Friday, November 01, 2013

Halloween Week: Coda

What he said:

Justin Trudeau is only fit to win Canadian Idol and not the next election, according to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

And he also admitted to smoking pot and his party is morally and financially corrupt. Just throwing it out there.

Oh, look- another crazed individual with a gun:

A man pulled a semi-automatic rifle from a bag and shot his way past a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing a TSA officer and wounding two other people in an attack that sent terrified travellers running for cover and disrupted flights from coast to coast, authorities said.

This will explode, predictably and melodramatically, into demands for gun control and the circus shall start from there. It should start with the fact that armed guards were removed from LAX months ago.

Shut up, North Korea:

North Korea, one of the world's worst human-rights abusers, used a United Nations committee this week to publicly denounce Canada's rights record.

The incident is another example of a trend that fuels the Harper government's disdain for the UN — despotic, rights-abusing countries using the world body as a podium to bash their democratic critics.

A North Korean diplomat called Canada a land of broken promises, saying Ottawa has no right to criticize others because it has been accused of mistreating immigrants, aboriginal women and children.

The diplomat was responding to earlier criticism of North Korea by Canada and the United States at Wednesday's session of the UN's social, humanitarian cultural affairs committee.

We don't have to be a part of the UN.


China plans to end its controversial practice of using the organs of executed prisoners for transplants by around the middle of next year, a senior official told Reuters on Saturday.

And now, cats stalking. Enjoy.

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