29 August 2014

In the Kivila language...

...of the Trobriand Islands there is a lovely word, “mokita”, which means “truth we all know but agree not to talk about”. I am about to speak some mokitas.
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UPDATE: Oh, c'mon you crybabies...

...it's not like it was first degree...so much for gentle giantI wish I could say I was surprised.


28 August 2014

Last Canadian Comedian Standing

Surely somebody has to be pitching this explosive new reality TV show for CBC's fall lineup...halls of macadamia/"So... a man walks into a bar with a knife, a severed head and a block of plastic explosive..."

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I remember when businesses had to...

...make it on their own...

The Windsor Star reports that the Ontario government has pledged $385-million in assistance to Ford Motor Co. and the feds are considering matching the investment. The project, an expanded engine plant in Windsor, is expected to result in between 400 to 1,000 new jobs, which makes the taxpayer bill roughly $1-million per new job.


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From our voluminous "just watch me" file...

Gosling’s defence lawyer, Chuck Syme, insisted that his client should not go to jail because the Crown decided to drop charges on the same crimes against Bentley.

“You can’t let the guy walk because he’s Jamaican and send my client, a mother of four, to jail,” Syme said outside of court.
His client, by-the-by is the aforementioned Bentley's wife. Check out the con they were working.

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"This is a very complex situation,” Crawford said at the time. “This woman has been convicted of a very serious offence, but she is a breastfeeding mom and there is no doubt the child needs her.”
Wait a minute...
But during her sentencing hearing, the judge learned from medical reports it was all a lie. Gosling then explained to her probation officer that she couldn’t breastfeed because she has breast cancer — but that was a lie too.

“She lied to the court about breastfeeding to avoid going to jail,” Crown attorney Sarah Renaud told court.
And the justice system is making deals with these two criminals? Unbelievable.


27 August 2014

Why Dalton McGuinty fled Ontario

Reason #14: He didn't want to be around when the lights went out.

The report by former Ontario Teacher Pension Plan guru Jim Leech said the pension plans for Ontario Power Generation (OPG), Hydro One (H1), Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and the Electricity Safety Authority (ESA) are unsustainable.

For every $1 contributed to the plan by the employee, taxpayers and hydro ratepayers contributed more than $5, the report says.

“In 2012, total contributions from all sources to the four plans were approximately $585 million,” it says.

“Of the $585 million, just over $100 million was contributed from employees.”

All of which is pushing up the cost of electricity.
Here's the real zinger...
Ontario’s net debt has soared by 89% since 2007-08 — a rate faster than that of the federal government or any other province, even Quebec, which also has staggering levels of debt.
Don't blame me, I didn't vote Liberal.


25 August 2014

"We don' need no steenkin' evidence"

Remember all those old movies where John Wayne or Gary Cooper stands up to the lynch mob who wants to hang the prisoner in the town lockup? Then there's Eric "Third Autopsy is the charm" Holder...

"This officer has to be indicted. I'd hate to see what happens if he isn't. The rioting, the looting, man ...," said resident Larry Loveless.
The narrative about Michael Brown being shot in the back has been refuted by three autopsies, the officer was grievously injured by the suspect... but the mob must be appeased.*****

COMPARE & CONTRAST: Your hear about Elmendorf, Texas?

Of course you didn't... the dead guy was a cop.

Joshua Manuel Lopez, 24, was taken into custody on charges of capital murder of a police officer, Pamerleau said. When Lopez was stopped, he was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant for graffiti.
Crickets.

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UPDATE: CNN runs for cover
CNN's timing of the release made perfect sense. The leftwing network dropped the audio the day after treating the funeral of Michael Brown as though he was a head of state. With the death porn concluded and the Ferguson streets quiet, CNN needed to fill the race-baiting vacuum with something.
Who needs facts? Nothing must interrupt the fairy tale.


22 August 2014

Another story you're not gonna see...

...on the CBC...

Wednesday in Ferguson, the buzz was about a Facebook posting by local radio station 100.7 FM claiming the officer in the Aug. 9 shooting, Darren Wilson, would not be indicted because key witnesses said 18-year-old Michael Brown attacked the officer and attempted to take away his gun. Fox News reported Wilson suffered severe facial injuries, including an eye-socket fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun.
It's Trayvon all over again... right down to interference from the Whitehouse... and suddenly the media is packing their bags?

Where's the justice for Officer Darren Wilson?

