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    99 months ago

    A week or two ago there was a headline that she was holed up in an abandoned school. I thought, “this seems like mental health issue to me,” but I didn’t comment. Now I’m commenting: this seems like a mental health issue

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      59 months ago

      That’s an easy excuse. I have mental health issues and I’m not traveling Canada with a collection of followers being a menace to society.

      She’s just a bad person who should not be free.

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        09 months ago

        Asserting that she almost certainly has mental health issues has absolutely no connection to any concept of being excused. Is imagining things that aren’t really there a symptom of your mental health condition?

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    99 months ago

    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    An extremist cult leader and her followers have set up camp in a small Saskatchewan village, 83 kilometres northwest of Maple Creek, near the Alberta border.

    She has amassed thousands of followers by pushing conspiracy theories and what she calls decrees through social media, particularly Telegram — a messaging app that has grown in popularity with the far right.

    On Sept. 24, after taking note of Kamsack’s success in driving Didulo and her followers out of town, Richmound villagers protested with signs — parading their cars near the school, honking their horns and calling for the cult to leave.

    In the letter, the cult threatened that if the village did not follow the decrees of the “queen,” they would receive judgment and "if found guilty of ‘crimes against humanity’ or ‘treason,’ would face “publicly broadcast execution upon yourselves, and undeserved devastation upon your children, grandchildren and families.”

    In an emailed statement to CBC News on Thursday, Steele said, “While the Government of Saskatchewan does not direct police in their daily operations or enforcement activities, I am confident the RCMP will take appropriate action in accordance with The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to prevent, investigate and maintain order involving federal, provincial, and municipal law in the village of Richmound.”

    Dr. Christine Sarteschi, a professor of social work and criminology at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been following the movement of the “Queen of Canada” for years.


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