Saturday, August 31, 2013

Is Canada going to participate in Syrian war?

The answer is yes. The participation will be covert. King Harper is not sit and just watch it. He doesn’t want silly discussions in the Canadian Parliament - there he is in favour of pro-rogue.

HMCS Toronto

"Military sources tell CTV News it would take at least a week to get Canadian assets into the area, when a precision strike could be just days away.

Canada is capable of taking over U.S. military tasks in some locations to free up American resources. Canada could also provide capabilities like transport and refuelling……

The Canadian warship HMCS Toronto is currently near the Gulf of Oman, deployed on a counter terrorism mission known as CTF-150. The Canadian government could make the decision to redeploy the ship to the Mediterranean. Once there, the frigate could take over duties from an American ship, freeing the U.S. vessel to move toward Syria.

The Air Force is capable of providing strategic-lift C-17s to transport troops, equipment and ammunition for any potential action against Syria. Military sources and civilian analysts suggest this may be the most likely contribution by Canada."

Read more CTV News.

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Fighting Wildfire in Santiago de Besteiros, Portugal

VALIANT EFFORT: A person used a bucket of water to fight a wildfire in Santiago de Besteiros, Portugal, Friday. (Francisco Seco/Associated Press)

This should extinguish the fire. Every drop of water helps. :)

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Phillip Agnew: Director of Dream Defenders - 50th anniversary of MLK "I have a dream speech"

"Director of Dream Defenders Phillip Agnew and leader of United We Dream Sofia Campos were ready to represent our generation at the commemorative events of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. But at the last minute, they were cut from the speaking roster because of "time". Published on Aug 29, 2013

Instead Philip Agnew gave his speech in front of a camera and posted it on YouTube.  Chris Hays of MSNBC broadcasted his speech on his show All In.  It is worth watching.

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U.S., Britain and Israel have used chemical weapons in the last 10 years

When the U.S, Britain and Israel uses these chemical weapons then it is okay. There is no repercussions. However, if any other country uses it then it is a crime against humanity. Hypocrisy and double talk.

The U.S used chemical weapons against civilians in Iraq in 2004. Israel used chemical weapons against Palestinians repeatedly and there is evidence that Britain did the same in last decade.

Palestinian civilians and medics run to safety during
an Israeli strike using phosphorus shells at a UN school.
Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP

"But the U.S. used chemical weapons against civilians in Iraq in 2004."

"Israeli also used white phosphorous in 2009 during “Operation Cast Lead” (and perhaps subsequently). Israel ratified Protocol III of Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (“Protocol III”) – which outlaws the use of incendiary devices in war – in 2007. So this was a war crime."

"Moreover, the U.S. and Britain have been dropping depleted uranium in virtually every country they fight, which causes severe health problems."

This does not justify the chemical weapons but these double standards are very troubling.

Read more on this here.

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Friday, August 30, 2013

North Korea and robotic army

Almost all countries do a good job of brainwashing their soldiers - its all for patriotism and thus killing the enemy is justified. However, dictatorial governments do even a better job. North Korea is a good example. The picture below puts some light on this phenomena.

Female North Korean soldiers march during a mass military parade on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice Saturday, July 27, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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Syrian Civil War and Stephen Harper

Will this monkey dance when called upon by Obama to intervene in Syria's civil war? Will he recall the Parliament the way Cameron of Britain did to make the decision? Cameron was turned down by the British Parliament. Or will he quietly join in without Parliament's consent?

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Instant Justice: A judge punches his fellow judges in Mexico

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Syrian civil war and the plight of children

THREE’S COMPANY: Girls looked from behind a curtain at their family’s home at al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City on Thursday. (Ashraf Amra/APA Images/Zuma Press)WSJ.

It is very sad to see these children. What kind of life is awaiting them? However, bombing Syria is not the answer. U.S and other countries should find a diplomatic solution to this problem.

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Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Kiev, Ukraine

ROTATION: Aliya Asymova of Kazakhstan competed in the women’s individual hoop qualification during the 32nd Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday. (Valery Sharifulin/ITAR-TASS/Zuma Press)

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Chimp - the artist: Wins $10,000 for his paintings

Brent, a chimpanzee at Chimp Haven in Keithville, La.,
outpolled chimps across the United States to win
the $10,000 prize for his art work, right.
(AP photos courtesy of Chimp Haven)

"Brent, 37, a retired laboratory animal, was the top vote-getter in an online chimp art contest organized by the Humane Society of the United States, which announced the results Thursday. The chimp won $10,000 for the Chimp Haven sanctuary in northwest Louisiana."
Read the CBC story.

