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Can You Go to Canada If You Have a DUI?

Almost 7 years ago, while going through some personal issues, I made a terrible mistake and ended up being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in the State of California. It was a dark period in my life, but I have moved on and learned my lesson. This spring, however, my intoxicated driving conviction […]

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instanews – Local Breaking News App for iOS and Android

We are excited to announce the official Canadian launch of the instanews Android app and instanews iOS app. The instanews mobile app enables anyone with an iPhone or Android phone to share breaking local news with nearby people more effectively than on existing platforms. Quickly and easily publish your own local news stories, and discover […]

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instanews App – Local News by Real People

Hello fellow Canadian bloggers, I want to take a moment to introduce you to my new mobile app launching next month on iOS and Android.  It’s called instanews, and it empowers everyone to be a reporter and makes it extremely easy to share photos, videos, and information with nearby people.  You could essentially think of […]

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Goodbye!

Dear Readers……., and friends! It has been an interesting time, as well as a time that saw major changes in my personal and working life, but now it is time to let others take on the responsibility of populating these pages with interesting and informative news and gossip. There is a new owner of BlogsCanada.ca, […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion # 477

Dear Readers: There is a lot of confusion about whether Monty Python is really funny …………., or not! What I mean is that some sketches like “The dead Parrot” are among the funniest things I have ever seen, and some other stuff is just plain stupid. BUT. I have to admit that when they ARE funny, […]

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Ontario Place!

Dear Readers: Hey kids, I ran across this article today and since Ontario Place opened when I was still quite young, (teens) and these photo’s and video’s brought back a whole bunch of memories! Any kid who spent time in Toronto during the 1970s, 80s and 90s surely fostered blissful, orange-soaked memories at Children’s Village […]

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This n’ That!

Dear Readers: The Washington Post hit the nail right on the head (Or did they just kick the cat?) when they published this article today! By Michelle Singletary How much is your cat’s life worth? Or your dog’s? Would you take out a credit card specifically to pay for veterinarian care for your cat? Would […]

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Earth Day 2015!

2015 is shaping up to be a monumental year for the international climate movement, and Earth Day Canada wants to show the world that Canadians are supportive of meaningful climate action. As such, Earth Day Canada is creating a 2015 Earth Flag on which we will collect signatures from people across the country who are […]

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Any Yoda of yours is a Yoda of mine!

Dear Readers: Aficionado’s of online medieval manuscripts—whoever you are—may be intrigued to know about a 14th-century image of  Yoda, wide-spread ears and all, NPR reports. (That’s right kids, Yoda lived for over 900 years, so this was a drawing of him when he was middle-aged!) But is it really him? “I’d love to say that it really […]

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What a bird brain!

Firefighters desperately trying to locate voices crying “Help” and “Fire” trapped in an inferno found the desperate pleas came from two parrots. Crews in Boise, Idaho were called to the blaze on Friday night. After arriving on the scene they heard cries of “Help” and “Fire” from inside leading them to believe several people were […]

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Sunday Morning Funnies #7766

The woman’s husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months, yet she had stayed by his bedside every single day.  One day, when he came to, he motioned for her to come nearer.  As she sat by him, he whispered, eyes full of tears, “You know what? You have been […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion #3966

Dear Readers: Lots of things confusing me today bunky, including a bit of confusion about how ya can get a free meal just for being old! There are many perks of growing old — seeing your kids have kids, wearing shirts that say “World’s Best Grandma,” calling rowdy youngsters “whippersnappers” and more — and getting discounts […]

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Having kids is hereditary!

Dear Readers: Today we have a couple of stories from opposite ends of the spectrum that show just how crazy things are getting in this world! The Meitiv family, who is once again battling CPS in Maryland over allowing their children to go to the playground unsupervised. (Photo: Facebook) The Maryland parents investigated by Child […]

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Wag the Dog!

Dear Readers: You usually forgiving reporter is slowly getting fed-up with individuals and special interest groups who hold society to ransom with whatever stupid bullshit they go on about! The latest case is about a certain Alain Simoneau of Saguenay Quebec who went to a local council meeting seven years ago and decided he didn’t like them saying […]

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Some Type of Necrophilia?

Dear Readers: Your ever faithful servant and reporter tries to keep up with all the latest news so that we can supply you with the latest poop on what’s going on in your world ………., and this one takes the cake! “Hey, wanna go see the body?” may seem like an odd thing to hear at […]

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The French are at it again!

