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Dec 7, 2012

Headlines December 7, 2012

Hospital receptionist who put the Australian pranksters’ call through, dies in suspected suicide

According to Daily Mail “A receptionist at the private hospital which treated the Duchess of Cambridge has died in a suspected suicide – two days after being duped by an amateurish hoax from an Australian radio station.
The woman’s unconscious body was found at an address yards away from King Edward VII Hospital, where she worked, just before 9.30am today.
The emergency services were called and two ambulances were despatched to the central London residence”

I wonder if the DJs in case are proud of themselves now. They were playing with somebody’s life, as they could not have known the emotional state of the person in case.
Regardless the reasons she took her life, the point of origin was the phone call. So, people, stop defending the pranksters! Not everything in life is ‘ha-ha funny!’.
True, she made the mistake of falling to the dupe; maybe English was not her mother tongue, maybe she had many other issues to deal with, maybe she was severely disciplined for the mistake (apparently the hospital denied that). It does not matter why she outed herself. What it does matter is the creepy way of making fun of an unfortunate situation, which was the severe morning sickness the Duchess of Cambridge suffered from.

Our world is going to the crappers, that’s for sure. Still not convinced? Take a look at the next headline:

Silvio Berlusconi set to run again to become Italian prime minister

According to The Telegraph “”Berlusconi is determined to run again and he believes millions of Italians will vote for him,” an insider in Mr Berlusconi’s People of Freedom Party told The Daily Telegraph.”

Seriously? the best option for Italy right now is to have the old crook running the country again? What was so stellar about Berlusconi’ previous performance I wonder? And no, I am not talking about his sexual encounters.

Moving on with the headlines:

Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake, off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

Even if people were urged to move to higher ground, it does not look like it’s going to have the devastating effects of the 2011 one, which had a magnitude of 9.0.

At this point the most important thing is the safety of Fukushima. And according to Reuters ‘The U.N. atomic agency said it had been informed by Japanese authorities that no problems had been detected at nuclear power plants in the region nearest to the epicentre of Friday’s earthquake.

A 7.3 magnitude quake centred off northeastern Japan shook buildings as far away as Tokyo and triggered a one-metre tsunami in an area devastated by last year’s Fukushima disaster, but there were no reports of deaths or serious damage”

More Mother Nature purging?
Death toll from Philippines typhoon climbs past 500

“The death toll from the storm has surpassed 500, with more than 400 people missing.

More than 310,000 people have lost their homes since Typhoon Bopha struck Tuesday and are crowded inside evacuation centers or staying with their relatives, relying on food and emergency supplies being rushed in by government agencies and aid groups”

Dec 5, 2012

Honey Boo Boo makes the Barbara Waltes list of most fascinating people of 2012

If you need any more proof that the end of the world must be coming, look not further than Barbara Walters’ “Most Fascinating People of 2012″.
According to Barbara ” ‘Honey Boo Boo is not an obnoxious little girl. She’s sweet and loving with her mother and loving with her sisters :Jessica, Lauryn and Anna. And now Anna has a new baby, and the baby has three thumbs (Seriously… three thumbs? I rest my case.) — but so what? It’ll make you smile”

Uh, No… it definitely won’t make me smile. To be honest I am not watching the show, and from what I have been told by some people, I have zero curiosity on watching it. My understanding is that it’s the life of some trailer trash. OK, I got that. However, since when ‘Guess the fart’ is the game I would like my family to play? What is the value of watching this show?
The scary part is that people like Tina Fey endorses the show. WTF?!! Laughing material for future sketches? The family is laughing all the way to the bank, that’s for sure. And maybe Tina can play that intelligent, educational game with her kids. Yeah, that will do it.

Personally I am on Adam Levine’s side.
Recently he gave an interview to GQ and was saying “Seriously, Honey Boo Boo is the decay of Western civilization. Just because so many people watch the show doesn’t mean it’s good.It’s complete f-cking ignorance and the most despicable way to treat your kids. F-ck those people. You can put that in the magazine: F-ck those idiots. They’re just the worst. Sorry, I’m so sensitive to that — like, I don’t know, man, it’s upsetting. Just to clarify, I said, ‘F-ck those people!'”