It is not fair though. They did not ask Stephen Harper to participate. He would have won.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Steven Benner: We are all Martians

We are all Martians. A rock brought us on earth. I don't know about rest of us but Harper and company definitely came from the Mars and have not fully adjusted on earth.:)

"The evidence seems to be building that we are actually all Martians; that life started on Mars and came to Earth on a rock," Steven Benner, a chemist at the Florida-based Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, said in a news release. What's more, recent studies suggest that the conditions suitable for the origin of life "may still exist on Mars," he said.

Read about the new  theory by a scientist at NBC News.

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A missile attack on Syria will further perpetuate the civil war

According to Clare Short, Former Secretary of State for International Development, it will be a blunder to carry out a missile attack on Syria. In a column in The Huffington Post she writes:

"It is notable that the Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention said after the Damascus attack, that it did not look like military strength toxins because otherwise those who help the injured would have had to wear protective clothing. Other experts have said that sarin gas is not difficult to manufacture. It is also significant that in recent months, the Syrian regime has made advances in the fighting and the opposition has lost ground. This is a strange time for the regime to use chemical weapons but a good time for the opposition to claim this if they can persuade the West to take action and therefore weaken the regime's military capability. We must also be clear that there are some very nasty, Al Qaeda linked elements now fighting on the opposition side in Syria who have been accused of atrocities and warcrimes."

Read more here.

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Barack Obama and Martin Luther King

Was Obama a suitable person to give a speech on the 50th anniversary of MLK's "I have a dream" speech? MLK may have his own weaknesses as he was human after all, but he was not a hypocrite like Obama.

It was Martin Luther King's efforts and Lyndon Johnson's co-operation that brought about the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, which were signed by Lyndon Johnson. However, when it came to the Vietnam war, Martin Luther King spoke out loud and clear that it was an unjust war where innocent people were being killed and American soldiers were losing their lives, all for an unjust war. It made relations between Lyndon Johnson and Martin Luther King very tense. However, it is clear that Martin Luther King believed in the rights of all people whether they were Vietnamese or American.

That is not the case with Obama. He is a big hypocrite. On the one hand he talks about human rights, on the other hand he continues to kill innocent people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and during Iraq war, using drones or air strikes by warplanes. When children and women are killed by drone attacks all the Obama administration says is that they are sorry. Does this 'sorry' wipe out the guilt for killing innocent civilians? He must give back his Noble Peace Prize as he does not deserve it. Now he is all set to launch air strikes against Syria. However, it is not going to be easy. The British Parliament is not going along with Cameron. Moreover, Putin is moving some of his navy ships into the Mediterranean and closer to Syria.

Then we have Stephen Harper who wants to by-pass the Parliament and go along with Americans. He is still for pro-rogue.

It is true that what Assad of Syria is doing is totally wrong, but will an invasion of Syria solve this problem or further aggravate it? It is hard to tell.

An attack on Syria may result in a much bigger war if Russia tries to intervene and Iran may decide to participate against the U.S. and Israel. It does not look like an easy problem to resolve.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Mike Duffy Expenses: The plot thickens

CTV explains with more specificity after senators David Tkachuk and Carolyn Stewart Olsen denied any involvement with Mike Duffy's expenses affair and the payment by Nigel Wright to cover Duffy's $90,000 expenses.

Carolyn Stewart and Olsen David Tkachuk

"But CTV News never reported that the senators knew about Wright’s $90,000 cheque to Duffy. CTV News has seen emails showing an organized effort by the Prime Minister’s Office and the senior Conservative senators to coerce Duffy into publicly declaring he’d repay money owed to taxpayers.

In the emails, Tkachuk stated that if the money was not repaid he could use his majority in the senate steering committee, which was overseeing the audit, to remove Duffy from the Senate as he was not seen as a resident of Prince Edward Island. Tkachuk allegedly told Duffy that if he agreed to co-operate and repay his debt to taxpayers, the Senate committee would throw out the residency issue and go easy on him in the audit of his expenses. That conversation was followed up by a phone call by Wright, reiterating what Tkachuk had said.

CTV also spends a few moments with Mr. Duffy on camera outside his residence in PEI, in which he basically repeats a statement he released yesterday to Global.

