Tens Of Thousands Of High-Paying Jobs Lost As Canada Pulls Plug On Keystone Pipeline

Report: Canada Pulls Plug On Keystone Pipeline; Will Send Oil To Asia – Gateway Pundit

The Keystone Pipeline project was expected to create tens of thousands of high paying jobs in the oil industry. The project itself would create 20,000 construction jobs. And the pipeline would bring oil from Canada and North Dakota to refineries in the United States.

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The proposed project would have extended from Alberta, Canada to Illinois, transporting approximately 400,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Estimated cost is $1.7 billion.

But Obama rejected the plan in 2011 and 2014.

Democrats are beholden to the radical green movement – the poor and middle class be damned.

Now this…

Canada pulled the plug on Keystone and will send the oil to Asia.

Watts Up With That reported:

Obama’s inability to make a decision on Keystone has finally yielded a result – Canada has made the decision for him.

Breitbart reports Canada has just approved the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project – a major pipeline to ship Canadian oil to Asia.

The Canadian oil will still be burnt – in Asia, instead of America.

All the jobs and energy security which Canadian oil could have delivered to America, will instead be delivered to Asia.

Rather than purchasing crude from a friendly and allied neighbor, the United States will most likely need to continue its reliance upon hostile sources like Venezuela.

Only a Democrat could make such a dangerous and irresponsible decision for the country.

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Oh no, Climate Change could kill Santa!

How pathetic and hysterical are these climate change nuts? This much!

If his grandkids are 17 or under, they haven’t actually experienced global warming, anthropogenic or otherwise. Continuing the 25 Days Of Climate Christmas

Santa Claus and Climate Change: A Letter to My Grandkids

December 2020

Dear Grandchildren,

Once upon a time, a jolly old man named St. Nick, or Santa Claus, lived at the North Pole. Every year, at Christmas, he bundled up toys made by his magic elves and flew around the world in a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer, including his most famous one, Rudolph. Santa brought these presents to all the good little boys and girls in return for nothing more than cookies, milk, and unquestioned love. But he also kept a list of bad little boys and girls, who got a lump of coal in their stockings as a reminder to be better next year.

I’m sorry to have to tell you there will be no presents from Santa this year.

It’s not that you’ve been bad. Rather the world’s governments (sometimes run by bad boys and girls now grown up) have failed to address the long-worsening problem of climate change. Santa is the latest climate victim. As the last of the summer ice at the North Pole finally disappeared, Santa’s workshop sank to the bottom of the Arctic Ocean. When the insurance companies cancelled most flood insurance policies, and Canada claimed the North Pole, Santa lost everything and became the latest climate refugee.

Egads! Go read William Teach’s rebuttal

 

Oh look, some Islamist Swine have issues with couple flying Israeli and American flags

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Via Weasel Zippers

Let me be clear, blunt, if the US or Israeli flag offends you, then YOU have  a problem, so in short FUCK YOU

DEARBORN, Mich. – Metro Detroit is known as being a big melting pot, a place where people of all cultures can live together. But one couple says they are facing ethnic intimidation all because of a flag outside their home.

The latest incident they fell victim to was paintballs splattered all over their home and cars Friday night . Now the family says they fear for their safety.

Terresa and Hussein Dakhlallah say it all started two years ago when they put an American flag and an Israeli flag up outside of their Dearborn home.

Terresa is American, but she grew up in Canada. Hussein is from Lebanon.

“They left Nazi signs in our front yard, ” said Terresa. “Two people were standing there, one with a lighter and one with a gas tank, telling us that they were going to burn our home down.”

The couple has been taunted over and over again — even on Thanksgiving as Terresa began to decorate her home for Christmas.

And late Friday night a group men in an SUV came back firing paintballs at the cars and on the side of the house.

The couple is terrified and don’t feel safe in their own home.

I cannot tell these folks what to do, but I would say that bowing to these thugs will not bring any resolution. Hopefully the police will step in and arrest those responsible, and hopefully the DA will prosecute them! Until then, I would advise the couple to arm themselves.

