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Ted is still O.K. folks!

Dear Readers: With all the bad stuff going on in the world we thought you might like a little happy news! You might remember the voice of a once-homeless man named Ted Williams. He hit the media spotlight three years ago and became known as the man with the golden voice. ‘When you’re listening to […]

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Asshole of the Day # 86

OK folks, here’s our “Asshole of the Day,” and a tip for would-be home invaders! You might want to consider attempting to break in via a window or a door … instead of, say, the chimney. Authorities say that’s the route Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa decided to take early yesterday in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and things went […]

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Ya had to be there!

Apparently there are some lines even I wouldn’t cross! I saw an article about a spider in the news today! (And it did NOT look like this one!) This thing was in the rain-forest of South America, and was at least a foot across, and it wasn’t one of those skinny things that are all […]

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Sunday Morning Funnies # 77

Late last fall, the Indians on the Aamjiwnaang First Nation reservation in Grand Bend asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky, he couldn’t tell […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion About Censorship!

Dear Readers: As you know, your often maligned reporter goes on rants and raves about stuff that seems grossly unfair, unjust, or just plain ridiculous. I have campaigned against the far left, far right, feminists, (especially the femi-nazi’s) special interest groups, animals lovers and vegetarians, bigots, racists, survivalists, cops, minorities, immigrants, liberals and conservatives, lobbyists, […]

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Earth’s magnetic field could flip at any time!

Ladies and Gentlemen, according to the Perspective Research Department scientists have discovered that Earth’s magnetic field could flip from north to south at any time! Estimates range from next week, to more than a hundred years from now ………………, but rest assured it will flip soon! BUT! A magnetic field shift is old news. Around […]

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Ya had to be there!

Two hillbillies walked into a restaurant. While having a bite to eat, they talked about their moonshine operation. Suddenly, a woman at a nearby table who is eating a sandwich, began to cough. After a minute or so, it became apparent that she was in real distress. One of the hillbillies looked at her and […]

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Some days ya shouldn’t get out of bed!

Boy, oh boy, have we got a “Loser of the Day” for ya today folks! Bad enough that this guy was attacked by a bear, but then his partner attempted to shoot the animal ….., and put a couple of rounds in him instead!http://www.theprovince.com/news/fights+life+after+being+mauled+grizzly+bear+shot+hunting+partner/10285561/story.html ——————————————— A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when […]

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I will NOT be censored or silenced!

Ladies and Gentlemen, this article was originally called “We got trouble in River City,” and for good reason! The politically correct crowd has taken over the asylum and woe to anyone who gets in their way! Your often maligned reporter wrote an article a few months ago about the injustices and inequities in this world, […]

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Sunday Morning Funnies About Religion!

Ladies and Gentlemen, one of the great distinctions between Christianity and Islam is that you can tell Jesus jokes in one, but don’t dare try Mohammed jokes on the other! Q: Why doesn’t Jesus play hockey? A: He kept getting nailed to the boards. Q: What’s the difference between Jesus and a picture of Jesus? […]

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Saturday Morning Computer Confusion!

Dear Readers: How does anyone manage to get by in this world if they are NOT computer wizards? I’m in a quandary and conundrum here that I don’t know how to escape from! As you no doubt know, “BlogsCanada.ca,” (Aside from my own posts under the heading “Allan’s Perspective”) is an aggregator of some of […]

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Is this site really that nasty?

Ladies and Gentlemen, I don’t know if it’s because I speak negatively about Muslim extremism on this site, or complain about cops abusing their authority, or worry that the United States of America is going to hell in a hand basket, or that some feminists are out to castrate men, [;>)] or that immigrants abuse […]

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Verily, I say!

Folks, your sometimes naive reporter just had a revelation of sorts. OF COURSE the bible thumpers believe the world was created 6000 years ago ………….., and evolution is a myth. After all, they also believe that Jesus spoke in 16th century English! (Verily) ———————————————- Workers at a New Jersey treatment plant say they saw a […]

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What Would Jesus say?

Strange news out of “Snoops.com” this morning! American Idol winner and country star Carrie Underwood released a single titled “Something in the Water,” and soon after, rumors began to circulate that atheists were trying to ban the track due to its Christian themes.Fortunately, that’s all this rumour is………………., a rumour! I say fortunately because it’s […]

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Maybe there is a conspiracy after all!