“It would be inappropriate for me to comment while these issues are being examined by the RCMP,” Duffy said in an email. “I feel confident that in the fullness of time the authorities will find – as did the independent auditors at Deloitte – that my expense claims do not merit criticism.”

Read more at  Maclean's News.

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Mike Duffy's New Portrait

To be hung in the Senate Chamber.

Update: Duffy has a new name: Manaliza Duffy.

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New Mona Liza in town

Mona Liza Wallin texting her friend Mike Duffy!

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Floods in India: Ganges River

STRANDED: men sat on the roof of a submerged house Monday in Salori, India, after water from the Ganges River flooded the area amid monsoon rains. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press)WSJ.

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Zurich, Switzerland: Drive-in brothel opens its doors

What next? Drive-in spouse and marriage? I don't want to play the moralist card here as it is the world's oldest profession. Brothels do exist in every country legal or not legal. Switzerland made brothels legal a while ago... but drive-in? Interesting!

"Compound rules: Just one man per car, no bikes or motorcycles and of course no littering”.

Zurich's taxpayers approved the 2.5 million-franc ($2.7m; 2m euro; £1.8m) sex-box facility in a referendum, and Ms Regula Rother (who runs a drop-in centre for sex workers.) believes their support had more to do with their annoyance at seeing prostitutes on their streets than it did with keeping women safe.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Power Struggle: Putin, Russia and the West

I watched a documentary last night on "Putin, Russia and the West." It is an amazing story of power struggle between Russia and America. It revealed that how these two nations are trying to control the world politics, regime changes etc. Here is a small clip from the documentary:

"Even after eight years as President of Russia and four more as Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin ran for office again and in March 2012 won the Presidency in elections that are widely seen as fraudulent. Thousands have taken to the streets in protest. Putin, Russia and the West tells the inside story of one of the world’s most powerful men, a former KGB spy who made himself a valued ally of the West. How did he do it? And what made Washington and London eventually turn against him? For the first time Putin’s top colleagues - and the Western statesmen who eventually clashed with him - tell the inside story of the Russian leader’s role in shaping the world in the 21st century, including the prophetic warning about the Taliban that Putin delivered to President Bush three months before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  

In 2009, newly elected American President Barrack Obama set out to reset relations with Russia. Ignoring Putin, whom many considered still in charge, he concentrated on Medvedev. Top officials on both sides take viewers deep inside negotiations to cut their countries nuclear arsenal in half. They describe how a phone call between the two young lawyer-presidents finally clinched the agreement. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says: ‘No previous treaty between our Countries has ever been directly negotiated by our Presidents. But inside Russia, Medvedev has a harder time and in the end, he stepped aside and nominated Putin to be their party’s presidential candidate for the 2012 election. Top Kremlin insiders, including Medvedev and Putin, tell the how the deal was done – and how it set in motion a process that made Vladimir Putin look vulnerable for the first time." 

You can watch the whole documentary here.

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Rain and Floods - International Dilemma

The southeastern U.S  has had unusual floods this year. Too much rain and floods have also hit other parts of the world. Here is a picture of floods in Sudan.

MAKING DO: A woman collected water from the ground Sunday in Khartoum, Sudan,
after a flood hit the area. (Abd Raouf/Associated Press) WSJ.

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The documentary ‘Cutie and the Boxer’: Interesting Art

"The documentary ‘Cutie and the Boxer’ explores the marriage and artistic partnership of Noriko and Ushio Shinohara, who met in New York in the 1970s, and whose home, studio and sometime battleground is located in Dumbo." WSJ Staff

The floor of the couple’s art space in their Dumbo apartment is pictured.
The film had its premiere at Sundance Film Festival in January and
the couple have begun to be recognized in public. ‘It’s too bad documentaries
 don’t have an award for best actress,’ Ms. Shinohara said.
(David Kasnic for The Wall Street Journal)

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Gaza Strip: Is it a concentration camp?

FROM THE INSIDE: Palestinian schoolchildren looked out the window of their United Nations-run classroom in Deir al-Balah, Gaza Strip, Sunday. (Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)

U.K. Jewish MP Gerald Kaufman: "Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza."

"I would describe Palestinians as a persecuted ethnic group with restricted mobility rights. Gazans are surrounded by walls lined with razor wire and mines. Guard towers watch kill zones and no one can leave except through a few controlled access points and only with Israeli permission.... Sure sounds like a concentration camp. How would you define a concentration camp in a way the excludes Gaza and many villages in the West Bank towns?"

