Thursday, March 24, 2016

For A Thursday

Lots to talk about...

I firmly believe that neither Obama nor Trudeau want ISIS to be defeated.

Proof positive:

The Liberal government says Canada is not at war with Islamic militants — a view not shared by ally France.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion rejected the "at war" label just one day after the bombings in Brussels that killed more than 30 people and injured 270.

And what would be wrong with being at war with people who rape children, crucify Christians, burn men alive, kill women, run children into the desert, destroy churches and smash artefacts?

 Ah, but the term war is "outdated" says Israel's UN-Friend, Stephane Dion.

What does ISIS think about this?

In a new video released by ISIS, which purports to show another cruel execution, the jihadists warn Saudi from cooperating with the coalition of "Crusaders."


Following the beheading, the spokesperson appears again, saying:
“We will conquer Rome.”


The Islamic State has emerged over the past two weeks as one of the world’s most aggressive state sponsors of terrorism. If its claims are to be believed, its members carried out sophisticated mass casualty attacks against two of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council — France and Russia. The carnage in Paris on Friday was the worst attack in France since the end of World War II; the downing of a Russian plane after its takeoff from the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh on Oct. 31, one of the worst terrorist attacks on Russian civilians since the fall of the Soviet Union. For good measure, the Islamic State also carried out synchronized suicide bombings in Beirut on Nov. 12, killing dozens of civilians in a Hezbollah-controlled neighborhood.

The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum chaos, officials have told The Associated Press.

If I didn't know better, I would think that ISIS has not only declared war on the world but has carried and is still carrying it out.

One could conclude that Trudeau and Dion's stances are due to cowardice, stupidity or sympathy.

Perhaps a combination of all three.

Canada will soon find out how not at war we are with ISIS.

Radovan Karadzic has been sentenced to forty years in prison for genocide:

A U.N. court convicted former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of genocide and nine other charges Thursday and sentenced him to 40 years in prison for orchestrating Serb atrocities throughout Bosnia's 1992-95 war that left 100,000 people dead.

As he sat down after hearing his sentence, Karadzic slumped slightly in his chair, but showed little emotion. He plans to appeal the convictions.

Is that so?

Health Minister Eric Hoskins complained Wednesday about the billing practices of some Ontario doctors, who he said were taking hundreds of millions of dollars away from home care and other services.

Yes, about that:

Ontario’s network of agencies that co-ordinate home and community-based care spend over $930 million dollars per year on administration — 39 per cent of their total budget — the provincial auditor has found.

The McGuinty Delisting of OHIP Covered Necessary Health Services - Where after Dalton McGuinty promised not to decrease any health services covered by OHIP, and also not to raise taxes, he did both on the same day by implementing the Ontario Health Premium and delisting coverage of Optometry (Eye), Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Services for Ontarians.

A scathing report on the eHealth Ontario spending scandal charges that successive governments wasted $1 billion in taxpayer money.

The law is an @$$.

Cases in point:

The decision upheld the earlier findings of an Alberta trial judge and the province's appeal court and agreed with the proposition put forth by lawyers for Meredith Borowiec of Calgary, who argued that she was guilty of the lesser offence of infanticide.

The court was ruling for the first time on the infanticide provision of the Criminal Code, which turns on the definition of what constitutes a disturbed mind for a new mother.

(Sidebar: except that she did it TWICE.) 

The former CBC radio personality — who was found not guilty on four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking on Thursday — will stand trial in June on a separate charge of sexual assault dating back to 2008.

(Sidebar: granted, it doesn't help that witnesses against him were - how shall one say? - less than credible.)

We can't all be D.B. Cooper:

A man who robbed a sandwich shop was caught when he unfriended the victim on Facebook shortly after the heist, a Moncton court was told this week.

Ryley Smith, 20, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison, prosecutor Jessica Lavoie said.

Smith admitted robbing a Subway franchise with a knife, his face masked with a bandanna, on Nov. 12, 2014. He vaulted the counter and demanded the approximately $1,000 in the register.

Soon afterward, the victim noticed Smith had unfriended him on the social media site, which got him thinking that perhaps Smith was the robber, Lavoie said in an interview Thursday.

The victim told police, who obtained a warrant for a DNA sample, and matched it to a bandanna found in the Subway parking lot after the robbery, said Lavoie. Smith was arrested last November in Calgary, where he was then living.

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