Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Airspace is Between Their Ears

Now look at them yo-yos thats the way you do it
You play the rights game at every turn
No need for workin thats the way they do it
Money for nothin is the chiefs concern
No need for workin thats the way they do it
Lemme tell ya them guys aint dumb
Maybe get a blister signing deals
Kinda makes your brain go numb

We gotta remove microwave towers
Customize cell phone delivery
They wanna negotiate with the M T S
They wanna get them cheques for free

Manitoba First Nations are seeking compensation from Manitoba Telecom Services for every cellphone signal that passes through First Nations land, saying the airspace should be considered a resource like land and water.

Next they will charge non natives a breathing tax in their "airspace"... give me a break.


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Negotiations Al Qaeda Style

Jack Layton and friends... Are you paying attention? This is how terrorists and the likes there of, AKA Taliban negotiate. Do as we say or else!


Who is going to pay for this one?

Can we the people of Canada send the Liberal party of Canada the bill for signing the Kyoto Protocol, and then not doing anything to achieve that agreement?

If the Sierra Legal Defense Fund on behalf of "Friends of the Earth" can take our current government to court to try and force them to abide by Kyoto, then why should we not sue the Liberals for not doing anything re Kyoto while they were in government? It was after all their inaction that has brought us to the point where it is economic suicide to even try to reach our 2008 - 2012 Kyoto commitment. We the people of Canada are not at fault. The Liberal government of the time failed to act, so why should we have to pay for the cost of this court case. Then there is the costs of actually fulfilling our commitment should The Sierra Legal Defense Fund win this suit. Who is gonna pay for the costs of meeting Kyoto?


Monday, May 28, 2007

Burning Water

Come and listen to a story about a man named John
A rich broadcast engineer, who has it going on,
When one day he was looking for a cancer cure,
What he discovered was amazing thats for sure.

Salt water that is, clear crude, free from the sea.

Retired TV station owner and broadcast engineer, John Kanzius, wasn't looking for an answer to the energy crisis.
He was looking for a cure for cancer.[...]

Although a cure for cancer would be much better news, this is still pretty farging amazing! There is a video at the above link as well.


Thursday, May 24, 2007

Hysteria Rules, Politicians Drool

Here is a screen capture of CTV's latest poll as of about 7:30 pm
CTV Poll
Hysteria Rules...
Who is going to man these metal detectors? How much will it cost? Will everyone be required to deposit all metal objects in plastic containers before going through, just like we do at airports? What happens to a person that sets off the metal detector? Strip search? The questions are endless, as will be the cost...

Then we have this Drool...
Ont. politicians call for Ottawa to ban handguns.

[...] "We have seen too many shootings result in too many funerals for our young people," Premier Dalton McGuinty wrote in an open letter to federal party leaders, urging them to push through proposed criminal justice legislation and implement a "real ban" on handguns.

"Handguns are designed for one purpose only -- to shoot people -- and should have no place in Ontario or anywhere in Canada." [...]

And more drool...
[...]The shooting has prompted calls from Mayor David Miller for a ban on hand guns. He said the weapons "have one purpose and that is to kill," and laws need to be tightened to ensure handguns are taken off the streets.[...]

As we all know, all these shootings McGuinty speaks of, are done with legally registered guns right? People who wish to use guns in any crime would never use an illegal gun, that would be well... illegal! How many times do we have to engage in this ridiculous "Ban the guns" and all will be well in the world bullshit? A ban on guns only manages to keep guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens. They will never keep guns out of the criminals hands.

Just to prove my point, CTV was kind enough to provide another story today, that is very relevant. Ontario school in lockdown after gun goes missing.

Reports say an undercover Kitchener police officer left a duty bag near the inner-city school. The bag contained pepper spray, a 9-mm handgun, ammunition and handcuffs.

When the officer returned, the gun was missing.

