Friday, January 7, 2011

Black magic woman Santana

Some music to cleanse your soul of all that work crap, crank up the volume, grab your lady and starting Cha Chaing with her, or if a lady grab your man and tell him he is going to dance NOW!

Sanatana is incrediable with the guitar in this song.

From UBC to Kabul

I have always said the real war in Afghanistan will be fought in and for the classroom. Education is toxic to the Taliban beliefs. A interesting series of articles on a visit to Kabual and Kandahar to visit schools partly funded by Canadians.

An Afghan girl must be strong to reach for a book instead of a broom.

She will suffer for wanting to learn.

Dare to walk to school here in the Taliban heartland and a girl must endure the cruel taunts of neighbours. Not wild-eyed terrorists, just ordinary folk who think a young lady’s proper place is hidden in the home.

They question her morals, call her venomous names, do all they can to make life difficult for the whole family.

When the Talibs punish aspiring females, the pain is much worse. Sometimes insurgents throw acid to burn schoolgirls’ faces. They poison classes with noxious gas. Gunmen shoot students and their teachers in cold blood.

In one of their latest attacks on education, insurgents murdered Kandahar province’s deputy director for literacy, Ustad Abdullah, with a burst of AK-47 fire as he walked to the mosque for morning prayers on Nov. 4.

The whole series here, worth the read.

Kapyong: Images of the Battlefield Today

A Canadian Lee-Enfield spike bayonet found at the battlefield

An excellent read on a almost forgotten battle, one that does not fit into the myth of UN peacekeeping.

How did they actually manage to pull it off? How did a few hundred out-gunned, surrounded, Canadian amateur soldiers ever manage to drive off perhaps 5,000 superbly-trained Chinese combat veterans.

The rest of a good read here

Never dull in Lotus land

cartoon via

Hmm another party called BC First sprouts out of the weeds to created by the mess left in the floundering of the BC Liberals (as opposed to the floundering Federal Liberal) and headless chicken that is the BC NDP party. Briefly glancing at their website, the term “people friendly environmental polices” leapt out, likely due to people feeling that current polices do not treat people and their activities as integral part of the environment.

The party started in October of this year and grew out of the HST referendum. This gives voters at least 2 options other than the Green party which makes the NDP almost look sane. The other option and the one likely to make the most headway in the next Provincial election is the BC conservative party.
The problem I see for BC first is that they don’t have the party machine setup enough to take full advantage of the current situation, plus their polices are a little bare at the moment. They will likely gain most votes from the NDP supporters who have given up on their party and the BC Conservatives will likely reap the benefits of the large number of disenfranchised Liberal supporters.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Time for the Uber-Ban

So a convicted criminal is caught carrying a handgun and ammo illegally. The Judge throws on a lifetime ban on possession of a firearm. Problem is that he is already banned TWICE already from having firearms. Mainly it seems as he like to use them in robberies.
Meanwhile the Toronto Police Services are busy going after people with expired gun licences, because they are clearly the greater threat, right…..?