Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Post

Just in time for the week-end...

It is reported that ISIS has appropriated three fighter jets and are training pilots to use them:

Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was the first time the militant group had taken to the air.

The group, which has seized swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, has been flying the planes over the captured al-Jarrah military airport east of Aleppo, said Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

If true, this opens up a new front in the battle against these child-murderers.

To another crisis Obama has no intention of handling:

President Obama said Thursday evening that he might appoint an “Ebola czar” to oversee the US government’s response to the virus. ...

Obama also addressed the question of whether the US should institute a temporary ban on travel into the US from the West African countries most affected by Ebola – Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. The president said he didn’t have a “philosophical objection” to a travel ban, but cited experts in infectious disease who say that a travel ban could be counterproductive.

(Sidebar: Obama does not lead, as his golf-playing clearly demonstrates. The Ebola crisis is one more distraction from his inability to be a principled and competent leader.)

Obama: moron or instigator? Discuss.

Now on to another little-vetted, inexperienced dope the popular press fawns over:

Tears in my eyes — from laughter, or despair, or both — I made it to the end of Chatelaine magazine’s feature story on the Liberal leader, which asks, “Is Justin Trudeau the candidate women have been waiting for?” In 2,500 words, the author takes us inside the Trudeau home, where readers watch the Liberal leader balance his youngest by his feet in his garden, pose for pictures with his family on the couch and in the pool and answer a few soft questions, including one on his favourite author. The profile is a rather lovely snapshot of a young, happy family of five, but as a political profile — indeed, one that suggests its subject might be the candidate for women — it is insulting, patronizing fluff. Many women in Canada complain that politicians don’t take them seriously as intelligent, informed voters. This article is proof positive.

I suggest that the kind of women who would be moved by this fluff piece are the sort of women who do their thinking on their knees anyway (and no, I'm not taking that back). If Trudeau's many gaffes, utter contempt for seriousness and his "ladies' night" wherein he gushed about China's dictatorship, the kind that kills female infants and allows the sexual servitude of North Korean women, do not clue them into what kind of self-indulged twit he is, this fluff piece is their rationale for the kind of leader they want.

Canada is too big for these idiots to fail.

Related: Jean Chretien, who presided over Ad Scam and did not seek justice for murdered Canadian Zahra Kazemi, defends Justin Trudeau.

Birds of a feather, ect.

Why we need to elect our judges, state the obvious and let Darwin be vindicated:

For Laurie Hill, resident of Canada’s largest aboriginal community, it’s just wrong to suggest that modern medicine is the only way to treat cancer and other serious diseases.

She stands firmly behind the Six Nations neighbours who took their 11-year-old daughter with leukemia out of chemotherapy, and are treating her with traditional, but unproven, native methods and other alternative health-care instead.

“There’s a fear of [aboriginal remedies] or denial of it. If things can’t be quantified or qualified, to them it’s irrelevant,” said Ms. Hill, as she shopped at Ancestral Voices Healing Centre Thursday. “Who are they [doctors] to say she will make it with their treatments. Just because they have a degree, that makes them more knowledgeable?”

Her perspective on what seems to be a widening cultural divide received some recognition from a surprising quarter Thursday: ­the judge deciding whether the cancer-stricken girl should be forced back into chemotherapy. ...

But Justice Gethin Edward of the Ontario Court of Justice suggested physicians essentially want to “impose our world view on First Nation culture.” The idea of a cancer treatment being judged on the basis of statistics that quantify patients’ five-year survival rate is “completely foreign” to aboriginal ways, he said.

First of all, I don't believe for one moment this girl decided this course of action and even if she did, she is a kid and cannot decide, so there one goes. One would think her parents would be wise enough to choose Western medicine which has a far better chance of treating this poor kid's illness than a Stone Age culture ever could. But if Western culture is so intrusive (as Justice Edward believes), so is the money and the accoutrements that stem from it.

This case extends far from the rights and abilities to choose the best course of action for one's self or family. It is a deliberate thumb-in-the-eye by someone who advocates unproven therapies and a willing participant in this madness.

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