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Submitted by pale on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 11:17.
Because they already did that. Miserable failure.
So a few years ago, they figured out what an abhorrent waste of money (and lives) it was, and they started doing stuff like rehab and community intervention.
But Harper and his crew will stick to the script, because that is what the single issue voters that support them want.
And the ones who are going to make a nice chunk'o'change want it too.
Private prisons are highly profitable. Taxpayer dollars pay to put people in prison for mandatory sentences, these corporations are not doing it as a community service.
Submitted by pale on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 10:47.
Because.....It was too expensive to prosecute?
Are y'all sure we are not in the twilight zone?
Submitted by pale on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 19:56.
Well, we seem to be about the only blog that decorates for the Holidays, so why break with tradition?
In other housekeeping notes, we are going to finally upgrade this sad ol' thing to a newer version. Wheeee.
Why must life constantly interfere with blogging? I ask you?
There is a massive outcry in the US, against the very things that the Harper admin are implementing at this very moment.Submitted by pale on Thu, 10/06/2011 - 12:17.
Are the Canadian public really that dumb? It would appear that they are.
Recall a couple years back when Harper and his admin decided they were going to kill public funding of elections? And the outcry? And now they are doing it again?
But since almost 39% of the 60% of voters that bothered to get out there have sealed the fates for us...
What is the main message I see coming from the regular people of the US? The 99%?
Corporate money out of Government.
There are also a lot of people who think that the US election system has to be completely overhauled to take corporate money out of the equation. Make elections publicly funded.
Submitted by pale on Wed, 10/05/2011 - 20:55.
It looks like the #OccupyWallStreet marches have experienced some violence from the police. Batons, pepper spray....The media team for OWS sent out a short film of themselves from the back of a paddy wagon. Bruised, beaten. But still clever.
I have been on pins and needles all day and found some diversions.
This youtube channel has had me cracking up.
It does sound like some of her speeches....
Submitted by pale on Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:24.
CNN is desperately trying to fit these actions into a construct they can understand and capitalize on.
Today's suggestion is that #OWS will become a political party. A Liberal "tea party".
Their fear of the unknown is palpable.
The media keeps asking for the message? The DEMANDS. After basically ignoring it for three weeks.
Andy Cobb, has the answer! A MEDIA MAKEOVER.
"We have transformed Lewis into a grumpy, self entitled old white dude"
Some "establishment" people are getting this.
Submitted by pale on Tue, 10/04/2011 - 13:07.
Courtesy of the Globe and Mail.
The "report on business" reporter Michael Babad is fulfilling his purpose , deriding the #OccupyWallStreet protests happening in Vancouver, because it will be at the Art Gallery. Oh, he says he gets this whole occupy movement in other places but then he simply cannot figure out why they will be at the VAG? And he cannot just ask because, they don't do that in business reporting. It wasn't in the fax. oops.
The Art Gallery in Vancouver is housed in what used to be the Vancouver Courthouse.
But then you really have to see the stoopid piling on in the comments of that piece. An example:
Submitted by pale on Sun, 10/02/2011 - 13:13.
Submitted by pale on Sun, 10/02/2011 - 12:15.
Want to know the ONE thing that separates us from our U.S. brothers and sisters? The one thing that is keeping us partly solvent and off the streets?
The ONE thing that if we lose it will dump us into the toilet personally and collectively as a country?
This drum is one I have been beating for a long time. And I have a hard time understanding why it is not talked about more often.
There are still a few around who will tell you straight faced that the Harper Administration would not dare touch this sacred cow. Those are the Naive ones.
Because incrementally, piece by piece with a mahjoritay, and a rubber stamp senate? With Provinces who are getting more and more strapped for cash, and with the apathy of a sleeping public, this is an easy agenda to slide in.
Submitted by pale on Wed, 09/28/2011 - 20:52.
I had CNN on in the kitchen today, and they decided to "cover" the #occupywallstreet story.
I have seen this bizarre argument before however, in the New York Times I think. A trader was totally mystified that one of the protesters was using an apple computer. I mean, he asked, do they know what that stock sells for?
Submitted by pale on Wed, 09/28/2011 - 11:20.
Submitted by pale on Tue, 09/27/2011 - 21:32.
The corporate machine is still trying to keep the unrest that is being felt all over the world, Shhhhhhhhhhh.
But it is starting to get a little difficult to hide. Them peons, and plebes are getting restless and angry because the hoarders of all the money in the world are just not happy. They still want more. They haven't drained every last penny from us.
Now that this anger is coming home to roost, they are working even harder to keep a lid on it.
Submitted by pale on Tue, 09/27/2011 - 17:14.
I was listening to the radio during my travels today. I had News1130 on, because CBC was not clear in that area.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yes. By all means. Hahn? He negotiated a gargantuan salary, on our dime. All's fair when the good ol'boyoz is meeting over a $500 dinner.
Submitted by pale on Sun, 09/18/2011 - 13:45.
Today's version of a doorknock dinner. (working with what I had in the pantry) on the fly. It turned out awesome! Not for those watching fat and calories.
6 or so, red potatoes, sliced thinly and parboiled
1 lb of lean ground pork, browned
1/2 white onion, pureed in food processor.
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups???? Cheddar cheese, grated
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp flour
2 or so cups of milk. (whole, or 2%. Skim will not work as well)
3 tbsp Parmesan, grated
Prepare potatoes, parboil, let cool. Grease a lasagna pan with butter. line pan with potatoes.
Brown pork in a skillet, then turn down and add the onion, poultry seasoning and salt. saute for 2 minutes.
pour on top of potato layer. Layer the rest of the potatoes on the meat. (Add about 1/4 of water to this, so that it doesn't dry out too much when baking)
Grated cheese on the potato layer.
Submitted by pale on Tue, 09/13/2011 - 12:27.
I had an interesting conversation at my place of work the other day.
Re: Obama's Birth Certificate.
I find it fascinating how internet meme's and Urban legends take off and become truth to some people.
No evidence, just a say so or headline by someone like.....Drudge. I am also using that Drudge example, because that happens to be where that particular tale of the Birth certificates came from.
1st claim: the Birth Certificate is a photoshop. Status, Not true.
Well, this legend was crafted at another right wing site. Drudge just pushed the headline, as he so often does. When it fits in with his ideology.
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