Read more about Mr. Kaufman's statement here.

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Hong Kong: Polluted skyline

If we keep burning fossil fuels at the current level this kind of smog may spread worldwide.

SOUPY: An eagle flew over Hong Kong’s polluted skyline Monday. Off-the-charts
air pollution in Beijing in the past few months has shown signs of drifting to Hong Kong.
(Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

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Julian Assange of WikiLeaks wigs out: sings soft rock parody

It is good and funny. Enjoy!

"LONDON -- Dressed as an 1980s rocker and donning a fake mullet, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has made a bizarre bid for votes by starring in a YouTube music video.

The spoof ends with Assange singing rocker John Farnham’s 1986 hit “You’re the Voice."

Read the story at NBC News.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Baby Panda: Nap time

SMALL AND SOFT: A giant panda cub named Yuan Zai slept at the Taipei Zoo in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday. The female cub was born July 6 to mother Yuan Yuan and father Tuan Tuan. (Taipei Zoo/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

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A Hungry Black Hole: Mysteries of Nature

Interesting facts about a Black Hole.

The black hole at the center of our galaxy has been on a near-starvation diet for
almost a million years—but now it’s time for a snack.

The above video will give you some idea about the diet of a Black Hole.

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The fashion show

Now this is called fashion. Beat this U.S and Canada.

ORNATE: A model showed off an outfit at the Jember Fashion Carnival in Jember, Indonesia, Sunday. (A. Rochman/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

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U.S healthcare and desperation

A 50 year old man holds up a bank and robs it for $1 and then waits for police. He did so to get medical treatment as prisons do provide such treatment at taxpayers' cost.

50-year-old Tim Alsip allegedly robbed an
Oregon bank of $1 then sat down to
wait for police to arrest him.

"The suspect got the dollar and his wish; police arrived and arrested him on robbery charges."

This man is not alone. There are many such cases in U.S where people commit crimes in order to get medical treatment.

Then there are Repug congressmen and women who want to block Obama's healthcare reform. This healthcare reform does not provide public healthcare but it is some improvement on the existing situation. See the CBC story.

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U. S. : Forest fires and flooding

U.S. South-west has uncontrollable fires because of lack of rain and dry forests - millions of people are displaced. In the North-east there is too much rain and cities and towns are flooded, millions displaced and some deaths as well. I don't know if U.S ever faced this kind of severe situation before. Below is a picture of a fire near Yosemite National Park in California.

UP IN FLAMES: A photograph released by the U.S. Forest Service shows the Rim Fire burning near Yosemite National Park in California. (AFP/Getty Images)

Update: Another picture of the fire near Yosemite National Park in California.

SURROUNDED: Inmate firefighters walked along Highway 120 as firefighters battled
the Rim fire near California’s Yosemite National Park Sunday. The U.S. Forest Service
says the fire is threatening about 4,500 structures. Statewide, more
than 8,300 firefighters are battling nearly 400 square miles of fires.
(Jae C. Hong/Associated Press)

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

American Clown Academy

Stephen Harper deserves to be a member of this Academy. I added the caption on the photo - looks like Harper. :)

    Photo updated:
NYUK NYUK NYUK: Jeffery Potts, right, threw a cream pie at, Thom Stevenson as Mr. Stevenson got hit from the left side too in Newark, Ohio, at the American Clown Academy. Mr. Potts, the director of the Academy, describes the weeklong gathering of about three dozen clowns as a ‘place where crazy is the norm.’ (Paul M. Walsh/ The Leader Telegram/Associated Press)

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Stephen Harper and his cabinet

Stephen Harper keeps his cabinet totally synchronised.

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Modern Libraries

Libraries which lend more than books. These libraries lend tools, cameras and other necessities of life beside books. I think its a great idea - as long as they don't lend guns. Other libraries should adopt this innovative idea.

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Soap bubble art

Interesting picture.

Artist Manny Ford performs with soap bubbles in New York City's Central Park.

Maybe Harper should take on this hobby. He blows a lots of bubbles too. :)

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Malcolm X : A forgotten leader

I did some work in the field of human rights at the urging of a university professor - a black person. I read quite a bit on human rights and racism in my spare time. One of the books I read was an autobiography of Malcolm X. He was an extraordinary person and went from a drug dealer, when he was very young, to a well-respected leader.

