30 March 2012

Toronto Council, uh...members...

...look into stiffening regulations...

sniffers row

• TORONTO • Hogtown’s licensing AND STANDARDS (my emphasis) committee got a front row seat for a pole dance Thursday.

That’s when the dance, set to an opera-techno music mix started, complete with pylons marking off a safety area around the portable, pole-dancing stage.

“I think overall the presentation was A GRACIOUS APPEAL (AGAIN, my emphasis) to the committee,” Licensing Chairman Councillor Cesar Palacio said.
Well, Cesar... I sure hope you stuffed a few bills into somebody's g-string.

Just something else to think about, Toronto... while you're writing out that whopping municipal tax cheque.


29 March 2012

The Power of the Press

Given the sleight of hand we've all seen the mainstream media deploy in recent days, one has to wonder what the term "professional journalist" really means. I had always thought... naively as it turns out... the word "professional" referred to a higher standard... someone who had served an apprenticeship and was capable of performing at peak proficiency.

Well... silly me.

The Trayvon Martin shooting is a case in point. Apparently pumping up the emotional quotient of the story trumps any & all facts.

worth a thousand wordsLet me explain.

The accused shooter, George Zimmerman, is constantly referred to as a "white hispanic"... which, I'm assuming refers to mixed race parentage. Using this sort of classification... one would have to refer to President Obama as a "black caucasian."

The only possible use of this term is to exacerbate racial tension.

In addition, much of the reportage has centered on Mr Zimmerman carrying a licensed, legal firearm... the implication being that he's one of those crazy, right-wing gun nuts. Turns out, Zimmerman is actually a registered Democrat, but hey... let's not get too wrapped up in details.

In stark contrast, Trayvon, an (albeit thrice suspended) high-school senior, was only armed with bag of candy and a can of soda.

But ask yourself... was it really that black & white? Evidence & eyewitness testimony... glossed over by the majority of news outlets, suggest otherwise.

Most significantly, Trayvon is less the Cosby kid than is being portrayed.

The thing I find most objectionable, apart from the superficiality of the coverage is the use of pictures to reinforce the media's initial premise that this was a one-sided hate crime.

Witness how the two parties are being portrayed... George Zimmerman by a booking photo from 2005 and Trayvon Martin as a smiling tween from a photo of similar vintage.

In the photos above, you get a better idea of who both of these men are today.

Heck, don't take my word for it... get it straight from the Tweeter's mouth...
trayvon tweetsGo on, click on the Twitpic... I dare you.

Oh, yeah... one more thing. Ask yourself which picture the almighty Globe & Mail uses in their most recent article, which incredibly, is citing photographic evidence to make their point. Go to the big picture at the top of the post to find out.

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UPDATE: From Cosby Kid to Tupac

...second Trayvon twitter feed found...

hoist by his own petard

"Plzz shoot da #mf dat lied 2 u!"
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LAST WORD: Speaking of victims...
oops


28 March 2012

No Tommy, you dumb bunny...

...there's this thing called "majority government"...all bluster, no meatAnybody else getting tired of the media highlighting the same old nonsensical, partisan rhetoric?

Today's papers are full of "pronouncements" by the Opposition parties predicting utter chaos & disaster as a result of the upcoming Conservative budget.

The fact is, not having read a single word of this document, these idiots are, as per usual, doing nothing useful... instead merely screaming blindly into the hyper-partisan wind.

And why do they do it?

I guess because it works.

Wake up, sheeple. Demand more from your elected representatives... AND the media.


27 March 2012

The ongoing pussification of Al Sharpton

Who says there's never a "community organiser" around when you really need one?
hang 'em high
• Meet Mikhail Muhammad & friends •

"We're here to make them do their job," organizer Mikhail Muhammad said on Monday. "We will support Trayvon's family, but we are military."

"According to the street people's law, (George Zimmerman) has been charged with murder -- according to street law, according to God's law."
Turns out Mr Muhammad was a little hazy on whose law he was referring to.
Muhammad said the U.S. Constitution grants people the right to make a citizen's arrest, although he also said, a short time later, that he "doesn't obey the white man's law, I don't follow the American law."
Which raises the suddenly awkward question of what happens to Mr Zimmerman after his "citizens military arrest."

Well, Mikhail... best wishes on your latest campaign to straighten out all those misperceptions North American society may have about threats & violence in the black community.

