One murder per week... let's break out the party hats & champagne.
31 December 2011
28 December 2011
Aly Hassan, a judicial consultant affiliated with Ministry of Justice, said the order only affects the use of such tests in military prisons and on women in temporary detention.So close... yet so far.
"Those tests are not considered a crime or else the file would be in the Criminal Court," Hassan said. "It's the circumstances of the alleged test that may be in question here."
24 December 2011
"The new Jordan's retail for $180. Some shoppers hope to resell them for twice that price."Merry Christmas.
23 December 2011
...Stefanie Rengel’s young life?
"Though Mr. Snell said in his factum that if moved to the adult Grand Valley Institution in Kitchener, Ont., Ms. Todorovic’s plans for getting a university education would be interrupted, he conceded in court that’s 'probably not correct' and that she would be able to take some courses, if not the very ones she wants."Hang on a second... when exactly did Melissa Todorovic become the victim here?
22 December 2011
Which apparently, I might add... wasn't at... "I might kill another human being"...
"Andrew Caswell, 29, of Jamestown Terrace, had apparently struck the deer on Hincher Road and was driving it to Unity Hospital for treatment, said Greece Police Capt. Steve Chatterton."
Posted by Neo Conservative at 12/22/2011 01:30:00 pm
...wait a minute...
The uproar and bad publicity that ensued when the news broke publicly that the party will not offer media accreditation to bloggers at its upcoming biennial convention was predictable and entirely avoidable, and sends a horrible signal for a party that supposedly hopes to usher in a new era of openness and transparency, beginning with this conference in January.
...the job they did on the Darfur & Rwanda files...
"Our government will correct the inaccuracies in this statement, beginning with the fact that the special rapporteur did not name Canada's minister of Foreign Affairs correctly," spokeswoman Michelle Yao said. "Our government is focused on the needs of the residents of Attawapiskat - not publicity stunts."Shitcan the whole wasteful thing... use the money to drill wells in Africa.
21 December 2011
Just watched CTV... a virtual arm of the Liberal Party of Canada... taking yet another run at the Conservatives on the 11 o'clock news.
This exquisitely choreographed media stunt implied that the only obstacle to springing a Canadian potatoe farmer from a nasty Lebanese jail... was for Stephen Harper to fire up his laptop and gin up a get out of jail free card.
Maybe I'm not as plugged in as Lisa & company... but is that how international diplomacy works? Have these meticulously assembled and suitably sombre family members, after careful consideration & negotiation with the Lebanese government... wait a minute...
Henk Tepper's wife and sister were joined by two Liberal senators who have rallied to the man's cause: Pierrette Ringuette and Mac Harb.Okay, okay... the man behind the curtain... now I get it.
Call me cynical, but again I've gotta ask... is anybody else (professional journalists aside) getting even a little bit tired of politicians shamelessly trotting out tearful family members to take public potshots at the enemy?
Harb said Lebanese officials have indicated that should the federal government make a formal request for Tepper's return to Canada, "that request will take precedent over all other requests."Which is, one... simply not true and, two... has been known not to be true... for a week before the Liberals' little dog & pony show...
"The Lebanese government specifically dismisses the allegation that a simple letter would release Mr. Tepper and affirms that it must act in accordance with Lebanon's international legal obligations when faced with a request for extradition."Are Pierrette Ringuette and Mac Harb actually accusing Lebanon & Algeria of falsifying charges against Mr. Tepper... charges that can be dismissed with a little governmental nudge-nudge-wink-wink? I'm no diplomat, but it seems to me that might not actually help Mr. Tepper's case.
Funny, though how nobody (least of all two unelected Liberal senators) seems to be asking if the charges, (apparently Mr. Tepper is being held on an Interpol warrant) which involve falsifying documentation to ship tainted potatoes to the Middle East... are, in fact, justified.
That, of course, is not something anyone cares to address.
RELATED: Kneejerk political intervention...
...it's a Liberal thing.
Posted by Neo Conservative at 12/21/2011 12:15:00 am
20 December 2011
19 December 2011
...my guns have still killed fewer people... than Michael Bryant's car...
"The former attorney-general for the province of Ontario and a supporter of the registry, says the ad announcing its demise could be construed as contempt of Parliament."Wait a minute, Michael... are there any other issues here?
"Where ordinary suspected criminals correctly have the right to refuse to assist the state in building a case against them, gun owners are denied that critical freedom."
18 December 2011
...makes obligatory photo-op at "Occupy James Bay"...
I'm confused... what exactly did these folks do to make ends meet before Big Gov handed them that 90 million dollar taxpayer-funded meal ticket?
FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Bob Rae is the new "Grey Owl", pining for a life and culture that never really existed except in the minds of paternalistic apologists. If I recall my history, it was feast or famine - and very little in between. It's way past time for the original people of Canada to join us and live successful, healthy lives in places more suitable to accommodate life."And...
"We need to send in a third party manager to audit the LPC books and discover where the $40 million ADSCAM dollars went, bet Chief Bob won't be too willing to let the third party manager come in either."**********
THANK YOU COMMENT MODERATION:
"Dick Cheyne(sic) doesn't even have a heart anymore he has an electric heart without a pulse. Literally he's a Zombie, Dick Cheney is an anti-christ Zombie he's got no heartbeat, think of that, is that not in the scriptures? A man who walks with no heartbeat and feels no remorse for the millions of deaths."I'll spare you the rest of that particular quasi-coherent, pseudo-religious rant.
