The United States, in fact the entire world lost a great man when Pete Seeger died on January 27th of this year. I was away and missed the news, only learning of the folk music legend’s passing yesterday. For some reason I’ve been on something of a Pete Seeger binge the past couple of months, listening and watching videos spanning several decades on Youtube. It was while watching one of those videos yesterday that I saw a comment posted that said RIP, that’s how I found out. My mother introduced me to folk music, and eventually to Pete Seeger. We (Read more…)
The United States, in fact the entire world lost a great man when Pete Seeger died on January 27th of this year. I was away and missed the news, only learning of the folk music legend’s passing yesterday. For some reason I’ve been on someth…
Re Kerry Refuses To Be Forced Into Early Keystone XL Decision (Jan. 18): You reference President Barack Obama’s commitment to action on climate change as “vague vows.” In fact, in June, 2013, by executive order to avoid gridlock in Congress, Mr. Obama announced a very specific plan. The list of measures is impressive: new standards […]
We deserve an energy plan, a climate plan, and the new industrial revolution of clean-tech and renewables. The first step is for Harper to get out of the way. By Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, Green MP Bruce Hyer What is an environmental issue? However you define it, Harper is against it. “Environment” means different […]
Lac Megantic, Alberta, North Dakota, New Brunswick…it seems we can’t go a week these days without a train tragedy happening involving rail cars carrying crude oil. A buddy of mine brought this up, given that I’m admittedly something of a conspiracy buff, but to that point it hadn’t even occurred to me what a boost these accidents could have for projects like Keystone and the Northern Gateway pipelines. Greenpeace has been advocating for updated and more stringent safety standards for transporting crude by rail (STORY HERE). But if rail becomes safe and effective what happens to (Read more…)
Lac Megantic, Alberta, North Dakota, New Brunswick…it seems we can’t go a week these days without a train tragedy happening involving rail cars carrying crude oil. A buddy of mine brought this up, given that I’m admittedly something of a conspi…
When businesses raise money through the issuance of securities, they are subject to securities laws that govern this process. Private placement markets or “exempt” markets are exactly that, a way for businesses to be exempt from some of these laws and still raise the funds they need to grow. An example of a market exemption [...]
Dear Readers: Now that Christmas is over, and New Year is next week, it’s time to start thinking about an important resolution: WEIGHT LOSS! IT’S TIME TO UNDO ALL THAT HOLIDAY OVERINDULGENCE, KIDS! (Boy, have we got news for you!) (We here at the Perspective Research Department have found that one SURE-FIRE way to lose […]
Dear I.T. Guys: I think I need to warn you assholes again that whenever I go on your web-site to download something, click on something, or interact with you in any way …….., and you fuck with my computer by changing my home page, changing my search programs, inserting shit I don’t want or need, […]
Guest Post by Ana Mardoll Here is a sequence of events as I understand them: 1. Alicia Beltran, who is pregnant, helpfully informed her doctor during a prenatal visit that prior to her pregnancy she had lived with and eventually overcome a pill addiction to prescription pain meds. 2. The physician didn’t believe her that […]
Paris Hilton was back in the news today, seems she lost a contact lens, or something or other! I have no idea what it was because I didn’t pay any attention! ———————————————– HERE’S SOMETHING YA DON’T SEE EVERYDAY: Twin boys were born eight days apart in a rare arrival at the IWK Health Centre in […]
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother, Councillor Doug Ford, will reportedly host their own show again. Doug Ford has told Toronto radio station Newstalk 1010 that the pair will begin an online series called “Ford Nation.” That was also the name of their recent one-episode show on Sun television. Ford says they plan to […]
What if a woman working in the public service wears a head scarf because of hair loss due to something like chemotherapy? Is that head scarf okay because it doesn’t have any religious significance? Could a Muslim woman claim that the head covering she is wearing is about fashion and has nothing to do her faith?
Dear Readers, If you want to see just how nuts this whole “political correctness” thing has gotten, just look at this article from a black woman who is probably a bit on the sensitive side. She then went on to give us a lecture on how she thought we should all conduct ourselves. I’m thinking […]
Have you heard of a “Bitcoin” and wonder what it is? Bitcoins are an electronic currency that change hands virtually without a central brick and mortar bank, and not backed by any government. Each Bitcoin user has a Bitcoin wallet app, this allows you to pay or transfer your Bitcoins using your smarphone. You can also transfer [...]
Well folks, they did it! They shut down the United States. All border points are closed this morning and there is no traffic into, around, or out of the United States of America. All the lights in the major cities went out a precisely midnight last night, and today they are ghost towns that look […]
Back in 2011, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported that a man had been arrested in a very bizarre case. He had been caught publicly engaging in “sexual activity” with a pink inflatable pool toy . The Smoking Gun carried further details about the man, Edwin Charles Tobergata, then 32. Apparently, his neighbor had caught him in […]
The Community Economic Development Investment Fund (CEDIF) program has operated for more than 12 years in Nova Scotia and during this time has evolved through the commitment of four organizations: the Nova Scotia Departments of Economic and Rural Devel…
Rome needs someone to lead, well Gordie is the man you need representing God. I will help the Vatican deal with many of the thorny issues it is now confronting.
Under my Papacy all those who bring forward allegations of abuse against RC priests will receive financial compensation. In fact I will take whatever amount is asked for and triple it. Some might scoff and claim this initiative will lead to bogus claims of abuse, and it probably will. But there was this guy a few years back who said something about giving to everyone who asks and to walk three miles when asked to go one. I think his name was Jesus. Will this bankrupt the church? Quite likely, and that brings me to the second plank in my Papal platform.
Cleaning up corruption
As everyone knows, money is always at the root of corruption scandals, even in churches. Get rid of the money and there’s no incentive to engage in nefarious scheming. Emptying the coffers and selling off buildings, real estate, relics and anything else of value to compensate for priests who sexually abused children will mean there is precious little do ré mi left.
Back when the Bible was being written a prohibition on homosexuality made sense. God’s directive back in ancient times was to be fruitful and multiply, which is hard to do for a species such as ours if those being fruitful are doing it in a, errr…fruity way. Now however there is no such imperative, and let’s face it, in the animal kingdom God created, homosexuality is rampant. Even with Pitt Bulls: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/gay-pitbull-saved-death-article-1.1252264.
As noted previously, the be fruitful and multiply directive came out when the Earth’s population numbered just two, Adam and Eve. Under my leadership the Holy See will declare ‘Mission Accomplished’ on this whole multiplying idea. At seven billion or so I think we’ve overachieved on God’s plan, so condoms and birth control pills for all. Sorry but I don’t know how to pilot a fighter jet, so I won’t be able to do the GW Bush thing and land on an aircraft carrier to make this announcement. Instead well hang a vertical ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner from the obelisk in St. Peter’s square, a fitting gesture given that its a phallic symbol after all.
So there ya have it boys, the new and improved Roman Catholic Church as led by Pope Gordie. I’ll resign once the church is broke, provided you agree to replace me with a woman.
A candidate who speaks, reads and writes English perfectly will have a decided advantage over his French only competitor, although right now French is still essential in most of Quebec outside of Montreal.
The most common New Year’s resolutions are of course health related, but let’s not forget our financial health too. To help get you started in 2013 I put into practice the top tips to reduce household spending. I am excited to share my results and I encourage you to give them a try. Below are the tips with [...]