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...the autopsy report shows he's lying again...
He has already done multiple media appearances where he falsely claimed Brown was shot by Wilson in the back. He also has claimed that Brown never reached for Wilson’s gun, was “shot like an animal” and that Brown had his hands up and told Wilson he was unarmed.
What exactly does it take before the MSM stops peddling their flawed narrative?

LAST WORD: You can do the right thing

Support Officer Darren Wilsonactual justice... not lies


21 August 2014

Somebody refresh my memory...

...which medical school did Dr. Justin Trudeau attend?

Oh yeah... that'd be the Keith Richards School of Pharmacology.

They already opposed tobacco. Now the nation’s doctors say Canadians shouldn’t smoke “any plant material” whatsoever, including marijuana. Delegates at the Canadian Medical Association’s general council meeting voted Wednesday to formally oppose the smoking of any plant substance.

Outgoing CMA president Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti said smoking harms the lungs’ “natural cleaning and repair system and traps cancer-causing chemicals” in the airways.

He cited a 2008 study by the American Chemical Society that found marijuana smoke contains many of the same chemicals as tobacco smoke but in substantially higher levels.
Ever seen a picture of a cancerous lung? I guess Justin hasn't.

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"What I remember about smoking dope was that it made you loll around on that dusty old couch in somebody's partially finished basement... listening endlessly to the same Steppenwolf 8-track tape, on a stereo cranked up so high it would've sterilised a labrador retriever."
And then I grew up and had a family.


20 August 2014

With apologies to George Orwell

Some stories are more equal than others.


19 August 2014

Well, the appetizer was an...

...orbital blowout fracture...a viscious injuryWhaddaya suppose this "gentle giant" would've served up as a main course?

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UPDATE: Brown buddy admits lyingjust more lies undoneThe question now is... will this stop the looting & burning... or will the looters double down?


18 August 2014

If President Obama had another son...

Attorney General Eric Holder steps in and Trayvonates investigation...

The "extraordinary circumstances" surrounding Brown's death and a request by his family prompted the Justice Department's decision to conduct a THIRD autopsy, agency spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement.
You know... 'circumstances' like forensic evidence running totally contrary to eyewitness accounts of what happened.

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UPDATE: New eyewitness suddenly surfaces...

...just after autopsy results that refute previous eyewitness testimony that Michael Brown was shot in the back.
According to Piaget Crenshaw, Wilson looked like he was trying to pull Brown into the police car. She said it “upset the officer” that Brown got away, and he began firing at him.

By her account, when one of the bullets grazed Brown's arm, he turned around and “then he was shot multiple times.”
Yup... only now he was shot in the front of his body. Whew, that was a close call.

How good is this new witness? Heck she's even able to tell you what the police officer was thinking...
She described how after Brown was lying dead on the street, “Wilson looks baffled, like 'What have I just done?'”
Front, back... those are just tiny details, right?

I guess my question is... just how many times do witnesses get to change the narrative?


17 August 2014

Friend of Ferguson Officer...

...gives an account of the shooting from a non-looter perspective.

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UPDATE: No, I get it. I really do.

There is this mountain of rage that has risen up from the mainstream media reporting that this "gentle giant" was assassinated as he ran away from a police officer.

What changes here if that is simply not true?

I mean, we can trust the MSM to do the right thing... right?

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UPPERDATE: And then, there's this...

A previously unnoticed detail in a background conversion of a video taken minutes after the Ferguson shooting could change the course of the investigation into Mike Brown’s death.
This video appears to corroborate the account given at the start of this post... AND confirm the preliminary autopsy diagram which refutes the narrative that Mike Brown was shot in the back as he was fleeing the scene of the confrontation.


16 August 2014

I'm from the government, I'm here...

...to save, er... uhmmm... Dave's not home, man...

Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. issued a voluntary recall for its White Widow strain (Lot L0004) on Friday after two customers complained about the product’s appearance, leading to testing that found the presence of mould, said Health Canada.

It’s not immediately known how many of Canada’s roughly 40,000 medical marijuana users are affected by the latest recall — the third of its kind this year.


FROM THE COMMENTS:

Geoff says:

if you wanna know who loves you the most lock your woman and your dog in the boot of your car for an hour then see who’s happy to see you when you open it

October 22, 2013 at 6:26 am


15 August 2014

Those racist, redneck Albertans...

...wait a minute...

