A great man once said, "Politics is inherently stupid." That great man was me.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Ah, Jennifer Ditchburn...

My 'favourite' journalist who is always objective in her reporting on the Tories and their policies brings out this gem. 

No mention of this in her report, though.

I'm just sayin'. 

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Get The Ball Rolling

The federal government is making an attempt to end the isotope shortage that is hampering the ability of the medical community to make critical diagnoses:

"Following eleventh-hour talks with the Liberals, the federal government introduced emergency legislation Tuesday evening that will compel Ontario's Chalk River nuclear reactor to restart immediately.

The Liberals had threatened to refuse to give the bill the unanimous support necessary to bypass the legislative process.

But in an unsual sitting of the House of Commons Tuesday evening, all of the political parties agreed to pass the legislation through the House and Senate in one night." *

Reading through many of the comments at CTV, there seems to be an idea out there that this shortage is causing deaths. This is not the case. While the use of isotopes in diagnostic imaging is a powerful tool in the hands of radiologists and other physicians, their use is only one of the many diagnostic tools available to physicians in making diagnoses. Doctors will simply have to rely on other techniques in the interim period until this shortage is over. That being said, I'm pleased the government is taking action to expedite the re-opening of the Chalk River facility.


I Haven't Heard the Words "Hate Crime" Once...

From our darling media, who, otherwise are so quick to call for tolerance and understanding in the wake of tragedies like these.

I'm not holding my breath for left-wing activists to call for a greater understanding of Christianity to prevent an attack like this from ever happening again, either.

"You Christians brought this on yourselves," Murray wrote, according to the station, which did not identify the site. "All I want to do is kill and injure as many of you ... as I can especially Christians who are to blame for most of the problems in the world." *

You're more likely to hear a lecture on how Christians brought this upon themselves by 'turning people off with their tactics.'

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Soldiers. With Guns. In Our Cities. In Canada.

...We did not make this up!
From CTV

A Toronto councillor wants to bring in the army to curb the gun and gang violence plaguing his troubled north ward.

Giorgio Mammoliti, who represents York West, admits the idea may be a little "out there," but he says he is desperate to find a solution. He says gang members in the area are as bad as terrorists.

"I'm not talking about tanks, I'm not talking about armed guards on corners, I'm not talking about any of that," Mammoliti said of his plan on Thursday.

"I'm talking about bringing the resources and the tools that the army has at their fingertips to be able to resolve the problem immediately, so the army is a good way to do that."
Granted, the idea is a little out there - a better solution would likely entail granting police greater authority, tougher laws and increased resources to deal with gangs - but at least somebody is taking the the threat to public safety posed by gang wars seriously. I just wonder when the NDP will start calling for us to pull out of Toronto.

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