Just a quick note I had a friend do a test for me in all areas of China except HongKong this website is officially BANNED.
I Feel Proud of That !
Oh well I just did some research it does not take much to be banned in China. All Blogs are Banned.
Many conservatives have been very vocal about the criminal act committed by Justin Trudeau. What Criminal act was that ? Pot smoking. one commenter on CTV’s website wrote “pot smoking is a crime, that is not merely a characterization or opinion. It is a categorical fact. You can minimize it or oppose it all you want, but it’s still a criminal offence [sic] , period.”
The fact is they are right it is a crime at the momment however so is cheating on your tax forms, not signaling your lane changes, swearing in public, picking trilliums, skinny dipping, smoking in school bathrooms drinking before the age of 18, littering. and for some strange reason dragging a dead horse down Young Street on Sunday. I don’t need to minimize the offense it can’t get any more minimal than it already is.
I once saw the current prime Minister commit a crime just as horrendous as this. I once saw Stephen Harper walk diagonally across a road in Ottawa (not at a corner) that is Jay Walking and is illegal in Ottawa we better charge him for that.
My Grandma Gussy lived through one of the worst parts of German history. I am very willing to admit that she gained a very unhealthy disdain for Jewish people but she would never have agreed to the harm that the German Nation applied to them. She used to say she liked working for Jewish people because they knew how to handle money. Yes she absorbed the stereotypes and believed them.
However once when I made the mistake of talking to her about what Hitler did I was subject to a long angry and LOUD tirade about how the man was a monster but there will always be monsters and it was not the German peoples fault (still not sold on that entirely).
The one phrase in my youth I disagreed was when she said the following (you must imagine this said in a heavy German accent) “Willie you vanna bet if Hitler vas here today dere vould be thousands of bootstepping assholes following him.”
At that time I thought she was wrong no one would do that in today’s world. Now I am not so sure. In the 1920s the National socialists (Nazis) put forward the idea that the Jew’s rights should be abrogated, because they lacked the moral conscience and intellect of the German people. This was the first step in the attempt to exterminate them. The creation of the Jew as the scapegoat. I know it makes most thinking people shudder and want to vomit. We see in this first act the path towards the killing of over 6 million innocent Jews. But do we see that happening today do we see people accepting this same sort of intolerance? Most of us will say yes and point fingers toward the developing world and nations like Uganda or Somalia. We would never point fingers at a modern nation that has proper elections and modern factories and social programs etc… But that is exactly were we should be looking because rot and corruption happens everywhere.
What nation am I referring to? No not Canada no matter how dictatorial we might think Harper is he is still a duly elected and easily removed politician.
Russia the Mafia state is where we need to look. In the past few years Putin has made the nation into a hot bed of corruption and lies. He has enshrined his position and his executive power to the next best thing to a dictator. but the economy is still crap and the nation is unstable why because Putin believes that the Russian people need moral guidance something that defines them. Here enters the scapegoat. The new laws that prohibit gay propaganda in essence say it is a crime to be gay or at the least a perversion of Russian morals.. If you read the stats on hate crimes in Russia they have gone up considerably even before the the new laws that seek to prevent the spread of the scourge of homosexuality. these laws have in essence given the gay bashers the right to prosecute Gays Gay bashing and the glorification of it on the internet in Russia is common. Now the bigots can do it with some degree of legal protection. All they have to say is they were busting up a gay propaganda rally.. Welcome back to the 1930-40s
Now are these bashers indicative of mainstream Russian thought Not entirely but the disdain for homosexuals in Russia is not limited to the redneck white supremest Neo-Nazi types. The following CTV article highlights how Pole vault great and Russian Hero Yelena Isinbayeva condemned homosexuality openly after competitors who painted their fingernails in rainbow colours to support gays and lesbians in the face of a new anti-gay law in Russia. The unfortunate thing is I am beginning to hear the march of the assholes my Grandma Gussy talked about.
Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/russia-s-anti-gay-laws-isinbayeva-criticizes-swedes-for-rainbow-colored-nails-1.1411893#ixzz2c4WJau6q
In 1936 when Hitler’s Nazi Germany was threatened with a boycott of the Olympic Games in Berlin by other nations, Hitler relented and allowed Black people and Jews to participate, and even allowed a German woman Helene Mayer, who had a Jewish father to participate. At the same time, the party removed signs stating “Jews not wanted” and similar slogans from the city’s main tourist attractions.
Does this forgive them HELL NO but it makes Hitler more tolerant than Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. The law signed into force by Putin’s government that bans “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” in essence bans Gay behavior and expression.
