Monday, March 10, 2014
Everybody should use the word "Realtor" - Week 149 - March 3-10
Hey. Nothing to do with Canadian politics, but there is some happiness in the world. Readit IAmA with a survivor of Mengele's medical experiments.
John Baird thinks this is an argument on the Internet...compares Putin to Hitler.
This Crimea thing is pretty crazy, no? I kind of wish there was some large, world spectacle that Russia was holding that we could not go to in order to drive home how inappropriate it is to take over your next door neighbours country. Oh. Wait. There is? Two of them? And we're still going? We're just not going to send "government officials" or participate in the planning? That seems a bit stupid. It's kind of okay though, because nobody really cares what Canada thinks any longer.
Honestly, this "don't politicize the Olympics" thing has got to stop. If the IOC didn't hand the Olympics over to despotic regimes looking to prove their political might then we wouldn't need to "politicize the Olympics".
Opposition to the "Fair Elections Act" is really heating up. Marc Mayrand finally gets to speak and tears the bill a new one.
Try to make sense of this one...Conservative MP makes some shit up to justify additional voter ID laws...Conservative MP admits that he didn't actually see the shit that he made up, somebody just told him about it...Conservatives decide that the issue doesn't warrant any more investigation or discussion. Here it is, people. Proof that majority governments don't work.
Not only are we going to make a sex offender registry, we're going to pull funding to treatment programs that seem to be working pretty well. Can't have people getting better on the Government dime.
So maybe Jim Prentices talks about more environmental protection weren't really what they appeared to be...as he joins up with Enbridge to foist their pipeline on the First Nations. Sorry, to "negotiate with the First Nations".
"When the pipeline leaks/tanker sinks, we'll just clean it up." Looks like the area around the Exxon Valdez has finally recovered. It only took 25 years...but it recovered. Mostly.
This guy does not think Vic Toews should have been named a judge. He suggests that the $288,000 per year salary, plus full MP pension, should help pay for his messy, expensive divorce though. Love the quotes of opposition MP Toews complaining about the Liberals appointing Liberals as judges. Totally different this time.
It must suck to realize that people so thoroughly disagree with what you believe. Peter McKay suggests that loosening of marijuana laws might be in the cards. I thought anybody who even talked about that kind of stuff was a child hating monster?
Just so awesome. The CREA has told Garth Turner that the use of the word "Realtor" is trademarked/copyrighted/whatever and he can't use that word in his blog posts. He responds with a takedown of their ridiculous system. How can you post a number last year for February sales, and then post a number this year for February sales that is lower than last years number, and claim sales have gone up? (just testing to see if you read far enough down to understand the headline)
Hey. This is shocking. A former Conservative is accused of improper lobbying. Gawd. Doesn't he know there's other ways to get on the gravy train?
Oh boo hoo. Gun owners aren't allowed to own one specific type of gun. Sounds like the beginnings of tyranny to me. You know, the kind of tyranny that takes away your guns. Not the type of tyranny that arbitrarily ends debate on issues, forces through gigantic Omnibus bills, changes election laws to suit themselves, perpetrates voter fraud, etc.
This story about the mother of a soldier who committed suicide receiving a $0.01 cheque from the government really lays bare Internet commenters true prejudices.
Conservative - Shame on the incompetent bureacrat for allowing this to happen.
Liberal - Shame on the incompetent Harper Government for allowing this to happen.
Joe Oliver thinks it's a good idea that we live up to our G8 commitment to ensure mining companies disclose money paid to foreign governments. I think the doings with SNC Lavalin (I know...not a mining company) prove that Canada can be a world power with corporate corruption. Time to require more of Canadian companies.
An American general points out that you need fancier, more expensive planes to protect the fancy, expensive planes we're thinking of buying from the Americans. If not, they're kind of useless.
I've often wondered how banks can screw up, hand people's money to scammers, and not immediately be fully responsible. This guy fought BMO for months over money they handed over during a pretty blatant scam.