Grace 8/29/2013 7:51:05 AM Report
Rise and shine!!
Friday is on the horizon!
Right Wing and Learning...found this awesome contest on line here's the link!
theprotector 8/29/2013 7:54:47 AM Report
shhhh I'm rolling a joint .... damn it...I tore the zigzag
Grump 8/29/2013 7:59:01 AM Report
Good morning everyone, got a shot in the knee yesterday so maybe I'll be able to walk for a week or so. Grace now I'm sure you are either 10 years old or don't have enough to do. I can see trying to pass what may be a coherent thought on to rw, but Learning? Have a great day all.
Grump 8/29/2013 8:02:32 AM Report
The Protector I worked in the bush my first winter out of school and the only smokes available were roll you owns. I could teach you how to roll a good one with one hand. I'll bet Skipper Dave could too.
theprotector 8/29/2013 8:34:28 AM Report
hmmmm....thats a thought grump!!
bounder 8/29/2013 8:46:36 AM Report
Another one comes out of the closet ,Kathleen Wynne premier of Ontario admits to puffing pot.
Maybe Justin started a roller coaster.
My philosophy has always been ,never tell anyone anything, unless you want everyone else to know.
Grace 8/29/2013 9:04:14 AM Report
Grump....ah....to be 10 again...
northernmale 8/29/2013 9:08:50 AM Report
What is the big deal someone smoking pot?? I am not a smoker of any kind but this much I can say. I have seen more people being an ass and fighting with others well under the influence of alcohol .So what makes one any worse then the other or better then the other. I think its time they make it legal and the government make the money on taxes as some guy in Mexico.
bounder 8/29/2013 9:22:29 AM Report
What do you mean Mexico make money ,British Columbia makes what they call BC Gold, heard that through a friend. They say it's the best.
Grace 8/29/2013 10:27:54 AM Report
Canada...are all politicians closet pot heads?
mallet 8/29/2013 10:30:23 AM Report
I could have giving you a shot in the knee if you had asked, anything from 22 to 44. LOL..
Anyways to something more serious, I see the UK government has backed off some from their hard line on Syria. Maybe some more cynical heads are taking hold, and remembering the intellegence is coming from the same people as Saddam's WMD.. Maybe some people are seeing what could be a ploy for sympathy from the rebels, it would not surprise me one little bit, if they sacrificed a few hundred to win world support for their cause. Being a cynical SOB, I did see lots of sick and dead women and kids, but not a lot of men, especially of military age.. Now if only the mental midgets in Ottawa would look at things from all angles, not just Obamas.. And Oh Yes Harper and Baird have got an Email to that effect..
theprotector 8/29/2013 10:52:16 AM Report
perhaps the usa should hit both, they have nothing to lose both sides hate the usa.
cathyh 8/29/2013 10:55:39 AM Report
mallet: International law prohibits the use of chemical weapons therefore it is illegal. The United Nations cannot sanction a strike against Syria unless all 5 members agree and China and Russia will not agree therefore if the U.S. and others go to war without a UN mandate it is illegal. How do you fight illegal with illegal? Maybe the Arab states, non members of the UN, surrounding Syria should strip the yellow stripe off their backs and punish Syria. After all those countries are the ones that will suffer collateral damage if war breaks out. Just saying.
Grace 8/29/2013 10:58:55 AM Report
How do you fight illegal with illegal...just do the Liberal thing..change the law.
cathyh 8/29/2013 11:13:58 AM Report
Grace: Wouldn't that be nice. To change the law the UN would have to have all 5 voting members vote yes. I doubt that will happen. The situation in Syria is very serious IMHO. If Al Assad gets away with using the chemical weapons on his own people what will stop other dictators from using them on their disgruntled citizens or for that matter terrorists using them against the western free world? I certainly don't have the answer but I hope someone does. My gut reaction is to bomb the hell out of Assad's palaces and maybe get rid of him.
mallet 8/29/2013 11:20:24 AM Report
Perhaps you can tell me why then do the western powers have stockpiles of the damn stuff then?? Oh I know because the other sides have it, so it is a MAD decision! great. There are many things that are illegal, just depends who says that they are I suppose. There are many ways to kill and you are just as dead if you get hit by a bullet,shell,bomb or gas, and just remember tear gas can kill if in enough quantity and you suffer from some respirtory problem...
cathyh 8/29/2013 11:34:18 AM Report
Mallet: The U.S. renounced the use of chemical weapons in 1997 and the destruction of same is still going on.
