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Watching the Nightmare Unfold in Newtown

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 11:25 AM

He Said...

Outraged and hurting, in desperate need of answers, a grieving, wounded society is on the attack...again.

While he may have acted alone, the sick young man who rained evil upon Newtown, Connecticut, apparently had "accomplices."

It was 20-year-old Adam Lanza who opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary, snuffing...

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Stop Treating Two Prank-Calling DJs Like Killers

(106) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 11:02 AM

To those calling for the heads of two young Aussie DJs, who they believe are responsible for the death of a London hospital worker... time to take a pill, people!

When MC and Mel, of Sydney's 2Day FM, placed a crank call to London's King Edward VII Hospital,...

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The Real Victims of Teachers vs. Dalton McGuinty? The Students

(13) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 4:07 PM

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It's not often I agree with the Premier of this province, but this time I'm onside. As most are aware, the Liberal chief has slapped our educators with a two year, "no strike/wage freeze," and the teachers are screaming, claiming he's pumped a slug into the...

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Rob Ford Fumbles in Match With the Star!

(1) Comments | Posted December 6, 2011 | 11:49 AM

There's been an ongoing battle (like, over a year now!) between Toronto's top politico, Mayor Rob "hold the gravy" Ford and the city's top daily, the Toronto "leaning left" Star.

The feuding began when the paper ran a front page story about Ford's run in with one of the young...

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Did the French Magazine Get What it Deserved?

(50) Comments | Posted November 7, 2011 | 1:18 PM

If it thought it could poke the bear, score some cheap publicity and escape a mauling, it was a sad miscalculation. The beast attacked... and it was costly.

The front page of this week's edition of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, featured a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad, accompanied...

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Inquiry Into Gaddafi's Death a Waste of Time

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2011 | 9:11 AM

For the man devoid of an ounce of compassion, an ounce of lead was a fitting end. Moammar Gaddafi, 'The Desert Lion,' is gone, dispatched by a bullet to the head.

According to eye witnesses, he begged for his life. But his pleas for mercy, like those of his...

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Dopey War on Drugs

(17) Comments | Posted October 14, 2011 | 3:13 PM

When I read this story on HuffPost Canada the other day, I had to laugh. But then again I can afford to; I'm a Canadian, not subject to some of the stupid drug laws my American cousins have to suffer.

Laws, like this one, that got a thumbs-up...

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Mr. Obama, Put Up That Wall!

(26) Comments | Posted October 3, 2011 | 4:51 PM

This may not come as a big surprise to most, but it seems our American cousins don't have a lot of faith in us when it comes to security matters.

So little faith, in fact, they're now considering throwing up some fencing on the 49th to stop the...

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So Long Summer!

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2011 | 9:18 AM

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I don't know about you, but it seems that the last time I checked my watch it was half-past May, and I was still grumbling about the long, cold winter.

We had just had a conversation with Environment Canada's Dave Phillips who was promising months of glorious...

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Last Word on Jack Layton

(5) Comments | Posted August 29, 2011 | 2:51 PM

He Says,

On a beautiful, sun-drenched, Saturday afternoon a nation bid farewell to NDP boss, John Gilbert "Jack" Layton... the Leader of her Majesty's Official Opposition laid to rest with all the pomp and pageantry that a state funeral offers.

While there were those who felt that Jack wasn't deserving...

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British PM Punishes Punks

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2011 | 11:54 AM

His name is Cameron... David Cameron... Prime Minister of Great Britain. And he's my new hero!

Following the riots that tore through the heart of Her Majesty's realm, Cameron came out swingin'. He told the world that England wouldn't tolerate this kind of behaviour and that those responsible would be...

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Once a Separatist, Always a Separatist?

(7) Comments | Posted August 10, 2011 | 1:17 PM

I've never been a fan of the NDP, but I've always had a liking for Jack Layton and a grudging admiration for his political accomplishments.

Therefore, even as a long time supporter of Team Tory, I'm reluctant to take pleasure in the controversy now surrounding her Majesty's Official Opposition.


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Why Rob Ford's Flip Off Is a Big Political Fumble

(8) Comments | Posted July 29, 2011 | 11:15 AM

Let me say up front, that even though I don't live in the "Big Smoke," I am a fan of Toronto's mayor.
But unlike many of his admirers, I don't believe he can do no wrong... no one is perfect, we all mess up at times.

Earlier this week,...

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Somalia's Image Deficit: Helping or Hurting Aid?

(4) Comments | Posted July 25, 2011 | 11:06 AM

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In case you haven't noticed, the war-torn state of Somalia has a PR problem... not one of those warm and fuzzy nations, thought fondly of by most.

With a weak, corrupt, UN-backed central government, large areas controlled by pro-al Qaeda Islamist rebels, and ports, home to...

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The Naughty Nudist

(4) Comments | Posted July 12, 2011 | 12:41 PM

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Under section 174 of the Criminal Code of Canada, going bare butt in public or exposing one's self to public view while traipsing about naked on private property, is a criminal offence. I'm paraphrasing of course, but you get the idea... if we can see your 'stuff' you're...

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Time Flies for Parents of Graduates

(0) Comments | Posted July 5, 2011 | 7:50 AM

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Four years ago our daughter Jessica gave us one of those 'proud parent' moments. There have been more since, but this was a big one.

Clad in her robe and hood, she marched across a stage at Guelph University and received her degree... the first...

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Rob Ford Has a Better Idea? Picks Cottage Over Pride Parade

(3) Comments | Posted June 28, 2011 | 8:03 AM

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If I were the Mayor of Toronto (frightening thought) and had a cosy cottage up in the Muskokas, what would I be doing this July 1 weekend, the first long weekend of the summer? Chances are I'd be there with my family.

Yes, I would have that invite...

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Vancouver Rioters: What Punishment Would Fit the Crime? He Says, She Says

(4) Comments | Posted June 22, 2011 | 9:13 AM

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I've always viewed Vancouver as a beautiful, welcoming city, the big jewel of our Canadian West Coast. And what transpired post-game of the seventh tilt in the Stanley Cup finals, did nothing to damage that image.

The riot that followed the Bruins cup win was no more Vancouver's...

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Squeegee Clean? He Says...She Says...

(11) Comments | Posted June 13, 2011 | 12:14 PM

Paul Says...

The light turns red and suddenly they're upon you... like a zombie NASCAR pit crew, they pour onto the road, providing intimidated motorists with an unsolicited 'service.'

They're the infamous 'squeegee kids,' a bunch of lazy, ne'er-do-wells armed with buckets of brown water and black-sponged squeegees.

They muddy...

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Rihanna's 'Man Down' Video: He Says, She Says

(9) Comments | Posted June 6, 2011 | 9:52 AM

Paul Says...

It's not a great piece of music, but it does send a message... a strong one! Abusive men could pay the ultimate price.

R&B/hip-hop artist, Rihanna has released a new video that has media watchdogs screaming foul.

The title of the video is 'Man Down.' In...

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