You go back to occupying mom's basement, nonny.
And then, of course, there's...
"The natives were not this way when the Europeans landed, so it isn't like it's part of their culture, as you would like us to believe."What you fail to mention, nonny... is what they were like... travelling bands of near stone-age scavengers, continually preying on each other... capturing women & children for slaves & practicing cannabalism as the mood took them.
There was very little romance or nobility associated with their lifestyle. Kevin Costner aside, a subsistence hunter-gatherer, in so many ways, is simply the middle age equivalent of a bunch of vagrants tunneling into the urban landscape.
The choice here, is to continue to live in a feudal reservation system, in abject poverty, addiction & misery... or, like so many, for example, in the Asian community, to assimilate and prosper.
Oh yeah, one more thing, nonny. Your comments have a much better chance of being published when they're not bookended by posting multiple instances of "Heil Harper" in the comments here. Twisting my words will also get you an automatic exclusion.
You wanna demonstrate your ignorance, take it back on over to Rabble.ca... they'll love you longtime.
17 December 2011
I've almost lost count of all the people he's strangled with that deadly sweater vest...Interesting though... to see what passes, on a daily basis no less... for "objective" journalism at the once respected Globe & Mail...
"It’s in the nature of true believers and ideologues to believe that any means to their sacred ends are justified. This makes them extremely dangerous people."Or perhaps, you silly little sister... they're merely the febrile cartwheels of your overactive, paranoid left-leaning imagination. How exactly do you get this kind of nonsense into print... you're the publisher's favourite nephew?
"It’s also typical of such people that they’re often motivated by unfathomable resentment and anger, a compulsion not just to better but to destroy their adversaries."
"These are good descriptions of Stephen Harper and those closest to him."
Here's a thought. Why don't you take a little trip down to Barack Obama's exquisitely organised Chicago... and let us know what we need to change up here?
Yeah... that's what I thought.
FROM THE GLOBE COMMENTS:
RELATED: Other golden Globe moments
"For today's top nominee in journalistic cowardice, the fake quote captured above has been quietly removed in the Globe and Mail version, without so much as noting the page has been updated. However, they forgot to fix their rankings - now their 'top ten' infamous quotes begin with #2."**********
UPDATE: Busted twice, still no shame...
Editor's Note: In an earlier version of this gallery that compiled some of the most memorable quotes of 2011, The Canadian Press included a fictitious quote from hockey personality Don Cherry. In fact, the quote attributed to Cherry in The Canadian Press story was taken from a satirical web site by a Toronto-based blogger. This version has been corrected.The real story here, as usual, is in the Globe comments...
Don't laugh... they may just pick this one up and run with it.
No wonder the print media is dying.
16 December 2011
Who says there are no atheists in a foxhole?
• MSNBC’s Scarborough Country, May 2004 •Right, left... nothing... as it should be... was sacred.
"The laugh here is on the polished, sophisticated Europeans. They think Americans are fat, vulgar, greedy, stupid, ambitious, and ignorant and so on. And they’ve taken as their own, as their representative American, someone who actually embodies all of those qualities."
...is willful ignorance...
Many Iraqis seemed either unaware of Thursday's official closing ceremony, or didn't fully believe the Americans were leaving.
"I think the withdrawal is a lie and the Americans are still present, their concrete walls are still here and so are their towers and communications wires."
“I don’t look at polls, I look at what we do,” interim NDP leader Nycole Turmel said.**********
RELATED: Hope, change and...
...what the fucking fuck?
13 December 2011
...the last federal Dipper poohbah apparently couldn't tell a legitimate medical clinic from a sleazy Chinatown rub'n'tug...
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said Tuesday that she’s not sure why federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is focused on new regulations that would require Muslim women wearing niqabs and burkas to show their faces to take the citizenship oath.**********
UPDATE: Once again, the ever-prescient NDP...
...has their pinko fingers on the pulse of the nation...
-- TORONTO -- Canadians overwhelmingly support having Muslim women remove their veils to take the citizenship oath, a poll shows.
Forum Research released figures Thursday showing a whopping 81% of those polled support having women who wear the niqab, or veil, remove it when they swear allegiance during citizenship ceremonies.
“We don’t get a lot of numbers in the 80% range in the polling business,” Forum President Lorne Bozinoff said.
“This is very unusual having people fairly unanimous on an issue like this.”
11 December 2011
That’s where this green obsession leads. It promotes a policy on its moral virtues, not on its real-life impact.
It replaces the mundane requirements of affordability and reliability of power generation with the vague promise that we’re all participating in some planet-saving enterprise if our toasters run on our neighbour’s highly-subsidized solar panels.
Green is the easiest virtue. All it takes in most cases for politicians is simply to say the word often enough and whatever they propose — for a time — gets a pass.
Who would question McGuinty against those “selfish” landowners. Wasn’t Dalton moving towards a greener world?
Enough then. No studies required.
"Benetton claimed coyly that it was using the kiss as a 'symbol of love'. It looked far more like a prelude to an assignation in a bath house."