What? Now Pedophiles are Offended by Being Called Pedophiles?

Apparently  even morally backwards freaks are sensitive these days. I just do not get it, and neither does The Other McCain

James Kincaid is a University of Southern California professor emeritus who is the author of Child-Loving: The Erotic Child and Victorian Culture (1992) and Erotic Innocence: The Culture of Child Molesting(1998). When it was announced he would speak  in Toronto at an academic conference with the creepy title “Bodies at Play: Sexuality, Childhood and Classroom Life,” an understandable outrage erupted:

Dr. Charles McVety of the Institute for Canadian Values has written an open letter to Chris Alexander, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, asking that Kincaid be denied entry into the country. . . .
“On behalf of the 125,000 members of the Institute for Canadian Values and Canada Family Action, we request that the Minister refuse admission of Dr. James Kincaid to Canada for a lecture on October 19th, 2013 in Toronto,” Dr. McVety wrote.
“Dr. Kincaid is a well-known advocate for pedophilia, a criminal activity in Canada,” the letter states.

Of course if Mr. Kincaid is not, in fact a defender or advocate for pedophilia, then he ought to be offended. But what IS the truth here

Is that description — “a well-known advocate for pedophilia” –  perhaps just a wee bit over-the-top? Does it fail to capture the complexity andsophistication of Kincaid’s nuanced arguments? Let’s read the publisher’s description of one of Kincaid’s books:

In Erotic Innocence James R. Kincaid explores contemporary America’s preoccupation with stories about the sexual abuse of children. Claiming that our culture has yet to come to terms with the bungled legacy of Victorian sexuality, Kincaid examines how children and images of youth are idealized, fetishized, and eroticized in everyday culture. Evoking the cyclic elements of Gothic narrative, he thoughtfully and convincingly concludes that the only way to break this cycle is to acknowledge—and confront—not only the sensuality of children but the eroticism loaded onto them.

Kincaid vehemently denies he is pro-pedophilia, and I hope that is true. I cannot label him a pedophile, that would be unfair, and I do not wish to be unfair. All I can say is that the views Kincaid holds are a bit, shall we say WEIRD, as in freakish. Children are not “erotic” they are children, and they ought to be allowed to be children before they grow up. Kincaid seems to have convinced himself that child predators are few and not all that dangerous

Professor Kincaid spoke Saturday in Toronto:

A controversial U.S. professor who writes about children and sexuality shot down his critics Saturday by declaring that he is not an advocate for pedophilia.
Dr. James Kincaid, standing with his wife, Nita, at the University of Toronto, defended himself following his keynote address about children and sexuality.
“I’ve already said I’m not in favour of pedophilia. Period. Isn’t that enough?” he firmly told Linda Beaudoin, a sexual abuse survivor and advocate for children’s rights after she challenged him following his address. . . .
Kincaid told the Star he doesn’t think it’s a matter of rounding up “a few freaks and a few pedophiles and horrible monsters who regard young people as attractive.”
He said the real problem is that in the United States there is enormous attention paid to stranger kidnappings of children that draws the focus away from a higher incidence of children who are physically or emotionally abused.
Earlier, he told his audience that Canada is more enlightened than the U.S., where the public requires a steady diet of “predator kidnappers, Internet stalkers of youth, kiddie porn rings and such fantasies to maintain national identity.”
Of Internet predators, he added, “we are given to believe that they are legion, but the hard evidence is small.”

Mr. Kincaid is blind on the facts it seems, what his motivation is is not so clear-cut. Suffice it to say, I would never trust him around a child

 

Most useless Internet Newspaper (Slate) says those death panels are not that bad at all

Via Weasel Zippers

Via Slate:

Last week Canada’s Supreme Court ruled that doctors could not unilaterally ignore a Toronto family’s decision to keep their near-dead husband and father on life support.