Folks, I have been a conspiracy de-bunker for many years now, but there is one thing that just might be true! I’m not talking about the bullshit concerning 9/11, or aliens and UFO’s, or who killed JFK, or the moon landings! NO! What I’m talking about is 100% proof-positive, boys and girls. I’m talking about […]

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And a banana for your monkey!

Now here’s a case straight out of “Planet of the Apes,” or perhaps a poster child for the group “people for the ethical treatment of animals!” (PETA) The case of Tommy the pet chimpanzee goes back to court this week, and a group of judges could decide whether he should be recognized as a “person” […]

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Car 54, someone stole a balloon!

A balloon lifts off over the crowd in the early morning during the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Organizers have equipped all 550 pilots with tablet computers capable of running a mapping application that will enable them to steer clear of the many restricted areas or prohibited zones […]

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If I Ruled the World #63

Dear Readers: We have mentioned on these pages that the United States of America is a truly schizophrenic society because on the one hand it’s the greatest country in the world, and on the other it has things that go on there that scare the shit out of me, and a whole bunch of other […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion # 88

“Some men just want to watch the world burn!” Folks, I don’t know if it’s just me and I’m missing something, or perhaps there is an agenda I’m not aware of, or maybe even a point about human psychology that is foreign to me, but I’m really confused about these Islamic radicals and what they’re […]

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“Asshole of the Day” two for one sale!

Talk about yer “Asshole of the Day,” folks. We have another two for one sale! Sometimes, a simple plan works best if you’re a criminal. And sometimes, that plan to shove $1,200 worth of meat down your pants and walk out of a supermarket undetected doesn’t end so well. Police have charged Gregory Rodriguez with […]


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One arrested, two at large after North York home invasion

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Staff

One man is in custody and two suspects are at large after an armed home invasion in North York Tuesday night. Three suspects armed with handguns broke into a house on Woolner Ave., near Jane St. and St. Clair Ave. … Continue Reading

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Wild mountain goats in the Italian Alps have gotten significantly smaller over the past few decades

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Anonymous

Wild mountain goats in the Italian Alps have gotten significantly smaller over the past few decades in response to a warming climate. Call us crazy, but rising seas seems a small price to pay for adorable tiny goats. Thanks, global warming!Read more…

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Canada

Prime ministerial speeches to nation are rare

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Staff

OTTAWA – National addresses by Canadian prime ministers are rare, and usually only deal with major events. Here’s a list of recent instances where the prime minister felt it necessary to address the nation: 1968: Lester Pearson speaks about the … Continue Reading

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7 of the ombudsman’s recommendations for unlicensed daycares

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Staff

Many of the Ombudsman’s 113 recommendations target issues surrounding unlicensed home daycares were flagged by the Star in an investigation last year. Most have already been addressed by the Ministry of Education, including: A call for a dedicated enforcement unit, … Continue Reading

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Parliament Hill shooting: Justin Trudeau remarks from Parliament Hill

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Aaron Wherry

‘They want us to forget ourselves. Instead, we should remember’

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Stephen Harper vows to tighten security measures

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Staff

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Canada will not be intimidated by the “despicable” attacks that have taken the lives of two soldiers this week. In a nationally televised address from an unknown location, Harper said the government will “take all … Continue Reading

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Parliament Hill shooting: Stephen Harper’s address to the nation

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Aaron Wherry

‘Canada will never be intimidated’

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Video: “Expect more attacks” says SFU professor

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Canada.com

SFU political science professor Douglas Ross expects that if CSIS determines the attack on Ottawa is part of a growing movement on behalf of ISIS that Canadians should expect more such attacks.

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NFL Fans By U.S. County, According to Twitter

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Anonymous

NFL Fans By U.S. County, According to Twitter

Earlier this year, Facebook used information gathered from its users to determine the most popular NFL team in every U.S. county . Now, Twitter has released its own map of NFL fandom in America – and Twitter’s version is interactive.

