Sunday, May 31, 2015

STAINS ON THE RCMP RED SERGE

The force’s “protect-your-own” philosophy “makes it almost a mortal sin to speak out against fellow members”

VLAD P. BANS EU OFFICIALS

Russia's decision to ban 89 European officials, politicians and military leaders shows sanctions against it are working.

LITTLE JOHNNY CAN'T DO MATH

Discovery-based learning to blame for students' declining math skills: report

Saturday, May 30, 2015

OBJECTIVITY: AN ACT OF IMAGINATION

Conrad Black: Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has emasculated the high court of Parliament.
Link fixed.


CLICHE-INFESTED CORPORATE-SPEAK USELESS APOLOGIES

Hydro One: "We’ve been working out some of the bugs,” he said. “A few of the problems — the more complicated ones — have gotten away from us and now we’re doubling down on solving those problems

REVOKING CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP

Immigration Minister Chris Alexander argued the new rules are meant to confront what he described as the "ever-evolving threat of jihadi terrorism."

PERVERT LEVIN SENTENCED TO 3 YEARS

 A top Ontario educator urged people he met online to "sadistically sexually assault" their children in his quest for sexual thrills

PUTIN'S PROPAGANDA POLLS

 You’re Russian. You’re living in a dictatorship. You get a phone call. The voice on the other end tells you it’s a poll. The question – Do you approve of Putin’s activities as President of Russia.

Monday, May 25, 2015

BRING ON MORE REGULATION

The Canadian Animal Health Coalition wants truckers who transport livestock to take a certification program. 

REPORT ON SENATE SCANDAL

For the first time since Confederation, the Senate is facing fine-tooth scrutiny of its ethical standards and financial practices.

SCATHING REPORT RE ONTARIO HYDRO

Ombudsman says Hydro One mistreated and misled customers about billing problems

Sunday, May 24, 2015

CHANGING BLOOD CELLS TO NEURONS

Scientists at McMaster University have discovered how to make adult sensory neurons from human patients simply by having them roll up their sleeve and providing a blood sample.

CANADA'S BOGUS CLASS STRUGGLE

Hey you progressives - how about listening for once?  You might learn something.

CANADA'S MEDIA PARTY IN ACTION AGAIN

 Faux and mini scandals implicating the Conservative Government in Ottawa are starting to become a daily mainstream media occurrence.

CURSING YOUR SLOW INTERNET?

 The CRTC and SamKnows  have established the 'Measuring Broadband Canada' program in order to provide Canadian citizens with reliable and accurate data concerning broadband provision across the country.  You can participate.



WYNNE DETERMINED TO BURY ONTARIO

To no one's surprise, large industrial users are struggling to stay competitive in a province whose electricity rates are among the highest in North America

THE UTTER INSIGNIFICANCE OF GREEN

 Why the BC carbon tax is utterly meaningless in the absence of a truly global plan to combat greenhouse gas emissions.

JOURNAL OF THE BLINDINGLY OBVIOUS

New global study published in the British medical journal, The Lancet, suggests that cooling, not warming, is the greater threat to humanity.

HANDS IN THE COOKIE JAR

Crown recommending four-year prison sentence for Lise Thibault; the  former Quebec lieutenant-governor claimed expenses for travel, dinner with friends and family, ski and golf outings as well as for a specially adapted golf cart.  She had tried several times to avoid trial on 8 charges, including fraud, claiming 'royal immunity'.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ONE MAN'S REFOCUS IS ANOTHER MAN'S RETREAT

It doesn't take a Wellington to figure out that the metamorphosis of the US military as envisioned and promoted by General David Perkins in this address to the World Affairs Council in Washington DC is nothing but "doing less with less".  (It's 55 mins - skip to the 4:30 mark.)
h/t manitouwadge



ENN-JEE'O: OLD SARCEE WORD FOR...

..."Enema from Enemies"
h/t Lawrence Solomon, Financial Post

Monday, May 18, 2015

END OF MILK QUOTA IN EU

EUROPE: Only 50 farmers protest end to quota system for milk

PUTIN'S SPYS IN THE UKRAINE

The Ukrainians seized on the capture of  two Russians, both wounded, to support their accusations of direct Russian military involvement in the separatist conflict despite a ceasefire signed in February. Russia denied any role there.

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

Premier Wynne has provided few details about her government’s Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, and that’s cause for concern.

WORKING CONDITIONS FOR THE NON-UNIONIZED IN ONTARIO

Workers are fed up with the lack of protections concerning scheduling, wages, job security and other work related concerns in this province.
Part 1           Part 2           Part 3
Part 4 will be posted when it is available.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

WISHING THEM SUCCESS

Widow, ex-soldier move to finalize $134M judgment against Omar Khadr

PLAYING THE GAME

The Conservatives’ latest plan to fight climate change is a bizarre, pre-election ploy that will never be carried out.