What on earth this officer was thinking leaving a gun laying around unattended, I have no idea. I am sure more details will come out shortly. Now because of this careless act, another "illegal" handgun is on the streets to be used by a criminal. If not the criminal who stole the gun in the first place, then the criminal it is sold or given to.

One last comment. How will any of the beefed up security measures in schools, or bans on legal guns, ever prevent shootings from happening off of school premises and with illegal guns? It won't, but the measures taken sure will make about 67% of the people "feel" better. Politicians like to make people "feel" better, even when they know it won't make a bit of difference, except in their polling numbers that is...


Equalization Payments Hard at Work

I don't ever want to hear the government of Quebec scream about how they are not getting their fare share. ChuckerCanuk has pointed things out quite well. Pay special attention to reason number 1. Enough said.


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Helter Skelter, the continuing saga

No not the Beatles song...

For the 12th time, justice was served in California today. The first was when he was convicted, and the other eleven were due to the fact that he was denied parole time and time again. At 72, Charles Milles Maddox was yet again denied parole today for the 11th time. Who the hell is Charles Milles Maddox? If the title of this post did not clue you in, then you are very young or have lived in a cave all your life. You may know him better by another name... Charles Manson

The Associated Press

[...] Despite his age, Manson "continues to pose an unreasonable danger to others and may still bring harm to anyone he would come in contact with," the board wrote in its denial.

Manson has had 12 disciplinary violations since his last parole hearing in 2002. He refused to take advantage of rehabilitation programs, and he would not participate in a psychiatric evaluation, Sequeira said.

"He refused to cooperate, so the conclusion they drew from the reports is he still remains a danger to the public," Sequeira said in a telephone interview. "He was convicted of nine horrible murders. He has expressed no remorse or empathy for any of the victims." [...]

Was there any doubt? This man will never get parole and will die in Corcoran State Prison.


The Right to Remain Silent

I thought that that right meant that you did not have to say anything to the police if you chose not to. Not that the police had to be silent as well... Is repeatedly talking to a suspect by police going to be considered unethical or even torture? Another unworthy case was heard by the Supreme Court of Canada today.
CBC News

The Supreme Court of Canada began hearing arguments Wednesday in a case that seeks to define how police interrogation tactics should square with the Charter's long-protected right to silence. [...]

According to the Supreme Court case summary, Singh told the police that he did not want to talk, that he had nothing to say, that he knew nothing about the shooting, and that he wanted to return to his cell.

The interrogating officers ignored his pleas and pressed on with questioning. Eventually, in the second of two interviews, Singh gave a confession. [...]

Singh launched a similar appeal to the B.C. Court of Appeal in 2006, arguing that the judge should have excluded his confession from the evidence because he was compelled to give it. [...]

Compelled? No he wasn't. He gave into the questioning by the officers and confessed to the crime he was accused, and later found guilty of. He gave up his right to silence at that point. That was his choice. He and he alone made that decision.

And we pay them how much for this?


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Whats that smell?

It would be the stench coming from the Supreme Court of Canada. News Staff
Canada's highest court heard an appeal Tuesday focusing on a drug-sniffing dog that uncovered five bags of marijuana and 10 magic mushrooms in the backpack of an Ontario high school student during a police sweep.

At issue is whether the unannounced police visit to the school in 2002 amounted to an unreasonable search under the Charter of Rights.

The incident launched a five-year court battle over privacy rights that has gone all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.

A decision is expected next fall in a case that will help determine whether police can use sniffer dogs to conduct random searches at schools and other public places including malls, parks, sport arenas and beaches.

The court will decide whether the unannounced police visit to St. Patrick's high school in Sarnia, Ont. on November 2002 amounted to an unreasonable search and seizure under the Charter of Rights. [...]

If you are in a public place, no matter who the hell you are, and a trained police dog signals to its handler that you are in possession of illegal substances of any kind, that in itself should be grounds for that officer to take further action. It is that simple.

