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Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Re: Pathological
« on: September 11, 2009, 09:00:52 AM »
Wierd - didn't see

Jason Woods
Bret Schmidt
Cody Bates
Andy Evans

Won't see the suicides and overdoses.

Funny how most if not all of the ones I saw are on staff or former staff members.

Just expecting Vince from the Sham Wow to make an appearance.

Should be interesting when the media finally makes the connection with these graduates - certainly this Andy Evans thing. His father is Roy Evans the Director of Operations and keeper of the bulging purse - the guy who should be asked about $1,000,000 of miscellaneous expenses in just one year.

Woods has pled guilt to manslaughter, his sentencing is this month. He should be roaming free to rob and kill again - and attend open meeting - in about 2 years.

Quote from: "ajax13"
So who was the AARC grad who beat his mother with a bat after graduating?

Devon Chester Newson

He suicided in jail after his conviction. Friend of Cody Bates and Jason woods.

Here we go! Lisa RAN from Kids, managed to sneak back across the border from NJ and could not maintain her own sobriety right up until she was hired by Vause at AARC the SECOND time.

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Re: Thanks Bill
« on: July 09, 2009, 06:42:00 PM »
Journalistic integrity out the window - not a mention of AARC's controversial exposure on CBC. Wow.

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Re: AARC Scampede Cultjam
« on: July 06, 2009, 08:51:23 PM »
Quote from: "Guest"
I feel bad that I didn't go, but as a former client, I've been through enough humiliation on Forge Rd. I can't even drive down Glenmore without feeling like I'm going to puke.
I'm very grateful to everyone who went to AARC and the Hyatt to protest.

It is certainly intimidating once you cut ties with AARC. Way to go Tammi - saw you on the news, you did great.

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Re: In Loving Memory
« on: June 10, 2009, 09:41:15 PM »
Nelson, Jon Nelson.

You are probably not as hated as me I bet. And I am just fine with that!!

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Re: In Loving Memory
« on: June 09, 2009, 12:36:21 PM »
Quote from: "Guest44431444"
Yes, thanks for the correction.

Last I heard was that his Mother and Father were in Victoria and Anthony has been committed unfortunatley.

I was in with Anthony and he was a great source of inspiration but his demons were to big and he needed help that AARC could not give him.


I also knew Anthony. I must know you too. Haven't heard where the family is at.

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Re: In Loving Memory
« on: June 06, 2009, 03:56:03 PM »
Quote from: "Guest44431444"
Quote from: "Guest44431444"

I believe Andrew's parents filed a lawsuit against AARC upon his death - I personally feel they did more damage to him than they did any good, he had a very serious mental illness and he still had delusions inside the center while being treated and they just ignored it.

It's very sad...

I spoke out of turn here, it was another former client I was thinking of - so I do apologize about speaking out on Andrew, but yes Brian was a great person...

The person I speak of was committed to an institution after he left AARC...

Anthony C. ?

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Re: AARC Gala
« on: May 24, 2009, 10:38:20 AM »
It is fantastic they are still using the 85% statistic!

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Re: Triple the Fraud at AARC
« on: May 16, 2009, 12:14:01 AM »
I have mentioned this several times - I know several families who were made to bring in their financial information - investments, home equity assessment, tax returns etc. It is only after resources are exhausted, that donated money flows. SO WHERE ARE THE MILLIONS GOING????

Staff salaries are mostly very low. Families house and feed clients (seven nights a week, all day sunday and holidays), labour is done by clients and families. Vehicles are donated. Food is donated on special occaissions, prepared by "volunteers".

In a recent tax return posted here a million $s went to miscelaneous - thats a lot of unexplained cash disappearing....

If I was a donor or parent, I would demand to see AARC's financials. Nothing to hide?

Death of dealer after shot in face accidental, court hears
The shotgun slaying of a Calgary drug dealer was the result of a botched robbery during a territorial dispute, court heard today.

