Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Given that Lloydminster's Patrick "Undischarged Bankrupt Garnishment Fugitive Super Nexus Quintuple Threat Street Fighting Man" Ross has failed to complete and return both the voluntary and mandatory financial questionnaires as supplied by the Saskatchewan Sheriffs, I have been advised that the next step is to file an application with the Court to order him to fill out said questionnaire. So what difference does that make? Plenty.
While the questionnaire will be the same, it will now have the weight of the Court behind it, and if Patrick again refuses to co-operate, he will indeed be refusing to obey a direct order of the Court, and that way lies a Contempt of Court charge, for which Patrick will be fined, assessed costs, and potentially be subject to further sanctions by the Court for contemptuously refusing to do what it tells him to. Research tells me that getting such an order should be both simple and inexpensive, since all I will be asking the Court to do is order Patrick to do what the Saskatchewan Sheriffs already told him to do.
In any event, as Patrick continues to refuse to co-operate with either the Sheriffs or the Court, he will find his options getting both fewer and significantly more expensive. But it appears that is the road down which he has chosen to slither.
It ends this year.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Via the Saskatchewan Sheriffs, I have been informed that Patrick "Super Nexus Quintuple Threat MMA Cosplay Street Fighting Man" Ross failed to fill out and return the mandatory financial questionnaire that was served on him pursuant to SK's Enforcement of Money Judgments Act, which means I can move on to the next step in the process, which is both less forgiving and more expensive for Patrick, but you'll have to wait for the details.
In any event, it surprises absolutely no one that Patrick refuses to take any of this seriously but, with every turn of the screw, Patrick is going to have less and less room to evade what is coming down the tracks at him. And what's coming is not going to be pleasant.
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Thursday, March 16, 2023
So, to the math. As you can see, in Alberta, everyone gets to keep the first $800 of their paycheque, which is unlikely to cover basic rent. From there up to $3200, one gets to keep half of that overage, while the other half is garnished. So if Patrick nets, say, $2000 per month, he'll get to keep $800 plus half of $1200 ($600), for a total monthly net income of $1400, while I get the other half of the $1200 (again, $600).
Monday, March 13, 2023
Sunday, March 12, 2023
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Thursday, March 09, 2023
Wednesday, March 08, 2023
In other words (as I read this), no matter how much Patrick earns, he gets to keep the first $800, then half of the next $1,600, then nothing from there forward. In short, regardless of Patrick's income, he will be allowed to keep at most $1,600 net per month, while his employer is legally obligated to hand me the rest. And if Patrick moves back to Saskatchewan for employment, well, there is a garnishment order waiting for him there the instant he re-enters the province.
While this has little to do with undischarged bankrupt Patrick Ross' impending legal and financial ass-kicking in terms of owing me well over $100,000, it's worth snickering over Patrick's latest rancid dishonesty, as he whines piteously over the alleged unfairness of Jacob "QAnon Shaman" Chansley's prison sentence:
And despite Patrick's mouth-breathing ignorance and misrepresentation of the facts, you're invited to learn what really happened here. In short, Patrick is as much of a liar as ever.
P.S. Three days and counting ...
Monday, March 06, 2023
At this point, I need not elaborate on why Ezra Levant's 2016 Indiegogo fundraiser, ostensibly for the wildfire victims of Fort McMurray, Alberta, was such a disingenuous and unmitigated disaster -- I've detailed that more than enough so let's just summarize for what is about to happen here.
If, back in 2016, you wanted to donate to the Red Cross for that cause, donating directly had every conceivable benefit, as in:
- There was no "processing fee"; what you donated is what arrived at the Red Cross.
- What you donated was available instantly to the Red Cross, which meant that not only was your donation usable right away, but as long as you donated during the month of May, 2016, your donation was automatically available to be matched both federally and provincially, effectively tripling its value.
- The generation of tax receipts for donors who wanted them was automatic, requiring no human intervention on the part of anyone at the Red Cross.
None of the above is debatable. Compare this to the ridiculous drawbacks of Ezra's vanity fundraiser:
- All donations lost five per cent to Indiegogo's processing fee, even Ezra's vaunted $10,000 initial donation (which turned out to not be a donation after all).
- Donations were not available to the Red Cross immediately, since all that money was required to sit in the Indiegogo account until weeks after the fundraiser ended.
- Because of the delay in getting access to the funds, Ezra was forced to "front" the money to get it matched and, even then, he fell far short in fronting the entire amount, thereby screwing the Fort Mac Red Cross out of well over $100,000.