He changed his last name to 'X' because he did not like his given name which he got from his parents -because that name was given by a slave-master. He wrote in his biography that his grandmother was raped by a white man and he said that's why he had white blood in him which he did not like. He was also murdered. Below is a short speech - "You Have Been Brainwashed".

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Thousands turn out to celebrate Martin Luther King's legacy

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"Tens of thousands of people flooded the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall on Saturday, the first stop in a week of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s watershed “I Have A Dream” address and the March on Washington." NBC Nightly News.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Stephen Harper getting ready for 2015 elections

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Rob Ford makes international news - Reported by MSNBC

Rob Ford and Hulk Hogan arm-wrestle. Rob Ford wins? It looks fix to me.

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His Highness Stephen Harper did not want to take a question from a Chinese reporter

A Chinese reporter travelling with Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Northern tour was hauled away by RCMP after grabbing a microphone to ask a question.

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Martin Luther King: "I have a dream"

This week is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King when he gave the speech, "I have a dream". It is considered one of the best speeches ever given. This is a shorter version of his speech.

Update: Martin Luther King's full speech: "I have a dream".

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Friday, August 23, 2013

A politician at work - Wiesbaden, western Germany

Volker Bouffier, state premier of the western federal state of Hesse and top candidate of the Christian Democratic Union for regional elections, fixes an election poster with his own image in Wiesbaden, western Germany.

Looks like he is combing his hair.

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Greenpeace: A very interesting picture - Warsaw Poland

A Greenpeace activist dressed as an oil company worker pours oil on other activists during a protest in Warsaw, Poland, against oil search drilling in the Arctic Sea.

The picture says it all. There is a need to raise awareness about the fossil fuels and its impact on the environment.

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Stephen Harper: Open and Transparent Government

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Stephen Harper's latest dance moves

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Mining and sinkholes

There is plenty of material on shale-gas fracking which causes air pollution, water pollution, gas in tap-water and all kinds of health problems. It has also caused earthquakes in certain parts of the U.S.

In Louisiana, U.S. mining in general is causing sink-holes. What next? What more damage these mining companies will do? All that matters for the mining companies is profiteering. Here is an interesting video on Louisiana mining and sinkholes.

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Australia ex-deputy PM: US gun culture is 'corrupting the world,'

I have already done a post on Christopher Lane of Australia who was killed by teenagers and one of the teenagers said to police that the reason they killed Christopher Lane because they were bored.

Tim Fischer, Australia's ex-deputy PM said that US gun culture is 'corrupting the world,'.

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Australians should avoid the United States because of its “illogical” gun laws, the country’s former deputy prime minister said Friday after the killing of college baseball player Christopher Lane.

“I am angry because it is corrupting the world, this gun culture of the United States,” Fischer said. “The U.S. has chosen the pathway of illogical policy with regard to guns. They cannot expect not to have any criticism of it worldwide.” NBC News

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Rob Ford: His latest stunt

Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto, to arm-wrestle Hulk Hogan.

Ford will take on 14-time pro wrestling champion Hulk Hogan on Friday at Toronto's Fan Expo.

Lucky Torontonians as their mayor keeps them entertained . CBC story

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Fake Steve Harper

There is a tweeter who calls himself Fake Steve Harper. His tweets are hilarious. Here are some examples:

FakeSteveHarper ‏@FakeSteveHarper 20 Aug
My name is Big Steve, and I am addicted to proroguing.


Like Superman to his Fortress of Solitude, I head north when things get a little hairy. Usually to talk about the military.
Working on a piano version of Nugent's Stranglehold.
15 Aug
I'm hiring a new Director of Communications, requirements are:
- Fear
- Fanatical Devotion
- Inability to speak unless told what to say
15 Aug
Yeah. I'm going to admit I lied or I was wrong about Wallin. Sure.

You can read more tweets here.

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Stephen Harper is working hard and needs rest?

That is why he is proroguing the Parliament. Or is he sleeping on the job? Is he simply a pro-rogue or a rogue.

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Syrian Government uses chemical weapons against opposition and demonstrators

Situation in Syria is getting more deadly. According to NBC News Bashar Al Assad of Syria uses chemical weapons against Syrians who are opposed to his regime. Over 1000 civilians killed and most of them were women and children.

It is about time that world intervenes and stops this slaughter of civilians.

Warning: This video is quite graphic.

