Monday, January 09, 2017

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Oh, the world is a crazy place...

Case in point:

An Ottawa man accused of killing his two sisters will undergo 60 days or less of treatment at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre after he was found unfit to stand trial at the present time.

Musab A-Noor, 29, was charged with one count each of first-degree murder and second-degree murder after his sisters, Nasiba and Asma A-Noor, were found stabbed to death in their home on McCarthy Road on Dec. 16.

She said she's "very confident" he's unfit to stand trial at this point because he has "very poor judgment," has trouble communicating and focusing, and difficulty understanding the court process, for instance not knowing what plea to make, or what a judge or Crown did.

The court didn't get an indication of how long his mental health may have been an issue. Mathias said he was sent to the Ottawa Hospital twice for mental health reasons in the three days after his sisters were killed, and any visits before that were for physical health reasons.
In sixty days, he'll be free to kill again!

It's like a sentencing circle for people who freeze their kids to death.

In 2008, Obama promised to meet Iran, the country where ayatollahs dictate everything from what one believes to how a woman dresses, a country where homosexuals are executed and dissidents are jailed and that has promised to "wipe Israel off the map" without pre-conditions. Last year, the Obama administration not only allowed Iran to further enrich uranium, it gave it billions of dollars.

Now, as a parting blow, the Obama administration has given the mad theocratic state of Iran 116 metric tons of natural uranium:

Iran is to receive a huge shipment of natural uranium from Russia to compensate it for exporting tons of reactor coolant, diplomats say, in a move approved by the outgoing U.S. administration and other governments seeking to keep Tehran committed to a landmark nuclear pact.

Two senior diplomats said the transfer recently approved by the U.S. and five other world powers that negotiated the nuclear deal with Iran foresees delivery of 116 metric tons (nearly 130 tons) of natural uranium.

U.N. Security Council approval is needed but a formality, considering five of those powers are permanent Security Council members, they said.

Uranium can be enriched to levels ranging from reactor fuel or medical and research purposes to the core of an atomic bomb. Iran says it has no interest in such weapons and its activities are being closely monitored under the nuclear pact to make sure they remain peaceful.

Tehran already got a similar amount of natural uranium in 2015 as part of negotiations leading up to the nuclear deal, in a swap for enriched uranium it sent to Russia. But the new shipment will be the first such consignment since the deal came into force a year ago.

Obama gets to watch as the incoming president cleans up the powder-keg he made.

Also filed under - PEOPLE ARE OUT OF THEIR G-D- MINDS:

A visit from a plumber left ThinkProgress senior editor Ned Resnikoff “rattled” due to fear that the plumber may have voted for Donald Trump.
Resnikoff stated his fears in a November Facebook post, a screenshot of which is now making the rounds on the Internet.
The plumbing visit, which came four days after the 2016 election, became a harrowing experience for Resnikoff even though the plumber was “a perfectly nice guy and a consummate professional.”
“He was a perfectly nice guy and a consummate professional,” Resnikoff shared. “But he was also a middle-aged white man with a southern accent who seemed unperturbed by this week’s news.”
Resnikoff said his fear was rooted in the chance that the plumber knew he was Jewish.
“While I had him in the apartment, I couldn’t stop thinking about whether he had voted for Trump, whether he knew my last name is Jewish, and how that knowledge might change the interaction we were having inside my own home,” he said.
The “uncertainty” of the situation left Resnikoff “rattled for some time.”
“I have no real reason to believe he was a Trump supporter or an anti-Semite, but in my uncertainty I couldn’t shake the sense of potential danger,” he wrote. “I was rattled for some time after he left.”


Last night, Streep received a Lifetime Achievement award at the Golden Globes, and chose the moment to launch a very personal attack on Donald Trump.

She began by saying that Hollywood, foreigners and the press are ‘the most vilified segments of American society right now’.

At which point the cameras panned out to hundreds of the richest, most privileged people in American society sitting in the audience in their $10,000 tuxedos and $20,000 dresses, loudly cheering this acknowledgement of their dreadful victimhood.

She then said that if all the ‘outsiders and foreigners’ were kicked out of Hollywood, ‘you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.’


I haven’t heard such elitist snobbery since Hillary Clinton branded Trump supporters ‘a basket of deplorables’.

These words written by Piers Morgan couldn't be truer. Meryl Streep, like many others in her small and incredibly wealthy circle, are so far removed from the average American that she and her ilk might as well be on another planet indulging in her own flatulence.

The same Alibaba that will screw over Trudeau will also screw over Trump:

Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma met U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday and laid out the Chinese e-commerce company's new plan to bring a million small U.S. businesses onto its platform to sell to Chinese consumers over the next five year, an Alibaba spokesman said.

Bad move, Donald.


Senior Canadian officials have met several times with advisers to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington in an effort to avert a possible trade war once he takes office this month ...

That war is coming.


State-run Chinese tabloid Global Times warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that China would "take revenge" if he reneged on the one-China policy, only hours after Taiwan's president made a controversial stopover in Houston.

But there is only one Taiwan and it is affectionately called Taiwan by its residents.

Oh, burn:

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will shuffle his Cabinet this week and is set to move Foreign Minister Stephane Dion, who ran into political trouble last year, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

"Dion is out," said the person, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
Not anyone's special friend anymore, Stephane. None of the Liberal "loyalty" for you.

