Sunday, December 31, 2006

Our Supreme Court

The Globe and Mail has a good article about the Supreme Court of Canada's work over the past year. Not sure if this is sensationalist reporting but the theme of the article is whether our justices aren't pulling their weight and are getting lazy. Nonetheless, this is something to watch...

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Crows are smart.

Crows are incredibly intelligent beings. No wonder people hate them so much.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Crime and Punishment

What was behind all the guns in Malvern? Do good guys truly finish first? In this story of a widower who was duped into running guns for gangs in Toronto, the innocent guy gets jailtime while the manipulators behind the scenes get charges dropped. We can only hope that new legislation from the federal government will patch these gaping holes in our justice system.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Reproductive technologies

Why has our conservative government stacked the board overseeing the Assisted Human Reproduction Canada with social conservatives and religious evangelists? Why are there no scientists on the board? Is this supposed to be representative of Canadian society?

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Airport security

It was discovered that a British suspect slipped past security by donning a Muslim 'niqab'. Because of political correctness, security officials failed to properly identify the passenger and he was allowed to escape Britain. This, amid news that luggage was not properly screened at Pearson Airport, is unacceptable and frightening.

I'm not so sure that a Commission of Inquiry will provide definite answers, but we can only hope that whatever recommendations come out of it will be implemented fully.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Cheese

The cheese farmers of Canada have sacked the advertising agency behind their "stop cooking with cheese" media campaign. This is proof that people are more responsive to positive messages!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Spring election?

On the possibility of a general election during a provincial election in Quebec: "The Bloc is screwed. They have the same organizers [as the PQ], the same donors, the people on the ground," a Conservative in Quebec said.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Will an iPod blend?

It had to happen sometime: The guys at Blendtec have blended an iPod - see the results. And now compare with an ordinary department store blender.