Friday, September 25, 2015

What happened in Afghanistan

The last chapter of the Somalia Inquiry

The entire report is here.

Somalia Inquiry report is here from Queen's University qspace..

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Leaders' debates translated into beer

Stephen Harper:
Molson Canadian or Coors Light, beer that Canadians like and Americans own.

Tom Mulcair:
Granville Island Lager, beer made in Canada with Canadian industry under fair working conditions, to be exported easily and safely through the Beer East pipeline.

Justin Trudeau:

Elizabeth May:
We should all grow our own hops.

Gilles Duceppe:
Vous ne pouvez pas boire de la bière et de porter un niqab.

The Pope nails it.

Being at the service of dialogue and peace also means being truly determined to minimize and, in the long term, to end the many armed conflicts throughout our world. Here we have to ask ourselves: Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money: money that is drenched in blood, often innocent blood. In the face of this shameful and culpable silence, it is our duty to confront the problem and to stop the arms trade.

The Magna Carta is 800 years old, alive and well in Canada

Read the whole thing here


Monday, September 21, 2015

Stephen Harper and the F35 impulse buy

Globe and Mail
National Post story

Fortunately, hotter heads might prevail...

Australian House of Representatives
Review of the Defence Annual Report 2010-2011

Of course, Steve's friend Tony Abbott already ejected:

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The obvious outcome for Canada's General Election

1.  Liberal/NDP coalition

2.  Elizabeth May is Prime Minister

Saturday, September 19, 2015

CPC Communications Strategy which mindfuck is a policy and illiteracy is a job description.

Our principled standing in the world.

Wherever we stand, we stand with the principle of never changing our minds, especially when the stand defies common sense, sanity, and the law.

Amidst heated debates about the political value of symbolic gestures, the General Assembly today adopted five resolutions on a wide range of topics, including the raising of flags by non-member observer States at the United Nations and debt restructuring.
The world body adopted the resolution on raising the flags of non-member observer States at the United Nations (document A/69/L.76) by a recorded vote of 119 in favour to 8 against (Australia, Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Tuvalu, United States), with 45 abstentions.  By the terms of that text, the General Assembly decided that the flags of non-member observer States maintaining permanent observer missions at Headquarters shall be raised at Headquarters and United Nations offices following the flags of the Members States of the Organization.
[emphasis added]

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Lynton Crosby

Maybe if we get a new deck chair...

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Fear and Nothing

The CPC Election Platform 2015