Off to NS
Happy Canada Day all!
June 26, 2006 – When it rains it pours, etc. First the counterfeit fiver – thanks for the dozens of suggestions, by the way, folks – and now our garage was broken into, sometime last night. Bikes, bags of hockey equipment, CDs, and they seemed to be trying to get my old ’74 Super Beetle out the door, too, but abandoned it for some reason.Warren isn't known for being gentle when it comes to legal matters. If they manage to lift any prints, or match the video images to the punks, the charges and litigation that will be thrown their way (and the speed at which is will come) will likely make their heads swim.
Stuck at home, waiting for the cops. Have had security cameras for a few years, but now we're going full Defcon One. Stealing kids' bikes and my punk CDs? That's war. Next time these bastards show up, they're in for an unpleasant surprise.
"The Iranians left Geneva on Friday, demonstrating that the world's opinion doesn't really matter much to them."
The top court on Thursday ruled 7-0 that general deterrence has no place in sentencing youths under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, but backed the lower court sentences in both cases.You guys ever stop to wonder WHY we have so much youth crime? THERE IS NO FEAR OF THE REPROCUSSIONS.
"What is increasingly worrisome are early warning signs for some Liberals that the party faces a far more serious problem at the grassroots than fatigue. Volunteers across the country, they suggest, are angry, frustrated and primed to sit on their hands in the next federal election, as they began to do during the campaign for last January's vote."
For his part, Mr. Martin predicted "the wrath of Canadians" will come down on the Liberals, who have a majority in the Senate, if they do hold up the legislation in the upper chamber after the House "rolled up its sleeves and worked some extraordinary long days" on the bill.
"These senators come from an era of unbridled patronage ... politics. They are no friends of open government, and transparency and accountability run opposite to what they are all about," Mr. Martin added.
"There is a mounting fear that, if the international community fails here, Afghanistan will fall back into the hands of the Taliban," Mr. Ignatieff said. "We cannot let that happen."Hear hear!
He said Canadians want to defend the rights the Taliban would take away, including democratic votes and women's rights, and should not back out because of an offensive.
"Leadership means standing firm. It means remembering who we are. The question of this extension really comes down to whether we were prepared, as a nation, to withdraw in eight months from now, leaving the job undone."
From the Prime Minister's Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/)
Public events for Prime Minister Stephen Harper for Saturday, June 17th are:
6:00 pm – Prime Minister Stephen Harper will attend the sixth game of the Stanley Cup Finals.
7424 – 118 Avenue
The Prime Minister’s Office - Communications
In stark contrast, Martin inherited the country's dominant party -- one with more swagger than it knew what to do with. And by the time he was done with it, little more than two years later, it had been reduced to a snivelling side-show.
"Is Ken Hill still trying to make it into the lucrative world of reserve gaming, the bricks-and-mortar kind? Is he looking at the Douglas Creek Estates land as a potential site for a casino?
For a businessman with significant responsibilities, it seems strange for Ken Hill to be engaging in riots and assaulting people -- unless there was something in it for him.
Elva Bottineau must stay in prison at least 22 years while her husband Norman Kidman cannot apply for his freedom for at least 20 years.That'll put them into their seventies before they can seek parole.
OTTAWA (CP) - A number of Liberals are using taxpayer-funded parliamentary offices to promote party leadership bids and would be breaking federal election laws if they fail to refund the public purse.Funny, there are three running that aren't currently MP's... 11 - 3 = EIGHT.
Supporters of at least eight of the 11 leadership candidates have used MPs' offices on Parliament Hill to distribute partisan campaign material, according to e-mails obtained by The Canadian Press.
During parliamentary business hours, offices have churned out invitations on campaign letterhead to meet candidates, attend leadership launches, or get together with campaign staff.(not traceable as a "campaign expense")
One Liberal MP called the practice unethical and said it runs deeper than just e-mails.
"This is the tip of the iceberg," he said. "There are interns being used to do (campaign) work, there's the odd phone call to twist a colleague's arm.
"But that's not traceable."
A spokeswoman for Elections Canada said MPs' staffers are ineligible to work on campaigns while being paid for their time from the public purse.
"These rules are very similar to those applicable to MPs during an election period," said spokeswoman Diane Benson.
She said any work done during business hours should be paid by the individual leadership campaign - not by the taxpayer.
"If a member of an MP's staff engages in leadership campaign work for the MP or for any other leadership contestants during normal working hours, then a proportionate share of that person's salary . . . must be included as a leadership campaign expense," she said.
"The same applies to the use of the member's office facilities or supplies."
One Liberal leadership campaign forwarded at least 17 e-mails to The Canadian Press from different parliamentary accounts that suggest campaign work is being done during business hours.
The e-mails were sent from supporters of Michael Ignatieff, Bob Rae, Gerard Kennedy, Stephane Dion, Hedy Fry, Maurizio Bevilacqua, Ken Dryden and Carolyn Bennett.
At the very least, those e-mails indicate that the leadership campaigns have used a few hundred dollars' worth of office time and equipment.
However, any campaign using office hours on more time-consuming pursuits - writing leadership speeches, lobbying supporters, updating websites, producing press releases - could be using tens of thousands of dollars in public resources.