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UPDATE: Airbrushing the Politburo...

...remember how the MSM always used that picture of a 13 year-old Omar Khadr?

trayvon's tarnished halo
"Suspended THREE times for drugs, truancy and graffiti and 'caught carrying a burglary tool'."
And, hey... maybe Twitter is useful for something after all...

trayvon tweets
Among many Tweets, the Wagist claims, is a message from his cousin implying that Trayvon attacked a bus driver.

'Yu ain't tell me yu swung on a bus driver,' a user Tweeted to Travyon's alleged account five days before he was killed.
Click on before/after pictures for more.


Wait a minute... I seem to remember...

...what happened the last time the Dippers were yankin' on the levers of political power...from the folks who brought you rae daysTwo words, campers... RAE DAYS.


26 March 2012

Your CBC in action... "We don' need..."

"...no steenkin' witness..."

George Zimmerman, 28, fatally shot the black 17-year-old on Feb. 26 while on a neighbourhood watch shift in Sanford, Fla. Trayvon Martin was returning to his father's house from a convenience store with a bag of Skittles candy and a can of iced tea when the shooting took place. Martin was not armed.

There have been suggestions the killing was racially motivated.
Oh, wow... big bad racist shoots unarmed black kid holding a bag of candy. Pretty powerful imagery. All that's missing here are mounted Klansmen and a flaming crucifix.

In addition, a large component of the story here is the allegedly racist Florida police department not charging Zimmerman with murder. The chief of the department has been forced to step down. But, is it possible... just possible... that not charging Zimmerman had something to do with their investigation... or evidence?
"The Florida neighbourhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin told police that the teenager punched him to the ground and began pounding his head into the pavement, it has emerged."
Of course, you don't wanna simply take the word of the shooter... I mean, what else is he gonna say?

But how about testimony (a decidedly non-CBC account) from an eyewitness?
One man's testimony could be key for the police.

"The guy on the bottom who had a red sweater on was yelling to me: 'help, help'... I told him to stop and I was calling 911."

Trayvon Martin was in a hoodie; Zimmerman was in red.

The witness only wanted to be identified as "John," and didn't not want to be shown on camera. His statements to police were instrumental, because they backed up Zimmerman's claims, saying those screams on the 911 call are those of Zimmerman.

"When I got upstairs and looked down, the guy who was on top beating up the other guy, was the one laying in the grass, and I believe he was dead at that point," John said.
Apparently, prior to being shot, poor defenseless little Trayvon was the aggressor in this conflict.

Just another little factoid you aren't gonna see highlighted on Canada's national broadcaster.

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RELATED: Tried & convicted by CBC Radio
"If Trayvon Martin really did attack George Zimmerman, he did it armed with an iced tea and a bag of Skittles."
Well... not exactly....
George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch crime captain who shot dead 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, originally told police in a written statement that Martin knocked him down with a punch to the nose, repeatedly slammed his head on the ground and tried to take his gun, a police source told ABC News.
Which, not to tweak anyone's liberal sensibilities too hard... is supported by the physical evidence AND an eyewitness.

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LAST WORD: The 8th stage of grief

And, hey... how about that "healing" community support? Here's another story you aren't gonna see on CBC...

community support

I guess it's just "unfortunate", because... as we all know, racism is a one-way street... even if you're Latino.

(via BCF)


Dalton McSlippery's Ontario...

...strikes yet another blow for oppressed womankind...get it on, bang the gongI guess Jack Layton was just ahead of his time...

"The judges conceded that brothels can be used to conceal underaged prostitutes or those trafficked from foreign countries, but said those ills must be attacked as best the police are able."
Yeah, you know... like going after the "real" criminals.

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RELATED: Globe & Mail jumps in...

...it's about "health & safety" stupid...
"The laws around prostitution make it impossible to hire, say, a bodyguard or a driver, or to work out of an apartment."
Of course, the same thing could be said about dealing crack up at Jane & Finch... to wit, that it is an inherently dangerous enterprise.

Perhaps the question ought to be... should the government be enabling behavior that apparently attracts criminals and sociopaths like, say... salmon attracts grizzly bears?

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FROM THE GLOBE COMMENTS:
land of the brave, home of the lubed


24 March 2012

Dear Barack... I'm sure the...

...Brotherhood appreciates the helping hand...

