Wednesday, May 30, 2007

New Ecological Reserve in Newfoundland

The Newfoundland and Labrador government moved today to protect 4 species. Two of which are endangered, 1 is threatened and the other vulnerable.

The Sandy Cove Provisional Ecological Reserve has been established under the Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Act and the Botanical Ecological Reserve Regulations.

It will protect 4 species unique not only to the province but it is endemic only to the limestone barrens.

Species being protected:

Fernald's Braya
Braya fernaldii


Long's Braya
Braya longii


Barren's Willow
Salix jejuna


Fernald's Milk vetch
Astragalus robbinsii var. fernaldii


So, if you are out walking around Sandy Cove, please don't step on these plants! Not only are they endangered but now its a crime to destroy them.

It's about time. Recommend this Post

Friday, May 18, 2007

Harper Doesn't care about Canadian Strippers

Steve thinks that foreign strippers are being exploited so he has decided to stop them from entering the country even though only a dozen or so came in last year.

The question that needs to be asked is why does he want to protect only foreign strippers?

Domestic strippers are open to the same exploitation but Stevie doesn't care about Canadians apparently.

Instead of banning strippers, why not work on the exploitation issue for all strippers?

Unless this is less about strippers and more about social conservatism. There is a shortage here and without strippers, strip clubs have no entertainment.

Now why would so-cons want strip clubs shut down?

Maybe so husbands will spend more time at home making babies.

From my experience, every born again I came across had to be born again because of the wreck of a life they led up to that point; alcoholism, infidelity, drugs, hookers, spousal abuse, theft, etc. Many had to be born again again.

Rather than deal with the personal issues these individuals have and take responsibility for it, they blame society and go take another dunk in the river.

Put your problems in god's hands and distance yourself from any responsibility.

Not very mature or good for oneself. Recommend this Post

Senior Tory Senator wants Senate bombed

And they try to paint the opposition as supporters of terrorism. If someone is a terrorist for wanting to protect basic human rights then what is a person who wants a building full of politicians bombed? Well. Um. You get my point.

How do you feel when a senior Conservative senator says that one of Canada's historical buildings should be blown up?

Well thats what Conservative Senator and whip Terry Stratton thinks.

I doubt we'll see this guy on Stockwell Day's planned no-fly list, nor will he be paraded about in handcuffs like a public servant.

This home grown terrorist should apologize for such a comment. I don't think he's fit to be in the senate any longer. Recommend this Post

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

No Sympathy for Jerry Falwell

It's pretty bad when some passes on that you don't get that feeling of sadness.

Thats how I feel and strangely, I don't feel bad saying it.

Need Reasons why? Behold the hatred that spouted from its mouth.

1)God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give us probably what we deserve. Rev. Jerry Falwell, blaming civil libertarians, feminists, homosexuals, and abortion rights supporters for the terrorist attacks of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

2) "I listen to feminists and all these radical gals - most of them are failures. They've blown it. Some of them have been married, but they married some Casper 8)Milquetoast who asked permission to go to the bathroom. These women just need a man in the house. That's all they need. Most of the feminists need a man to tell them what time of day it is and to lead them home. And they blew it and they're mad at all men. Feminists hate men. They're sexist. They hate men - that's their problem" Rev. Jerry Falwell

3) I do not believe the homosexual community deserves minority status. One's misbehaviour does not qualify him or her for minority status. Blacks, Hispanics, women, etc., are God-ordained minorities who do indeed deserve minority status. Rev. Jerry Falwell, USA Today Chat, quoted from The Religious Freedom Coalition, "The Two faces of Jerry Falwell"

4) If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being.

5) "I know a few of you here today don't like Jews. And I know why. He can make more money accidentally than you can on purpose. Rev. Jerry Falwell

6) I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be! Rev. Jerry Falwell, America Can Be Saved, 1979 pp. 52-53, from Albert J. Menendez and Edd Doerr, The Great Quotations on Religious Freedom

7) "He is purple - the gay-pride colour; and his antenna is shaped like a triangle - the gay-pride symbol." Rev. Jerry Falwell on the Teletubbies

8) "As a Christian I feel that role modelling the gay lifestyle is damaging to the moral lives of children." Rev. Jerry Falwell

9) Rev. Jerry Falwell, in an appearance on Pat Robertson's The 700 Club, accuses gays, lesbians, feminists, pro-choice advocates, civil liberties advocates and others of helping to cause the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. Robertson agrees with Falwell's comments.

10) In the 1980s Jerry Falwell was an outspoken supporter of the Apartheid regime in South Africa. When president PW Botha was elected President by the White South African minority, Reverend Falwell went to South Africa and made statements supporting the government there and urging American Christians to buy Krugerrands, a coin issued by the South African Government.

11) As a guest on the July 13 broadcast of National Public Radio's The Tavis Smiley Show, fundamentalist Baptist pastor, Old Time Gospel Hour host, frequent cable news guest, and Moral Majority founder Reverend Jerry Falwell said that Senator John Kerry's (D-MA) position on same-sex marriage is "like saying 150 years ago, 'I'm opposed to slavery, but if my neighbour wants to own one, that's alright.'" Kerry opposes same-sex marriage but he also opposes the proposed constitutional amendment to ban it, which the U.S. Senate defeated in a procedural vote on July 14.

12) In 1983 in the United States some political and religious leaders were calling for all gay acts to be criminalized in the name of public health. Columnist Pat Buchanan calls the disease "Nature's revenge on homosexuals," and Rev. Jerry Falwell calls it "proof of society's moral decay."

Pretty good reasons if you ask me. The only real question is who the hell could have liked this guy?

This guy did nothing but set back social progression and scientific discovery.

Good riddance. The world is now a little kinder and a little more progressive without him. Recommend this Post

Monday, May 14, 2007

Fun with Fundies

Well, obviously not these Fundies.

Who said this incredibly insensitive, ridiculous comment?

...Latin American Indians had been "silently longing" to become Christians when Spanish and Portuguese conquerors took over their native lands centuries ago.

"In effect, the proclamation of Jesus and of his Gospel did not at any point involve an alienation of the pre-Columbus cultures, nor was it the imposition of a foreign culture"...

This Fundie


Believe it or not that mouthful of tripe came from bible thumper extraordinaire, Pope Benedict who silently longs for the days when people never thought about what others told them and for what reason, nor questioned why they were burning at a stake, nor minded the Pope rummaging around their pants for things to control.

Silently longing to be bludgeoned, murdered, raped, pillaged, sexually abused, robbed and demoralized.

I don't know anyone who would long for that sort of treatment.

How would we feel here in Canada if someone said the same about our Aboriginals with respect to the residential schools. Can you imagine if someone said our aboriginals were silent longing to be treated the way they were. How about silently longing to live in third world conditions.

I'm silently longing for this Pope to pop off ASAP. Recommend this Post

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Tories Try to block Afghan Detainee Probe & Fail!

Today the Conservatives spent 5 hours trying to prevent a probe into the Afghan detainee mess but lost their guts when members of the media showed up.

It was amusing to see government members "roll over" within moments of the news media arriving, said other opposition members.

I can imagine, its very titillating to just hear of it. Maybe we should have media present at all times to keep this CPC government on the straight and narrow during their perpetual election campaign which seems to have slowed down with their nose dive in the polls.

As I mentioned they failed to block the probe and it will be going ahead with a the report due possibly in the fall. Lets hope they get it done sooner. I am sure the CPC will suffer considerably from this as it is pretty obvious to Canadians that Canada's New Government is starting to take on that old stench of corruption.

Lets find out what our corrupt government has been hiding. Recommend this Post