28 February 2015
27 February 2015
Don't let anyone get behind you...
Toronto police are warning the public to be cautious after a shooting in the area of Morecambe Gate and Victoria Park Avenue north of Finch Ave. The man was shot in the back, paramedics said.The report seems to indicate this guy was waiting in a bus shelter and some random sociopath lit him up from behind.
Keep your head on a swivel... just like Iraq. Who exactly is it we're looking for? Sure thing, officer.
This oughta be interesting. Remember, though... crime is way down.
The new emoji feature a range of skin tone options and a new “neutral” default of yellow, which is required by the Unicode specification to be “non-realistic.”Yes, there's something for everyone...
There’s a ton of new family emojis to cover off different family composition.Well, maybe not everyone. Strangely, there's not a hijab to be seen... an obvious oversight given current geopolitical realities.
Take that, white privilege.
26 February 2015
...who claimed to be Mi’kmaq?
Here's chapter 2...Of course, there's just one small hitch...
APTN also says the twins’ father, Anthony Larmond, claims his sons get their aboriginal heritage through his side of the family, although, as the report notes, he could not recall a First Nation community to which his family might be associated.C'mon, now... isn't this like all those guys in jail who adopt "aboriginal identities" to get into special programs? Doesn't wishing make it so?
The twins’ lawyer Joseph Addelman declined to comment on Wednesday on his client’s bid to be recognized as First Nations members.
UPDATE: I blame Stephen Harper
The twins father, Anthony Larmond said he blames the arrests on Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s “crusade against ISIS and turning our country into a prison state.Or anything else, right? One small detail the Ottawa Citizen neglected to mention...
“It’s a sad day for freedom when our citizens can be jailed for a belief.”
Larmond is currently at a Toronto halfway house finishing a six-year sentence for armed robbery.**********
FROM THE APTN COMMENTS:
"I live on a reservation, my whole family does, my mother is a Councillor here, half of the community has my family name, but my grandfather who is only half aboriginal married a beautiful white women (My grandmother) and they had my mother who is only one quarter aboriginal. Since my Father is also white, I’m only one eighth. I live, work, and am even in a common law relationship here and get no Indian status. All my records can be traced back to where I live no problem, it still doesn’t matter I guess. If these twins get status, I’m going to freak the fuck out. and we will have a fight on our hands."**********
RELATED: A noble sentiment indeed...
“Ending the violence in our communities is the bottom line,” he said Wednesday. Indigenous women “have a right to live free in an environment that is healthy, loving and caring.”Unfortunately, it may be a little more complicated than issuing yet another statement...
The incarceration rate of aboriginal men is 11 times that of non-native men; of women, it is 250 times the rate for non-native women.Hmmm... nobody seems to mention those numbers when they talk about missing or murdered women. Strange.
"Over the course of that training, the computer built up progressively more abstract representations of the data in ways similar to human neural networks, according to the study."
19 February 2015
...becoming too repressive... you could move to Saudi Arabia...
The Angus Reid poll indicates just what a political juggernaut the security bill is – widely popular in every province, every age group, and across party lines. More than four in five Canadians – 82 per cent – back the new legislation... Far from seeing it as too sweeping, they tend to want more: 36 per cent say it does not go far enough.You don't have to be a Weatherman...
RELATED: Th Golf-Pro-in-Chief...
...blames the NRA for American deaths... but Islam gets a pass?
Despite a world rocked by attacks carried out by Muslims, President Obama dismissed religion’s role in global terrorism. “No religion is responsible for terrorism. People are responsible for terrorism.”Meanwhile, back at home, he just can't bring himself to say "criminals are responsible for murder."
Funny how that works.
LAST WORD: He's so dreamy
Meanwhile, Barack Obama went golfing today for the third day in a row.Unbelievable.
More money isn't the solution... it's where existing monies disappear to...
“It all boils down to lack of services," Band councillor Dean Mitsuing said. "We don't get the same funding as everyone else -- maybe that could have stopped this, we don't have any services on the reserve.”Wait a minute... apparently, Dean... you do.
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada lists Makwa Sahgaiehcan as having a fire hall. An access-to-information request by The Canadian Press shows the band was given just over $11,000 for fire protection in each of the 2012-13 and 2013-14 fiscal years.(h/t SDA)
That $11,000 was more than double the retainer the band were supposed to be paying to the nearby Loon Lake fire department.
Perhaps if the money shows up under somebody's mattress, they can use it for funeral expenses.
Let's remember, Justin Trudeau has said he'll dismantle legislation that puts everyday audit controls (that every other Canadian has to live with) on the billions of dollars in aboriginal subsidies.
RELATED: It's a mystery
LAST WORD: Who needs audit controls
We can trust what the community tells us, right?
