The UK would like a word with you...
Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Including the lies. Hopefully this young girl has learned something from this whole ordeal. I for some reason doubt that her mom has....
If there were a "Club Libby Lu" here in Edmonton, I would go and buy something just to show my support for their decision in this matter.
I won't do the online shopping thing as I refuse to use my credit card online. My support only goes so far....
WASHINGTON, DC—Calling last December's execution of Saddam Hussein "anticlimactic," White House officials announced Monday their intention to hang the late Iraqi dictator again this year in an attempt to garner a more favorable response from the public. [...]
You know... this really would not surprise me.... and now for the real News
Paging Al Gore, Paging David Suzuki... Paging Al Gore, Paging David Suzuki... Atlantic Canada really really wants a word with you!
First of all I would like to pass on my condolences to Christopher Klim's family. The death of a loved one is never easy to deal with. The circumstances of Christopher's death make it that much harder to understand.
The Canadian Press: Via CTV:
Klim's grandparents Harry and Shirley released a statement saying they appreciate the support and help they've received dealing with their grandson's mental illness over the years.
They say they don't blame anyone for what happened and are thankful no one else was physically harmed in the situation.
Certainly not the "usual" response we are use to hearing this day and age.
You're fired... No I'm not... Yes you are... You can't fire me... Yes I can... No you can't... I just did... You don't have that authority... Mullah Omar said so... No he didn't... Yes he did... prove it... I have an an audio clip...No you don't!
Saturday, December 29, 2007
I had no idea that this years Rose Bowl was featuring an exciting match up between the Mother from hell and the President of the United States of America. The halftime show will consist of a demonstration of Chinese cultivation practices. And this people is just the Rose Bowl Parade.
I can't imagine what fun the real game will bring. With names like the "Fighting Illini" and the "Trojans", there is a 2% chance of a break through, and a 98% chance that all will be safe in the end zones.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Atlantic Canada, the Fraser Valley area and the Greater Vancouver Area, would like a word with you...
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Lets start with a bit of humor from Jeff Dunham and his pal Achmed shall we...
Now lets move on to a little more serious matter. I belong to no religion. I am however not without faith and I do have my beliefs. I have faith that good will always win over evil, given enough time. I have faith in mankind, although some days I do wonder. I believe we are not alone in this universe, I simply refuse to be that arrogant. December 25, is Christmas Day. It was way before you and I were born, and will remain so way after we are gone. So lets quit kidding ourselves with this "Happy Holidays" crap shall we. I believe in calling a spade a spade.
Merry Christmas, and yes, that is with a capital C.
HT to Bernie and Gunney99 in the comments at SDA
The Midewest would like a word with you...
To the outstanding men and women who have chosen to serve in the Canadian Armed Forces.
"Merry Christmas My Friend" AKA "The Soldiers Night Before Christmas"
The original poem was written by Corporal James M Schmidt, 1993. It has been altered several times. This is not the original version, but is more suited to those in the Canadian Forces.
Twas the night before Christmas.
He lived all alone,
In a one bedroom house made of
Plaster and Stone.
I had come down the Chimney,
With presents to give.
And to see just who In this home
I looked all about
A strange sight I did see.
No tinsel, No presents,
Not even a tree.
No stocking by the mantle,
Just boots filled with sand.
On the wall hung pictures
Of far distant lands.
With medals and badges,
Awards of all kinds,
A sober thought
Came through my mind.
For this house was different,
It was dark and dreary,
I found the home of a soldier,
Once I could see clearly.
The soldier lay sleeping,
Curled up on the floor
In this one bedroom home.
The face was so gentle,
The room in such disorder,
Not how I pictured
Was this the hero
Of whom I'd just read?
Curled up on a Poncho,
The floor for a bed?
I realized the families
That I saw this night,
Owed their lives to these soldiers
Who were willing to fight.
Soon round the world,
The children would play,
And grownup's would celebrate
A bright Christmas Day.
They all enjoyed freedom
each month of the year,
Because of the soldiers,
Like the one lying here.
I couldn't help wonder
How many lay alone,
On a cold Christmas Eve
In a land far from home.
The very thought
Brought a tear to my eye,
I dropped to my knees
And started to Cry.
The soldier awakened
And I heard a rough voice,
"Santa don't cry,
This life is my choice."
The solider rolled over
And drifted to sleep,
I couldn't control it,
I continued to weep.
I kept watch for hours,
So silent and still
And we both shivered
From the cold nights chill.
I didn't want to leave
On that cold, dark, night,
This guardian of Honor
So willing to fight.
The solider rolled over,
With a voice soft and pure,
Whispered, "Carry on Santa,
It's Christmas Day, All is secure."
One look at my watch,
And I knew he was right.
Merry Christmas my friend, And to all a good night.
The idea for the above video was stolen from Fred Thompson... HT SDA
Saturday, December 22, 2007
probe still active
Perhaps someday Canadians will finally know the truth of this matter and ALL of those connected will pay for this crime. I personally won't be holding my breath though...
Friday, December 21, 2007
Jason Cherniak loves green beer and leprechaun's, although he had no clue as to what day those things are associated with. He probably likes popcorn too... Apparently he also has no clue as to where, why or by whom it is associated either.
A commenter has pointed out that Mr. Harper has called the by-elections for St. Patrick's Day. The man simply has no class.
Heaven forbid a by-election would interfere with people drinking GREEN BEER!
Newfoundland and Labrador is the only place in Canada that has this day as a holiday due to its Irish heritage. I don't recall any of the four by-election being held in NL. Ontario, check... Saskatchewan, check... British Columbia, check... nope no NL there. Can you therefore try to justify your statement Jason other than the fact that you are a Liberal and anything that Prime Minister Harper does offends you...
Update:(12/22/08 @ 11:00 AM) I have taken Cherniak's faux rage over having a by-elections on St Patrick's day and applied it to the whole of 2008. According to the Earth Calendar there are only 6 days in the year 2008 that are not recognized by someone somewhere. NONE of those dates fall on a Monday. Therefore, using Jason's Liberal logic, we cannot have a by election in 2008. I would assume that would also mean no general elections either as multi cultural Canadians would never want to offend anyone. Unfortunately this calendar stops at Dec. 31, 2008 at the moment, or I could have continued my search to see if and when it would ever be safe to have an election in Canada that would not offend poor little Jason. I will remind Jason if and when his leader forces an election, if the date that it produces does not comply with his new formula.
For the curious... The dates in 2008, with no recognized days are:
January 17(Thurs.), 23(Wed.),30(Wed.).
February 13(Wed.), 20(Wed.).
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Odds are currently set at 75 to 1 that 2007 WD5 will not hit Mars on January 30th, 2008.
The asteroid, known as 2007 WD5, was discovered in late November and is similar in size to an object that hit remote central Siberia in 1908, unleashing energy equivalent to a 15-megatonne nuclear bomb and wiping out 60 million trees.