HYPOCRACY ON DISPLAY

Ontario’s new sex-ed curriculum is still raising eyebrows, mostly among religious groups whose values clash with the liberal ethos the new curriculum promotes.

IT'S BROKE, SO FIX IT.

At last, Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins seems to get it.  After nearly a year of insisting Ontario’s much criticized  home-care system is performing just fine, he is now admitting the system is an utter mess and in desperate need of fixing.
 

CHOKING OFF THE MONEY SUPPLY

Canada is failing at tracking terrorist financing.

THE RELIGION OF PEACE

Crucifixation: When beheading isn't enough.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

(NORTH) AMERICAN CHRISTIANS - PAYIN' FOR THEIR OWN HANGIN'

Designed by Islam for Islam; sponsored by the UN; promoted by Christian Churches; paid for by citizens: Ann Corcoran lays bare the United States' Refugee Resettlement Program.  I'm sure that the reason this isn't going on here is because we don't have any groups in the "usual idiots" category.









Friday, May 15, 2015

DAVID STOCKMAN TELLS US TO BRACE FOR IMPACT...

"The tragedy is that nothing can stop them except the thundering crash of the gargantuan bubble they have single handedly enabled."
Meanwhile...
The CFFO expresses some equally insightful thoughts about song birds.
Good Lord. Who pays these people? Oh yes. Now I remember...

Thursday, May 14, 2015

ONTARIO WATCHDOGS AGAINST HYDRO ONE SALE

Ontario's independent legislative officers have banded together in a rare move to condemn the Liberal government's plan to sell a majority of Hydro One, warning it will shield the company from public scrutiny.

A BREATHTAKING IGNORAMUS

Consequently, when we see Justin Trudeau rise in defence of some antiquated idiocy he clearly does not comprehend, or Elizabeth May throw up all over herself in an attempt to be “edgy,” we may kick up a fuss for a few days, but we let it pass since, candidly, we expect no better of them.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SEEMS LIKE A SENSIBLE LAD

All is well in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

SHOWDOWN AT QUEEN'S PARK

Auditor general Bonnie Lysyk is threatening to blow the whistle on any ads she deems partisan if Wynne’s Liberals refuse to back down from plans to “gut” long-standing restrictions in the Government Advertising Act.

NEPAL HIT AGAIN BY QUAKE

A new earthquake killed dozens of people Tuesday and spread more fear and misery in Nepal, which is still struggling to recover from a devastating quake nearly three weeks ago that left more than 8,000 dead.

Monday, May 11, 2015

SMUGGLING AT VANCOUVER DOCKS

How crime groups infiltrate and exploit Metro Vancouver's docks (Part 1 of 4)
   (Part 2 of 4)

CANADIAN MEAT EXPORTS TO CHINA

Canada's beef and pork producers note a  recent trade mission to China showed there was a lot of demand for their meat products.

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD DOCTORS

Canada: Growing number of senior citizen MDs fighting regulators’ calls for them to retire

MAY'S MELTDOWN

Can anyone imagine the political fallout if Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair or Justin Trudeau had taken the stage in a tired and emotional state, and proceeded to act like an arsonist with a blowtorch?

Sunday, May 10, 2015

SAVE THE SALMON, DITCH THE TERMINAL

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Members of a Canadian aboriginal community edged closer to rejecting a roughly C$1 billion ($827 million) deal with Malaysia's Petronas [PETR.UL] to support a liquefied natural gas export terminal

MINE IS BIGGER THAN YOURS

Barrel stretching in Russia.

RUSSIAN SOLDIERS QUIT OVER UKRAINE

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly denied that Moscow has sent any military forces to help rebels in eastern Ukraine, where clashes and casualties persist despite a ceasefire struck in February.  Okay Vlad, the soldiers and Ukraine citizens must be dreaming.

TAKING ADVICE FROM DANIELLE SMITH

Smith, who was leader of the opposition, abandoned her party to join Prentice.
She says it was her attempt to unite the right in the province. It didn’t seem to work

WYNNE VS ON TEACHERS' UNION

Wynne cut her teeth as a left-wing Toronto school board trustee who never met a balanced budget she liked.

NEW FACE AT THE ON PC HELM

“I was not the choice of the party establishment,” Brown told reporters after his win.

Friday, May 8, 2015

A HISTORY OF MEN IN HEELS

A new exhibit highlights some staggering footwear—and suggests political fashions are often linked to blurring gender lines

CONSERVATIVES WIN IN BRITAIN

Cameron savors shock triumph in British election, confounding forecasts that the vote would be the closest in decades.

UP & DOWN IN CANADIAN JOB MARKET

 The economy lost 19,700 net positions in April. Last month's decline followed an unexpected increase of 28,700 jobs in March.  Data are still pointing to the economy's bounce back in the coming months.