The e-mails forwarded to CP were mainly brief, poster-style invitations for Liberals to attend campaign events.
The latest leak of memos from MPs' offices will not help Liberals attain another precious objective for the coming months: party unity.Excuse me while I grab some beer and popcorn...
Most candidates have repeatedly said the party must move on from years of infighting between its Jean Chretien and Paul Martin factions.
The internal leaks, and the complaints about Volpe, suggest the party has slipped back into full-on, back-stabbing mode.
"Basically, they're having to rethink the entire tour at this point," Bongiovanni told Reuters. "Clearly their problems seem to be strongest in the red states," he said, referring to those areas carried by Bush in the 2004 presidential election.Interesting... areas that have stong lefty contingents are selling well, while right leaning locals are getting canned due to low numbers. Weird how that happens...
Still, ticket sales were strong in cities such as Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Toronto, where a second October show was added to the schedule after the first concert quickly sold out, he said.
The ignoring of Global Warming by professed devout Christians in the Stephen Harper minority government, is not only an apparent breach in Biblical Covenant, but it also constitutes a looming unparallel 'Crime Against Humanity', in international law. The Bush Doctrine that manifests a context for perpetual war, for sought perpetuated commercial profit in a military-industrial-political complex, is a recipe for the pursuit of a holocaust on a catastrophic planetary scale.
Members of a group who exalt the Bible, as self-professed "Christians" while executing pre-emptive war that destroys innocent lives, and that defiles the environment; followed by a military occupation that inflicts oppression against a sovereign people who are all "children of G-d", is furthermore a great mischief against apparent Biblical Covenant.Amm, I guess he things Sadaam and the Taliban were just all warm and fuzzy, teddy-bear kinda leaders...
Mr. Harper's Party is an apparent branch plant of the American neo-conservative movement founded by Leo Strauss, who himself had been inspired by Nazism, and also by a book by Frederich Nietzche entitled The Anti-Christ.Wow, he blew the cover off of our secret agenda... I'll have to alert my local commander that the gig is up...
The rottening of Iraq and Afghanistan into a worsening culture of violence, retribution, and sadism, came from the correspondingly rotten base that pursued war instead of peace, of the sort that is advocated in Biblical wisdom and in the scriptures of other religions. 'Evil' outcomes emanate from similarly-minded instigators, as peaceful outcomes come from the minds of those who seek peace.A democraticly elected (by the peoples of Afghanistan and Iraq) government is "rottening"?
Al Qaeda in Iraq confirms on its Web site that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been killed, and vows to continue its "holy war."
In this war with the media, no one is talking about the excellent use Harper is making of television. In his dealings on TV, Harper looks calm, cool and collected. He looks good on the House staircase facing the media, like Brian Mulroney used to do, and excels on TV when he uses the podium to deliver messages to the public.Comments? Thoughts?
On TV, Harper is the lone gunslinger, and the opposition critics and the media are mere bit players.
On CBC and on CTV, just about every word Harper says goes on air. He serves the TV networks wisely and well.
Harper is winning his war with the media because the media is hated by the public. Harper is loved by the public, so he is on top of the fold.
The media war has been a total Harper victory. The media will have to learn to play by Harper’s rules or they won’t be in the great game at all.
Even though two federal parties had promised to vote against the Conservative government's budget, it passed Tuesday without opposition because of an apparent mix-up....
When the May 2 budget came up for its third and final reading in the House of Commons on Tuesday morning, no one stood to speak. Because there were no apparent speakers, the budget was declared passed by unanimous consent with no recorded vote.
NDP MP Libby Davies told CBC News the mix-up happened because a Conservative MP who had been scheduled to speak first was not in the chamber.
In the ensuing confusion, Davies said the opposition legislators were waiting for the Tory MP to show up and speak before they stood up. They later learned that the budget had been dealt with, at least as far as the House of Commons was concerned.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, who wasn't even in the House when his budget was passed, seemed to be enjoying the appearance of "unanimity" for the budget.Oops!
In the afternoon question period, he thanked the opposition for supporting the government during the budget's third reading. Earlier, he joked to reporters that the budget was "even more popular than I thought."
A versatile midfield player born in Canada of English stock and based for his entire professional career in Germany, Hargreaves first came to prominence during Bayern Munich’s successful 2000/2001 UEFA Champions League campaign.Hey, an Alberta boy is playing in the World Cup, and an Alberta team is in the Stanley Cup... let's hope things go well for Canada!
1. Fahim Ahmad, 21, Toronto;And don't forget to add the 5 young offenders, who can't be named.
2. Zakaria Amara, 20, Mississauga, Ont.;
3. Asad Ansari, 21, Mississauga;
4. Shareef Abdelhaleen, 30, Mississauga;
5. Qayyum Abdul Jamal, 43, Mississauga;
6. Mohammed Dirie, 22, Kingston, Ont.;
7. Yasim Abdi Mohamed, 24, Kingston;
8. Jahmaal James, 23, Toronto;
9. Amin Mohamed Durrani, 19, Toronto;
10. Steven Vikash Chand alias Abdul Shakur, 25, Toronto;
11. Ahmad Mustafa Ghany, 21, Mississauga;
12. Saad Khalid, 19, of Eclipse Avenue, Mississauga.