slow day at the CBC, so lets slag the troops

It would appear that our troops have been performing admirably in Afghanistan, so the mother corp feels it necessary to lead with a ‘story’ that while not directly damning Canadian soldiers, is meant to lead you to believe that they must be involved somehow.  

‘Abusive’ coalition raids stoking anger in Afghanistan: report

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission has issued a scathing report on the use of air strikes and nighttime raids by international forces in the country.

The report, which was released in Kabul on Tuesday, suggests that NATO is undermining its own mission by stoking resentment in the local population.

My favourite is the Afghanistan Human Rights Commission – did they learn their trade from our ‘world class’ HRCs? 

Chopping $200million?  Not fast enough!

thou shalt BELIEVE! (re-education camp in three, two, one…)

Global Coolists revel in their wrecking behaviours...

Global Coolists revel in their wrecking behaviours...

Upperdate:  Tim  Blair has the list.  Get your denyin’ on now. 


[From the minutes of the Politburo]..

Comrades, it would seem that the Kulaks  in Victoria have been participating in traitorous cooling activities.  Clearly the local cadres have failed to follow the party line, therefore  the most vigorous  re-education measures will be necessary

Effective immediately all Victorians will redouble their efforts to ensure that the wrecking activities of the Global Coolists are thwarted.   Nothing shall be permitted to interfere with the accepted science.  The central committee will authorise an emergency plan of patriotic activities to include mandatory CO2 emitting trips….We must, no – we shall reverse this cooling trend!”


first, evil monkeys, now this….crow muggings!

crowCrows… what can’t they do?

  • The scene: a traffic light crossing on a university campus in Japan.  Carrion crows and humans line up patiently, waiting for the traffic to halt.  When the lights change, the birds hop in front of the cars and place walnuts, which they picked from the adjoining trees, on the road.  After the lights turn green again, the birds fly away and vehicles drive over the nuts, cracking them open.  Finally, when it’s time to cross again, the crows join the pedestrians and pick up their meal.  If the cars miss the nuts, the birds sometimes hop back and put them somewhere else on the road. Or they sit on electricity wires and drop them in front of vehicles.

  • Don’t be surprised if you start to see crows on corners begging for change, or rats along the sides of roads looking for aluminum cans:

Vending Machine for Crows, by Claire Trageser, NY Times: In June, Josh Klein revealed his master’s-thesis project to a flock of crows at the Binghamton Zoo in south-central New York State.  The New York University graduate student offered the birds … peanuts from a … vending machine he’d created… The Binghamton crows quickly learned that dropping nickels and dimes into the slot produced peanuts, and the most resourceful members of the flock began looking for more coins.  Within a month, Klein had a flock of crows scouring the ground for loose change. …

Just imagine if they had opposable thumbs!  Be afraid, very afraid……

On a related note, I seem to remember a news item regarding yet another adaptive behaviour of these most remarkable beasts.  Apparently, crows have figured out how to stay warm above the arctic circle – roost on street lights.  Most street lamps are activated by light sensors which switch on under low light conditions.  Crows have figured out if they roost on top of the lamps themselves, the light will stay on generating warmth in what would otherwise be a lethally harsh environment for them.

thou shalt BELIEVE! (and if you don’t we start calling you names)


Dec 15:  Bumped

The masters will not be deniedYou must believe in Global Warming – its doubleplusgood!    (nashing of teeth, rending of hair and dispensing of insults).

To those willing to listen, my new hero Vaclav Klaus has this to say:

The name of the new danger will undoubtedly be different, but its substance will be very similar. There will be the same attractive, to a great extent pathetic and at first sight quasi-noble idea that transcends the individual in the name of something above him, (of something greater than his poor self), supplemented by enormous self-confidence on the side of those who stand behind it. Like their predecessors, they will be certain that they have the right to sacrifice man and his freedom to make their idea reality. In the past it was in the name of the masses (or of the Proletariat), this time in the name of the Planet. Structurally, it is very similar. I see the current danger in environmentalism and especially in its strongest version, climate alarmism.


Things are unravelling for the devotees of the church of evil white westerners (EWW) – Apparently it’s Ok to dig up stasi fileson a former dissident who fails to tow the new party line – the better to expose him as a non-believer (!)

As the Czech President, Vaclav Klaus, an economist, anti-totalitarian and climate change sceptic, prepares to take up the rotating presidency of the European Union next year, climate alarmists are doing their best to traduce him.

The New York Times opened a profile of Klaus, 67, this week with a quote from a 1980s communist secret agent’s report, claiming he behaves like a “rejected genius”, and asserts there is “palpable fear” he will “embarrass” the EU.

But the real fear driving climate alarmists wild is that a more rational approach to the fundamentalist religion of global warming may be in the ascendancy – whether in the parliamentary offices of the world’s largest trading bloc or in the living rooms of Blacktown

Me, If figure my investment in Churchill waterfront property might not be paying off quite so soon.  I’m thinking a few mindless trips north of 401 to help reverse the cooling trend might be in order…..

Re-education camp in: three, two, one….(knock, knock)

cans for comments – g’head – ya know ya wanna….


Update:   Junior will match the total tally one for one….

What an excellent idea!  Along the lines of the originators, comments left at this post until 19 Dec 2008 will earn one canned food item also to a local Kingston food bank.

Its cheap, its easy – Join in the fun – copy the image, place it on your blog and link back to the originator

Now, how many cans of sauerkraut can I pack into my luggage and through customs?


Dec 16:  Tally = 4 Cans