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Global Warming

The clock is ticking and countries around the world need to take action now.

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American Healthcare and inequality

If you're employed and especially if you're rich then you can get all kinds of healthcare services. If an employed and rich person's kidney, lungs or heart fail, a new organ will be available so that you can live on and maybe live a long life. However, if you're unemployed and poor and you have similar health problems then RIP and may you enter heaven if there is one. It is a very troubling situation in America - the world's most powerful nation according to Americans. Chris Hayes of MSNBC points out such an inequality quite well.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Brothels and Massage Parlours: Girls are bought for prostitution

America talks about spreading democracy and freeing women in Afghanistan. Why doesn't the American Government do the same in their own country? The situation in Canada is not much different. The majority of these victims are Asians. Slavery continues to exist in some form or even worse than slavery. These girls are used and abused for the sex trade. Why not raid these brothels and massage parlours to free these victims? It is so sad that this kind of human rights violations exist in the 21st century. Advanced civilization? What civilization?

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Is Ted Cruz the most dangerous man on American right?

He is the Tea-bagger that Tea-baggers were looking for. He is considering to run for President in 2016.

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Chris Hayes: "But tonight we begin with a man who I believe is the most dangerous politician on the American right. In October 2007 I sat in the media gallery of the United States Supreme Court and watched the solicitor general of Texas argue on behalf of the state that he should have the ability to put to death a Mexican national, José, who had been convicted of raping and murdering two teenage girls in Houston. He won that argument and he was executed by Texas on august 5th, 2008, despite the objections of the United Nations and the international court of justice.

At the time, I had no idea who this man arguing on behalf of Texas was. But all I could think was holy crap, this guy is good. It was one of his nine times arguing before the Supreme Court and he was witty, incredibly fast on his feet and clearly had a brilliant legal mind. It is to this day one of the most impressive displays I have ever seen before the court and I have had the good fortune to spend a lot of time there.

So you can imagine my horror in 2012 when I tuned into the Texas senate race. I hadn't been paying much attention to. And realized that lieutenant governor David Dewhurst, the Republican establishment candidate, was being prepared by a tea party candidate who was the same guy I saw kick ass in the Supreme Court in 2007. .. that night I made that connection, oh, this is trouble. And trouble that man has been. Trouble in every direction. As he vies to be the singular voice of the right wing grassroots and as he has very quickly assumed a leadership role in movement.

He’s a man who combines the intellectual credentials and pedigree of Barack Obama, with the raw right wing populist appeal of Sarah Palin. His full name is Rafael Edward Cruz. He was born in Calgary, Alberta, in Canada.

We learn this week when he released his birth certificate to the Dallas morning news. He’s 42 years old. Born in Canada to an American mother, likely a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. Something the senator from Texas seemed shocked and upset by. Late last night in a response to the story revealing the likelihood of him having dual citizenship, "I will renounce any Canadian citizenship. Nothing against Canada, but I’m an American by birth. as a U.S. senator, I believe I should be only an American."

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Global Warming and melting of Icebergs

Global warming is real and deniers must pay attention. It is an alarming change as sea-levels will be rising and the people living near the sea-shores will lose their homes. Also, people living near the arctic and similar areas are losing their way of life.

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"A leaked report from one of the world's most prestigious group of scientists, winners of the Nobel Prize, has a lot of people taking notice because of the alarming conclusions about climate change. NBC’s Ann Curry recently traveled to one of the most breathtaking places on earth where folks are seeing their way of life disappear before their eyes.

The key finding in this leaked draft report is that it's “extremely likely, as in greater than 95%, that human activity is the main cause of the planet's temperature rise in the last 60 years.” News team went looking for answers in a place where the ice melt is unprecedented.

At the top of the world in arctic, Greenland, scientists like Dr. Jason Box study the icy landscape. He says all this might be lost to climate change mostly caused by humans burning fossil fuels.

There’s no debate, it's really quite simple. We’ve overloaded the atmosphere with trapping gas, and the rest are just details.

The new report from the intergovernmental panel on climate change seems to confirm what Box and other scientists have been warning long before."

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"Bored" American teenagers kill an Austrialian athlete for "fun"

What is happening in U.S. Killing for fun? Maybe Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld are these kids' role models. They were bored so they invaded Iraq and over million innocent civilians were slaughtered. What happens in the south moves up to north. I hope we will not turn into a violent society like U.S.