The democratic countries of the world are in a quandary as to how to stop the slaughter of men, women and children in Syria. As I said I don't know how to stop what's going on in Syria but I sure hope something can be done to show Al Assad that he cannot gas his own people to death.
gcubed 8/29/2013 11:51:22 AM Report
Assad was warned that the use of chemical weapons could bring outside intervention. The rebels were aware of this warning. Thus far, it appears that Assad is winning. Why would he consider using chemical weapons? The rebels hate the west more than Assad. It doesn't make any sense for Assad to attack women and children to provoke an intervention from the west, but it would make sense for the rebels to do so, and lay the blame on Assad. When Iran and Iraq were at war, Henry Kissinger was asked to comment and he said, "It is too bad that someone has to win!" Canada should definitely avoid any form of military intervention.
skipper dave 8/29/2013 12:04:56 PM Report
Good morning sweet soo!
Grump that was a hilarious statement about rolling single handed. I had a dear sweet aunt who was four foot four and today you would call her butch in jeans and plaid shirt. Her husband was a war vet from the east coast and was dying of cancer. She supported her family by running the local bootlegger and gambolling
joint. She would tuck her arm in my eight year old one and I would keep her supplied in single handed rolled fags. Always got a noogey from that lovely lady. Even when the air was blue with smoke the language automatically cleaned itself up! Saints and heroes come in all sizes and shapes Today that whole family are a financial success with their share of lawyers, real estate brokers , hockey players and one cousin they call Skip who shows them all how their Momma could single handily roll a home made smoke but it's got to be in a room that you can cut the second hand blue smoke with a knife Thanks for the wake up call Grump!
cathyh 8/29/2013 12:05:47 PM Report
gcubed: Assad's forces are the ones with the possession and means to use chemical weapons. The area hit w/said chemical weapons was controlled by the forces against Assad. Those forces against Assad do not have possession or control of chemical weapons. Chemical weapons have a short lifespan and must be kept in certain conditions ie: moisture control, etc. to be effective. The forces against Assad don't have the means to hold and secure chemical weapons. There are intercepted reports coming in from the Assad side that chemical weapons were used.
gcubed 8/29/2013 12:17:52 PM Report
cathyh: Frequently, in countries where this type of conflict is ongoing, there are ways of obtaining things. Whether it be through traitors, blackmail, or just old-fashioned bribery, the rebels could obtain the chemicals necessary to conduct the action. I believe Mallet made reference to there not being any fit adult males as victims. All I am saying is that "intelligence" isn't always accurate and bears careful scrutiny before believing.
cathyh 8/29/2013 12:29:25 PM Report
gcubed: You're right, close scrutiny is what is being done by the UN weapons inspectors. When their report is done then we should know who used what. I don't think the opposition forces used the weapons as they don't have the means to handle and use them. Intercepted reports from Assad's regime seem to show that his forces used them. We will see.
learningaswego 8/29/2013 12:46:24 PM Report
That's great - in theory;
but what world leaders, let alone the public, puts much faith in anything the UN does? Not many, I would suggest.
soowat 8/29/2013 1:04:34 PM Report
Are you implying that conservatives never change the law? If so, you are the most naive person in the world
flyhawk25 8/29/2013 1:16:21 PM Report
It will be interesting to see how Congress reacts to this president's information later.
So far they haven't co-operated with any of his requests for anything.
bounder 8/29/2013 1:23:17 PM Report
Now the premier of Nova Scotia and Mr. Ford mayor of Toronto both have admitted to smoking POT. Yikes looks like Justin maybe a good leader after all.
mallet 8/29/2013 1:25:24 PM Report
Fine, you say they renounced these type of Chemical weapons and have been destroying them since when 1997, Jeez Cathy thats 16 years, they had that much that it would take that lenth of time to get rid of them, and they are still doing it, Wow. I just wonder how long it will take to destroy the Biological ones?
