Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Mid-Week Post

Damn you, global warming.

Putin angrily states that the Russian troops who are apparently not in Crimea will hide behind women and children so as to avoid not being shot by Ukrainian soldiers (twelve second mark):

Putin is not a stupid man but he is a malevolent one. There can be no other way to interpret this other than he wants to stoke the flames, create an incident and then proclaim he is a saviour or let the Ukrainian military stand impotent as it will not mow down innocent civilians.

This will not end at Crimea.

For this reason, eastern Europe and Asia (sans China) must not only form alliances and develop or acquire new resources but must arm themselves. The US, it has become apparent, will no longer protect them and no one else in the West, including Canada, will do anything that impacts Russia greatly.



Russian forces partly seized two Ukrainian missile defense units in Crimea on Wednesday, Ukrainian defense ministry officials told Agence France Presse, insisting that their missiles remained under Ukrainian control.

Ladies and gentlemen, Alfred, Lord Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade".

Uh, no, it won't:

A modest levy on the oil-and-gas sector might be a good idea if it helps buy some goodwill in Washington, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said Wednesday during a trip to the U.S. capital.

Not only are carbon taxes money-grabbing jokes but they will not curry favour with Obama nor his supporters, Tom Steyer, Warren Buffett and Saudi Arabia.

This is why education should not be government-funded:

A group of Toronto school trustees are seeking assurance from the city that laws against public nudity will be enforced at this year's gay pride parade. The Toronto District School Board is known for its promotion of homosexual activism in the schools and puts a float in the parade every year.

Oh, where does one start with this?

Should teachers be taking kids to see this filth-fest? Nope. Should one even have to ask not only why this filth-fest is allowed to occur but why the cops aren't upholding the law? Should one trust school board trustees who have no problem with the obviously freakish slow-moving series of obscenities that is the Pride parade? What's to be proud of, anyway?

Trust me- there is nothing "family-friendly" about this at all.

In Representative Alvin Holmes, racism is alive and well in the American South.

Well, who put the myth of Pope Francis being "liberal" and Pope Benedict XVI being "authoritarian" out there?

In the wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis also said
  • that Pope Benedict XVI is “not a statue in a museum” and that “his wisdom is a gift from God”...
“I do not like ideological interpretations, a certain mythology of Pope Francis,” the Pontiff added. “The Pope is a man who laughs, cries, sleeps peacefully, and has friends like everyone else. A normal person.” 
If you want any concise and accurate reporting from the Vatican, don't ask the popular press.

And now, from the Idiot Facebook Generation comes this story of hilarious schadenfreude:

Call it the biggest Facebook mistake ever. A daughter’s snarky status update has cost her father the $80,000 settlement he won in an age-discrimination lawsuit.

According to the Miami Herald, Patrick Snay, 69, was the headmaster at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami for several years, but in 2010, the school didn’t renew his contract. Snay sued his former employer for age discrimination and won a settlement of $80,000 in November 2011. The agreement contained a standard confidentiality clause, prohibiting Snay or the school from talking about the case.

However, Snay’s daughter, Dana, now at Boston College and a part-time Starbucks barista, couldn’t resist bragging about the case on Facebook. “Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver,” she wrote. “Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT.”

Dana has 1,200 Facebook friends, many of whom are current and former Gulliver students, and news of the post made its way back to the school’s lawyers, who appealed the verdict. The Third District Court of Appeal tossed out the $80,000 settlement earlier this week. “Snay violated the agreement by doing exactly what he had promised not to do,” Judge Linda Ann Wells wrote. “His daughter then did precisely what the confidentiality agreement was designed to prevent.”

Why the Oscars are a joke: "The Worf of Star Fleet" failed to get nominated and that is a crime!

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