Damn good thing there are no trees on Mars eh!
Has anyone put a call into Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler and the rest of the blue-collar deep-core drillers? "For Love. For Honor. For Marskind."
OMG! What will we do? Apparently Canada is suffering from a shortage of snow shovels. Perhaps when the fine people in Bali are done cleaning up all the bullshit left from the Bali conference, they will send us their shovels...
If this is not an injustice, I truly have no idea what is.
An Ontario man who sexually abused his young daughter live on the internet in 2006 was sentenced to four years in prison by a judge in St. Thomas Wednesday.
4 years? Thats it? WTF?
The money quote...
[...] But defence lawyer Bob Upsdell pushed for a sentence that would amount to two more months in prison. He said his client has been beaten up twice while in custody. [...]
This man is lucky if all he got was, "beaten up twice". His daughter received far worse! Hopefully prison justice will KICK in and he will do some hard time.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Catastrophic impacts made life flourish
A very interesting read... I found this part in particular very interesting...
[...] "It took us about 15 years to accumulate data for this finding, and it's something that isn't just a computer model or simulation. It's real, tactile evidence," he said of the work, which included slowly acid-dissolving almost a ton of rock collected from around the world to sift out bits of chromium. [...]
Do you get the feeling that he is trying to send a little message to some other scientist? Nudge nudge wink wink...
The enviros that were attending the Bali conference, need some help. Seems they had a tough time keeping their cool. Not only did they not purchase nearly enough carbon credits to offset their little vacation, they did not purchase any Ozone depletion credits.
[...] The air-conditioning system installed to keep more than 10,000 delegates cool used highly damaging refrigerant gases - as lethal to the atmosphere as 48,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, and nearly the equivalent of the emissions of all aircraft used to fly delegates to Indonesia. [...]
[...] Staff from Australia's Natural Refrigerants Transition Board and the London- and Washington-based Environmental Investigation Agency noticed the stockpiled cylinders of hydrochlorofluorocarbons - a refrigerant likely to be phased out over the next few years because it devours ozone in the upper atmosphere.
In addition, the refrigerant is a potent greenhouse gas, with each kilogram at least as damaging as 1.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
Investigators at the Balinese resort complex at Nusa Dua counted 700 cylinders of the gas, each of them weighing 13.5 kilograms, and the system was visibly leaking.
The air-conditioning system, which used two kilometres of plastic pipe, serviced the European pavilion, the UN Secretariat offices, the media centre and other temporary areas. [...]
It appears that Mr. Chris Goodall's prediction was correct.
The UN estimates 42,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide and other pollutants will be pumped into the atmosphere during the 12-day conference in Bali. [...]
If correct, Goodall said, that's equivalent to what a western city of 1.5 million people, like Marseilles, France, would emit in a day. He believes the real figure will be twice that.
Sometimes, staying home is just the right thing to do...
Monday, December 17, 2007
In Canada, this is news worthy of every paper, TV and radio station...
Canada's CO2 output has increased by 33% from 1990 levels! or some derivative there of....
1990 being the magical year that Kyoto reductions are based upon for no apparent reason. It sounded good at the time I guess. Just like Jean Chrétien's magical 6% reduction number that he pulled out of his ass. Perhaps it was just a number written on a napkin that he found laying around? Who knows...
In Canada, This is NOT news worthy at all...
Just as Norwegian delegates to the UN's conference on climate change started heading home from Bali, came news that Norway's own carbon emissions rose 80 percent from 1990 to 2004.
To 2004... NOT 2007, but to 2004! Go figure. And yet we are constantly told by our media how well the European countries are doing in comparison to Canada. Go figure.
This could not be the same Norway that just gave out some prize for Peace to some people over at the IPCC and good ol' Al Jr. could it? Why yes.... yes it is... Is that a little egg on those faces I see, or is that egget?
Must be a lot of Tree Hugging Hippies in Norway eh?
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Bitter winter storm hits Central, Eastern Canada, parts of U.S.
Sure glad I am out west where we are having a typical winter day.
Thanks Lone Pony.
It must have been womens intuition. As it just so happens, that on the very same day that LP originally emailed me this video, I had a "Bad Day", just like in the video. Time will tell how my "Bad Day" works out... I do know I am smiling a whole lot more.
Friday, December 14, 2007
This is the image that lefties see when watching the same movie. We won't mention that the folks over at the CBC have a worse image in their minds.... especially now... PM Harper uses the axe on the CBC's funding, not the door... He is so evil....
HT to Charles Adler for the inspiration for the Harper pic, via his talk show on Dec.13/07
Thursday, December 13, 2007
The CBC and the Liberal Party of Canada have finally, openly, joined forces by releasing their new logo.
Yes ladies and gentlemen... your tax dollars hard at work... for the liberal party of Canada it seems.
"The planet will be here a long, long, long, long.... time after we are all gone!"
Caution coarse Language... it is George Carlin after all!
Thank you Mr. Carlin, for yet another shot of reality.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Danger Will Smith!
I know, I'm dating myself once again. I could not help it after reading the 11th annual Wacky Warning Label Contest.
It is conducted by Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch, M-LAW, to reveal how lawsuits, and fear of lawsuits, have driven the proliferation of common-sense warnings on products.
The winning label for this year is..... Drum roll please...........
A label on a small tractor that warns, "Danger: Avoid Death". If you go to the link above it has a picture of the label.
Someone should inform this manufacturer that death is unavoidable. All living things eventually die. It is just the way things work.
Do you remember what pretty much started all of this? Of course you do... Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants Probably the most expensive cup of coffee ever served....
Posted by Tim at 7:58 PM
Pope Benedict XVI has launched a surprise attack on climate change prophets of doom, warning them that any solutions to global warming must be based on firm evidence and not on dubious ideology. [...]
[...] he German-born Pontiff said that while some concerns may be valid it was vital that the international community based its policies on science rather than the dogma of the environmentalist movement. [...]
[...] The 80-year-old Pope said the world needed to care for the environment but not to the point where the welfare of animals and plants was given a greater priority than that of mankind. [...]
The enviro freaks won't be liking this one bit... I can hear them now... "what does a religious leader know about science?", "He does not believe in science, he believes in God!" etc etc... This is getting better every day...
HT to: ron in kelowna, in the comments at SDA
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
[...] "The Arctic is often cited as the canary in the coal mine for climate warming,'' said Zwally, who as a teenager hauled coal. "Now as a sign of climate warming, the canary has died. It is time to start getting out of the coal mines.''
It is the burning of coal, oil and other fossil fuels that produces carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, responsible for man-made global warming. For the past several days, government diplomats have been debating in Bali, Indonesia, the outlines of a new climate treaty calling for tougher limits on these gases. [...]
Not according to THESE Guys...
