March 27, 2008

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If looks could kill.

"Saddam Hussein's intelligence agency secretly financed a trip to Iraq for three U.S. lawmakers during the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion, federal prosecutors said Wednesday."

Four words you never thought you'd see in the same sentence: "journalism giant Linda McQuaig"

Open thread for Thursday tips.

Posted by Kate at March 27, 2008 12:00 AM

But now... what will these guys do... at this year's traditional "deer splatter"?

"A massive police raid at three different Mohawk reserves in Quebec
Wednesday morning netted $2.5 million in cash and a large firearms
cache, including three grenade launchers."


Posted by: neo at March 27, 2008 12:16 AM

the fallout continues from the recovered FARC computers...

authorities in Colombia have recovered 30 kilos of uranium in Bogata... likely"only" for use in a dirty bomb.

and where did it come from?

Posted by: marc in calgary at March 27, 2008 1:07 AM

Compassionate Conservatism is not an oxymoron - it's a fact as George F. Will explains here:

Posted by: Gord Tulk at March 27, 2008 1:12 AM

Linda McQuaig. Ugh. Along with Noam Chomsky and other nuts, a communistic economics professor of mine always made me read such folks' drivel. Nothing classical, just Keynesian-extremist. It's a wonder I'm not brainwashed like many university grads.

McQuaig is annoying, no doubt. Cute, but annoying. A leftist Ann Coulter, sort of. Love to see the two in a no-holds-barred debate...

Posted by: The Canadian Sentinel at March 27, 2008 5:01 AM

Marc in Calgary,

I have found that Typepad = [ Six Apart ] to be less than ideal to put it mildly.

That Blogs/ tries to set 4 four cookies. I denied them all and left without seeing the site. = TG

Posted by: TG at March 27, 2008 5:04 AM

"Literary academics have also been reluctant to deal with science, except to fantasize that they have engulfed and disarmed it by reducing it to “just another narrative,” or to dismiss it with a knowing sneer as presupposing a risibly naïve epistemological realism."

"they have also denied that human nature exists"

The Art of Literature and
the Science of Literature

The delight we get from detecting patterns
in books, and in life, can be measured
and understood

Posted by: maz2 at March 27, 2008 7:05 AM

Mao Stlong's communists = National Socialists.
You wan two Ilon Closses? One Ilon Closs?

China lashes out at British press for comparing Beijing Olympics to 1936 Nazi Berlin Games

"1936 and 2008; What a Difference 72 Years Makes?

In 1936, The International Olympic Committee(IOC) put on one of the saddest propaganda displays in human history. They did this on behalf of a crazy despot who would go on to execute millions of people for not measuring up to the standards of an Aryan Superman master race. The 1936 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, served as a great coming out party for international fascism. It was a form of warfare before the first shots of WW II were ever fired.

With Leni Riefenstahl panning the camera, the propaganda film Olympia hit the screens in 1938 to spread the false message that Hitler’s Germany was the standard of excellence for the modern world.

The public relations fiasco aspect of this experience should have taught the IOC as much about the diplomatic importance the Olympics had taken on. But then again, Hitler learned nothing about his master race doctrine by watching Jesse Owens run laps around his Aryan Supermen either.

Thus, perhaps as evidence that history is truly cyclical, rather than progressive, the IOC has awarded the 2008 Summer Olympic to Beijing, China. Here we have a regime that cracks down on basic human rights, and succeeds a string of prior governments with a tradition of espousing doctrines of racial superiority that would make Nietsche raise a stein of Lowenbrau Keller’s finest wares."

Posted by: maz2 at March 27, 2008 7:15 AM

A day in the life of Canada's kangaroo court
By Ezra Levant on March 26, 2008 5:33 PM

I've read the blogosphere's several accounts of Tuesday's Canadian Human Rights Tribunal hearing in Ottawa in the Warman v. Lemire case, and it's on that basis that I've formed my first impressions. You can read some of those reports here, here, here, here, here, here, here and from the defendant himself here. I've also seen two newspaper stories, this one from the National Post's Joseph Brean, and this one by the Ottawa Citizen's Don Butler.

I'd prefer to review the actual transcripts of the hearing, but from what I've read, there will be no transcripts made, only an audio recording.

