The Canadian Conservative government is setting itself up to be the most right wing government in Canadian history.
There has been a steady erosion of environmental protections, lack of public consultation, aggressive erosion of rights, blatant racism to exclude First Nations negotiations when their lands are threatened by oil companies and their pipelines, as well as the muzzling of our scientists in the international community. How far right can they go? I don’t want to find out.
We are only one year into their 4 year majority government, and our future is looking scary…
Now, the Environment Minister is suggesting that people outside of Canada that fund Canadian environmental groups are money laundering! WTF? Seriously?
It is OK for foreign ‘investors’ to bring in big money to help extract our natural resources, and the Conservatives are welcoming this foreign money. But the moment people question our poor environmental record and send money to legitimate environmental groups to fight and oppose things like the environmentally crippling tar sands, they are doing something criminal?
What a crock of shit.
Stephen ‘Baby Bush’ Harper, you are an embarrassment to Canada.
“Some charitable environmental groups in Canada are “laundering” funds from offshore donors to obstruct Canada’s environmental assessment process, Environment Minister Peter Kent says.
Kent made the comment Tuesday in a wide-ranging interview on CBC’s Power & Politics when asked by host Evan Solomon to clarify a comment he made earlier on CBC Radio’s The House.
In The House interview that aired Saturday, Kent said the government has been concerned charitable agencies have been used “to launder offshore foreign funds for inappropriate use against Canadian interest.”
via Environmental charities ‘laundering’ foreign funds, Kent says – Politics – CBC News.
I really wished that sometimes I would write things down when I think them. What I mean is that there are times when I accurately predict a sequence of events, and kick myself for not ‘calling it’ before it happens…
After Bin Laden was killed, I thought(in my head) that there would start to be stories coming out of Pakistan of horrible things being done by ‘terrorists‘ there. Today I saw the horrible story of a 9 year old girl that was kidnapped and made to wear a suicide vest. I do think that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are getting boring for the Americans, so Pakistan is now on the list. So, here come the horrible Pakistan terrorist stories… Continue reading “When horrible stories get tattooed in your brain”
I have been going through a MAJOR change in my life. Though this blog is not for me to air my dirty laundry on what’s going on in my life, I just wanted to let everyone that knows me know that I am doing OK. Life sometimes throws you some curve balls…
Here are some recent pictures that I enjoyed. Hope you do too…
(the last one is not very PC, but some of it is funny…)
I have been spending a bit of time getting used to Twitter, and have been posting quite a few things on there. Make sure to get yourself an account, and look me up www.twitter.com/larrinski. I will be doing a weekly blog post on Saturday’s with all my tweets from the previous week!
For now, here are a couple of pictures provided by Kiyoshi the mysterious blogger that comes up with some funny and interesting things, but is too busy to do the post himself!
The theme is New Terrorist Tactics! The last one is my favourite.
With a recent find of an early 4 legged animal fossil, scientists are saying, “told ya so“…in response to the creationists who say there are no transitional species in the fossil record. Here is an article over at the BBC website.
[From BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Fossil fills out water-land leap]
Some evolutionary biologists are suggesting that amendments need to be made to Darwin’s evolutionary theory. Well, isn’t this what science is all about? Modern DNA analysis just adds to the story, IMO.
[From Darwin Still Rules, but Some Biologists Dream of a Paradigm Shift – New York Times]
Remember not too long ago, environmentalists warned that “one day” the Arctic poles would completely melt? Well, it looks like this year is the year! I really feel for those arctic species.
[From The Independent – Print Article]
On a much more recent note, America is collectively losing it’s mind. Apparently it is OK to torture terrorist suspects, and if the Bush administration just calls it “harsh interrogation”, everything is fine…WTF? Very sad.
[From Have Americans Lost Thier Collective Minds? Torture Is OK???]
[From » The Limits Of Torture Dvorak Uncensored: General interest observations and true web-log.]
Here is a bit of a rant over at YouTube about how the US Govt is releasing fake Bin Laden tapes to help quell the questions that keep arising about the truth around 9/11. Though it seems a little sensationalized, it is good entertainment IMO. Enjoy!
To add to the argument that George Bush was instrumental in the 9/11 attacks, an article just came out that some senior Govt official(I assume an ex-govt. official…), is saying that there were rehearsals of the disaster. Now, I am not saying that I buy these conspiracy theories, but Wow, it makes for a wicked movie!!!Maybe Michael Moore will take it on for his next “documentary”…
[From George W Bush Authorized 911 Attacks Says Government Insider Stanley Hilton]
And if we are unfortunate George Bush’s successor will be Senator McCain…He looks to be a bright one on the important issues of the day!
I haven’t heard this one before, but there is an argument that the last Ice Age may have been caused by a comet. Below is a good article from National Geographic. Makes you wonder when the next big one will hit…
[From Did Comets Cause Ancient American Extinctions?]
Over at ffriendlyatheist.com, the question is asked:
What steps need to be taken to become an Atheist?
[From Friendly Atheist » A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming an Atheist]
Have you ever wondered if there really is an Al Qaeda out there just waiting to attack everyone? Well even Newsweek is doubting it…IMHO, the US Govt is causing far more death and destruction in the world. But who am to judge??
[From Terrorist Triage | Print Article | Newsweek.com]