[...] Writing in the International Journal of Climatology of the Royal Meteorological Society, professor David H. Douglass (of the University of Rochester), professor John R. Christy (of the University of Alabama), Benjamin D. Pearson and professor S. Fred Singer (of the University of Virginia) report that observed patterns of temperature changes ("fingerprints") over the last 30 years disagree with what greenhouse models predict and can better be explained by natural factors, such as solar variability.
The conclusion is that climate change is "unstoppable" and cannot be affected or modified by controlling the emission of greenhouse gases, such as CO2, as is proposed in current legislation.
According to Dr. Douglass: “The observed pattern of warming, comparing surface and atmospheric temperature trends, does not show the characteristic fingerprint associated with greenhouse warming. The inescapable conclusion is that the human contribution is not significant and that observed increases in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases make only a negligible contribution to climate warming.” [...]
The history of the planets ever changing climate over billions of years trumps some computer model that is fed garbage and spews out garbage.
Nice to see CTV is following the CBC by continuing to use those poor devastated polar bears as their global warming mascot.
Robert Pickton's lawyer has asked that his client be given parole eligibility in 15 to 20 years, because the former pig farmer had no previous criminal history of violence.
Lawyer Peter Richie also said defence witnesses had testified that Pickton tried to help people addicted to drugs.
Ya, he's such a nice guy... Give me a frickin break! This man should NEVER be outside of a prison again. Unless, it is in a body bag...
Our legal system is a joke. It basically says that if you commit one murder, you might as well keep killing until you are caught, as the rest are freebies as you will never serve more than you would for the first. Very sickening...
UP DATE: Pickton must serve 25 years The max our stupid laws allow... Thank you Judge James Williams for at least restoring a little bit of my faith in our courts. Now lets get these laws changed so that criminals serve consecutive sentences!
I'll take... Medical Emergency... for a thousand Alex
A medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted, most commonly due to rupture of a vulnerable plaque.
What is a heart attack?
Thats right!... oh crap... someone get me a doctor.
Get well soon Alex. I need to continue my education!
Monday, December 10, 2007
It had better not be the citizens of Canada! He is here illegally, send him home now! Not only that, if we have paid for his medical care thus far... send him a bill!
[...]"They haven't been able to answer me or anyone else whether they believe this deportation is just. Their fear is not of violence, their fear is dealing with the legitimate concerns of people." [...]
[...] Singh came to Canada on a forged passport in 2003 but suffered a massive stroke three years later that left him a quadriplegic.
Last week the border services agency served Singh with papers ordering him to leave the country on Monday.
The exclusion order, which enforces an earlier deportation order, required the 48-year-old Punjabi man to report to the airport for a flight to India.
He is fighting to stay in Canada on humanitarian grounds because he fears he will not receive necessary medical care if he is returned to India, where he says that government has falsely accused him of having links to terrorism. [...]
As far as the 1000 or so protesters go... they should all be charged with obstruction of justice.
Al Gore agrees with the Canadian government stand on climate change... go figure.
Yet all these people don't like what Baird is saying on Canada's behalf... Make up your minds people... does over paid Al know of what he speaks or not? You hail him, gave him a Nobel prize and an Oscar on this topic so he must, right?
[...] The United States and China -- the world's leading emitters of greenhouse gases -- will stand accountable before history if they don't take the lead in that global challenge, the former vice president said.
"Without realizing it, we have begun to wage war on the Earth itself," Gore said in his acceptance speech. "Now, we and the Earth's climate are locked in a relationship familiar to war planners: 'Mutually assured destruction.' It is time to make peace with the planet." [...]
[...] “We are concerned about the position of the United States,” Mr. Harper said. “We believe the United States, China and all major emitters should be part of an international protocol to fight climate change. The Minister of the Environment has proposed a successful Canadian model built around fighting depletion of the ozone layer. Canada has made a positive proposal and we are interested in working with other countries to make sure we get a result that includes everyone. [...]
What good is a peace treaty that not all countries sign on to? What good is it if they all agree on it but only some of them are held responsible for keeping the peace and the rest can continue to wage war at will?
Keep up the good fight Harper. If Canadians have to pay the price for this bullshit war, when we produce an insignificant amount of CO2 compared to most other countries, then so does everyone else on this planet!
Or at the least... hold them off a bit longer Harper, while this whole CO2 and AGW thing is proven to be what it is... Wrong and a scam....
Sunday, December 09, 2007
As if RIAA is not bad enough suing every Tom, Dick and Jane... They are nothing compared to their British cohorts, the PRS...
Charity hit with carol copyright bill
A charity has been hit with a bill ... because children sing Christmas carols on the premises.[...]
Dam House trustee Elaine Hurst said: "We know the recording artists need to be paid for their work but this is ridiculous."
No this is not ridiculous... It is outrageous! I wonder what the actual artists have to say about this?
The Alberta Progresive Conservative Party, falling from the voters grace, will be but a memory just like the Alberta Liberal party 1905 - 1921, United Farmers 1921 - 1935, Social Credit 1935 - 1971. The PC party took the reigns of Alberta in 1971 when with the leadership of Peter Lougheed, they trampled the Social Credit party to the ground. It is now the PC Parties turn to feel the feet of the public trampling them. Some have already clued in to the fate that waits for them. Many more will follow the same path. Its time for change...
But surely he had a plan and knew exactly what he was doing for the rest...
Pickton guilty on 6 counts of second-degree murder
I could understand one second degree charge, not 6! The other 5 should have been First degree murder... He better get the Max and then face a dangerous offender hearing to keep this psycho behind bars for ever.
[...]Note to the Prime Minister: If we let governments continue on their regulatory binges, SWAT teams will be hurtling through our windows to confiscate our prohibited light bulbs and unregistered rolls of toilet paper. A state that doesn't stop at Mr. Rew's door will stop at nothing.
Personally I refuse to sit in a long line up at any drive thru. Yes, even at Timmy's! My time is too valuable. I know it does cause traffic problems in some locations. That is a fact. To point to this as a climate change fighting tool? Give me a break. Some people won't be happy until we are all riding bikes and living in cold damp caves.
Canadian troops shut down bomb-making facility
[...]one-day raid by Canadian and Afghan forces, as well as troops from Nepal, ended with the destruction of at least one facility.[...]
Canadian Military, changing the lives of people for the better, one factory at a time.
Wayne Gretzky turns down David Suzuki three years ago and Suzuki is still whining!
Add another name to the lefts lists of people on the take from "BIG OIL". Its not just reputable scientists anymore. Rumor has it that Mother Theresa is next...
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Canada — Millions of citizens across Canada who could care less if the federal government were to take action on climate change gave Prime Minister Stephen Harper a massive wake-up call today — They stayed home where it was all warm and cozy.
Then there were the usual squeaky left wheels...
Friday, December 07, 2007
Any changes that might help people get through an airport with less trouble is a good thing. However, the announcement of the time line(windows media link) of the events that took place at Vancouver International Airport, in regards to Robert Dziekanski death begs more questions than it answers.