Christopher Lane, an Australian baseball player and student, was out for a jog in
an Oklahoma neighbourhood when he was gunned down at random by three
 "bored" teenagers who decided to kill someone for fun, police said.
(Associated Press/Essendon Baseball Club)
 CBC News .

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Fracking: Natural gas and risks

I watched a documentary on fracking by David Suzuki -The Nature of Things. It is an eye-opener that how dangerous fracking can be to the environment. It causes water pollution, air pollution and produces methane more than CO2 produced by other fossil fuels. Gas can show up in drinking water that if you put a match near your tap water/gas catches fire.

Here is a brief clip:

You can watch full documentary here.

Here is another interesting video:


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Monday, August 19, 2013

Stephen Harper is asking for prorogation of Parliament again

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has confirmed he will ask the Governor General to prorogue Parliament until October, when his Conservative government will introduce the next speech from the throne....

"There will be a new throne speech in the fall, obviously the House will be prorogued in anticipation of that. We will come back — in October is our tentative timing," CBC News

He wants extended summer vacation as he works very hard. Or is it working hardly?

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Prince William changes diapers first time

Is this really news? The common reaction: "What the shit?". NBC Front-page Headline.

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Poverty in America - especially children

The U.S is one of the richest countries in the world but poverty is aplenty. I was in New York, Manhattan area, and I could not walk a street without being accosted by beggars. These beggars don't ask for money, they demand it. If you don't give them a quarter or 50 cents some may spit on you.

George W. Bush spent $2 trillion, trillion with 't', imagine how many people could have been fed with that money and provided shelter.

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Quote of the Day

This one is for my fellow blogger Lorne.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Kevin O'Leary loves money - Shark Tank

Kevin O'Leary:Money,money,money,money,money,money,

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Quote of The Day

Some people post quotes. I found a good one.

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Chris Hayes of MSNBC on Global Warming

Chris Hayes did a documentary on Global Warming on August 16, 2013. I watched it and it is an eye-opener. Since then I have been looking for clips of this documentary but MSNBC has not posted them yet. I found this clip where Chris Hayes discusses his views with Michael Smerconish of MSNBC.

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Panda baby meets its mother

Panda mother cradles its baby cub on their first meeting. It is very cute.

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

More videos from Egypt -Mayham


U.S self-interest and why it will not interfere to stop Egyptian military from massacring the civilians.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military is heavily dependent on Egypt to move personnel and equipment to Afghanistan and around volatile parts of the Middle East, complicating U.S. efforts to place pressure on the Egyptian military in the wake of its violent crackdown on protesters.

"Egypt has been a cornerstone for the U.S. military presence in the Middle East," said James Phillips, an analyst at the Heritage Foundation.

During the past year, more than 2,000 U.S. military aircraft flew through Egyptian airspace, supporting missions in Afghanistan and throughout the Middle East, according to U.S. Central Command, which is responsible for the region.
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Nicotine is not addictive?

It was more than two decades ago when tobacco companies were defending cigarette-smoking. Now opponents of global warming are not much different. They will say maybe under oath that greenhouse gases don't create global warming.

Oil/gas companies such as Exon-mobile spend hundreds of millions of dollars on groups who will deny global warming.

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Friday, August 16, 2013

A new mammal discovered

A cross between a cat and a raccoon.

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Chaos and Turmoil continues in Egypt

This video was posted on YouTube 15 minutes ago. It is very sad. Another 50 people killed according to an NBC report.

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Hillary Clinton for President 2016 - Surprising Endorsement

Hillary Clinton gets a surprising endorsement from Barbara Bush the daughter of George W.Bush and granddaughter of Barbara Bush Sr.

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Premier David Alward's ad. promoting Alberta oil pipeline

That should make Alberta happy. New Brunswickers? I don't know. I saw the ad last night and I was taken aback. I knew he supported the pipeline but to give a lengthy commercial on t.v, at the cost of $90,000.00, he has taken it on another level. He is sold out to big oil companies. Has he heard about the environmental consequences? I suppose he does not care as long as he can hobnob with big oil companies and receive admiration from the Premier, Alison Redford, of Alberta.

"The province has purchased $75,000 of airtime to run the one-minute commercial which features David Alward talking positively about the economy in the wake of TransCanada’s announcement of plans to build an oil pipeline from Alberta to New Brunswick." CBC News.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Chris Hayes: On global warming - an upcomming documentary

Chris Hayes is a very well informed gentleman. I watch his program "All In" on MSNBC whenever I get a chance. His program provides critical analysis of U.S politics and other public issues. His upcoming documentary on Global warming will be worth watching.