No transcripts

Let's start there in our analysis: ...-

Posted by: maz2 at March 27, 2008 7:27 AM

'Speaking of the Michael Lee Chin Crystal addition to the Royal Ontario Museum: Like the post at Diogenes Borealis, I also think the design stinks. I call it Mars Attacks, because it looks like a meteor shot through the hemisphere and "just happened" to crash into the ROM. It has nothing to do with the architecture of either the ROM or the gracious, old buildings around it. It's an aberration, a carbuncle, an eyesore.

'Figures that the architect has designed a building that is dangerous, as well. I'll remember to walk on the other side of the street in melting season.

'Was in the ROM just a few days ago, and have to say I was completely underwhelmed by the interior design: 'Stairways are of poured concrete, rivets in the walls exposed, has a feeling of half-finished. UGG-LEEEE. Sure, the ceilings are high enough to house the ROM's dinosaur collection but we didn't need Michael Lee Chin's design to furnish high ceilings: The ROM already had them.

So, I'm just wondering...when you follow the money: Who made it? Certainly not the taxpayers of Toronto. I think we've been had...

I'm now just waiting for the threatened removal of the "Royal" from the ROM. Maybe Chin's chrystal was designed for the OM mantra...

Posted by: batb at March 27, 2008 7:30 AM

Gord Tulk, you beat me to it!

I believe it was Knight 99—sorry if I'm wrong—and I who were having a pleasant back and forth about this very topic—charitable givings by political persuasion—the other day. Although humility's a virtue, I'm pleased to see—not just off the top of my head: I've read about the Brooks book—that my hypotheses were correct. This article by George Will neatly summarizes the evidence.

A couple of excerpts:

“Brooks demonstrates a correlation between charitable behavior and ‘the values that lie beneath’ liberal and conservative labels. Two influences on charitable behavior are religion and attitudes about the proper role of government.

“The single biggest predictor of someone's altruism, Willett says, is religion. It increasingly correlates with conservative political affiliations because, as Brooks' book says, ‘the percentage of self-described Democrats who say they have ‘no religion’ has more than quadrupled since the early 1970s.’ America is largely divided between religious givers and secular nongivers, and the former are disproportionately conservative. One demonstration that religion is a strong determinant of charitable behavior is that the least charitable cohort is a relatively small one -- secular conservatives . . .

“While conservatives tend to regard giving as a personal rather than governmental responsibility, some liberals consider private charity a retrograde phenomenon -- a poor palliative for an inadequate welfare state, and a distraction from achieving adequacy by force, by increasing taxes. Ralph Nader, running for president in 2000, said: ‘A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.’ Brooks, however, warns: ‘If support for a policy that does not exist ... substitutes for private charity, the needy are left worse off than before. It is one of the bitterest ironies of liberal politics today that political opinions are apparently taking the place of help for others.’

“IN 2000, BROWS WERE FURROWED IN PERPLEXITY BECAUSE VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE’S CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS, AS A PERCENT OF HIS INCOME, WERE BELOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE: HE GAVE 0.2 PERCENT OF HIS FAMILY INCOME, ONE-SEVENTH OF THE AVERAGE FOR DONATING HOUSEHOLDS. [Emphasis mine] But Gore ‘gave at the office.’ By using public office to give other peoples' money to government programs, he was being charitable, as liberals increasingly, and conveniently, understand that word.”

Wouldn’t it be interesting to know what Dr. Fruitfly gives . . .

Posted by: lookout at March 27, 2008 7:31 AM

lookout. obama gave 1.2% last year. socialists are very generous with other people's money.

Posted by: old white guy at March 27, 2008 7:49 AM

You mean the ROM addition is no different than the metal roof on my detached garage?
I have heard Christopher Hume on talk radio and he speaks with a snobbily British accent so I was taken aback to learn that he was born in the north Toronto suburb of Willowdale. heh

Here is one man's take on Hume and the Rom addition as it was being built:
"Case in point: Is the sodomizing and parasitizing amyloid plaque now invading the Royal Ontario Museum a “crystal,” and if so, aren’t crystals transparent and made mostly or entirely of glass?"

Posted by: muttsrus at March 27, 2008 8:03 AM

Jihadi trial update... "Apparently, Toronto's pinkest paper... overlooking such geniuses
as Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr. and Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme... is buying
into the "dumber than a bag of hammers" defense strategy..."


Posted by: neo at March 27, 2008 8:05 AM

Lorrie Goldstein's column on his planned observance of Earth Hour is hilarious.