U.S. officials and lawmakers said Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has determined that it was in the U.S. national interest to allow $1.3 billion in military assistance to flow. She also certified that Egypt is meeting its obligations to the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, which frees up an additional $200 million in economic aid, they said.


23 March 2012

Separate AND not Equal...

...the new face of Canadian justice...

justice, eh

“When sentencing an aboriginal offender, courts must take judicial notice of such matters as the history of colonialism, displacement, and residential schools and how that history continues to translate into lower educational attainment, lower incomes, higher unemployment, higher rates of substance abuse and suicide, and, of course, higher levels of incarceration for aboriginal peoples.”
Orwell was right.

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RELATED: In other "cultural relativism" news...

...and yes, that'd be in Toronto...
In terms of physical punishment, the book advises that a husband may scold her, “beat by hand or stick,” withhold money from her or “pull (her) by the ears,” but should “refrain from beating her excessively.”

The store’s manager, who didn’t give his name, said the book had been sold out for some time, and the store’s owner, whom the manager identified as Shamim Ahmad, refused to comment for the story.


22 March 2012

Well... he's a "national" something

Just ask the compasssionate, intellectual left...

“To just kind of have this drive-by smear of charities with whom the government doesn’t agree is just a dangerous, dangerous way to go,” Jim Cowan, the Liberal leader in the Senate said.
Yup... why can't we all be more like Doctor David & Mr C?
"David Suzuki has called for political leaders to be thrown in jail for ignoring the science behind climate change.
Apparently the good doctor is, yet again, confusing the government of Canada with the Junta in Myanmar.

Have your say...dr fruitly strikes again


Po-tay-toe, po-tah-toe...

...the over-hyped, faux dramatic world of professional journalism...all's well that ends well"Wrong"... wrong how, Oliver?

"Talks began. The substance of several of the exchanges was relayed to the media and the suspect seems to have been 'keen' to explain his motives."
Hmmm, lemme see... serial murder... public confession... and an expeditious sentencing...
"Mr. Merah died moments later after tumbling from the bathroom window, still firing."
Yes, Oliver... "keen" is a very good word. I'm sure Mr. Merah was enthusiastic about his, uh... work. Especially the murdering children part of it.

Funny, though... not a single mention of the word "justice."

I'm thinkin' this one worked out just fine.

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UPDATE: They had to dust this guy...

...to cover up their unbelievable incompetence.


15 March 2012

Just something to think about, Toronto...

...while you're writing that whopper municipal tax cheque...
waste, waste and more waste

"The former chief financial officer of Toronto’s embattled public housing agency could be forced to pay back nearly $60,000 for the free “executive model” vehicle he drove while allegedly pocketing a car allowance of up to $600 per month."
Apparently, the housing isn't the only thing that's "affordable."


Pay attention, mere mortals...

...here's how the "pros" do it...
it sure smells like shit


14 March 2012

You say to-may-toe...

...I say to-mah... er, well... bullshit...

“Liberals are committed to co-operating with this investigation,” Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae said. “We are setting the standard for openness and transparency, and we expect that all other political parties will follow suit.”
Of course, there's "openness and transparency" AND THEN there's "Liberal openness and transparency"...
Speaking to reporters later, Mr. Rae acknowledged the bounty of materials provided to Elections Canada did not include information on a Liberal robo-call in Guelph that attacked Conservative candidate Marty Burke for his stand on abortion.
Hmmm... didn't the Liberal Party also not acknowledge that they were behind this attack... in contravention of Election Canada laws?

Stand by for opposition mouthpiece Ted Betts to jump to Mr Rae's defense in three, two...

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RELATED: Dirty tricks... it's a Liberal thing
“Mr. Carroll remains willing to voluntarily appear and respect the invitation that was originally extended to him on March 8, 2012,” the letter said. “Ultimatums and threats without legal foundation are unnecessary, undignified and abusive.”
You know... unlike splashing someone's messy divorce all over the internet.


13 March 2012

Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh

The sound of mind-boggling butchery...

"At some point the slaughter of birds and bats by taxpayer-subsidized wind turbines is going to trigger serious legal action. ... If the full force of the Migratory Bird Treaty and the Endangered Species Act were brought to bear on these unsightly killing machines, investors would turn their backs on this artificial industry in a heartbeat."
(via sda)


12 March 2012

And Grannie... what big eyes, er, teeth...

...oh, never mind...

