Mounties say crooks passing fake polymer bank notes in British Columbia – Yahoo! News Canada

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Mounties say crooks passing fake polymer bank notes in British Columbia – Yahoo! News Canada.

Well that sure as hell didn’t take too long!!! #redintheface

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Wife who let lover torture husband now ‘sorry’ – Crime – Canoe.ca

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Wife who let lover torture husband now ‘sorry’ – Crime – Canoe.ca.

Well, this is pretty sickening..

Brazilian woman named all her 15 children Walter | Shine On – Shine from Yahoo! Canada

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Brazilian woman named all her 15 children Walter | Shine On – Shine from Yahoo! Canada.

One word comes to mind… selfish..wow, what an ego the father has.. it’s incredibly ridiculous.. seriously.. all 15 children have a variation of his name. As a father who likes his name, it never once crossed my mind to name my son, David as it is important that he has his own identity, not only as a person but with his name as well.

Man charged after overnight feast in closed Kentucky supermarket – Yahoo! News Canada

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Man charged after overnight feast in closed Kentucky supermarket – Yahoo! News Canada.

Haven’t been faithful and posted in quite a while.. so why not start it up again with this gem of a story!!!

Canadian Tire chooses BlackBerry 10 for corporate team members | CrackBerry.com

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Canadian Tire chooses BlackBerry 10 for corporate team members | CrackBerry.com.

This is fantastic news… my sister works for Air Canada and they too will be deploying Q10s to their staff.. again, i repeat FANTASTIC

#blackberry #supportcanadian #Q10 #BB10 #Z10

I am painfully waiting for my Q10.. come already April 30th!!!

Who failed Rehtaeh Parsons? Almost everyone | Daily Brew – Yahoo! News Canada

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Who failed Rehtaeh Parsons? Almost everyone | Daily Brew – Yahoo! News Canada.

This is just such a tragedy. They all are. Who failed her? There is so much to go around… U would think that after the Amanda Todd suicide that there would be change… Mind you, a little naïve on my part. Amanda taking her life didn’t happen too long ago but still…such tragedy. It breaks my heart when I read articles like this one. Amanda’s video was gut wrenching… Reading the open letter Rehtaeh’s dad wrote to her post death was gut wrenching. I think the world, in general, has gotten so rotten in so many ways. I have kids; a boy and a girl.. And all I can do is worry about the world they live in and what it’s becoming. It’s a world that is very detached. It’s a world that is becoming heartless. Noone truly cares. It’s a world of bullies..It’s a world that has become desensitized to violence. It’s a world that glorifies violence.. Vampires, werewolves, zombies… This is what is ‘cool’…violence on TV is beyond graphic… I can actually admit to the fact that an episode of ‘the following’ got me sick to my stomach…Then u have the video games… Don’t even get me started on that one. Obviously I will not be that person that lays entire blame on these games. I do believe that ultimately there is something wrong within a person that leads them to a path of darkness…that inability to separate fantasy from the real world… These games don’t help though… Just adds to that desensitization I wrote of earlier.
Not one month ago, two college students were convicted of rape and the girl was vilified on Facebook and threatened… The girl.. Really? If I recall, even CNN was blasted for being sympathetic towards the 2 boys. An example of a distorted mindset.
Bullying has always existed but the advent of social networking has created an unbearable environment in our society. It’s tough enough as an adult but imagine for a child regardless of age. It’s an ugly, ugly world. To be bullied in such a public way… My god.. Horrendous. How do u ask a kid to have a tough skin about it? How? How do u ask or expect a kid to just forget about it? Growing up I was bullied.. Some really bad times early in high school… But even then I knew that essentially I had two choices… U let it defeat you or u rise above it…I chose the latter. In the end I was able to get past it all and u know what things did get better!! For anyone to get past it they need support.. Some more than others. Everyone is different and deals with things differently but regardless they will always need someone. They always need to know that someone cares.. And not just their parents. They need to know that others care… But nobody does… They just talk the talk but noone walks the walk… maybe I shouldn’t write “noone” … But far too little is being done.
I started this blog entry late yesterday afternoon… And took my time with it… I could probably go on and on but I won’t. At one point yesterday I read that the group ‘anonymous’ tracked down and identified 3 of the 4 culprits and were very close to getting the 4th. I don’t always agree with what this group stands for but u know what? I was happy to see that they accomplished what the police couldn’t. This morning, the question on the news was ‘is what anonymous doing now also a form of bullying?’… Unfortunately I had to leave so could not see the piece but… Again.. Makes u wonder…four boys rape a girl, she takes abuse for it, for that she takes her own life… A vigilante group regardless of their other motives, does the right thing and tracks down the culprits… And somehow that is wrong? I understand that two wrongs don’t make a right but who exactly was the victim here?

Rest in Peace Rehtaeh.

 

Quebec’s War on English: Language Politics Intensify in Canadian Province | TIME.com

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Quebec’s War on English: Language Politics Intensify in Canadian Province | TIME.com.

I could probably write a book on my thoughts and feelings over this french/English language ‘war’ in this province of Quebec. The fact it’s labeled a ‘war’ falls squarely on the shoulders of this #pq government… A government that sadly was put back into power by those who wanted change. Now look at the mess that this change has brought on.. I want to say that clowns were voted into power but that would be an insult to clowns. The reality is that this government is a joke. The french language is not even close to being threatened by the English… It’s just nonsense propaganda put out there as a scare tactic by ignorant people. The whole ‘pastagate’ fiasco is enough proof that these folks are 6 beers short of a 6 pack. I am embarrassed for them. I truly am. Anyway I will leave it at that. I just hope that come the next election, those folks that wanted change realize their mistake and vote with more sensibility and intelligence… Hopefully it won’t be too little too late. Hopefully the damage will not be irreversible.