No, that's not a parody of the Twelve Days of Christmas. It's a list of Kanesatake Mohawk Police weapons that have disappeared.That's the cops... whaddaya think the "not cops" are up to?
17 February 2015
...to a public debate, movie premiere or subway station near you...
Filmmaker Finn Nørgaard: He went to a debate on freedom of expression, and Islam's contribution to the debate was to kill him.The one trick pony of the world's religious institutions joins the conversation.
16 February 2015
"Doesn't have to be true, just has to be funny."
College students, of course, are both little acquainted with realities of adult existence and walled off from conservative views, so they’re the perfect audience for Stewart’s shtick, which depends on assumptions that are as unquestioned as they are false.The world according to Yuk-Yuks.
14 February 2015
...murdering random strangers...
The suspects used a chat stream and were apparently obsessed with death and had many photos of mass killings. Justice Minister Peter MacKay said the plot was not related to terrorism.I got nuthin'.
“This appeared to be a group of murderous misfits.”
12 February 2015
In early June, London had a “positive identification and that information was shared with Washington,” said a British source. The delay of nearly a month before the rescue bid was mounted remains a source of bewilderment for British officials. The following month, ISIS began beheading its American and British prisoners in a series of grisly Internet videos.Another Whitehouse misstep that resulted in three civilian deaths? Benghazi much?
Another question that has arisen... was the U.S. trying to distract the media by offering up the "jihadi bride" narrative?
On Wednesday, reports surfaced that Mueller may have been given as a bride to an ISIS fighter. But British sources questioned the claim, saying it was the first they had heard of it and it didn’t crop up in any “chatter they were monitoring” or in communications between London and Washington.Yes, Mr President... I blame the Crusades, too.
..."America Alone", he was vilified by the left. Turns out, he was spot on...
And you don't have to travel to some distant backwater to confirm his arithmetic...
The number of children growing up as Muslims in the UK has almost doubled in a decade in what experts have described as an “unprecedented” shift in Britain’s social make-up. At a time when the wider population is ageing rapidly, half of British Muslims are under the age of 25 and a third are under 15.The big picture...
Overall 2.7 million people... described themselves as Muslim. That is up from just under 1.6 million in 2001 – a 75 per cent jump.The times they are a changin'. Need an example?
Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, could be dragged into a messy legal battle after a Muslim family demanded that a “non-believer” who was buried next to their relation be exhumed for religious reasons.Uh-huh.
The unnamed Muslim family raised objections after an 89-year-old Roman Catholic man was buried in a plot adjacent to their relation.
RELATED: Belgium, a moderate, modern country
According to the result of a study of the “Social Science Center Berlin,” 70% of Belgian Muslims consider religious rules as more important than the law.When Muslims achieve critical political mass in any country, is it so hard to believe that the Koran will supercede the law of the land?
Trust me, polygamy will be the least of it.
RELATED: Italy is on the bubble
Italy’s birth rate has fallen to its lowest level since the foundation of the modern state in 1861, prompting fresh alarm in a society that has been steadily ageing for decades.Not to worry, though... the New Caliphate is well on its way.
Beatrice Lorenzin, the minister of health, said: “We are at the threshold where people who die are not being replaced by newborns. That means we are a dying country.
"This situation has enormous implications for every sector: the economy, society, health, pensions, just to give a few examples."
11 February 2015
Once again, the dead tree media sets about winding up the lunatic left... this time it's Islamophobic hate crimes perpetrated by the Christian far right...Only problem is... turns out the shooter is an atheist and a hard core leftie...
A review of the Facebook page of the man charged in these murders, Craig Hicks, shows consistent themes of anti-religion and progressive causes.Oh, yeah, one more small detail... it had nothing to do with Islam either...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — An ongoing parking dispute between neighbours sparked the shooting deaths of three family members at a quiet condominium complex near the University of North Carolina campus, police said Wednesday.A tragedy... yes. A "hate crime" involving even a single Christian (terrorist or otherwise)... no.
Despite acknowledging the police statement about this being a dispute over parking, a CBC headline posted at 1:47pm Wednesday claims police are still looking for a motive.
UPDATE: Not Obama's children this time
Ripley Rand, the U.S. prosecutor for the Middle District, which includes Chapel Hill and Durham, said federal authorities had not launched a separate investigation of the crime. Rand said that from the early details of the Chapel Hill investigation, the killings did not appear to be part of a targeted campaign against Muslims.Translation... obvious whackjob kills a bunch of people for no good reason. Not religion. Not [insert group here]-phobia.
“This appears at this time to be an isolated incident.”
Sorry to disappoint.
LAST WORD: Nonny from the comments is right
We have to consider ALL the evidence...Support for terrorism? Anti-semitic? A 9/11 truther?
