Thursday, April 21, 2016

On A Thursday

Lots to talk about...

The grinding sound one hears is because of this:

Mike Duffy walked out of an Ottawa court a free man Thursday after a judge cleared him of all charges while at the same time delivering a scathing indictment of the Prince Edward Island senator's former political masters.

The popular press banked on Mike Duffy's going to prison (and, boy, did they never shut up about him!) but I am sure that in punishing him, one would have precedent to punish douchebag prime ministers whose fathers were once prime ministers themselves, fake erudition they clearly never had, schedule photo ops because they have nothing in the way of actual leadership to offer and who stick taxpayers with the bills for their nannies.

I mean - the entire culture of graft and entitlements are at stake!

Tired of centralised rule, Canadian cities and towns demand more power:

Mayors have used the change in the federal government to call for more autonomy for cities, which are straining under the weight of downloaded responsibilities from rental housing to daycare. Earlier this year, big-city mayors met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and urged Ottawa to directly fund building projects, bypassing the provinces altogether.

According to this report, Canada is more polluted than this:



The Attawapiskat First Nation (headed by the corrupt chief Theresa Spence) was ordered to repay $1.8 million that it could not account for. Giving that reservation more money is constructive how?

What you have, says Wayne Turner, the chief executive officer of the Attawapiskat First Nation, is the very definition of a housing crisis.

“Each and every year, there’s new demand,” Turner says in his construction-trailer office. “Our ability to provide housing is limited. We are limited by financial resources and capacity issues.”

Built on muskeg — soft, marshy wetland — in a region where temperatures can plunge into the minus-50s, home construction poses special challenges. About 75 per cent of the houses, poorly designed for the extreme climate, were built between 1960 into the 1990s — often on badly prepared sites and on inadequate foundations.

(Sidebar: and you live there why?) 

Convicted killer Karla Homolka did her time and deserves a chance to start over, say advocates dedicated to helping offenders adjust to life after prison.
She is more than welcome to take her chances after jumping into an active volcano.

Paris shooting suspect charged over police shootout:

Key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was charged Thursday with attempted murder over a deadly shootout with police in Brussels a week before the suicide bombings in the Belgian capital, his lawyer and prosecutors said.

An Algerian Islamist suspect was killed and four police officers were wounded in the March 15 shooutout, which led to Abdeslam's arrest three days later after a massive European manhunt.

"He has been charged with attempted murder either alone or jointly" over the gunbattle at an apartment in the southern Forest district of Brussels, lawyer Sven Mary told AFP.

Belgian prosecutors later confirmed the charges against Abdeslam, 26, who is currently awaiting extradition to France.


No one expected this:

Prince was unresponsive in an elevator when the musician was found by sheriff's deputies who had been called to his suburban Minneapolis compound, a Minnesota sheriff said Thursday.

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said deputies responded to a medical call about 9:43 a.m. Medical personnel tried CPR, but couldn't revive the 57-year-old Prince, who was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m.

And now, happy birthday, Queen Elizabeth (if you forget her birthday, she's got another in June).

The Royal Bond Girl

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