Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tuesday Post

Quickly now...

Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals is either incredibly incompetent or knows exactly how bad it looks that she signed off on a sex education program developed by an accused child pornographer, hence, playing stupid (or being stupid).

Why do we need wind turbines anyway?

Politicians and pilots remain concerned that eight wind turbines are still standing with no timeline in place for their removal.

This, despite an order to be removed by Transport Canada because of the risk they pose being too close to the Chatham-Kent municipal airport.

Funny, that's not what you said before:

The New Brunswick charity at the centre of a political firestorm over Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s public-speaking fees this past spring has dropped its request for a refund.
An East Coast charity has asked Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to return a $20,000 fee he was paid to speak at an event in 2012 that flopped.

The much-reviled yet proven not guilty George Zimmerman rescued a family after their vehicle flipped over:

George Zimmerman, who has not been seen publicly since his acquittal in the murder of Trayvon Martin earlier this month, surfaced last week to rescue an unidentified family trapped in an overturned vehicle on a Florida highway, police said Monday.

Sanford Police Department Capt. Jim McAuliffe told Fox News that Zimmerman, 29, was identified by a crash victim as the man who pulled him from the mangled vehicle.

“George Zimmerman pulled me out,” firefighters were told by the unidentified driver, according to McAuliffe.

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office said the single-car accident occurred July 17 at approximately 5:45 pm. and involved a blue Ford Explorer SUV that had left the road and rolled over.

The sheriff's office said there were four occupants inside -- two parents and two children. There were no reports of injuries.

The deputy responding to the crash said that when he arrived, two men -- one of whom was Zimmerman -- had already gotten the family out of the overturned vehicle.

Zimmerman was not a witness to the crash and left after making contact with the deputy, the sheriff's office said.

I think the right thing to do is for Al Sharpton to apologise to George Zimmerman and then hide under a rock. He can take his roving lynch mobs with him.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a baby boy. Good for them.

What, pray, is Natalie Portman to do?

On Tuesday, a unanimous three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that Americans born in Jerusalem cannot put “Israel” as place of birth on their birth certificates. Judge Karen Henderson wrote that the president “exclusively holds the power to determine whether to recognize a foreign sovereign,” and that the president had not recognized Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem. Congress passed a law in 2002 dictating that Americans living in Jerusalem could label their children’s birthplace “Israel,” but the State Department has refused to enforce that law for over a decade.

Related: this is not how peace talks should go:

Secretary of State John Kerry’s Arab-Israeli peace plan appears to have “successfully” entered its pre-negotiations stage with the release of 82 Palestinian terrorists, all of whom have been serving life sentences since 1993.

I'm sure they won't kill again.

 And Jesus answering, said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven.
 And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
 And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.

According to AFP, the Sao Paulo military said the explosive, discovered in a bathroom of the garage at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, was destroyed once it was found. Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the shrine, located between Rio and Sao Paulo, on July 24.

Screw you, would-be terrorist.


Anonymous said...

"Why do we need wind turbines anyway?"

They do have their uses. The issue is they are not nearly as useful, efficient or cost effective as some people claim. A lot more development is needed before that claim can be made.

We shouldn't abandon wind and solar as ways of getting energy. We shouldn't be opposed to them per se, but be opposed to taking money from the people and putting it into projects that are ineffective, wasteful and just trading one negative side effect for another (or several others).

~Your Brother~

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

Solar and wind energy cannot be used for industrial purposes and certainly can't be subsidised as they are now (which should give one a clue as to how efficient they are). What some also don't realise is that these things are land hogs and sometimes break down.

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

I think the rule of thumb should be that if it cannot survive without subsidies (ie- with private money), it should not be used universally.