Humour me for just one moment...
Lets say that this sniffing dog was trained to detect explosives. Under the exact same circumstances as in this case, this kids backpack was singled out by the dog and explosives were found contained within. Do you honestly think this case would have ever gone this far? I really don't think so. The dog and his handler would be paraded around the country as heroes who quite possibly saved the lives of hundreds of students. In my mind they are heroes for taking those drugs out of the school and away from the students who could have potentially bought and used them. Illegal drugs do not belong in schools, period. Students should expect that these searches could and will occur.

But it was ONLY drugs, so whats all the fuss? If the SCOC comes to the same conclusion as the lower courts have, and deem this as an unreasonable search under the Charter of Rights, then it will extend to all public places. The heroes I created above would never exist. Of all the public places out there, airports would be the best example... air India comes immediately to mind. Look what happened when the dogs were not allowed to do their job.

Is that the Canada you want to live in? Not me...


Monday, May 21, 2007

I'm Just Asking

Are the tax payers of Canada going to pay the bill to get Canadians of convenience out of Lebanon once again?

The Canadian government is warning people to avoid Lebanon and stay out of Tripoli as a fierce battle continues to rage between Islamists and Lebanese troops. [...]

Observers say this is some of the worst fighting in the tormented Middle Eastern country since the end of its 1975-1990 civil war. Up to 79 people may have died in the clashes over the past few days. [...]

I guess a better question is, should we? IMHO... hell no! If things are as bad as this article states, then those who are worried enough should be booking their flights out now. If they wait till it escalates to the point where they can't get out, then I'm sorry, that was their choice.


Growing Growing Yawn

The Church of Climatology just got a whole lot BIGGER.

"We are mobilizing a religious force that will persuade our legislators to take immediate action to curb greenhouse gases,"

Now if they could only come to some kind of agreement that would end all of the religious wars around the world.


Sunday, May 20, 2007

Lord Bump Losin It!

Lord Bump losin it
It has been a while since we have heard from the White leader of The Wingnutterer. It seems as though he has taken residence south of the border as of late. Something about some Gonzo guy has got him really worked up. So much so he has gone a bit more nuttier than usual.

A squirrel went on the attack in a San Jose elementary school Wednesday, bloodying an 11-year-old girl and a parent in a slashing, biting assault and injuring a second grown-up before making its escape. [...]

(The story continues....)
The squirrel dashed off after attacking the girl, and the school went into a lockdown as a safety precaution, Ector said. Traps have been set. [...]

Attacking poor innocent children and their parents. Is this what the progressives have become? I am shocked I tell you... SHOCKED!


Saturday, May 19, 2007

This weekends global warming roundup

One thing is certain about global warming. Al Gore is making a ton of money off of it. Schools around the globe are making Al's fiction mandatory watching with very little if any balancing views from the other side. Gore smiles every time another school board jumps on the band wagon, as he watches his bank account climb.

Hand it to Paramount, the studio behind An Inconvenient Truth, for tapping the classroom market in a way skeptics cannot.

In addition to a companion book written for school-aged children, producers have created a lesson plan, "AIT in the Classroom," for teachers to download.

In England, the government has made the movie part of the public curriculum.

In Spain, the government is buying copies of the movie for all of its schools. In Australia, private donors are buying copies for schools.

Politicians and educators may accept on face value filmed warnings of a world tumbling toward catastrophe if we don't dramatically cut back on our greenhouse gas emissions.

But some of Mr. Gore's allies have acknowledged glaring inaccuracies in the film.

Education systems around the world are brain washing the children in a way that would make Joseph Goebbels envious. Kids Fear Global Warming More Than Terrorism, Car Crashes, and Cancer, According to National Earth Day Survey
NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- While recent polls show that
American adults are most concerned about the war in Iraq, terrorism, and
healthcare, a survey of more than 1,000 middle school students across the
country found that kids fear global warming more than any of these issues.