The per capita rate of new syphilis cases across Canada has soared almost 10-fold since 2000, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Chlamydia rates, after falling through most of the 1990s, have jumped 66% since 2000, with more than 87,000 total new cases in 2009.

The phenomenon seems particularly relevant to middle-aged and older people, who appear to be flooding to dating websites, and are generally less apt to practise safe sex, suggest some analysts.
It's a brave new world.


Coyne of the realm... a short thesis

Compare this to the inarticulate, hyper-partisan argle-bargle spewing out the piehole of your average "Honourable Member"...

"What I believe in are a set of principles having to do with the freedom of the individual, the usefulness but not infallibility of markets, and the legitimate but limited role of the state."

"So before you ask, where is conservatism going, perhaps it would be better to ask: where has it gone?"
Lucid, coherent, principled.

We, as Canadians, desperately need more of this.

(via sda)


Looks like the Poutine's about to...

...hit the fan...getting to the bottom of a sticky, sleazy mess**********

ASK A LIBERAL LAWYER: We don' need...

...no steekin' proof...

"So yes, electoral fraud occurred. Obviously. Who did it? Seems pretty obviously a few Conservatives."
Yes, of course... I blame Stephen Harper. Somebody get a rope.

Hey, Ted... have you passed on your "insider knowledge" to Elections Canada yet?

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UPDATE: The plot thickens...
A fake video confession was posted on YouTube in which someone falsely claiming to be former Conservative staffer Michael Sona took the fall for the infractions to the Elections Act.

Sources who know Mr. Sona told The Globe it was not him on the video and the person making the false confession is obviously not the same Mr. Sona whose pictures adorn the Internet in the company of a number of senior Conservative ministers.


11 March 2012

Bright lights, big city...

...don't piss off the neighbours...

-- TORONTO -- A woman murdered in her North York apartment was behaving erratically and hanging around with strangers recently, a homicide detective said. He said her “erratic behaviour” included “screaming at people, unprovoked.”

An autopsy revealed that blunt force trauma on the body of Linda Thomas, 60, “is consistent with a significant beating to various parts of her body,” Browne told The Toronto Sun.
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RELATED: Register this, copper!!!
-- TORONTO -- Two men are facing a total of 36 weapon and drug-related charges after sharp-eyed Toronto Police officers became suspicious of a parked vehicle.

Abdiweli Abdullahi, 23, of Toronto, faces 18 charges, including possessing pot, unauthorized possession of a restricted firearm with its serial number altered, two counts of having a gun contrary to a prohibition order, possession of ammo, carrying a concealed weapon and six counts of breaching court release orders.

Co-accused Siyadin Abdi, 27, of Toronto, was charged with possessing pot, unauthorized possession of a firearm, having a gun with an altered serial number, possessing ammunition contrary to a prohibition order and carrying a concealed weapon.


"If it only saves one life"

winter sports registryLiberal Party of Canada calls for "Winter Sports Registry"...

"On its website in describing skicross, Alpine Canada says, 'It's been called NASCAR on skis.'"

"And winter sport's answer to a roller derby. However you describe it, you can't claim ski cross — or skier-X, as it's also known — is boring."

"Zoricic is the second Canadian freestyle team member to die in a skiing accident this year."


As I grabbed my coffee and my laptop...

...I happened to look over at the floor of the passenger side and saw this...

"Jesus. I think the only thing missing was a bottle of chloroform and a rag."


Oh Canada

That was then...

A judge sentenced Mr. Tobin to three years in prison and a seven-year driving ban last year for his role in the death of a close friend on Christmas Eve 2010.
...this is now...
The son of former Newfoundland premier Brian Tobin has been granted day parole after serving six months in jail for a drunk-driving stunt that killed his friend.


10 March 2012

Frank Valeriotte, Liberal MP for Guelph...

...has responded...

“This was an issue based call, not a voter suppression call. It was paid for by our campaign.”
So, apparently... there's good robocalling too.

I look forward to seeing Peter Mansbridge devote a full episode of the National... to Liberal hypocrisy.


Mating calls of the lunatic left...

...a continuing series... "oh, oh... oh my gawd!!!"
mating call of the lunatic left**********

FROM THE COMMENTS:

"The appropriate term is .....community organizer......"
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UPDATE: Where's there's smoke...
Late today we found out that Ms. Fluke is now being repped by the progressive PR agency SKDKnickerbocker where Anita Dunn, the former Obama communications director is the managing editor.


