My Commentary: I don’t find myself on the street, arguing with strangers, but I would have neutered this beta boy before his leg ever returned to the ground. His testicles are obviously just ornamental, anyway…
(Chloé Harper Gold) Police are still investigating an aggravated burglary and robbery attempt at a cannabis dispensary in Ontario on September 6. Concealed behind black hoodies and wielding large cans of bear spray, four men sprang into the Recreational Cannabis Farmers Market in Shannonville before being fended off by a dispensary worker. With little more than a large glass bong, the owner battled through the spray and objects the burglars hurled at him, ultimately backing them out of the door. Tyendinaga Police are still seeking any information and leads about the incident. The burglars were last spotted heading west on Old Highway 2 in a white SUV.
(David Staples) Today’s truth bomb comes from Mayor Lisa Holmes of Morinville, just outside of Edmonton, a place like many other Canadian communities that has struggled to find the right balance with photo radar enforcement.
Morinville’s photo radar program started in 2009. It’s been run by a private contractor that reports to the town office. The program was soon raising $300,000 a year, but some felt there was too much focus on handing out tickets and generating revenue. Things got so heated that in 2014 Morinville held a plebiscite. Fifty-five per cent voted to keep the program. Nonetheless, the new council vowed to make sure the program was all about safety, as opposed to being a cash cow for the local government.
(Eileen L. Wittig) O Canada – the land of moose and snow, where the drugs are cheap, the people are notoriously nice, and the maple syrup farmers are clapped in irons.
Apparently it is unacceptable for a person to take something from a tree – A. Tree. – put it in a bucket, turn it into magic-tasting sugar, and give it to someone else in exchange for monies, without a government-mandated middle man swooping in on a snowmobile to take most of the sugar, some of the monies, and all of the credit.
The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Brooke N., after she shared artwork fromhere…
Brooke N.: There’s a lot that is wrong in the world just now. This may not look like it competes in terms of horror with the slaughter of innocents or the invasion of Crimea and confusion and plane downing in The Ukraine. But High Fructose Corn Syrup kills too. It causes diabetes and heart disease. While there’s not the kind of violence involved that we see on the news, quietly ceding national sovereignty to corporations that in no way have the best interests of ordinary citizens at heart will cause as many unnecessary deaths as violent uprising does.
“When Mexico put restrictions on high fructose corn syrup, three different U.S. Corporations sued the Mexican government under NAFTA’s investor-state system. Mexico lost and had to pay $169.18 million.”
Rayn: The idea that NAFTA was created to promote “free trade” is an Orwellian-languaged joke! Corporate cartels are formed for the exact opposite reason!