Parents need to take the fear factor out of the equation by giving their children the balance that many of our school systems not to mention the media, refuse to do. Educate yourself and your children. In this day and age of instant communication, computers and the wealth of knowledge available on the internet, there is no excuse. The other side of this story is out there, you just have to look for it. The so called skeptics, are growing by leaps and bounds daily. Articles such as this one today are becoming more common. Global warming debunked
Man's contribution to the greenhouse gases was so small we couldn't change the climate if we tried, he maintained.

"We're all going to survive this. It's all going to be a joke in five years," he said.

A combination of misinterpreted and misguided science, media hype, and political spin had created the current hysteria and it was time to put a stop to it.

"It is time to attack the myth of global warming," he said.

Speaking of "myths"... There is no shortage of groups attacking the big oil companies for funding skeptics
OTTAWA -- U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil donated $2.1 million in research grants in 2006 to dozens of groups that promoted skepticism about global warming in the American and Canadian media, according to a new study to be released today.

Be afraid, very very afraid! Those nasty companies will do anything to keep the money flowing into their pockets...
Overall, Greenpeace estimates that ExxonMobil has donated nearly $23 million to denial organizations since 1998.

A whopping $23 million! Now thats scary. Well maybe not. Using the balanced approach that I preach, how much funding has the church of climatology received to get their message out?
The Global Warming Myth?

Why don't we hear about this part of the global warming argument? "It's the money!" said Dr. Baliunas. "Twenty-five billion dollars in government funding has been spent since 1990 to research global warming. If scientists and researchers were coming out releasing reports that global warming has little to do with man, and most to do with just how the planet works, there wouldn't be as much money to study it."

$25 BILLION for the alarmists compared to $23 million from the skeptics. Talk about comparing apples to oranges! Yet Green Peace and others are worried? Why is that?

To end off on a positive note... fear not my fellow humans. The end is not near. Global warming has taken a back seat in Kamloops, B.C., which is good news for the forest industry.

Entomologist Lorraine Maclauchlan with the B.C. Forest Service says a cool spring has lead to a slow season so far.

North and central Saskatchewan seem to have been spared as well.
On Friday, a day when many people were loading up their cars for a Victoria Day getaway, there was snow and colder-than-normal weather in north and central Saskatchewan.

The cold and wet weather here in Alberta also canceled my plans to head up north for a bit of fishing. The price of gas did not help any!


The New Snow day

Instead of waiting for mother nature to dump a ton of snow in your area to close down the schools, simply make a call or send an email mentioning the word "kill" or "bomb". We can call it snow job day. The school board and the police have no choice but to close down any school with such a threat in todays loony society. Don't worry about what this will cost as we all know, money grows on trees.

I truly hope that anyone caught doing this, is very publicly, made an example, and feels the complete weight of the law on their shoulders. A little slap on the wrist by our "Youth Criminal Justice Act" will not do. We must nip this in the butt now.


Thursday, May 17, 2007

No pictures please

Alberta Hutterites win right to driver's licence without photos


Canadian Press

May 17, 2007 at 5:59 PM EDT

EDMONTON — Alberta Hutterites have won the right to be issued driver's licenses without pictures after the province's Court of Appeal agreed with their arguments that requiring them to be photographed violates their religious rights.

“The mandatory photo requirement forces the Hutterian Brethren to either breach a sincerely held religious belief against being photographed or cease driving,” said Judge Carole Conrad, writing for the majority of the three-member court. [...]

Nope, no matter how hard I tried I just could not come up with a SINGLE photograph of a Hutterite. They hold such sincere beliefs...

The problem with beliefs is, that they are subject to interpretation. I wonder if the judges did their homework?


Reasonable Grounds

How would you define, "reasonable grounds"? Imagine you are a police officer, you are at the scene of an accident involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian, in a marked cross walk, in a controlled intersection and could smell alcohol on the drivers breath. Would you...

A) Shrug it off as no big deal?
B) Ask the driver for a breath sample?
C) Call the Supreme Court of Canada to get their opinion?

