Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Hillary


I knew she was corrupt. But this is as if she thinks she's untouchable. Now it's emerged that since she's been in the Senate, she's procured over a Billion Dollars in government backed financing for her corporate supporters... 64% of whom, have in turn contributed millions to her campaign.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

We're sleepwalking into War


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One of my favorite authors, Dr. Jerry Pournelle has pointedly asked people to read this. It's a warning to each and every one of us that we're losing a war by default, and that our society's opponents know they're at war with us, and are doing everything they can to keep the majority of us from realizing this.

He's referring to a recent speech. The speech's author begins by talking about a book, The Troublesome Young Men, which tells of the days leading up to World War II. There was a group of younger conservatives who were attempting to oppose the appeasement policies that British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was following in his attempts to deal with the coming Nazi threat. These men recognized that Chamberlain's ilk were so deeply desiring to avoid war, that they refused to recognize the reality of Hitler's proven ambitions, or that policies of appeasement would eventually lead to a war even greater than was feared possible. For their efforts these young Tories were severely punished and isolated by Chamberlain and his Conservatives.

There are frightening parallels to today. After six years of a "War on Terror" neither the sponsors nor the funders of many of the acts of terror since have been called to account.

"We need first of all to recognize this is a real war. Our enemies are peaceful when they're weak, are ruthless when they're strong, demand mercy when they're losing, show no mercy when they're winning. They understand exactly what this is, and anybody who reads Sun Tzu will understand exactly what we're living through. This is a total war. One side is going to win. One side is going to lose. You'll be able to tell who won and who lost by who's still standing. Most of Islam is not in this war, but most of Islam isn't going to stop this war. They're just going to sit to one side and tell you how sorry they are that this happened."

Read the speech. The rest of it will bother you too, I hope.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Nanny State's Revenge

I've called Canada a borderline police state before, but it was to make a point, and more tongue in cheek than meant. I'll take that back now. We are becoming a police state and the "People Who Are Supposed to Protect Us" are degenerating into armed thugs who intimidate and persecute the families of those the State disagrees with.


This is Katie. Her Father refused to renew his gun license as a protest, and the Canadian government has stolen their home in reprisal. He's worked and paid his taxes and his bills all his life. He's a productive member of our society.

Katey's father is Bruce Montague, who has been fighting the Liberal Party's Billion Dollar confiscatory Anti-Gun law, C-68 for years. On September 14th 2004, in a as blatant abuse of power as I've ever heard of before, the Ontario governnment seized his house.

Part of the foundation for this was laid in 1982. The elite who rule over us would have a harder time justifying confiscation of private property (firearms or homes) if it weren't for former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

I've ranted before about how Pierre Trudeau's Charter of Rights illegally omitts the right to own property. I'll do it again. As an elitist and former communist, he knew property rights for ordinary citizens couldn't be allowed under the socialist state he was trying to impose on us.
Yet for nearly a thousand years since the MAGNA CARTA the crown has acknowleged the property rights of it's subjects; it also says:

"neither We, nor our Heirs, shall procure or do anything whereby Liberties contained in this Charter shall be infringed or broken; and if anything be procured by any person contrary to the premises, it shall be had of no force nor effect."


After acknowledging the supremacy of the Magna Carta, Trudeau's Charter omits the right to own property. We need to get the people of Canada to realize they've been robbed. Otherwise it's inevitable that more Canadian Patriots like Bruce Montague will feel the heavy hand of police state thuggery.


(thx to the MadOgre for the heads up)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Chinese Trojans on your HardDrive?




The Taipei Times has published reports about 500gb Seagate Harddrives being sold with trojan viruses that upload any data stored on them to Beijing. The affected drives are reportedly Maxtor Basics 500 GB sold as part of a portable HD system, manufactured in Thailand, and sold in Taiwan. The news story did not mention any such compromised HDs sold outside of Taiwan.
I have long been concerned that policy makers in the West appear to be oblivious to the threat Communist China poses to both our security and economic well being. Like the Soviets and the Nazis before them, China's rulers see themselves not only as the center of Human history, but also the future dominant political and economic power on earth.

Chinese espionage in the west has only been sporadically covered in the midstream media; Hell, they gave the Clintons a complete pass on their questionable connections.

Format format format those cheap new hard drives...

Thx to Dr. Jerry Pournelle for the link.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Gun Control Affects Crime

...but not how you might think.



This should be shown in Schools. Thanks Roger, for the link. Here in Canada it seems that the RCMP want ordinary citizens to be helpless.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Stuff you almost Never See in the Papers


I was shopping with my mother and sister a couple of weeks ago, when I walked past this Edmonton Journal headline: CANADIANS ROUT TALIBAN. I've been reading about the coalition (and Canada's) successes against the Taliban in Afghanistan from non-traditional news sources for quite sometime, but this midsteam media headline was a surprise. The Liberal Journal seems to usually print only stories that seem to me to be designed to damage morale and sway Canadian public opinion against participation in the recovery and rebuilding of Afghanistan. No doubt the regular editor at the Journal was sick or something, and this story was printed.

Maybe it's catching. Today's Sun carried on the GLOBAL watch page the headline: AMBUSH ENDS BADLY FOR TALIBAN. The Sun news wire reported that a Nato-led force was ambushed yesterday in southern Afghanistan but suffered no losses. The story reported that the Taliban lost "dozens of insurgents" and attempted to hide in a residential area. I'm usually skeptical of what appears to be "newsrelease" reporting, but we can be reasonably certain there weren't any coalition casualties- that would have been reported in the midstream media for sure.

Meanwhile, another milestone was ignored by the midstream media: the 10,000th act of Islamic-based terrorism since 9/11.


Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks  Since 9/11

I've had the opportunity to meet a few people who claim to be moderate muslims; Muslim by choice. Some are very likeable guys, Veterans of honorable service with the U.S. military. But when the topic turns to issues like this, they get very hot and very angry.
My response is that either they've been lied to, or we've been been lied to about what Islam really is. But I'll buy into their viewpoint only after it's as Safe to open a Jewish Synagogue in Tehran or Medina as it is to open a Mosque in Edmonton or New York.

Who knows, that day may come.

Ordinary Sunni Iraqi's have been banding together in revolt against the Al-Qaida terrorists in Iraq. Baghdad's largest Sunni Cleric's group, The Association of Muslim Scholars, has condemed the actions of these ordinary citizens who've acted to protect themselves by doing things like capturing suicide bombers and holding them until the authorities arrived. Associated Press reported Yesterday that after accusing the Association of Muslim Scholars of actively supporting Al-Qaida, the Iraqi government seized control of their headquarters.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

registration = confiscation

I was really surprised to read that this happened in America. It's the kind of shit I'd have expected to read about here in Canada.

During the hurricane Katrina emergency, when looting and lawlessness became rampant, the police were ordered to begin seizing firearms from law abiding citizens. Geezus, what about the fucking criminals???????



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-taU9d26wT4


Comment (November 10th) by the MadOgre:
FACT: Democrats are gun grabbers. As for your reference to the New Orleans confiscations: You are right. It did happen under a Republican President's watch. But it also ended under the same and it was ordered by Democrats in charge at the local level. As soon as something happened, PRESTO – the Democrats ordered the guns seized. Look at similar mass disasters in other areas where the Republicans are in charge... oh, say... ANY of the other last major floods in the last 20 years. They did not stick their hands out demanding FEMA give them money. They did not throw a hissy fit and start seizing guns. They just simply rolled up their sleeves and got to work.



Thanks George.

Friday, November 02, 2007

On November 11th...

Take 2 minutes. Please.


Pounder, Thanks for reminding me.
The musician is Terry Kelly.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Poliltical Issues hinge on Bullshit

Sadly, this is funny because it's so damn true.


"If it wasn't for the media, there'd be a lot less Bullshit in these elections"
The Onion



Poll: Bullshit Is Most Important Issue For 2008 Voters

Monday, October 29, 2007

Call Centre Outsourcing

hmmm. Notice that more and more services are outsourcing their call-centre services?

A good friend of mine who was feeling depressed just told me he called a suicide hotline.

He was put through to a 'call center' in Pakistan.

He explained that he was feeling suicidal.

They were very excited at this news and wanted to know if he could drive a truck or fly an airplane....

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

I said what I said


I've experienced this too, but to a much lesser extent. Thanks to my buddy Gerry for showing me this one.

CBC bias - today's Stats Canada Income story


Further to the Stats Canada post below, I found it interesting to hear the midstream media's interpretation. Were they concerned that our economy is not producing prosperity at anywhere near the level of our nearest neighbors? Well, at least they mentioned it.

Tax-payer funded CBC predictably made the most about who pays what taxes. Apparently it's Nationally newsworthy that somewhere in Canada, in the 2.8 Million Plus range, there were about 100 people who's business losses or other expenses exceeded their incomes, and they paid no tax.

Oh My GAwd. What a disaster.

On CBC Radio One the news story at the top of the 6 oclock hour emphasized how much richer than the rest of the taxpayers the top 5% are, and that the top 1 percent nearly doubled their incomes over last year. The 95-percenters apparently barely made any gains. I could hear the triumphant emotion in his voice as the CBC reporter hit what he thought was the high point of this story: that the rich are paying a larger precentage of taxes than they were a few years ago.

Top 5% of income


Pity the poor Canadians.
Not poor- as in broke. Poor because their economy labors under the bloated burden of a high-tax regime needed to support it's struggling welfare state. That's a mouthful eh?
Well Statistics Canada just released figures showing that the top 5% of earners here, lag way way way behind the top 5% in the United States.
In Canada, get this, you're officially rich if you make more than $89,000 per year. Gimme a break.
By comparison, in the more lightly tax-burdened U.S., the top 5% starts at $165,000.

Don't expect any huge improvement in that comparison in the years to come either. As I've remarked earlier, Canadians have been thoroughly brainwashed into thinking of Government as the Mother of All Solutions. If the voters don't catch on to this whole 'cause and effect' thing, the nation will end up taxing itself into penury trying to pay for new and better government solutions to whatever ails us.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Random News

Two news stories caught my attention this morning; the first wasn't really news but the 2nd made me laugh.

1st, the Sun Newspapers thought it was news when bureaucrats in the Federal Government released a paper proving the last Liberal Government knew the Kyoto accord would not be implementable. This is news?????? Shit. Tomorrow they'll probably announce the discovery of Mars.


2nd, RCMP have arrested a 36 year old Nigerian refugee in Winnipeg for conning a Senior Citizen out of $30,000 with the Nigerian Inheritance Email Con. Not only does Winnipeg suck, (it has the highest sales records in 2006 for 7-Eleven Slurpys) but it's also the home of one of the only people in North America who hadn't heard about the Nigerian Email scam.
Toluwalade Alonge Owolabi of Toronto was arrested in Winnipeg when he went to the victim's house to pick up more money. The victim, who has remained unnamed, had already wired $30,000 to a Bank in Ghana. The money was supposed to help pay for the release of a 1.5 million dollar inheritance.
Guess what?
No inheritance and no refunds. Ghanan officials refuse to cooperate in the return of the victims money. No kidding. This is Africa, it's probably already been stolen by the aforementioned officials.
Will Owolabi be convicted? Will he actually serve time? Will his refugee claim be denied? Will he be deported? Frankly it's too much to hope that some Magoo Judge in the Canadian Injustice system won't let this dickhead go on his own recognizance.
It's also pollyannish to hope this is the only guy behind all the Nigerian email scams.