10 December 2011
"In a back-and-forth exchange that electrified a packed courtroom, a Canadian-Afghan entrepreneur accused of murdering three of his teenaged daughters and his first wife denied the charge, but nonetheless insisted that what had happened was God’s will, and that the four women deserved to die."And, unbelievably, much like O.J. Simpson... Mohammad Shafia tries to portray himself as the victim here...
Some of the answers Mohammad Shafia gave to co-prosecutor Laurie Lacelle left a couple of jurors rolling their eyes in disbelief. In a cold, testy cross-examination, he was told flat-out he was a liar.
09 December 2011
"There, occasionally holding up a large white handkerchief to catch his tears, he attempted to paint a picture of himself as a loving, liberal-minded, generous patriarch — a bit of a free spirit even, prone to handing out money and kisses — whose only wish for his children was happiness."I swear... if there ever was a poster boy for bringing back capital punishment... this guy is it...
" -- KINGSTON, Ont. -- 'May the devil shit on their graves,' Mohammad Shafia told his second wife, Tooba Mohammad Yahya, 20 days after the bodies of the couple’s three teenage daughters and Mr. Shafia’s first wife were recovered from a car in the water at the locks."After he's convicted... they should double-bunk him with Paul Bernardo.
Ontario's Corporate Welfare Bill: $27.7 billion... c'mon, what good conservative doesn't want tax cuts?
"Since the early 1990s, Ontario governments of every partisan stripe have used tax dollars to subsidize private for-profit businesses. For anyone who paid income tax in 2008, the cost of corporate welfare was $424 per Ontarian (or $848 per dual-income couple)."
"By lowering taxes rates for all and offering subsidies to none, Ontario’s government could concentrate its spending and tax policy where it would do the most good."
• OTTAWA • QMI Agency has learned Immigration Minister Jason Kenney will announce Friday in Montreal that the government will move to revoke the allegedly fraudulent citizenships of 2,100 Canadians.Of course, it's one thing to talk about cracking down... and another entirely to actually do it...
• BRANTFORD • A convicted terrorist ordered deported from Canada two decades ago is still living with his family in a modest semi-detached bungalow in Brantford.If we can't dump this guy... then this latest talk is simply more hot air.
Under orders of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the then-25-year-old guerrilla fighter and another man hurled grenades and sprayed the plane with machine-gun fire.
Your move, Mr Kenney.
RELATED: Need another example?
Though thwarted in his efforts to gain refugee status in Canada and facing a deportation order, Chowdhury has avoided expulsion from this country for nearly a decade because of Canada’s legal obligation — the result of a 2001 Supreme Court ruling — not to deport or extradite suspected criminals who may face execution in another country, except in the most “exceptional” circumstances.Oh Canada.
08 December 2011
Isn't this actually a bit of an anti-socialist solution?
• Attawapiskat • "In a letter, Turmel said now is a moment they could come together as parliamentarians by, among other things, calling in the army to deliver much-needed assistance to a community in crisis."Now, Nycole... how about we wait for our aboriginal brothers & sisters to hear back from the United Nations before we launch Operation Enduring Victim.
But, heck... who am I, huh?
Let's ask a Canadian think-tank...
Mark Milke, Alberta director for the Fraser Institute, said neither discrimination nor a lack of money account for the problems in First Nations communities.Here's a question nobody seems to be asking... "Does Chief Spence live in a plywood shack with no plumbing?"
"When you give money to the top and then ask them nicely to distribute it to the bottom, are you really surprised that it doesn't make it to the bottom?"
"The victims are those who unfortunately sit on reserves and are subject to that sort of gamesmanship, which comes along with the way the institution is set up."
Please tell me... 90 million taxpayer dollars later... somebody... anybody... at Attawapiskat has a flush toilet.
07 December 2011
About 17 per cent of inmates in Canadian federal prisons are aboriginal, according to 2007 figures from the Correctional Service of Canada, but aboriginal people make up a little less than 4 per cent of the total population in Canada.
First, kill all the infidels... then kill everybody else...
Two bomb blasts apparently targeting Shia Muslim shrines as hundreds of people gathered to mark the day of Ashoura have killed at least 60 people and injured scores more.Apparently... these folks were guilty of being the wrong flavour of Muslim.
At least 56 people were killed by a suicide bomber who detonated explosives at the gate of the Abu-Ul Fazil shrine in the capital Kabul on Tuesday, many of them children, Afghan officials said.
06 December 2011
• Attawapiskat • "It's nothing new for chiefs from coast to coast to be called out for accountability, Mr. Atleo acknowledged. Ms Spence “has demonstrated transparency and accountability.”I think the first order of business here is to buy Shawn Atleo a new dictionary...
The people of Attawapiskat kicked out the third-party manager when he arrived on Monday.I've seen Chief Spence on the news... stuttering & spinning when asked about the fiscal (cough, cough) irregularities at Attawapiskat. Truth is... I wouldn't trust this woman to run the cash register at the local Tim Hortons.
For what it's worth, though... her crowning public relations achievement has to be...
The only thing Chief Atleo's obsequious, unconditional support of Chief Spence accomplishes is to bring his own judgement (or, more to the point, lack thereof) sharply into focus.
