Sunday, July 31, 2011

Samosas Banned in Somalia

Samosas have been banned in much of Somalia because they have three corners, supposedly hinting at the Christian Trinity. Will fundamentalists get any more ridiculous and stupid? Especially when there's such a serious famine in Somalia.

I understand samosas originated in the Indian subcontinent, it will look that all the Muslims there are violating Islamic principles because they eat samosas. It is these kinds of fundamentalists - indifferent to any country or location on the globe - who are the root of many problems in this world.

I think the only thing which should be banned from society are the religious fundamentalists. They should be all kept in complete isolation so that society is protected from them.

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Jimmy Fallon And Brian Williams on The Debt Crisis

It is absolutely hilarious. Enjoy!

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Kitler: Rebirth of Hitler?

"'Kitler' -- as the six-week-old cat is known -- has been passed over by prospective owners and the animal shelter officials in Godmanchester think it's because she has a patch of black fur underneath her nose that looks like the notorious dictator's distinctive mustache."

Poor kitty.

Read the story here - roll down the page and watch the slideshow of some other interesting animal pictures.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Keith Olbermann: Intransigence of Republicans on budget deal and consequences

US claims to be the greatest country in the world. As far as recent events on budget deal are concerned it is also the greatest mess in the world. Interesting discussion by Keith Olbermann.

Watch video here.

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Chris Matthews interviews Bruce Bartlett – Reagan Policy Advisor

Mr. Bartlett thinks that Repugs are on a disastrous path especially on the issue of taxes. According to Bartlett, many economic problems of America today resulted from Bush policies. He says that Repugs have self-destruct tendencies. This is coming from a Reaganite conservative.

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Unusual Picture: Wonders of Nature

Guess what it is?

Or read the story here.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Keith Olbermann on Glenn Beck’s "Hitler Youth Camp" remarks

Bill O’Reilly gives a different twist that Anders Behring Breivik must not be considered a Christian. However in case of Muslims if one fanatic carries out violence then all Muslims are terrorists according to O’Reilly. Talking about double-talk.

Watch Olbermann video here.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Scientists close to finding ‘God’ particle

“It's the linchpin of the standard model of particle physics that explains the Big Bang theory, and is believed to give mass to other … objects and creatures in the Universe.” It is also called ‘God’ particle.

Before you fall out of your chair read the story here.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Re: Jack Layton's Press Conference

Jack Layton announced that he is fighting a new cancer and is thus temporarily stepping down as NDP leader, planning to resume his duties in September. I hope Layton gets well soon, best wishes to him.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Celine Dion: My Heart Will Go On

After posting the funny pictures I will like to say that Celine Dion is indeed a great artist and great singer. I enjoyed the movie Titanic and especially her song “My Heart Will Go On”. Some artists go crazy after they become famous and cannot handle their notoriety but she is a very balanced and dedicated family person. Here is the video of her song. Enjoy.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Stephen Harper and North American Union (NAU)

I am not familiar with the NAU concept and recently heard about it. It sure sounds scary. Are Canadians aware of the deals like these by Stephen Harper? It sounds like selling out Canada to US.

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MSNBC - Keith Olbermann and Cenk Uygur

What's wrong with MSNBC? Whenever they have a successful host, they push them out. Keith Olbermann had the highest ratings for MSNBC, and he was fired. Now with Cenk Ugyur having done well in the ratings, the same has happened to him. I think if MSNBC wants to be successful, they should fire Phil Griffin.

Click here to watch the Ugyur's interview with Keith Olbermann and see video below where Cenk Ugyur gives his reasons for leaving MSNBC.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Herman Cain - The Godfather Pizza Guy

Herman Cain is one of the GOP Presidnetial candidates for 2012. He thinks being CEO of Godfather Pizza is a great qualification for President. He probably also thinks that people are like mice and can be lured to vote for him with cheese.

I think Cain is not with it. He gave an interview to Chris Wallace of Fox News, it was here that Cain showed his ignorance. A video of the interview is below, you be the judge:

I wonder where the GOP gets these nutjobs. First Sarah Palin, then Michele Bachmann, and now they have their big gun godfather Herman Cain... quite the field. Who next? Texas separatist governor Rick Perry?

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Stephen Harper: The booming business in Canada

Who says Harper is not creating jobs. Here is a proof:

"Staffing numbers have risen from 14,663 in 2005-06 to 20,408 full-time equivalents in 2011-12, according to Reports on Plans and Priorities."

“OTTAWA — The cost of the federal prison system has risen 86% since the Harper government took over in 2006, government reports show.

