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Canadian Election 2011

Party politics are a joke! I really wish we could usher in a new era for Canada, and elect a REAL that unites all "party*" leaders!

*"Unite" Lead in an mannerism; that, by pure example, sets the bar so high, that all politicians** scramble to achieve the same level of competence!!!!!

**Worldwide; while every other country, endevours to become "THAT DAMN GOOD"!

Stop the Tar Sands

On September 26th 2011 we’re planning a peaceful protest in Ottawa to say no to a toxic tar sands industry and defuse the largest carbon bomb in North America.With people power and the time-tested tactics of civil disobedience – join thousands of people from across the country in a sit-in. Together we’ll amplify our voices and escalate the movement and stop the tar sands and build the just, healthy future we all want to see!
There comes a time when you need to take a stand. When sending letters and signing petitions isn't enough. When together we must say, "enough is enough — not on our watch".That time is now. We must act together for the health of our planet, our air, our water, our climate, and our children. On September 26th we need you to come to Ottawa to join a historic action to oppose the tar sands. In a large peaceful protest, many will be risking arrest to tell the Harper government that we don’t support his reckless agenda; …

Dirty vs Clean

Dirty vs Clean : Finite vs brainer for me. Should my country spend billions on maintaining our way of life, or use the same money, to leap ahead and surpass every other nation on the planet; setting the standards for all humanity? The job creation and opportunities for all Canadians, would assure our economic stability.......not to mention; providing every single Canadian family and business with cheap, clean, renewable energy!!

Backwards Thinking

Oil is akin to magic! While humans have only been using fossil fuels for a scant, 0.1% of the time we have been industrialized; it has completely redesigned the way we live!!

Now, scientists and conservationists are realizing, that we need to find other sources of energy. Politicians are slow to comply; why?

Simplistic; the politicians want to keep their jobs, and protect their personal investments.

Lets face it; everyone knows that fossil fuels are bad for the planet, but no one wants to admit it; for fear they might have to pay for the cost of fixing the problem! THAT, is the issue at hand.....

.....not IF we have to find other sources of energy; but at what cost!

The debate is based on jobs, and money. No politician in his / her right mind, would want to bankrupt a country, or force thousands of Canadians out of work.

We all know that building pipelines through pristine forests are wrong, but it would safeguard jobs, and our economy; so the politicians, bow to the whims of the oil tycoon…

Green & Clean

"Uneven joints in local sidewalks are being made easier for pedestrians to spot now that the town’s engineering department is marking surface discontinuities with fluorescent orange paint.
Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown said the town is doing this to meet minimum maintenance standards for municipal highways, as per Section 16.1 of the Municipal Act, which states all surface discontinuities exceeding two centimetres must be marked with fluorescent orange paint. “We’re inspecting them and alerting [users] of the issue,” said Brown, noting a discontinuity is where there is a crack or joint in the sidewalk where “one side is up, one side is down,” with the height difference between the two sides exceeding two cm."

Fort Frances Times - By Duane Hicks, Staff writer - Monday, July 25, 2011

Pardon me?!?

It is understandable, that there is limited resources, when it comes to repairing town infrastructure. What is…

Anti-Gang Warfare

There is a major problem, with gangs, in North America. Anti-gang legislation, is enforced in both Canada and the United States! Billions of dollars, are spent each year, to combat the growing number of gang-related crimes! In the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba; the ongoing feud between the three major gangs, has recently escalated to include, brazen daylight murders, and shootings! (for more information on related issues, see Winnipeg Free Press )

Ironically; the current laws, actually fuel gang development!

Gangs are formed for many social and economical reasons. It's human nature to seek out companionship. The social network of a gang environment affords the participant, a sense of self-worth, and status; in addition to other factors, such as, acceptance,training, excitement / activities, and even a search for love, and discipline! Other reasons for joining a gang include; racism, poverty, and media influences (love, sex, drugs, etc) Joining a gang, fulfills the same needs, as j…

Corrupt Moderators - CNN

An era; has ended.

November 17th, 2009, I joined the CNN discussion board. I found the site when I was writing into HLN (Headline News). I excitedly joined the online forum, with high hopes of of stimulating conversations / debates, and the intention of being an active member of the CNN IReport team.

I wasn't disappointed.

I met many new people, and engaged in stimulating debates. I participated in worldly events, as they unfolded. I started two threads; one a cyber-bar, where anyone could mingle and discuss any topics at hand, and the other one, a topic dedicated to my experiences in the world. Entitled "CNN Summit", I added material every week, and had some really great debates.