And hey Gloria... that "community of fewer than 2,000 people"... isn't that figure actually 1300 souls? What do you get when you divide that number into $90,000,000?
There's a victim here the media chooses to ignore... the Canadian taxpayer.
If the PM wants to make some real points with the Canadian people at large, he'll stick to his principles and insist on a full audit of these funds.
RELATED: Enough is enough
"The sin, she says, was challenging the dogma maintaining the aboriginal industry: that natives are special; that their traditions possess enlightened ideals and crucial wisdom that must not only be protected, but encouraged."Even if it destroys them.
In his 460-page annual report to the Legislature released Monday, McCarter castigated policies that were a cornerstone of McGuinty’s re-election in the Oct. 6 vote, including Grit claims of 50,000 green jobs being created.Your grandchildren will be paying for this Liberal folly.
The controversial Samsung deal, which will pay the South Korean consortium $110 million over 20 years over and above the already hefty FIT premium in exchange for $7 billion in investment, was done with “no formal economic analysis … to determine whether the deal was prudent.”
The auditor general found billions of dollars in solar and wind projects were approved without appropriate oversight, including and regulatory and planning procedures.
McCarter found the feed-in tariff program (FIT), which pays a premium to generators of green electricity, will add $220 million a year to hydro bills.
...all the financial advice she's getting from her band-appointed financial advisor/common law husband...
• Attawapiskat • The third-party manager appointed to oversee the troubled Attawapiskat First Nation in Northern Ontario was ejected by the community on Monday.Unless, of course, that third party is PAYING ALL THE FREIGHT... right Chief?
"I told them to leave the community because we know that a third party will not work for us and it will do more damage," said Chief Theresa Spence.
The community has received some $90 million in government funding since the Conservatives took office in 2006.
05 December 2011
• MONTREAL • "We receive immigrants from diverse horizons and cultures,” Ms. Apollon, who herself immigrated from Haiti decades ago, said on Sunday. “Behaviours aren’t uniform around the globe. There can be irritants."Yeah, you know... "irritants".
UPDATE: The real story is in the...
...wait for it...
Posted by Neo Conservative at 12/05/2011 02:15:00 pm
The guidelines focus on the wiggle room in the court decisions involving the University of Michigan, suggesting that institutions use other criteria — students’ socioeconomic profiles, residential instability, the hardships they have overcome — that are often proxies for race.Perhaps the only question still on the table is... is the Obama Whitehouse going far enough?
Schools could even grant preferences to students from certain schools selected for, among other things, their racial composition, the new document says.
"Why shouldn't York University accommodate Ashif Jaffer?" The word "accommodate" seems to have acquired the same status as "love," "tolerance" and "peace" -- things that are always good and desirable.
Canada is a just society, after all.
...looks like the McGuinty government has finally decided to do away with "race-based" polic... wait a minute...
These are the dangerous radicals... seriously?
Thank you Mr Premier.
UPDATE: Giving new meaning to the phrase...
..."tools of the fascist regime"...
“The smiles are because immediately prior to this photo-taking, Gary McHale had informed OPP brass that all 8 arrests had been illegal."
"He produced documentary evidence that 16 acres — including, by design, the very spot where he was arrested — of the 100 acres of what was formerly known as Douglas Creek Estates’ actually still belong to Haldimand County, not the provincial government."
04 December 2011
...a billion dollars in hospital construction over-run costs...
"For the nine months ending in September 2011, OPG reaped $259 million in these payments. Since 2009, OEFC has paid OPG $929 million through the contingency support agreements, including $412 million in 2009 and $258 million in 2010."Hey, what's another billion among Liberal friends?
"Ontario's Liberal government has paid out almost $1 billion to private companies to cover new hospital construction overruns, a coalition of community health organizations said Friday."
"Every single privatized P3 hospital is vastly over budget and every single one is late."
02 December 2011
"In the report, Professor Kamal Subhi exemplified the point by describing what he experienced while sitting in a coffee shop in an unnamed Arab state."Oh... my... gawd... it's just like the universally acknowledged & respected Chicken Little Theorem... substituting panties for sky, of course.
"'All the women were looking at me," he wrote. "One made a gesture that made it clear she was available... this is what happens when women are allowed to drive,' he concluded."
Perhaps Saudi scholars will finally get the respect they deserve.
FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Hmm... I love to get in my car and go for a drive, but it has never been THAT exciting. What am I doing wrong? ;)"**********
UPDATE: You figure Globe & Mail editors...
...just peruse the blogosphere... then cobble up their own watered-down fuzzy-bunny versions of current events?
You've gotta love this.
Suddenly, according to the Globe, there's a human rights activist in the mix... shifting focus from the nutty professor and his over-the-top allegations of uncontrollable whoring, induced homosexuality & a craving for pornography to...
"A report given to a high-level advisory group in Saudi Arabia claims that allowing women in the kingdom to drive could encourage premarital sex, a rights activist said Saturday."You check out the first article from Fars News, you'll see that "encourage premarital sex"... doesn't quite cover it.
How a Globe editor gets from... insatiable nymphomaniacs who turn to porn and even... gasp... lesbianism... to satisfy their newly emergent vehicle-based baser urges... without slammin' back mescaline & vodka shooters is anybody's guess.