Why was Robert Dziekanski sweating profusely?
Why is he so confused as to where to go and what to do?
Why did his mother wait for three and a half hours from his arrival time to seek help in finding him?
Why did Robert Dziekanski not respond to the two pages for him made by the customer service agent at the request of his mother?
After checking with customs, where did his mother go? She had to of known his flight had arrived on time and should have been able to find out if he had indeed arrived on that flight.
Why did he get so agitated and not simply seek out help from anyone in the entire 9 hours he was wandering the airport?
Why would anyone think that destroying property and being aggressive is a good way to get attention or help, if that was his intention, especially in an airport in this day and age?
Why, when confronted by 4 police officers would he reach for a stapler he had in his possession, for some strange reason? The same stapler that inevitably cost him his life, as it was no doubt mistaken for a weapon by the RCMP officer(s).
I still can't rap my head around this incident. None of it makes any sense to me at this point. I want answers, as do most level headed thinkers. That does not include those who have jumped to conclusions and are on the "ban the taser" or the "police are corrupt" band wagon.
Are the liberals for, or against nuclear power? As with most things that come out of the Liberal opposition mind trust... they just don't have a clue on where they stand!
I find it a bit dis-ingenuous that the libs, who were in power for 13 years did not come up with a back up plan for this, and then try to blame this fiasco on the current government that has been cleaning up after them for the past two years. To quote one of their own... "You didn't get it done". That pretty much applies to everything of the past Liberal government.
In the "no surprise here" category we have...
The Greenest Hypocrites of 2007 Shockingly... Al Gore made the list...
In the "Better luck next time" category we have...
Canada 4th-worst in climate change performance Sorry, but Canada hasn't quite made it to the bottom of the list. Saudi Arabia takes that honor. What I do find very laughable is this...
Meanwhile, China was heralded as a leader on environmental initiatives even though it ranked in the 40th spot.
China? They can't possibly be talking about This China could they?
(UPDATE.... new link for above... it gets better....
In the "OMFG" category we have...
Most of Fiji spared direct hit from big cyclone
The OMFG factor is that it is a weather related article and not even once does it mention global warming or climate change! It's a friggin miracle I tell ya. That or someone is about to be fired for being incompetent...
In the "Mother Nature is a Lousy Shot" category we have...
Quake Jolts Indonesia's Bali
The 5.4-magnitude tremor was centered 150 miles southwest of Bali [...]
I guess this one could have gone under "better Luck next time" but I doubt that there will be a next time. This scam will have run its course before she gets another shot like this one....
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
A petition from at least 215 climate scientists... Who, no doubt, are financed by "Big Governments" not to mention the "BIG UN" to do studies on this matter, need to convince everyone that we need to do more so that they can continue to collect their "BIG Grants"...
The appeal from scientists follows a petition last week from more than 150 global business leaders also demanding the 50-per-cent cut in greenhouse gases.
And those global business leaders need everyone to invest in carbon credits to supplement there "Big Bank accounts"...
Lets not forget about all those poor countries...
Victims of climate change
real and potential, appealed Tuesday for a vast increase in international aid to protect them from and compensate them for rising seas, crop-killing drought and other likely impacts of global warming.[...]
The "Adaptation Fund," being developed under U.N. climate agreements to enable poorer countries to adjust to a warmer world, has thus far drawn a mere $67 million for a task the World Bank estimates will cost tens of billions of dollars a year.
Hypocrites every last one of them!
The UN estimates 42,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide and other pollutants will be pumped into the atmosphere during the 12-day conference in Bali.
Most of it will come from plane flights, but also from waste and electricity used by air conditioners at five-star hotels lining palm-fringed beaches.
If correct, Goodall said, that's equivalent to what a western city of 1.5 million people, like Marseilles, France, would emit in a day. He believes the real figure will be twice that.
Guess all these Nobel Prize winners, government officials and eco freaks have never heard of VIDEO CONFERENCING! But then they would not be having a little Bali holiday if they did that...
The panel said the case was challenging because all of Latimer's psychological and parole reports said he was a low risk to reoffend if he was released into the community — except if he was put into the same situation again.
Does this 3 member board believe in re incarnation? The chances of Latimer re offending are ZERO. How can these people sleep at night? They release truly dangerous people back into society constantly yet they keep this poor man locked away... absolutely sickening... Dr. Dawg says it better than I can, and has a bit more info on this one.
Monday, December 03, 2007
This ain't your parents Les Paul
I don't know about this one. I think knowing how to tune a guitar is a large part of knowing how to play the guitar. I can see how it would save a lot of time and money for those who constantly use different tunings. One guitar can be preset for several tunings rather than having a couple of guitars pre tuned waiting on the side... Good thing I'm not looking for a new guitar at the moment... Although Christmas is right around the corner...
I have been a really really good boy this year.... Honest!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
Schreiber told CBC News on Monday that he will have so much to say on Tuesday, it'll be "like Christmas" for the committee.
You better watch out
You better not pry
You better not shout
He's telling you lies He'll offer you bribes
I'm telling you why
Shreiber Clause is coming to town
He's checked his notes,
He's checked them twice;
Now remembers who's naughty or nice.
Shreiber Clause is coming to town
He sees you when you're stealing
He knows when you're on the take
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake
O! You better watch out!
You better not pry
Better not shout
He's telling you lies He'll offer you bribes
I'm telling you why
Shreiber Clause is coming to town
Shreiber Clause is coming to town
You better be giving it a second thought. There is yet another expense of getting a divorce... best be seeing Al Gore and his buddies about some carbon credits to go with that divorce.
"People have been talking about how to protect the environment and combat climate change, but divorce is an overlooked factor that needs to be considered."
Yes you did read that right or is that left? YOY!
Sunday, December 02, 2007
My apologies to Mike Altman
Suicide is Shameless
Through early morning smog we see
visions of the things to be
CO2 is the end of society
We realize and we can see...
that suicide is shameless
It brings on climate changes
and we can make a difference if we leave.
We try to find a way to make
a better ecosystem by our fate
with our ever-present human hate
because if we don't it may be too late, and...
The game of life is hard to play
We don't want to win it anyway
The losing card is here today
so this is all we have to say.
The only way to win is cheat
And lay it down before we’re beat
and to nature give our seat
for that's the only non selfish feat.
The heat of time will pierce our skins
It doesn't hurt when it begins
But as it works its way on in
The heat grows stronger... watch it win, but...
Dr. Suzuki has requested of us
to join him on his big climate bus
We did so with out a fuss
And now we do what he says we must
'Cause suicide is shameless
it brings on climate changes
and we can make a difference if we leave.
...and you should do the same thing if you believe....