Do us a favour if you will; Should you see Toluwalade Alonge Owolabi wandering the streets please kick him in the nuts and tell him to emigrate to China for the good of our society, hmmm?

Today's New Car Joke. Thx Roger.

Found this at Roger's site. What a neat playground he's got.

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Bill and I bought a new car and returned to the dealer the next day because we couldn't get the radio to work. The salesman explained that the radio was voice activated. "Nelson," the salesman said to the radio. The radio replied, "Ricky or Willie?" "Willie!" he continued and "On The Road Again" came from the speakers. Then he said, "Ray Charles!", and in an instant "Georgia On My Mind" replaced Willie Nelson. We drove away happily, and for the next few days, every time we'd say, "Beethoven," We'd get beautiful classical music, and if we said, "Beatles," we'd get one of their awesome songs. Yesterday, a couple ran a red light and nearly creamed our car but we swerved in time to avoid them, yelling, "Ass Holes!" Immediately the French National Anthem began to play, sung by Hillary and Bill Clinton, backed up by Michael Moore & The Dixie Chicks, with Nancy Pelosi on drums.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

A Top Ten List:

What not to put in a Love Letter. I'm shamefacedly stealing this from here. I don't know if it was written by Dan, Wilford or Avanoo, but it's worth repeating.


(Image by John Cox)


Last night, for the first time in years, I read through some old love letters, which spanned ten years – from junior high school through college.

Strangely, I remember many of my letters being profound and funny. I remember wondering, after I’d written them, how any of the recipients could possibly resist me. Now, years later, I don’t know how any of those girls put up with me.

I’ve used lessons from those old love letters to construct an important top ten list – the top ten things NOT to write in a love letter. Given my history, I plead with you to take my advice at your own risk. Here it goes:

1. Wordplay isn’t play when it makes you nauseous: “I am so in love with u! Not with the letter u. But with u!”

2. Your past relationships usually aren’t a turn-on for your present fling. “My last girlfriend was a basket case… but you seem very mentally stable.”

3. Don’t write poetry when you’re not a poet. “Pecan pie. Why oh why. Did I choose you for dessert. I would have rather crossed the desert. If not for your doughy boobs.”

4. Don’t spell important words wrong. “When I look into you’re eyes… I see a reflection of myself.”

5. Don’t write anything that comes off as self-absorbed: “When I look into you’re eyes… I see a reflection of myself.”

6. Don’t put your (roommate’s) cologne on a handwritten letter to a girl who is allergic to that cologne: “Were you trying to kill me?”

7. Don’t write stuff that puts your sexuality into question (unless that’s what you want): “I’ve seen other guys in the locker room, and…”

8. Don’t talk about fifteen kids: “Sometimes I think I want to have fifteen kids with you!”

9. Don’t belittle demons. “I know your anorexia thing sucks, but it’s really not that big a deal.”

10. Don’t quote the wrong Shakespeare line: “Draw thy tool. My naked weapon is out.”

A final thought: I am so sorry to the girls who had to endure my love letters. This list is a consolation… so that the lessons from my mistakes can be heeded by others and, perhaps, put to good use!

Some of the comments were good too. See the original at Avanoo.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Michelle's Waitress' guide for TIPs.

Yesterday Son#1 and I went for lunch at the restaurant in Fort Saskatchewan where Daughter#1 works. It's a nicer restaurant than the Boston Pizza she used to work at, but she says the tips aren't as good. She is waitressing this summer to make extra money for college, which she leaves for in two more weeks. The food was great.
While we were there, four 30-something french guys took a table. They were mostly dressed well, but this morning my daughter said they were dirty-mouthed and lewd. She said she was worried at the time that I'd overhear them and go over and make a scene.

Damn right I'd have gone over there and made a scene. Good thing I didn't hear those f*ckers. On top of that they spent $80 and only tipped her two bucks.

That led to a discussion this morning about how customers tip. Here's a summation of what she said.


My Daughter's rules (expectations) for Tips:
  • Old guys alone tip pretty good. They tend to flirt. But it's kind of sad sometimes, having to put up with the way the worse ones undress you with their eyes.
  • Old guys in groups tip well too.
  • Old couples don't. Not sure if the old ladies are jealous or what.
  • Yet a group of little old ladies together will tip well if you joke around and get on well with them.
  • Middle aged guys who're alone are usually cheap.
  • Middle aged guys in groups are pretty good, unless they're french. Then the tips suck and you still have to put up with the stares and dirty suggestions.
  • Oilpatch labourers like Pipeliners are 50-50 unless they're regulars. Then they tip great.
  • Pregnant women are poor tippers. We try to be extra nice to them because we know they don't always feel well, But so far they've usually been miserable and often complain. They shouldn't be let out of their house.
  • Teens and student boys don't know they're supposed to tip, and so usually don't.
  • High school girls and female students in groups tip well too.
  • It's always fun to have your friends come in because you know you're gonna get a good tip.
  • Co-workers tips suck, but waitresses from other restaurants tip ok.
  • I really like big groups of drunk people. They usually tip great.
  • Dealing with families with little kids is hard on a waitress. The kids want what they want, the parents want you to listen to them, and the parents are usually so tired by the trial of chasing their kids that they lose patience with the waitress and tend not to tip.
  • Try to get the customers to compliment the food. If the Chef comes out and thanks the customer for complimenting his efforts, the tips are always good.
By the way, if you're in one of her cheap categories and do tip well, good for you. But stereotypes don't arise without a reason, so you're an exception ok?