But, heck... we wouldn't want to offend anyone, right?
No wonder the print media is going down the shitter.
In light of our troops currently winding up a decade long "military engagement" in Afghanistan... I'm wondering if any Islamic organisations here in Canada have taken a position on this latest wrinkle in the fabric of the now allegedly democratic Afghani society...'Cos I'm thinkin' there may still be a few bugs in the system...
Gulnaz's lawyer told the BBC she hoped the government would allow Gulnaz the freedom to choose whom to marry.And where exactly are we on that whole "number 1 heroin supplier to the world" thing?
"In my conversations with Gulnaz she told me that if she had the free choice she would not marry the man who raped her," said Kimberley Motley.
Earlier this month, Gulnaz said that after she was raped she was charged with adultery.
"At first my sentence was two years," she said. "When I appealed it became 12 years. I didn't do anything. Why should I be sentenced for so long?"
The most recent appeal saw her sentence reduced to three years.
...the "victim" card...
01 December 2011
• Toronto • Police say a woman who was found lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the head in the early hours of Tuesday was working in the sex-trade industry.Somebody wanna explain to me why prostitution is always being described as a "victimless" crime?
Leanne Freeman, 23, was originally from Winnipeg but had lived and travelled throughout Ontario, according to police.
Then, there's the guy who was run over by a car after collapsing during a fight... and, oh yeah...
Toronto police are investigating a suspicious death after a passerby called them to an SUV with a man’s body inside on Wednesday morning.Bright lights, big city.
UPDATE: Oops... almost missed one
• TORONTO • Police are investigating after finding a body in a parked car in North York.Crime is down, huh? I can't wait for the weekend.
A person walking by the car parked near Willowdale Ave. and Bishop Ave in the Yonge St. & Finch Ave. W. area noticed the body in an SUV and called police at 1:15 p.m. on Friday.
"The ad intentionally mocks the culture, or what many on the left believe is the culture, of our neighbors to the south and their television programming. Scantly clad women and lots of action is what the Friends of CBC claim will become of the CBC if it were to be privatized."Ironically... it turns out the Ass Man has a history, not with anything remotely American, but with... wait for it... the CBC...
"And how do the 'Friends' mock the culture of our American neighbours? By using a known Canadian pornography photographer and promoter Uncle D, known as 'the Canadian Ass Man'."
• OTTAWA • Years ago, the Cape Breton, N.S., entrepreneur made a pitch to investors on CBC's Dragon's Den but was turned down, with the Dragons saying Uncle D's product was too close to pornography.Yet another classy, blow up in your own face move by Canada's compassionate, intellectual left.
The blogger 'Alberta Ardvark' noticed the actor was the same man.
RELATED: The Nikki Payne of Canadian politics
"We call this the bad, scary guns amendment," said NDP justice critic Jack Harris of the latter measure.Anybody else see NDP leader Nicole Turmel screeching at the PM in the House of Commons about Attawapiskat?
There was also an attempt to rename the bill the 'risking public safety act.'
I swear... I've seen Palestinian suicide-bombers mothers grave-side, displaying more composure than this freak.
She's the gift that keeps on giving.
C'mon, it's time to 'fess up... you voted for these melodramatic asshats... tell me you're not the littlest bit embarrassed right now.
Apparently, Quebec looks a lot like any number of third world autocracies...
• MONTREAL • A report from Quebec Auditor-General Renaud Lachance found that in the latest wave of expansion of the subsidized daycare network, one-fifth of the permits awarded by the Liberal government went to operators who had not passed muster with the bureaucrats evaluating proposals.
...lost the fever...
“You better not go that way,” one protester told them moments earlier. “You’re going to hit democracy.”
...not enough auditors...Wow... lemme get this straight... wooden shacks, no plumbing... obviously this racist Conservative government is intent on starving aboriginal populations into submiss... wait a minute...
Since 2006, the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs alone has provided approximately $80 million (CBC News tonight said it was actually $92 million) to Attawapiskat First Nation, which does not including funding the community will receive this fiscal year.”Question number one here has to be... what's happening to all that cash? And that's a question that applies not just to Attawapiskat... but right across the breadth of this country.
According to the 2001 Census, the population of Attawapiskat was just under 1300 people. That means one federal government ministry gifted the community with over $61,000 for every individual on the reserve.
Some folks, somewhere... are sitting on a Tony Montana size mountain 'o cash.
Which brings us back to the actual problem here. If, despite this annual obscene infusion of billions of taxpayer dollars, aboriginal peoples are still living in abject poverty... apart, of course, from the aforementioned epidemic of widescreen televisions... it's because their (cough, cough) "leaders" are screwing them over.
And that, my friends, is part of a bigger picture.
The oft-quoted figure of 8 to 12 billion dollars gifted annually to First Nations communities seems to be one of the largest continuing expenses in the federal budget... and it's obviously not working.
Well, I'm with Kathy Shaidle... it's time to think outside the sweatlodge...
The solution to Canada’s intractable “Indian problem” seems obvious: Give every card-carrying native one million dollars cash, tax-free. (It will be the last tax-free perk they’ll ever enjoy and the last government entitlement they’ll be eligible to receive.)Every aboriginal a millionaire... no more 10 billion taxpayer dollars down the toilet every year.