Have your say

yes or no


09 March 2012

STOP... or I'll yell stop again!!!

Remember, the next time you run across a knife-wielding lunatic... forget 911... just call an aging flower child...

Sewell will ask that the primary goals in any policy should be to de-escalate and defuse situations instead of exercising policies of control.

Sewell is asking that use of force protocols should be suspended when dealing with individuals in a mental crisis.
Ex-Mayor McPeace then cites two recent incidents as an indictment of Toronto police... unfortunately leaving out a few pertinent details.

So let's fill in the blanks, shall we?

Meet Michael Eligon...
"After leaving the hospital, the 5-foot-11, 160-pound man is believed to have injured someone (the Globe & Mail has a witness saying Eligon stabbed a shopper and injured a police officer) inside a nearby convenience store before trying to hijack a car."
And Sylvia Klibingaitis...
SIU director Ian Scott said Sylvia Klibingaitis made a 911 call saying she was armed with a knife and was going to commit a crime.

“She went directly toward the subject officer holding the knife in a threatening manner,” he stated. The officer pulled out his service pistol and pointed it at Klibingaitis while stepping backward toward the street.
Sorry, folks... you're out in public with a deadly weapon and moving towards an armed copper with speed & intent... all bets are off.

Except, of course, if you're one of John Sewell's merry band of Yoko-channeling anarchists.


Live and don't learn

Looks like the Socialist-in-Chief is giving government by Rubiks Cube another couple of violent twists...

In a move reminiscent of a process that led to the housing crisis in 2008, the Federal Housing Administration will insure refinanced mortgages for an estimated 2 million to 3 million borrowers who won't have to submit to the usual validation process.
And what does that mean exactly? I guess it's one of those hopey-changey deals...
Departing from the normal underwriting process, the FHA will insure the mortgages without verifying whether the borrowers hold jobs or receive income.
Ah, yes... trust... AND don't verify.

The mating call of the lunatic left.


07 March 2012

New Democratic Party set to announce...

...new Junkie Apprenticeship Programme...

That makes it hard for even experienced drug addicts to estimate what kind of a dose they're getting, Shahin said. Guess wrong and a drug user could wind up overdosing or dead.
Apparently there's a right way and a wrong way to scrape & inject the goo off bootleg fentanyl patches.

Darwin was right.

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RELATED: Yeah, catering to addicts...

...that should be our number 1 priority...
The most recent and urgent warning has come from B.C. Finance Minister Carole Taylor whose analysts estimated that public health spending could consume 71 per cent of the provincial budget by 2017.
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COMPASSIONATE, INTELLECTUAL LEFT REPLIES:
"Typical fascist, destroy our social support system, revert to dog eat dog and command anyone who disagrees to personally take responsibility for everyone that the fascists are destroying."
Unlike your merry band of society-enriching junkies, whores & thugs, huh nonny?

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LAST WORD: Party of love & forgiveness...

...finds it's inner Nixon...
"NDP sources said Thomas Linner wasn't doing anything untoward when he signed out Toews' divorce file on his lunch hour Feb. 17."
Just a little light reading, huh Thomas?

But isn't that a blatant violation of "Dear Leader's" deathbed declaration?
Court of Queen's Bench Justice Rick Saull also said there needs to be some level of accountability for those who tamper or "make mischief" with the contents of court files.
Hmmm... forget about a Judge's ruling... let's ask a dipper loyalist...
NDP MP Pat Martin said he thinks the judge was wrong to grant Toews access to the information.
It's Animal Farm all over again.


A hack named Gilles

The award is going “to the recipient of a $2.9-million parliamentary pension, the gift of a grateful nation for a lifetime of devoted service towards breaking it up,” Mr. Thomas told a news conference Wednesday.


Instead of... you know...

the sky is falling...government by CBC...

Surely Elections Canada keeps a record of such things, and would be happy to release the number – heck, you'd think they have a duty to release the number.
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UPDATE: The nonsense behind the numbers
Leadnow.ca is run by NDPers like Ian Capstick and Judy Rebick. Their "non-partisan" website has generated thousands of clicks on the Elections Canada website ­- just like clicking "like" on Facebook. It's enough for the NSM to scream that thousands of robot "complaints" are flooding in.
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COMPASSIONATE, INTELLECTUAL LEFT REPLIES:
"moron"
Posted by Anonymous to halls of macadamia at 11:53 AM, March 07, 2012
Well... it's a refreshing change from "heil harper."


