31 October 2014

Not just a Chief... apparently he's...

...a "National Treasure"...too many chiefs, not enough swiss bank accountsNow, before anyone gets too excited about these numbers, just know there's a perfectly reasonable explanation...

“To be … the leader of a nation, and we’re not just a band, we are a nation, and to lead it for 34 years, is something totally unheard of, I don’t care in what political field you’re in.”
Of course, Chief Sam can have the entire Shuswap nation over for a backyard barbeque...
The Shuswap have 267 members, of whom just 87 live on the reserve.
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ASK A LIBERAL LEADER:
A Liberal government would scrap the new federal legislation that led to the recent revelation that the chief of a small Lower Mainland band had received income last year totalling close to $1 million, according to leader Justin Trudeau.
I'm speechless.


Spontaneous Human Combustion, eh?

John Tory faced with scientific conundrum during first days in Mayor's office...

TORONTO - A burned body was discovered under a bridge late Wednesday evening. “At this time, there’s nothing to indicate that there’s foul play involved in this death,” Const. Victor Kwong added.
CSI Toronto.


29 October 2014

Ask an RCMP Commissioner

What is this "homeless" nonsense you speak of?

“The investigation is focusing on whether these interactions could have contributed or facilitated, in any way, the terrorist attack subsequently committed by Zehaf-Bibeau.”
Of course, not everyone is in agreement...
OTTAWA — NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said the latest information about Zehaf Bibeau indicates that he should not be defined as a terrorist.
C'mon Tommy... even Justin Al-Trudeau isn't fighting the RCMP on this one.

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RELATED: So much for Islamophobia...

Student filmaker's gotcha moment goes horribly wrong as Canadians defend 'victim' against faked racism.

While the Canadian media unquestioningly lap up Albach's explanation that this was a "social experiment"... Pam Gellar goes with Occam's Razor...
While thousands of mourners packed a church and lined adjacent streets in industrial Hamilton, Ontario, on Tuesday for the funeral of the soldier shot dead in last week’s attack on the nation’s seat of government, this Muslim filmmaker tried to make it all about “islamophobia.”

Victimizing the victim, that’s his jihad. No empathy, no humanity, just victimhood and supremacism.


FROM THE COMMENTS:

"Does this really surprise anybody? They were selling T-Shirts at this guy's FUNERAL."


Meet the Penis Police...

...or as I like to think of them, the Toronto Red Star Chamber... star chamber

I understand that the conventional wisdom is that most victims of sex assault don’t report, but surely to God, when they do, it should not be to a newspaper.
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RELATED: Eye of the beholder
Ghomeshi's public Facebook page has tripled its number of fans since his post about the allegations went up; over 100,000 people have liked this post, and nearly 50,000 have shared it.

A petition to “BAND TOGETHER AND SHOW THE CBC HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IMPACTED BY THEIR IRRATIONAL DECISION” (whatever that means) has over 4,000 signatures.
Looks like presumption of innocence still lives on.

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THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
The note, sent to CBC staff by e-mail on Tuesday afternoon, makes reference to a “continuing investigation” and says it will take into account “any new information that becomes available to us, either directly or indirectly.”
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UPDATE: Anonymous no more
"He did take me by the throat and press me against the wall and choke me," actress Lucy DeCoutere said. "And he did slap me across the face a couple of times."

She doesn't recall telling him to stop but said her facial expression turned very serious and Ghomeshi was no longer violent after that. She left within an hour and saw Ghomeshi two more times that weekend, but they did not discuss the incident, and no further violent incidents occurred.

She said she had no physical marks on her body from the attack and did not seek medical attention or report it to the police, partially because she felt there were too many holes in her story.
So, now the question is... will this matter proceed to the police?


28 October 2014

Ask a Professional Journalist

Even as we bury Corporal Nathan Cirillo in Hamilton today, the mainstream media is busy commiserating with THE REAL VICTIMS of this horrendous crime.

I'm speechless.

The way Canadian media covers firearms related incidents in this country is spectacularly bereft of logic or reason. We know, from the constant panic-laden coverage that firearms ownership, taken largely for granted in our once mostly agricultural nation is now, according to our media betters... a cultural mark of Cain.

It extends even to our proud military, reduced, despite a heightened threat level, to carrying unloaded "ceremonial" rifles. Had Corporal Cirillo and his brethren on duty at the National War Memorial been permitted to carry live rounds (a quick pull on the charging handle to chamber a bullet) in the rifles they were holding, this tragic story could have had a very different ending.

Suddenly, surprisingly, after the murders of two Canadian soldiers in the space of two days, the CBC and like organisations have suddenly embraced firearms. Well, only one firearm, really... and only when it is fired by one unlikely person.

Big Mother, as we are all too well aware, resolutely regards firearms as the Devil's playthings. A businessman who defends his store, or a homeowner who repels a home invasion with a gun are considered criminals. If however, you are defending a politician, suddenly the worm turns.