If you believe that the games should not be held in a nation that refuses to support the rights of all including Gays, please go to the following website and sign the petition to have the games moved to Vancouver. (oops – for those that read this yesterday sorry about the typo I began with one thought and finished with another – This should now make more sense)
Just to say thanks to all that have read this article since I posted it a couple days ago. My readership has jumped considerably. Why ? Because we care. We believe that Canada accepts gay people. Also see Canada’s official reaction here. Although I am no Friend of Mr Baird this is one good thing he has done. http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/baird-voices-concern-for-canadian-athletes-spectators-over-russia-anti-gay-law-1.1404541
This is my Rant on Sammy Yatim and the nasty side of the police force in Toronto. I looked at the pre-sanitized version of this young man’s facebook page, and even if some of the images were ripped off the net for effect it portrays a violent youth not what his relatives would want to see. It does not show “meaningless tidbits of normal childhood” as some have said. No person in my family or any of my friends would have this sort of violent crap on their facebook page Guns and pictures of him with and his friends giving gang signs imitating guns and attempting to look like street thugs (if they weren’t) many photos of him guzzling booze (not beer) if this is a normal childhood I am happy I was abnormal sure I drank before I was legal to and blew up a few things in the local farmers field among other things, but I never tried to look like a violent drunken loser. So I do not for a minute think he was some family boy. Also there is nothing that says I have to like him.
However the images are irrelevant.What happened to him is wrong. As a friend of mine pointed out there was little attempt to defuse this situation. The call to stop or you will die (paraphrased) was WRONG. Police kill in the exercise of their duty that is a fact but besides acting like a violent offensive man this guy had done nothing to warrant death. The police should have shot this little street thug in the legs or gassed him or tazed him first. The police should not think they have the right to punish that is the courts job. James Forcillo the officer that shot him was also not a lamb by any definition he was proud of his powerful profile he was deeply into weight lifting and a very aggressive football player. Was he a murderer no but did he do his job well I don’t think so.
But was Sammy an Angel no he liked guns he admired violence if you don’t see that you’re blind. But he did not deserve to die Not in a million years or under any justice system. I don’t like the street culture that Sammy Yatim represents or did on his pre-sanitized facebook persona but I detest the new tough guy police image we are starting to accept as normal. The police arrest and detain they don’t kill criminals unless the criminal is about to kill some one. How Yatim alone on a streetcar with a knife was a threat to a half dozen police with tazers and guns is beyond me. There are no Angels in this dispute the only real victim is our justice system and both sides are abusing it.
While I think Sammy was no angel and people should stop Idolizing him he did not get real justice he was tried and sentenced by the Toronto Police force and that was WRONG.
There is obviously more to the story than first meets the eye note that the office has now been charged. To be suspected and to have been negilgent is one thing to be charge is another. We will have to wait and see what happens next.
Without fail every-time some one talks on Gun control they bring up the idea that Christ was not a pacifist. How is this possible? Simple they drag out Luke 22:36 where Jesus said to the disciples “if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one” as if Christ was saying to them now is the time for violence (as they entered Jerusalem). This in reality was NOT the case. But Christ did know violence could happen. The passage they are referring to is the one and only one in which Jesus had any use for swords. He was preparing for his entry into Jerusalem for his final act of sacrifice. The important thing here was timing he had to accomplish his sacrifice as told in prophesy. In the verses just before he reminds the disciples of what he said before in Luke 10: 4 “ Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road. “ They would have known what he was referring to because the very next verse states 5 “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ 6 If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you.” Which as you can see was one of the clearest statements of a pacifist position. Sounds like a contradiction doesn’t it but think about the context. The purpose of the swords was to delay the inevitable sacrifice not that they ever be used as offensive weapons. When Peter used one of them offensively Christ rebuked him and healed the soldier that peter had cut off the ear from. Christ intended that the disciples defend themselves from death but not that they cause harm to others (like the soldier in question) a Gun does not have the same defensive capacity bullets do not stop bullets. Some one shoots at you your gun will not stop the bullet, a correctly placed sword will stop another sword. so the argument is weak on two sides first using Luke 22:36 is quoting out of context and second it is comparing apples and oranges. The only offensive weapon Christ advocated was mercy Romans 12:20 ““if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”
Recently some one posted the following awesome image on Facebook. While I tend to think that Wonder Woman’s costume is highly impractical for crime fighting, for breast feeding it makes perfect sense. That said I often wonder how it stays up while she’s fighting?
The image can be read in many ways all of them good in my books.
1. Women can be mothers and superheros and there is no conflict
2. You don’t have to lose your sense of fun just because you’re a mother
3. Breast feeding is so normal even Wonder Woman does it
4. It is perfectly acceptable to Breast feed in public if you so choose even if you’re Wonder Woman.
All that aside it is an awesome image.
However some Dork posted a comment that read as follows;
XXX wrote – “Breast feeding if a lot like taking a poo….sure its natural, and very nessesary….but I don’t care to see it. Just my opinion.” ((spelling errors included) Name removed as to avoid embarrassing or slandering him)
I was going to respond but thought rather than getting into a battle of wits with someone that was obviously half armed, I would blog this.
Personally I think his comment that breast feeding is “a lot like taking a poo” is as vulgar as his implied opinion that the public need not see it. While I think that there is some sense to throwing a cover over your child while you breast feed to prevent the droolers of the world from ogling you It is your choice as the act is both natural and how you breast feed is your choice to make not mine or anyone elses.
Secondly, This guy is in an industry (owns a piercing and Tattoo parlour) that arguably disfigures the body but like breast feeding is a personal choice. Would he like it if people said that tattoos were unnecessary and unattractive thus as I care not to see them, and no one should have the right to have one?
So Just my opinion but I think his opinion SUCKS.