Dear Readers: Your long suffering reporter fervently believes in that old axiom, “The French are the best second raters in the world” and this article does nothing to dispel that belief! A Montreal man is criticizing Quebec language laws after a clerk at a local Toys “R” Us told him he was wasn’t allowed to purchase […]

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Eat cheese, get laid!

O.K. folks, read the following article, and then remember ……., ya heard it here first! A survey by dating social network site Skout, cheese heads get more action. Skout surveyed a total of 4,600 people. Grilled cheese yields more sex, better people! Thirty-two percent of grilled cheese lovers reported having sex at least six times […]

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Sex?

The Ontario government tried to introduce a new sex education course to public school kids a few month ago and it included such things as discussions about masturbation, trans-gender issues, same sex couples and much more. Now I’m bringing this up for a couple of reasons kids. First of all, we’re not sure if some […]

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Sunday Morning Funnies # 32

A man turns to his wife in bed and whispers “Did you know it’s National Orgasm Day?” “Oh, what a pity,” she smiled, “Right in the middle of National Headache Week !!” ———————————— SENIOR TRYING TO SET PASSWORD WINDOWS: Please enter your new password: USER: cabbage WINDOWS: Sorry, the password must be more than 8 […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion # 49

Seems I don’t know who to believe anymore kids! The CBC is on a campaign to flog what they call the missing and/or murdered native women across Canada and it makes the news every night. You would think there is a vat network of guys like Robert Pickton who are abducting and killing girls left right […]


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Photos from London’s Protest Against the French Burkini Ban

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Chris Bethell

Women protested at the French embassy this week following images of armed police forcing a woman on a beach in Nice to remove her clothing.

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: Baltimore’s Streams Are Full of Meth

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  VICE Staff

Researchers found amphetamines in water samples from six separate streams around the city, drastically altering the aquatic life.

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Two Takes on Shifty Steve

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Anonymous

 You would never know they were talking about the same guy, Stephen J. Harper.

According to Kinsella, Shifty was an okay guy deep down. If only we had been as privileged to know him as WK did, we’d see him much differently and so it’s “farewell, good luck and God speed.”

For a slightly different take there’s Michael Harris’ eulogy, “Goodbye Harper, Good Riddance. How do you sum up the career of a guy who betrayed every ideal he claimed to cherish?

In this passage, Harris lays bare our once prime ministerial malevolence:

Stephen Harper was Donald Trump before Trump was Trump, right down to the bigotry, fear-mongering, divisiveness, scapegoating, and profound anti-democratic impulses that had Canada’s entire parliamentary structure tottering, according to experts like Peter Milliken and Robert Marleau.

While others will remember amusing episodes involving personal encounters with Harper, I will remember the look on the face of Canada’s former nuclear safety commissioner, Linda Keen, while she recounted her personal destruction at the hands of his government because she wouldn’t sell out her mandate.

It was the same look I saw in Richard Colvin’s eyes when the former diplomat was smeared by Harper and Peter MacKay for the high crime of telling what he knew about the as-yet-unresolved Afghan detainee affair.


WK may fawn over the guy but Harper was a mean-spirited, brutal prick as a prime minister and, as Harris notes, the country is well rid of him. Even the dregs of the Conservatives who carry on admit as much.
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How Scared Should I Be?: How Scared Should I Be of Whippits?

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Mike Pearl

Just take it easy with that stuff.

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Minister Carr to Participate in a Breakfast Discussion Hosted by the Alberta Enterprise Group

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, will participate in a breakfast discussion with Jeremy van Loon, Calgary bureau chief, Bloomberg News, hosted by the Alberta Enterprise Group, on August 29, 2016.

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Harper has left the building

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Dr.Dawg

I could do this the long way—reviewing Harper’s miserable ten-year caudillist reign over the majority of Canadians who didn’t want him. Item by item. But why? We all know. So, then, the short way. Buzz off, little man, from…

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Minister Monsef available to media following dialogue on electoral reform in Whitehorse on August 31 at Coast High Country Inn

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Democratic Institutions, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, will be in Whitehorse to host a public dialogue on federal electoral reform with local residents.

