Monday, July 24, 2017

POLYGAMY IS A CRIME

CRANBROOK, B.C. — Two former bishops of an isolated religious commune in British Columbia have been found guilty of practising polygamy after a decades-long legal fight launched by the provincial government.
Winston Blackmore, 60, was married to Jane Blackmore and then married 24 additional women as part of so-called "celestial" marriages involving residents in the tiny community of Bountiful.
The court heard his co-defendant James Oler, 53, had five wives.

WHERE'S THE GLOBAL WARMING?

It might be July but a frost warning has been issued for parts of northwestern New Brunswick. 

DETROIT DEMOLISHING HOMES USING FEDERAL MONEY

Contrary to popular perception, not all of the money approved as part of the federal government’s emergency effort to save the American financial system in the fall of 2008 went to the big banks. Some of it – nearly $10 billion, all told – went to support the government’s “hardest hit” program, meant to help forestall foreclosures in 18 states.
And unsurprisingly, nearly a decade after the program was signed into law, government investigators are finding that much of this money was squandered by state governments. Money initially earmarked to help troubled homeowners struggling with underwater mortgages was instead spent on demolitions meant to boost prices of surrounding homes and help ward off crime in city neighborhoods. Except the money was often squandered by state governments, disproportionately robbing poor citizens in cities like Detroit of a program meant to save them from homelessness.

FRANCE: JUNE 2017

A month of multiculturalism in France.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

KEEPING QUEBEC MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCERS IN LINE

A Quebec maple syrup producer has lost an ongoing legal battle over the province’s control of syrup supplies.
The Supreme Court of Canada announced on June 8 that it will not hear two appeals from Angèle Grenier, a maple syrup producer who runs an operation just south of Quebec City.
She’s facing $300,000 in fines from the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, in addition to the $150,000 she’s spent in legal fees.

WHEN THEIR EPA EMPIRE FELL

Following eight years under Obama, where there were few constraints on the fatuousness of their policies, or the damage caused by regulatory assaults on private property and individual rights, these little dictators are now looking for other thrones from which to elevate their radicalism.

OPTICIAN'S MISSION TO MAKE GLASSES AFFORDABLE

Philippe Rochette is a Montreal optician on a radical mission.
While a pair of glasses in a stylish shop can easily cost you more than $1,000, Rochette sells his for $100 or $200.
But for customers who cannot afford that much, he will sell prescription glasses — frame and lenses — for $20. Or give them away for free.