ArthurWankspittle wrote:Coincidentally I have just seen a video of "Farm Girl" demo-ing a rocket stove but for some reason I can't remember all the details.Pottapaug1938 wrote:I've used rocket stoves made out of tin cans and out of logs drilled out from top and side with a 1" extra long spade drill bit.
Two brave sovereigns are being cruelly persecuted for just trying to live their beliefs and all you can go on about is rocket stoves? You people disgust me. Dean and his brother are just struggling to make their way in a hard world that expects them to actually earn their own way rather than live off government handouts. A dystopian nightmare for our two dedicated sovereigns.
Well I have proof that Darcy Kory has tried his best to earn his own way through life but was stopped by a system which disapproved of his unconventional methods of trying to earn an honest dollar. He was caught trying to rob disabled adults!
 The offence took place on July 18, 2008, at approximately three in the morning. Mr. Kory broke into a home on Topaz Avenue in Victoria. The home was occupied by two disabled adults who lived in the basement area. Their caregiver lived on the main floor up a flight of stairs. Mr. Kory gained access to the basement through a window. Once inside the basement he blocked the door which would allow the caregiver access to the basement. The respondent took a number of items of value from the basement including jewellery and a television. Unable to carry all the items away with him at once the respondent hid the television in some nearby shrubbery. It was when he went to retrieve the television that the police came upon him and arrested him. Had he not been caught in the course of committing the offence the victims would have lost 4 items of jewellery and the television.
R. v. Kory
268 BCAC 314
Nobody can say that he hasn't tried his best at his chosen career;
 The appellant is 40 years of age. He has a lengthy record going back to his youth in 1984 in Oshawa, Ontario. The record contains convictions for 36 offences, nine of those committed while he was a young offender. The sentencing judge noted that the record includes eight break and entering and 14 thefts and possession of stolen property offences. The rest are made up of mischief, assault, a weapons offence, drinking driving and a failure to comply with court orders. Mr. Kory had been sentenced in March of 2008 to imprisonment for three months for breaking and entering, possession of house breaking instruments and possession of stolen property. He had been out of prison for a period of nine weeks before he committed the offence with which we are dealing.
This decision wasn't in respect to his trial. He was already convicted. But the Crown appealed the sentence because they felt it was no better than a slap on the wrist.
 RYAN J.A.: The (sic) is an application by the Crown for leave to appeal and if leave is granted, an appeal against the sentence of one year imprisonment imposed by the Honourable Judge Smith on January 22, 2009, following Darcey Kory’s conviction for breaking and entering and committing theft.
. . . . . .
 In my view this sentence is unfit. It does not reflect the seriousness of this offence – a night time break-in of a private residence while the occupants slept in their beds committed by a persistent offender. In the case at bar the trial judge agreed with defence counsel that he should take into account the “step-up principle”. The “step-up principle” is not a principle or goal set out in the Criminal Code. It is a short hand way of expressing the idea that sentencing requires a measured approach, even for repeat offenders. As Mr. Justice Lambert put in R. v. Robitaille, 1993 CanLII 2561 (BC CA),  B.C.J. No. 1404. In relation to that argument, I say that the theory that sentences should go up only in moderate steps is a theory which rests on the sentencing principles of rehabilitation. It should be only in cases where rehabilitation is a significant sentencing factor. So the conclusion, in any particular case, that the increase in sentence should not be too large rests on a consideration of the circumstance of the particular offender and a desire not to discourage any effort he may be making to rehabilitate himself by the imposition of a sentence that may be seen by him to be a dead weight on his future life.
 In a case such as this, where the respondent has a lengthy record for which he has received consistently low sentences for the same type of offence, the step-up principle is not of great assistance. It has not worked.
 Mr. Kory’s record shows that he has not been deterred or rehabilitated by the sentences he has received and remains a threat to his community. This was a serious offence, committed by a persistent criminal. The principle of the protection of the public through a denunciatory sentence ought to have taken precedence in this case
 We have been referred to a number of cases which suggest that the range for this offence and for similar offenders can be four years or more. I am of the view that leave should be granted in this case and that the sentence should be increased to one of three years. Mr. Kory was in pre-trial custody for six months prior to sentence. The trial judge credited him with one year for that. By increasing the sentence to three years, the effective sentence will be four years. As a result, by operation of 731(1)(b) of the Criminal Code, the probation order cannot stand and I would set that aside.
No wonder the Korys are disillusioned with the system when a man can't even rob a few helpless disabled people without having the law dump on him.
And there was this little misunderstanding;
Kawartha Lakes Police Service
May 17, 2013 ·
Friday May 17th, 2013
The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was called to a Highway 36 residence Thursday evening at 6:30pm to investigate a suspicious vehicle.
The resident indicated a motorhome RV had been parked at the end of her driveway for the past 2 hours and that a male had just connected the RV to her outside residential hydro receptacle.
After speaking with the male driver, an officer determined the RV to uninsured, and improperly plated.
45 year old Darcy Allen KORY of British Columbia has been charged with driving while under suspension, using unauthorized licence plates and operating the RV without insurance. He will appear in court on June 18th. The RV was removed by police.
Let's face it, that kind of thing could happen to anyone.