T-rat 8/29/2013 1:26:15 PM Report
Probably a good thing that boisterous Baird leads Canada into joining the possible fray in Syria against Assad. Then the UN can call on Harper to 'prorogue' the conflict.
theprotector 8/29/2013 1:26:57 PM Report
did the UN not give veto power to russia and china to encourage their participation in un matters?
I will have to check my UN charter on that one.. Needless to say it is the people that will suffer more over this situation. But as right wing and spellchecker beleive its their choice to live there and punishment for not beleiving in the bible.
theprotector 8/29/2013 1:33:45 PM Report
Sorry I was wrong, you need 9 votes of the permanent memebers to take action if international security is threatened.
China and russia are perminent memebers
sec 5 art. 23
learningaswego 8/29/2013 1:48:49 PM Report
Pathetic as it is as a symptom of the current state of politics -
Other politicians have seen how good it worked for Justy the Biebs, so now they all want in on the party.
Yes, it IS that pathetic.
theprotector 8/29/2013 1:58:47 PM Report
just like food for harpo
Bill_the_Cat 8/29/2013 2:53:56 PM Report
cathyh: Chemical weapons are not as fragile as all that. Once weaponized and armed in shells, they can stay stable for quite a while. Furthermore, your assertion that only Assad has the ability to produce/deploy them is factually false. The FSA are quite a large organisation with many experienced jihadists flocking to Syria from other conflicts (Iraq/Chechnya/Libya)--Aum Shinrikyo had far fewer members, and managed to produce and deploy sarin gas. It really was only a matter of time until someone did it again.
I am not saying sarin was used--no one knows--but it is well within the realm of possibility. I have not addressed the possibility of stolen weapon caches. The UN inspectors are not mandated to find out who deployed the chemical weapons, just their prima facie use.
I still assert that Assad had no reason to use chemical agents--he's winning and he has Russia's full support.
After the intel debaucle that was Gulf War 2, I would take whatever the CIA says with a grain of salt.
Oldie Goldie 8/29/2013 2:57:36 PM Report
How can anyone in their right mind say it is O.K. to use Chemical Weapons. It is recognized by all Nations to be a War Crime since World War 1 ended.
That is what the Chinese and Russian Delegates to the United Nations are saying by vetoing a resolution to punish Assad's Regime.
I don't believe that either Russia or China will retaliate if Syria is punished.
Sometimes someone has to do something if the weak-kneed U.N. won't do anything.
I support any Nation or Nations who take action against any Nation who use Chemical Weapons---especially on their own people.
The U.N. observers should have went there immediately---A lot of Chemicals might have left no traces after 5 days.
A few Nations had already warned Assad not to use Chemical Weapons before this happened.
Grace 8/29/2013 3:49:11 PM Report
soowatt...not naive at all...just a pattern of Lib behavior.
mvnnth 8/29/2013 4:33:16 PM Report
It seems that the Conservative pattern, when confronted by an inconvenient law, seems to be more along the lines of "break" or "ignore". Hey, what the heck, it's faster and doesn't take as much effort either.
TFinn 8/29/2013 4:49:13 PM Report
If anyone knows anybody that lives down the Queen St. area where the construction work has been going on for ever….. ya gotta wonder what kind of a construction company did the city hire. They are double or more slow than other firms out there. They are messy ..meaning they could take a little more care in keeping the dust down and before the end of their shifts the roads should be at least back bladed (smoothed out) for the local traffic that need to get to their homes. I’ve never witnessed other construction sites ever this unorganized. I do have a house down in that area and it has been pure hell for us to come and go, not to mention all the disruptions in services. Is there anyone with the city with a set of balls, that could muster the courtesy to address this horrific matter. It is a mess. There are things that could be done that would make it a little less hellish ..!