In the same breath, however, the court also confirmed that, under the laws of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, a group of government-appointed adjudicators could yet overrule the family’s choice.

That tribunal, not the family or the doctors, has the ultimate power to pull the plug.
In other words: Canada has death panels.

I use that term advisedly. Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin made it famous in the summer of 2009, when Congress was fighting over whether to pass Obamacare.

As Republicans and Democrats continue to spar over health care, we should pause to wonder why millions of Canadians have come to accept the functional equivalent of an idea that almost sank health care reform even though, in this country, it was imaginary.

Moral Retardation 101

 

What I do not understand about some Conservatives

Why do Conservatives not stand up to thugs and bullies? Of course some do, but, why do we, or too many of us allow this kind of threat?

Now, I do not know who was there, and who that prick is talking to. Likely not to any male. But, again, I do not understand someone NOT sticking their finger in this punk’s face, and telling him to go blank himself. I am not advocating violence here, I am not, but I am suggesting taking a clear stand against this type of threat. Allow me to give you a example. I was born and raised in Tampa, and in the mid 1990’s I went to some County Commission meetings to fight against a group of people trying to change the County Seal because it contained a flag they were offended by, actually, the seal contained a flag, or other form of representation of every government that ever ruled over Florida, so it was very historical.

After one such meeting, I and some folks also protesting the change were accosted, verbally, by a loud mouth looking to instigate a violent incident. An incident that his group would, of course video tape in an attempt to blacklist those opposed to the change as violent racists. He focused on an older gentleman, who was much smaller than him. He berated him with taunts, slurs, and threats until some younger, much bigger guy, namely me, stepped in front of the man he was accosting, and got in the thugs face. In softly spoken but not so polite language, I told him if he wanted a fight then throw the first punch, or shut the Hell up and go away. I was certainly not stupid, and would never throw that first punch but I made it clear that if he REALLY wanted to start a fight that I would defend myself. Oddly enough, he backed down very quickly. Perhaps this is an approach more Conservatives should take? Any thoughts?

 

 

Liberals: Imagine a world without socccer balls

On first reading, there is NO WAY this story could be real, but, considering the many stuck on stupid ideas Liberals have………………

With the growing concern over the effects of competition in youth sports programs this summer, many Canadian soccer associations eliminated the concept of keeping score. The Soccer Association of Midlake, Ontario, however, has taken this idea one step further, and have completely removed the ball from all youth soccer games and practices.

According to Association spokesperson, Helen Dabney-Coyle, “By removing the ball, it’s absolutely impossible to say ‘this team won’ and ‘this team lost’ or ‘this child is better at soccer than that child.'”

“We want our children to grow up learning that sport is not about competition, rather it’s about using your imagination. If you imagine you’re good at soccer, then, you are.”

Dave Blount adds his two cents, which is worth far more than anything a Liberal could add

At this point you could believe the story is on the level. It isn’t easy to parody liberals more effectively than they parody themselves.

People who think like this run our public schools, explaining why students have higher self-esteem than ever but can no longer read or do math. They also vote, explaining why someone with a monstrous ego but without qualifications is president of the USA.

Hey look, I am sure this is parody, but, just give the Libs time to dig a bit deeper in their Pit of Eternal Stupidity Listen to the whole thing here

 

Strangulation by regulation

Via Conservative Hideout

Full Document Available in PDF

The scope of federal government spending and deficits is sobering. Yet the government’s reach extends well beyond the taxes Washington collects and its deficit spending and borrowing. Federal environmental, safety and health, andeconomic regulations cost hundreds of billions—perhaps trillions—of dollars every year over and above the costs of the official federal outlays that dominate the policy debate.

Highlights of the report:

• Total costs for Americans to comply with federal regulations reached $1.806 trillion in 2012. For the first time, this amounts to more than half of total federal spending. It is more than the GDPs of Canada or Mexico.

• This is the 20th anniversary of Ten Thousand Commandments. In the 20 years of publication, 81,883 final rules have been issued. That’s more than 3,500 per year or about nine per day.