"8:15 p.m. -- Travelling at 100 clicks per hour in centre lane of Hwy. 401, with no headlights, turn engine off in order to coast to stop, making important symbolic statement about car travel being a major contributor to global warming. "

Posted by: muttsrus at March 27, 2008 8:38 AM

Canada should adopt the Swiss method of dealing with criminal Muslims. If one commits a crime, the whole family is stripped of citizenship and gets deported.

Rather, we get the 'Canadian' terrorist Omar Khadr, all news, all the time. Despite the fact polls show the majority of Canadians don't want him here.

Posted by: irwin daisy at March 27, 2008 9:30 AM

Wow, aren't we lucky!?! Canadian Scientists have spent the last 3 years authouring a little tome called "From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate 2997.

This little gem was commissioned by the Insurance Bureau of Canada to justify raising insurance rates to mitigate the effects of the severe weather caused by (da da da daaaah) Climate Change. Mark Yakabuski is the witless wonder who is the president and CEO of the IBC who proclaimed "The carbon dioxide and other pollutants that are already in the enviroment as a result of greenhouse gas emmissions will be in our enviroment for at least 50 years".

Severe weather, blah blah blah...heightened risk, blah blah blah... justifying rate increases etc. etc.

Saw it in Wpg Free Press, March 25 2008. Canwest News Service.

Thanks Al and Dave. Another of the big earners gets deeper into my wallet for no justifiable reason, other than getting "real" results from junk science. AAARRRGGGH

Posted by: Sober2ndThought at March 27, 2008 9:50 AM

Re: the ROM's horrid new addition:

What I find most offensive about that POS addition is that they demolished the last generation's trendy eye-sore to build this generation's eye-sore without learning the obvious lesson.

You have a beautiful, enduring heritage building upon which they vandalized it the first time with the 50's or 60's addition which didn't hold the test of time because they went with trendy instead of classical.

Now they decide that last gen's trendy isn't good enough so they repeat the error with this gen's trendy eye-sore - at great expense.

I thought the principle role of a museum was to preserve the nation's heritage - not vandalize and wreck it. Two generations of management have failed their most basic duty to the institution.

Is there a school where people learn stupid?

Posted by: Warwick at March 27, 2008 9:54 AM

A bunch of lefty journos are gathering in Toronto to celebrate "Night for Rights".
I am curious if the Lemire / HRC/ Levant / Steyn issue will get any discussion, or will they only discuss "Night for Rights" for Africa?

Any guesses anyone?

Posted by: Joe Molnar at March 27, 2008 10:09 AM

The Complete Spengler

The mustard seed in global strategy
Should Islam be blamed for 'barbaric' acts?
Hirsi Ali, atheism and Islam
Muslim anguish and Western hypocrisy

Posted by: maz2 at March 27, 2008 10:10 AM

I think its time for Danny Whine for Wine Williams to take up another cause

"by gum dis is some serious bye"

Posted by: cal2 at March 27, 2008 10:17 AM

If looks could kill...

If a building could represent the mind of the average leftist, it would look like the Michael Lee Chin crystal museum;

non-conservative, ugly, dysfunctional and dangerous.

Posted by: Friend of USA at March 27, 2008 10:45 AM

(Via The Times Comment Central) A little biting satire:

China Celebrates Its Status As World’s Number One Air Polluter

Posted by: Charles MacDonald at March 27, 2008 10:52 AM


Posted by: Shamrock at March 27, 2008 10:55 AM

Melanie Phillips, Not With A Bang...

...a conference in London that I attended yesterday to discuss issues arising from the presence of Muslims in Europe. A more stellar display of brazen sophistry on the one hand and intellectual cravenness on the other would be hard to imagine. It was a collection of big-wigs in the dialogue-of-civilisations business...

There were a couple of brave souls at yesterday’s meeting who tried to put the other side of the argument, but they were outnumbered. With facts, reason and logic turned on their heads over and over again by people deemed to be ‘moderate’ and endorsed by others deemed to be ‘enlightened’, the discussion felt like a dialogue of the demented. This kind of establishment initiative which is so typical is itself part of the problem rather than the solution, because it provides a high-level platform for yet more mind-bending dissimulation. There were repeated statements at this meeting that Europe no longer stood for any recognisable values. They should have been howled down; but apart from some rather feeble disagreement, too many Europeans present either seemed to agree or kept their mouths zipped.

This is surely how a civilisation dies — with a whimper.

