Thursday, April 17, 2014

Stephen Harper -the Portraits

I did a picture of Harper on a horse in front of Parliament, as the leader who is set to conquer the world. Now a Canadian artist has done an interesting portrait of Harper on a horse. It looks good.

Mahshid Farhoudi

This one looks good too.

By Tony Clark

See more portraits here

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama: Don't approve Keyston XL Pipeline

I believe Jimmy Carter was one of the best presidents U.S ever had. I suppose nice guy finishes last. Too bad he did not win the second term. He is giving a great advice to Obama.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks during an interview on 
Monday March 24, 2014 in New York. Carter said Monday that he doesn't 
support the Palestinian-led "boycott, divest, sanction" campaign against 
Israel but said products made in Israel-occupied Palestinian territories 
should be clearly labeled so buyers can make a choice about them. 
(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Read more here

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fracking Causes Earthquakes

Fracking caused over 100 earthquakes in Ohio.

State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Marcellus Shale basin to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for drilling limits in the interest of public health.

State Oil & Gas Chief Rick Simmers told The Associated Press on Friday that a state investigation of five small tremors in the Youngstown area last month has found a probable link.

He said Ohio is setting new permitting conditions in earthquake-sensitive areas and has halted drilling indefinitely at the site of the March quakes.

A seismologist with the U.S. Department of Interior said it's the first time seismic activity has been linked to Marcellus shale exploration that's swept the northeastern United States over the past several years.

--- The Associated Press

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Liberal Majority in Quebec

Pundits were cautious about the Liberals, seeing a majority as a remote possibility, more likely a minority. The third party CAQ was seen as having a last minute "surge" in the campaign but that surge did not materialize to the extent some pundits expected. While CAQ did pick up a few more seats, the Liberals won a comfortable majority (with CBC projecting very early in the night). This exceeded even optimistic expectations of the Liberals. Liberals won 70 seats (early count)  and 63 are needed for the majority.  The leader of PQ, Pauline Marois, lost her own seat.
The vote, it seems, was against Pauline Marois and against the Parti Quebecois. Quebecers are tired of referendums and the province is a multicultural society, many were repulsed by the Parti Quebecois' Charter of Values which promoted intolerance towards minority groups. This election proved good news for national unity and for multiculturalism. You may read more here.

  Update: Brilliant cartoon.

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Saturday, April 05, 2014