HT AB Freedom and Dave in the comments
Friday, November 30, 2007
Somebody forgot to tell someone about this obviously. Perhaps our expert on the topic can explain how this could be possible. While he is at it, I would love to hear what he has to say about this. If everything he believes about climate change and how us humans burning carbon is the cause, can he also explain why this is such a bad thing?
Solar, wind and other natural forms of producing energy just won't cut it.
Leadership requires making actual decisions Mr. Dion. Talking endlessly about solving a perticular problem as you have shown, does not solve the problem...
You can't have your cake and eat it too.
WARNING.... The following youtube link contains PROFANITY PROFANITY PROFANITY!!!! If the "F" word bothers you, don't watch the video! You have been warned!
Tim Wilson, "I Could Be Wrong"
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Conservative MP Russ Hiebert: "Mr. Schreiber, I have a couple of simple questions I'd like to ask you. They only require a yes' or 'no' answer. They're not complicated and I hope you'll be willing to provide me with the answers.
"Have you ever spoken directly with, or met, Prime Minister Stephen Harper?"
Karlheinz Schreiber: "No."
Conservative MP Russ Hiebert: "Has a lawyer, while acting on your behalf, ever met with or spoken with Prime Minister Harper?"
Karlheinz Schreiber: "No."
Conservative MP Russ Hiebert: "Have you, or a lawyer acting on your behalf, ever met with or spoken with a member of the staff of Prime Minister Harper's office?"
Karlheinz Schreiber: "Not to my knowledge."
Conservative MP Russ Hiebert: "Mr. Schreiber, have you ever held a membership or donated funds to the Conservative Party of Canada since its creation in 2003?"
Karlheinz Schreiber: "No."
Maybe they should just stick with the In Out thingy... Oh wait, thats a dead issue too isn't it? Wonder what Dion's little marry band can come up with next to try and "gotcha" PM Harper and the CPoC?
Who would have guessed that .006 degrees per year would be such an influence on so many things...
A complete list of things caused by global warming
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
RCMP to probe Dziekanski's history in Poland: CTV
Perhaps now we might find out why Dziekanski was on a leave from work for two years prior to coming to Canada. My bet is... it was a medical condition of some kind, which more than likely contributed to his death.
So you want to be a scientist... or how about a journalist? Either way I am about to save you a ton of money. No need to waste your time and money on education. Why bother, when all you need to know is how to link everything to CLIMATE CHANGE. That alone will guarantee a successful career in this day and age. Lets take a look shall we...
Take note of the HEADLINE here...
Fever outbreak linked to climate change
It does not say "Fever outbreak linked to globalization". Although that is more factual, it just won't get the same amount of publication as does "Fever outbreak linked to climate change" will.
This next one is a little bit more underhanded. It never actually mentions "climate change". It simply leads the reader to believe that it is linked to "climate change" here on earth. You know...the OMFG factor... We are going to end up just like Venus if we don't stop the production of CO2!
Runaway greenhouse effect turned Venus into oven, scientists say
Lets not let the little fact that Venus is much closer to the sun and therefore much hotter get in the way of a good climate change theory.
Russell said, "If I were designing the planets, I would exchange Mars and Venus's position."
Venus is warmer and has a thick atmosphere, while Mars doesn't have enough atmosphere for life.
"If you put Mars where Venus is and Venus where Mars is, that would be perfect" for life to evolve, Russell said.
The genius of a scientist... Perfect my ass! Does it not occur to Russel that if Mars were to be in Venus's place in the solar system, Mars would have the exact same problem due to its proximity to the sun? Personally if it were me playing God, I would just put all of the planets in the same orbit as the Earth and spread them out a bit like a marry go round.... we know this is the "sweet spot" in our solar system as we are the only life in it! Not too hot and not too cold... baby bear says its just right...
Yes boys and girls, it is... just that easy!
Saturday, November 24, 2007
These days, its brand name is all that is keeping the Liberal party afloat in the polls. In Quebec, where the Liberals thought they had hit rock bottom over the course of the sponsorship scandal, Dion is dragging them further down.
Even with the so called global warming, there were still too many ice bergs for Dion to maneuver around. He has clipped one to many and his fate is obvious. The only question is... does he jump or does he go down with the ship?
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
They did it again. They also used pepper spray, their batons and re enforcements to subdue this guy. Guess what? He is still alive. Wonder how that happened? Makes you go hmmmmmmmmmmm don't it.... Maybe some people should wait until we have more answers to the many questions that need to be answered before they jump to conclusions. I am not defending anyone or accusing anyone, nor am I placing blame anywhere. Why... because I/we don't know all of the facts. Watching one video of an incident does not give us all the answers. It only gives us one angle. I don't know about the rest of you, but I view things using a wide angle lens. It tends to give you a larger perspective on whats really going on.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Two more Canadian Soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice today.
My condolences to the family and friends of:
Cpl. Nicolas Beauchamp
Pte. Michel Levesque
My daughter turned 21! Yikes... How time flies.
From The Free Dictionary
Adj. 1. unequivocal - admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion; "unequivocal evidence"; "took an unequivocal position"; "an unequivocal success"; "an unequivocal promise"; "an unequivocal (or univocal) statement"
2. unequivocal - clearly defined or formulated;
The Church of Climatology has spoken.
The Summary for Policymakers, and a longer version called the Synthesis Report, were written from thousands of pages of data and computer models based on six years of research compiled by the IPCC.
Weather changes, of that there is no doubt. It always has and always will. Now what causes those changes, thats another story.
Notice that they do not mention that:
UN climate experts wrangled here Tuesday over a landmark document on global warming amid criticism that the draft report was bland and some of its findings out of date.
One negotiator described the talks among the Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as "difficult".
The source said there had been by sharp exchanges over what the document should include and whether it should reflect findings published after a cut-off date for new material.
Nice to see that the CBC is still using the cute yet not so cuddly Polar Bear as their Global Warming Mascot.
Lets go with the later part of the first definition shall we... "an unequivocal (or univocal) statement" from the loony left.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
elBulli is a restaurant that has rated in the top 50 restaurants in the world for several years. It has won "Best Restaurant in the World" three times from Restaurant Magazine. Unfortunately it is in Spain. Here in Canada we have to settle for kiddie meals...
Via The Edmonton Sun
Poll: PM best of weak group
Nanos said the fact that a whopping third of Canadians couldn't say anything nice about the leaders points to a "general grumpiness" in the electorate.
"They're just not happy with what's on the political menu right now, and they see themselves as faced with a series of imperfect choices," he said. "In this world, there may be a series of imperfect federal leaders, and Stephen Harper is the best of the imperfect group."
Sadly this phenomena is not limited to just federal politics but is at all levels. Where did all the leaders go?
Sometimes too close a shave can cause major problems...
I think Wilkinson has a hit on their hands!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Yet another kink in the IPCC armor...
You do know what they say about assuming don't you? It makes an ASS out of U and ME... Well in this case it just makes the IPCC more of an ass, if that is possible.