Funny... the mainstream media reported none of that.
The inexplicable and capricious "Will of [insert random deity here]"...Meanwhile, in other "random" news...
09 February 2015
“Does Justin Trudeau's process for selecting candidates involve, by any chance, a jug of hooch and a wheelbarrow?That'd be selecting the Conservative Party's discards...
“After Ms. Adams' request of just a couple weeks ago to seek the Conservative Party nomination in a new seat, I informed her in writing on Jan. 29 that she would not be permitted to run for our Party in the next election due to the misconduct from the Oakville North-Burlington nomination race.”**********
RELATED: Who is Eve Adams?
Her municipal career was also punctuated with embarrassing incidents. During the 2003 race, her husband, Peter, and brother Jim were found with a carload of purloined election signs belonging to her opponents. Charges of possession of stolen property were later dropped in exchange for a charitable donation.So much for the vetting process.
While we're highlighting Justin's political acumen...
An Abacus poll last week suggested Harper is the major-party leader most respondents would trust to run a large company, counsel an investor, or negotiate a contract. Respondents imagined Trudeau would be the best leader to sing a song, babysit a pet or survive in the wilderness.That "surviving the wilderness" thing... I'm not so sure.
UPDATE: The Libranos get a new recruit
New Liberal MP Eve Adams has confirmed she'll attempt a run for the Liberal nomination to take on Finance Minister Joe Oliver in Toronto's Eglinton-Lawrence riding.Yay Justin.
...you get the kind of government you deserve...
Former premier Dalton McGuinty’s chief of staff and his deputy together compiled a list of senior Liberal staffers whose computer records would be purged – all of whom were involved in discussions surrounding the controversial cancellation of two power plants, police say.No wonder Dalton fled the country.
Gimme my freakin' global warming right now!!!
U.S. temperature data: ‘In the business and trading world, people go to jail for such manipulations of data’We've been routinely hitting -30 degrees here at the Halls at night. The Hotpocalypse can't come soon enough for me.
If only it wasn't such a scam.
06 February 2015
“I’ve never been against Canada engaging robustly against ISIS,” Liberal leader Justin Trudeau said, but insisted it should be confined to “military missions that are non-combat.”Yeah, you give JTF2 a duffel bag full of aerosol spray cans... and they can sneak into terrorist held enclaves and tag enemy tanks.
RELATED: Meet Justin's newest Liberal
Eve Adams... professional albatross...
But the new seat next door, which was created through redistribution, is safe. That makes the nomination a prize worth having. If she gets it, her $163,700 salary will be secure for a long, long time.Yessirree... yet another coup for the natural governing party.
But she won’t get it. The party will veto her. She and Mr. Soudas have been sentenced to the outer darkness reserved for people who make the Prime Minister look bad.
04 February 2015
...$122,000 is forever...
A private member’s bill that’s expected to be up for a final vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday has been watered down to remove retroactivity, allowing Fontana, a former London mayor, Liberal MP and cabinet minister, to keep his pension.Yeah... I'm shocked.
Okay, I'll say it. If the NDP manages to restore the retroactivity clause in this bill... THEY WILL GET MY VOTE.
That's how fed up I am with political corruption.
03 February 2015
02 February 2015
...and advise his buddy, the president, anytime, day or night...
So far, EVERY for-profit enterprise started by Al Sharpton and known to National Review Online has been shut down in at least one jurisdiction for failure to pay taxes, a review of public records in New York and Delaware reveals.Does Al Sharpton have some sort of transactional immunity? Would anyone be surprised if Sharpton fesses up shortly before Barack Obama leaves office... and is then granted a presidential pardon?
Their financial records are copious, confusing, and sometimes outright bizarre, and together, they depict persistent financial woes for Sharpton, who also personally owes New York State nearly $596,000, according to active tax warrants.
RELATED: All in the Family
Celebrities lined up to support Tawana, including Bill Cosby, who posted a $25,000 reward for information on the case; Don King, who promised $100,000 for Brawley’s education; and Spike Lee, who in his 1989 film, “Do the Right Thing,” included a shot of a graffiti message reading, “Tawana told the truth.”Sadly, the truth was that Brawley, under Sharpton's tutelage, tried to ruin a man's life and they were both held to account by a civil court. Guess who paid off Al Sharpton's civil judgement?
In 1998, Pagones won his defamation lawsuit. Maddox was found liable for $97,000, Mason for $188,000, and Sharpton for $66,000 — money that was paid by celebrity lawyer Johnnie Cochran and other benefactors.Other benefactors? Like the celebs cited above?
Now Al Sharpton, race hustler extraordinaire is a Whitehouse advisor. That explains the Trayvon debacle. And Ferguson.
It's past time the Whitehouse severs connections with Al Sharpton. But it won't.