Stephen Harper feels bad that he hid in the closet. I actually don't blame him for that.
We're officially arguing over the semantics of the word "terrorism". Mulcair thinks that because the man was mentally ill, it might not be terrorism. Russell Brand points out that when a white guy shoots 3 cops, that's not terrorism. Which makes me a bit sad. This isn't even his country. How does he come up with these amazingly relevant things to say?
The Information and Privacy Commissioners are encouraging us to not over-react with draconian laws in the wake of last weeks incidents.
I love that we're using domestic attacks by Canadian citizens who never left the country to justify a global spying enterprise. Among other things.
I always root for the underdog. I have no idea why. I can't remember the last time that a team that I cheered for won a major championship. Hell, half the time I'll switch allegiances if my underdog team starts winning. So,today we'll talk about Dean Del Mastro. Don't get me wrong, this man deserves no sympathy. But I can't help but feel a bit sorry for him as all his buddies skitter away and leave him holding the bag. How does Steve not get tarnished by all the buffoons that he has surrounded himself with?
How badly does the RCMP suck? In Stephen Harper's Canada, the RCMP thinks that environmentalists are a greater threat than "religiously inspired terrorists". That must have been some argument, trying to sort out which Boogieman is scarier. As well, the RCMP have kept no records of their warrantless requests to snoop on Canadians, so have no idea how often it happened or if it breached privacy. Lastly, it looks like up to 4 RCMP officers slept with witnesses over the course of the Surrey Six investigation and trial, throwing the verdict into question. Four!
Canada won't be granting visas to people from "Ebola ridden countries". Many people point out that this won't stop the disease from spreading.
Because it's nearly impossible to achieve one legally, women in New Brunswick are inducing their own abortions.
We don't have the budget to build all the arctic ships we are expecting to.
Income Tax Splitting could be really, really messy. A dream for accountants. We know that income splitting favours people that have high incomes. So limiting the tax credit to $2000 is a step in the right direction. But why is it limited to people with kids?
This is really embarrassing. We've started photoshopping logos onto the Canadarm.
The overall best selling car. In all of Norway. Is the Tesla Model S. Some people point out that it is hypocritical of Norway to make buying a Tesla cheap through funding provided by their Oil industry. But I think that's awesome. If Canada decided to jack oil and gas royalties and use it to fund clean energy programs, that would be a good thing, no?
An opposition Commander in Syria points out that 6 fighter jets isn't going to accomplish much against ISIS. Biased opinion? Sure. Mysterious source? Of course.
You know who doesn't have confusion about whether or not to buy in to an overly expensive, unproven fighter jet program? Russia. That's who.
Buried way, way in the back of an already long bill are some provisions to control working conditions within the CBC.
Hooray for Canada? A student staged a fake act of racism and filmed it as a social experiment. Somebody sucker punched the fake racist. Somebody else pointed out that Islam isn't a race.
It's official. Communication from Revenue Canada makes no sense.
This is a really great cartoon that explains Obamacare and what is wrong with US Healthcare.
Every once in a while, an issue comes along that is so confusing, you're not even sure which side you are on. #Gamergate is just such a thing. If you use that hashtag are you a sexist? Against sexism? What if you're criticizing #Gamergate? Are you allowed to use the hashtag then? Who the fuck knows. Anyhow, this post is beautiful. Not just for #Gamergate, for life. Read it.