HERE WE GO AGAIN

Ontario's public elementary schools will be open Monday, but teachers will not perform some administrative duties as part of what they're calling the first phase of a province-wide strike.

THE AUSSIE IS RIGHT

A top Australian government business adviser has said climate change is a hoax by the United Nations.  Most climate models were wrong and there was little evidence of climate change.
 

UK PM JAMMIN' THE BLADES

Mr Cameron pledged to stop the windfarm project and any other on-shore windfarms within Montgomeryshire if he was elected to take a second term in Government.

CANADIANS' DEBT

The debt ‘crisis’ in Canada? If your paycheque is $100,000 plus, that means you

Thursday, May 7, 2015

TORIES PASS BILL C-51

The new disruption powers could permit CSIS to thwart travel plans, cancel bank transactions and covertly interfere with radical websites.

TERROR THREATS TO CANADIANS

Canada’s spymaster has issued an unusually stark and unsettling message to Canadians: Serious people are out to kill us.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

GREEN DECOYS

Radical environmentalists are using sportsmens'  groups as camouflage.

BUILDING THE CANADIAN NAVY

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian officials said on Friday a C$26.2 billion ($21.5 billion) program to build 15 naval ships could end up below target and over budget.

MORE SNEAKY DEALS BY ONTARIO LIBERALS

Ontario’s opposition parties are accusing the Liberal government of contempt of parliament for quietly offering shares in Hydro One to power workers as part of a labour settlement.

ALBERTA ENERGY TOLD "IT'LL BE A-OK"

The first order of business for Rachel Notley was phone calls to business leaders and "partners in the energy industry."  "They can count on us to work collaboratively with them," she told reporters at a news conference in the Alberta Legislature Wednesday.

BRING IT ON

Canadians will know in June which senators have been abusing the public purse, with the red chamber prepared to name names and “aggressively” and “harshly” punish those in the wrong, says the new Senate Speaker.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

LAND PRICE LEVELLING OFF

IROQUOIS — Ontario land prices jumped by more than 10 per cent in 2014 and have almost doubled in four years, according to a Farm Credit Canada (FCC) report.  Farmland sold to developers will generally fetch much higher prices.

SAVE OUR PRIVATE LAND

 Less than 15 per cent of Ontario lies in private hands, the rest either fallow Crown Land or public resource lands, those latter more severely restricted every year.

THE TRUTH, OBAMA STYLE

U.S. President Barack Obama's claims about the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline have been raising eyebrows lately in this tiny oil-industry town in eastern Montana.

UKRAINE TO ADOPT BRITISH WAR TIME SYMBOL

Ukraine, in a break with tradition that is certain to rile Moscow, is ditching the Soviet name for World War Two and aims to adopt the poppy, a mainly British wartime symbol, to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany.

IN FLANDERS FIELDS

The centenary of the poem—famously written by McCrae near the front in Belgium on May 3, 1915—is being marked by the dedication of a new statue in Ottawa

BURYING ONTARIO

Wynne’s green scheme could deal massive blow to Ontario and Canada

CANADIAN LT-GEN. FOULKES ACCEPTED THE SURRENDER

WAGENINGEN, Netherlands - It was 70 years ago Tuesday that the guns fell nearly silent along the Canadian and British lines in Holland.


Sunday, May 3, 2015

BOMBARDIER TALKING TO CHINESE INVESTORS

 Do the Canadian taxpayers who subsidized this company over many years, get their money back when Bombardier is sold?


WHEN SPACE SHIPS GO ROGUE

Out-of-control Russian cargo ship plunging to Earth, official says.

WRONG WAY WYNNE

A majority of Ontarians are against the Liberal government’s plan to privatize Hydro One, a new poll suggests

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LOWER TAX PUDDING

The Conservative Government, is the only federal political party that doesn’t think they know better how to spend our hard-earned money, particularly those of us in the “Middle Class.”

COME BACK SARAH PALIN

Although Clinton is seen as a sure bet to win the Democratic nomination for president, the Republican race is wide open.

BACKFIRING ON WYNNE

Her 2014 election attack on the Tories over Walkerton reveals the dangers of too much political rhetoric and an excess of self-righteousness

BLUE CHOICE

Time for Ontario Tories to choose their future      
 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

TULIPS AND MAPLE LEAVES

Canada's sacrifice still honoured by Dutch.

CANADA-US OIL TRADE

 Canadian oil alleviates our dependence on distant tankers, often from less stable regions that are more susceptible to disruption. As opposed to waterborne shipments that can be diverted even en route, pipelines are “hardwired” links

IS RITZ PUTTIN' US ON?

Economist disputes rising grain demand predictions
The old political tapdance...