Cody William Bates pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter with a firearm after another individual came forward and admitted being the gunman who shot Ali Khamis, the Crown said.

Prosecutor Vicki Faulkner, reading from an agreed statement of facts, said although Bates initially told undercover cops he had slain Khamis as part of a planned murder, the confession was a false one.

And outside court, defence lawyer David Chow said the untrue admission during what he called a job interview with a criminal organization, illustrates the flaws in so-called “Mr. Big” operations.

“That ... highlights the dangers of these Mr. Big operations, which are effectively operations where undercover officers pose as members of a criminal organization,” Chow said.

“It’s like a criminal job interview in a sense,” he said.

“Mr. Bates provided a full confession which amounted to a first-degree murder, when in fact that is not what happened.”

Faulkner told Justice Neil Wittmann that Bates was charged with first-degree murder after telling the undercover officers he had gone to rob Khamis with the intention of killing him as well.

Investigators later learned another individual who was assisting Bates in the robbery accidentally killed the victim while pulling a sawed-off shotgun from his sleeve.

The cocked weapon unintentionally discharged, striking Khamis in the face from close range, Faulkner said.

Bates and two others decided to rob Khamis as part of a territorial dispute between the drug dealers in the city’s Shawnessy area.

Khamis was lured to the parking lot of the Shawnessy community centre where one of the robbers bought crack cocaine from him before Bates and his other accomplice approached, Faulkner said.

Bates had decided to rob Khamis, 31, after learning the victim was going to do the same to him.

At Chow’s request, Wittmann ordered a forensic report on Bates which will include a psychological assessment and a determination of his future risk.

Bates, who remains in custody, will be sentenced on June 15.

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Quote from: "Guest"
He may use a strawman and you use ad hominems but the man still manages to sustain an 85% success rate with his graduates.

AARC can certainly afford to poll it's former client base yearly. Two questions. Are you abstinant? Have you maintained abstinance since graduation? Pretty simple, they can poll a family member as well. What would this cost - $5000?

They choose not to. They go off a study they had every reason to manipulate. One "study" in 17 years? WTF?

I have known well over 100 graduates. Of that sample, their is no way more than 50% are sober today. I doubt more than 20% have maintained sobriety continuously since leaving AARC. They are pretty open about their usage, once they turn 18 and can't be interned in AARC. Not to mention all the non-addicted kids which is a large proportion. Another polling question - did it take more than a month to accept you were an addict? Thats a pretty good indicator you are not. But you can learn to sound like one to get the hell out of there!

Liberal MLA raises security bar issue
By Renata D'Aliesio; With Files From Joel Kom, Calgary HeraldApril 7, 2009
With the deaths of three renters in a northwest Calgary basement fire raising questions over security bars on windows, a Liberal MLA questioned on Monday why fixed bars are allowed for other structures where people live.
Photograph by: Ted Rhodes, Calgary HeraldWith the deaths of three renters in a basement fire raising questions over security bars on windows, a Liberal MLA questioned on Monday why fixed bars are allowed for other structures where people live.

Harry Chase raised the issue Monday in the provincial legislature, wondering why bars are a deemed a danger to renters in secondary suites but are allowed for owner-occupied homes as well as residential treatment centres such as Calgary's Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre.

"Why aren't they considered a threat for home-owning family members or for the vulnerable youth prisoners of forced AARC confinement?" he said in question period.

Chase accused the government of failing to look after the well-being of children "imprisoned in homes."

Municipal Affairs Minister Ray Danyluk said the province works with cities to make sure standards are in place, but didn't directly answer Chase's question about bars on owner-occupied homes or residential treatment centres.

Chase's charges follow three deaths in a Calgary basement fire in January.

The Alberta Building Code allows fixed bars on bedroom windows if they can be easily removed. Other bars, even if they're not easily removed, are allowed on any non-bedroom window in a home.

As for buildings such as treatment centres that may require more security, external bars are allowed on windows as long as other fire safety measures are taken and pass a fire department inspection.

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