Then.......... the last 6-8 months, cyberpaths dismantled the DB. Through the use of fake profiles, and attack threads; they either drove away the majority of good debaters, or found some way to get some people banned!!

The entire DB took a turn for the worst! Each day became a drama…

Abuse of the Law

These two letters-to-the-Editor of a local paper, NEED to be addressed! The first is the letter from an extremely concerned parent and father-in-law over the illegal search and seizure of his medical marijuana grow op, with the second letter written by the OPP in response.

Dear Editor:

Detective Constable Landgraff of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau is out to get you! Early morning Thursday Feb 24 Landgraff and his posse of cowboy’s served a search warrant on a legal medical marijuana possession/production card holder in LaVallee Township, saying he was there to make a trafficking charge. Upon search of the card holders residence, having found no quantity of marijuana or evidence of trafficking Landgraff charged this young cancer patient with production of marijuana for being 6 plants over his quota. Even though this sick young man told Landgraff that he had to grow a few over his quota because of the mortality of his plants, having half or more di…

POTUS Address - Jan 25th, 2011

I must confess, I didn't watch the Presidential address when it was given. I was busy looting dungeons in World of Warcraft at the time, with my buddies. When I woke up this morning, I watched it on the CNN website.

I had three major reactions to the speech.

The first thing that struck me; was his rallying cry to "work together". This type of logical thinking, flies in the face of North American party politics; which resemble a popularity contest between reality TV stars! The level of absurdity that is the US "democracy", is too big, too old, and the main focus of most of the efforts of those in the "old age club", is to discredit the opposing political party. Creating and enacting logical legislation is a distant second priority.

So; when the President of the US made a statement about focussing on bipartisanship and civility, I nearly woke up the children from laughing so hard! Let me quote him.

"Not whether we can sit together tonight; but whe…

The Hunt for Hussein

President Barrack Obama, was in the Oval Office wondering what to do about the war in Afganistan, when his telephone rang.

"Hallo, President Obama" a heavily accented voice said. "This is Archie, up ere at the Harp Seal Pub in Badger's Cove, Newfoundland, Canada, eh? I am callin' to tells ya dat we are officially going to help you hunt down that Hussien feller!

"Well Archie," Barrack replied, "This is indeed important news! How big is your army?"

"Right now," said Archie, after a moments calculation "there is myself, me cousin Harold, me next-door-neighbor Mick, and the whole dart team from the pub. That makes eight!"

Barrack paused. "I must tell you Archie that I have one million men in my army waiting to move on my command. What do we need your little army for?"

"Holy jeez," said Archie. "I'll have ta call ya back!" Sure enough, the next day, Archie called again. “Mr. Obama, the wa…

Mutant X - Bed Bugs

There is a mutated creature that is vaguely known to man.
From a dimension, as vast as space and timeless as infinity.
It lives in the middle ground between light and shadow,
between carpet and mattress,
and it lies between the pit of man's fears and a decent night of sleep
This is merely the beginning of it's infestation.
Mutated bed bugs, from an area which we call . . . the Twilight Zone.

Invisible Combat Vehicles

In the age-old pursuit for weaponry and better delivery systems; mankind has pushed the limits of our understanding of scientific research. Most major advances in technology, come from military experimentation; striving for more devastating methods of dispatching enemy combatants, while protecting the soldiers, in the weapon platform. One of the most versatile combat vehicles, the tank; has demonstrated many times throughout recent history, how influential it can be on the battlefield!

The name, "Tank", comes from the initial deployment, by the British army in WWI; in the Battle of Somme. In an attempt to disguise their true identity as weapon delivery systems, the military labelled them as "water carriers" during transport by train to the front-line (covered by canvasses) and referred to as "tanks" (as in "water tank").

The term, is still used by militaries, world-wide.

Over the years, major advances in technology, have allowed for faster, harder…

Corrupt Law

In December, 2010; Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, received the Nobel Peace Prize. He was unable to attend, however, and an empty chair represented him at his own ceremony. The audience rose, and gave a standing ovation for the Humanitarian efforts by Liu, while the camera focussed on the empty wooden chair.

Liu Xiaobo was not able to attend, because he was imprisoned, by Chinese officials for the Humanitarian efforts, he was being recognized for! The Chinese, consider him to be a criminal, for his protest of corrupt, China laws.

The empty chair only symbolizes the persecution, for which he so courageously protested!

The empty chair, was a chilling reminder; how corrupt Chinese law, can be!

The empty chair only proves his point.