Via Power Line I recommend you read the whole article. It is a fairly short read.
"Global warming theory says warming will generally be accompanied by more rainfall," Spencer said. "Everyone just assumed that more rainfall means more high altitude clouds. That would be your first guess and, since we didn't have any data to suggest otherwise ..."
There are significant gaps in the scientific understanding of precipitation systems and their interactions with the climate, he said. "At least 80 percent of the Earth's natural greenhouse effect is due to water vapor and clouds, and those are largely under the control of precipitation systems.
"Until we understand how precipitation systems change with warming, I don't believe we can know how much of our current warming is manmade. Without that knowledge, we can't predict future climate change with any degree of certainty."
The old computing saying... "garbage in garbage out" comes to mind once again.
The latest joke coming out of the IPCC and its so called Nobel prize winners aka The Church of Climatology...
"This is the single source to which all stakeholders will come for unbiased scientific information on climate change," Yan Hong, deputy secretary of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), told delegates on Monday.
Anything coming out of the IPCC is anything but "unbiased"!
Monday, November 12, 2007
This photo(shopped) was just released over the wires! Stephane Dion is jumping with glee! His old boss was heard saying.... and I quote... "A proof is a proof"
Click on the image for the BIG picture:
Mulroney and Harper
By now everyone in Canada's blog-o-sphere knows about the little ooops over at the globe and mail in regards to Dion's attempt to sully PM Harpers rep. Dion had a little plastic surgery done in a hurry by the looks of it. Anyways... It seems that things are not going according to Dion's little plan as per usual. Brian Mulroney has come out swinging a big bat and is not acting much like a guilty man
Sunday, November 11, 2007
When you here of places like:
Mount Sorrel, Flers-Courcelette, Arras, Ancre Heights, Hill 70, Ypres, Mons, Vimy, Somme, Passchendaele, Amiens, Scarpe, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Flanders, Sicily, Piazza Armerina, Leonforte, Agira, Adrano, Troina Valley, Colle d’Anchise, The Gully, Ortona, Liri Valley, Hitler Line, Gothic Line, Monteciccardo, Monte Luro, Rimini Line, San Fortunato, Pisciatello, Savio Bridgehead, Naviglio Canal, Fosso Munio and Apeldoorn, what comes to mind?
What if I added a few peoples names to this list?
William Antrobus Griesbach, James Curry Jefferson, Cecil John Kinross and John Chipman Kerr.
Does Edmonton even come to mind? I didn't think so... But it should. All of the places mentioned above are names of major battles during WWI and WW II that the The Loyal Edmonton Regiment took part in. Quite successfully I might add.
The first two names are those of two of the most highly regarded leaders the Canadian Forces ever had. The later two are both recipients of the Victoria Cross. All four were members of The Loyal Edmonton Regiment. Although at times it was known by different designations, its core was always based on volunteers from Edmonton and the surrounding areas.
I could go on here for hours... But I won't. If you would like to read more about the LER, I suggest you head over to The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum web site.
From The Cost of Freedom
Sadly, the historical record shows that we are not always grateful. Admittedly, during and immediately after these wars, Canadians have shown appreciation for the military's sacrifices. Communities have hosted welcome home parades and built memorials. But, within a generation, the memory of sacrifice, and the sense of appreciation for the men and women who have made these sacrifices, has faded. Families remember, but as a nation and a people, we forget.
Today is Remembrance Day. We as a nation and people must never forget. Those who have have made the ultimate sacrifice, those who have served in the past and those who serve now, deserve our support and respect. It is a small price to pay for what they have given us.
Friday, November 09, 2007
It sure must be tough to be a "Nobel Prize winner" and get the cold shoulder from your own government. No respect I tell you! The evil PM Harper has told his thugs not to give these great minds anymore funding for climate change research. How will they ever pay the rent? How will we, the little people of Canada ever know when the climate has changed without these great minds telling us? We are doomed I tell you, DOOMED!
I have a better question... If this is all that it is made out to be, you know, the whole global warming is going to kill us all thing. Why is it that the money is not pouring in to these guys from everyone via donations to solve the problem? Why do they even need government funding to continue their research? You would think that by now, they would have billions tucked away as we all want to be saved don't we? It works for the televangelists...
Perhaps it is just typical human behavior... we talk a lot but we really don't do much. My feelings on this topic are well known here on this blog. I am a non believer. Me bad. I am the ruin of civilization as we know it. At least I am in good company.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
You had to play a record backwards to get the hidden evil message? I guess they could not figure out how to do the same with a CD so they just decided to not hide the message anymore. Subtlety is a lost art...
$330,000.00 and counting. That is approximately how much the city of deadmonton has forked out for snow removal already this year. Yes I did say snow REMOVAL! Amount of snow removed from the streets of Edmonton... Zero... nada... none... That $330,000.00 is just a retainer fee to make sure that the graders will be available in case we do actually have enough snow to remove. Meanwhile those graders are working at other jobs making anywhere from $157.00 to $267.00 per hour just waiting for the city to call them in to push snow around. Any guesses when they will actually have enough snow to call them in to actually work? I'm guessing not before Christmas. By then we will have paid those same grader operators over $700,000.00 not to remove snow from our streets. Good gig if you can get it.
Yes you the tax payers of Edmonton as of October are paying graders not to plow snow. This is the mentality of our elected numb nuts. The same numb nuts that want to jack up our property taxes by over 10%! The same numb nuts that figured they were worth a 21% raise!
What can you do about it? Call this number and let them know how NOT pleased you are!
Phone: (780) 496-8200 or send them a fax... Fax: (780) 496-8210 or send them an email... email@example.com
Don't let these numb nuts get away with this crazy shit. This is just the tip of the iceberg...
Monday, November 05, 2007
The newly elected Edmonton city council is currently looking at the 2008 budget. Fortunately for them, they received a 21% increase in wages as they will be needing it to pay for yet another tax hike they are discussing. This year again, they are talking about a 10% rise in property taxes. And that is if we are lucky as it might even be higher than that. I am so happy to say that I personally did not vote for any of the current bunch. I refused to vote for any of the incumbents. Both of which in my ward got back in as well as the dick head of a mayor.
Knock knock... is anyone home over there? Where do you idiots think all this money is going to come from? You just raised our taxes by close to 5% last year. Inflation is at around 4%. How can any of you over paid people justify a double digit increase in taxes? How can you justify your 21% raise for that matter?
Just so you all know.... Money does not grow on trees! Here in the real world we don't get 21% raises. Take a look at the contracts you are signing with your employees that are averaging 4% a year at the moment.
Again I say... Time to move!
Sunday, November 04, 2007
It snowed overnight. Our provincial politics are in a shambles. There is not a single party worth supporting. Not much different from federal politics. Sigh... Who would have thought that we would miss King Ralph so quickly?
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
I can play THIS good
And just for fun....