When the Conservatives came to power in 2005-06, Canada’s federal corrections system cost nearly $1.6-billion per year, but the projected cost for 2011-12 has increased to $2.98-billion per year.” National Post.

Free meals and housing is an added advantage.

Read the full story here.

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Nelson Mandela: A leader extraordinaire

“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.”Mandela

It was recently Nelson Mandela’s ninety-third birthday. We live today in an era marked by cynicism about politics, the political process, and the ability to bring about real social change. We are too used to politicians who are corrupt and self-serving, who lie to the people they are supposed to serve. However, this cynicism melts away when looking at the life of Nelson Mandela, realizing that change is possible, that one can be an idealist and not be na├»ve.

Nelson Mandela is one of the most extraordinary people alive today – someone who fits with the great tradition of freedom fighters like Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Mandela risked everything to fight against the unjust system of apartheid in South Africa; he was imprisoned for twenty-seven years, endured hardship, separated from his family. Upon release, where many would have sought vengeance, he forgave his captors.

That a freedom fighter and political prisoner could go on to become president of the once apartheid country of South Africa is extraordinary. Nelson Mandela played a key role in ending the horrors of apartheid, in ending a terrible injustice, and bringing new hope to the people of South Africa.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Joseph Harper and Atrocities During G-20

This last Sunday I watched the videos made by different people at the G-20 summit, and the atrocities carried out there. People who were bystanders and not even part of the demonstration were beaten up, hand-cuffed, and imprisoned.

One of the very heart-breaking incidents was where a man’s prosthetic leg was pulled off and he was handcuffed, dragged, and imprisoned. Many other innocent people received similar cruel and inhumane treatment. I could not believe that this happened in Canada. Yes things like this happen in Russia or other countries ruled by dictators.

Moreover the cost of this G-20 & G-8 security was $1 billion-plus dollars. Was it really worth it? Many world leaders made fun of us, including Sarkozy of France who I understand spent only a few million dollars for a recent G-8 meeting.

You may watch the video here, it is just unbelievable.

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Obama and Debt Ceiling Negotiations

The following cartoon says it all.

What more will Repugs ask of him?

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Jose Baez and Ehud Barak

Jose Baez is the lawyer for Casey Anthony, the notorious woman who is alleged to have killed her two year old girl. Ehud Barak is the former Prime Minister of Israel and is currently Deputy PM and Defence Minister. They have an uncanny resemblance - when I first saw Jose Baez, I honestly thought Ehud Barak was Casey Anthony's lawyer. It looks that sometimes Ehud Barak seems to be defending the actions by Israel in Gaza, so resemblance in more way than one when looking at what the two of them defend.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Ratko Mladic of Bosnia & Marcus Bachmann

Marcus Bachmann is the husband of Michele Bachmann who is one of the presidential candidates for 2012.

Are Ratko Mladic of Bosnia and Marcus Bachmann related in any way? There is some resemblance. :) Or maybe Dr. Bachmann, who practices psychology, was providing treatment to Ratko Mladic on how to supress his compulsion to kill Bosnians. It looks Dr.Bachmann is intimidated by Ratko Mladic.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Rupert Murdoch Mess

Not long ago this man, Rupert Murdoch, considered himself invincible. He seemed to control the politicians in the UK, US, and Australia. The man and his empire are one of the worse, including invasion of the privacy of people like 9/11 victims, a murdered girl, and former UK PM Gordon Brown. Their phones were hacked to get sensationalist news to sell papers. This is not journalism; this is a very destructive operation and is scary.

Murdoch’s deeds are slowly but surely coming out, it looks his empire is falling apart, especially in Britain it is near the end. I will not be surprised he will soon be a roommate of Conrad Black in the US. He deserves every bit of it.

The following is a video from Keith Olbermann of Countdown on Current TV. It’s worth watching.

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Levi Aron, 35: The Killer of 8 years old boy Leiby Kletzky

Police say Aron giggled during confession. He killed and mutilated a little boy’s body. What kind of monster is he? It is an absolutely heartbreaking story.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Stephen Harper: The Actor

The Role he should be playing – Charlie Chaplin.

Instead he plays a dumb cop in an episode of the Victorian-era detective series "Murdoch Mysteries" airing July 20th. Come to think of it dumb cop suits him too.

Watch the video here.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Al Sharpton on the Right Wing Hyperbole

Al Sharpton has some interesting guests to discuss numerous issues including the right wingnuts who believe that Oprah Winfrey is the anti-christ and some other obsessions of the right wingnuts. Sharpton raises the issue of whether Bush and buddies are war criminals. It is a very interesting discussion.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Stephen Harper: The Chief

Prime Minister Stephen Harper: an honourary chief of the Blood tribe in Stand Off, Alta.

