Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday Post


It's time for the long week-end...

It is being reported that smoke was detected before Egypt Air Flight 804 crashed:

According to the sources, the information indicates smoke was coming from one of the engines. The data was transmitted through the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System, which sends snapshots of engine performance throughout the flight. 

Earlier Friday, search crews found floating human remains, luggage and seats from the doomed jetliner, but face a potentially more complex task in locating bigger pieces of wreckage and the black boxes vital to determining why the plane plunged into the Mediterranean.

Looking for clues to whether terrorists brought down EgyptAir Flight 804 and its 66 people aboard, investigators pored over the passenger list and questioned ground crew members at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, where the plane took off.

The Airbus A320 had been cruising normally in clear skies on a nighttime flight to Cairo early Thursday when it suddenly lurched left, then right, spun all the way around and plummeted 38,000 feet into the sea, never issuing a distress signal.

Prior to dragging the Tory whip by the arm (like you can do that) and elbowing a female MP in the chest, the plan was to seize control of the House of Commons so that any debate before the summer break could be quashed.

Let that sink in for a moment.

PM Trulander's inability to control his temper and act like an adult (pick an incident - he's done this before) overshadows a plan to shut down debate making the House of Commons irrelevant.

I shudder to think when this will happen again.

A breakdown of bustafazoo in the House of Commons.

Also: I am surprised that the Holy Words of the Lord didn't just erupt into flames when Trulander pretended to mean them:

The Bible passage Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chose to read Thursday at the annual national prayer breakfast in Ottawa was chosen long before his physical confrontation in the House of Commons, and its resultant apologies.

But the irony of the scriptural message was not lost on those in the room, including members of his staff still reeling from the fallout of Trudeau's dramatic physical scuffle with a pair of opposition MPs in Parliament the night before.

"Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone," Trudeau said as he wrapped up the reading from Romans, chapter 12, which offers lessons on how to be a good person.

What does the Bible say about being a dictator, Justin?

Banks expect migrants to be great customers just as government and other assorted parties think that migrants bring in skills they sorely need and will have children to pay for the social programs that they want:

Canada’s population increases a little more than 1.2 per cent per year, and immigration accounts for about two-thirds of that increase. Canada welcomed 271,662 new permanent residents in 2015 in addition to hundreds of thousands of international students and temporary workers, and Statistics Canada projects that immigration will continue to be a key driver of population growth in the future.

All of those people translate into big potential business for banks, and the major banks across Canada are vying for a piece of that booming market.

You know what you're doing, banks.

China's Cultural Revolution fifty years on:

Mao called upon the masses to “educate and liberate themselves.” At first that meant intense discussions, angry words and inflammatory posters, but it soon developed into a massacre. At a party for one of his birthdays, Mao raised a glass and toasted “The unfolding of a nationwide civil war!” The war he inspired pitted the masses against leaders of every class and children against their parents.

Supplant any modern movement of hyper-sensitive idealogues in the Cultural Revolution's stead.

We have learned nothing from the past.

And now, a sad ending to "The Frog Prince". Enjoy. Or don't.

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