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Santa is Canadian if you want him to be

Today, Kory's Kapers, formally know as the Toronto Sun newspaper, has a picture of a jet and a headline, Ruskies Sent Packing and then an article asking Are we prepared to defend the north? This piece of political propaganda is nothing more than an imaginary argument to justify the $9 billion, F-35 purchase and ramp up the so called Tim Hortons crowd who believe the crap that governments and in particular this government puts out.
Regardless of whether Russia plants a flag at the bottom of the arctic ocean or DenMark opens a weather station in the arctic or Harper moves the elite forces of the Van Doos north to surround Santa's village, the decision on which country owns which part of the arctic and more importantly the possibly resource rich Lomonosov ridgewill be decided by the proposals put forth to the UN by each country making a claim.
Of course none of that is explained in Kory's Kapers. 
The good thing about blogging is that you end up reading a lot of articles and som…

G20 Police Riot Revisited

I believe that it was Dr. Dawg on the Rev’s Maple Syrup Revolution that first used the term Police Riot to describe what took place at the Toronto G20. If not the person who originally came up with the definition, at least the first that I heard use the term, that best describes what happened on Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday, in Toronto, that weekend.

What originated on Wednesday as small groups of specialty protestors, such as Transexuals for Fair Housing, marching down the street surrounded by friendly, somewhat humorously dressed, bicycled, police officers, surrounding and outnumbering protestors about two to one, slowly grew throughout the G20 week towards the 20,000 official G20 march on Saturday morning and all was peaceful as important points and positions were trying to be made.

At least until the seventy or so, black hooded, police infiltrated, anarchists broke off at the end of the march, and started spray painting walls, smashing windows and infamously setting, pla…

Why Dale always feared going first

The stuffed remains of Trigger and Bullet going up on the auction block.

Happy perpetual trails to them.











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appy Canada Day

Well, look at this, Google put a Canadian Flag on their Canadian site this year. Last year Google didn’t mark Canada Day and claimed that they could not mark all occasions.
It must be our new positioning as leaders of the free world due to Harper’s successful G20 summit. I mean he is responsible for all of it, right.
There is a rally in Toronto tonight, calling for a Pubic Inquiry into the Actions at the G20, being held at 5:30 today at Queens Park. Certainly a worthwhile endeavor but for me the city needs a rest from unrest, at least for the day. 
In fact the City needs its spirits lifted and its pride back and fortunately for all us in the GTA, it is Pride Week and that’s the next rally I will get behind, no tongue in cheek intended. If what you witnessed or felt last weekend didn’t seem like Toronto, then this weekend Toronto is coming back. The Pride parade is on Sunday, July 4th.
Meanwhile for me, I’m going to see all of my grandkids today, in one spot, for the first time.
Appy Canada…