Read the story here.

Update: Shame
- A good commentary by a fellow blogger on this topic.

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Keith Olbermann: Rupert Murdoch and Watergate

Keith Olbermann interviews John Dean, one of the major figures of Watergate and the Nixon era. Will this bring the Cameron government down given Cameron’s past association with Murdoch? Only difference with Murdoch and Watergate is that Murdoch scandal is of international proportion.

Watch Olbermann video here.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Christine Lagarde – IMF Chief on US debt ceiling

Christine Lagarde supports Obama on raising the debt ceiling for the United States. If this is not done, she says the impact would be disastrous for the US and the rest of the world, including for financial markets. She was a former Minister of Finance for France and now she is President of the IMF, she knows what she is talking about.

Basically what she is conveying is that politicians must stop playing political games with financial markets in this critical situation, and try to realize that at this stage of the game the US has no choice but to raise the debt ceiling.

I'd add, Republicans are committing a serious blunder by continuing with tax cuts for the super-rich and corporations. If history teaches us any lesson, it is that trickle-down economics does not work. The middle-class will suffer more and more, government revenues will go down, and the US economy will be tanked.

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Afghanistan War: Canadian Accomplishment

The following cartoon says it all.

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Octo-Mom gives interview to “Today” show of NBC

Besides the Octo-Mom the host Ann Curry has her handfuls as 9 kids run all over the set. It is a fun video.

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Read the story here.

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Kate Middleton: A Charismatic Royal Display

The Duchess of Cambridge leaves Calgary Friday, ending a royal tour of Canada. (ANDRE FORGET/QMI AGENCY)

Wow! Wow! Wow! Now you know why people were charmed and fell in love with the royalty. Move over Will it is all about Kate.;)

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Kate Middleton: Another Nice Pic

Another Marilyn Monroe moment.

Duchess of Cambridge speaks to soldiers as she arrives at Calgary Airport on July 7, 2011.
Photograph by: Chris Jackson, Getty Images

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Casey Anthony: The Travesty of the Case

According to some media reports, she has been offered a million dollars for an exclusive interview. She could be getting book offers too. These are horrible examples to set. Does that mean a parent can kill his or her child in a way that he/she can escape any punishment, and in the process get a lot of notoriety – and then profit from this notoriety?

Society must do something to curb such profiteering. It’s stomach-turning to read about it.

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Friday, July 08, 2011

Kate Middleton: Nice Pic

I am no royalist but this is a nice pic of her. Some similarity with Marilyn Monroe's famous picture.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to soldiers as she arrives at Calgary Airport on July 7, 2011.
Chris Jackson/GETTY IMAGES

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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Red Fox Problem in New Waterford, Nova Scotia

New Waterford, Nova Scotia, is having serious problems with wild foxes; they are making holes under properties and causing a lot of damage. Surely this problem is prevalent in other North American communities – and around the world – with wild animals and birds attacking people in cities.

We humans have destroyed the habitats of animals and birds and now they are looking towards our habitat for food and breeding. As we continue to destroy the forests, and other wildlife habitats, it looks this problem will get aggravated. It’s dangerous as some of these animals are capable of attacking and killing people. This happened in Cape Breton and, I understand, in British Columba as well (as well as numerous other locations).

I think we should give more consideration when we clear forests and mess with wildlife habitats.

Click here to read the story and watch the video.

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Sunday, July 03, 2011

Conservatives have no business in government

Photo from the Toronto Star.

That is what the Toronto Star's Thomas Walkom says. The Conservative government plans to sell AECL for $15 million while giving SNC-Lavelin $75 million to buy it - I thought Stephen Harper was an economist by training, doesn't he know anything about money?

Meanwhile the government - and by extension the public - is stuck with AECL's $4.5 billion in liabilities, in addition to cost overruns including $1 billion owed to the New Brunswick government for the Pt. Lepreau nuclear plant refurbishment. CONS are conning taxpayers out of their money, spending it on bad deals.

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Saturday, July 02, 2011

In Virginia dead people can vote

Now that is true dedication to democracy. People are dying to vote.

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Virginia has passed a law that if a person sends in an absentee ballot and dies before Election Day his/her vote will be counted. Now politicians must do something for such constituents. They should build a good fence around the graveyard and leave flowers every so often at the constituent’s grave.
Death shall not do them apart even after the death of the voter. Long live democracy or in the case of the dead voters……………..

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Friday, July 01, 2011

Glenn Beck’s departure from Fox News

Some hilarious clips from Beck’s tenure at Faux News.

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Source: Lawrence O’Donnell show “The Last Word”, MSNBC.

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