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Government Complacency Has Plunged Northern Manitoba Into Poverty

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Anonymous

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Under the watch of Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister Manitoba is on pace to lose 128,000 jobs. (Photo: John Woods/CP)

Seeing is believing. Niagara Falls, the Canadian Rockies and Parliament Hill. I have been fortunate enough to have laid eyes on all of these amazing Canadian landmarks. As such, I have also witnessed firsthand an unspeakable poverty.

This summer I went to Northern Manitoba, and I saw just how impoverished indigenous peoples living there are. I was floored by what I saw, it reminded me of being back in Afghanistan.

It is proven that the only way to fight poverty is employment, and since my visit Northern Manitoba has been bleeding jobs.

First it was the announcement of the closure of Port of Churchill:

“Canada’s only Arctic deep-water port is now closed, leaving workers in Churchill puzzled and any talk of Arctic sovereignty feeling like empty rhetoric.” If you want to support the port please sign this petition.

In a community of 600, 60 have lost their jobs with the port’s closure. It was the Liberal government that decided to sell the port in 1997 for $11 million, a hindsight warning to running large deficits that seems to have come a year too late. Both the federal and the provincial governments seem content sitting on their hands.

Then the provincial government served notice that it plans to withdraw from a federal Crown corporation that markets freshwater fish.

Amanda Stevenson, president of WMM Fisheries Co-operative Ltd., called the government’s decision “unbelievably exciting.”

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The Port of Churchil was sold by the Liberals in 1997 for $11 million, resulting in the loss of 60 jobs.

“The economic opportunity for the fishermen in the province being able to sell outside of the monopoly — I can’t overstate it. It’s tremendous,” she said. “We’re talking millions and millions and millions of dollars of sales that are possible now.”

This is the exact sentiment that the farmers had when they dissolved the wheat board. Fisherman in the north are preparing for the worst. This time next year their pickerel will be worth a third of what they were today.

Finally, there is the recent announcement that the paper mill in The Pas will be closing. Six hundred good-paying jobs (300 in the mill and 300 in the bush) in a town of 6,000.

Manitoba can’t do much to save Tolko mill in The Pas, premier says” is an ironic headline considering the huge Conservative majority that the voters of the Pas gave the incoming government. Although an NDP MLA won the riding in The Pas, they overwhelmingly voted Conservative.

As Northern Manitoba hemorrhages jobs, the federal and provincial government seem content arguing on who is to blame.

In both the port and the mill, it has been suggested that ownership should pass to First Nations, but for that to happen the federal government would have to guarantee the loans, something governments in the past have done — but not a precedent that the current government has shown any willingness to follow.

As Northern Manitoba hemorrhages jobs, the federal and provincial government seem content arguing on who is to blame and following a policy of complacency.

There is example after example of towns literally losing 10 per cent of their work force overnight. Imagine finding out your Christmas is ruined in August.

While Brian Pallister sits in his ivory tower, towns across the province are losing their biggest employer. Under his watch Manitoba is on pace to lose 128,000 jobs. He has shown in such a short amount of time that the north does not matter to the current government.

This government is a carbon copy of the Harper government. It cares more about business than it does about the people.

The new Liberal government selfies on the left and rules from the right. Apart from pictures in canoes and superficial ceremonies, actual help will not be forthcoming.

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Why I’m Tired of Seeing Women’s Clothing Choices Policed

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Anonymous

France’s burkini ban was overturned this morning, but the battleground that is women’s bodies remains.

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Minister Monsef to host public dialogue on electoral reform in Yellowknife on August 30 at Explorer Hotel

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend a public dialogue between the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions and local residents on the issue of electoral reform.

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Watch This Powerful Video About Black Lives Matter

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Anonymous

The video features a number of well-known Torontonians like Daniel Caesar, Boi1da, Director X, John River, Rich Kidd, and Jordan Evans.

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A Night with the Rescue Teams Looking for Survivors of Italy’s Earthquake

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Anonymous

The town of Amatrice has been reduced to rubble.

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Ellen Page and Ian Daniel Are Back for an All New Season of ‘GAYCATION’

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  VICE Staff

The duo takes us along as they travel to countries where homosexuality is illegal, as well as areas of the US struggling with anti-LGBT legislation, hate crimes, and tragedy.

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What Will Be Stephen Harper’s Legacy?

