Monday, November 09, 2015

Monday Post

Brace one's self for the cold winds of November...

This will shut the proles up:

Minister of Education Liz Sandals has announced $498 million in funding to build 30 new schools, renovate 26 existing ones and create 2,135 new child care spaces across Ontario.

A real leader reacts to Obama's unsurprising move to ground the Keystone Pipeline:

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is not pleased with U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. Today the Saskatchewan government sent a release on the benefits of the pipeline, stating that pipeline congestion results in discounted Saskatchewan oil. 

Speaking from the White House on Friday, Obama said Keystone "will not serve the national interests of the United States." 

(Sidebar: what Obama meant to say was that it would not benefit Tom Steyer.)

A Canadian Pacific Railway train derailed Sunday, spilling less than 1,000 gallons of crude oil and prompting evacuations in Wisconsin, the second day in a row a freight train derailed in the state. 

Thirteen cars of an eastbound CP train went off the tracks around 2 p.m. in Watertown, in the southeastern part of the state, the railroad said. One tank car was punctured and leaked oil.

The company said in a statement late Sunday night that the leaking car had been sealed, the spilled product was contained and had been siphoned off, and no product had reached a waterway. The company was working to confirm the exact amount of spilled crude but said it was no more than 1,000 gallons.

No fires or injuries were reported.

I thought they swore this would not happen.

British Columbia to bring in 2,700 Syrians in the next seven weeks:

Roughly 2,700 Syrian refugees are expected to land in B.C. over the next seven weeks, as part of the federal Liberal government's promise to settle 25,000 refugees in Canada.

Newly-appointed Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum said on Saturday his department is working "around the clock" to get the refugees to Canada by the end of the year.

You know what you're doing, BC, just like the federal government that can't wait to bring in a future voters block.

The beneficent Trulander let former Prime Minister Harper fly home on a private jet:

Harper routinely flew in the Challengers while prime minister, as security risks meant he couldn't fly commercial, but that perk was among those he lost in the transfer of power from the Conservative government to the Liberals last week.

And though Harper is still a sitting MP, he's also lost access to the luxury car, driver and accompanying major security detail that goes along with being prime minister — hence the arrival at the House of Commons last week in a minivan.

But while he should have had to take a commercial flight home later that night, the Liberals offered him the use of the custom-equipped jet — and he accepted.

Well, we didn't all inherit a Mercedes Benz from our dad, Justin.

Russia is not at all pleased that its athletes might be banned for doping:

Russia's status as a sports superpower and its participation in track and field events at next year's Olympics came under threat Monday after a report accused the Russians of widespread, state-supported doping reminiscent of the darkest days of cheating by the former East Germany.

And now, how one dog made an eleven mile journey back home:

This unlikely story began Oct. 22, when Ford saw Hank's photo online. Hank was a beautiful white shepherd, but he looked sad, terrified, pitiful. Ford got Kauffman involved, and that Saturday, Hank was out of the shelter and in her home on Cox in Cooper-Young.

The plan was to keep him for a few days, then send Hank to a longer-term foster while he was treated for heartworms and fattened up a little. A woman in Middle Tennessee would then formally adopt Hank.

But Rachel noticed that Hank was quickly bonding with her. He stayed by her side, wherever she went. He took to her dogs and enjoyed their walks.

"When you get a new dog, they imprint pretty quickly. He would follow me around a lot, watch what I was doing," said Kauffman, a local vet tech. "I knew we had a good bond, but at that point, I couldn't predict he would do what he did."

On Oct. 30, after he'd spent six days with Kauffman, Hank was taken to another foster in East Memphis' Berclair area to spend the few months it would take to get him healthy. But on Sunday afternoon, the new foster locked Hank inside, then stepped out. When she came back, Hank had unlocked the front door and ran.

"It's happened before. My last shepherd could lock and unlock the door," Kauffman said. "I've been locked out of my house a few times."

Kauffman and other animal lovers quickly mobilized. They searched the Berclair area. They posted his photo on social media. Calls came in: Hank's in High Point. Hank's in Sherwood Forest. Hank's in Orange Mound. All indications were he was heading west, but Hank remained elusive.

Then, early Tuesday evening, Nicole Douglas found herself in Cooper-Young. She looked up and there was Hank, standing in front of the Memphis Drum Shop just blocks from Kauffman's house.

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