06 March 2012

A magical, egalitarean land...

...where, apparently... your first murdered woman is totally deductible...
stop the insanity

- TORONTO - When potentially violent George May vanished in January, he showed up at Sunnybrook hospital on his own. But staff didn't tell Toronto Police he was there until the following day, hours after the 51-year-old man sat unattended for about eight hours before leaving.

Police later found him in a coffee shop.
Potentially violent? Potentially!!!?

We know this guy's a killer... but he gets to roam Toronto streets at will?
On Monday, the psychiatric patient who was found not guilty because of diminished capacity for the 2001 murder of a woman, vanished again, this time from CAMH in the Queen St. W.-Lansdowne Ave. area.
Yeah... let's just wait for him to kill again... so CBC can do endless rounds of interviews with people who "never saw this coming."

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RELATED: Poster boy for noose...

...continuing to make demands...
• TORONTO • A killer who’s serving life in prison for shooting a Napean cop has lost a fight for parole and deportation to his native England where he could live unsupervised by authorities.
Frankly... I'm surprised he wants to leave...
A Canadian Human Rights Tribunal last year ordered the Correctional Service of Canada to pay Collins $9,500 for making him stand up for a daily head count even though he suffers from severe chronic pain.

He was also presented the 2008 Canadian Award for Action on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights.
That omnibus crime bill can't pass soon enough for me.


Risky Business

When's the last time you really put it all out there?

What is 10 micromorts equivalent to in regular life?

Well, it is about the risk of death, from any cause at all, of an average 30-year-old man in 4 days of their normal life, or about 1 day for a 50-year-old.

It is also roughly equivalent to the risk in the UK of a 60-mile (96km) motorbike ride, or 2,500 miles (4,000km) in a car, or having a general anaesthetic.
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RELATED: Meet Alex Honnold
There is no climber alive whom Honnold admires more. Yet Caldwell echoes Anker's conservatism. "I've never tried to free-solo anything really grand," he says. "I've fallen completely unexpectedly lots of times - maybe a dozen - on relatively easy terrain, when a hold broke off or the rubber peeled off the sole of my shoe or something."

"If I'd been soloing, I'd have died."


Uh, Your Honour...

...I think the phrase you're looking for here is..."crazy as a shithouse mouse"...
the return of captain obvious

But Judge Paget added: "The belief in witchcraft, however genuine, cannot excuse an assault to another person, let alone the killing of another human being."


05 March 2012

Speaking of boobs... and no, not Pat Martin

The Globe & Mail's Wendy Leung shows you how "professional" journalists do it...
and george brown weptHey, it ain't just me... looks like the G&M's editorial staff shares Wendy's enthusiasm for celebrity tatas.
it's time for a celebrity breastfeeding journalI guess it's true... the success of any great literary enterprise is in the details.

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UPDATE: Your Globe & Mail...

...from celebrity breasts to outright chicanery.

It's what they do best.

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RELATED: It's way past time...

...to privatise the CBC...

Anybody see the CBC report on election fraud in the U.S.? It focused on alleged fraud by Republicans only -- not a word about the Obama/Acorn scam. The CBC does not represent political diversity at any level -- Nationally or Internationally -- it is clearly a Left lobby organization that has little to do with objective journalism.

Why should Canadians have to pay for that? Freedom of the press and media is guaranteed under our Charter and the CBC violates that freedom by allowing only one voice although all taxpayers are forced to fund it.
Need an example?
The guy currently on CBC representing "Canadians Against Electoral Fraud" was also a spokesperson for Occupy Ottawa. I'm just sayin'.

...and I'm sure that the CBC didn't know this. /sarc.
A billion taxpayer dollars per year. It's time to stop the madness.


How will Dalton McGuinty...

...fulfill his PRE-ELECTION promise to reinstate Ontario doctors making housecalls... when his pet ORNGE project doesn't even have enough people to run properly?

"The province’s air ambulance service does not have enough paramedics to staff its helicopters and airplanes, forcing the province’s cash-strapped hospitals to often provide their own medical escorts for patients."
Just a little something else to ponder... as you're sitting waiting for 6 hours in your local hospital emergency room...
"Not only are hospitals dipping into their operating budgets to pay the nurses’ wages, including overtime, they also have to backfill their shifts when they are short staffed themselves."
Hey, don't blame me... I didn't vote for him.