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Anonymous

I’m not sure Stephen Harper will leave any particularly lasting impression on the Canadian public. Thinking back on his near decade in power, what do you consider his cardinal achievement?Becoming prime minister provides no assurance you’ll be very goo…

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The VICE Morning Bulletin

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  VICE Staff

Bernie Sanders officially announced his new progressive organization, a truck bomb hit a police building in Turkey, some plants in Baltimore are addicted to meth, and more.

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The Leslie Jones Hack Proves the Internet Still Can’t Accept Successful Dark-Skinned Women

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Anonymous

The latest attacks on the Ghostbusters star speaks to a centuries-old disparagement and mistreatment of black women.

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​Suburban Alberta MP Resigns

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Anonymous

Best of luck in your future endeavours, Stephen J. Harper.

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Here’s An Idea – B.C. Should Disclose Direct Award Contracts Online

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Anonymous

Another megaproject, another chance to dole out direct award contracts.

In April, the Alaska Highway News filed an access to information request for a list of the direct award contracts signed during the first stages of the Site C dam construction.

The list provided to the news at the end of July covers the period from Jan. 1, 2014 to Feb. 29, 2016 and is as interesting for what’s in it as for what’s redacted.

Unless a specific exemption exists, B.C. government rules dictate that the purchase of materials and service or construction contracts must be put to public tender when they exceed $25,000 and $100,000 in value, respectively.

Some of the exemptions BC Hydro relied on for its direct awards included: critical expertise, extension due to increased scope and time constraints.

The École polytechnique fédérale, Ducks Unlimited, two consultants and 23 companies are on the list.

It is odd that BC Hydro uses one piece of legislation to redact information that it’s obligated to disclose under another.

The contracts ranged in value from $30,373 to $900,000, but that’s only for the awards the utility disclosed.

Four of the 23 companies and the value of their contracts were redacted, as was the value of contracts with six other companies, including Duz Cho Construction, IDL Projects and Paul Paquette and Sons.

According to BC Hydro’s list of payments to suppliers — between April 2013 and March 2015 — the utility paid Paquette and Sons $49,343, Duz Cho Construction ($6.16 million) and IDL Projects ($6.997 million).

Presumably all or part of their direct award payments are included in those totals.

It is odd that BC Hydro uses one piece of legislation to redact information that it’s obligated to disclose under another.

There’s no “he’s a swell guy” exemption, but you get a sense from some of the awards that the “swellness” of the recipient may have been a factor.

Telus signed a $900,000 contract for mobile telecommunications due to its “critical expertise.” Fido may draw issue with that.

Coincidentally, Telus has donated $481,366 to the B.C. Liberal party, not including an additional $52,883 in personal donations from two of its in-house lobbyists.

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A visualization of the Site C dam.

The services of B.C. resident and former Kiewit & Sons vice-president Frank Margitan were acquired through a $336,000 contract with a numbered Alberta company.

Hopefully that was for work other than the “independent panel” of industry experts that Margitan chaired in 2014 to vouch for BC Hydro’s Site C cost estimates.

Hand-picked and independent don’t really go together, particularly when Margitan selected the other three panel members.

Don Fairbairn won a $157,500 contract to perform “due diligence,” due to his “critical experience.”

Fairbairn’s critical experience is in high demand for direct award contracts in B.C. no matter the task: hydro facilities, homelessness and addiction issues, bridges and wastewater treatment plants.

In 2006, he and former Premier Gordon Campbell’s deputy minister, Ken Dobell, were directly awarded a $300,000 contract to develop “a new model for addressing the problem of homelessness amongst residents battling addiction and/or mental health.”

He’s had a string of good luck at Partnerships B.C., pulling in $473,456 in contracts from 2006-07 to 2014-15.

In 2011, he was appointed to the board of directors of the Transportation Investment Corporation, picking up an extra $75,125 (and counting).

There was his $91,192 payment in 2013 with Columbia Power to advise the “CEO on strategic planning, corporate development and organizational performance.” The $280,000-per-year CEO at the time? Jane Bird.

In June, Dobell was appointed to the Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment project panel, chaired by Bird.

Sometimes direct award contracts have a funny habit of seeing their value change between the award’s announcement and final delivery of the services, as well.

A few have the temerity to suggest that low-balling the value of work at the outset may occasionally be done as a means to circumvent government rules on direct awards.

One of the more audacious examples was highlighted in the comptroller general’s report on the 2012 health ministry firings.