Monday, August 13, 2007

NASA kills Global Warming Movement

A month ago the title for this blog entry would have been wistful thinking, today it is merely jumping the gun. I nearly wrote something about this story last week, but held off, as I was curious to see first if the midstream media would pick it up, or ignore it. Sadly, after a week, I only see editorials and opinion pieces like these from the National Post, Digital Journal, the Sun newspapers, and Investors.com.



If you're reading this, you probably already know that in late July or early August NASA quietly tried to correct faulty temperature data that supported the Human-caused Global Warming fraud. Al Gore used this data in his propaganda film, 'An Inconvenient Truth,' which purported to prove 7 of the 10 hottest years in the last 100 were after 1995. A Y2K bug in the data was discovered by Canadian researcher Steve McIntyre who published his findings on his website, www.climateaudit.org. McIntyre's website was subsequently crashed by pro-kyoto activists. (In 2003, McIntyre, along with economist Ross McKitrick demolished the IPCC's infamous hockeystick graph that suposedly proved there was a huge spike in global temperatures in the late 20th century.) The new data shows that five of the hottest 10 years were before World War II, and only 3 years in the last 10 were among the warmest: 1998, 1999, and 2000. But the warmest year was 1934.

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Another scandal the global warming hysterics would like to ignore is that many of the weather stations utilized by the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (G.I.S.S.) for their pro-global warming data are not scientifically reliable. Veteran meteorologist Anthony Watts has been traveling the continent examining these weather stations for himself; and guess what? So far many of the 227 sites he's examined so far have been incorrectly sited next to urban heat bubbles like waste treatment plants.

It's comes as absolutely no surprise to me that when contacted directly about this, the director of the G.I.S.S. and global warming hysteric James Hansen said he is not concerned about the long-term reliability of his institutes temperature readings.

I guess he's taken a page from global warming's high priest, Al Gore, who has publicly stated that it's ok to mislead the public in order to further the global warming cause.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Another attempt to Stifle Debate

Roy Jones' attack on Gibbons Town Councilor James Rollison’s judgement for writing a letter to the editor questioning the science behind today's global warming hysteria is a typical response of the climate change lobby. It’s exactly the sort of thing the climate change hysterics do whenever dissenting opinions are raised:

-marginalize the global warming dissenter;
-misrepresent what the global warming dissenter said;
-and attempt to stifle debate by claiming the matter is settled.

First, Roy questioned James Rollison's acceptance of climatologist Dr. Tim Ball as an authority on the climate. A discerning reader might find it odd that Jones so blithely dismisses the credentials of a Climatologist, and favors two enviromental activists: Retired geneticist David Suzuki and Mamologist Tim Flannery. I’ll be perfectly happy to accept at face value the rantings of Dr. Suzuki or Tim Flannery if we’re debating the genetics of fruit flies or habits of Kangaroos and other Australian marsupials. I'll also grant Suzuki credibility in the subject of being a media celebrity. The subject here however, is climate change.

This is exactly the kind of frippery the UN Panel on climate change relied upon to pad their list of scientists who supposedly supported their re-written ICC report: Yes, their signatures were on the report, but it’s old news now that most were not climatologists. How many were biologists, sociologists, and political scientists? Dr. Ball’s name was on that list, at first without his knowledge, and later against his will.

Roy Jones wants you to disregard this climatologist’s learned opinion because he “has a history of being a climate change denier.” That doesn't change the fact that Dr. Ball is a climatologist who is speaking out on issues within his professional area of expertise.

In his effort to discredit Dr. Ball's credibility before your readers, Roy Jones misrepresented him as a climate change denier. Dr. Tim Ball doesn’t deny climate change is occurring. Any elementary school child knows the climate has changed over time. They learn very early about the ice ages, and that the climate during the age of the Dinosaurs differed from the climate today. Roy Jones was falsely putting words into Dr. Balls mouth.

Secondly, Dr. Ball’s position is that there is little or no scientific evidence that human activities are causing climate change. It’s a historical fact that the IPCC has not yet, after several years of alarmist reports, ever produced any scientific proof that humanity is causing climate change. The best they have so far are computer models that cannot even mimic historical changes when programmed with the climate data from the recent past.

Finally, earlier this summer bloggers discovered that NASA’s climate data contained a y2k error, and that the agency had quietly corrected years of bad data. Global Warming hysterics can no longer claim that 9 of the 10 warmest years of the twentieth century were after 1995. 4 of the top ten hottest years were in the 1930s, and only 3 of the hottest years were in the last ten. The data can be seen for yourself at this NASA website:

NASA’s New Figures: http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs/Fig.D.txt
NASA covers up evidence that it’s data collection was faulty:
http://www.dailytech.com/New+Scandal+Erupts+over+NOAA+Climate+Data/article8347.htm
NASA quietly corrects faulty data that supported Global Warming: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2007/08/09/did-media-or-nasa-withhold-climate-history-data-changes-public

Don’t hold your breath waiting for the national media to carry this story either.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Seen today at the foot of the Alaska Highway

This old guy passed me and Son#2 about 250 miles North West of Edmonton this afternoon.

He had an ear to ear grin and looked like he was at least 80 years old.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Crown wimps out - No Dangerous Offender Status for Whitmore



Last summer, After a week-long manhunt and 10 hour standoff, police captured a long-term habitual pedophile with two boys he'd abducted.
They caught him with the boys.
In the Act.
Well, kidnapping if not actually buggering them. They've got the boys testimony of the way he abducted them, threatened their lives, confined them unlawfully, and raped them.