And where is Wendy Cukier... when you really, really need her? Wendy and her ilk are all very quick to condemn private firearms ownership. They get all shrill and sweaty and aflutter every time a gun surfaces in the Canadian media.

Unlike, however... virtually ever other incident where a violent criminal is shot by police, no one in the media, or on the Opposition benches is demanding to know why Kevin Vickers didn't just shoot Michael Zehaf-Bibeau in the arm or leg.

Vickers immediately ran behind the other side of the pillar. That put him an arm's-length away from Bibeau. According to guards, Vickers actually could see the barrel of Bibeau's gun pointing out, a foot away.

Vickers did not hesitate. In one motion, sources told CBC News he dove to the floor around the pillar, at the feet of Bibeau, turning on his back as he landed and simultaneously firing his weapon upwards at Bibeau.

Bibeau was hit multiple times and fell to the ground. Vickers kept firing, emptying his entire magazine.

As soon as Bibeau dropped, the rest of the security team sprinted forward and opened fire.
Normally, there would be a media frenzy as reporters and left-leaning politicians demanded to know why tasers and teams of social workers had not been deployed.

I guess there are good guns and there are bad guns. Good guns save politicians lives... bad guns just save ordinary citizens.

That's just so wrong. I don't believe my wife or son's life is any less valuable than that of Tom Mulcair. Shouldn't the law of the land reflect that belief?

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RELATED: Muslim?!?! Whaddaya mean Muslim?!?!
Cirillo was shot in the back with a rifle by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, A HOMELESS MAN, who minutes later rushed the Centre Block of Parliament, where he wounded a security officer before being shot to death by Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers.
Homeless, huh? I guess Justin Al-Trudeau was right about root causes after all. That whole leaving Canada to go to Saudi Arabia thing must've just been a coincidence.

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LAST WORD: The ultimate disrespect

The Ottawa Citizen spits on Nathan Cirillo's grave.


26 October 2014

Thing is, Kathleen... I'm pretty sure...

...no one from my rural, largely agricultural community, would ever consider even badmouthing Canadian soldiers, never mind try to murder them.

So what is Premiere Wynne really saying?

"In Ontario we are already engaged with many communities, right from my own riding ... that has one of the largest Muslim populations in the country, and there are many, many people who are engaged with us."
I'm not sure what sort of engagement the Premiere is referring to. It can't be engaged as in marriage... because marrying outside the faith, or converting to another religion is a crime that, in most Muslim countries is punishable by death.

Maybe engagement is some sort of socialist codeword. Or maybe it's what you say when you don't actually have any real ideas about what to do.

I do know that when my parents immigrated here back in the fifties, no one bent over backwards trying to "engage" them. They were expected to be good citizens, lead productive lives and obey the laws of the land.

What is this engagement thing and why is the onus not on newcomers to fit into Canadian society? If immigrants don't believe that Canadians have a society that is superior to their country of origin... then why the heck did they come here?


Time for Ontarians to boycott Ford

The Ford Motor Company has been given almost 300 million dollars in taxpayer monies over the last decade...

TORONTO - The Ford Motor Co. is saying adios to plans for a new Windsor-built global engine, opting to take the investment and jobs to Mexico, the autoworkers’ union says.

The automaker apparently sought an unprecedented amount of government support to build the new global engine in Windsor.
No wonder Ontario is on the road to a Detroit-style bankruptcy. Ford put a pistol to our figurative head and when we stopped paying ransom, they pulled the trigger.

Wake up Ontario... and smell the extortion.


25 October 2014

Maybe it's an ESL thing...

Dear Imam Hashmi... I don't think the words freedom and safety mean what you think they mean...

"I hope we are not going to change too much as far as our safety is concerned and as far as our freedom is concerned, but our safety was affected," said imam Sikander Hashmi from the Kanata Muslim Association on CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning.
There are two people who have lost their lives to terrorist acts here (as well as many more maimed)... and none of them is Muslim. There are two terrorists who perpetrated these unspeakable acts... and both of them are. Muslim, that is.
Habib Nasrallah, a civilian member of the RCMP in Ottawa, also reached out to CBC News to share his thoughts on radicalized individuals. He wanted to make it clear Islam does not condone terrorist activity. "There are Muslims out there who are not insane, who understand Islam the way it should be understood."
Good to know, Habib. Again, I'm not sure whether there's a language barrier here, but you do understand that, using most local community standards, simply being "not insane" is setting the bar really, really low.

Always nice to get the scoop from fellows like Sikander and Habib. I'm sure the CBC has a list of acceptable go-to Muslims (no screaming beardies) that it uses for soundbites after events like the two recent attacks.

Thing is, you feel obligated to issue a press release stating that you are really not fine with violent, premeditated attacks (up to and including murder of persons you have never even met)... I'd venture you have more than a simple image problem.