File this one under “if only.” Some time ago, German scientist, Hans-Hilger Ropers, announced he was testing a pill that reduces the hyperactivity of certain brain cells, which in turn stabilizes short term memory and improves attentiveness. The researcher claims to have used it successfully with fruit flies and mice; a German newspaper dubbed it […]
come to think of it, he would be able to hold on to his present job with ease while officiating even more successfully in the additional mandate. Just thinking about how the Toronto lefties would completely lose it and go gaga-booga-goo-goo if that happens, makes me happy.
Nice vid at link. I am suffering from a bad case of laziness today and haven’t bothered to embed it in the post.
Mike Strobel writing at TorontoSun:
Toronto riding high on Rob Ford’s exploits Mayor a walking tourism slogan.
Everybody is wringing their hands because Rob Ford is “bad for Toronto.”
To hear the talking heads on air and at City Hall, you’d think we still have SARS, like our mayor is scaring tourists away.
Bollocks! Tourism is booming. We’re breaking records, according to new Tourism Toronto numbers.
In 2013, last week’s release gushes, we had more overseas visitors and sold more hotel rooms than ever. Most notably, we welcomed 2.18 million Americans, a 9.7% jump over 2010, the year you-know-who was elected.
Surely the draw is not just all those fancy new tropical fish on Bremner Blvd. And it can’t be the CN Tower, now sixth on the “world’s tallest” list and falling fast. The Eaton Centre is nice but it’s, well, it’s a mall.
No, I think the (not so) secret to our success is our mayor. If only we can see it, exploit its full potential.
Jimmy Kimmel’s video tribute to Toronto late Tuesday, following his chat with Ford the night before, was pure gold — and just the tip of a motherlode……….
Folks, this will show you what a seriously CRAZY world we live in! ———– A WARNING TO YOUNG GUYS: IF YOU PICK UP A GIRL AT A BAR, OR PARTY, AND THEN HAVE SEX WITH HER, THE POLITICALLY CORRECT CROWD IS STARTING TO HINT THAT SHE MIGHT NOT BE CONSIDERED “CAPABLE” OF CONSENT ………….., YOU […]
Dear Readers: The old saying goes that history is written by the victors. In Quebec, an addendum may be necessary that notes it is re-written by the victors of the most recent election. That’s right kids, if you thought the bitchin’ French had run out of ways to cause trouble, you’re mistaken ……………………., they have […]
The healthcare industry uses a lot of euphemisms. You’ll be familiar with many of these: A doctor will tell you “this may sting a bit,” right before jabbing you with a six-inch needle. The warning label on your prescription will mention “some side effects,” which might include stroke, heart attack or seizures. Getting a private […]
Dear Readers: We have some big ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,. and small stuff for ya today! Matter of fact, it’s big, small, fast, slow, interesting, boring and just plain silly! ————————————– Here’s a guy that I dislike more than just about anybody else because he is so full of himself ………………….., Steven Seagal! Remind me to tell you […]
There are a lot of great not-true things at Facts I Just Made Up, but only one forces us to imagine a world where people have just enough knowledge to accidentally summon an archangel to a high school.Read more…
The extract below is from an article published a month ago but I happened to come across it today. Worth a read. Lots of commonsense throughout. BTW, the writer is Conrad Black’s wife.
Barbara Amiel writing at Macleans
…..The remarks about the damage he has done to the image of Toronto are tripe. The only damage done is to himself. Do you look down on Washington because mayor Barry smoked crack, went to jail and then was re-elected mayor? Do you look down on Rome because prime minister Silvio Berlusconi paid underage Ruby the Heart Stealer for sex and then survived votes of no-confidence? Well, obviously not, but you won’t get on CBC or quoted unless you say with a dead-serious
face that this is a day of shame, locusts, plague and darkness for all Torontonians. This sort of idiotic sound bite has been especially loved by robotic thinkers who have been weighing in en masse on how destructive this is to Toronto’s image abroad. “The world is laughing at us, not with us,” said one, assuming sackcloth and ashes for all. More to the point was Conan O’Brien: “The mayor was charged with being way too exciting for Toronto.”………..
Glad I decided to wake up!!
I would have liked to hear what the father’s little boy had to say to that. I would have also liked to know what happened to the lapping beauty and how she managed to pull that oversized foot from her mouth. HAHAHAHHAHAHHA
Lesson for today: The truth is extremely difficult to keep hidden.
In case you missed it, here’s the most magical moment in Liberal politics that I’ve witnessed lately http://t.co/1BwfOXWXRS
— Stephen Taylor (@stephen_taylor) October 23, 2013
Le Figaro: French Parliamentarians will meet on Wednesday.
There is a big debate in France now, with some believing that Hollande has gone too far on this issue. What is your message to the French Parliamentarians before they convene and vote on the strike?
President al-Assad: A few days ago the French Interior Minister was quoted as saying that “France’s participation is dependent on the US congress,” with no mention to the French Parliament. Allow me then to pose this question to you: To whom does the French government answer to – the French parliament or the US congress? Since 2003, on the back of the invasion of Iraq and its earlier position before the war, France has relinquished its independence and has become a part of American foreign policy. This applies to Chirac after the war on Iraq, to Sarkozy, and today to Hollande.
So the question really is: will the meeting of the French parliamentarians return the independence of France’s decisions back to the French? We hope that this would be the case. Since they will be working in the interests of France, will the representatives of the French people take the side of extremism and terrorism? Will they support those who perpetrated the September 11 attacks in New York, or those who bombed the Metro in Spain? Will the representatives of the French people support those who killed the innocents in France?
How is it possible for them to stand against individuals like Mohammed Merah in France and yet support others like him in Syria? How can France fight terrorism in Mali and support it in Syria? Will France adopt the American model of double standards? How can the parliamentarians convince the French public that their country is secular, yet at the same time it supports extremism and sectarianism in other parts of the world? How can France advocate for democracy but yet one of its closest allies – Saudi Arabia – is still living in medieval times?
My message to the French Parliamentarians is: go back to the principles of the French Revolution that the whole world is proud of: Liberty, Justice, Equality.
This is what you want from a math teacher. The word problem you see here is what happened after a Redditor’s “friend” was caught using his phone during math class. The teacher confiscated the phone, and set the passcode to a certain number, found by answering the problem.
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