So why the hell did crown prosecutor Anthony Gerein accept a plea-bargain that keeps Pedophile Peter Whitmore from being declared a dangerous offender?

That's right. Whitmore struck a deal so that in exchange for pleading guilty, he'll get a so-called Life Sentence and a chance for parole after 7 years... -and no Dangerous Offender Designation.

Who screwed up? What's wrong with the evidence? Is Gerein just incompetent, or does he actually believe his pollyannish statement to the press that Whitmore's life sentence "essentially achieves the same goal"??!!!????
Every junior high social studies student knows that a Canadian "life sentence" is NEVER that long, and that the dangerous offender status was introduced in part because of that.

A news story on CTV's website has a list of Whitmore's past history of repeat offenses:

For his sex crimes against five boys, aged 11 to 13, he was sentenced to 16 months in addition to six months' time served, and three years probation. He was released on July 29, 1994, after serving two-thirds of his sentence, with strict orders to avoid contact with children under 14.

Within nine days, he was on the prowl again, this time in Guelph, Ont., where he posed as a worker in child protective services and managed to trick a mother into turning over her eight-year-old girl. He took her to Toronto, where he forced her to perform sexual acts on him before sending her home in a taxi.

Another victim was a boy, 9, who lived next door to Whitmore in Keswick, Ont., and was talked into a sleepover. "(The victim) would say no or stop, it would stop, but then Peter Whitmore would offer money and ask to do it again,'' the court document states. "That occurred a few times over the course of the one night in question.''

For those two crimes, invitation to sexual touching and sexual interference, Whitmore was sentenced to 56 months in prison and prohibited from contact with young children.

Even his cellmate at Millhaven Institution, near Kingston, Ont., was disturbed by some of Whitmore's behaviour.

"I know he needs help,'' reported the inmate. "He would stand six inches from TV and stare at kids. He would even touch the screen where the kid's private parts were. I remember one time when he told me that women were nothing but trouble.''

Back then, he'd admitted to prison psychologist Bruce Malcolm that he'd had 10 or 11 "what he considered 'relationships' with boys mainly under the age of 12.'' He didn't co-operate with treatment programs in any serious way. Malcolm found Whitmore a high risk to reoffend.


Hear that Gerein? "A High Risk to Reoffend."

Whitmore's lawyer, Merv Shaw, said that Whitmore would have a glimmer of hope "he might get out."

Apparently this is ok with Crown Prosecutor Gerein.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

More Muslim Extremists

Saw this today on "Exposing Islam."


One bomber in this news story was described as a father of two. Repeatedly, (aside from being Muslim Immigrants or the children of Muslim Immigrants) these fanatics appear as otherwise regular citizens. Britains Prime Minister, Mr. Bean Gordon Brown has ordered a review of the recruitment process for Britain's national health service.
I'll wager money there are many influental people in Her Majesty's government who will insist they not pay special attention to Muslims or Middleastern applicants.

Unbelievably, there are still people in the west who think this is a religion of Peace.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

This might be fun - Edmonton Soaring Club

Passing through Chipman today, I spied some of the guys from the Edmonton Soaring club enjoying the sunny Alberta sunshine. I stopped to talk with them and take a few photos. These pics were edited with the free online picture editor at http://snipshot.com/





Wednesday, July 11, 2007

PM Gordon Brown: Lookin like Mr.Bean

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I had hopes for this guy. But today I read that he's got the anti-common sense sickness bad. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has banned his ninnisters from using the word "Muslim" in connection with Terrorist incidents.

hmmm. Britons have suffered from terrorism in the past from several different sources, but only a f*cking idiot couldn't fail to notice that the most recent convicted terrorists in the UK were, with names like Muktar Said Ibrahim, Yassin Omar Ramzi Mohammed Hussein Osman, not Christians, Buddhists, or Confucists or Californian-New-Age-freakoids. duhh.

What a wanker.

(cartoon image courtesy cox&forkum)

Thursday, July 05, 2007

safety nazis strike again - ban ice cream trucks



There was a time when Canada earned the respect of other nations through the deeds of her citizens. Rugged, tough-minded pioneers carved their farms, homes and lives out of a vast wilderness, often with no one to rely on but themselves.

Contrast that with the recent Canadian copy of the American tv show ‘Survivor.’ "Pioneer," it was called or some other such name, where our intrepid Canuck contestants were dropped off in the wilds of Manitoba to live like our homesteading forefathers of the 18th and 19th centuries. Most people don’t even remember it. I watched a little of that forgettable show, and the single strongest image I took from it was of one contestant sitting on the ground in utter exhaustion, sobbing, “I can’t do this anymore...”

It was a great moment in Canadian television they tell me. Bah!

Today’s Toronto Globe and Mail had a front page story about a Squamish Nation mother on Vancouver Island, upset with her family and community’s losing struggle with obesity and diabetes has chosen to fight in what is now, sadly, the Canadian way: try to use the Government to fix it. Doris Paul has managed to get three communities on Vancouver Island’s North shore to ban ice cream trucks, (apparently because people can't be trusted to eat icecream in moderation on the streets.) Why is it that more and more Canucks think it’s the Government’s job to fix society? (I'll give Doris Paul credit for changing her family's diet, but why oh why does she feel the compulsion to impose her foodnazi-view on others????)

Here’s some more examples:

· In 1987 I served on the traffic safety committee of the city of Fort St. John, B.C.. There, the poor, deluded, NDP-voting parents of that city had managed to get most of the residential streets declared playground zones. When I was a child, my parents taught me not to play in the street. What the f*ck is wrong with parents in Fort St. John?