• The Anti-Democracy Index – the ratio of regulations issued to laws passed by Congress and signed by the president – stood at 29 for 2012. That’s 127 new laws and 3,708 new rules – or a new rule every 2 ½ hours.

• Regulatory costs amount to $14,678 per family – 23 percent of the average household income of $63,685 and 30 percent of the expenditure budget of $49,705 and more than receipts from corporate and personal income taxes combined.

• Combined with $3.53 trillion in federal spending,Washington’s share of the economy now reaches 34.4 percent.

Please take a moment and think about the figures that I put in bold. Every time a new law or regulation is written, the federal government has a little bit more control over our lives. As the power of the federal government grows, the opportunities to abuse that power also increase. And, think about the costs. Think of all these laws and regulations as a huge anchor that the private sector economy has to drag along while it tries to grow.

There is a small favor for which we should be grateful. There are so many laws and regulations that the government can not possibly enforce them all uniformly. Imagine if the government agencies like the IRS, the EPA and, OSHA had enough enforcement agents to make every citizen and business to comply with the letter of every regulation. The economy would come to a screeching halt. And so, the laws and regulations are selectively enforced. And, that in itself is a form of tyranny.

Go read the rest, it is truly sickening

 

The campaign against Individualism rolls on. Student punished for being a hero

The world seems to be backwards these days. Priorities seem foreign to so many, and it seems that things like hard work, independent thought, and heroism are under assault. Take the case of this 7th grader

A thirteen year-old Canadian, Briar MacLean, was reprimanded by school officials for potentially saving the life of one of his fellow classmates. After defending the victim from an armed student, the vice principal chastised MacLean, saying that he should have gotten a teacher involved instead of acting quickly.

MacLean told the National Post that he was in a morning class in his middle school in Calgary when he saw a bully antagonizing another student. “He put him in a headlock, and I saw that,” he said.

The fight escalated when MacLean “heard the flick, and I heard them say there was a knife.”

MacLean instinctively jumped and pushed the bully away from the other student and then continued about his day unfazed. However, later he was called into the office and not allowed to return to classes for the rest of the day.

The vice principal called MacLean’s mother, Leah O’Donnell, saying that her son was involved in an incident where “he decided to ‘play hero’ and jump in.” The vice principal added that the school did not “condone heroics,” and that the proper course of action would have been to get a school administrator to handle it.

O’Donnell said, “I asked: ‘In the time it would have taken him to go get a teacher, could that kid’s throat have been slit?’ She said yes, but that’s beside the point.”

So what IS the point? To be sure schools are afraid of lawsuits, but this smacks of something else to me. It smacks of teaching children that violence is bad, self-defense, or defense of others is also bad it seems. It also reminds us that Individualism is under attack by the Left. This young man acted heroically and deserves praise. But, many on the Left hold heroes in contempt, because heroes stir up others to act heroically. Think about what the Left always tells us about owning guns for self-defense. They always say we will just shoot ourselves, or freak out and shoot some innocent person, or that the gun will just be taken by bad guys and used against us. In other words, do not even try to be responsible for what is your ultimate responsibility, self-defense. Let the State take care of you, let the State defend you.

I hope this young man continues to be an independent thinker, and I hope he inspires many others to step up as well. I also hope that every parent in that school raise Hell with the administrators over this.

 

Obama doubles down on dumb

Video via The Right Scoop

Good Freaking Grief! Canada and the US are both free nations, and unlike “Palestine” a legitimate nation. Also, Mr. President Canada and the United States get along because like Israel we are peaceful. Those Palestinians? Not so much. The problem is not dialogue it is the terrorists in Hamas who have sworn to destroy Israel. If Israel is left alone, there will be peace, and that is the only way there will be peace.

Liberal logic: gays cannot be truly equal unless we teach pre-schoolers to cross dress

Batshit Crazy!

