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Archive for June, 2008

New Censorship @ Google

NewsBusters – Google Shuts Down Anti-Obama Sites on its Blogger Platform

All I can say is, WOW! If Google is willing to abuse its power like this even against fellow leftists, what does it plan against conservatives, the folks Google hates even more!?

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Daily Telegraph – Young women fleeing forced marriages are being betrayed by GPs and benefits staff who “collude” with families to return them against their will, a senior police officer police has revealed.

Doctors and Job Centre workers are breaching confidentiality rules and passing on vital information to families, allowing them to trace and punish Asian women who are attempting to escape coerced marriages and “honour”-based domestic violence.

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Riders Spank Edmonton

Roughriders win season opener against Eskimos 34-13 – Leader Post

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National Post – A sports bar owner said he risks breaking the law and could lose his licence if he signs an agreement to settle a complaint at the Ontario Human Rights Commission to allow a patron to smoke medical marijuana outside the bar’s front door.

Ted Kindos, owner of Gator Ted’s Tap and Grill in Burlington accuses the commission of overstepping its bounds and said he could face sanctions under provincial liquor laws prohibiting controlled substances from being consumed where alcohol is served if he agrees to allow Steve Gibson to light up.

Here is the scariest part:

Government buraucrat # 1:

Lisa Murray, a spokeswoman for the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, said there are no provisions or exemptions for the use of medical marijuana in the Liquor Licence Act, and any changes to the law would be under the purview of the legislature.

Government buraucrat # 2:

Afroze Edwards, a spokeswoman for the Ontario Human Rights Commission, said the case was not about marijuana but the “duty to accommodate” someone who has a disability.

She said the Ontario Human Rights Code supersedes all other legislation, unless there is a specific exemption to exclude it written into a law.

Shades of Henry Ripplinger – Renovate your building and follow the local building codes to the letter and still get shit on by the Human Rights Tribunal. No matter what Ted decides to do he gets ass raped by some government department. Nice.

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Keep An Eye On The Polar Ice

It seems that a group of scientists think the polar ice could all melt off this year. The media picked it up as a major story earlier in the week and treated this speculation as fact. Whether you agree with this or not, the tone of the article points out a hidden agenda as well. Here is an interesting quote:

“From the viewpoint of science, the North Pole is just another point on the globe, but symbolically it is hugely important. There is supposed to be ice at the North Pole, not open water,” said Mark Serreze of the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado.

If it happens, it raises the prospect of the Arctic nations being able to exploit the valuable oil and mineral deposits below these a bed which have until now been impossible to extract because of the thick sea ice above.

My first point is to question why there is “supposed to be ice at the North Pole.” It is a fact that in the 4 billion or so years of there Earth’s history there were many times when there was no ice at the North Pole, and for long periods of time. Secondly there appears to be a decidedly anti business tone to the next paragraph. Heaven help us all if we can now start fishing and drilling in areas of the world that were previously closed off to us.

Here is a link to a site that you can use to monitor the polar ice and even compare it to previous years.

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George Carlin – Irreplacable

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Renewable Fuel From Bacteria

I think we have some extra straw and wood chips lying around…

Silicon Valley is experimenting with bacteria that have been genetically altered to provide ‘renewable petroleum’ – TimesOnline

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