Tuesday, October 21, 2014

But Wait! There's More!

In what will not be termed "workplace violence", Patrice Vincent, a warrant officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, was run down and killed by Martin Couture-Rouleau, a convert to Islam, who "died like he wanted to".  His passport had been seized and he was under RCMP surveillance.

The buzzword today is "radicalized", as though adults do not make conscious choices to maim or kill those who are not like them but are somehow lured or brainwashed. Way to chuck aside moral culpability. Omar Khadr was not radicalised nor is he repentant for his terrorist acts. Did those who joined ISIS suddenly decide to rape and murder?

The attack shouldn't leave the prime minister or anyone "troubled" but angry (and don't get me started on "root causes"). If trained soldiers can be attacked, anyone is a target.

How refreshing would it be to admit that Islamism is the problem and then act accordingly?

A shocking discovery that will no doubt be treated lightly:

The discovery of several dead babies in a Winnipeg storage locker is "tragic beyond belief," say police.

Three or four bodies were found Monday afternoon in various states of decomposition, said police spokesman Const. Eric Hofley.


An animal rescue group in Pine Falls, Man., is raising alarms after seven abandoned puppies were found in a box at the community landfill over the weekend.

The puppies were between four and five weeks old and appeared to be in good health when they were discovered on Sunday, said Ernie Stacey, founder of Anishinabe Sunset Country Animal Rescue.
"It's kind of heart-breaking, but it's not the first time that we've seen that," he told CBC News late Monday.

Another six abandoned puppies were found last week, Stacey said, adding that the group has rescued a total of about 20 puppies from the dump in the last three months.

Lithuania will be able to survive without Russian gas after its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal starts up soon, redrawing the energy map for the Baltic states, President Dalia Grybauskaite said on Tuesday.

The floating LNG import terminal at the port of Klaipeda is planned to open on Oct. 27, ending the supply monopoly of Russia's Gazprom and isolation from global gas markets. Commercial deliveries are due to start after the terminal's testing in the beginning of 2015.

Importing super-cooled gas by tankers will not only ensure Lithuania's energy security, but transform relations with its former Soviet master, Russia, Grybauskaite told Reuters in an interview.

"For us this would give a lot of leverage and freedom in decision making... Nobody will be able to blackmail or force us to pay the political price," she said from her office in Vilnius. "And this is the best result."

Lithuania will be able to meet all the gas needs of its 3 million citizens, and also supply LNG to Baltic neighbors Latvia and Estonia.
 More, please.


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