Hillary Rodham Clinton makes the list for a second time;I can only imagine how thrilled she must be to share the space with Honey Boo Boo and her family. Classy.
Another name I have noticed on the list: the author of 50 Shades of Grey.

I would conclude that the list is not necessary something about what is good, as it is about what people are fascinated with. Stay-at-home mom porn and trailer trash life seem to be what people are interested in, which speaks volume about how stupid the society became.
We deserve to became extinct.


Dec 4, 2012

Amsterdam one step closer to create a new type of ghetto

The Dutch are calling them ‘scum villages’, where according to The Telegraph ‘nuisance neighbours and anti-social tenants will be exiled from the city and rehoused in caravans or containers with “minimal services” under constant police supervision’.

I wish we had something like that when we fought for over 2 years with the scumbags living next door. Somehow, the ‘perfect’ Canadian society failed to protect the law- abiding -tax- paying citizens (who basically pay the police salaries via income and property taxes), against the neighbours that did nothing but throw parties, get drunk and high. Not only that, but somehow they ended up having more rights than us.

I am glad that at least there is a country in this civilized world, where some people decided to put a stop to the non sense of embracing the lowlifes. Maybe we should have a Right wing party somewhere within our political spectrum.
Has anybody stopped for a second and ask the question: Why are the Right-wing parties popular again?
The economic downturn? the decay of the society? the failed multiculturalism? the misunderstood and abused ‘human rights’?
Probably all of the above.


Sep 6, 2012

Is Parti Québécois stirring the separatist pot again?

Now that Parti Québécois won the elections, they have a minority government. I wonder where that would leave them regarding the referendum for independence.

I don’t even know what to say, other than I am so fed up with all their shenanigans, that I might be content with them leaving the Confederation. All this separation crap is getting old and stinky. The main question is : Why now? Since 2008 the whole world seems to be going to the crapper; amid so many global financial problems, Canada was more or less safe. Why is PQ trying again to destabilize Canada now? Is Canada set up for a fall? Did Canada piss off EU by not agreeing to contribute to bailing out failing economies of Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, etc?

A somebody/nobody from Quebec, with big separatism dreams and full of bull shit otherwise, was questioning if Canada would survive if the next separatism referendum in Quebec wins.

I am not able to eloquently explain why an independent Quebec may be a bad idea for them, rather than for us, therefore I am going to present the explanation given by a poster on abovetopsecret ( I corrected the wrong spelling)

Question: What would be the implications if Quebec separate?

Answer: provided by poster “vox2442”; a member of AboveTopSecret.com, in thread: A new country in North America? What do Canadians and Americans make of this?; and this full link URL to the post: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread877512/pg6#pid14894734.

Implications? OK.

1) The immediate death of the Quebec economy.

Upon exiting Canada, Quebec exits every trade pact negotiated by the federal government. Might take a few years to get established with the WTO, after the UN recognition of course. In the mean time, Quebec has no economic protection, no bargaining strength, no international credit, and no means of extracting debt money from creditors.

Furthermore, Quebec will lose the billions invested in Quebec based R&D, industry loans, credit guarantees – all of the things that have supported the growth of the Quebec economy since the end of the 2nd world war.

Foreign investment will be the key to survival – but with a population of only 8 million, there’s not much of a point in training the mandatory French speaking staff. Much easier to just export goods to Quebec – and much more profitable, because they can’t complain to the WTO about price gouging, unfair trade practices (no trade pacts), and so on. Look forward to $5.00/liter gas, for example – and you *know* they’ll charge it if they can even slightly get away with it.

And then of course there’s the fact that you’re currently running a 20 billion dollar trade deficit and have a public debt in excess of $200 billion – most of which is to the Government of Canada. Plus your share of the Canadian National Debt, which will surely be demanded

2) The immediate isolation of Quebec from the rest of the world.