· I now live in a community of 3,500 people just past the Edmonton city limits. In communities all across this nation people safely drive 50 kph (30 mph) in residential areas. Except here, where nervous parents have lowered the speed limit to 40kph.

· As more and more city people move into rural subdivisions, you begin to see more and more go-slow zones on highways in the middle of nowhere. Near here, is a two mile stretch of rural highway in Parkland county that has a 80kph speed limit because of nearby nervous parents in a subdivision a quarter of a mile off the highway. (link is to a map)

For pete’s sake, whatever happened to teaching your kids to stay the hell off the road? No, their first reaction is to demand a Government fix. Not only do Government fixes cost taxpayers money, but they tend to impose greater and greater interferences in our lives.

Not that Doris Paul probably cares about the tax thing, I'll bet she doesn't pay taxes anyway.
Doris Paul, you're a wanker.

MS planned obsolecence


Wrote a blog entry on my work notebook today, it came with office2007. I've just now discovered that I can't use it for material I need to share with my XPdesktop at home. .docx isn't backwards compatible with wordpad on my xp system. It looks like this:

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There's no readable txt anywhere in the document except the bits that say:
"word/document.xml" and shit like that.

It's a little thing, but I'll have to go back to work, reopen the document, and save it in frickin notepad or something. I'm buying a new pc later this summer, but this bit of deliberate planned obsolecence earns the dickwads at Microsoft NO BROWNIE POINTS with this consumer.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Don't reward the Militants



“There’s only two ways to deal with white people, to have an effective resolution of the issues. You either pick up a gun and deal with the issue, or you stand between the white man and his money. On June 29, we’re going to stand between the white man and his money.” -- Terrence Nelson of the Roseau River First Nation in Manitoba who is taking the railroad blockade threat beyond Eastern Ontario, to Western Canada, if native land claims are not resolved. In his words:
- quoted from a CBC National News TV Report

Dear Prime Minister Harper,

As a citizen of this country, as a taxpaying, self-employed participant in our economy, as a voter, and as a member of the conservative party I respectfully request, nay, I demand that our government not roll over and give in to their planned day of extortion. Despite all the high-sounding rhetoric about justice and poverty from Phil Fontaine and the other 'professional indian lobbyists ' this entire effort is about money, circumvention of the democratic process, access to power, and the use of force to impose their agenda of extortion on the rest of Canada.

Remember Pavlov's dogs?

After Oka and Ipperwash and Caledonia this special interest group has learned that occupation, a blockade, and the threat of armed violence buys money, land, and virtual immunity from prosecution. At least, to the rest of Canada, that's how it looks.

Don't reward these economic terrorists with more money. Don't continue to reward this special interest group for continuing to break the laws of this land with impunity. They are becoming more and more militant, and should not be encouraged. The Federal Government already gives them almost as much money as the Department of National Defense.

For over 30 years now, successive Liberal Governments have increased and increased spending on this racial group, pouring money and manpower into programs and handouts.
The result?
All this welfare support has hurt them. Greater than ever levels of despair, abuse, alienation, alcoholism, criminal behavior, FAS, welfare dependancy, and now militantism. Their idea of self-improvement is to demand more money from the taxpayers! Demand it!

Lets stop perpetuating this bullshit. We need to call for the Government to stop abusing the first nations people with my taxpayer money. They've had enough.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Robert Mitchum was right

This is a great clip.  The liberal surrender monkeys
on youtube sh*t all over him for this one...


Mitchum was being interviewed after he'd been to South
Vietnam, during the Vietnam war. The reporters asked,
"should we pull out?"

Mitchum said No. You can't pull out of the human race.

The reporters pushed him for an alternative to staying
in Vietnam.

Since the avowed purpose of the communists was to invade
and take over South Vietnam, (and ultimately as much of
the world as they could) and they refused to live peace-
fully with us, we're obliged to push the button and wipe
them out.

He wasn't arguing for genocide. He was pointing out that
the alternative to staying in the war was far more hor-
rible. Giving in to the communists wasn't an option.

"You can't pull out of the human race." He was arguing
that it's America's duty to help the South Vietnamese keep
their country. That if America abandoned them, America
would be in part responsible for the millions of potential
murders the communists would commit as they spread through
South East Asia. ( Mitchum was proven right. We eventually
pulled out, and the commies killed millions )

In other words, you can't share a house with a rabid dog.
If you should be so stupid as to try to live peacefully
with a rabid dog, it'll bite you and your family, and you'll
all die. Period.

I believe the same is true today of radical islam.

Friday, June 15, 2007

another gratuitous blonde joke

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A few days ago I was having some work done at my local garage. A blonde came in and asked for a seven-hundred-ten. We all looked at each other and another customer asked, "What is a seven-hundred-ten?" She replied, "You know, the little piece in the middle of the engine, I have lost it and need a new one.." She replied that she did not know exactly what it was, but this piece had always been there. The mechanic gave her a piece of paper and a pen and asked her to draw what the piece looked like. She drew a circle and in the middle of it wrote 710. He then took her over to another car which had its hood up and asked "is there a 710 on this car?" She pointed and said, "Of course, its right there." (click link)


(thx Roger!)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Fear of Police? Not very Canadian, eh?

From Toronto today there's story about how the 3 survivors of a fatal shooting know who did it, but are refusing to identify the killers to police.

"The three surviving victims of a brazen weekend shooting in northwest Toronto are refusing to co-operate with police, even though one of their friends was killed in the incident... Residents in the Rexdale... said they stick to the "no snitching" code of silence because they don't trust police and fear retaliation."

Tough shit. I've said it before, if the victims are covering up for the criminals they're fricking accessories: Charge the so-called victims if they won't assist the police investigation.

