Monday, August 19, 2013

Monday Post

Quickly now...

The word for "gullible" in Korean is 속기 쉬운  :

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is taking a new approach to defectors who have fled his impoverished and repressive state, promising they will not be harmed if they come home, and even offering cash rewards, according to some in the exile community.

In case one forgets:

Three North Koreans who attempted to cross the border were shot to death over the weekend, a North Korean human rights group said Monday.  ...
The killings occurred a day after North Korea`s new leader Kim Jong Un was appointed supreme commander of the armed forces Friday. Pyongyang has reportedly tightened border controls and increased surveillance over those trying to escape since Kim Jong Il’s death.

Saturday`s deaths were the first killings of border-crossing defectors under the Kim Jong Un government. 

In other news-

While the rest of the world totally ignores the ongoing persecution of Egyptian Copts, including the abuse of nuns, an Egyptian with a Canadian passport is shown to have incredibly questionable ties:

Related:  Islam is a heresy, you MB-supporting twit!

(WARNING: insufferable doucherbaggery therein. Viewer discretion is advised.)

Stephen Harper has been ambivalent about democracy for Arabs. He could not even muster rhetorical outrage at the Egyptian army’s ferocious crackdown. While the world was reacting with fury (cutting off aid and pondering other sanctions), Harper and his Christian crusaders were selectively standing on guard for Christians of Egypt. John Baird extended “deepest sympathies” to the victims of “unconscionable” random attacks on Coptic and other churches.
We should worry about the Copts being targeted by some groups. But we must also worry deeply for Egyptian civilians being cut down by the state. 

(Sidebar: the last line was the worst bit of window-dressing I've seen in a while. Even a Red Toronto Star reader would stone this yahoo to death for turning a blind eye to a ten year old Copt girl shot to death.)

Justin Trudeau continues trolling for Islamic votes while his groupie (s) display their incredible ignorance:

A column in the Globe and Mail written by Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s Social Media Manager Ashley Martyn shows how far the Media Party will go to smear the Conservative Party and Stephen Harper:

“…he [Harper] secretly believes that gay people are second-class citizens.”
Religious people are less intelligent than atheists.

More to come.

(Merci, Matt)

Abolish teachers' unions:

Apparently, under the new Common-Core standards, correct answers don’t really matter. At least that’s according to a “curriculum coordinator” in Chicago named Amanda August. “Even if [a student] said, ’3 x 4 was 11,’ if they were able to explain their reasoning and explain how they came up with their answer really in, umm, words and oral explanation, and they showed it in the picture but they just got the final number wrong, we’re really more focused on the how,” said the common core supporter and typical liberal, Amanda.

No, Ted Cruz! Don't do it! It's a trick!

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced Monday evening that he will renounce his Canadian citizenship, less than 24 hours after a newspaper pointed out that the Canadian-born senator likely maintains dual citizenship.

Your other country needs you.

(Sidebar: I think he should refer to the law before he does anything.)

And now, apparently, a Mac and Cheese martini is a real thing.

(Several paws up)

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