Friday, October 14, 2016

For A Friday

Visit the Fur. You know you want to.

Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice was killed in a plane crash:

Prentice was 60-years old. He is survived by wife Karen, three daughters Christina, Cassia and Kate, and grandchildren.

Ontario must pay $28 million for electricity it did not use:

Canada has to pay $28 million in damages and legal costs to a company that wanted to build a wind farm in Lake Ontario but whose plans were abruptly halted by the Ontario government in 2011, an international tribunal says.

Windstream Energy, whose plans were backed by American investors, filed a claim under the North American Free Trade Agreement alleging the province treated it unfairly and inequitably. The company demanded US$475 million in damages. Because it’s a claim under an international trade treaty, the federal government had to stick up for the province’s decision.

Oh, joy.

Just read this:

Rolling his eyes at the Republican nominee, President Barack Obama mocked Donald Trump's purported business acumen and newfound rage against the "global elite," as he rallied Friday for Democrat Hillary Clinton. He warned that democracy itself was at risk if Trump wins.

As the presidential election draws to a close, Obama has increasingly embraced his role as troll-in-chief to the former reality star who hopes to succeed him in the Oval Office. With his own popularity having rebounded, Obama has become one of Trump's chief antagonists making the claim that Trump's exaggerated boasts aren't to be believed.

He used a rally for Clinton in battleground Ohio to try to debunk Trump's charge a day before that Clinton was at the centre of a global conspiracy by wealthy elites and political big-wigs to rig the system against working people. Obama encouraged voters to judge candidates by "what they've been doing their whole lives."

"This is a guy who spent all his time hanging around, trying to convince everybody he was a global elite ... and flying around everywhere and all he had time for was celebrities," Obama said. 

"Suddenly he's going to be the champion of working people?"

"Come on, man," Obama said with a sardonic laugh, in what became a recurrent refrain of his campaign speech.

Obama is such a narcissist that he must actually believe that being a smug lazy @$$hole will serve him well in post-presidential life.

Bouncy rubs elbows with people who can issue executive orders, Barry.

To wit: after Obama's deadbeat dad left him and his mother, he lived with his wealthy white grandparents and then with his Indonesian stepfather.

His co-workers (the term is sued loosely) recall his clearing off and not doing any real work for the Harvard Law Review.

The American national debt stands at nearly twenty trillion dollars.

Obama was nowhere to be found when Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed in Benghazi. After American national, James Foley, was killed by ISIS, Obama resumed his golf game.

(Insert one's own Obama failure here. There are far too many of them to count at the moment.)

Roll your eyes at that, community organiser.

Now go and give some state secrets to Cuba or something.


In a March 4, 2015 email to Hillary Clinton's lawyer Cheryl Mills, Clinton's eventual campaign chairman John Podesta asks if they should withhold email exchanges between Clinton and President Obama that were sent over Clinton's private server.

The day before Podesta sent his email to Mills, the House Benghazi Committee privately told Clinton to preserve and hand over all her emails. (The FBI report on Clinton's emails notes on Page 18 that on March 3, 2015, the United States House Select Committee on Benghazi provided a letter to the law firm Williams & Connolly requesting the preservation and production of all documents and media related to the email addresses and

The email from Podesta to Mills, titled "Special Category," reads: "Think we should hold emails to and from potus? That's the heart of his exec privilege. We could get them to ask for that. They may not care, but I(t) seems like they will."

A paralysed man has been able to have sensation in his arm because of a mind-controlled robotic arm:

The groundbreaking experiment, a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, involves electrodes smaller than a grain of sand implanted in the sensory cortex of the young man’s brain. Researchers then stimulated this region, which is associated with sensation in the right hand, and effectively bypassed his damaged spinal cord. Because the paralyzed man was already connected to a robotic arm, when a researcher pressed the fingers of the prosthesis, the subject felt the pressure in the right fingers of his paralyzed hand.

The results of the experiment, which have been repeated over several months with the subject, offer a critical breakthrough in the recreation and restoration of function in people with paralyzed limbs: the ability not just to move those limbs, but something much more difficult – to feel them.

And now, some unbiased news coverage of the US election:


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