Monday, March 26, 2007

Going down with the ship..

So the two individuals that were on the bridge of the Queen of the North won't cooperate with the investigation, for fear that they may lose their jobs?

For those outside of BC, and I only recently heard this "scuttlebutt" from some of my BC friends, the story that has been swirling around the Tim's outlets down there is that there was already some "going down" going down just before the ship cranked into the island full steam ahead and started going down herself. A recent conversation I had with someone said that the union has been bending over backwards (man, this is a bad post for pun's) trying to cover these peoples asses (damn!) Now WHY does that not surprise me?

I havent been paying a lot of attention to this, but hopefully the two responsible can be called up on the carpet and legally obligated to come clear on this. Anyone else closer to the story fill the rest of us on what may happen next?


Friday, March 23, 2007

Lib's turning on themselves?

One would think so, at first glance here. What shows up is as image of Bains and the phrase "he's an asshole"

Maybe Bains will be filing suit against Cherny as well as the NP?

Actually on closer inspection it's actually a fairly pathetic youtube video slamming Harper. I guess when you are getting what little balls you do possess handed to you on a daily basis in question period this is the best you can come up with.


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Shrink that footprint!

Well. I'm tired of all this teeth-gnashing and hand-wringing about how we are going to hell in a hand-basket and us conservative types are not doing anything about it. So I'm going to get off my ass, literally, and do something about it! And I've come up with an ingenious solution that will let those that like to dictate to the rest of us how we should be cutting back while they continue their lavish lifestyle, continue to do so!

Gore is onto a good thing here, and I'm only doing what he is, so you lefties can't fault me for that. Plus, the money will be staying right here, NOT vaporizing in some 3rd world carbon spewing backwater!

Anyway, the longer this post is, the bigger my carbon footprint, and I am now officially an environmental foot soldier, so check it out

ps. be sure to pass this link along to all your green friends, I don't want anyone to miss out on this one time opportunity to help them be carbon neutral!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Yet another link to the big swindle

Just in case you haven't heard about this, or seen it, check it out. Tonight when I get home I'll search for a torrent to get the whole show. If anyone has a link to the torrent, please post it in the comments.

I think this is timely, even as I write this the Alberta gov't is jumping on board the bandwagon because its the popular thing to do. Apparently they are going to distribute a flyer with the usual doom and gloom about the dire consequences of what we are all facing in the near future. You know, flooding oceans, plagues of locusts, no water, no air, premature orgasms, etc..

They must pick this stuff out of the air, IIRC the consensus was that when climate warms up generally water becomes more plentiful.

Anyway, have a boo at this and spread it around! When you go to the link on youtube all the other parts show up as well, I think there is 8 of them.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Check this out..

Just catching an interview with Arthur Kent on Rutherford via streaming audio.

He has some interesting perspectives and info as well as a web site showing a different side to Afghanistan than what the MSM is spoon feeding us.

Check it out here

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Let's get some perspective here..

The Chronicle Herald is running a story here about how the navy can't afford to sail on exercises but can send a couple of it's people to Vegas on a junket for 10K.

"If they don’t have money for the operational side, which provides the security of our nation, then where, all of a sudden, did they get the money to offer two people almost $10,000 (to spend) on a three-day course in Vegas of all places?" Sackville-Eastern Shore MP Peter Stoffer said Monday.

"I think the Canadian public would question that."

The East Coast navy’s $25-million shortfall forced it to scrap exercises planned for early February with the NATO squadron."

The Herald headline makes it sound like the Navy is sending a couple of people down on a lark to Vegas while it can't afford to sail ships. Typical attention grabbing headline I suppose, but as usual there is a lot more to the story, take the headline: Navy struggling to sail but will send techs to Sin City, now whats your first impression here? I read the article, and I call it a slow news day if they need to embellish a story like this.

First off, a lot of technical conferences are held in Vegas simply because they have the facilities and the accommodation capacity. Hotels and conference centers are always in close proximity to each other, and they likely get a good deal as Vegas survives on people visiting it. Flights to Vegas are typically bargain basement as well so companies will keep that in mind when deciding how many people will attend said conferences.

Second, 10K is NOT a bad price for two people to spend three days at a technical conference. My company sends me on a 5 day conference on a yearly basis, and it is closer to $8,000 for them to send me to that every year. So $9700 total for two people is not excessive spending by any means.

Third, with the technical world changing at such a pace, if you are a specialist in this area (as I am) then you have to stay current or you are left behind. And nothing can take the place of an environment where you are conversing with and networking with peers that work in the same profession.

Fourth, they are not being given "almost $10,000 to spend" Mr. Stoffer, that is the COST of sending them. That old adage again, think before you talk!


if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, shoot it and eat it - Ted Nugent


Monday, March 05, 2007

Bullwinkle pays me a visit

Or I should say Mrs Bullwinkle.

There has been a couple of them hanging around our rural subdivision that last week or so. The dog was yapping like crazy yesterday morning so I peeked out the window and saw this. She was not at all concerned about the dog and he knew better than to get too close in the deep snow.

Pretty cool anyway, I hope they stick around, although I'll have to tell the kids to be extra cautious when they are outside as it looked like she's ready to calf soon.

Friday, March 02, 2007

We are all fruit flies! (but we start out as maggots...)

Came across this little ditty, some more wisdom from the bearded one here. Harmless enough I guess, I've been compared to a lot worse.

I was more interested in finding more out about his famous "debate" with Philipe Rushton about his theory that placed Orientals, Caucasians and Blacks in an evolutionary hierarchy. I remember listening to that debate on the old Pat Burns talk show on CKO (anyone remember that?) , at the time my opinion on Suzuki was a lot more generous than it is now, but that was when it started going downhill. Instead of debating him on points of science like I expected, he lauched into a shrill attack wanting him removed from his post. Sound familiar?

For those that don't remember it or have never heard of it, check it out here


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