Is it an earmark of Canadian tradition to not trust the police? No. By and large we believe we have the right to expect our police to be largely free of the taint of corruption which plagues so many third-world police forces. It's in many parts of Asia and Latin America that you fear the police. How surprised would you be to learn the gang-plagued neighborhood of Rexdale has a huge immigrant component?

Fear of retaliation? Sadly, The liberals have successfully criminalized self-defense, so Canadians have little choice in these matters but to go to the police. We are defenseless in the face of violent crime, it seems that's what the government wants. That liberal dumb-ass, Ontario Premier Mcginty is even using this killing as an excuse to call for tougher gun-laws. Riiiight Dalton, I'll bet you a million dollars and a hundred innocent bystanders that the weapons used in the killings weren't obtained in a law-abiding manner anyway. Moron.

The media is, as usual, bending over backwards not to mention race or immigration. I'm not blaming immigration. I'm not against immigration. But the greatest peaceful case of mass immigration in our history was during the last century, when immigrants were expected to ASSIMILATE into their new society, and become citizens of their new countries, -and not expatriate Whatever-Canadians.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

I'm Voting for RightHandGirl


Here's a link to the smartest blonde I've ever seen... (next to Ann Coulter.)
Anyway, Cynthia is right on. I especially liked this one, where she pwns Al Gore.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Support our troops

Mike, a buddy of mine on the CrazyCanuck's clansite posted links to two sites where you could order "Support our Troops" items for your car or yard. I live pretty close to the Edmonton Garrison, and I see many stickers and car magnets around. A number of local retailers carry them.

But I was in the central part of the province last week and only saw one vehicle with one. So for those of you who aren't afraid to make their views known, here's Mike's links:

Canadian:
http://www.calgarymfrc.ca/ds_yellow_ribbon.htm

American:
http://www.supportusa.org/support_usa_wristbands.htm

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Reading this one. You should too

I've been reading Gateway Pundit, a blog mostly concerned with Islam's attempts to Islamicize the west. You should too.

stanley cup training


Ok, the Stanley Cup is over, won by the Anaheim Ducks. I found some video of their special skate-training technique.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Truth about your Mouse

This is too rich! I found some neat shit today.

First, From fellow crazy canuck Pounder, The Truth about how your mouse cursor works:



This guy blogs about h9ow he HATES dIGItal rights Management!



Some guys in California made a life-size Mousetrap Game:

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Mapleflag2007


Here are some photos from Cold Lake, Canada. Click on the photo to see it full size. Every year numerous NATO countries participate in Maple Flag exercises in Northern Alberta.
The Search and Rescue Griffin Helicopter in the photo above flew right overhead, on it's way out to the the exercise site. This is one of the most dramatic photos I've ever taken.

The DND is kind enough to keep an observation area open to the general public next to runway 13R. For mil aviation enthusiasts, this is way cool. Here's some more pics:

This CF-18 bears the Hawk emblem used by 409 Squadron, and goes back at least as far as when they flew the CF-101 Voodoo. (check out the DND photo half way down the page on that link).

Take a good look. The U.S. Navy's EA-6 Prowler is going to be retired from active duty soon, to be replaced by the Growler, based on the Super Hornet.


This was a great shot. All thanks to the pilot, Capt. "Commodore"T.A.Tack for being so obliging. I have to wonder if that's his real name and initials or just a joke on the rest of us.


You don't see the French Mirage F-1 in North America very often.


Another F-1.


And lastly, I was very happy to catch the afterburner shockwaves behind this Belgian F-16.
Email me if you want to use any of these photos. No fee for use, I merely want credit and to know how they're used.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Today's Politically Incorrect Post...


...Came from my wife. She'd gotten an email from someone at the school where she works poking fun at the mental-gymnastics necessary to buy into the whole 'politically correct' language thing. Sadly, this truly funny email is grounds for getting fired in a contemporary school system, so I'm not saying anymore about this email's origins.

I find it sad too, that the biggest workplace bugaboo of the 1990s, sexual discrimination, is now a pale spectre next to the 21st century's big taboo - tellling the truth about the dangers of multiculturalism. Interesting there's no religious referrences in this email either.

New approved politically correct terms:
Due to the Climate of
fear political correctness now pervading our society, Kentuckians, Tennesseans and West Virginians will no longer be referred to as "HILLBILLIES."
You must now refer to them as APPALACHIAN-AMERICANS.

Furthermore, it has come to the school board's attention that it is becoming harder and harder to talk about other people without violating their offensensitivity, so the following guidlines have been announced:

And furthermore....

HOW TO SPEAK ABOUT WOMEN AND BE POLITICALLY CORRECT:

1 She is not a "BABE" or a "CHICK" - She is a "BREASTED AMERICAN".

2. She is not "EASY" - She is "HORIZONTALLY ACCESSIBLE".

3. She is not a "DUMB BLOND" - She is a "LIGHT-HAIRED DETOUR OFF THE
INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY".

4. She has not "BEEN AROUND" - She is a "PREVIOUSLY-ENJOYED COMPANION".

5 . She does not "NAG" you - She becomes "VERBALLY REPETITIVE".

6. She is not a "TWO-BIT HOOKER" - She is a "LOW COST PROVIDER".

HOW TO SPEAK ABOUT MEN AND BE POLITICALLY CORRECT:

1. He does not have a "BEER GUT" - He has developed a "LIQUID GRAIN
STORAGE FACILITY".

2. He is not a "BAD DANCER" - He is "OVERLY CAUCASIAN".

3. He does not "GET LOST ALL THE TIME" - He "INVESTIGATES ALTERNATIVE
DESTINATIONS".

4. He is not "BALDING" - He is in "FOLLICLE REGRESSION".

5. He does not act like a "TOTAL ASS" - He develops a case of
"RECTAL-CRANIAL INVERSION".

6. It's not his "CRACK" you see hanging out of his pants - It's "REAR
CLEAVAGE".



Today's Racist/sexist/Politically incorrect Post.

