Monday, October 07, 2013

Monday Post

Quickly now...

If Sri Lanka is objectionable, surely China is, too:

It's a little unusual for Canada to take a stand alone on international policy, but that's exactly what Stephen Harper has done by choosing to boycott next month's Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka.

"Canada is deeply concerned about the situation in Sri Lanka. The absence of accountability for the serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian standards during and after the civil war is unacceptable," Harper said in a statement.

Half calorie of principles. Let's go the whole nine yards.

Is there a UN lackey willing to investigate this?

As the showcase capital of Pyongyang, with its many amusement parks, looming bronze statuary and countless marble-laden pavilions so amply demonstrates, North Korea has a tradition of diving into lavish, monumental projects, no matter their relevance to larger economic conundrums such as producing reliable electricity or adequate food.

But why a luxury ski resort?

With South Korea set to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, there is little doubt Pyongyang felt it had to do something lest it be outdone yet again by its prosperous southern brethren
Kenneth Bae is still a prisoner and what of Camp 22?

Who was it who refused to negotiate with the Republicans, shut down the government, closed national parks and Amber Alerts?

Who was that again?

Cut Pakistan off:

A bomb exploded next to a van carrying Pakistani security guards tasked with protecting workers involved in an anti-polio drive in the country's northwest on Monday, killing two people, according to officials.

And now, Halloween costumes that are just awesome.

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