If you chose A, go to the back of the bus! You are a disgrace to your uniform!
If you chose B, congratulations for serving the people you swore to protect. Unfortunately though, it was also the wrong choice. Go to the back of the bus.
The correct answer in Canada is, of course, C

The Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments on Thursday about what constitutes reasonable grounds to ask for a breath sample in a case involving impaired driving causing death in Alberta.

If this is the kind of decisions we need our SUPREME COURT to be making.... Lord help us all.


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

People like Al Gore are doing us "deniers" a favour

Yes you read the title right. I am giving the Gorical some credit. Apparently, his ranting and raving style is exactly what is needed to get people to be apathetic to his global warming swindle.

The study compared the responses of a group of people shown sensational media coverage with those given the more sober information from scientific reports.

The initial findings suggest that those shown doom-laden messages tended to believe the problem could come to a head further into the future. This group also felt there was little they could do to affect the planet's future.

"Not only is this not a good way of presenting climate change science, but even in trying to effect change, it's self-defeating," Professor Hulme said.

Keep up the good work Al!


Monday, May 14, 2007

Thank you Thank you Thank you

Finally someone involved in the education of our children has enough brains to say something! We seriously need more people like Heather Stilwell. Heather Stilwell is a school trustee in Surrey B.C. who thinks that if "An Inconvenient Truth" is to be shown to students, so should alternate opinions. Give Heather a raise!

After Heather Stilwell heard free copies of "An Inconvenient Truth" were being given to all high schools in B.C., she said she became concerned the film would be shown to students without going through the usual curriculum review process and end up giving them a one-sided view on climate change.

The trustee has tabled a notice of motion at the local school district asking that if the former U.S. vice-president's look at the causes and dangers of climate change is being screened for students, they should also see the British documentary, "The Great Global Warming Swindle."

"I've read enough that there is more than one thought in the issue of climate change, global warming and that Al Gore is not the be all and end all of opinion about that," she said today.
(emphasis mine)

The debate is not over. It has just begun.

Did I mention that they should give Heather a raise?

HT to National Newswatch


Somethings Fishy

Fishing is my passion. I have no trouble sitting out on the lake for hours upon hours, searching for the big one. I have fished in a few local tournaments, and even managed to win a few prizes. It has never once occurred to me, to cheat to win. Granted the prizes offered are no where near what they offer in the bass tournaments down south, or even out east. This guy is a disgrace to all real fisherman!

Jones, 60, is an avid angler. A divorcé with no family nearby, he sometimes stayed at the shop for hours. He had friends here. So when he placed second in a fishing tournament two weeks ago, the regulars expected he would show up the next morning to crow about it, just as he did after a win the week before.

But his moment of triumph — his trophy plaque and $886 — was the one that got away. He left the winner's circle that day in handcuffs, facing a felony count of theft by deception. Fishermen at the boat ramp cheered his arrest. Others were moved to anger. Fishermen can forgive all kinds of transgressions, but not cheating.

May his boat forever leak like a sieve...



This Sounds Very Familiar

I just don't know why. Perhaps you readers can help out here. The first line of this article at CBC that is about protecting Canada's boreal forest, is bugging me. I know I have heard it before. Where could it be? Hmmmmmmm...

Some 1,500 scientists from more than 50 countries around the world [...]

Perhaps this might help...

While we are on the subject, has Canada been given a credit for this mega carbon sink that is capable of holding 186 billion tonnes of carbon?

Seeing our family cabin is in a large, virtually untouched portion of the boreal forest, I can't help but like this idea to some degree. There was some logging done around the lake in the 40's and again in the early 70's, but those area's have completely recovered by replanting and mother nature doing her thing. Anyone who went for a hike in these area's that did not know better, would never know they were ever logged. If we could continue to manage our forests as well as they did these area's, I for one have no problem with responsible logging practices. Unlike Sheryl Crow, I like paper for a lot of different uses.