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Person of Interest Delivers One of the Most Disturbing Episodes Ever

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Annalee Newitz

Just in time for midterm elections, Person of Interest pulled out all the stops with a story of vote tampering, political corruption, and the real difference between good and evil. This was seriously punch-you-in-the-gut storytelling.Read more…

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Parliament Hill shooting: Thomas Mulcair’s remarks to the nation

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Aaron Wherry

‘Canada is shaken today, but we shall not waver’

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Well, THAT Was Surprisingly Easy, Supernatural

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Charlie Jane Anders

Not that we’re surprised or anything. But last night’s Supernatural definitely felt like it was a little too easy. Spoilers follow…Read more…

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Blatchford: Nathan Cirillo killed performing most eternal, soldiery duty — Standing guard over one of his own

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Christie Blatchford

He was such a modern young guy, Nathan Frank Cirillo, yet he died performing a task that is both so eternal and so soldierly, standing guard over one of his own. Cpl. Cirillo, just 24, was the soldier killed at […]

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Friends remember Cpl. Nathan Cirillo: ‘He always wanted to serve his country’

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Anonymous

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo wanted to serve Canada in the military since his days at Sherwood Secondary School, when he wrote in his friends’ yearbook that they would all go to Afghanistan together. But that would never happen. “He always wanted … Continue Reading

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Ronaldo gets 70th Champions League goal as Real Madrid beats Liverpool 3-0

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Associated Press

PARIS – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 70th Champions League goal and Mario Balotelli again failed to deliver as Real Madrid cruised to a 3-0 win at Liverpool on Wednesday to take complete control of Group B with a third straight […]

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Air New Zealand’s New Hobbit Video Is Greatest Flight Safety Film Ever

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Lauren Davis

In honor of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the folks at Air New Zealand have updated their Hobbit-studded flight safety video with even more special effects madness and costumed flight attendants—plus cameos from Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson, and Sylvester McCoy.

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Man ID’d in report as gunman had lived in Montreal, Vancouver and Aylmer

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Vancouver Sun - News

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the man identified by CBS News as the gunman killed in Ottawa on Wednesday, appears to have lived at various times in Montreal, Vancouver and Aylmer, Que.

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Suspect in Parliament Hill shooting charged in Vancouver in 2011 robbery

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Vancouver Sun - News

Police officials are looking into community ties a suspect in the Wednesday shooting of an Ottawa soldier may have had in this province, said the head of the B.C. Muslim Association.

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Coyne: Micro-terrorism emerges as new threat in wake of Ottawa, Quebec attacks

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Andrew Coyne

How easy it is. How easy it was. How terribly, ineluctably easy. Since Sept. 11, 2001, authorities across the West have been bracing themselves for the second act, the big kill, the spectacular slaughter of hundreds or even thousands at […]

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Saskatchewan officials on high alert after attack on Parliament Hill, throne speech goes on

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Morgan Modjeski

Officials in Saskatchewan were on high alert after reports of an attack on Parliament Hill in Ottawa rippled across the nation on Wednesday morning. Members of the public were prohibited from attending Saskatchewan’s throne speech except those with invitations. Meanwhile, … Continue Reading

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Calgary

Threat to general public ‘still tiny,’ says University of Calgary terrorism expert

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Robson Fletcher

Two attacks on Canadian soldiers in three days are unlikely to be operationally related and while the public is understandably shocked, “it would be a mistake to be scared,” according to a University of Calgary terrorism expert. “I think it’s … Continue Reading

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Edmonton

Some Edmonton cyclists willing to compromise on councillor’s 97 Street bike lane suggestion

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Anonymous

Coun. Mike Nickel wants the bike lanes on 97 Street gone, but in return, would support funding lanes in the downtown core. The councillor wants the city to review the bikes lanes in that area, which he says are more … Continue Reading

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Video: Vancouver reacts to shooting in Ottawa

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Vancouver Sun - News

Reporter Mike Hager talks to Vancouverites regarding the shooting in Ottawa at the Parliament Buildings.

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Whitecaps coach Robinson wants unsung hero Matias Laba back next season

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Cam Tucker

When Carl Robinson took over the head coach’s job of the Vancouver Whitecaps, he set out to improve the midfield. On Wednesday, midfielders Matias Laba and Pedro Morales, both designated players who joined the club just prior to the start … Continue Reading

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Alberta

Wayne Scanlan: In mad world, hockey takes pause

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Postmedia News

By Wayne Scanlan OTTAWA — What to do in a world gone mad? Here in the toy department, we hit the pause button on fun and games. So it followed that in the wake of Wednesday’s tragic events on Parliament […]

