Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday Post

For the last day of July....


So that's why Justin Trudeau is flailing in the polls. It's because of Stephen Harper.

(Sidebar: well, it usually is.)

Harper is expected to call an election Sunday for Oct. 19 — setting off the longest Canadian election campaign in modern times. The Conservatives' Fair Elections Act provides for higher spending limits in longer campaigns, and Harper's party has more cash on hand than the opposition parties combined.

Trudeau told CBC Radio's The House that Harper has "changed the rules so that he's able to spend more money than we've ever had in an election."

So Stephen Harper's changing the date and his seemingly endless war chest (forget about what the trustifarian is worth) is the very thing that is giving him and not Justin Trudeau the edge.

It has nothing to do with the fact that Justin Trudeau is rude to people he doesn't like, has taken money from schools and charities, has praised the dictatorship of China that represses both its citizens and North Koreans, that he thinks marijuana and little else is enough of a platform on which to run, that he would bar MPs who had opposite views to his, that he believed budgets balance themselves and winter coats are sufficient aid for victimised Yazidis and Iraqi Christians, that he would withdraw military support in the fight against ISIS and restore relations with Iran.


While part of the world mourns for a lion they had not heard of until recently, native Zimbabweans wonder why no one in the West gives a damn when they are attacked by lions:

As social media exploded with outrage this week at the killing of Cecil the lion, the untimely passing of the celebrated predator at the hands of an American dentist went largely unnoticed in the animal's native Zimbabwe.

"What lion?" acting information minister Prisca Mupfumira asked in response to a request for comment about Cecil, who was at that moment topping global news bulletins and generating reams of abuse for his killer on websites in the United States and Europe. ....

"Why are the Americans more concerned than us?" said Joseph Mabuwa, a 33-year-old father-of-two cleaning his car in the centre of the capital. "We never hear them speak out when villagers are killed by lions and elephants in Hwange."

It's not like somebody killed this lion.

A California court and the National Abortion Federation have both issued a restraining order and filed an injunction against the release of a video (allegedly) showing Stem Express buying intact aborted babies and from releasing any more damning videos that clearly show employees talk about dismembering and selling baby parts for profit.

No one is allowed to talk about these things nor watch them nor read the transcripts.

Certainly don't educate one's self on some rather salient points about human organ trafficking's new kid on the block:

Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood was featured in Tuesday’s video release showing the dissection of a recently killed baby boy. In the video, Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood Vice President and Medical Director Savita Ginde appeared to negotiate the sale of baby parts.

On Wednesday, Alliance Defending Freedom filed a complaint with Colorado against a Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood abortionist and another employee. The two employees, according to ADF, failed to comply with Colorado law when they failed to report the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl, performing an abortion on her without telling her parents, and returning her to the custody of the sexual predator who brought her for an abortion. He continued to sexually abuse her.

Nope. Nothing to see here.

Carry on.

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