Move Over Kyoto

Bali will be the new alpha of the Dion pack if the folks over at the IPCC have their way come 2012.


Saturday, May 12, 2007

Kandahar Prison Blues

My apologies to Johnny Cash...

I hear the troops a comin'
Their rollin' 'round the bend,
And I ain't seen the action,
Since, I don't know when,
I'm stuck in Kandahar Prison,
And time keeps draggin' on,
But they sure treat me well,
Despite all I have done.

When I was just a baby,
My Mama told me, "Son,
Always be a good boy,
Learn the way of the gun,"
So I killed some men in the Maywand district,
All our enemies must die,
When I hear them bombs blowin',
I raise my gun to the sky.

I bet those soldiers are eatin',
In fancy dining tents,
They're probably drinkin' Timmy's,
And readin letters they were sent,
But I know it was bound to happen,
I know I can't be free,
I haven't become a martyr,
And that's what tortures me.

Well, if they freed me from this prison,
I would go plant some more mines,
I know I can make them better,
If given a little more time,
Far from Kandahar Prison,
That's where I want to stay,
And Hope that I don't get,
My brains blown away.(end)

"The detention centre is not a nice place to be," admitted one senior NDS official. "It's not supposed to be. But we do not do those things which (Canadian) media have accused us of having done."

Those poor prisoners...
No TV's, No pool tables, no weight room, no free education, not much of anything really... I feel for them, I really do.


Friday, May 11, 2007

Bigger not Better

308 to 330 by 2014?

Canada's three fastest-growing provinces would get more seats in the House of Commons by 2014 under legislation proposed by the Conservative government on Friday.

Under the bill, Ontario would get 10 more members of Parliament, British Columbia would get seven and Alberta would get five.

Just what we need. 22 more occupants in Canada's largest daycare center. This will only cost you, the tax payer, a minimum of $3,410,000.00 per year. Add that to the $47,740,000.00 in yearly salaries we already pay, which does not include the extra amount for being a "minister of something" and you get $51,150,000.00 per year. That is one hefty daycare bill if you ask me. So, when are these people going to grow up, quit acting like spoiled children and show that they are deserving of the wages we pay them?


Wednesday, May 09, 2007


A special double feature presentation going out to ABFreedom

HT to Andrew at Bound By Gravity


Canada Has No Spine

It is no wonder that no one knows how to describe what it is to be Canadian. We are not allowed to have an identity. We are all hyphenated Canadians, whether we like it or not. We are expected to give the country of our origin or that of our ancestors more emphasis than the one we live in. We are not allowed to have Canadian traditions, hockey being one of the few exceptions and even that is debatable. We are expected to bend like a willow in the wind to the traditions of every other country in the world when one of their citizen decides to become Canadian. What is the sense of having a country that is not allowed to have an identity or traditions of its own? Canada has become a jelly fish, Canada has no spine. Our charter of rights , multicultural policies and age of political correctness, have ensured that we shall never have a truly Canadian Identity.

My Grandfather brought his family to Canada in 1926 to give them a better life. He succeeded in doing just that. I can only assume that that is the same reason most people choose to immigrate to Canada. If not, why bother? If so, why do so many want to make Canada more like the country they came from? It makes no sense.

When will Canada become more than just a house, and become a home to the people who choose to live here? When will we become JUST Canadians, not just in name, but in spirit as well? I want the world to know who I am. I am not a /Canadian... I am Canadian! Are you a Canadian too?


Monday, May 07, 2007

Things that make you go

Hmmmmmmmmmmm. It has to be a joke right? 3M would not be crazy enough to put their name on such a product would they? I guess they are! Seeing I am not a fan of cats... Should I get the frogs or the bears?


Sunday, May 06, 2007

You Are Cancer

Don't be looking over your shoulder to find someone else to blame. You and every human on the planet is a cancer cell that will eventually kill its host, planet Earth. That is how Dr. David Suzuki perceives us.