Posted by: Charles MacDonald at March 27, 2008 10:55 AM

Chris Sands, Afghanistan: is it too late?

A week or so later I joined members of the British army's 1st Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles as they patrolled through a valley in Uruzgan. Signs of militant activity were clearly visible, with well-made bunkers and trenches dotting the landscape. But local people denied there were any insurgents around and the troops did not know what to think. In the end I asked an Afghan interpreter his opinion.

"Of course, everyone in this village is Taliban," he said. "The men, women and children, they are all Taliban."

Posted by: Charles MacDonald at March 27, 2008 10:58 AM

Center for Security Policy, A breakthrough for terror-free investing!

Today, national security-minded investing became an idea whose time has come with the unveiling in New York of a new terror-free index series. Next Monday's launch of this path-breaking financial tool will be followed within weeks by additional products that, taken together, promise to enable America's capital markets to become important weapons against this country's terrorist-sponsoring foes...

Posted by: Charles MacDonald at March 27, 2008 11:00 AM

Toronto front line workers doing a dirty nuke test on March 29, you know, just in case...

Posted by: bob at March 27, 2008 11:11 AM

Minutes count when saving Earth
This is hilarious.

Posted by: alan at March 27, 2008 11:22 AM

2 obituaries.

Be honest with yourself - who had the better impact on your life, a hippie eco freak or the inventor of an artery-clogging yummy breakfast treat?

Posted by: Mississauga Matt at March 27, 2008 11:26 AM

The Michael Lee Chin Crystal might have had a chance if they stuck with the original design and made it look, you know, like a crystal. Instead they cut back and used what looks like cheap aluminum siding. It's Toronto, it's fugly (hint: you want good architecture, go to Buffalo. The Queen City has it all over T.O.).

Posted by: Mississauga Matt at March 27, 2008 11:35 AM

The full quote from the Press Release is: "journalism giants Linda McQuaig,
Heather Mallick, Haroon Siddiqui and John Honderich."

Sweet Mother of Mercy! Mallick? Siddiqui? These people are seriously detached from reality.

Posted by: Patrick B at March 27, 2008 11:53 AM

The Dutch. Again!

"Dutch ex-Muslim producing The Life of Muhammad"


The Hague - Former Dutch Labour Party politician Ehsan Jami, the founder of the Committee of ex-Muslims, has announced that he is producing an anti-Islamic cartoon called The Life of Muhammad. It will be released on the 20th of April. The film will show a sexually aroused Prophet Muhammad with his nine-year-old wife Aisha.

Members of the Dutch Muslim and government contact organisation, CMO, who have viewed a section of the film, say they will go to court in an attempt to have The Life of Muhammad banned. The organisation has described the film as totally unacceptable and extremely offensive.


Actually, what's extremely offensive is that Muslims present this pedophile as a prophet. That's offensive.

Posted by: irwin daisy at March 27, 2008 12:50 PM

It seems not everyone in Great Britain is content to live in Tony Blair's Britain. The Sun attempts to shame its readers into being more like Canadians.

Posted by: JimmyF at March 27, 2008 1:10 PM

Third World vote buying.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe hands out cars ahead of poll (reuters)

[Indian] Chief responds to TV-for-votes allegation

"The chief of a Saskatchewan First Nation says there was a raffle for a free TV, but it wasn't intended just for Liberal voters. Instead, according to Chief Larry Ahenakew, it was simply an incentive for people to vote.

"We gave a free raffle to anybody that was there, not only Gary's office," he said. "It was open to the PCs, NDP, Green Party, anybody."" (cbc)

Posted by: maz2 at March 27, 2008 1:19 PM

Yup, it's the joooos fault.

JERUSALEM (AP) - With Iranian backing, Hezbollah guerrillas have dramatically increased their rocket range and can now threaten most of Israel, senior Israeli defense officials said.

The Lebanese group has acquired new Iranian rockets with a range of about 185 miles, the officials said Wednesday. That means the guerrillas can hit anywhere in Israel's heavily populated center and reach as far south as Dimona, where Israel's nuclear reactor is located.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to divulge the confidential intelligence assessment to the media.

When Israel and Hezbollah fought a monthlong war in 2006, Hezbollah fired nearly 4,000 rockets into Israel. The longest-range rockets fired, which Israel said were Iranian-made, hit some 45 miles inside Israel.

I'm sure the anti-Semitic a$$holes in the Media will find a way to blame Israel for it's "disportinate response" when they have the unforgiveable odacity to respond to attacks...