In return, they drop all treaty disputes and other suits against the government and the Catholic Church. Then they move off the reserves.
This Crown land will be turned into toxic waste dumps and - assuming some of the natives get homesick - maximum-security prisons.
30 November 2011
...right up until the part where you started getting naked...
O’Brien testified he heard blood-curdling screams at his neighbours’ front door.Hey... you never know... it worked for O.J.
"People were screaming, ‘Stop,’ and ‘Help,’ so I went inside their house." He confronted one intruder on the upper landing, wrestled with him and as they tumbled together down the stairs, O’Brien’s black trousers fell to his ankles, court heard.
He said he removed his pants, left them and his shoes in the living room, and raced upstairs to discover Varughese’s body in the bedroom doorway.
Meanwhile... in other "justice" system news...
-- TOPEKA, Kan. -- A man who held a Kansas couple hostage in their home while fleeing from authorities is suing them, claiming that they broke an oral contract made when he promised them money in exchange for hiding him from police.
The couple has asked a judge to dismiss the suit.
...who didn't have a problem turning Mike Tyson (with his dozens of pre-pro career arrests) into a modern day folk hero?C'mon... does anybody really doubt that fighters are simply small interchangeable parts in a huge money-making machine?
"Women’s boxing will be an Olympic sport for the first time in 2012. Being asked to wear miniskirts is a little like saying, 'Come to the party, but use the back entrance – and dress like it’s Slutoween'."Miniskirts, huh?
Let's face it people... these folks are basically modern day gladiators.
Frankly I'm a little surprised they haven't handed them swords & shields... or baseball bats... or put lions back into the mix.
How they dress them up is probably the least objectionable part of the industry.
...24 hour archeology channel...
The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project aims to – in three years time – map 14 square kilometres of the Stonehenge Landscape using the latest geophysical imaging techniques, 'virtually excavating' Salisbury Plain.Less "Little Mosque on the Prairie"... more "Time Team", please.
They'll then recreate visually the iconic prehistoric monument and its surroundings as it was in the third millennium BC.
29 November 2011
"...yell stop again..."
"The act drew a sharp rebuke from London. British Prime Minister David Cameron called it 'outrageous and indefensible' and warned the Iranian government will face 'serious consequences' for 'its unacceptable failure' to protect diplomats in line with international law."Maybe it's time to stop yammering and actually start tightening the screws, huh?
"He said those measures would be considered in coming days."
Oh right... taking action is only something those nasty neocons would consider.
And while we're evoking the good ol' days... look at who else is making news...
"President Obama's slow ride down Gallup's daily presidential job approval index has finally passed below Jimmy Carter, earning Obama the worst job approval rating of any president at this stage of his term in modern political history."**********
RELATED: Yet another rush to judgement
"She has been declared inadmissible four times. Three times she won another chance through a court appeal; twice more her request for an exemption by the immigration minister was turned down; and twice a court ordered a reconsideration."Oh Canada.
"What matters here is the precedent being set. After the witch hunt against the CBC, who’s next? Museums, obviously. And then what?"Your Globe & Mail... never afraid to ask the really hard questions.
28 November 2011
The planned ad, provided Sunday to The Globe and Mail, pictured the wrong version of that gun, one that is already restricted and will still have to be registered after Parliament votes to scrap the registry for most long guns.Now maybe that explains everything... you know... like how a non-legally blind, non-special needs adult could mistake a legitimate medical therapy outlet... for a sleazy Chinatown rub'n-tug.
Now the NDP hastily changing the billboards in time for them to be put up in three cities this week, picturing a different gun – a Steyr HS .50 – which is a non-restricted firearm. “We are updating it,” said NDP national director Chantal Vallerand.
Of course... it's not like we haven't seen this sort of hastily manufactured propaganda before...
"So when Hanoi Jane Taber teams up with National Liberal Fund director Adam Smith... to rage against deconstruction of the 2 billion dollar "Farmer Bob Rifle Registry"... why exactly do they lead off with a picture of a prohibited assault rifle with an illegal 30 round clip?"Facts? We don' need no steenkin' facts!!!
UPDATE: Airbrushing the Politburo
Ah, yes... the correction. This makes it all better.
What's the world coming to... when you can't even drive your armoured personnel carrier down to the local grocery store without getting sniped by your nasty Tea Party neighbours?
"The Steyr HS .50 can pierce an armoured target from a kilometre-and-a-half away."The NDP... protecting you from, well... anything you can possibly imagine.
THANK YOU COMMENT MODERATION:
From the same dumb anony-bunny who's always screeching about the "machine gun" registry...
"Thank you mein Fuehrer! Heil Harper!"Yup, nonny... you do all the work for me.
...after yet another unsettling trip to the Devil's Armpit.
Just got the post-surgical signoff on my recently repaired knee... seems all is as it should be. I'm told another 6 weeks I'll be tap-dancing my way out to the woodpile.
Really lousy sleep last night... probably should have spent another night at Mrs Neo's bro's... but I really just wanna be back in my cave, surrounded by my tribe.
Loaded up on caffeine & sugar at the highway rest stop, but may just find myself a secluded spot out by the big rigs and grab some safety zees. No sense tempting the gawds.