He likened the human condition to that of cancer cells which eventually kill their host, similar to the exponential growth of bacteria within a test tube; doubling every minute and eating away at the single food source in the test-tube. Like bacteria, he asserted, there will soon be no more resources available for us to expend - posing the question, "When do we stop and rethink the way we live?"

I can only assume that he includes himself in that statement, or is he somehow superior to the rest of us? His actions prove that he is not.

Although Suzuki seemed not to be too concerned over wasting our resources by covering his feet with green paint and walking on news print for a photo op, not just once, but twice, he did manage to point out some wasteful behaviors at the Vancouver Sun while playing "Editor for the day".

People need to cut down on the amount of paper they use, he said, noticing page and layout proofs coming off the printer. He also pointed to the bottled water coolers in the newsroom, something he is against.

"Sooner or later, we all have to live and walk the walk," he said. "It's a matter of people changing their habits. Habits are the hardest thing. You can get into a rut."

Yes David, we certainly can get into a rut. Someday perhaps you to can change your habits and walk the talk. "Let those who have not sinned, cast the first stone".


Saturday, May 05, 2007

Minds (of Politicians)

(My appologies to "Five Man Electrical Band"....)

And the minds said, weak minded freaky people need only reply
So I went into the hall to listen to them all to see if I could understand why
They were talking about how the world should be and how to make it all come true
So there I sat, can you imagine that, huh, listen to them spew


Minds minds everywhere are minds
Blocking out reality, wasting our time
Do this, don't do that, can you believe their minds?

And the minds said anybody caught refuting them, would be shot down on sight
So I jumped on the stage and yelled at them all, Hey! what gives you the right?
To make up laws that keep people down and give you all the control
If I were you, I would be worried about, some kind of major revolt

Minds minds everywhere are minds
Blocking out reality, wasting our time
Do this, don't do that, can you believe their minds?

Now hey you mister can't you read, you've got to be a member to get a seat
You can watch, but you can't speak, you don't have a voice here
Minds said you have to get elected by the people to get inside Uh!

And the minds said everyone is welcome, come in, listen to what they have to say
But as I sat there listening to them all
They didn't have anything to say, It was all a scam for the believers, and a waste of my own time
I said no thanks to you, I can think for myself, I'm alive and doin fine

Minds minds everywhere are minds
Blocking out reality, wasting our time
Do this, don't do that, can you believe their minds?

Minds minds everywhere are minds
Blocking out reality, wasting our time
Do this, don't do that, can you believe their minds?


"Neither rain nor hail nor sleet nor snow nor wind nor heat of day nor dark of night ...

shall stop your mail from getting through. Having a cat just may do the trick though. Only the Shadow knows....

Canada Post is refusing to deliver a Winnipeg man's mail because the corporation says his house cat is aggressive and threatening the letter carrier.

They come up with the most amazing excuses not to do their jobs. A hedge thats too low, a step thats too high, social issues, Unsafe mailbox, just to name a few.


Friday, May 04, 2007

More Monkey Business

I will admit that I am an animal lover. No not that way! Give your head a shake. I have always treated my "pets" like they were one of the family, another child if you would. I have spoiled everyone of my dogs since I was a wee lad. If you have ever read the "header" on this blog, you would have seen this quote: "The more I get to know people, the more I love my dog". There are many reasons for that but the main one is that, no matter what kind of day I have had, how miserable of a mood I am in, I know that my dog will except me and be there with her tail wagging all cheery and rambunctious as always. She makes no judgments at all, nor is there any expectations except perhaps that she will get a treat, or two, or three, or.... Anyways, where was I? Oh yea, although I have just as much and in some cases more respect for my pets than I do for some of the human species and they may even show some human traits, like enjoying watching Animal Planet! I know that they are not a person. They do not have "equal rights" as if they were a person. The right they do have is to be treated in a humane way, anything over and above that is my own doing. I am also very aware that I am solely responsible for the consequences of their actions.

