Friday, November 30, 2012

What is Wrong With Baird?

The United States is not recalling diplomats, why Canada? What does Baird have against Palestinians? Even neutral Switzerland voted in favour of the UN resolution recognizing Palestine as a non-member observer state.

The vote at the UN was a historic one, giving recognition to the Palestinian people, why does Baird want to put Canada on the wrong side of history? Also, isn't Canada a sovereign country? Why are we taking our orders from Netanyahu - a neo-con disliked by many Israelis.

Click here to read the story.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

CBC's Peter Mansbridge sings Gangnam Style

Peter Mansbridge busted out his best dance moves in a parody video of the South Korean pop song Gangnam Style, alongside members of the Ontario-based Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon did not want to be left behind.

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Mary Walsh ( alter ego Marg Delahunty) Running To Replace Rob Ford

Mary Walsh (Marg Delahunty) has declared her candidacy for the mayor of Toronto.

CBC: This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Sexiest Man Alive!

U.S. satirical website The Onion wrote a piece that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is the sexiest man alive. This story was picked up by a Chinese paper as factual.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Americans considered blowing up the Moon during the cold war to scare the Russian

The idea was to use a nuke to blow up the moon to scare the Russians. What did they think, that it was a small rock? Crazy!!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Scientists: Is there a soul which survives death?

Following video has an interesting discussion and views of different scientists.

Eben Alexander who wrote the widely circulated and criticized cover story for Newsweek, Proof of Heaven, said, “I have great belief and knowledge that there is a wonderful existence for our souls outside of this earthly realm and that is our true reality, and we all find that out when we live (leave) this earth.”

Is there a soul? I don’t know. But my heart says ‘yes’. This huge universe cannot be the result of an accident. Life itself is a very complex phenomenon. Elsewhere in this universe there may be many other planets which may have some form of life. Is all this the result of an accident or is there more there? Maybe some day we will find out.

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Rob Ford Removed From Office

He was an embarrassment to Toronto, it is good that he's been removed from office on conflict of interest charges.

You can click here to read the story.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Civilian Casualties in Pakistan From Obama's Drone Attacks

Does this man deserve a Noble Peace Prize ?

"I want to make sure that people understand actually drones have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties…. For the most part, they have been very precise, precision strikes against al Qaeda and their affiliates. And we are very careful in terms of how it's been applied."

- President Obama, January 2012

CNN reports that according to a Standford/NYU study: "From June 2004 through mid-September 2012, available data indicate that drone strikes killed 2,562 - 3,325 people in Pakistan, of whom 474 - 881 were civilians, including 176 children. TBIJ reports that these strikes also injured an additional 1,228 - 1,362 individuals." The facts clearly contradict president Obama's statements.

Obama has authorized six times more strikes in Pakistan than has president Bush, with the number of estimated deaths being four times those of Bush - in the range of 1,494 to 2,618.

This story provides some examples of the civilian casualties, including a 65-year old woman killed and a young boy who was blinded. The number of "high-level" targets killed is very low, 2 percent.

Civilians in Pakistan's northwestern regions are living in terror because of US drone attacks.

Every life lost is sad, but it says something that the whole country of Libya is put on trial over four American lives lost yet thousands of dead Pakistani civilians are ignored, with Obama blatantly lying to cover-up their deaths. Does Obama deserve a Noble Peace Prize for this?

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Vladimir Putin Sings 'Blueberry Hill'

Harper: Eat your heart out. You may be a bigger dictator than Putin but he sings better than you.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Torquil Campbell: ‘Stephen Harper 'An Evil Man’

Stars singer Torquil Campbell is not a fan of Stephen Harper

An interesting story

When Stars new album The North came out earlier this fall, outspoken singer Torquil Campbell made any number of political pronouncements to the press, right up to warning about Canada's creeping fascism.

He also said:

“Yeah, yeah. He's an evil person. He's a bad person.” Torquil Campbell-pop singer.

Read more here.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Can Humans Live Forever?

According to the following commentary humans can live forever.

Huffpost Senior Science Correspondent Cara Santa Maria discusses humankind's obsession with immortality, and what this really means from a biological perspective.

I have my doubts. Then would it not be boring to live forever?

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mitt Romney Pumps His Own Gas

Looks Romney has finally accepted his fate. Gone are all the trimmings of being presidential candidate. I read somewhere that he had rented a building in Washington D.C. to move there until he was sworn in as president in January 2013.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gulf War veteran Kenneth "Ken" O’Keefe: Israel’s Slaughter Of Palestinians

Former United States Marine and Gulf War veteran Kenneth "Ken" O'Keefe is interviewed by Press TV on the situation in Gaza. He accuses Israel of war crimes and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, whom he says Israel considers as subhuman. He also states that Western governments are complicit with the crimes of the Israeli government.