Must be gettin' old... time was I'd put myself on autopilot... damn the torpedoes and drive on.
Older AND wiser... I guess that's something.
27 November 2011
...to use food banks and sleep under bridges... and then, suddenly... nay, miraculously...
Here's a question, folks... do any of you actually know... and I mean personally... any of the self-named "99 percenters" who are camped out at these gaudy victimfests?
Do these incoherent, unwashed protestors huddled around the "sacred fire" huffing taxpayer subsidised medical marijuana truly represent your interests... or is it just the same, tired ol' demographic of "professional" loudmouths who turn up to smash windows, burn a few police cars and provide the same over-rehearsed soundbites to the same gullible "journalistas"?
It sure doesn't stop the MSM from buying into all of their specious arguments, does it?
I mean... are we all going down the financial shitter... or trampling fellow shoppers in a mad rush to satiate our evil inner-capitalist? Which is it... Tickle-Me Elmo... or pass the goddamn syringe?
I wish Peter & Lisa and David Suzuki would make up their minds... because they can't have it both ways... unless we let them.
Hmmm, gonna go out on a limb here... and hazard a guess you ain't gonna find him in his birthday suit at some sketchy Chinatown massage parlour either...BUT IT'S STILL NOT NEWS.
FROM THE COMMENTS:
"I do not have a problem with legalizing all drugs: pot, cocaine, heroin PROVIDED we completely dismantle the welfare state; medicare, pharmacare, public education, social assistance including CPP and OAS."**********
"If one chooses to waste their life on drugs (including booze & tobacco) I should not be compelled to pay the bill."
RELATED: Who's torquing your headlines?
Here's a hint... it ain't Karl Rove or the Tea Party...
Britain’s leading green activist research centre spent £15,000 on seminars for top BBC executives in an apparent bid to block climate change sceptics from the airwaves, a vast new cache of leaked ‘Climategate’ emails has revealed.**********
They show that University staff vetted BBC scripts, used their contacts at the Corporation to stop sceptics being interviewed and were consulted about how the broadcaster should alter its programme output.
LAST WORD: Yup... that's just how...
...I remember it.
26 November 2011
...let's start rounding up those farmers, duck hunters and skeet shooters... yet again...
• TORONTO • A concierge was shot in the leg after confronting an armed man in a downtown condo.**********
It happened at a building across from Harbourfront Centre at Queens Quay West and Lower Simcoe Street.
RELATED: New mandatory "spork" regulation?
Three men were stabbed in a fight in the entertainment district overnight.
Police say they found the victims in two different locations when they arrived in the area around 2:30 a.m.
25 November 2011
...and almost free...
• MONTREAL • The playgrounds, hallways and cafeterias of Quebec’s largest school board will soon be French-only zones as authorities move to silence other languages, even during recess.Just another step on the road to cultural fascism.
In a bid to ensure its 110,000 students master French, the Commission scolaire de Montréal has announced a new code of conduct declaring French de rigueur at all times during the school day.
FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Isn't that the same thing that happened in the Residential Schools?"
"If we kept control of our lands then you would never have to pay taxes."(via sda)
"You would live free and be free to pursue your own way of life if we claimed this land." "We would never leave anybody starving or homeless."
"Every cent we made off of resources would be evenly distributed among those that are struggling and those that are well off would help those that are less fortunate."
24 November 2011
"Mr. Wade and his partners, who wished to remain anonymous, said they will soon release the patch to Dingleberry.it, where users can download it to jailbreak their own tablets."
"'Now that it’s opened up, you’re going to see a lot more attacks on RIM,' Mr. Wade said. 'It may actually even boost RIM’s sales'."
23 November 2011
I had mixed feelings about hunting from the start. I like the outdoors and being alone in the bush. A summer job tree planting near White River was enjoyable as much for its solitude as anything else. I liked the idea of taking up one of my father’s pastimes.Scenario 2:
I believe anyone who eats meat should probably confront the fact that an animal is killed so they can do so. And I know most hunted animals have a better life and death than commercially raised and slaughtered livestock.
I also like eating venison.
Occupiers gathered around the edge of the garbage truck to lambaste city officials. “That’s why we don’t like public officials, because you do stuff like this,” one man shouted.Identify the 99%.
Other protesters were arguing with police, accusing them of unjustly "destroying our home" and "propping up a corrupt system." Others were beating a drum and chanting “we occupy” and “make the rich pay.”
Protesters had been shouting at police, with a spontaneous chant erupting of “Whose park? Our park.”
Just how long does it take... for a King Dipper wannabe... to repudiate everything Saint Jacko ever stood for? -- ANSWER -- at least 24 hours... the paperwork is incredible...
"Cullen and three other candidates said they wouldn't bring it back."Yet another courageous socialist stand, huh Thomas?
"A fourth big-city candidate, Thomas Mulcair of Montreal, said through a spokesman that he wasn't at this point taking a position on the issue."
I guess the poll results aren't in yet.
FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Cullen is my MP and has opposed the gun registry from the start, or so he says. He has managed to be absent from the HOC every time it comes up for a vote."Gotta love those flexible Dipper principles.
Property rights & self defence... oh, the horror...