Homosexuality is a natural facet of mammalian life. It occurs in most species to some extent, but there is a biological reason for it. It occurs within a small minority and the biological reason is one of nature’s ways of  implementing population control.

There is no moral judgement in that. Gays should be entitled to equal rights, be free from all forms of discrimination and Gay marriage can actually be beneficial for society.

But it’s a far cry from that to saying homosexuality, something that occurs in about 2% of the population, is ‘normal’ or that gender is something that can be a choice.

These ideas are part of the idiocy fostered in places like the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education where some programs are comprised of majority Gay students and staff, and by their willing accomplices at Ontario’s Ministry of Education and by the ridiculous leadership of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB).

Among the latest absurd attempts at social engineering, the TDSB wants to encourage cross-dressing in children as young as pre-school.

Pre-school?

Among the books recommended to kids in pre-school to Grade 3 by the TDSB’sPositive Spaces Resources is a book called My Princess Boy, the protagonist of which is a young boy who wears dresses and a tiara.

Evidently being Gay-positive isn’t enough for the TDSB, it now wants, at the youngest age, to encourage boys to be flaming queens.

In a system where most children can’t name all Canada’s provinces and provincial capitals, it’s heartening to know that they spend so much time emphasising  `gender choices.“

It`s hardly any wonder that so many university professors are noticing that students entering post-secondary studies don`t even know how to properly punctuate a sentence.

But at least Toronto`s public schools are giving them a head-start on learning how to accessorize.

Remember folks what the Left calls education, is actually indoctrination.

 

Beware the Wolves in Human Rights Clothing

1389 Blog has news about what Human Rights has devolved into in Canada. Human rights, a legitimate concern has been hijacked by the Left with increasingly disturbing results

Kangaroo courts waste tax dollars, time

By Charles Adler, QMI Agency
First posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 08:00 PM EST | Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013 06:56 AM EST

Canadians are truly fortunate for many reasons. But an unfortunate side effect of our privileged position is many Canadians have lost the understanding of true human rights.

Provincial human rights commissions are supposed to protect citizens from genuine acts of discrimination. But all too often they act as misguided enforcers for the easily offended — a forum for people who seek out anything remotely controversial and warp basic human disagreements into human rights violations.

Take restaurant chain Earls and its Albino Rhino beer, sold in 50 locations across Canada and the U.S. Albino rhinos actually do exist. So do albino lions, birds, dolphins and reptiles; they have in common the condition where there is no pigment in the skin, increasing sun sensitivity.

But it was the extreme sensitivity of a human albino, Ikponwosa Ero, that has caused a lot of problems for Earls. Ero complained that Earls didn’t understand that it was “demeaning and humiliating for their condition to be featured on a menu item.” She went to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. Earl’s caved to the politically correct plaintiffs.

Suppose I made a beer and called it “Bucky Beaver.” That’s just plain insensitive to those who suffer from “overjet” — buck teeth.

How about something like “Hairy Monkey”? That would drive people with hypertrichosis — excessive body hair — into a deep depression.

There’s a lot more at stake here than a brand of beer. The victory over Earls’ Albino Rhino is only the most recent example of how human rights commissions can empower even a single person to infringe on the freedoms of everyone else. These cases not only inhibit us but they can also harm us.

When Beena Datt, a McDonald’s employee, claimed she had developed a skin condition and could no longer wash her hands to restaurant standards, McDonald’s ended up letting her go, after searching for a solution. What happened? The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruled McDonald’s had to pay Datt $23,000 for lost income, $25,000 for lost dignity plus all her legal fees and rehab experts. Then to top it all off, the tribunal ordered McDonald’s to stop discriminating against people who can’t wash their hands!

In Alberta, the provincial human rights commission awarded Ruby Repas $5,000 after fighting for her right to work in a restaurant while infected with hepatitis.

This is just another front in the Left’s assault on Western values.

Dirty Damned lawsuits!