The ministry directly awarded a $25,000 research contract on an Alzheimer’s drug therapy and then later hiked its value to nearly $2.4 million without putting it back out to public tender.

Here’s an idea. Instead of requiring media outlets to file access to information requests to obtain partially redacted lists of direct award contracts, perhaps B.C. should rip a page from Alberta’s playbook and simply disclose direct awards routinely online.

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Minister Sajjan to officially open new Integrated Personnel Support Centre in Trenton

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the mental and physical health and wellbeing of members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Media are invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan to officially mark th…

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CBSA set to welcome historic Arctic cruise ship

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

On August 26, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers will be in Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories to process passengers and crew aboard the Crystal Serenity, which will be arriving from Alaska during its historic voyage of the Northwest Passage.

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It Is a Shit Time to Be a Bear in Canada

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Anonymous

Humans are delicious but terrible.

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Suspension Of The Burkini Ban Should Bring A Time Of Reflection

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Anonymous

While I feel a sense of relief to hear that France’s highest court has suspended the burkini ban, I am still in shock that a country that claims to be a beacon of democracy and human rights would establish such laws.

According to the BBC, the ban in …

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Minister Sajjan announces funding for green infrastructure project

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is committed to growing our economy by making investments in green infrastructure and clean technology, and ensuring our women and men in uniform have adequate facilities to live, work, and train.

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Rocket launcher and grenades seized in the Southern Ontario Region

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers in the Southern Ontario Region were busy over the month of July with several seizures of undeclared items.

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Watch the Week’s Best New Trailers

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Anonymous

Tom Hanks IS Sully Sullenberger and Casey Affleck inherits a son in this week’s roundup.

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What I’ve Learned Cutting Hair in Jail

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Anonymous

A cut means more inside than it does on the street, and that’s especially true in solitary—where some guys haven’t seen their own reflection in a month.

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I Spent All Night Riding Around London in an Uber Pool

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Anonymous

Would anyone speak to me? Is there any truth at all that it’s the “new Tinder”? How many drunk people would come on to me?

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Photos That Decontextualize Life in Miami

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Anonymous

Rose Marie Cromwell’s photos of Miami are inspired by the concept of an “indelible mark of purity.”

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July 2016 Media Backgrounder

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Five United States (U.S.) residents on their way to visit Niagara Falls on July 2 were sent for a secondary examination where a revolver was discovered under the front passenger seat of the vehicle. Officers determined the 58-year old driver was inadmi…

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The Definitive List of All the Shit You Should Actually Take to University With You

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Anonymous

Laptop? Yes. Wok? No. Stationery? Also no. Sandwich maker? No. Laptop? Again, still yes. Essentially you just need to take that.

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Taking Responsibility for the Carnage

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Anonymous

Our federal government – not the last one, the new one – the Liberal government, has to accept that Canada is now complicit in the carnage and humanitarian disaster of Yemen.

Just because we don’t acknowledge the existence of the “coalition” or that it’s headed by Saudi Arabia, not the United States, doesn’t mean we’re not part of it, a partner. In today’s Globe and Mail, Elizabeth Renzetti writes that Yemen is the war Canada cannot afford to ignore

This brutal conflict should be in the spotlight, especially in countries that supply arms to Saudi Arabia, which leads the coalition accused of causing most of the civilian deaths. Countries such as Canada.

This year, the Liberal government approved $15-billion in sales of light-armoured vehicles (LAVs) to the Saudi kingdom, a sale that gave this country the dubious honour of being the second-greatest exporter of arms to the Middle East, The Globe and Mail’s Steven Chase reported in June. Earlier versions of Canadian-made LAVS seem to have been used in the war against Houthi rebels in Yemen, The Globe reported in February.

Human-rights groups protested against the sale, but otherwise there has been little public outcry.

The government’s argument for selling the combat vehicles to a country with an abysmal human-rights record boiled down to, “it creates jobs,” and “if we don’t, someone else will.” Those are lousy arguments for a country aiming to be a leader in global freedom and progress.


…The war in Yemen is said to be a proxy war that Saudi Arabia is waging with Iran through the Houthi militia, but there’s nothing proxy about a bomb landing on a wedding celebration.

“The resilience of the Yemeni people has been stretched beyond human limits,” the UN report warns. It calls for an independent report into the civilian devastation, which may be cold comfort to the people who are being bombed in marketplaces, schools, factories and hospitals.

