Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Mid-Week Post

Quickly now...

Condemnation doesn't work; sanctions and invasion do:

 North Korea's declaration that it had tested a hydrogen bomb for the first time was greeted with widespread condemnation — but also skepticism — as world powers vowed Wednesday to punish the impoverished and defiant nation with new international sanctions.

Start by punishing China. There would be no North Korea without it.

Guess what you get to own, Dion:

A $15-billion contract signed under the previous government to supply Saudi Arabia with light-armoured military vehicles won’t be revisited after the execution of dozens of prisoners in that country, the foreign minister says.

Sheik Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shia cleric, was one of 47 prisoners recently executed by Saudi Arabia.

“We have said during the campaign — the prime minister has been very clear — that we will not cancel this contract or contracts that have been done under the previous government in general,” St√©phane Dion said Tuesday in an interview with Rosemary Barton on CBC's Power and Politics.

No one will think "Harper" when Trudeau throws you under the bus, Dion. This mess is yours.

As much as this current government loves the restive practitioners of the world's least peaceful socio-economic system, it's certainly not going not going to stop the gravy train even though it's 2016 and women aren't supposed to be publicly beaten nor should unvetted migrants openly rape women during New Year's celebrations.

Such are trifles for a government that can unilaterally decide how to change the voting system.

A man accused of drunk driving in a horrific crash that killed three young children and their grandfather accepts full responsibility for his actions, his lawyer said Wednesday as he announced the man will plead guilty to multiple charges.

Marco Muzzo — a member of one of Canada's wealthiest families — faces a dozen counts of impaired driving and six more charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle related to the Sept. 27 crash.

His case took several quick turns on Wednesday, starting out in a bail court and ending up before a Superior Court judge who granted his lawyer's request to have Muzzo return early next month to enter his guilty plea.

"Mr. Muzzo has always accepted full responsibility for his actions and his conduct, and has from the first day of our meeting expressed his wish that this matter proceed as expeditiously as possible to this resolution," Muzzo's lawyer Brian Greenspan said outside court.

Nine-year-old Daniel Neville-Lake, his five-year-old brother Harrison, their two-year-old sister Milly, and their 65-year-old grandfather Gary Neville died after the van they were in was T-boned by an SUV in Vaughan, Ont.

There are skeevier people who go behind parents' backs but they usually end up in prison:

Under pressure from the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, a Winnipeg school district has set down policies to accommodate transgender students that allow them to choose their gender, their washroom, and their school team, regardless of their parents' wishes or their real sex.

Lena Dunham admitted to molesting her sister. Who has drawn and quartered her?

Mel Gibson is returning to the Hollywood spotlight as a presenter at the Golden Globes.

Show producers announced Tuesday that the embattled star will appear at Sunday's ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Gibson has kept a low profile for almost a decade, following an explosive drunken-driving arrest and public custody dispute.

What? Is Hollywood too moral now?

And now, "Star Wars" music for the classical guitar:

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