Stacy McCain asks us to remember that Jihadists are using the courts to attack and silence those who expose them. The lawfare attack on Blazing Cat Fur being a great example

“Zionist” is becoming a synonym for “Anyone Who Doesn’t Want to Liquidate Israel,” as Kathy Shaidle explains:

As we’ve known for some time, Canadian Muslims have been putting together a lawfare case designed to silence my husband’s blog, BlazingCatFur.
Now they’ve admitted this online at a Khomenist site, asking for donations to support The Man Who Is Suing Us in separate actions related to Canada’s Human Rights Commissions.
They specifically say they are targeting my husband because he is a “Zionist.” . . .

Read the rest at Five Feet of Fury and hit their tip jar — I did.

Remember, it is Blazing Cat Fur today, it is in Canada today, but if this deplorable tactic works, it might be your blog tomorrow. This is an assault on Western culture and values, and never forget that! Hell this is already happening here, as McCain notes often. Miscreants like this douche nozzle want to shut us up

Patterico comments on the habits of sociopathic monsters: “I have seen this exact pattern play itself out, again and again.” One of his commenters offers a helpful comparison:

Like Richard Dawkin’s attacks on religion – completely irrational and hateful but he justifies it by claiming that he’s opposing something hateful and irrational.

Of course not everyone hates Piers Morgan!

Stacy McCain opines today that everyone hates Piers Morgan

The petition to deport Piers Morgan is now nearing 90,000 signatures— which is what I’d call “a gpod start” — and this groundswell of antipathy to being lectured by a smarmy Brit on CNN has now reached America’s youth, including Michael Butler at The High School Conservative:

Piers Morgan “has a case of the sads” over the deportation petition, tweeting things such as “Ironic U.S. gun rights campaign to deport me for ‘attacking 2nd amendment rights’ – is my opinion not protected under 1st amendment rights?” One witty twitter user responded with “You ignore the Constitution, why shouldn’t they?” For those of you wondering if we really can deport Piers Morgan for being stupid, we can. James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal explains, “Your opinion is protected, your presence in the U.S. is not. See Kleindienst v. Mandel (1972).” . . .
There is also a response petition from British citizens which reads, “We got rid of him once and why should we have to suffer again. The Americans wanted him so they should put up with him. We washed our hands of him a long time ago.

McCain goes on to suggest we send Piers to France, or Canada. Hmmm, I can see Morgan in a beret, in fact, he sort of looks like he is wearing one when you watch him on CNN, if you are among the 77 people who do. He has that air of arrogance, that air of self-importance, and that accent, which is super hot on a woman (think Julia Ormond, Emma Samms, Kate Beckinsale or Kate Winslet), but on a man? But, to be fair here, not everyone hates Piers, just those that have heard him and his snooty drivel. Poor Piers, he just does not understand that when you start berating people who own guns, and criticizing the Bible, lots of folks will hold it against you. And guess what Piers, that First Amendment you are so worried about? It also grants us, the right to criticize you.

Whoever said the truth was stranger than fiction was probably thinking of this story

Via Blazing Cat Fur

Wife kills abusive husband in self-defense only to discover ‘he’ was actually a woman wearing prosthetic penis

Many thoughts came to mind when I read that headline, but WTF summed them up best!

When a woman killed her abusive husband out of self-defense, she found out that ‘he’ was actually a woman wearing a prosthetic penis.

Angelo Heddington and Elizabeth Rudavsky from Canada had a whirlwind romance, which was followed by a shotgun wedding after four months of dating, and then escalating domestic violence.

But when a battered 27-year-old Elizabeth stabbed Angelo, 30, after he attacked her in 2003, it was the paramedics who discovered a prosthetic penis under ‘his’ clothes on the way to the hospital.

 

 

Canada stands up beside Israel, and God bless them for that!

Canada’s stand is the good news!

Via JPost:

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, who delivered a supportive speech of Israel at the UN before its vote Thursday on the Palestinian statehood, said Friday “the bottom line is we will not let the Jewish people and the State of Israel stand alone when the going gets tough.”

