canada will lose untold other billions as we become an international investment pariah of a nation who allows themselves to be led by the nose by environmental extremists.
Assuming that Notley and Trudeau manage through promises and tax dollar backing to convince Kinder Morgan to continue with the project by the deadline next week and assuming the court cases get settled to the point where we can finally break ground on construction there still remains one huge problem, the protesters.
There is a subculture of career protesters in North America who wander aimlessly from cause to cause. It morphs identities. One year it is “occupy”, then “idle no more”, then “black lives matter” and lately they are self-styled “water protectors”. Its all the same group. Some of the faces come and go but at its core it is always the same group of people. Transients with little sense of purpose who have found a social group that accepts their pointless lifestyle as they pick a site to squat upon and protest against whatever their perceived cause of the day is.
There is no reasoning with these people because they are beyond reason. They latch on with causes but usually don’t even really understand what the cause is or what the outcome of their protest may be. Their demands are mixed, addled and often outright bizarre. They don’t want actual resolution to any cause. They just want to gather and feel a sense of purpose. Unfortunately their pursuit of this feeling of purpose is hindering some very important infrastructure projects.
I spent a fair amount of time around the squatters taking part in “Occupy” Calgary a few years ago. Below is a video with some dialog of an exchange that I recorded from what was very much a typical “occupier” and it demonstrates just how rational these people are.
How do you reason with people like this? How do you negotiate?
Lets not beat around the bush. If the Trans Mountain pipeline is ever going to be built, these protesters are going to have to be removed and with force.
Sadly, years of cowardly appeasement from governments at various levels has emboldened these people to the point where they have utterly no fear of legal authority. I honestly will never understand why governments fear this tiny subculture of bums so much but they will only enforce the law with them when utterly forced to do so if at all.
They laugh while literally giving the finger to cops who have been essentially neutered by politicians.
They giggle and take selfies in front of police lines comfortable in the knowledge that the police are about as empowered as a typical mall security guard despite flagrant lawbreaking happening all around them.
Again, why shouldn’t they?
In Burnaby the bums have been erecting buildings on the pipeline right of way and along the roadway leading to the Kinder Morgan terminal with utter impunity.
When I worked as a surveyor in the oilfield, I could not leave so much as an equipment trailer parked on a pipeline right of way. It is a safety hazard and I would have found myself fined and removed from the site if I refused to comply.
If you are a protester however, apparently you can build a “watch house” on the right of way with impunity. If an accident does happen, we can rest assured that these assholes will sue Kinder Morgan.
Ugly structures are being erected while junk and literal shit piles up in what once was a nice neighborhood. Local residents are petitioning to have this squatter encampment removed but their request to have the laws enforced have been ignored.
If I build so much as a large garden shed on my own property without a permit I can face fines. If I am a transient protester however, it appears that I can turn any residential neighborhood into my own little private garbage dump of a hobo camp.
This is all before the construction of the pipeline has even begun. Can you imagine how bad it will get once the equipment gets moving?
It is not just fiscal or legal security that Kinder Morgan needs. They need to know that they will be able to build their legal pipeline under the protection of the law of the land.
The government needs to clean out these squatters now as they will only multiply and entrench themselves further. It is a national embarrassment that Trudeau has let things go this far. He has plenty of tools to exert pressure upon municipalities and provinces to encourage them to enforce the law. He needs the will and the balls to do so however.
If for no other reason, these protesters need to be removed and charged for the protection of the environment itself.
Few things demonstrate the hypocrisy of these bums better than seeing the mess they leave behind after one of their squatting efforts. No person who truly cares about the earth would leave such a mess. As I said though, these people don’t really have a cause.
The above pictures are of what protesters left behind while protesting Kinder Morgan doing preliminary drilling a few years ago.
The bunch of pics above are from the Burnaby Mountain protest along with some “occupy” sites.
Rather consistent pattern.
Who can forget the million dollar cleanup of the mess left behind by the pigs protesting the Dakota Access pipeline? They even abandoned a number of dogs there.
Rapes, assaults and drug use are rampant in these camps as well. Calgary’s small “occupy” camp had not one but two different pedophiles amidst them who were charged during their stint in a downtown Calgary park.
As the title of this posting states, these people really have nothing better to do. The bums in the encampments are enabled by a variety of American activist groups along with individual hippies who won’t put their own necks on the line but will happily fund things so that others will. It is the free tents and food that draws these bums to these encampments. These are not friends of the earth. They are a tiny dispossessed minority who are being used by larger activist interests for their ideological ends. We need to remove these protesters for their sake and our own.
The hippies and hipsters from the city love coming out to these demonstrations. They love putting some token natives in the front of the line and they love letting somebody else take the brunt of the cost when the arrests actually begin.
Yes there have been some arrests and charges but in looking at the mess at the Burnaby terminal it is clear that we need more arrests and more serious charges. Rest assured the hipster crowd will vanish from the support ranks fast enough when their own criminal record free histories are are on the line.
First and foremost though the squatters need to be moved and the encampments totally removed. They won’t leave any other way as they indeed have nothing better to do.