It was reported three days ago that most of the oil spilled in the Mexican Gulf after the BP disaster miraculously disappeared. Actually, it wasn’t a miracle. Everything happened for perfectly natural reasons.
For starters, there were over 4,000 ships that were involved in the skimming operations, trying to collect as much oil as possible. However, they were not the major contributors to the solution. Continue reading
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are going to ban the users of BlackBerry phones from instant messaging, e-mailing and web browsing. The ban, worthy of the spirit of the medieval Islam, which reigns there, is caused by the problem of too many users being out of control. The difficulties of monitoring and censoring their conversations threaten the “moral” Islamic pillars of the Kingdom. More about that here.
Great way to save on halal hot dogs in Toronto. At this hot dog cart (just across the street from the Jewish Community Centre on Spadina) you can get halal beef hot dog with pop for only $2.50.
If you are an infidel, you would pay $2.50 for a hot dog plus a $1 for pop, accrding to their regular prices displayed at the other side of the cart. It pays to be a believer.
I wonder for how long would’ve this sign survived, if it read:
“PORK SAUSAGES WITH POP FOR CATHOLICS ONLY, $2.50”
On the last day of the spring session of the Canadian Parliament Olivia Chow, an NDP MP from Toronto, moved to introduce Bill C-556, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (exception to inadmissibility). You can find the complete text of her proposal on her website or in the Parliament’s records.
The purpose of the amendment is to stop the (alleged) discrimination against people with disabilities who want to become legal Canadian residents. As with any issue related to a disadvantaged group, any criticism of that issue could bring the anger of the righteous leftists upon the critic. Nevertheless, let’s see why Olivia’s idea is not good. Continue reading
The shameful case of Sara Landriault who wanted to apply for a government job, but was rejected due to her skin colour (she was white) caused quite a stir. The Conservative Government decided to do something about rectifying the situation, even though they so far silently tolerated the discrimination, which has been going on for over 25 years.
The Immigration Minister Jason Kenney was shocked by what happened and stated: “I was very concerned to read the report of a position only being open to people from an identifiable group. All positions should be on the basis of equality of opportunity and merit.”
So far so good. That injustice really should be dealt with.
However, the Conservatives can’t fix the things by themselves. They need the help of the other parties. And that’s the big problem. Continue reading
Several weeks ago “Toronto Sun” reported about another mind-blowing decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. They decreed that a Sikh security guard, who was required to wear a hard hat during construction work at Home Depot and refused to do so, has been discriminated against.
The incident happened in December 2005, and as usual has been dragged for years. The security guard (named Deepinder Loomba) was asked to replace his turban with a hard hat to ensure his safety while the repair works were done at the store and so was everybody else. Continue reading