Baird, in a phone interview from New York, said he had “absolutely no hesitation” about taking the podium and opposing the Palestinian bid, something he knew was not a popular position in the hall.

The Canadian foreign minister criticized Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for the hostile tenor of his speech.

“Knowing that he had such overwhelming support, this would have been an occasion for him to reach out to the government and people of Israel, to embrace the Jewish people, to talk about his hopes for peace and be magnanimous,” he said. “Unfortunately it was a rather aggressive speech that will really do nothing to advance the cause of peace or the peace process.”

Baird said he was “disappointed with some countries in Europe for failing to stand up. I thought the Czech Republic was courageous to take the position it did and stand alone in the European Union. I certainly admire their leadership.”

The Czech Republic was the only EU country to vote against the Palestinian resolution, and – along with Israel and Canada – made up a group of nine countries that opposed the bid.

As I said good for you Canada. The bad news in this? The United States ought to be standing right there too, and standing as strong.

A note to all those women who voted for “free” birth control

Sorry, but there is no “free” anything when Liberal politicians invent “rights”  to get suckers like you to vote for them. Just ask women in Canada, where health care is “free”!

‘It’s a crisis for Quebec women’

Surgery wait times for deadly ovarian, cervical and breast cancers in Quebec are three times longer than government benchmarks, leading some desperate patients to shop around for an operating room.

But that’s a waste of time, doctors say, since the problem is spread across Quebec hospitals. And doctors are refusing to accept new patients quickly because they can’t treat them, health advocates say.

A leading Montreal gynecologist said that these days, she cannot look her patients in the eye because the wait times are so shocking. Lack of resources, including nursing staff and budget compressions, are driving a backlog of surgeries while operating rooms stand empty. The latest figures from the provincial government show that over a span of nearly 11 months, 7,780 patients in the Montreal area waited six months or longer for day surgeries, while another 2,957 waited for six months or longer for operations that required hospitalization.

The worst cases are gynecological cancers, experts say, because usually such a cancer has already spread by the time it is detected. Instead of four weeks from diagnosis to surgery, patients are waiting as long as three months to have cancerous growths removed. 

“It’s a crisis for Quebec women,” …

Via Milton Wolf, who notes the tragic irony

The sad irony: Canadian medical refugees flock to America for care as American Democrat policy makers flock to Canada for bad ideas.

Gee, I’m real sorry you died of ovarian cancer … but here’s your free birth control.

Ah the costs that go with the “free” things the  “gimme, gimme, gimme” mind-set clamors for. As I have said before, the promises of Communism are sweet to the ears, but their reality is bitter.

Nik Wallenda to tightrope walk over Niagra Falls

ABC News

Nik Wallenda can’t visit a new place without envisioning a wire strung high above his head: Linking buildings, landmarks, nations. Even as a 6-year-old at Niagara Falls with his parents, he pictured walking a tightrope over the raging, whitewater maw.

Now 33, he’s ready to live out that childhood fantasy when he attempts Friday to become the first person ever to walk a tightrope directly over the brink of Niagara Falls.

“It’s just natural,” Wallenda, a seventh-generation member of the famed Flying Wallendas, explained. “When I drive into a city, I’m always thinking, ‘It would be cool to do a walk there.’ It’s just the way I think and always have.”

The daredevil is youthful and athletic, solidly built from gym workouts and a lifetime of training. But it’s the mental element, trusting in his skill and tuning out the potential danger, that can mean the difference between success and failure.

“You can either talk yourself out of doing something or you can talk yourself into doing something,” he said.

One of my most vivid childhood memories is watching Karl Wallenda fall to his death in 1978 in Puerto Rico. Early last year, Nik did the very same tightrope walk that killed his great-grandfather I certainly wish him the best of luck tonight.

Sunday’s Best of the Blogroll Updated throughout the day

Picked fresh from the best blogroll in existence, here are the links that will make you smile, cry, think, and get you angry, oh, and there will be babes too!