Rumoured to screw things up: Chrystia Freeland.

Let the good times roll.

Trudeau wasn't elected because he could count and stuff:

That’s not to blame the Liberals for trying to find ways to market Canada as an attractive investment destination in the new Trump era. But they’d have better luck with improving things investors really value, like lower red tape and taxes. As Trump prepares to use those very things to make the U.S. more alluring — with plans to slash tax rates for businesses and high earners, eviscerate burdensome regulations, and unleash an oil and gas bonanza unshackled from obligations to the globalist climate crusade — the response of the Canadian government has been to assure the world that what we lack in attractiveness, we make up for in personality.

(Sidebar: has any foreign government actually met that stuttering f--- Trudeau?)

The reaction of the prime minister’s entire inner circle to the shock of Trump’s election has been to reassure themselves that their response should definitely not be rethinking the unattractive policies they’re so deeply invested in, like higher taxes on top talent, higher business costs from new pension and carbon taxes, and yet more complexity in energy-project approvals. Rather, as usual, they see the solution requiring nothing more than their sunny-ways branding. There was Katie Telford, Trudeau’s chief of staff, telling Fortune magazine shortly after Trump’s election: “Consider investing in and expanding in Canada … We welcome all of you.” And Justin Trudeau himself, last month addressing a Calgary business audience — which surely included many investors unconvinced that slapping carbon taxes on oil and gas will help Canadian energy compete against Trump’s drill-baby-drill policy — explained how the power of green thinking can overcome stuffy-old profit considerations. “If the United States wants to take a step back from (climate regulations) quite frankly, I think we should look at that as an extraordinary opportunity for Canada and for Canadians,” he said. “Being strong on the environment and strong on the economy go together,” he added.

One or two folks hearing that comment live-tweeted by reporters dared to publicly question this odd formula equating higher taxes with greater growth. But another top Trudeau insider, senior adviser Gerald Butts, was quick to tweet back that “the smart capital” is hardly “betting long on carbon these days.”

Butts has thought along such lines long before Trump or even Trudeau, since many years ago when the Ontario Liberals, with his guidance, began assuring Ontarians of the economic benefits of saddling citizens and businesses with ever-rising and unending climate rules and decarbonizing costs. Today, capital investment in Ontario (after stripping out the government share) is more tepid than a decade ago. Meanwhile, Canadian investment flowing to the U.S. has soared over the same period. So maybe Ontario’s costly climateering didn’t make for such a comfortable business climate after all.

And this corruption is shocking how? It's Liberals. It's what they do:

Prime Minister Trudeau accepted a gift from His Royal Highness the Aga Khan of a vacation for his whole family on the privately-owned Bell Island. The Aga Khan Foundation, has been the beneficiary of tens of millions of dollars in government contributions to international development projects, in addition to 30 million dollars from the Government of Canada for the Foundation's Ottawa headquarters.

Section 14.1 of the Conflict of Interest Act is very clear.  "Neither a Member nor any member of a Member's family shall accept, directly or indirectly, any gift or other benefit, except compensation authorized by law, that might reasonably be seen to have been given to influence the Member in the exercise of a duty or function of his or her office."

Oh, dear:

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck in Nunavut territory in far northern Canada, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Sunday.

The quake, originally measured at magnitude 6.4, hit at a depth of 11.8 miles (19 km) and was centered 55 miles (89 km) southeast of Resolute in the thinly populated territory, the USGS said.

The Gambian communications minister has defected:

Gambia's communication minister, Sheriff Bojang, said on Monday he had left his post in the first high-profile Cabinet defection since President Yahya Jammeh refused to accept losing a December election.

Opposition leader Adama Barrow won the polls by a thin margin, sparking nationwide celebrations in the riverine nation wedged within its larger and freer neighbor, Senegal.

But after initially conceding defeat, Jammeh changed his mind a week later and said his party would challenge the results in court.

In a statement sent to Reuters, Bojang said such efforts were "an attempt to subvert the express will of the Gambian electorate" and he urged others to join him.

Seven Egyptian police were killed in a bomb attack in Sinai:

At least seven policemen and one civilian were killed in a bomb attack on a checkpoint in the northern Sinai city of al-Arish on Monday, and five of the attackers were also killed, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said.

Security and medical sources told Reuters earlier that eight policemen were killed.

The attackers planted a bomb in a street cleaning vehicle they had stolen a few days earlier, security sources told Reuters. After the bomb exploded, attackers fired guns and rocket-propelled grenades at the checkpoint, the sources said.

The Interior Ministry said the attack was carried out by a group of around 20 men who had used RPGs and a vehicle bomb. Security forces had detonated the bomb before it reached the checkpoint, and had killed five of the attackers and wounded three others.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which also wounded 13 people, including four civilians. Police found the body of one of the attackers behind the wheel of the vehicle that exploded.

And now, the answer to a question people are forced to ask - what would it take to get one to cut off those ridiculous man-buns? A free drink, apparently:

One Brooklyn bar has such strong feelings about the look that hopes to make it a thing of the past by helping man-bun-owners transition to a different hairstyle in 2017. To achieve this, Bushwick’s Boobie Trap is offering a “full bottle of booze” to anyone who will cut off their man bun in the bar.

(Merci beaucoup)

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