Archive for December, 2011

Another Reason To Celebrate Today

Raise a glass…

20 Years Since The Fall of the Soviet Union – Alan Taylor – In Focus – The Atlantic.

20 Years Since The Fall of the Soviet Union - Alan Taylor - In Focus - The Atlantic

Via Instapundit

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Its hard to sell bananas or domains when you shit where you eat

Go Daddy loses over 37,000 domains due to SOPA stance | VentureBeat.

Hosting and domain registrar company Go Daddy has lost more than 37,000 domains in the past two days due to the company’s wishy-washy stance on the Stop Online Piracy Act.

The fleeing domains comes as a result of the intense backlash from customers and Internet critics after Go Daddy appeared on an official list of companies supporting SOPA. The internet responded by staging a wide-spread boycott where people would switch their domains to another registrar, which Go Daddy initially dismissed as having little impact on their business. Now it seems that assessment wasn’t entirely accurate.

Although Go Daddy reversed their stance on SOPA, it wasn’t before 37,000 domains were transfer off of its service

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How Kim Jong Il Starved North Korea

Government caused starvation is murder. Communism kills every time it’s tried…

How Kim Jong Il Starved North Korea – Jordan Weissmann – Business – The Atlantic.

For the last two decades, North Korea has grappled with food crisis upon food crisis, the result of a dysfunctional government and its erratic leader. In 1994, the year Kim inherited North Korea’s reins from his late father, the country was in the midst of a severe agricultural decline. The newly minted despot transformed it into a famine that would claim as many as three million lives. Food shortages have plagued the country ever since.

It begs the question: How did one man starve a nation of roughly 23 million people? The answer: By clinging to a broken economic system designed to do little but ensure his own survival.

But people still try to deny the truth

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Picture Of The Week

I bet those Egyptians wished they had a few long guns in the closet right about now…

This Egyptian protester is fortunate not to be living in Canada, where Muslim immigrants claim they are persecuted like Jews under Hitler (because of a rule requiring that veils be briefly lifted for citizenship) – Religion of Peace.

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All The Firearms Were Registered

Why was it that we spent all those billions on the gun registry again?

Gunman in Alberta highway shooting had three loaded weapons, police say – The Globe and Mail.

All four victims were shot with the 9-millimetre pistol that Mr. Jensen then turned on himself, RCMP Alberta said in a statement mid-day Saturday. In his vehicle he also had a 12-gauge shotgun and a rifle, both loaded but not used in the rampage. All the firearms were registered.

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Its nice to see that prairie farmers are no longer slaves to the “greater good”.

Bill to kill Wheat Board clears Senate, receives royal assent.

“The Conservatives believe in setting the Western farmers free,” said Manitoba Conservative Senator Don Plett. “It’s a great day for Western Canada.”


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Looks like the minister didn’t check Ogrady’s job description before he answered last time…

Saskatchewan health ministry to probe conflict rules – Saskatchewan – CBC News.

Ogrady resigned from SCI, but said there was no conflict of interest — just the perception of one.

Health Minister Don McMorris agreed, saying it was impossible for Ogrady to allocate work to SCI.

“What I’ve been told by the Regina Qu’appelle Health Region is that he has no influence on that,” McMorris said at the time.

But McMorris now says he has since learned he was given bad information.

Ogrady, in fact, sits on a committee that allocates surgical time.

Another question the minister might want want to ask:

Did Dr Ogrady cancel surgeries scheduled for January so that he could reschedule them in the new clinic after the opening in Ferbruary?

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A Good Start

Feds to revoke thousands of citizenships in historic sweep.

In what’s being dubbed the biggest citizenship fraud sweep in Canadian history, the federal government is set to crack down on 4,700 more people believed to have obtained citizenship or permanent resident status illegally.

The announcement comes six months after the government moved to strip 1,800 people of their Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status for the same reasons. Up until this year, Canada had revoked just 67 citizenships since the Citizenship Act came into force in 1947.


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“Please Kill Yourself”

Nice to see that Islam is evolving…

Women told: ‘You have dishonoured your family, please kill yourself’ – Europe – World – The Independent.

When Elif’s father told her she had to kill herself in order to spare him from a prison sentence for her murder, she considered it long and hard. “I loved my father so much, I was ready to commit suicide for him even though I hadn’t done anything wrong,” the 18-year-old said. “But I just couldn’t go through with it. I love life too much.”


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McGuinty’s Green Energy Disaster

Watermelons can waste money better than anyone…

National Post editorial board: McGuinty’s green energy disaster | Full Comment | National Post.

In one of the most scathing indictments of government mismanagement we have ever witnessed, Ontario Auditor-General Jim McCarter reported Monday that Mr. McGuinty’s green dream has rapidly become an $8-billion nightmare for Ontario taxpayers and electricity users. Almost no new net power will be generated by all the green-energy projects hastily funded since the bill was passed, but the average residential consumer will see more than $400 a year added to his power bill for a decade to pay for all the bad contracts with and subsidies to eco-friendly power suppliers.

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