Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Now Look Here


Canadian customs agents warn incoming Americans about bringing guns into the country:

The CBSA says most firearms seized at land border crossings are from U.S. travellers seeking entry to Canada.

As such, the CBSA suggests Americans check the laws before arriving at a Canadian port of entry.
"It is strongly recommended that you not carry your firearm when travelling to Canada and/or transiting through Canada to reach another U.S. destination," the news release reads. "However, should you choose to travel with your firearms, you must declare all firearms in your possession at the first Canadian designated port of entry.

"You must also have all the necessary permits and have your firearm appropriately stored."

Failure to declare any firearm may lead to the seizure of the weapon, a penalty or prosecution in a court of law and may make the person inadmissible to Canada.


A jury has convicted Quebec's 2012 election-night shooter of second-degree murder in the death of a lighting technician and found him guilty of three counts of attempted murder.

Tuesday's verdict at the trial of Richard Henry Bain came on the 11th day of jury deliberations.

Bain, 65, was facing a charge of first-degree murder in Denis Blanchette's death outside a nightclub as then-Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois was inside celebrating her party's election win on Sept. 4, 2012.

Instead, the jurors found him guilty of the lesser charge of second-degree murder as they rejected the defence's argument he be found not criminally responsible.


Homicide investigators say they believe that a man who was gunned down in a King West parking garage in the middle of the day Sunday was targeted.


Gerald Stanley, the 54-year-old man charged with second-degree murder in the Aug. 9 shooting of 22-year-old Colten Boushie on a rural property near Biggar, Sask. has been released from custody.

Carry on.

Canadians pay more taxes than they do for living essentials:

The Fraser Institute calculates that the average Canadian family paid $34,154 in taxes of all sort last year, including “hidden” business taxes that are passed along in the price of goods and services purchased.

The study’s authors conclude that visible and hidden taxes would have been equal to 42.4 per cent of the cash income for an average Canadian family in 2015, estimated at $80,593.

By comparison, the study estimates the average Canadian family spent $30,293 on housing, food and clothing last year — about 37.6 per cent of the family’s total cash income.

Where do our taxes go?

Some of them go here:

The federal environment department paid a French photojournalist $6,662 to take pictures of its minister, Catherine McKenna, and her staff during the COP21 conference on climate change in Paris last year.

Liberals are entitled to their entitlements.

I would have little problem with this if I knew that the pasty-white gated-community Liberals voters and their "quaint" voters blocks paid for the lot.

Also: teachers' unions in Ontario sway elections in the Liberals' favour. That's why the Liberals can give the teachers what they want and screw over doctors:

Ontario’s government can play tough against doctors simply because class warfare works, and though many people like their physicians, few would howl if they saw their doctors take a pay cut — which happened back in January 2015, and then again in October. If the same were to be thrust upon Ontario’s teachers, not only would there be literal marches in the streets (has the United Nations ruled on whether eliminating banked sick days is an act of war?), but the optics would be crippling: here you’d have a government claiming to stand up for average families, but at the same time clawing back the pay of the most average of workers. The teachers would never forgive the Liberals, the debate club would be shut down forever and the rest of Ontario would look warily upon any future government promise to look out for the “little guy.”

(Sidebar: class warfare? No. See above.)

Liberal voters want this.

And this, as well:

The federal treasury is doling out $1.49 billion worth of transit funding among cities in Ontario for track upgrades, new buses and improvements and accessibility upgrades to stations, the prime minister announced Tuesday.

Birds of a feather and so forth.

Alberta is in a really big hole:

After all, if Alberta is purportedly over-dependent on oil, and the government expects producers to get more money for that oil, why would companies pay less in taxes? And while the NDP raised the corporate tax rate from 10 to 12 per cent last summer, revenues are now projected to be roughly half-a-billion dollars lower than they were last year.

Oh, dear:

Emails released on Monday show that Hillary Clinton’s top State Department aide, Huma Abedin, left classified government information that needed to be burned in the front seat of her vehicle.

She also worked for a radical Muslim journal.

But I'm sure all of this is a coincidence.

Oh, heavens to Betsy! There goes the Narrative:

Scholars at Johns Hopkins University released a new report on Monday which argues that there is not sufficient evidence to suggest that lesbian, gay, or transgender people are born with this sexual orientation or gender identity.

Couple that with a judge's barring Obama's controversial bathroom legislation and this calls for cold, wet blankets because a whole bunch of people just got burned.

I keep saying this and it looks like the idea has caught on:

CNN’s Sally Kohn is being trolled in epic fashion over a Tweet she sent out trying to criticize Donald Trump’s position on Shariah law not being compatible with the US constitution ...

A sensitive and compassionate person named Jon Lo decided to hold Ms. Kohn up to her own rhetoric. He began a Change.org petition suggesting that Kohn be an example to the hate-mongers on the right. The petition says CNN should send Kohn to a Sharia law based country without any bodyguards so she can be living proof of what beautiful and tolerant societies they are...

This is exactly what leftists should do: see how the other half of the world really lives, not theorise about over vegetarian pho. Actually interacting with people they suppose about in lengthy made-up words may reduce the logical disconnect they have.

That's a big maybe.

I'm sure it's a lone wolf with mental issues:

Roanoke County Police say they contacted FBI investigators immediately after a knife attack outside an apartment complex over the weekend. 

The suspect in the attack is identified as Wasil Farooqui, 20, of Roanoke County.

The stabbing happened Saturday night at The Pines Apartments where witnesses told police the attacker was yelling "Allah Akbar" during the assault.

Yes, Europe will have to live with terrorism because it's not like anyone is going to do anything solid about it:

Westerners better wise up: in the field of behavioral psychology, “systematic desensitization” is a well-known and effective form of graduated exposure therapy used “to help effectively overcome phobias and other anxiety disorders.” Consider the following succinct definition with my examples in brackets:

Systematic desensitization is when the client [the West] is exposed to the anxiety-producing stimulus [Islamic violence] at a low level [reports and images of Islamic violence “over there” in the Mideast], and once no anxiety is present a stronger version of the anxiety-producing stimulus is given [reports of violence closer to home, in the West]. This continues until the individual client [the West] no longer feels any anxiety towards the stimulus [Islamic violence].

Is this the plan?

North Korea launches yet another ballistic missile:

North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile from a submarine off its east coast into the sea, the South Korean military said, at a time of heightened tensions between the two Koreas.

North Korea launched the missile from a submarine off the eastern coastal town of Sinpo on Wednesday morning, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. The launch comes just two days after the U.S. and South Korea began their annual joint military exercises that the North considers a rehearsal for an invasion.

South Korean defence officials said it wasn’t immediately known whether the launch was successful or not.

North Korea has previously fired several submarine-launched ballistic missiles into the sea, but outside experts said the North has yet to acquire operational submarine-launched missiles capable of striking distant targets like the mainland U.S.

And now, a politician everyone can get behind:

Duke the Great Pyrenees is the only mayor, canine or otherwise, to govern Cormorant and its about 1000 residents. The town held its first election for mayor in 2014, after 140 years without one. A total of 12 votes were cast, and Duke accumulated enough write-ins to claim the title.

Duke! Duke! He's our dog! If he can't do it, no one ... will.


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