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UPDATE: Don't worry, there's always a solution
"How soon can you get over here? It's a surprise for my wife."
(via Maggies Farm)


Spring is about to sprung...

...and for all you nature enthusiasts... (like Mrs Neo)... here's a tool you might want to add to your kit.


03 March 2012

In other " love, hope & optimism" news

Libellous, big-mouth Dipper bully gets punched in the nose...

"New Democrat MP Pat Martin, known for his colourful and sometimes profanity-laced tirades against the Conservatives, is brushing off a defamation lawsuit against him and his party."

"The MP called the company 'rascals' in a news conference and accused it of making 'hundreds of thousands of phoney phone calls' that were part of a 'massive conspiracy to defraud the electoral system'."
Pat Martin is the poster boy for everything that is wrong with Canadian politics.

Perhaps he'll learn that this sort of behaviour is unacceptable AND costly.

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A READER WRITES:
In light of the robocall stuff ramping up, I have 3 questions:-

1) Was all the adscam money repaid?

2) All the libs that were to repay campaign/leadership loans according to EC rulings.....have they done so?

3) If the massage parlour that Layton attended was giving therapeutic massages, one would think that all the employees would be licenced.

Were such licences issued for employees there and did the business have a licence permitting therapeutic services?

Wouldn’t it be timely if Conservative bloggers were to start investigating the above (and any other unfinished business) and mercilessly ‘held the exposed feet to the fire’?
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LAST WORD: Much ado about Pat Martin

oops
"Turnout in neighbouring untainted ridings does not seem to have been significantly different. If these allegations of voter suppression tactics are indeed true, they do not appear to have been very successful."
(h/t bcf)


02 March 2012

Alberta's startin' to look pretty good

Just another day in McSlippery's socialist paradise...

Average Ontario household power rates will be the highest in North America except for Prince Edward Island by the end of 2013. The pace of Ontario’s rate increases will pick up in 2014 due to commitments already locked in.
It gets better...
With power rates in the U.S. trending downward, Ontario’s lead is going to widen.
Yup... we're number 1.

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RELATED: Dalton's green agenda tanking
Ontario’s largest propane tank processor says it will pull out of Stewardship Ontario’s recycling program this spring if rates aren’t increased, adding pressure to a government-mandated review of the not-for-profit recycling corporation announced last month.

Caledon Propane’s only significant competitor – Hotz Environmental – quit the program earlier this year for the same reason. Hotz was also the province’s largest paint recycler.
Isn't this the same government that gave 81 million dollars to a casino in Windsor? I guess we know where that money came from, huh?
In January, Stewardship Ontario took the contracts out of municipalities’ hands and began offering service providers a fixed rate for their work – one that many decried as artificially low.
Hmmm... kinda like screwin' over Ontario farmers by reneging on ground-based solar remuneration.


Accused, arrested, stripped and bent over...

...or what Premier Dalton McGuinty refers to as... "a difficulty"...

School officials in southwestern Ontario who called authorities after a four-year-old girl drew a picture of her dad holding a gun shouldn't be condemned for their actions, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Wednesday.

"While it may be difficult for this individual — and I can understand that — it's an opportunity to ... engage ourselves in a very important conversation about where do we draw the line in those kinds of things," he said.
An opportunity, huh? We should all be so lucky... right Dalton?
The girl's father, Jessie Sansone, was handcuffed, stripsearched and told he was being charged with illegal possession of a firearm.
It gets better. His wife gets reeled in and his kids get scooped up by the CAS.
His pregnant wife — at home with their 15-month-old daughter — had to go to the police station while their other three children were interviewed by Family and Children's Services.
Now don't you worry... this is simply another example of Dalton & company looking out for your interests.
The cake has to go to Gregg Bereznick, the superintendent of Waterloo Region District School Board.

“We do work hand in hand with the families because we co-parent,” Bereznick told QMI Agency reporter Kris Sims.

Funny, I don’t recall signing any document giving any teacher or school official permission to be the co-parent of any of my children.
So Dalton... where do we draw the line about arresting and stripsearching innocent citizens?

Surely not at an innocent conversation with a four year-old child... and a plastic toy gun.


01 March 2012

Toronto the Good

Twelve days after the brothers were back on the street, on Dec. 29, 2009, Mr. Mark was shot execution-style on his way to work.

He was 30.


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