Posted by: Warwick at March 27, 2008 1:23 PM

Updated Thu. Mar. 27 2008 9:04 AM ET News Staff

Drug-resistant Staph killed 2,300 Canadians in 2006


Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure less American soldiers died in Iraq in 2006 than Canadians died from drug-resistant Staph in 2006...

Maybe it is time we pull out of our quagmire of a health care system?...

Posted by: Friend of USA at March 27, 2008 1:31 PM

Now Muslims are claiming that Freedom of Speech was actually, er, a Muslim invention (from

"Today a campaign by an organization called “The Prophet of Mercy” has been launched in the Danish media."

Below is a translation of the advertisement:

Freedom of speech at any price?

Addressing the Danish people

Freedom of speech and the right to have your own opinion is guaranteed within Islam and is one of Islam’s most important contributions to the world from more than 1400 years ago. Actually, all heavenly revealed religions, faiths and laws guarantees man the right to think and express himself freely as long as these expressions do not lead to mocking or discrimination against others or encourage religious or racial hatred. One of the worst kind of religious discrimination is to ridicule the prophets or the messengers.

(Now come the death threats, unless we stop having freedom of speech)

We were very surprised by the connection which was drawn between the charges against some individuals who wanted to take revenge on one of the artists and a deliberate mocking of every Muslim nation deep in their innermost religious heart by reprinting the drawings. We would here like to emphasize that Islam condemns any act that weakens the security of society, especially killings and arson. As a matter of fact, Muslims still lack a formal disavowal of the reprinting of the drawings from relevant authorities. We are convinced that such a dissociation would help to prevent a repeat of such unhappy reactions.

Finally, we would like to encourage all sensible and peace-loving people as well as economic and cultural organizations to do their best to secure good cultural and economic relations between people from Denmark and the Muslim world.


Pathetic people, harnessed to a diabolically offensive ideology. Their arrogance is continually demonstrated by their accusations against non-Muslim culture, while never questioning their own. Do they not think non-Muslims would see their freedom of speech claim as an outrageous and bald faced lie, thereby weakening their crediblity even further? I guess not.

More lampooning, more ridicule, more cartoons are necessary.

Posted by: irwin daisy at March 27, 2008 1:52 PM

Liberal leader Boob Raegnatieff says,
That's fair.

"Liberals betrayed MP Wilson


Christopher Bennett, now at the helm of Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan’s bid for re-election, says Wilson has been so mistreated by the Liberals he needs to completely sever ties with the party that “betrayed” him.

“Obviously this came from somewhere, obviously from the Liberal side,” Bennett said, of allegations against Wilson that surfaced suddenly in media reports last fall. “If anyone thinks this is anything other than a Liberal inside job – they’re crazy.”

Although whispered allegations had been floating around for some time, Bennett said the timing of all the business, financial and election allegations falling at once was likely orchestrated.

“It seems like somebody was working pretty seriously in the background,” he said."

Posted by: maz2 at March 27, 2008 2:28 PM 03/27/08
"Stephane Dion defends Leadership of Liberal Party"

He say's he wants to see fewer headlines in newspapers about his leadership and more about his party's criticism of Prime Minister Harper.

Some Mothers Do have Em.

Posted by: bryanr at March 27, 2008 2:32 PM

The sociologists/modellers could not tweak the data! They admit they could not cook/tweak the data to fit their preconceived biases.
This is a breakthrough in the crime/hoax/fraud of the CO2 scandal.
The hoaxers label the public response as "apathy". BS. It's the common sense of the public telling the hoaxers: You are liars/fearmongers. Begone.

"“The findings, while rather modest in magnitude – there are other variables we measured which had much larger effects on concern for global warming – were statistically quite robust, which is to say that they continued to appear regardless of how we modeled the data.”"

Increased knowledge about global warming leads to apathy, study shows

"The diminished concern and sense of responsibility flies in the face of awareness campaigns about climate change, such as in the movies An Inconvenient Truth and Ice Age: The Meltdown and in the mainstream media’s escalating emphasis on the trend."
"Kellstedt says the findings were a bit unexpected."
"“The findings that the more informed respondents were less concerned about global warming, and that they felt less personally responsible for it, did surprise us. We expected just the opposite."

Posted by: maz2 at March 27, 2008 2:46 PM

here is the link, Liberal Party breaks out into open poo fight.

