Saturday, 29 December 2012


We also appear to have a huge political dissent in this province. Maybe I'm just reading what I want to read here...


Saturday, 22 December 2012

For only pennies a day...

Why? Why? And Why? It isn't so much that I am surprised that getting rid of pennies will cost more money than it was supposed to save, nor am I surprised that we are starting a new era of witch trials... I am not even slightly shocked that a faked viral video of an eagle snatching a child has flooded my news feeds today... That doesn't mean I'm going to s stop wondering why the game is still in play.

Obviously the drivel is meant to keep the zombies entertained so they won't do the math. Why spend so much to do away with the lowly 1¢ coin? I've already written my thoughts on this matter, so I'm not going to get into that again... But to now be told it's going to cost more than it's going to save is infuriating.


Friday, 21 December 2012

There is no good or bad, no evil nor pure, just for better or worse

Pope’s child porn 'normal' claim sparks outrage among victims:
Victims of clerical sex abuse have reacted furiously to Pope Benedict's claim yesterday that paedophilia wasn't considered an “absolute evil” as recently as the 1970s.
In his traditional Christmas address yesterday to cardinals and officials working in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI also claimed that child pornography was increasingly considered “normal” by society.
“In the 1970s, paedophilia was theorised as something fully in conformity with man and even with children,” the Pope said.
“It was maintained — even within the realm of Catholic theology — that there is no such thing as evil in itself or good in itself. There is only a ‘better than' and a ‘worse than'. Nothing is good or bad in itself.”
Pardon me? Could somebody tell me where this horseshit comes from?

I know it's plenty convenient to say all of this to 'absolve the sins' committed by the so-called men of God. Unless you consider all those hail Marys and such other penance and guilt doled out to to the non men-of-God sheep you consider yourselves better than. True, there is no 'thou shalt not fuck children' nor a 'thou shalt not covet lewd imagery of those too young to know right from wrong' in the commandments. Granted, at the time said commandments are claimed to have been handed to Moses, photography was a millennium or three away from being invented....

There is also this 'covenant' you toss about called marriage and claim the only proper sexual encounters should occur within that covenant lest you burn in hell for being an evil sinner... There's also that man and a woman thing (under this same covenant) which you like to throw out there because being gay is also an evil sin. But now, because it's convenient to the inner ranks of the catholic hierarchy there is 'flexibility' to these 'unbreakable rules of our lord the savior'?



Wednesday, 12 December 2012

What a tangled web the spider-pig weaves

I'm aware that there is great inconsistency in the interval at which I post to this blog. I won't give a huge fanfare of excuses for that, except to state that this doesn't put food on the table. Someday that may change, but I don't see that day as being very soon. Now that that's our of the way, let's discuss some of the static in the air, shall we?

As I mentioned earlier, something's different this year. We could try to blame the calendar of a long extinct civilization or we could open our eyes and take a good look at what's going on out there.

Deep down, many of us can even feel the answer within ourselves, were we to take a moment to actually inquire within. True, the external forces are many, and they're crushing us from every vector in the X Y Z radius.

Merry X-mas, now get back to work.

So according to the Mayans, we have ten shopping days left until the end of the universe... And I have no idea what to wear. If no great cataclysm occurs then I'll have to visit the mall, ugh, hardly the alternative I'd hope for.

OK. It's true. I don't believe the hype about how we're all going to die. Maybe something will happen but I doubt there'll be tons of drama about it. Which brings me back to the holidays.

This year, an interesting concept has been chosen by my brother in law. We are to wrap something from our house, which we no longer need. And these needless things go into a random draw. While I like the idea, I could fit all of my possessions into a station-wagon and still have room for passengers. So I'm not certain I'll find any of it to be unneeded. I'll keep looking though.

I suppose it's a sign of the times that we are recycling gifts. All that compound interest recompounding in culmination with the under inflated inflation rate to help our corporate owners sleep at night. Comfortably sleeping in their knowledge that they're earning their twenty percent return on investment, while we marvel over our 1.8% raise... And if we're really thankful we'll put in twenty percent more effort next year for more of the same, else find the door hitting us in the ass on the way out.

Just once I'd like someone to hand out the Christmas bonus and it's literally a bag full of shit instead of this figurative bag of shit I get every other year. Sure I'd be pissed off, but how would that differ from any other day?

I'm aware that I haven't really written about news here. I'll get right on that...


Thursday, 6 December 2012

Without a paddle in me too nation

If I had to guess I'd say that someone was late to the opera and forgot to read the programme. Not wanting to feel separated from the hive, he begins expressing dismay during the happy scenes and joyfully cheering during somber ones. Despite his best effort, he receives jeers and sideways stares from everybody nearby.

Has me too nation forgotten who big brother is? I mean it seems like only yesterday me too nation was swimming upstream against a raging tide to keep up with big brother, and today they're in a rubber dingy with no paddle being carried in the opposite direction down shits creek.

It's probably just that whole 'me too' thing playing out. Me too generally tries to hang with the popular kidz, and saw that big brother was not doing what was popular...

consuming the consumed consumer (re-regurgitated)

Grayson: Walmart is ‘the largest recipient of public aid in the country’

It's interesting to think that everybody pays for Walmart's roll-back whether they shop there or not. Before I I read this I looked at the system as being more of a self feeding system: employees can only afford to shop at Walmart, and the former Mom & Pop shop owner that could not compete with Walmart can't find a job anywhere else. This puts a new perspective on it, if Walmart employees cannot afford to shop at Walmart without government assistance... Which the owners of Walmart probably do not finance either due to tax loopholes or off-shore banking, or even both.

Of course, I can't very well boycott them MORE, given that I have never been a fan and have seen the evils of that machine since long before it invaded my country. It wasn't entirely about economics back then but also about censorship which was why I laughed so hard at the demise of Blockbuster (and oh did I laugh). Zellers has already fallen off the grid, and it's possible that Sears is next on the chopping block, unless it's Best Buy. I'd help them out if I could afford to buy anything, but I am not indoctrinated enough to desire 'things' enough to turn 'want' into 'need', and I am making less than the salary my father did when he was my age and 'things' did not cost as much then as they now do.

Censor or go home.

The Montreal late-night radio talk show host for 98.5 fm will be off the air for one month without pay.

I think the penalty far exceeds the crime in this instance, especially when you consider that Anglophone or Francophone bashing would have likely been considered acceptable. I mean, all this radio host did was fail to quickly hang up the phone on a caller during a 'call-in' talk show, so loose a months salary? Too harsh!


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

It's alright, everybody, back to sleep.

Canada among least corrupt countries, report says

"The index is tabulated from sources dating back to 2011, before the recent wave of corruption allegations in Canada that has toppled political leaders in Quebec and Ontario."

So what you're saying is: here's some not new news to choke on? Give me a break... If anybody's interested here is the original report. Though, after the last few months of corruption scandals, we should fall out of the top ten faster @ than free fall speed...


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Invisible cliff diving into an ocean of doubt

The humdrum is back to it's beat and louder than ever. So many things going on, or failing to go on, or even failing to not go on that I am not entirely certain how to get on with it... I realize that I must apologize for people I'd rather euthanize due to their ability to demoralize and undemocratize and inability to prioritize. While at the same time I thought the official line for such things was that there is no such thing, but maybe I missed that particular memo. While I am not completely certain as to what it all means, it feels like the good guys might have won a couple of battles, which means the door is likely going to try and swing back the other way pretty hard if we don't pay it proper attention.