Just had to vent ...!!
mallet 8/29/2013 5:09:45 PM Report
Thats what you have a Mayor and councillors for, and if not start phoning Joe and complain.. Nothing happens if you accept the situation as is.. remember that old saying ... "The squeaky wheel gets the grease".. The unfortunate problem is that they (city) does not always go with the best but the cheapest, and you only get what you pay for...
Oldie Goldie 8/29/2013 5:29:45 PM Report
I would sooner believe the Doctors Without Borders who treated the many people affected--They said it was a Gas and they saw the results and they showed many results on World-wide Television. What more proof do we need--The U.N. Inspectors waited 5 days before they moved in and many of the traces of the Gas could have evaporated by that time.
mallet 8/29/2013 5:41:27 PM Report
I have just been reading the UK government's discussions, and Cameron has said that they are not 100% sure it was Assad who used the Chemical weapons, but they think they did. So if you are not sure that someone did something illegal, why would you want to bomb the s*&t out of them. Obama is talking about US national security, how much further away do they want the fighting to be, Syria has not attacked US positions or lands. If anyone should be doing anything it should be the Arab League, not the West, if they are not morally concerned why should we be. Just because Assad has not bowed to the Democrat idea of the western leaders and has friends in places that the west has had problems with in the past, then that is politics at its' dirtyist.
Oldie Goldie 8/29/2013 5:53:30 PM Report
Mallet--Syria admitted many months ago that they had Chemical Weapons stored that could be used.
I doubt very much that the rebels could get their hands on the Gas.
Even if the U.N. Inspectors find any traces of the deadly Gas I doubt that they will be able to tell who used it.
The Allied forces know where the Military forces of Assad are and they will probably strike those places as best they can without killing a lot of innocent people.
DOING NOTHING IS NOT AN OPTION in my opinion.
If the perpetrators get away with what they did there is nothing stopping them from doing it again.
TFinn 8/29/2013 6:16:42 PM Report
mallet 8/29/2013 5:09:45 PM
U are right as rain...!!
cathyh 8/29/2013 7:15:59 PM Report
mallet: Remember 911? That's how close national security has to be. The war in Syria is of national concern to the US because of their ties in the surrounding area of Syria. I have said before that I don't know what the US and the free world can do to rescue the poor people of Syria from their own dictator but I hope they can do something to stop the carnage that is going on over there. As someone said on this site earlier the doctors without borders reported that it was a chemical attack and why would they lie. I wouldn't put anything past Al Assad, he is trying to keep his family dictatorship in business and anything goes as far as he and his cohorts are concerned.
soowat 8/29/2013 8:11:11 PM Report
Not so much a pattern of lib behaviour as cons with their head in the sand or a much more personal and dark place
soowat 8/29/2013 8:48:26 PM Report
Toronto SUN (the Canadian answer to the Tea Party) asked the question
"Do you think Trudeau is encouraging drug use?"
57% said NO.
Steve ya' better find another bandwagon, because Canadians ain't buying your holier than thou stuff buddy
mallet 8/29/2013 9:05:16 PM Report
Well there you go, the British Parliament voted AGAINST any military action in/on Syria. It would seem that the PM of the UK could not persuade enough people in the house that Assad was responsible and needed to be taught a lesson. We shall have to see how Mr Obama will take that disappointment. Perhaps the Germans will take his side, Angie is spoiling for a fight seeing as she holds the European purse strings...
Wicket 8/29/2013 10:39:23 PM Report
TFinn, it is called construction for a reason. If they had to take the time every day to re-grade the road surface, it would be wasting time. Perhaps you can recall 10 years ago when McGregor Ave was totally dug up to a depth of over 10 feet. We not only could not drive to our homes but had to park a block or more away and walk - imagine that! Also had get our mail from boxes on Victoria Ave, pick up recycling bins and garbage pails if they were not returned by the contractor. Sewer lines were run on top of the ground across everyone's yards, water was turned off on a regular basis. This lasted for several months at each end of the street. Need I say more, we all survived and now have a lovely street, new infrastructure and no sewer problems.
Just Curious 8/29/2013 11:23:30 PM Report
Way to go ,Wicket...Exactly the way, I feel. You want the improvements,shut the hell up while they are doing it..:)