Al Jazeera, June 1st: With 82 blazes burning out of control, Canada confronts a record early wildfire season that has scorched 2.7 million hectares.
Western Standard News, June 5th: Investigations into the three fires have determined each of them to be an act of arson
Flashback: Glendon woman convicted of four counts of mischief, after admitting to setting 32 fires
The white supremacists are on the march.
Lucy yanks again.
U.S. Park Police identified the driver as Sai Varshith Kandula, 19, of Chesterfield, Missouri, noting that he was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, threatening to kill / kidnap / inflict harm on a president, vice president, or family member, destruction of federal property, and trespassing.
And it’s all too much for Reuters.
The climate made him do it: As Grande Prairie area residents find themselves out of their homes and properties at the beginning of a fire season, fires set in the city may have been deliberately set and RCMP have arrested one and are looking for others.
Buried in a self-serving bromide salad regarding press freedom one finds a reluctant admission: the CBC just can’t quit Twitter.
Today, we will resume some activity on a handful of umbrella Twitter accounts, including @CBCNews, but we will significantly reduce our overall Twitter footprint and continue to assess the platform against our strategy.
Mainstream pundits typically dismiss the idea of “go woke, go broke” as a fictional concept that could never happen in real life. But for a bar in Indiana that decided it could dispense with insufficiently woke customers, it’s reality.
The latest statement is one of three that The Fairfax Bar & Grill in Bloomington, Indiana has posted in the past couple weeks, indicating that they are desperate to find the right messaging on the subject since they’ve been bleeding clientele.
Though it initially blasted social media users for flooding the initial statement with “blatantly transphobic, homophobic and racist comments” and claimed it was committed to not allowing “hate” at the establishment, the restaurant admitted, “With the departure of some of our regulars, we have needed new clientele, and you have answered. I’m not gonna lie, we still need more of you right now.”
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If you didn’t see the post yesterday about CBC taking Justin Trudeau to task about natural resources and letting the premier know he’s coming, Pipeline Online transcribed those key parts of the interview for your reading pleasure. CBC played the clip of Lamettie for Trudeau, which he at first denies, then acknowledges.
“Trust us, we have sources.”
April 7 (Reuters) – Russia or pro-Russian elements are likely behind the leak of several classified U.S. military documents posted on social media that offer a partial, month-old snapshot of the war in Ukraine, three U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday, while the Justice Department said separately it was probing the leak.
They never tire of being lied to.
The crackdown cometh: leaks for me, not for thee.
ZeroHedge – Throughout the interview and afterwards, Elon proceeded to make, and promote, BBC (‘big black cock’) jokes, as is the only appropriate move given the circumstance.
This is what a real war on drugs looks like.
Biden administration hardest hit.
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This is truly a thing of beauty. Enjoy.
Stop it, tinfoil hat people. This is clearly Russian disinformation.
Examining the exaggerated death rate of Canadian Indian Residential Schools.
The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, never misses an opportunity to give his enthusiastic stamp of approval to any new claim made in the perennial quest for evidence of residential school wrongdoing. Two days after Williams Lake First Nation announced on January 25, 2022, the “discovery” near the St. Joseph residential school in B.C. of “93 potential unmarked graves”, Mr. Miller embarked on a tweetstorm that encapsulated his thinking, or, shall we say, his habitual presumptions, on residential school-related matters.
Among Miller’s tweets on January 27 was the following: “As early as 1909 (1909!!!), Dr. Peter Bryce estimated that the death rate from all causes for those attending residential schools was 18 times higher than that of non-Indigenous people in Canada of the same age [the curious exclamation marks are Miller’s, not mine].”
The “18 times higher” assertion is based on a report that Peter Bryce, Indian Affairs chief medical officer, prepared for the Department in 1909. In looking at mortality in three residential schools – Shingwauk in Ontario, Sarcee in Alberta, and Cranbrook in B.C. – Bryce found that during the period 1892 to 1908 the schools had a death rate of 8,000 per 100,000. If Bryce’s finding for the three schools reflected the overall mortality rate across all of the 60 to 70 residential schools operating in Canada during that time period, the rate in the residential schools would indeed have been approximately 18 times higher than the 430 per 100,000 that Bryce reported for Canada’s general school-age population.
However, the evidence shows that Bryce’s “8,000 per 100,000” death rate was an overstatement for the three schools he studied, and a gross exaggeration of the overall rate for all of Canada’s residential schools operating in the 1892 to 1908 period.
And right on cue…
And a whole bunch about eating red meat, too.
Dan O’Toole- Today’s a companies big # day. Please don’t include me in any of it. I know you mean well, but today is the hardest day of the year for a lot of us that got let go. Even worse, it’s harder for those that actually work there.
What exactly are western taxpayers getting for the trouble of emptying their treasuries and their own military stores to keep the Ukrainian government afloat? So far, a lot of looting by higher ups in the government. At this rate, how long will it be until western powers feel compelled to directly intervene to direct the course of governance there?
A top adviser, four deputy ministers and five regional governors left their posts on Tuesday. Their departures come as Ukraine launches a broad anti-corruption drive. Recently, authorities have seen bribery claims, reports of officials buying food at inflated prices and one figure accused of living a lavish lifestyle.
Deputy Defence Minister Vyacheslav Shapovalov also resigned, following reports he oversaw the purchase of military food supplies at inflated prices from a relatively unknown firm. The department called this a “technical mistake” and claimed no money had changed hands.