- Generating tax receipts involved dumping a pile of work on some poor sap at the Red Cross, who had to do all of that manually (and, yes, I have the evidence for that).
All of the above is documented and beyond contestation, which inspires one to ask, why would Ezra -- given the obvious benefits of encouraging people to donate directly to the Red Cross -- choose to register his own vanity fundraiser with all of its flaws? And here's the answer.
Narcissism and profit.
You see, if all you do is send people to the main Red Cross donation portal, well, it's hard to brag about it afterwards (and the fact that Ezra desperately wanted the glory and accolades for his alleged humanitarianism will be the subject of another thread), because in encouraging people to donate directly, there is no official record afterwards.
On the other hand, if you stupidly choose to compete against the Red Cross by registering your own Indiegogo page, well, there's your chance to brag and preen and strut about your incomparable humanitarianism and charity and compassion for your fellow citizens, even while boning them out of over $100,000 simply because of your overweening vanity. So is that it? Can we accept that Ezra's financially unwise decision to register his own fundraiser page was, in some way, necessary just to satisfy his overwhelming ego? Actually, no, and this is the new part that I don't believe I've written about before.
Because, you see, that entire time, Ezra had the ability to have the best of all possible worlds; that is, all the benefits of an official Red Cross donation portal, and still get the chance to puff up his chest about what a wonderful human being he was.
It's called a Red Cross "secure portal," and it was available at absolutely no charge to people who want to encourage donations, but also want to do it in a "branded" way so they can take a bit of credit and also have a record of total donations they've driven to the Red Cross. Here, let me give you some examples.
Here's Concord Pacific's secure portal from back then, where you can clearly see that they raised $1950, and also got to tout their own horn just a bit:
And here's Unifor, getting the same chance to talk about themselves while showing how much they raised:
I have screenshots of numerous others but I think you see the point -- if Ezra's only motivation for registering his own competing fundraiser page was to be able to stroke himself in public, well, that opportunity was already there, and he chose to not take advantage of it. Understand something: every Red Cross secure portal had every benefit of donating directly to the Red Cross, while also allowing the registrant to brag about themselves just a wee bit.
Let's say this again so there is no misunderstanding -- Ezra Levant had every opportunity to satisfy his prodigious ego and get all the benefits of direct Red Cross donation at the same time ... and he chose to not do that, with disastrous financial consequences for the Fort McMurray Red Cross. Which inspires the obvious question ... why? Why, given every possible advantage associated with a Red Cross secure portal, would anyone stupidly choose to not take advantage of that and instead register an inferior-in-every-way Indiegogo fundraiser page? And there is, in fact, an answer.
Because a Red Cross secure portal does not allow one to collect donor information.
That's it ... that is the crucial difference.
Despite an Indiegogo page being inferior financially in every aspect to a Red Cross secure portal, it had the sole benefit in that it allowed Ezra to hoover up all that precious donor information and subsequently monetize the shit out of it, many tens of thousands of dollars lost in the process be damned.
That's what this was all about: Fuck it if your approach wipes out over $100,000 of donations to wildfire victims, as long as you can get your hands on all that sweet, sweet donor info.
And now you know.
Sunday, March 05, 2023
It is becoming increasingly obvious that undischarged bankrupt and perpetually bad-faith debater Patrick "Super Nexus Outlaw Mullet MMA Cosplay Creepy Stalker" Ross is doing whatever he can to ignore the recently-served mandatory financial questionnaire from the Saskatchewan Sheriffs; even worse for Patrick, he can't even mock it online since the slightest acknowledgement of it can be used as evidence that he's aware of it.
So as much as Patrick is going out of his way to pretend he's unaware of that questionnaire, if anyone wants to bring it to his attention, you have my permission. You can write about it on his Facebook page or, if you are currently embroiled in yet another bad-faith argument with Patrick on Twitter, quietly sneak in a reference during the discussion and, the instant he replies, a screenshot will be all the proof I need that he has acknowledged service. There are all sorts of ways to draw him out, so use your imagination.
Six days and counting ...
P.S. I see that, at the moment, Patrick is waxing stunningly ignorant about the issues behind the public funding of private and/or charter schools. Let me assure you, he is lying about every bit of that issue, but he can't take umbrage with me pointing that out since, you know, he'd be admitting he read this blog post and that would end badly for him.