Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Mid-Week Post

Twenty-two more shopping days until Halloween.

The vote to send CF-18s and other materials to combat ISIS has been passed in the House of Commons with one hundred and fifty-seven in favour and one hundred and thirty-four against. Why such a margin (1:20 mark)?

That's why.

If the murder of historic populations by well-armed and bloodthirsty rapists is not sufficient a reason to militarily act then what is? How does one expect to provide aid safely to these embattled populations without air support? The arguments the NDP and Liberals provide (the very opaque and childishly contradictory ones) are not just morally unfeasible but impractical.

A Liberian man who made his way to the US while infected with Ebola has died:

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died early Wednesday, officials with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital announced.

Thomas "Eric" Duncan, 42, passed away at 7:51 a.m., the hospital said.

Is it now time to take this seriously?

Why education needs to be privatised:

Malloy’s committee on the Newtown shootings is recommending that Connecticut require home-schooling families to present their children to the local authorities periodically for inspection, to see to it that their psychological and social growth is proceeding in the desired direction. For anybody even passingly familiar with contemporary government schools, which are themselves a peerless source of social and emotional dysfunction, this development is bitterly ironic.

This audacity is born not only out of some twisted need to micro-manage others but to continue lining one's pockets with money that doesn't go to one when people send their kids to alternative schools or if they home-school.


And now, kick up your feet in this scorpion chair and the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze (it's a two-fer tonight). Enjoy.

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