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I had not read any of this when the idea of this video came to my warped mind... But it sure seems a lot of people have had the same vision.
The set up...
Heed Chicken Little's words
Dion's troubles mounting
Layton wonders: Shouldn't the Opposition oppose something?
I know... It has been a while since I entertained everyone with some crazy antics. Now it is time to sit back, relax and enjoy. Maybe enjoy is not the right term? Oh well... Crank up your volume and hit the play button...
Monday, October 22, 2007
But nobody is at home. Kind of like that house at holloween. You know the one. You knew they were there sitting watching TV but they just didn't bother with the whole spirit of the thing, so to speak.
Turn off the damn porch light if you do not wanna play!
Okay, I'm not quite to the point where I want to turn out the lights yet. The candy is in the pail by the door. Please think of the others and don't take it all for yourself! You never know, I may be watching through the crack in the curtains. I might even be lurking in the bushes, who knows...
I have made the rounds of the worthy blogs... you know who you are... if you don't... look at the blogs listed in the right pane... ya thats who! I have not been commenting but I am still reading. Perhaps I might find something to blog about in the near future... perhaps not... Dion is tempting me badly... I have some thoughts... I just have not quite figured out how to express them properly at this time. Words simply won't do....
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Duceppe today challenged P.M. Harper to step in the ring. There won't be a fight though as Duceppe's kind are not willing to actually FIGHT for anything. They would rather leave the hard work to others and simply enjoy the benefits that come from that work. All talk, no action is their motto.
Does Duceppe realize how this looks to the rest of the country? It is quite alright for soldiers to die in a war just as long as they are not Quebec soldiers. How pathetic. Duceppe should note that they are not in the Quebec unarmed farces. They are in the Canadian Armed Forces. They are not equipped with white flags.
It sure is nice to have a PM with a bit of a spine. I was really tired of all the jelly fish we had in that office for so long.
Harper will smack down Duceppe when they get back to the house. Of that I am fairly certain.
Now if we could only get some judges with some common sense as well as spines maybe we can get this country back on the RIGHT track...
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Actually it ended a week ago. It has taken me a week to recover. It is amazing how much work there is to do around a place after it has been neglected for just two weeks. I came back to a jungle of a yard. The grass was so long that I had to cut it twice to get it back to a normal 3 inch lush carpet. A tree out front that I had to cut down sprouted spurs all over the front lawn that had all grown over a foot in height. then there was the dreaded dandelions and other wonderful weeds. I had them completely under control before I left. Now... not so much... sigh... Then there is the matter of irresponsible pet owners...
It seems that my front and side yard became the bathroom for all the pets in the neighborhood. Thank god my back yard is fenced off, I can't imagine the clean up I would have had to do if it weren't. And people wonder why so many in our communities have problems with people who own pets. With all the gadgets available for cleaning up after your pets there is no excuse for this at all. If you are on a tight budget or simply cheap like me, it is a great way to reuse all those plastic grocery bags. Simply but the bag over your hand like a glove, pick up the "left overs" pull the bag over and off of your hand, tie a knot in the bag a you are done. No mess, no smell, and most noteworthy, no pissed off neighbors! Hell even if you don't want to carry it back home, you can place it in or by a garbage bin. It is still better than the alternative. Be a good parent, take responsibility for your pets!
Friday, July 20, 2007
I'm ready to go...
I ain't haggin round here no more
I just had stop in to say goodbye
But the fish are waitin', it's late morn
Roxy's impatient, she blowin' the horn
I'm so happy to leave I could cry
So wish for me, and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Already I'm so happy I could cry
Cause I'm leavin' to go fishin'
I won't be back for a couple of weekends
Scold me when I get back home
I'm gone on holidays for two weeks. I have turned on moderation, why I don't know as I don't get very much traffic anymore. Oh well better to play it safe.
Yak at you all when I get back somewhere around the 5th of August.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Google ate my post...
What good is "autosave" if there is no way to recover a post when it goes poof? Google owes me 20 minutes on my life clock... Buggers...
Lets try this again shall we... the Kat came back, thought he was a goner, but the Kat came back to blog another day.... or two as this Kat is gone for two weeks as of this Friday. Yeeeeee Haw! Holidays at last. And what does a fishaholic do on his holidays? Why he goes fishing of course. Two weeks of un-interrupted fishing that is. I will not be doing anything that even remotely reminds me of work. And that includes computers, which is a good thing as there is no internet up at the cabin. I could get dial up I suppose or go with the dial up satellite combo thing for a bit faster download times but until I retire up there, it ain't happening. Right now my concern is to make sure that I don't forget anything as I don't plan on leaving the lake before Aug 2. The gas is going to kill me at todays prices... I'm guessing I'll need to take about 200 litres plus fill up the 4x4 for the trip up...
Then there is food... drinks... munchies, lots of munchies... bait(have you seen the price of leaches lately?...YIKES!)... hooks(my daughter did a number on my jig stash a couple weekends ago).... fishing line, gotsta have new line so I don't lose that big one... Dog food and extra treats so she will not jump overboard while out in the boat. Fishing is definitely not her passion... she would rather be swimming... If this past weekend is any indication, I would be smart to buy some shares in SC Johnson as I will be needing a ton of Deep Woods Off for the both of us.
The one thing I do have my fingers crossed for is a little bit cooler weather. These 30+ celcius days have been tough on Roxy and has not done much for the fishing. I'd like to see the temp closer to the 25 degree mark myself. Yes I am Canadian, it is too bloody hot for my liking.
I think I have it all covered... if not, then I will simply have to do without as I refuse to return to civilization for the entire two weeks. This is me time and I'm damn well going to enjoy it. I deserve it damn it! I just wish work would let me take all of my holidays at once. Then I truly would be in heaven...
Almost forgot... got me a new digi camera.... a Sony DSCH9B 8.1 mega pixels with a awesome 15 times optical zoom. Hopefully I will get some great nature shots to share with everyone while bouncing around the lake.
PS... the website for my sis is almost complete....just waiting for her and her partners to decide on what and how they want things to say on it. Then its just a matter of transferring the whole works over to the host site... which they are still searching for. If anyone has any suggestions for a good reliable host, please let me know. They don't need anything fancy at this point but who knows where it will go. They are already purchasing a second condo and they have yet to officially open for business.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Seems as I have gotten a bug from ABFreedom. I am a busy busy boy. Don't have much time to blog at the moment. Busy working on a website for my big sister's new business endeavor. She has gotten together with some friends and has purchased a rental property on the Island of Bonaire where she lives. It is part of a group of small Islands known as the ABC's (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao), located in the Dutch Caribbean also known as the Netherlands Antilles.
Time to get back to work... and then maybe one day I can get to use the condo for my holidays... wink wink nudge nudge...
