Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Mid-Week Post

First for the month of September...

The time to do something about the child abuser developed program was during the election:

As thousands of “outraged parents” gathered today in front of 103 of the 107 MPP constituency offices across Ontario, organizers are claiming this latest grassroots protest against the Liberal government’s sex-ed curriculum is an “unqualified success.”

“I think this is the biggest provincial protest in Ontario’s history,” says Jack Fonseca, project manager of Campaign Life Coalition, which organized the mini-rallies.

“Thousands of parents and concerned citizens took to their MPPs offices today,” he told LifeSiteNews, even though, he pointed out, this is a working day for many people.

Now the only thing that schools will understand is this little sentence here: "I'm home-schooling."

Someone really wants that insanity defense:

Chiheb Esseghaier interrupted his own sentencing hearing with the brief tirade, delivered at a yell, which included the assertion that it is still the year 2014 and that he will be taken into heaven on Dec. 25, when he is 33 years old.

Later in the same hearing Esseghaier hurled a plastic cup at a lawyer appointed on his behalf, splashing water on his sleeve. He then stood and yelled at the judge while waving his finger. “I am similar to the prophet Jesus and the prophet Joseph,” he said, screaming. “I just throw the cup at his face because he is lying.”

Esseghaier’s interjections punctuated an already tense hearing that saw a second psychiatrist testify to Esseghaier’s mental health. Dr. Philip Klassen told the court he believes the former PhD student, originally from Tunisia, has psychotic symptoms that meet the criteria for paranoid schizophrenia.

I'm sure this is nothing to worry about:

Reserves across Canada had until before midnight yesterday to show Ottawa the money.

As of yesterday, 26 of 70 First Nations in Saskatchewan had not yet published financial information, including on-reserve business transactions and salaries for elected chiefs, councillors and band office staff.

But that changed Wednesday morning when the number of First Nations that had yet to report their records dropped to 25.

Pelican Lake First Nation waited until the final hour to publish its financial information and made it just in time for the midnight deadline.

It is one of six reserves in Canada that vanished from the list this morning.

Way to beat that deadline. 

Why did Pelican Lake wait?

Unless Sarah Palin is pummelling the Pantywaist-in-Chief, I don't care about his Alaska visit.

He certainly isn't worried about the Russian/American icebreaker ratio.

I don't recall everyone being as eager when Christians were ran out of Mosul, when Yazidi girls and women were raped, when priceless artefacts were destroyed or even when Obama is hostile to the plight of Christians fleeing that region but I guess news travels slowly in some parts of the world:

In the wake of one the greatest challenges Europe is facing with millions of Syrians fleeing war and persecution, one country is taking matters into their own hands.

Thousands in Iceland responded on Facebook saying they’ll welcome Syrians into their own homes after their government capped refugee numbers at 50, The Independent reports.

On Sunday, Icelandic author, Bryndis Bjorgvinsdottir set up the Facebook group with an open letter to pressure the government to increase its intake of refugees.

By Tuesday morning, more than 11,000 families have offered their homes, food and clothes to the refugees, in a country with a population of around 330,000 inhabitants, The Independent reports.

Also: Obama and the Democrats can accept the blame for a terrible deal:

Hey, remember when everyone was worried that the Pope would approve of, like, everything?

According to Canon Law, there are a number of requirements of Catholic godparents, one of which states that the candidate must be a Catholic who has been confirmed and has received the holy Eucharist, and “who lives a life of faith in keeping with the function to be taken on.” The Catholic Catechism says that godparents “must be firm believers, able and ready to help the newly baptized… on the road of Christian life.”

In his public statement, the Bishop of Cádiz notes that Pope Francis, “in continuity with the Magisterium of the Church” has repeated on several occasions that transsexualism “is contrary to human nature.” It also references the Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si, which states that man “has a nature that he must respect and that he cannot manipulate at will.”

But does it fly on time?

Air Koryo is the only carrier to have been awarded just one star in rankings released recently by the UK-based SkyTrax consultancy agency. More than 180 airlines are included in the five-star ranking system, which is widely considered the global benchmark of airline standards.

Some experts and frequent Air Koryo passengers disagree with the “world’s worst” title. The airline is a definitely a unique ride, but fairly reliable, they say. The SkyTrax ratings are focused on service and not safety.

“It’s a bit of a giggle, actually. They are clearly not the world’s worst airline,” said Simon Cockerell, of the Koryo Group, a Beijing-based travel agency that specializes in North Korea. The agency has no relation to Air Koryo, though Cockerell and his tourists often fly on the airline.

Cockerell said Air Koryo’s weaknesses tend to be the kind of thing SkyTrax focuses on: cabin attendants tend not to speak foreign languages very well, there is no in-flight magazine, the meals aren’t going to win any awards and, on older planes, condensation from the cooling systems tended to dampen seats and drip on passengers.

And now, the seventieth anniversary of the formal surrender of Japan:

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