A ceasefire ended in early August, which has caused the destruction to increase again. Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) recently withdrew its staff from six hospitals in northern Yemen, after a devastating hospital bombing on Aug. 15 killed 19 and injured 24.

MSF said it gave the GPS co-ordinates of its facilities to the warring parties. Announcing its pullout from the region, the medical aid group said: “MSF is neither satisfied nor reassured by the Saudi-led coalition’s statement that this attack was a mistake.”


…“The United States is complicit in this carnage,”The New York Times wrote in an editorial about the war in Yemen this week.

If the United States is the No. 1 supplier of arms to the Middle East, Canada is now No.2, according to figures compiled by the defence-industry publisher IHS Jane’s and reported in The Globe in June.


Let’s be honest. If this was going on under the Harper government, Liberal critics would be having a field day of righteous indignation. When it’s their team holding the reins they either rationalize it or look the other way.

In case you’re wondering about the picture above, that’s a Saudi F-15 pilot’s flight suit and behind him, slug on a stores rack, is a cluster bomb.

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Dating While Being Broke Sucks, but Not for the Reason You Think

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Anonymous

Hint: It’s not coming up with cheap dates that’s the problem.

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Canada Buys Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft System from United States

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government is dedicated to building a more agile, better-equipped military, while ensuring the best value for Canadians.

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Paving the Way: CanNor funds community arena upgrades in Northwest Territories

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CanNor announced an investment of $292,875 to the Denesoline Corporation Ltd. to upgrade the community arena with an asphalt surf…

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Minister Monsef to consult citizens on electoral reform in Iqaluit on August 29 at Frobisher Inn

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Democratic Institutions, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, will be in Iqaluit to host the first in a series of cross-Canada dialogues on federal electoral reform with local residents.

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Hoist on His Own Orange Petard

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Anonymous

Poor old Donald Trump just exploded in his own face. He is, as Shakespeare would say, hoist on his own petard.

A bit of history. A petard was the original shaped charge device. It was a bell-shaped explosive that, when pressed against a fortified door and ignited, would blow a hole clean through it. However, if the petardier wasn’t careful, it could explode in his face and he’d be hoist on his own petard. See dandy depiction below:

So, what does all this have to do with the Orange Bloat? Well, plenty. Early on, Donny Loudmouth got a lot of support by promising, once in the White House, he’d expel the roughly 12-million illegal aliens living in America. And then he promised to build a wall to keep them from coming back. And didn’t the White Trash eat that shit up.

Now Dumbo is backtracking. Apparently he saw how his numbers in a certain essential ethnic community are tanking. So now he’s only going to deport those who have committed crimes while in the Promised Land. The rest, says his Beneficence, can stay.

Oooh, not so fast. Trump White Trasher in Chief, Sarah Palin, doesn’t like that kind of lefty talk. She’s warned Trump, via the Wall Street Journal, that Bloato’s support will just erode away if he abandons his core promises –  i.e. if he fails to make America great again for angry white folks with marginal reproductive standards.

And if Sarah has her knickers in a bunch, that’s nothing compared to the fury of another Trump backer, Ann Coulter. Just this week, Coulter’s latest book, “In Trump We Trust,” hit the bookshelves. Now she’s barking mad over Trump’s betrayal. And Annie’s not alone. Some are saying Trump just threw away his last chance at winning in November.

“Incorrect descriptions of this: pivot, softening, moderating. Correct descriptions of this: 180, total reversal, flip-flop,” Tim Alberta, chief political correspondent for the conservative National Review, wrote on Twitter.

“Trump probably just threw away his only remaining chance to win in November with Wednesday’s Jeb Bush impersonation,” Mark Krikorian, executive director of the conservative Center for Immigration Studies, wrote in the National Review. “Many of the voters who stuck with him through his various antics will start drifting away.”


Now I’m sure that Ann Coulter, being a lady of high and resolute principle, will have already been on to her publisher with directions to have every copy of her new book pulped forthwith. Nah.
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A First: Israeli Scientists "Have Used the Human Mind to Control Nano Robots Inside a Living Creature"

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Canada welcomes new job-creating investment

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

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Minister Hehr to make announcement regarding office reopening in Prince George, British Columbia

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

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Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation awarded to dedicated Canadians

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

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