Ok, this isn't the post I intended when I wrote the title, but damn-


...Isn't that the hairiest guy you've ever seen?

Friday, May 18, 2007

What's wrong with the Gun Registry


Jamie Hall of the Edmonton Journal wrote today on page B2 a story about a new NATIONAL BICYCLE REGISTRY. Internet Based, it can be accessed anywhere in Canada.
It's available in both Official Languages. With little or no advertising, it's accumulated some 4000 registrations. The cost is entirely borne by user-fees of $25 per bicycle. That means so far, it's grossed about a hundred thousand dollars for the three sisters from Richmond Hill, Ontario, who started the registry three years ago.

This is something the Federal Government and the Ministry of Injustice need to examine very closely. With their own resources, these sisters have done something that the Federal Liberals and their gun-hating ilk have been unable to achieve with the force of law, a billion of our tax dollars, and thousands of fat and sleek well-paid civil servants: A workable, national registry.

Using the model developed by Kate, Jane and Trish Renwick, the government could hire them for about 175 million dollars. (that's assuming an estimated 7 million gun guns at $25 per firearm). (source: Justice Minister Allan Rock, Standing committee on Justice and Legal Affairs, April 24,1995)

This seems like a good argument for firing the civil service and privatizing the government.

For that kind of money I'd run the damn thing. Just pay me 175 million dollars once; I'd be good for at least twenty years... that is, if I supported the concept of gun control in general. I don't.



What kind of idiot expects criminals to register their guns? Canadian Gun control has failed in it's avowed goal to prevent crime. Hand guns, the weapon of choice in most gun crimes, have been registered and restricted in Canada since the 1930s. Most handguns used by criminals weren't registered any way. All gun control does is inconvenience the law abiding and encourage disarmament of the general population.

Gun control in Canada, as practiced for the last decade, implies eventual disarmament of the population through confiscation. Canada tossed away nearly a thousand years of property rights inherited from Common Law when former communist party member Pierre Trudeau, as a Liberal Prime Minister, foisted a Charter of Rights and Freedoms upon us in 1982 that lacked any reference to the right to own property.

That's right dear reader. In Canada, a man's home is NOT his castle. Instead of protecting your right to security of property, our constitution enshrines (by omission) the State's right to rip you off. Legalized looting, I think, was what Ayn Rand called it. Until now,it seems the courts and legislatures of the land still sort of respect common law property rights, but there is no constitutional bar to prevent the state from passing confiscatory legislation.

The way in which the Federal Liberal Government set up their billion-dollar gun registry in the early 1990s is in part to blame for the poor participation levels it's experienced. Provisions of the legislation that created the firearms registry allow the police to enter any dwelling they suspect may harbor unregistered firearms, Without a warrant or even probable cause. The police may also steal- I mean, confiscate, without compensation, any citizen's firearm. On top of it all, in spite of an absolutely ridiculous overuse of tax-money, (estimated to reach a billion dollars - holy shit!) the law-abiding had to PAY MONEY to obey the law by registering their guns.

I never met a tax-payer yet, who thought they hadn't already paid enough money to the government.

The only way guns can cause crime is if owning one were a crime. It's PEOPLE who cause crimes. If we went back to what I suggested earlier, a simple registration of PEOPLE with guns, should be enough already. The government already had that in the 1980s, with the old Firearms Acquisition certificate.

I don't give a rats ass if the government knows If I'm a gun owner or not. Most gun owners probably feel the same way.

I have friends who are police officers. When Police respond to that most tense of situations, a domestic disturbance, there's no qualitative difference between knowing the occupants have a long-barrel firearm, or just that they have a permit to own firearms.

And if Prime Minister Harper is reading this, yeah, If you fix the law and put up the cash, I'm serious about running it for you. No union contracts. No pension liabilities. Just me, our 175 million tax-dollars, and whoever I hire to set up and run the thing for me.

I'm taking applications at the email address over there at the top right.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Columbia House Spam - Bad form...


Ok. Here's a warning for you all: Don't join these butthead's club. Not the DVD club, nor the CD club, nor the TV show club.
Wallmart is cheaper.
I joined these assholes' DVD club in a moment of weakness and have been pestered since with negative-option marketing. In other words, If I fail to reply to their monthly post cards I get sent all sorts of movies I didn't ask for, but must pay for.
After fulfilling their obligatory minimum number of FULL-PRICE OR HIGHER purchases we began receiving offers for porn in the mail from Columbia House. So I canceled.
Not only do I still get their junk mail catalogues, but now they visit my email almost daily.
Bastards. Clicking on the junk mail filter is easy. Telling everybody that they're spam-fiskers too is fun.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Hey! I'm Banned in China!



I read recently that Muslims are a people of faith; Jews a people of hope; and Christians a people of love. The author asked if, as a Christian, was I fulfilling Jesus's commandment to love my enemies?

I thought about that. Enemies? Did I have any?

If you stand for nothing, perpetually sit on the fence, neither hot nor cold, then you'll never have any.

But I do. Thank God. Now I gotta figure out how I'm supposed to love them... Without letting them blow up my airplanes, take over my society, and rape my wife and daughter, ( or in the case of the Chinee: take over my economy, run up oil prices, or close down busineses that compete against Chinese interests.)


(cudos to Roger Schlong for the graphic and link)
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P.S. i heard from my buddy the Hordemaster: