Monday, July 29, 2013

On A Monday

 Let's start off.

Obama will never allow the Keystone Pipeline to go through as long as he occupies the Oval Office in spirit:

Gary Doer, Canada's ambassador to the U.S., is disputing U.S. President Barack Obama's claim that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would generate very few jobs.

Doer said he would prefer to rely on a U.S. State Department report that estimates the number of jobs to be created by the pipeline project is 40,000, and not the 2,000 figure used by Obama.

Obama, in an interview with the Sunday New York Times, said only 2,000 positions would be created in the first year or two during the construction of the pipeline, and after that, the job total would dwindle to between 50 and 100 jobs. Obama also told the Times he thought Canada could potentially be doing more to "mitigate carbon release." ...

Doer also disputed Obama's contention that Canada wasn't doing enough to mitigate carbon emissions. He said that Canada and the U.S. are moving in the same direction when it comes to regulating vehicle emissions, which he described as "the largest source of greenhouse gases." 

When it comes to coal, Doer said, Canada is well in advance of the U.S. in relying less and less on electrical generation from coal.

Never send a community organiser (especially one who hates Canada and energy independence) to do a leader's job.

This is what Pope Francis said:

Pope Francis reiterated the Church’s belief that having a homosexual orientation is not sinful but engaging in homosexual acts is. 
“Who am I to judge a gay person of goodwill who seeks the Lord?” he said in response to a question about whether he would accept a celibate, homosexual priest in his diocese.

Homosexual persons are to be fully respected in their human dignity [505] and encouraged to follow God's plan with particular attention in the exercise of chastity[506]. This duty calling for respect does not justify the legitimization of behaviour that is not consistent with moral law, even less does it justify the recognition of a right to marriage between persons of the same sex and its being considered equivalent to the family[507].

Interpret what has already been repeated.

As far as North Korea is concerned, South Korea got a raw deal out of the Korean War. One: the war is not over. Two: who's hungry?

I didn't think monks were permitted to fight:

Riot policemen protect a man, that was accused of trying to hit a Buddhist monk, as a monk tries to punch him after an incident at a polling station, in which voters protested against alleged election irregularities, in Phnom Penh July 28, 2013.

Why Celebrity Apartheid matters:

In a newly-released interview with Rap Radar’s Elliott Wilson, rapper Jay-Z fired back at Harry Belafonte over Belafonte’s criticism that he, among other artists, had “turned [his] back on social responsibility.” Jay-Z responded, “I’m offended by that because first of all, and this is going to sound arrogant, but my presence is charity. Just who I am.

Oh yeah, that's arrogant.

And now, a word on Shark Week:

NOTE: I wish I could claim credit but I cannot.

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