Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Mid-Week Post

The focal point of the work-week...

Okay, I have nothing for this but this:

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau made his first campaign trip to the Saskatchewan heartland Wednesday with the message that his party will grow the economy not from the “top down,” but from the “heart outwards.”

Fifty physician placements are cut in Ontario:

The Wynne government plans on cutting 50 medical residency places over the next two years — this despite Ontario having the fewest family doctors per capita and an insurgence of funds from the federal government last year.
Good thing Premier Wynne is flogging a failed pension plan and sex-change operations.

Seventeen people are dead after an explosion in Tianjin, China:

Huge explosions at a warehouse for dangerous materials in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin killed at least 17 people, injured hundreds and sent massive fireballs into the night sky, officials and witnesses said Thursday.

China's state broadcaster, CCTV, said that at least 17 people were killed and that 32 were in critical condition in hospital. Hundreds of others were taken to hospital. The explosions late Wednesday knocked doors off buildings in the area and shattered windows up to several kilometres (miles) away.

"I thought it was an earthquake, so I rushed downstairs without my shoes on," Tianjin resident Zhang Siyu, whose home is several kilometres from the blast site, said in a telephone interview. "Only once I was outside did I realize it was an explosion. There was the huge fireball in the sky with thick clouds. Everybody could see it."

Zhang said she could see wounded people weeping. She said she did not see anyone who had been killed, but "I could feel death."

There was no indication of what caused the blasts, and no immediate sign of any large release of toxic chemicals into the air. Beijing News reported on its website that there was some unidentified yellow foam flowing at the site.

Also: China has devalued the yuan so it can remain afloat as the world's biggest financial cheat and labour-exploiter.

Kim Jong-Un reportedly has had a vice-premier executed:

North Korea's vice premier was executed by firing squad this year after showing discontent with the policies of the country's leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean media report said on Wednesday.

Yonhap News Agency cited an unnamed source as saying that the 63-year-old Choe Yong Gon, a former delegate for North-South cooperation, was executed, marking another death of a senior official in a series of high-level purges since Kim Jong Un took charge in late 2011.

The Yonhap report said Choe had expressed disagreement with Kim's forestry policies in May and had shown poor work performance. It provided no further details.
I'm sure North Korean generals are thinking long and hard about deposing a certain fat dictator unlike a certain president who has promised since 2008 and fulfilled that promise to aid a dictatorship run by madmen. This leaves someone else to deal with a brewing nuclear crisis in the Korean Peninsula.

Also: it is possible that North Korea has planted mines closer to the South Korean guard post:

South Korea says it has ruled out “the possibility they were old mines displaced over the border by shifting soil patterns,” but I admit that when I first read the report, I wondered about this. After all, in June, Yonhap reported that North Korea was planting more mines along the DMZ, not to maim or kill South Korean troops, but to maim or kill its own troops, who might want to imitate the embarrassing cross-border defection of a young North Korean soldier in June, the latest in a string of incidents suggesting that morale in the North Korean Peoples’ Army is flagging. This is also the rainy season in Korea — albeit an exceptionally dry one. Still, if the mines were triggered in low-lying areas, it might be possible that summer rains washed them downhill to where the ROK soldiers triggered them. 

On further examination, however, an accidental explanation seems unlikely. South Korea claims that the mines were placed on “a known South Korean border patrol path,” and “just outside the South Korean guard post, which is 1,440 feet south of the military demarcation line.” That’s a long way for three mines to travel together, completely by accident, to a place right along a trail and next to a ROKA border post. Worse, the mines “exploded as the soldiers opened the gate of a barbed-wire fence to begin a routine morning patrol,” and were planted “on both sides of a barbed-wire fence protecting the post.” Most of the DMZ is double fenced, and a large mine wouldn’t wash through a fence line. 

Finally, the incident happened near Paju. Along most of the DMZ in that area, the South Korean side is uphill from the North Korean side. Water doesn’t usually wash mines uphill.

These facts strongly suggest that the placement was deliberate.


Tomislav Salopek, a Croatian national, has reportedly been killed by ISIS:

The still image, shared by Islamic State sympathizers on social media, showed the apparent body of Tomislav Salopek, a married, 30-year-old father of two, wearing a beige jumpsuit looking like the one he had worn in a previous video. A black flag used by the Islamic State group and a knife were planted in the sand next to him.
The photo carried a caption in Arabic that said Salopek was killed "for his country's participation in the war against the Islamic State," and after a deadline had passed for the Egyptian government to meet their demands.

(Sidebar: how's that "degrading" thing going?)

At this point, Croatia should employ a "scorched earth" policy regarding ISIS.

Come on, Croatia. Don't be girls'-blouses about this.

And this is why Fifteen Decimeters of Uncontrolled Rage owns the bitter, whinging, feeble left:

Look: I don’t know whether or not Roosh really does “dehumanize women as an entire group” or offers “an easy guide to sexually abusing women.”

I do know that when my friends and I raise the alarm about the far more numerous Muslim men who hold identical views (and worse) and who already reside in Canada, all these SJWs are suddenly AWOL and MIA (except for calling us hateful hate criminals and, yes, trying to get our speeches canceled).

Where does one start?

Perhaps the vain and terribly mistaken assumption that anyone in Canada would ask these mincing little whingers to speak for them on any subject. When one's battle cries resemble the tiresome and incoherent bleating of five-year-old children in mid-tantrum, one is nowhere nearly as effective as an ideologue as one is to getting a piece of hard candy because anything to shut that crap up!

It's also more humorous than irritating that the efforts of these stalwart censors no one really talks to have blown up in their red, little faces. Silence and ban Roosh V.? He's now the talk of the town, hence the petition against him.

So much for that crusade.

And does one have to raise the ever-present spectre of the left's love for the new communism, Islamism? How "enlightened" are Islamists about women?

I'm still waiting for a  Slut Walk in Raqqa.

If Roosh belongs in the dustbin of history, the left should feel free to join him. No one needs them, either.


Saturated fat found in butter, meat or cream is unlikely to kill you, but margarine just might, new research suggests.

Traditionally people have been advised to reduce animal fats, but the biggest ever study has shown they do not increase the risk of stroke, heart disease or diabetes. However, trans fats, found in processed foods such as margarine, raise the risk of death by 34 per cent in less than a decade.

(Sidebar: just talk to your doctor about this.)

It's just so tasty.

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