Smitty at The Other McCain asks, and answers the question of the day. Why IS Eric Holder still AG?

Paul Lemmen uses the word of the day, TWATWAFFLE!

The Evil Blogger Lady, who seems nice enough to me, in an evil way, is all about odd dining habits

BC of I’m a Man, I’m 41 diagnoses me with Jungle Fever. To which I reply, I love beautiful women of all colors

Nathan Martin has moved! Here!

The NeoSexist features Natalie Portman on her birthday

Roxeanne de Luca: Chevy Volts still suck! 

Stacy on the Right takes a Wisconsin Victory lap

Truth Before Dishonor has some sexy musicians, and has a thing for the fiddle player! I cannot blame him

1389 Blog hails good news from Canada

A Man , a Dog, And A Gun considers Amanda Peet slighlty NSFW

Kurt P: You damned dirty penguins!

View FRom the Beach has Crazy naked Canuck women

Adrienne: My but that Obama fellow is kind of, ah, uninspiring isn’t he?

Duane Lester: I won, I won!

Robert: You know, when I think of Wisonsin, I think of Hope, and Cheese, and not that fake Obama Hope, which stinks like old government cheese!

Aleister has Lanny Davis ripping Team Obama

Donald Douglas: DUDE! also Minka Kelly!

An Old Broad: A picture really is worth…..

Astute Bloggers: More headache inducing PC from our schools

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Torso Found In Suitcase After Severed Foot Mailed To Conservative Party Headquarters In Canada… Update: Human Hand Found At Postal Terminal

Torso Found In Suitcase After Severed Foot Mailed To Conservative Party Headquarters In Canada… Update: Human Hand Found At Postal Terminal – Gateway Pundit

Police recovered a torso in a suitcase in Montreal today after a severed foot was sent to the Conservative Party Headquarters in Ottawa. The Montreal discovery was made by a concierge who was looking into complaints about a terrible odor coming from behind a building. The decomposing remains were found at 10:15 a.m in a suitcase in the trash bin.


Janitor Mike Naseau shows police around the scene where a body was found in a suitcase at the back of 5309 Place Lucy in Montreal on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Canada.com)

The Star reported:

Ottawa police are investigating the discovery of two body parts – including a bloodied human foot that was delivered by a Canada Post mailman to the Conservative Party headquarters.

Police confirmed late Tuesday that a second body part was found, hours after the coroner concluded that the first package “did contain a human foot.”

It was unclear what body part was in the second package or where it was found. Police wouldn’t confirm reports it was discovered at a Canada Post depot in downtown Ottawa. Canada Post refused to answer any questions late Tuesday, but said they were co-operating with police.

The gruesome sealed package sent to the Conservative Party on Tuesday morning was unknowingly accepted by a receptionist at the headquarters’ 12th-floor suite of offices, said Ottawa police Sgt. Steve Hodgson.

Hodgson said the package was “addressed to the Conservative Party of Canada, not to a person.”

The receptionist began to open the package before discovering “a substance that was deemed suspicious” and called police, he said.

The Ottawa police force, the coroner’s office and the RCMP attended the Albert Street offices, three blocks south of Parliament Hill, where the bizarre drama unfolded.


A police officer removes a package containing a human foot from the Conservative Party headquarters in Ottawa on Tuesday. (The Star)

UPDATE: Police find human hand at postal terminal.

Police found a human hand at the Ottawa Postal Terminal Tuesday night, hours after a bloody foot was delivered to the Conservative party’s Ottawa headquarters just blocks from Parliament Hill.

Ottawa police were still trying to understand what they were dealing with even as detectives in Montreal combed through a crime scene where a torso was found in a suitcase in that city’s Snowdon district.

Police discovered the second package, sent from the same place as the package sent to Tory headquarters, Tuesday evening. Officers carried it from the huge Riverside Drive terminal in a brown paper bag, which they X-rayed before they opened it to find the hand.

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