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PINK FLOYD - Save Palestine

It is a very moving song. How can the world sit around and let this tragedy go on in this day and age??

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Are humans rational?

According to Dan Ariely, Behavioral economist at Duke University, we are not. I believe he is right.

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions is a 2008 book by Dan Ariely, in which he challenges readers' assumptions about making decisions based on rational thought. Ariely explains, "My goal, by the end of this book, is to help you fundamentally rethink what makes you and the people around you tick. I hope to lead you there by presenting a wide range of scientific experiments, findings, and anecdotes that are in many cases quite amusing. Once you see how systematic certain mistakes are--how we repeat them again and again--I think you will begin to learn how to avoid some of them". Wikipedia.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Israel: Self-Defence or Mass Murder

Obama calls the current aggression against Gaza by Israel ‘self-defence’ and that Israel has every right to such self-defence.

Watch the following video and you decide that whether it is a self-defence or mass-murder.

Warning: These pictures are of the current conflict and they are very graphic.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Earth photo from 11 billion miles

This tiny dot, amid a band of coloured rays, is our planet, as seen from staggering distance of 11,100,000,000 miles away, and pictured in 1990.

The picture was taken by Voyager-1. This should give us some idea how small we are in the universe.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

It is great that Queen's University is honouring Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter is a great man and deserves such an honour. I am a Queen’s graduate and proud of it.

H/T: sol chrom

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Donald Trumps' HAIR

Donald Trump - 1964

Donald Trump -recent photo

He seems to have more hair now than in 1964. What happened? Maybe he removed some pubic hair and got them planted on his head. These hair have software embedded in them. No wonder he is such a dick-head.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

David Petraeus’s Sex Scandal and Picture Montage

(Pictured above: Mr. Burns, David Letterman, Anthony Weiner, Donald Trump, David Petraeus, Courtney Stodden, Anna Wintour, Herman Cain, The Situation.)

Source: The Huffington Post.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Conservative Group: Impeach Obama Robocalls Campaign

What is wrong with Tea-baggers? They cannot accept the outcome of the election? They were allowed to literally rig the 2000 election - result in Florida was ambiguous, the Republican stacked Supreme Court ultimately decided the result, halting further recounts.

Obama won legitimately - and convincingly - in 2008. Then came birtherism, claiming Obama could not be legitimately president because he was not born in the United States (despite overwhelming evidence otherwise).

Obama won legitimately - and again convincingly - in 2012. Tea-baggers went crazy, collecting signatures in all 50 states calling for secession from the union, and now robocalls calling on president Obama's impeachment (I guess Bush and Cheney lying about the reasons for going to war in Iraq was not ground for impeachment?)

Here is the script of the robo-call:

‘Our only recourse now is to move forward with the full impeachment of President Obama. We suspect that Obama is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors and that there may be grounds for impeachment as is laid out in the constitution. Further, he may not even be a U.S. citizen because nobody, I mean no one, has seen an actual physical copy of his birth certificate. Impeachment is our only option. And Republicans are already considering Obama investigations. As the nation's most effective conservative group we are launching the official impeach Obama campaign.’

You can click here for the story.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Harper Government’s Direction

Like the man in the video below Harper is determined to move up the escalator. He wants to sell Canadian fossil fuels to U.S., China and maybe to India. He wants to see Canada get ‘rich’ indifferent to the rest of the world’s concern about global warming – at least he wants to see oil and gas companies get rich.

The man in the video below is a perfect example of the Harper Government’s direction.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Four Star General Demoted for Lavish Spending

First General Petraeus resigning because of an affair, then Marine General John Allen investigated for improper communications with a woman, and now this? Four Star general William Ward, who headed the Africa command for the US military, demoted for lavish spending. Among other things, General Ward spent $750 for a one night hotel stay in Bermuda. Other instances, he travelled with his wife at military expense, accepted gifts.

What's happening with the high command of the United States military? Click here for the story.

The comedians were complaining that Romney was not elected president, now the Generals are giving them a lot of material.

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30 States Filing for Secession

It seems Teabaggers are still in their own alternate reality. First they were convinced that Romney would win - including Romney himself who was "shell-shocked" by losing. On Fox News, Repugs like Karl Rove were denying the call of Ohio in Obama's column.

Now, residents in more than 30 states are filing for secession. They cannot accept the verdict of the wider electorate? They cannot accept a black man as their president? Crazy.

Click here to check out the story.

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ABC News' Denver Affiliate Renames Paula Broadwell's Petraeus Biography "All Up In My Snatch"

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Taiwanese animators: Obama was involved in Petraeus affair!

The rapidly expanding sex scandal involving former CIA head David Petraeus got the Tawianese cartoon treatment Monday, with Next Media Animation casting President Barack Obama as the villain in the plot.

Plot thickens. New revelations that Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, was involved with Jill Kelly who complained to the FBI about harassing e-mails from Paula Broadwell-Gen. Petraeus's girlfriend.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Archbishop Desmond Tutu : George Bush And Tony Blair Have Committed War Crimes

In a recent interview, Archbishop Desmond Tutu - a leading figure in the fight against apartheid in South Africa and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize - stated that Tony Blair and George W. Bush should be charged with war crimes and tried at the Hague. He couldn't be more right. As reported in this Huffington Post article, Tutu stated that:

"The war was an illegal war. Everybody says that. It is not just I that will say it. They started off by going to the United Nations in order to get the backing of the United Nations. Then when they didn’t get what they wanted, they then went off on their own. Anyone with just a modicum of intelligence would say that it is an illegal and therefore immoral war."

Tutu continued.

"I said they should do at least one thing, apologize for lying to their people, for lying to the world. And then, if they are still obstinate, I should mean to say they really ought to be charged."

Blair and Bush based a war - the War in Iraq - on a lie. Hundreds and thousands died as a result with many more suffering. For what? Oil, and serving the interests of corporate buddies. Why is it only leaders in developing countries are subject to war crimes investigations? The leader of a current empire - the United States - and former empire - Britain - should be just as subject to scrutiny.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lest We Forget

United Nations.

Soldiers and veterans, those who have fought in wars, have made a dear sacrifice. It is important we remember them and honour them on this day. It is also a day to remember the horror of war, to know the true nature of the sacrifice troops made, and also to hope we can come to a day when there are no more wars - especially ones that are perpetrated because of the greed of corporate and political elites.

Let us hope that countries of the world can work together, cooperate, put arms aside, and work towards true world peace.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Racism in America is well, alive and thriving

Peter Morrison, treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party, wrote a column in the post-election edition of his Tea Party newsletter this week calling for an "amicable divorce" from the U.S., the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Morrison went on to express anger at the "maggots" who backed Obama, specifically calling out non-white voters, whom he accused of voting for the president on an "ethnic basis."

A woman Denise Helms, a 22-year-old California woman made racist and threatening comments on her Facebook.

“Another 4 years of this (N-word),” Helms wrote on her Facebook Tuesday night. “Maybe he will get assassinated this term.”

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Sheldon Adelson who contributed $53.7 Million to GOP

According to some reports he contributed over $100 million to GOP candidates. He owns casinos in Las Vegas and is a billionaire. He expected save billions in taxes if Romney was elected . With the Super-PACs, democracy could be easily converted to Corporatocracy. That was one of the reasons it would have been a real disaster if Romney had won the election. GOP still controls the House and that will cause problems for Obama.

Sheldon Adelson now faces fraud charges.

Donor profile: Sheldon Adelson April 26, 2012

Total contributions to super PACs: $53.7 million*

•$20 million to Restore Our Future (pro-Mitt Romney), half of which is from his wife
•$16.5 million to Winning Our Future (pro-Newt Gingrich), including $7.5 million from his wife Miriam Adelson and $1.5 million from other family members
•$5 million to Congressional Leadership Fund (pro-conservative), half of which is from his wife
•$5 million to YG Action Fund (pro-conservative), half of which is from his wife
•$2 million to Freedom PAC (pro-Connie Mack)
•$1.5 million to Independence Virginia PAC (pro-George Allen)
•$1 million to Ending Spending Action Fund (pro-Republican)
•$1 million to Treasure Coast Jobs Coalition (pro-Allen West)
•$1 million to Patriot Prosperity PAC (pro-Republican), half of which is from his wife
•$250,000 to Conservative Renewal (pro-David Dewhurst)
•$250,000 to Texas Conservatives Fund (pro-David Dewhurst)
•$190,000 to Hispanic Leadership Fund Action (pro-Mitt Romney)

Read more about Super PACs and rich contributors here.

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Barack Obama’s re-election angers Donald Trump-

A minor change in video:

His tweets:
Donald J. Trump✔

This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!
7 Nov 12 Reply
Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

More votes equals a loss...revolution!

It was early in the evening and Romney was slightly ahead in total popular votes.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Friday, November 02, 2012

President Romney’s first 100 days in office

Let the fun begin - April 29, 2013.

Interesting Obama ad.

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Hurricane Sandy: Gaffes by Reporters

These gaffes are funny. It is also a reflection on the human nature that how some people maintain their sense of humour despite the adverse circumstances.

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Sun still exists

It has been over a week that we have not seen the sun in the Maritimes compliments of Sandy. Days were quite dark and nights a little darker. Today we saw the sun again. It is still playing ‘hide and seek’ but it is encouraging to know that it is still there.

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