"The Harper government has re-introduced legislation that expands the circumstances under which a citizen’s arrest can be made and that also aims to simplify laws related to self-defence and defence of property."Hey, call me wacky... that sounds... especially in light of the recent David Chen fiasco... like a good thing.
I guess, though... I'm not as visionary as "professional" journalist Douglas Quan... who boldly tosses a soupçon of post-Harper, (aka post-apocalyptic) spice into the journalistic stew...
"Some [APPARENTLY UNSPECIFIED... my emphasis] legal and security experts have expressed concerns the proposed reforms could lead to vigilantism, but the government says there are enough safeguards in place."Really, Doug... "some" people? And they have "expertise", you say?
Would you care to elaborate... or should we just picture half-starved, trans-gendered, young offender shoplifters dangling from shopping centre lamp posts?
I swear... these days it's all about vague, unsubstantiated throw-away lines.
Do papers actually employ editors anymore?
RELATED: That's not journalism...
...this is journalism...
"What's so damned special about junkies that they merit the equivalent of a taxpayer funded drunk drivers' lane with rescue teams at the ready?"
Until not a single McDreamy socialist ass... remains unkissed.
I swear, there's no one who represents that unrepentant dumbed-down bias like the Globe's Jane Taber. What's life without a dream, huh Janie? And, hey... you get a twofer here... a celebration of Juicy Justin putting yet another one of those dumb as dogshit tea-party wannabees in their place.
You go, girl... all that was missing were the dulcet tones of "Abraham, Martin & John."
Gawd... I miss actual news.
And what about Lisa Laflamme's presentation of Sidney Crosby's chiropracter's upside-downy spinny machine on CTV's national newscast?
I didn't exactly follow Doctor Boneshaker's explanation about "bees in your head"... but I'm sure it involves the same sort of rigorous double-blind testing that Breathe-Rite Nasal Strips are subject to.
How exactly does any of this promote intelligent discourse? No wonder the citizen-media is so popular these days.
UPDATE: It gets better...
"We are amused, but hardly surprised, to see that the mainstream media has moved beyond writing questions for the Liberals, and is now writing their points of order too."
22 November 2011
-1611- Carter: "It seems that a few people have a very strong say, and no matter how much talking goes on beforehand, the big decisions are made at the eleventh hour by a select core group."Hmmm... maybe we're not all gonna die after all, huh?
UPDATE: Get the goodies here
"Canada must first be certified as a fit place to send a convicted terrorist, a nation not likely to permit him to attack the United States, and one that has control of its prisons."
...on my latest visit to the Devil's Armpit for a little day surgery...
Just this week, an opinion poll showed that new arrivals believe just as strongly as home-grown Canadians that people who come to this country should adapt and integrate.Perhaps somebody oughta share that news with the TDSB.
The vast majority of immigrants don’t want separate schools or different treatment. They just want to be treated like everyone else.
On my cab ride back from the hospital to Mrs Neo's brother's place, I had quite a conversation with my driver. A Pakistani Muslim, who had spent 20 years working in Saudi Arabia... this man had enthusiastically embraced the Canadian Dream.
Sure, he wasn't chairing the board of a top 10 Canadian corporation... but it sounded like his two sons (one finishing up a business degree at York University, the other enrolled in a Systems Information co-op program at Waterloo) had every chance of making that a reality.
This guy was articulate & intelligent and despite being employed at a job far below his capabilities... was thankful to be here in Ontario. Like the Italian immigrants who came to Canada in the middle of the last century and built Toronto brick by brick... he was making a better life for his family.
And driving a cab was the price he was willing... nay, eager... to personally pay to make that happen.
The point is... his children were excelling within the system... and he would no more have enrolled them at Token U than poked himself in the eye with a sharp stick.
That, my friends, is the type of person who will ensure that Canada continues to be the shining beacon of democracy that it has been these last 350 years.
This man is worth a dozen Occubots. Maybe we could arrange some sort of exchange program with socially & financially disadvantaged countries to swap out some of our misfit toys.
RELATED: Compare & contrast
There is, of course, two sides to every coin...
"After receiving no response to the jiggling rope, Hamed got in his car and left, driving through the night to Montreal, about three hours away."
21 November 2011
...on the face of this earth... and used that money to prop up health care... how many lives you figure you could save?
When an honest history of this period in the United States is written, it will not be kind to the corporate cronyism that preyed upon public ignorance of earth science to create a crisis — global warming — to exploit and loot the Treasury.
In the best wind spots on earth, over 14,000 turbines were simply abandoned. Spinning, post-industrial junk which generates nothing but bird kills.
“If I go home, most probably they will kill me.”
19 November 2011
Hey, c'mon now... he jiggled the damn rope...
Hamed was urging them to make a U-turn so they could return to the motel, when all of a sudden the car went into the water, he said. So he sounded the horn of the Lexus, then got a rope.Well, you certainly can't ask for a more heroic effort than that.
"I put the rope a few times in the water ... nothing happened," Hamed said. "I moved it a little bit to see if they take it."
After receiving no response to the jiggling rope, Hamed got in his car and left, driving through the night to Montreal, about three hours away.I can only hope the systemically racist Canadian justice system is getting poor Hamed counselling for his traumatic experience here.
He didn't call police or tell his parents because he thought he would get in trouble for allowing Zainab to drive.