Monday, May 30, 2016

It's Monday

And you know what that means!

Canada does not have an abortion law and that has meant open season on anyone five weeks old to five minutes before birthThe proposed Soylent Green laws will still mean a slippery slope for the sick and elderly and soon everyone else who has decided to chuck in the towel:

With just one week to go, the federal government acknowledged publicly for the first time Monday that it may not be able to meet the Supreme Court's June 6 deadline for passing a law to govern medically assisted death.

Health Minister Jane Philpott said the government now risks missing next Monday's court-imposed deadline — the first time a Liberal cabinet minister has admitted what to many observers now seems patently obvious.

Members of Parliament were scheduled to vote later Monday on an array of would-be amendments to the government's controversial assisted-death bill, known as C-14, with a final third-reading vote scheduled for Tuesday.

"We are at risk of not meeting the June 6 deadline," said Philpott, noting that the bill would establish a clear legislative framework for both patients and their health care providers.

"Having said that, it is my hope that we can see this piece of legislation put into effect at the very soonest possible date."

(Sidebar: gee, how sanguine.) 

“We define transability as the desire or the need for a person identified as able-bodied by other people to transform his or her body to obtain a physical impairment,” says Alexandre Baril, a Quebec born academic who will present on “transability” at this week’s Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Ottawa.

“The person could want to become deaf, blind, amputee, paraplegic. It’s a really, really strong desire.”

Maybe these mentally ill surgery fanatics would like to talk to those "happy suckers" in wheelchairs who would rather not be. 

Then the mentally ill mobility-haters will asked to be euthanised.

The world is a mad, chaotic place.

Trudeau will find a way to over-ride an unelected judge's opinion just to spite the Tories. Watch:

That ruling in April effectively removed limits on cross-border alcohol imports.

Judge Ronald LeBlanc tossed out all charges against Gerald Comeau, who was charged with illegally importing 14 cases of beer and three bottles of liquor from a Quebec border town in 2012.

The "colonisers" are the reason why there is a Canada in the first place:

Q This strikes me as a move toward reconciliation as well — a move away from the colonial past and the tabula rasa notion of North America.

A Yes. And it recognizes First Nations’ contribution to building the country. It’s never appreciated, what they have done. Starting with the earliest people who came. They were guided through the Rocky Mountains by the First Nations people. They would never have found their way to the ocean. So they always had a role to play, but it was subdued because the cultural differences were so great.

You're welcome, hippies.

“To all the bros thinking about buying a slave, this one is $8,000,” begins the May 20 Facebook posting, which was attributed to an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighter who calls himself Abu Assad Almani. The same man posted a second image a few hours later, this one a pale young face with weepy red eyes.t

“Another sabiyah [slave], also about $8,000,” the posting reads. “Yay, or nay?”

I'll believe it when I see it:

Egypt’s president vowed on Monday to bring to justice members of a Muslim mob who stripped an elderly Christian woman naked and paraded her on the streets of a southern village.

It's an animal:

The director of the Cincinnati Zoo on Monday stood by the decision to shoot dead a gorilla as he dragged a 4-year-old boy around by the ankle, saying the ape was not simply endangering the child who fell into his enclosure but actually hurting him.

"Looking back, we would make the same decision" to shoot the gorilla, Thayne Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, told a news conference.

"The gorilla was clearly agitated. The gorilla was clearly disoriented," Maynard said, while lamenting the loss of Harambe, a 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla, whose species is listed as endangered.

The boy's head was banging on the concrete as he was being dragged through the enclosure, which was one factor in the decision to shoot Harambe on Saturday.

Shooting the ape with a tranquilizer dart would have further agitated him and further endangered the child, so zookeepers made the decision to shoot Harambe. The zoo's dangerous animal response team shot Harambe dead about 10 minutes after he encountered the child.

Animal lovers mobilized on Monday as outrage mounted over the killing.

I like animals as much as the next person but once one attacks a person, human safety comes first.

In the wild, a gorilla would make very short and bloody work of anyone who gets in the midst of its society.


A woman who was killed by a crocodile in Australia has been criticized for her “stupidity” in ignoring warning signs when she went for a night-time swim on a notorious beach.

Cindy Waldron, 46, from New South Wales, was swimming in waist-deep water with her friend Leeann Mitchell, 47, at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday when she screamed that she was being attacked by a crocodile, before disappearing under the water.

The incident occurred at Thornton beach in the Daintree region of North Queensland, where a five-metre crocodile had recently been spotted. Waldron’s body is still missing.

Warren Entsch, the local MP, said Waldron was responsible for her own misfortune. “This is a tragedy but it was avoidable,” he said. “You can only get there by ferry — and there are signs there saying ‘watch out for the bloody crocodiles.’ If you go in swimming at 10 o’clock at night, you’re going to get consumed.”

Darwin does not want some people to live.

And there's more:

France has granted Watson political asylum, shielding him from extradition requests by Costa Rica and Japan on charges that he asserts are trumped up. Watson now lives as an international fugitive in a luxurious 18th-century chateau near Bordeaux.

He does it for the animals!

And now, on this Memorial Day, famous people who served in the armed forces.

The world thanks you.

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