There are some Djs that have a great physical presence behind the decks- I’m not just talking about a “bounce” or a head bop that most Djs will indulge in:
If you defended Rob Ford during his election campaign in 2010, I would have simply said you made a mistake. His angry outbursts against the media, and his ridiculous comments about bike lanes placed him firmly in my political opponents category then. Plus he had a history of drunk driving by that point in his life.
It’s now 3 years later, and he’s admitted to smoking crack and being an angry, drunk driving, alcoholic. If you’re still defending the man as recently as this past Summer, or last month, you’re making a big mistake.
Today, you have even more egg (Read more…)
I’ll tell you the secret of a good dance party: If you walk in and see people dancing alone/ separately, you have hit gold. Good techno/house parties are not cliquey or sexualized grinding orgies. People go there to DANCE and they don’t need to wait for anyone else to start doing it.
It’s worth remembering that marketers should not drive scientific research. Cigarettes are dangerous? We’d better make them appear less dangerous so they will still sell. I know, let’s filter the smoke. This fibre seems to do some filtering, or at least we can convince people of that. Wait, what’s the fibre? Asbestos.
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What Saskatchewan and Canada should do with oil wealth.
Something other than oil would be nice.
SK Climate Hearings talked about some of these solutions.
A song from my childhood was on the satellite radio this evening. Transfusion, by Nervous Norvus. I looked him up on YouTube. He passed away a good many decades ago from alcohol abuse and skipped a chance at appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show to perform Transfusion. He really was nervous, I guess.
And of course there’s Ape Call:
If there’s an incriminating video out there, naturally you’d hire a criminal cracker to destroy every copy.
My prediction? Rob Ford will announce a new housing strategy.— Andrew Matte (@AndrewMatte) November 05, 2013
Then spend months denying there’s a video. When the police confirm they have recovered the video of the drug abuse, admit to drug use, but a legal drug. Then admit to using the other drug, but not at the time the infamous video was shot.
MT @stephen_taylor: Anyone who smokes drugs when in political office is not fit for political office." (Read more…)
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford ‘could easily get re-elected’ The mayor’s base of support hasn’t eroded much, say experts
By Andre Mayer, CBC News Posted: Nov 05, 2013 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Nov 05, 2013 6:32 AM ET
Ford’s so-called ‘apology’ was the smart move for him…after all, it worked for Gordon Campbell, here in BC..Convicted of drunk driving in Hawaii, Campbell crocodile – tearfully went public and the mea culpas went straight to the twisted hearts of every right-winger in the Province…if a progressive politician were to do any of this, the cry would be for blood..but (Read more…)
Wait, that title is supposed to be, “Minister Comments On Drugs“. Wait, maybe, “Minister Makes Comments About Drugs”, is less ambiguous?
The Conservatives wouldn’t dream of commenting on drug regulations, obviously.
There was a time in Canadian history when it was possible to elect a politician who wasn’t an alcohol drinker (Gardiner, for example). Now it may still be possible to elect someone who doesn’t drink coffee.
.@RealMattHopkins @margaretresin How DARE the Liberal leader NOT abuse a widely accepted drug! #Caffeine— John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) August 22, 2013
It’s time to end prohibition on marijuana. This isn’t said to support the Liberals, it’s to support what will create the best society for Canada. The Drug War is an American political invention, boosted by Reagan, and it’s a social (Read more…)
I believe the sterotype is that as we get older, our views become more entrenched and conservative. In my own life, I have found the opposite to be true.
When I was young, I was certainly to the right of centre in my social views. I was a supporter of capital punishment, and felt severe sentencing acted as a deterrent to crime. As I got older and more educated, I learned to think more critically, and thereby progresssed in my views. While I am still opposed to the gutting of sentences through easy parole and the fact that most incarceration (Read more…)
Stephen Harper urges tougher crime laws, meets with Rob Ford The mayor met privately with the prime minister in Scarborough for almost an hour Tuesday to talk about curbing gun violence.
Harper and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford held their own meeting on the issue on Tuesday, snubbing Premier Dalton McGuinty, who had asked for all three levels of government to be at the table for a discussion.
After Harper’s motorcade had left, Ford climbed into his SUV in a secure police parking area and drove quickly past waiting reporters and residents who had hoped to speak with the two leaders.
People are always asking me whether I REALLY believe that the Cons should be arrested eh?And I'm always having to say yes I really do.Not just because of the way they have hijacked our democracy, and all their sordid scandals.But because they are actually prepared to hurt, or even kill Canadians, in the name of their foul ideology. Read more »
The Rob Ford crack controversy has a soundtrack.
First we have the bluntly titled Rob Ford Smoking Crack by 21-year-old hip hop artist Corey Charron. The three-minute ditty tells a fictional account in which Charron, who recently won a $5,000 freestyle competition on US network BET, smokes crack cocaine with the Toronto mayor and ends up stuck in traffic, because Ford “f–ked us with public transit.” (Don’t miss the full lyrics.)
Up next is Our Mayor, an electronic remix by Rynecologist that samples audio from Ford’s arrogant denial that he smokes crack, as well as some choice (Read more…)
A Great West Life Assurance executive recently claimed that private insurance for drug plans was becoming unsustainable — unless changes are made. Almost all private drug insurance plans are paid through employer paid insured benefit plans (often bargained with trade unions).
In fact, although there were significant increases during the 90s and the first decade of this century, drug costs for insured benefit plans have leveled off.
For 2010, 2011, and 2012 private drug insurance costs have risen just less than 3.1% per year on average, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (Table A). This is a (Read more…)
Fords. Drugs. Murder. I think Ford should have stepped aside when he was turfed for conflict of interest. He clearly broke under the pressure, and his world has crumbled around him.
As we initially pledged, if we are unable to consummate a deal and obtain the video, we will donate 100% of the proceeds to a Canadian nonprofit that addresses the consequences of substance abuse. We haven’t selected an institution yet. We will do so when and if the time comes.
I am frankly shocked and heartened that this actually happened. We are going to try very hard (Read more…)
The other day I was on a conference call and we were discussing which tags and keywords should be included in a collaborative online database.
The terms “substance use” and “harm reduction” were both on the list. I suggested we add “addiction.”
Some other people on the call said that we don’t use that term anymore, because it’s considered stigmatizing. Nowadays we prefer the term “substance use.”
I deferred to their expertise and dropped it, but I keep thinking about it. Not about addiction per se, but about how and why language changes. We decide a certain (Read more…)
My facebook feed went crazy last night with my Vancouver friends posting about a stolen sandwich board. Why is this important? Context: Save-on-Meats is kind of an iconic butcher in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. A long time retailer that had mixed reviews has now invested some capital into their business and, arguably, serves a more expensive touristy …
It’s too early in the day for us to watch a documentary on the so-called “war on drugs,” so we’re not actually endorsing this week’s FFP, Breaking the Taboo, which has just been launched for free viewing on YouTube, but it looks like it will be an interesting hour of cinema regardless. Reps from the production company behind the film, Sundog Pictures, have acknowledged the very sad state of affairs for documentaries to reach audiences through television or commercial cinemas, and have instead opted to launch their newest, which is narrated by Morgan Freeman, on their own Youtube channel today.
With the likes of former president Clinton on the interview roster, this could very-well be a giant liberal smokescreen for America’s underwritten, most damaging drug policies (as bravely explored in Gary Webb’s famous Dark Alliance stories, thankfully back online), but we’ll let you be the judge. According . . . → Read More: Art Threat: War on Drugs doc launches for free – Friday Film Pick: Breaking the Taboo
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