TO BE TAKEN WITH A GENEROUS PORTION OF SALT Doctors (A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000. (B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000. (C) Accidental Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Doctors More Dangerous Than Guns!
Right about now in America, a gun store owner is unlocking his door, a hot coffee sits by his cash as he begins a new day. Not to long after, customers will begin pouring in to look at and begin the process of purchasing a gun. No doubt that some if not the majority of . . . → Read More: The Political Road Map: Buying a Gun
Right about now in America, a gun store owner is unlocking his door, a hot coffee sits by his cash as he begins a new day. Not to long after, customers will begin pouring in to look at and begin the process of purchasing a gun. No doubt that … . . . → Read More: The Political Road Map: Buying a Gun
It seems only appropriate that the only thing Stephen Harper tweeted yesterday, was a little video of himself learning the proper way to pour beer in Ireland.Because I'll bet Great Leader was pouring himself more than a few last night, after what had to be an absolutely disastrous day for him and his ghastly . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Totally Disastrous Day of Political Devastation
Well so much for Great Strong Leader, who would try to brainwash into believing that all we need to do to feel safe is to trust our fate to HIM.Trust that only HE can stop the terrorist hordes from beheading us in our beds. And allow HIM to turn Canada into a police state. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Politics of Madness
C-51, the Cons’ terror bill, allows CSIS to covertly intrude on personal freedoms in two obvious ways.
First, it enables CSIS effectively unfettered authority – without a warrant – to engage in any action which is not contrary to the Charter or other Canadian law, and which does not: (a) cause, intentionally or by criminal . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Burning question
Shorter Peter MacKay: We should tremble in our boots at the possibility that the people plotting a mass shooting in Halifax might have been susceptible to motivation by religious fervour. But if they’d instead carried out their actual plan, we should be willing to write off the resulting deaths as the price of free access . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: On unclear motivations
Following the slaughter of twenty children in Newtown, Connecticut two years ago this month, many Americans hoped their countrymen and women would finally turn against the gun nuts and demand greater control. And they did … briefly. The support for gun rights that has been creeping up for decades dipped momentarily and then returned to . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Americans lovin’ their guns more than ever
Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/peter-mackay-poses-in-pro-gun-no-compromise-t-shirt-1.2748676
My reaction to bullet proof blankets for children: When I was a kid we had fire and earthquake drills. When I became a teacher I had to verse the children […]
Gerald Celente is right, as usual: he said, look at how the government handled the prohibition of alcohol – it was a disaster. They completely failed. All they managed to do, was to push organized crime through the roof. Alcohol didn’t disappear, but crime soared. Look at the so-called “war on drugs.” Over $300 billion . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: The prohibition of guns – and the violence it will create
I usually like Power and Politics and Evan Solomon is generally a good host, but what was up here? Why did he only have pro-gun supporters in this discussion? Why no one from the other side to raise the public safety concerns? This was a very one sided discussion. You can read more on . . . → Read More: LeDaro: One-Sided Debate on Gun Control
I don’t often “recycle” posts. Yes, I am lazy, but what’s the point of a blog if you just re-post old stuff? But I thought that I’d dig up last years “Resolutions” post to see how I made out and to add any new stuff. Turns out it was a bit (OK, a lot) of . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: 2014 is the Chinese year of the horse. Does this mean I should blow a bundle at the track?
That Israel is the tail that wags the dog of American Middle Eastern policy is a given. Often, however, we overlook the fact this particular dog has two tails. The other is Saudi Arabia.
A complexity of factors explains the close ties between the U.S. and Israel: the sharing of democratic and human rights values; . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: The Saudi tail and the American dog
Miscellaneous material to start your week.
– Thomas Walkom sees Stephen Harper’s approval of dove hunting as an ideal metaphor for the gratuitous violence of his government: The wildlife service also estimates that new hunting rules will result in about 18,000 Ontario doves being shot each year. But, say hunt aficionadas, so what? There are . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links
The United States saw an increase of 30 per cent in suicides among middle-aged Americans from 1999 to 2010. More Americans now die from suicide than from automobile accidents with rates highest in the “suicide belt”—the eight mountain states and Alaska.
In Montana, for example, 227 people died from suicide in 2010, twice the national . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: "Lock and load" has a new meaning in Montana
Assorted content to end your week.
– Bill Curry reports on the Cons’ continued refusal to provide accurate information to the PBO – with the end result being that an office intended to provide a fully-informed, unbiased perspective in evaluating government action is now being forced to make Access to Information requests in an attempt . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links
Can you handle the contradictions?
I’ve been seen things in twitter for the last few days that puts some grotesque perspective on the American culture.
I’m actually quite speechless:
Two Florida towns, 125 miles apart. Two people firing weapons at unarmed aggressors, purportedly in self-defense.
George Zimmerman, the 29-year-old neighborhood-watch commander, fatally . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Zimmerman and Alexander: Racism and Sexism in America
Discipline was never an issue at St. Xavier’s School for Wayward Boys and Cane Toads, as it was run by the Eurethran Order of Nuns — known to the world as the Sisters of Perpetual Chastity and Wandplay. Despite the … Continue reading →
“Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office is urging the RCMP in High River, Alta., to focus on “more important” tasks and to return the guns officers took from homes while searching for victims in the evacuated flood zone. Harper’s office issued a statement Friday morning in quick reaction to the news that the RCMP . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Stephen Harper: Give back flood victims’ guns in Alberta.
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One substory of the gun insanity in the US I had been unaware of previous to Newtown, was the bevy of liability shield laws (including a federal one) that protect gun manufacturers from the very normal product liability lawsuits that any other product maker would be subject to when their product’s flaws cause injury or . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: A Short List of Gun Product Safety Laws
Big Fathers’ Day weekend in Chi-town. 46 people shot in under 72-hours. That’s approaching Baghdad-level violence.
What do kids buy Dad for Fathers’ Day in Chicago – ammo?
While mass shootings are more likely to attract the headlines — by ThinkProgress’ count there have been 14 since December — everyday gun violence in the U.S. . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Chicago’s Busy Fathers’ Day Weekend
Assorted content to end your week.
– David Miller makes the case to take aim at inequality in Canada: With globalization being the holy grail of efficiency, it became a race to the bottom as international capital sought the lowest cost and the lowest wages. The result in Canada and many other countries was the . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links