"Farah Mohamed Shirdon, who had been enrolled in the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology until at least 2012, came from a prominent and well-educated Somali family."


Of course, he's sympathetic...

...Justin Trudeau gets the big bucks because he's got the right DNA too...justin and friends

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation reported that chief Darren Whitford of the O’Chiese First nation earned more than $265,000 in pay and expenses last year for a band numbering 896 members. Ronald Kreutzer of the Fort McMurray First Nation was paid a similar amount as head of a reserve population of 272. One band paid more than $130,000 to each of 18 council members to oversee an on-reserve population of 6,187.
Bear in mind that these are tax free salaries... that $800,000 payout to Chief Ron Giesbrecht would be the net takeaway on a 1.4 million dollar cheque to a non-aboriginal taxpaying citizen.

All that misery you hear about on aboriginal territories... it sure doesn't seem to affect everyone equally. How is financial transparency & accountability a bad thing, Justin? Incidentally, how much of this money ends up in Liberal Party war chests? I'm guessing the Conservatives don't get a single penny.

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Preacher • 43 minutes ago

That's one way to look at it.

Another is that he's willing to represent all Canadians. Something that would be a refreshing change.


LewisDodgson • 25 minutes ago

Not sure how anyone could represent both the LGBT community AND those that would have them stoned if they could, but ok....


13 August 2014

Journalism 101 - Exploiting Grief

Talk about burying the lede...

During a subsequent safety lap, Ward got out of his car and stood on the track, seemingly to confront Stewart about the collision — a move that’s not uncommon in local races.
What's newsworthy here is that running out onto an active racetrack in New York state is apparently a humdrum everyday occurance. Sort of like bullfighting... with speeding cars.

Oh yeah... every other article I've read says the deceased was 20 years old, but I guess making him a teenager somehow makes this more tragic. That and the fact that he "slept with a smile on his face."

Sorry, folks... despite the media furor labelling Tony Stewart a killer, this was a totally avoidable incident. Wake up and smell the manipulation.

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UPDATE: Finally... a voice of reason
“Is there a recorded radio interaction where he’s saying, ‘I’m gonna scare this kid’ or ‘I’m gonna do something’? That’s what you need,” lawyer Joe Tacopina told WFAN’s Marc Malusis and Sid Rosenberg on Monday. “Short of that, there’s no scenario where you’re going to be able to prove that he tried to scare this kid or hurt this kid or do anything.

“He’s doing what he’s supposed to be doing: he’s driving a car in circles on a track, going fast.”
Over and out.


12 August 2014

The Anti-Transparency Candidate

“Justin Trudeau announced that he will repeal the First Nations Financial Transparency Act and in doing so has chosen the side of those First Nation chiefs, like his star candidate Jody Wilson-Raybould, who would keep this basic financial information hidden from their communities and from Canadian taxpayers.”
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In a statement to the National Post Tuesday, Kwikwetlem authorities refused to make any comment related to the $8-million deal, maintaining that “the transaction remains subject to a non-disclosure agreement.”
Yup... no one needs to know about this... nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Especially the other 80 members of the band.


08 August 2014

Guess the Feds ran out of...

...jackbooted thugs and black helicopters...

Erica Meekes, a spokesperson for Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt, said the government will send reminder letters to bands that are not in compliance.
Will the victimisation never end?

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...on Parliament Hill.


05 August 2014

The Humpty Chronicles

I have not been a big fan of the Canadian healthcare system, but there are daunting alternatives.

"My name is Steve. I'll be taking care of you tonight," he said menacingly. I just nodded and said, "OK," and sat up on the edge of the bed and put both feet on the floor in case I had to make a break for it. I wasn't sure if he was going to be "taking care of me" in the traditional "Russian mob" sense, or in the traditional "new fish in the cell-block" sense, but either way I didn't like the sound of it.
I have recently had occasion to experience, in-depth so to speak, the homegrown healthcare experience.

Let's just say I have come to appreciate some of the complexity involved in putting Humpty-Dumpty back together again.


02 August 2014

Move along folks...

...nothing to see here...

"The total amount is more than the combined salaries of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama."
Of course, CTV has no problem with this guy consulting all 81 of his loyal subjects before taking any sort of a position here.

I'm sure they'd extend the same courtesy to Stephen Harper if he decided to pay himself a tax free $800,000 bonus.

RELATED: CBC piles on

Transparency Is Bad