Posted by: cal2 at March 27, 2008 2:46 PM

(Via Israpundit) Kathy Shaidle, Al-Jazeera's Newest (Jewish) Star

Nothing demonstrates the dangerously misplaced sympathies of Canada's intellectual elite so much as the case of Avi Lewis. A former host with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Jewish Lewis is Canada's answer to Keith Olbermann. But what has everyone in Canada talking is not his past career but his new job: Lewis has joined Al-Jazeera, the Middle East broadcaster that serves as a leading purveyor of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism...

Posted by: Charles MacDonald at March 27, 2008 2:51 PM

For those offended with the Mohammed cartoon, a 15 minute movie by Geert Wilder called Fitna, posted on LiveLeak to get up in arms about. Quotes from the Koran and images to accompany them. Powerful stuff. Best stock up on fire resistant Danish flags again. h/t to Hot Air

Posted by: Texas Canuck at March 27, 2008 3:57 PM

Fitna by Geert Wilders:

Posted by: Knight of Good Mr. Iron Man at March 27, 2008 4:16 PM

Fitna, the movie, is up at also.

Deadly. And a deadly accurate description of Islam.

Posted by: irwin daisy at March 27, 2008 4:44 PM

Dr. Abbas -- the better-tailored genocidal terrorist and proud holder of a PhD in holocaust denial -- has been invited to the White House to discuss the "pieces process" with President Bush.

Here's a Condi Rice term I recently encountered a second time (earlier I thought I'd conjured it up in a nightwmare!):


It seems, that the earlier 3 stage Road map in which 1st stage the PaliNazis would shut down the terror infrastructure and end genocidal jew-hate propaganda in the parliament, mosques, schools and the media -- was a bit of a stumbling block.

Condi has now concluded, in the very best tradition of pointy-headed high-IQ [or was it affirmative action?] academic reasoning that the problem was "tight sequentialism" -- that there was no need for the "pieces partner" to actually abandon his desire to destroy Israel and kill all Jews; that, this could come later after he was overwhelmed by Israel's unilateral good will concessions -- quids with no quos. Ya know, like with Gaza.

Posted by: Me No Dhimmi at March 27, 2008 4:56 PM

Check out how writes a headline for Klein receiving an honour from France, in a most professional and unbiased style:

"For God's Sake Speak English" Klein to chevalier.

Posted by: grok at March 27, 2008 5:11 PM

Irwin D, thanks for the Fitna link;I just watched it. Chilling is an understatement.

Posted by: Rich at March 27, 2008 5:35 PM

Apparently, the so-called Michael Chin "Crystal" doesn't even meet architectural/building standards--just an example, the "V"-shaped outcroppings, which are level with a lot of kids' eyes: they trip, they fall into one of them, and Long John Silver.

I agree that if the original design had been adhered to, it might have been quite spectacular--but who OK-ed it? Apparently, a glass design would have endangered many of the exhibits by exposing them to too much light (wouldn't/shouldn't some "expert" have known this?) and the glare from a glass building had the potential of blinding drivers passing by.

"Mars Attacks" seems to have been a complete F***-up and just too typical of multiculural Toronto. I wonder if a guy called Michael Smith would have been given carte blanche to put up an addition not up to building standards and with a number of potential deficits caused from too much light/reflection...One more badly conceived idea that Toronto taxpayers have to pay for--and look at...

Posted by: batb at March 27, 2008 6:31 PM

Reading lite this evening, I came across an article in Cracked magazine, of all places, that actually got it right. The language is a little foul, as is their wont, but the message and article name are right: the 5 most ridiculously over-hyped health scares of all time. Interesting 3-minute read--and I couldn't agree more with #1.

Posted by: Johann at March 27, 2008 9:56 PM

These newly issued cards are going to be eventually given to residents of every Province.

B.C. has the same cards there but for a longer time. Already its become the preferred card. More so than even drives licenses.

This may be gossip but from what I am hearing these act like an internal passport like the old Soviet Union employed. Or like our SIN number cards have become as well , will they be privy to other agency’s as that card became?

Already some folks can't get certain benefits or services without this card. Now its started in Alberta. Who's next & what is behind this?

So far no ones picked up on this which really bothers me.

B.C. Identification card:

So far this is all I have been able to gleam. Why so quiet about this is my first question?

Posted by: Revnant Dream at March 27, 2008 10:22 PM