The Canadian government is currently responsible for the operation and control of Quebec’s international borders and points of entry (airports, port facilities). Until Quebec can rectify that situation with the TSA, DHS, and a bunch of other US agencies, look forward to at least a year of the US border being sealed and heavily patrolled. Likewise, with no oversight from Transport Canada, no international flights from Quebec will be possible until infrastructure, treaties and other international agreements are in place.

Air Canada will see no more subsidy money for flights inside Quebec, so look forward to paying whatever the hell they want you to pay to get around. Likewise Via.

There is no reason to assume that the borders with the rest of Canada will remain as open as they are today. You can expect that there will be a lot of public pressure from the rest of Canada to adopt a system similar to the one currently in operation with the USA. Minus the trade agreements, at least for the first few years. After all, with no security in place at the various ports, who can be sure that the terrorists aren’t going to storm in to North America via Quebec?

3) Loss of protection

The Canadian military will be gone completely overnight. Likewise the RCMP and CSIS. Police funding will dry up with the transfer payments. And remember – no one’s opening the borders until you’ve got your policing under control.

4) Loss of territory.

This is a big one, and the one that no one in Quebec really wants to face up to. Canada has no obligation to release the Province of Quebec as it stands to a new, independent Quebec. the most likely scenario is that Quebec will be able to negotiate for a package slightly larger than what was Quebec’s at Confederation – minus the St Lawrence Seaway (crown possession, sorry.). Native land claims will need to be addressed within that smaller package of land as well. With no military to stop the Canadian Government, look forward to pretty much everything north of Chibougamau being occupied and nationalized, followed by an open invitation to settle things at the Hague, once your membership in the ICJ has been confirmed, of course.

5) The extinction of Quebec’s distinct culture inside of a generation.

Why?

Currently the industries and agencies that exist solely to promote Quebec culture in and out of Quebec are funded directly or indirectly by the Canadian government. With Quebec out of Canada, that funding will vanish – and a population of 8 million simply is not enough to warrant special attention from any outside investor. Look forward to TV dominated by dubbed US sitcoms (all your stations will be able to afford), the death of your film industry, and the further death of Quebec music. Canadians will no longer feel the need to study French in schools, and will turn their attention to more relevant global languages – Chinese and Spanish, more than likely. With a lack of French speaking trade partners, Quebec schools will be forced to put more emphasis on learning English to compete – or did you think the Americans were going to learn French all of a sudden? Say goodbye to Federal museum funding, and everything else that props up Quebec culture in and out of Quebec.

Those are the immediate implications that I can think of, off the top of my head.

Separation is a suicide worthy of a Darwin Award.


Aug 3, 2012

Celebrity Gossips for August 3, 2012

Finally I am catching up with Jennifer Aniston.
As much as I love her and appreciate (read envy) how fantastic she looks, this picture is NOT flattering at all. I understand it’s for a movie, but still. Anyway, it’s refreshing to know that she can look bloated and fat too.
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Matt Bomer (White Collar) has a beautiful family. It does not really matter that he is gay. The kids are gorgeous and have nice and normal hair cuts and appropriate clothes. No fancy schmancy designer shit.
Respect!
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Excellent PR Tom Cruise! You should give your PR team a big bonus for the public display of how such a wonderful dad you are. Nice playing ‘Good cop, Bad cop’ and let Katie be the ‘bad’ parent, in charge with discipline, taking the kid to sport and showing her that us, the mere mortals, travel by cabs and commercial airplanes. No, you have to spoil rotten that little girl and give her helicopter rides and take her to Disneyland, Florida instead of Toledo, Ohio. I don’t want to be a 6 year old kid asked to choose between a rich parent giving me everything I want and a stricter one, with much less money and much more discipline. I wonder what my 8 year old would choose.
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Karl Lagerfeld has a reputation for being a cunt. And it’s been proved right times and again.
After saying that Adele is fat (true but blunt) and that Pippa should only show her behind because the face is less fortunate (indirectly he called her a fugmuppet), he showed us that he CAN have human emotions. Introducing his white Siamese kitten Choupette. Every villain should have a white Siamese kitten as a trademark.
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