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Submitted by pale on Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:42.
The twitter has been alive today with mentions of a certain community newspaper that told a freelancer she could no longer cover actual news because of the petulant whinging of MP James Bezan, and then basically cut all ties with her because as a private citizen she signed a petition letter that hurt that same HarperCon MP's wittle foo foo.
Apparently he has a history with all the local papers. I mean, we know that the Conservative party is attempting to stimulate the economy through media intervention. Screw roads and bridges and healthcare, they would much rather sink our tax dollars into advertising. Don't you know there are starving CEO's?
This story also has an interesting side twist that the PMO may be punishing people who protest what they are doing. The petition letter was sent to the MP and the PMO.
Submitted by pale on Sun, 11/04/2012 - 10:18.
I know many of us here in Canada are obsessively watching the US elections.
We know how it affects us when the Repubs are in office.
Some do not see a diff between the Dems and the Repubs, but one only needs to look at issues that affect women to notice there is a massive difference. Granted, there is too much corporate money involved in the entire political process.
But I am still hoping for a Dem win anyway.
What are you planning on doing Tuesday evening?
I will be sipping from my Hillbilly sized bottle of BC wine, and watching twitta and Dkos. And probably yelling at the Tee Vee.
Join me, virtually!
Submitted by pale on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 15:13.
'Tis that day again, little goblins all ramped up on sugar, fog in the air...
But Sandy did turn up something that is almost Halloween related, a skeleton entangled in the roots of a tree that it blew over.
Really good photos at that link.
And a squirrel terrorized a neighbourhood when it got it's head stuck in a decoration and ran around attempting to get it off it's head....I cannot find the original article, but did find a copy of the original photo.
Happy Halloween all.
Tomorrow is Happy discount chocolate day! I hope to celebrate that.
Submitted by pale on Sat, 10/20/2012 - 08:46.
Yanno, I do agree that the whole XL debacle is a great example of how important food safety and regulation is.
I cook as part of my job, and hold food safe certification so I have actually been asked by quite a few people what I think about all this.
Would you still eat it they ask?
And I'll tell you that I just treat all meats and veggies that come into my kitchen as though they have these bacteria's on them already. I think of it as a fail safe. I was actually a LOT more worried about my own food prep when we went through the Maple Leaf foods poisonings as that is supposed to be a ready to eat product.
Submitted by pale on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 16:39.
Ya, I am Mama blogging. Bear with me.
Last evening after the gurlies had been put into bed and kissed and hugged, they got into a kerfuffle about a book.
The 7 year old had "borrowed" the book that her sister had taken out from the classroom library and she wanted it back. NOW!
I went in and told them that we could talk about it tomorrow, and that they needed to go to sleep.
A few minutes later an unholy wailing came from the bedroom, X2.
Probably will never happen again.
Submitted by pale on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 09:19.
The other night was the most hilarious thing I have seen on TV in a long while.
He thinks women want to go home to make dinner instead of getting equal pay for equal work. Release em all at 5pm, that outta shut em up?
He Lied about a story regarding "whole binders full of women". He never asked to have the state scoured for women candidates, that was the work of others. And, his claim that he appointed more women to senior postions, is not entirely true either it seems.
Submitted by pale on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 12:52.
With the news full of Amanda Todd, many of us have gone into some deep reflection of school years where we were harassed and tormented on a daily basis.
We feel very deeply for that young girl, even though we didn't know her.
It has struck a chord because we can empathize with what she was feeling to a certain extent.
The hopelessness, the fear, the....shame?
It was different back when I was in school, then, we were not wired into our school peers at home. The internet has made it that much worse for many kids. Running the daily gauntlet on the bus (which I simply refused to use much of the time) going to school and just feeling like it was hell to get through a day. But if you made it home, and could just hide in your bedroom and have a good cry- daily...Home was not all that much better BTW.
Submitted by pale on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 17:55.
We came across a site the other day that made the whole family in the batcave laugh, dog-shaming.com.
People post pictures of their dogs with guilt riddled faces and a note explaining the "crime" that the dog has committed.
Funny stuff. The dogs don't care too much. They have no idea of the thousands of people who are looking and laughing at them. Or with them in many cases.
But this particular thing is also happening to children.
There have been several instances found online of parents posting similar things.
I just gasp at the cruelty of that one in that last link. It will come back to bite someone in the butt, the internet is forever after all.
Submitted by pale on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:28.
I was just watching this preview on CBC's Fifth Estate site, and damned if that quote didn't enter my head....
Submitted by pale on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 10:39.
Did this actually just appear in an online news column, written by a grown man?
You betcha. A petulant little whine festivus. In the NP, but of course.
Submitted by pale on Sun, 09/09/2012 - 09:33.
Just when you thought you had heard it all...
Bev Oda was busted for smoking in a Washington DC hotel room, and fined $250 dollars for the privilege. She then tried to charge it as an expense, but paid it back when it was discovered, or about to be discovered.
Small potatoes, when you think of all the wasteful things the Harper Conservatives have spent our money on. But, it is indicative of the lack of honesty and accountability that is rife in that government.
Submitted by pale on Thu, 08/30/2012 - 10:48.
Harper likes to keep everything "in the family" as it were.
They may not be blood relatives, but they are all related somehow somewhere.
More like the 1st degree.
Wright met with Barrick Gold twice in May of this year, and the PMO sees nothing wrong with that of course.
Peter Munk, the Chairman of Barrick Gold, also a director/trustee of the Aurea Foundation which Wright was also a director until shortly before his appointment to the PMO. That is outlined in that article that is linked, but dig just a little deeper......
Submitted by pale on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 11:55.
In my twitter feed today I spotted a conversation with two people I think highly of, and another....I really don't know what to think mostly.
Today however, it started here:
Well. Why is it so many of the so called progressive men are so callous with this topic?
We just went through an incident with some glaring similarities over at good 'ol prob blogs. You may recall, where a couple of them think it's a fine'ol idea to debate the right of women to decide what happens to their bodies?
Submitted by pale on Fri, 08/24/2012 - 19:01.
Carney put his tootsies into the piranha pool the other day and the corporate fishies are now attempting to take off his leg.
In this instance he is totally correct.
Oh sure, the corporate piranha's are telling us they are just being prudent and all. They are just saving for a rainy day.
See, the corps make a lot more money when they lay off all the workers or cut wages and benefits of regular workers. They want to devalue the worth of the rest of us so they can keep more and more for themselves. So far it's a great gig, and they get the total support of anyone who votes Conservative.
The CEO's of those corporations make more money every year, they don't care much.
Submitted by pale on Tue, 08/21/2012 - 12:07.
I oppose the pipeline here in BC.
I write letters, I
I read scientific reports, and use common sense in my decision making. I am a pacifist who does not believe in violence or war.
A direct contradiction of the corporate owned Government of Canada that does not represent me.
Are you an "Eco terrorist" too?
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