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Edmonton

Edmontonians going to be asked to keep winter lights on past the holidays

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Anonymous

Christmas lights up and on all winter will be part of the city’s plan to get more people embracing Edmonton’s northern climate. After Christmas, they’ll be known as ‘winter lights,’ said Sue Holdsworth with the city, when homeowners will be … Continue Reading

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OpenMedia.ca: You Spoke, We Listened: The 2014 OpenMedia community survey

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Anonymous

As a volunteer who helped analyze and interpret the results of this year’s survey, I am thrilled to see that our diverse community is just as passionate about a free and open Internet as I am. Growing up with the Internet, I have seen how crucial it is to our day-to-day life. I believe we have to stop censorship and unnecessary regulation of the Internet. When I’m old, I don’t want to be telling younger generations about the glory days of the Internet before restriction – I want it to be as free as it ever was!

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Excited Delirium: Ottawa

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Excited Delirium

Canadians have a path they can follow after today’s events in Ottawa. Let’s hope we choose a new beginning instead of an end to what few freedoms we have left.

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Q&A: Terry Gainer, former Sergeant-in-Arms of the U.S. Senate

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  John Geddes

In the wake of the Ottawa shooting, the man who protected the Senate advocates ‘layered’ security

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Metro Vancouver voters ready for change, new poll finds

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Vancouver Sun - News

People across Metro Vancouver have an appetite for change in their municipal government, according to a new poll by Insights West. The hot button issues are largely predictable — housing in Vancouver, crime in Surrey and transportation in many outlying suburbs — but there is also undercurrent of dissatisfaction with the quality of local politicians, transparency and engagement with the local decision-making process.

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Ottawa shooting: Cobbling together a narrative from shards

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Anne Kingston

An unprecedented day leaves Canada desperate for scraps of truth and for something it can tell itself

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Shooting of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo strengthens cadet’s resolve to serve his country

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Anonymous

HAMILTON, Ont. — On the sun-dappled sidewalk outside the red-brick fortress that is the John W. Foote VC Armoury, they came to pay respects, many carrying bouquets of flowers, and some offering condolences to the quiet handful of soldiers on duty about 10 paces inside […]

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Here’s The Hulkbusting First Trailer For Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Lauren Davis

Here's The Hulkbusting First Trailer For Avengers: Age Of Ultron

[Updated] The trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron has arrived online a bit early, showing off Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armor and Ultron himself in creepy, creepy action—along with the MCU’s version of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.

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The Best times An On-Screen Adaptation Strayed From The Book

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Ria Misra

The disappointing changes made in the on-screen adaptations from some of our favorite books have been well catalogued. But what about the times when the on-screen adaptation diverted from its source material, for the best?Read more…

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Montreal Simon: Harper’s Canada and the Attack on Parliament Hill

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Simon

I’m sure you’ve all seen the pictures of this nightmare day on Parliament Hill, this criminal assault on our democracy. So all I have to say tonight is this:(1) To the crazy fanatics who killed a young soldier today and another one in Quebec the other day: you and your kind will not intimidate us.And we will remember Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent​…

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Ted is still O.K. folks!

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: With all the bad stuff going on in the world we thought you might like a little happy news! You might remember the voice of a once-homeless man named Ted Williams. He hit the media spotlight three years ago and became known as the man with the golden voice. ‘When you’re listening to […]

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MIT’s Science Fiction Society Has 60,000 Books And Some Zany Traditions

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Charlie Jane Anders

Reason number 5,000,000,000 to wish you’d gone to MIT… There’s a great article in MIT News Magazine about the MIT Science Fiction Society, with its incredibly awesome library. Which started with a wooden crate dragged between dorm rooms in 1949 and …

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Crime

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Terrorism comes home

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  BlastFurnace

It’s been thirty years or so since there was a coordinated terrorist attack in Canada – the bombing of the Litton plant in Toronto that was making guidance systems for American cruise missiles. Since then, and especially since 9/11, we’ve kind of hoped and prayed that it wouldn’t happen again. Well, it has.

Two days after a soldier was shot and killed and another maimed at Saint Jean sur

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Happy Belated Birthday Kim Kardashian

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  Anonymous

Shame on all of us for missing such a monumental day in history yesterday. Yesterday marked Kim Kardashian-West’s 34th year of life. Who knew 34 years ago that Kim would become of one the world’s biggest celebrities and fashion icons. From the early days of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, back whe Kim used to […]

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