Friday, June 29, 2007
It is a long weekend and I'm gone fishing as per usual. My daughter has surprised me and asked if she and her boyfriend could tag along. Neither of them drive. Three adults, one Black Lab and all our gear in my little Suzuki Sidekick.... It's gonna be a fun trip! Did I mention it is a two and a half hour drive to the cabin? Roxy the Lab is my co-pilot, so she gets the front passenger seat. Sucks to be those two don't it...
Gone Fishing By Chris Rea From the CD Auberge...
I'm going fishing
I got me a line
Nothing I do is gonna make the difference
So I'm taking the time
And you ain't never gonna be happy
So I'm going Unless you go fishing
And I'm going today
I'm going fishing
Sounds crazy I know
nothing lots about fishing But just watch me go
And when my time has come
I will look back and see
Peace on the shoreline
That could have been meThats the way it should be
You can waste a whole lifetime
Trying to be
What you think is expected of you
But you'll never be free
May as well go fishing
Shawn Brant probably will not be happy till the land is covered in blood. The unfortunate part is, it more than likely won't be his...
It will be that of innocent by standers, police officers doing their duty or his blind followers.
Let me be perfectly clear. I am a white man. A first generation Canadian on my fathers side and forth generation on my mothers side. My heritage may not be long in this land but my roots are deep. Both my great grandfather and my grand father came to Canada a did pretty much exactly the same things. They purchased land in undeveloped parts of what is now Alberta and homesteaded. They cleared the land mostly by pure physical labour. They worked long hard hours to turn forest into farm land. They built homes from the timber they cut and then worked the fields hoping to make ends meet. They became Canadians and were very proud of doing so. Their goals were simple, to make a better life for themselves and their families. It was not easy, nor did they expect it to be. They never went looking for handouts. When things did not work out for my grandfather in farming, he turned back to what he knew, coal mining. He packed up the family and moved clear across Alberta to a small coal mining community and started over again. Our families may not have had the greatest of lives but they never suffered, as they were always willing to do what needed to be done. It is known as working for a living. It seems to have rubbed off on all the generations that followed as we all have done the same thing. I can happily say that none of my relatives have ever gone looking for handouts to get them by.
I tell you all of this, as I simply cannot fathom the attitude of the "you owe me" crowd. I don't care if it comes from the First Nations people or anyone else in Canada. No one owes you anything! You get what you earn. If you want a free ride, then you should live in poverty and struggle. If you want a better life, get off your ass and earn it, the same way the rest of do! Yes there are exceptions... eg: the severely handicapped... although I do know a couple of people who are just that and they work harder than a lot of people out there including myself.
A year or so ago I worked out what each First Nations member would receive if the tax dollars allotted for INAC were divided up evenly amongst them instead of going into the bureaucracy. It worked out to something like $12,000.00 to every single man woman and child. A family of four would receive $48,000.00 tax free dollars. Now add the average Income of a single earner family household of $46,699.00(2001 statcan) and you have $94,699.00. That is $21,879.00 more than the average family with two income earners ($72,820.00 2001 statcan)
Tell me now that the Canadian government does not give enough to the people of First Nations. The money is not the problem if you ask me. It is the system that is the problem. Ever seen a poor bureaucrat? How about a poor Chief? Me neither...
The whole focus of this issue is wrong. Dead wrong. Face up to the facts. No matter how much Natives receive, it will never be enough for some. They will always demand more. They will not settle for anything less than getting the whole country back. Like any of it actually belonged to them in the first place. Natives and non natives have fought for, won and lost land as long as man has walked on this earth. It continues to this day. Anyone remember the USSR?
Canada still has no property rights. No one in this country can legally own anything. We are allowed to have possession of things as long as the government allows it. We are all screwed, natives and non natives alike.
Get use to it...
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Suggests that Canada could annex all of Russia and the whole of Eurasia for that matter...
From The Guardian
Kremlin lays claim to huge chunk of oil-rich North Pole
[...] According to Russian scientists, there is new evidence backing Russia's claim that its northern Arctic region is directly linked to the North Pole via an underwater shelf. [...]
Everyone knows that the north pole is Canadian territory. It even has a Canadian postal code. H0H 0H0... also you may note that Santa wears red and white, Canadian colours... not red white and blue... the colours of those other countries. You may also want to note that Santa has a black belt and is not afraid to kick your sorry commie asses!
All I can say to the Russians is... "Over our dead cold Canadian bodies"
I have fallen a bit behind as you can tell from the lack of posts here. Fishing is priority number one! Blogging is just a time killer, and we here in the great white north have way to little warm weather in our short summers to waste at a computer.
Ted Byfield had an interesting article on Global Warming in the Calgary Sun last Sunday that I almost missed.
Global warming skeptics score a few points
[...] In the last week, the skeptics scored two goals.
The first was scored by a Canadian. Timothy Patterson, director of the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre at Carleton University in Ottawa, published an article conclusively demonstrating climate change is a permanent condition, that the Earth's climate has never been stable. [...]
[...] The second goal was far more devastating. It came with a book just published by Henrik Svensmark, director of the Centre for Sun Climate Research at the National Space Centre in Copenhagen. He calls it The Chilling Stars: A New Theory on Climate Change.
Like Patterson and the Russians, Svensmark contends the sun is a major factor in climate change, but he has been working for eight years to back this up with experimental proof.
He has established a laboratory in which the sun's rays and Earth's atmosphere have been set up in model, and the cosmic effects on the Earth thereby observed.
The results, detailed in the current issue of Discovery, the highly respected magazine of science, are startling. They show solar activity affects cloud formations on Earth, which in turn determine the Earth's climate. Paradoxically, it seems meteorological conditions do not determine the cloud formations; rather, cloud formations determine meteorological conditions. [...]
As I have said many times... The debate over man made global warming/climate change is not over. It has just begun. I can't wait to see what happens when it comes time for the alarmists to pull their goalie!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
It is people like you that have lost all your ability to reason and think for yourself in a logical way. Your research(PDF) shows(HTML) that 71% of the people polled still have some common sense. You seem to find that offensive...
Emma Hardcastle, publisher at Pocket Issue which carried out the research, said: "If 71% of people feel that Man has nothing to do with the recent change in our climate then those same people are not going to buy into any movement to reduce their carbon footprint.
"We need to make it clear that there is nothing natural about the significant rise in both carbon emissions and global temperatures since the industrial revolution.
"Pocket Issue’s brief is to help people to understand the facts, encouraging them to click through to a carbon counter as a result.
"Pocket Issue feel that the poll highlights the need for government and influential bodies to concentrate on getting the public to understand the facts about global warming and ‘why’ rather than ‘how’ they should reduce their carbon footprint."
Heaven forbid that anyone should actually think for themselves. The scientific debate is not over. It has only just begun. Better late than never I suppose. As far as "buying into" goes... we will not have a choice. We the little people will foot the bill as always whether we like it or not. When it is proven that man made global warming is a farce, will we get our money back? Ya thats what I thought.