Thursday, September 29, 2011

"Don't Be That Guy" campaign to sweep Saskatoon

"Don't Be That Guy" campaign to sweep Saskatoon

"For year's we've been telling young women what to do to avoid sexual assault," said Sergeant Jean-Marc Voisard.

"We've been missing the other half of the equation- the offender."

What's wrong with that statement? Anybody? Anybody?

The problem is that it assumes that the man is always the offender and the woman is always the victim.

Whatever happened to equal treatment under the law?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

This is a full-size Lego Ford

This is a full-size Lego Ford - BBC Top Gear

I wonder whether it was built on company time.  If so, it cost more than the real thing.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Farmers vote to keep the Wheat Board

Farmers vote to keep the Wheat Board

Just over 60 per cent of wheat growers and 51 per cent of barley growers voted to keep the board's monopoly on grain sales.
I'm going to make a slight correction here - 60 per cent of wheat growers that voted and 51 per cent of barley growers that voted, voted to keep the board's monopoly on grain sales.

That notwithstanding, the plebiscite wasn't necessary - the government isn't adding or removing grains from the single desk. It's removing the single desk altogether.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

More evidence that the Nobel Peace Prize isn't worth the cost of the trophy...

At the end of the day, all you really need to know...

Is that none of these Nobel Prize winners have an interest in allowing the United States to import oil from a Western democracy.

The letter was signed by Mairead Maguire and Betty Williams of Ireland; Adolfo Pérez Esquivel of Argentina, Tutu of South Africa, the Dalai Lama of Tibet, Rigoberta Menchú Tum of Guatemala, José Ramos-Horta of East Timor, Jody Williams of the U.S. and Shirin Ebadi of Iran

As Peace prize winners, you would think that they would be all for allowing the United States a source of oil that they don't have to "secure" or fight for.  I guess they're more interested in continuing the money sucking hoax of anthropogenic climate change.  Funny how no Nobel Prize winners in Economics signed the letter.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Charges dropped against pair who defended own property

One of the best reasons why Canada needs a Castle Doctrine:

Sun News : Charges dropped against pair who defended own property

He made at least eight documented complaints to Peel police about thieves stealing from his yard. Hutchins supplied licence plates, descriptions, even preserved a boot print. "We did all the work for them," he argues.

He was told to hire himself a security guard. He's not a big utility company or a brand name corporation being ripped off for its copper. Hutchins runs a small business with his three sons and doesn't have the cash to hire security or sustain thousands of dollars in losses every weekend. So when thieves broke in for the third week in a row, he hatched his plan.

Hutchins armed himself with a baseball bat and lay in wait with his sons. When they spotted a van being loaded with his radiators, he blocked the vehicle with his own, smashed their windshield with his bat and demanded they get out. The thieves took off across the field.

His son caught one kid while Hutchins chased the other with his truck and then got out to subdue him.

"He was a little unco-operative so he has a few black eyes," Hutchins said at the time.

Today he insists the thief must have fallen in the field. "I could have done so much damage to them. We were very, very careful."

The two 17-year-olds readily admitted they'd stolen from Hutchins' yard on six different occasions and they were promptly charged with theft. Hutchins thought his problems were over.

But three days later, he was shocked to learn the teens weren't the only ones in trouble: He and his son were under arrest as well.

Hutchins was charged with mischief over $5,000 for smashing the windshield, assault and assault with a weapon -- the bat -- while his 24-year-old son was charged with theft because he had one of the teens' necklaces in his possession after he'd ripped it off in their struggle.

He was defending his property, and in the process, the two 17 year olds and their burglary equipment got roughed up. There is absolutely no reason why charges should have been laid against the Hutchins family.