As cute and cuddly as monkeys are, they are NOT a person. They are wild animals and should be treated as such. They should never be taken from the wild and raised as pets. I know it does happen, as not all humans seem to know this or even give a shit. They will do anything for the all mighty dollar. I digress... Now we have some people in Austria who want to have a chimp, named Hiasl, legally declared as a "person". The line "what could possibly go wrong" comes to mind. Where would it end? Perhaps I should be asking will it ever end? This is wrong, very very wrong. What these people need to be doing is to have laws passed to protect animals in these cases, not have them declared a person.

[...]In a case that could set a global legal precedent for granting basic rights to apes, animal rights advocates are seeking to get the 26-year-old male chimpanzee legally declared a "person."

Hiasl's supporters argue he needs that status to become a legal entity that can receive donations and get a guardian to look out for his interests.

"Our main argument is that Hiasl is a person and has basic legal rights," said Eberhart Theuer, a lawyer leading the challenge on behalf of the Association Against Animal Factories, a Vienna animal rights group. [...]

Sorry Hiasl, you are not a person nor shall you ever be one, no matter what some people think. I will agree that you should have the right to be treated humanely, as should any other ANIMAL.


Thursday, May 03, 2007

Grumpy Suzuki and Friends

What ever did happen to the "Global Warming" we are supposed to be experiencing?

Their exaggerated, over-the-top claims distract from their environmental message. Not that the message is worth listening to in the first place.

David Suzuki is starting to sound like a grumpy old man

If it sounds grumpy, acts grumpy, and looks grumpy... chances are, it is grumpy.


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Origins of Language

Some forms of communication are universal. Body language and gestures can say more than spoken words.

A study published Monday looked at how two groups of chimpanzees and two groups of bonobos — a close relative of the chimp — use hand and limb gestures to communicate. [...]

"A chimpanzee may stretch out an open hand to another as a signal for support, whereas the same gesture toward a possessor of food signals a desire to share," [...]

The primate does not fall far from the tree.


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Exposed: The Climate of FEAR

A Glenn Beck special... Coming to CNN, Wednesday May 2 at 7 PM ET and repeated at 9 PM ET. Check out the preview... "Media hypes global warming"

Who's responsible for global warming and what can be done to fix it? Why would someone be harassed just for raising questions? Glenn Beck takes on the media hype surrounding the global warming debate and asks whether some proposed solutions would do more harm than good.

I'm not a big fan, but it looks like it might be worth watching.


The Ice is Melting the Ice is Melting!

Grade 3 science class...
What you will need...
A) Several ice cubes of various sizes. (Small to large)
B) Several identical dishes to place ice cubes on.

What to do...
A) Place one ice cube onto each dish.
B) Place all of the plates on a table or counter where the temperature will be consistent for all of the ice cubes.
C) Watch the ice cubes melt.
D) Note which ice cube completely melts first, and which one completely melts last.

Three main variables determine the rate that the ice will melt.

1) Temperature
2) Surface area
3) Volume

The temperature part of the equation has been a factor since the end of the last ice age. It has been warmer since then... ;)

A larger surface area will also cause ice to melt faster, but that factor also depends on its volume.

A smaller volume of ice will melt faster at the same temperature as that of a larger volume of ice with the same surface area.

The glaciers have indeed been melting for thousands of years thankfully, or the planet would still be shrouded with ice. Which by the way is not very favorable for living things. As the glaciers recede, their volume decreases and the rate they melt increases. It is called physics or more specifically, thermodynamics.

Now I am just assuming that the people making the computer models have pretty accurate estimates on the volumes of ice on the planet as this is fairly easy to calculate (surface area multiplied by its thickness). So they should have been able to more accurately determine the rate at which they would melt in recent years using existing data of known volumes and temperatures. If they can get this one wrong by such a large margin, how can they, or anyone else, expect them to get the forecasts of future global temperatures correct in their computer models, when there are so many uncertain variables to take into account?