Weighing the factors in buying a warplane. →
This is one of those articles that’s difficult to provide a meaningful quote because there is so much information in it. I think the fact I disagree with the purchase of the F-35s (because I think the price quoted by our government is wrong, because I don’t know that we are getting a useful product, because I am not comfortable that this should be a priority) has been made pretty...
trigger warning: Thousands of girls and boys were...
racismfreeontario: trigger warning “The report says church officials killed children by beating, poisoning, electric shock, starvation, prolonged exposure to sub-zero cold while naked, and medical experimentation, including the removal of organs and radiation exposure.” […] Children also suffered forced sterilization, medical experimentation, starvation, rape as well as various other forms of...
Interesting Ottawa Fact*
IT ALMOST ALWAYS SNOWS ON APRIL FOOLS. *and by fact, I mean I’ve noticed it a lot and it is snowing right now, so QED!
I can't help but feel
that the government totally just pulled a fast one on us. “… damn. When we raise OAS age limit people are going to be unhappy. We just announced the possibility and it monopolized the news cycle for DAYS.” ”..so what do we do?” “…” “…” “What if we got rid of the penny?” “BRILLIANT.”
Budget nixes penny, raises OAS to 67 and nixes...
bdoing: politicalcanuck: But no cuts or tax hikes. So says Twitter. Now I take my exam! …Well, that was concise. I was on my phone, on the bus, bringing you up to the minute information from twitter. This is my commitment to this blog and this is the thanks I get?!?! (bdoing has now made me snicker twice this week in inappropriate locations - first at work, and the second surrounded by...
Budget nixes penny, raises OAS to 67 and nixes...
But no cuts or tax hikes. So says Twitter. Now I take my exam!
The high pitched sound you hear is my brain doing...
… I’m so braindead I can’t even think of a proper, amusing title. I also just spelled amusing “amuzing”. I have been writing in point form for three days straight and these sentences seem weird without short form and messy handwriting and and and SO MANY THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. SO LITTLE TIME. OMG. MY PERFECTIONIST BRAIN DOES NOT HANDLE EXAMS...
Tough drug laws harm health and safety, doctors... →
Criminalizing the use of marijuana and other tough on crime approaches haven’t worked, say public health doctors from across Canada who propose taxation and regulation instead. The chief medical health officers in British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan wrote a paper reviewing the evidence on Canada’s current illicit drug policies in Wednesday’s issue of the journal...
Aww. I just got my first insulting comment! I mean it’s pretty tame as far as things go but hey before this the meanest thing anyone said to me was “stick to politics” the one time I dared to post a hockey based political cartoon. And via twitter no less!
Cripple Fabulous Life: tser: “So…what’s the cane... →
flutterflyinvasion: cripple-fabulous: tser: “So…what’s the cane for?” “So…what’s the cane for?” Hey guys - today, we’re really thrilled to share a guest post from Mike atquiltingqueer.tumblr.com. Mike lives with several invisible conditions, including fibromyalgia and POTS. Fibromyalgia is invisible - but a cane is not. Here, Mike reflects on the challenges of attending college as a young...
F-35s don't meet military's requirement, documents... →
The federal government didn’t follow normal procurement procedures to buy the F-35 fighter jets and the plane fails to meet at least one critical feature the government stipulated must be met, documents viewed by CBC News suggest. CBCPower & Politicshost Evan Solomon reported Monday that the exclusive new evidence reveals for the first time the Canadian military’s requirements...
In the honour of the fact I have discovered the...
every time I see a like or reblog of my “let’s talk prostitution law!” I think it says “lawl” and I have a moment of utter confusion because I would never write lawl ever in my life did I end up in another dimension?
Why Men Can't - And Shouldn't - Stop Staring At... →
(content warning for misogyny, rape culture) Dear Sir, I would like to discuss with you some problems I have with your article written Friday 23 March. Please allow me to congratulate you on not writing something that made me see red, which I honestly expected to have happen when I read the title. Congratulations, you seem like a decent, if misguided and softly misogynist human being. Have...
So let's talk prostitution law!
In case you missed it! The Ontario Court of Appeal has made a decision which effectively legalizes brothels and the hiring of employees in the sex trade. This may very well result in legal challenges in other provinces, and Crown Attorneys in other provinces can even choose now to follow the ruling (though perhaps that is being too hopeful). the good Brothels are now legal - it can be set up in...
PETITION TO REINSTATE JENNA TALACKOVA AS MISS... →
fyeahqueervintage: transsuccess: Trans* Success would like to ask any interested members to sign a petition to reinstate Jenna Talackova as a Miss Universe Canada Contestant. She was disqualified due to her trans status though there is no rule anywhere in the books saying that she had to be born a cisgender female in order to compete. Sometimes people have to fight for what they want and our...