“The Politics of Power,” Chris Hayes declares: “Climate change is a problem without borders; and developing countries are feeling the heat even more than the first world.”

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North Korea: Interesting pictures

Every summer the North Koreans hold the Arirang games, or "mass games," where perhaps as many as 100,000 performers dance and do gymnastics to a patriotic theme. The real stars of the show may be these boys: the flashcard flippers, who with split-second precision form colorful mosaics. But this is what the boys behind the cards look like before the extravaganza begins: thousands of them — all dressed in white with their stacks of cards. The boys reportedly rehearse for months to get their moves down. If you look closely, you will find some taking a pre-"games" nap on their cards.

The Arirang games flashcard mosaics usually have patriotic themes. This year's theme highlights the exploits of North Korean soldiers in the 1950-1953 war. What you don't see on television or even across May Day stadium, unless you have a long camera lens or binoculars, are the heads of some of the boys popping up above their flashcards. I'm not sure if they were allowed to peek, but perhaps they wanted to see the big show on the field for themselves.

Children are trained early in life to admire their leader - or program their brains and hypnotize them. You can see more pictures on the NBC site here.

Vinnie Paz – End of Days Lyrics

It's like we all know what's going down
But no one's saying shit, what happened to the home of the brave?
These motherfuckers they're controlling us now
But no one's talking about it, made us modern day slaves

And everybody's just walking around
Head in the clouds, we won't awake until we're dead in the grave
By then it's too late, we need to be ready to raise up
Welcome to the end of days

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Pamela Wallin continues to make headlines

Pamela Wallin's expense audit shows four surprising things. They are:

1. Documents were altered by Wallin's office
2. Deloitte provides examples of some of the most puzzling alterations
3. Deloitte says 2012 Senate expense rules not greatly changed
4. Deloitte finds Wallin lives most of the time in Toront

Please read details here.

Also CBC Power and Politics, Power Panel, discussion is interesting and the video is part of the above article.

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Egypt and ongoing turmoil

Mostafa Darwish / EPA, Egyptian security forces move
 in to clear one of the two sit-in sites of supporters of ousted president Morsi, Wednesday.

It is sad to read about the turmoil in Egypt. People gave their lives to get rid of a military dictator. There was an election and Morsi did win. Then there were more demonstrations and the military took over the reigns of power again. Now demonstrations are against military rule. It is still ongoing. 149 killed and over 1400 injured. The rest of the Middle East was looking towards Egypt as a model when elections took place. Now that model is broken in many pieces. It is very sad. NBC News.

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Piper Kerman: ‘Orange Is the New Black’

It is a fascinating story.

Piper Kerman wrote a book ‘Orange Is the New Black’ which is her life story. Now a comedy-drama series "Orange Is the New Black" has been made based on her book. Chris Hayes of MSNBC interviews Piper Kerman. It is worth watching. It touches on racism and that 80% of prisoners in U.S Federal prisons are Black or Hispanic - mostly Black. The Kerman story reveals some captivating facts about prison life. It reveals the severe segregation which exists in prisons.

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Update: There is a part two of the story which I forgot to post. In this video a former state congressman, who spent time in jail, is also interviewed and issue of race is discussed.

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Politician: A politician is a politician and often cannot be trusted

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In this case is the Norwegian Prime Minister driving around in a taxicab supposedly picking up unsuspecting passengers and chatting about his policies. Now it turns out those passengers were not so unsuspecting. In fact, they were downright suspecting. The Norwegian newspaper reporting, the labor party eventually confirmed, that at least some of those passengers were paid actors cast as ordinary citizens for what would become a campaign video. This, of course, is a shocking breach of the public trust.

What else is new? Harper may love it and may try to pull-off a similar stunt.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sink-hole swallows vacation villas near Orlando, Florida

What is happening with nature? Thunderstorms, pouring rain, fires and now sinkholes in Florida. All these are causing a lot of destruction and in some cases death. In case of Florida scientists say it is the limestone below the earth which melts away with too much water as rains have provided plenty of water. However, I understand in some cases it could be mining deep under the earth such as potash mines and they may go miles underground and under some communities. These communities are not aware of it. After the mines are abandoned these sinkholes can happen too.

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