The World Famous Dan Shields: 3817…Ottawa Senator Retires From Politics

K, he is from Ottawa, Kansas and he hasn’t been a Senator since the Habs were a dynasty but but but he is/was a bigenough deal that his retirement from politics made all the news services. His name is Gary Hart and he said he was quitting to spend more time on his boat. Donna ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Gas Prices Are Too Low

Everyone loves to talk about gas prices, but few can agree what to do about them. Pointless boycotts of local stations have no real impact on the price of gasoline because they are very temporary and not widespread despite organizing attempts on the Internet. It’d be almost like trying to control how much water is ...

Buckdog: Has Quebec Announced A Referendum On Sovereignty??? – The Liberal Party Of Canada Seems To Think So

Even the old Liberal guard dog has now infused himself into a debate that has NO basis in reality. Quebec has not called a Referendum. No Referendum is on the horizon … and yet… the MSM, Liberal bloggers and now even Chretien himself have tried to whip the nation into a fearful frenzy over national ...

The Disaffected Lib: And They Want to Run a Pipeline Across British Columbia?

Enbridge, backed by their parliamentary bootlicker, our exalted Ruler, want to run a pipeline from Athabasca across British Columbia’s incredibly rugged and remote terrain to pump toxic, corrosive bitumen sludge to a supertanker port at Kitimat on the northern coast. So just how reliable is Enbridge, the company into which we’ll have to place so ...

350 or bust: Global Groundwater Depletion Is Detected From Space

Climate Change Quote of the Day: “Look, water has been a resource that has been plentiful. But now we’ve got climate change, we’ve got population growth, we’ve got widespread groundwater contamination, we’ve got satellites showing us we are depleting some of this stuff…I think we’ve taken it for granted, and we are probably not able ...

The Disaffected Lib: The Astonishingly Short Shelf-Life of Stealth Technology

When you’re looking to part with tens of billions of dollars for an aircraft you’ll be relying on for thirty years in service, it’s best to get something with some real shelf-life.  And that’s not the F35, joint strike fighter. The F35 sacrifices everything that makes a great fighter – range, payload, agility – for ...

25 gayest moments on Broadway!

OUT magazine posts the 25 gayest moments from broadway. Have a look,  they 25 different youtube videos    of these moments!  

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Monday? Back to “No!”

Kathy Dunderdale told reporters on Monday that she was clear in her answers before. That explains why she was back again for a third day trying to find her position on cash for jock straps. To recap, the provincial sports minister said on the first day he was open to considering a proposal.  day Two, ...

LeDaro: Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar follows the example of Strauss-Kahn

What is with these bankers? First it was Strauss-Kahn of France, former chair of IMF, and now Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar, Former Chair Of Major Egypt Bank, who cinches (I mean “grab”. Apparently cinch as a noun has different meanings) a maid in New York hotel. Why New York hotel maids? Is the escort service ...

The Common Sense Canadian home page: A Coal Port in the Storm: Tsunami Risks for Raven Mine Storage Plan

What does Port Alberni have in common with Fukushima, Japan – besides a love for fish? Two things, potentially. First, according to experts from Emergency Management BC, Port Alberni is located in the heart of the most dangerous Tsunami zone in the country, making it prone to a catastrophe like the one we just witnessed ...

What else? – The Jets!

Way back in the before time, when I was a young’un, in my circle of friends there was an arrogant little shit by the name of Scott Browntree. In addition to being little, and more than a little arrogant, Scott always had an undeserved sense of self-entitlement about him and a very annoying habit of being ...

Leftist Jab: 68 Canadian Border Guards Fired In The Last 6 Years

This story comes to us via La Presse (French). Here are the highlights. Picture from Super Troopers.Not CBSA training video. An off-duty border guard inappropriately flirts with a hotel desk clerk and later in the night, reappears in front of her completely naked. One border guard fondled a woman before allowing her to see a ...

The Skinny: A reformed House of Commons and Senate

Houze of Commons seats apportioned based on provincial/territorial populations and party seats distributed through some form of proportional representation. House of Commons seats: 330. Senate seats apportioned based on the square roots of the provincial/territorial populations and party seats distributed through some form of proportional representation. Senate seats: 50 x 2 = 100. Older post about ...

Politics and its Discontents: Cell Phone Use and Cancer

Having just completed Disconnect, a book by epidemiologist Devra Davis showing the relationship between cell phone use and cancer, I was heartened to read that the Who has just released a statement that cell phones may in fact be carcinogenic. Although mildly worded to play down the danger, it is a breakthrough of sorts, in ...

Hellberta: Oilsands optimism on the downslide

canada.com The oilsands continue to take public relations hits across the globe. Just recently the Keystone pipeline leaked yet again making for the forth pipeline leak in relation to oilsands pipelines in the last 2 months, 2 of which occured in Alberta. In the midst of all of the bad public relations it seems a very important long term ...

Joe Higgins’ Keynote Speech at the Founding Convention of the Socialist Party of Ontario

Here is the full speech by Irish Socialist MP Joe Higgins to the founding convention of the Socialist Party of Canada. He speeks as to why new socialist movements and parties outside of the traditional social democratic ones are now more necessary than ever, and as to experience of the Socialist Party of Ireland in ...

Schadenfreude

It’s an ugly emotion, but heck…it’s Conrad Black we’re talking about here, folks.

Pop The Stack: The Chomsky/Norvig — Classical/Statistical AI Brouhaha

I’ve written an article on my other blog Computationally Thinking summarizing an ongoing fascinating discussion on the state of Artificial Intelligence research. It should be accessible to technical and non-technical but I’ll add more to it as the discussion heats up. For political nuts you might be surprised to learn that its a debate between ...

Vince Li and the media

Vince Li, during a psychotic episode, committed a horrific offence: without warning, he beheaded a passenger on board a Greyhound bus, and partially cannibalized him. Nothing can reduce the enormity of this act. He is now in secure confinement, receiving treatment for the psychosis that seized him, and he’s not about to move next door ...

The World Famous Dan Shields: 3816…Make My Day

Happy happy Clint Eastwood. 81. Joe Namath is 68. Go Jets. WFDS

Blunt Objects: Boy, you gotta love Amir Khadir

He is the little Quebec socialist/separatist that keeps on giving: Quebec politician Amir Khadir is not pleased the royal newlyweds will be visiting Montreal and Quebec City during their upcoming 9-day Canadian tour. Khadir, who is a member of Quebec’s national assembly (MNA) and co-leader of Quebec Solidaire, referred to the royals as “parasites” in ...

Exponential Book: iPad on the road

In a recent post, I stated my intent of purchasing an iPad2 as soon as it would become available in Canada, and expounded why I deem it as the optimal portable computing device for someone in my line of work. In particular, I see it as a superior solution to a “conventional” laptop/notebook computer, including ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: confused premier stelmach blames teachers for lay-offs.

Only months before he rides into his political sunset, a confused Premier Ed Stelmach blamed the Alberta Teachers’ Association for the school board budget shortfalls that may lead to the lay-off of over 1,000 teachers. Reacting to a protest that attracted hundreds of parents to the Legislature last weekend, Premier Stelmach told reporters that his ...

The World Famous Dan Shields: 3815…"That Ain’t My Junk"

Provincial PC candidate George Lepp, a world wide aensation, tells Jonathan Jenkins of the Sun that the penis posted from his Blackberry on to his Twitter account was not his. Which means they were some other dude’s. Family values. WFDS

ParliamANT Hill: Afghantistan is no longer a risk: PM

Inspired by this story:http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/05/30/pol-harper-afghanistan.html