Friday, August 17, 2007

Driver Caught 100 km/hr Over Speed Limit

Police north of Toronto pulled over an 18-year-old yesterday after clocking him at almost 100 km/h over the posted speed limit.

South Simcoe Police said one of their officers was monitoring traffic at around 3:30 p.m. on the 12th Line of Bradford-West Gwillimbury, near Hwy. 400 just north of Hwy. 88, when his radar registered a vehicle travelling 156 km/h in a 60-km/h zone.

He gets off easy though. If convicted, he could lose his licenece for 30 days and face $1,200 in fines New rules become effective on September 30 which will treat speeders going more than 50 km/hr over the speed limit, the same as street racers. Fines will be from $2,000 to $10,000 and for a second conviction within 10 years of the first, courts could take away their licence for up to 10 years.

Ontario has a surplus....oh and there is an election in the Fall

The provincial treasury is in fine shape — just in time for the Oct. 10 election. Finance Minister Greg Sorbara announced today the Liberal government had a $2.3 billion surplus for the fiscal year that ended March 31.

That's enough to fuel a steady stream of election promises from all three parties.

The Hillary Nutcracker comments are necessary. But you can get one here. Only $29.99.

Woman Found in Men's Prison

District officials plan to fire three corrections officers who failed to realize a woman was being held in the male detention unit at the D.C. jail last month even after she had been strip-searched and allowed to shower with male inmates, government sources said yesterday.

Virginia Grace Soto, 47, was arrested on July 14 and thought to be a man despite her repeated protests otherwise, according to two internal reports by D.C. police and the Department of Corrections.

I can see how you could make that mistake but not after a strip search. I know correctional officers can be dumb but surely they know a little about anatomy.

The Worst Driver Ever

This Wouldn't Happen Under Universal Healthcare

A man threw his seriously ill wife four stories to her death because he could no longer afford to pay for her medical care, prosecutors said in charging him with second-degree murder.

According to court documents filed, Stanley Reimer walked his wife to the balcony of their apartment and kissed her before throwing her over. The body of Criste Reimer, 47, was found Tuesday night outside the apartment building, near the upscale Country Club Plaza shopping district.

Reimer was charged Wednesday. He remained jailed on $250,000 bond and was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday. Article here

Romney's Boys Serving America

Thursday, August 16, 2007

You know what half the world has been waiting to see

....Jessica Biel is showing boobs and ass in an upcoming movie. Not hard to guess which half the world is excited about this.

Ever wonder what's inside the SUVs that follow around the President

I Thought Toronto Subways Were Crowded

....but in Japan, it's brutal! They have people that shove into the cars.

Creepy Sign in an Israeli Bus

Nothing like getting away from the crowds

If you think the beach you visited this summer was crowded, at least you weren't on this beach in China.

Was Elvis the first celebrity victim of the modern-day paparazzi?

Elvis Died - August 16, 1977

Conservatives Want to Pick Dalton McGuinty's Theme Song

This can be found on one of John Tory's websites. Hardly what I would consider a mature debate on issues.

"It's all up to you. What tune best represents Dalton McGuinty's campaign?
Which lyrics do you think of when you see Liberal red? Their election
needs a theme song and here's your chance to play political DJ.

Dalton's Music Playlist:
"Would I Lie To You?" - The Eurythmics
"Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone" - Glass Tiger
"You Had Me, You Lost Me" - Joss Stone
"Give It Away" - Red Hot Chili Peppers "

Supposedly some of the front-runners as of yesterday morning were "Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles, "Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who, "Would I Lie To You" by The Eurythmics, and "Give It Away" by The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Panhandler to be Charged with Murder

One of four suspects in the swarming death of a St. Catharines man in downtown Toronto will be charged with second-degree murder today, police said Thursday.

The aggravated assault charge against 21-year-old Nicole Kish, of Toronto, is being upgraded because of new information in the stabbing and beating death of Ross Hammond.

Kish is appearing in bail court today. She will be charged at the courthouse.

The three co-accused -- Douglas Fresh, 22, Jeremy Woolley, 21, and Sarah McDermit, 22 -- are in custody pending their next court appearance on Aug. 28. Police said they arrived recently from the United States. They are charged with aggravated assault and weapons offences.
Police described all four as panhandlers and drifters.

Hammond, 32, was attacked after refusing to hand over money when asked. An argument ensued, and he was stabbed and beaten. He died in hospital two days later.


A website launched this week by a US graduate student shows evidence that Wikipedia is being used by politicians, including Canadians, as a vehicle for propaganda. WikiScanner shows the source of edits to the popular online encyclopedia, revealing that many of them originate from inside government departments, sometimes removing criticism or adding flattering information about politicians. Who'd have thought that an open reference source that can be changed by anyone with a keyboard and an agenda would be used for propaganda?

Some people just have no ethics- I guess that's why they go into politics.

I think Toronto Police have been vindicated by FIFA

The world governing body of soccer FIFA has banned a Chilean player for nine months for his behaviour towards match officials after a bitter semifinal loss to Argentina last month at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Toronto.

Chilean players brawled with police and security after the match at the team bus outside BMO Field. The players were detained but no charges were laid by police. Earlier it was revealed that players were throwing punches at female police officers. Whatever happened to sportsmanship?

Guard uses Taser on man holding newborn baby

In a confrontation captured on videotape, a hospital security guard fired a stun gun to stop a defiant father from taking home his newborn, sending both man and child crashing to the floor. Now William Lewis says his baby girl suffers from head trauma because she was dropped.

I understand the circumstance in this situation were complicated. Still you have to wonder what kind of moron tasers someone holding a baby. You have to realize that the baby is going to be dropped.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Five Year Old Forced To Run 40 Miles Non Stop

Indian police arrested a sports coach on Monday on suspicion of torturing a five-year-old boy who became a national celebrity for running the equivalent of nearly two marathons. Last year, Budhia Singh entered the Limca Book of Records, India's own version of the famous Guinness publication, after running 65 km (40 miles) without rest in seven hours and two minutes under the stewardship of Biranchi Das, his coach. On Sunday, Singh accused his coach of beating him and withholding food, and said he would give up running. "He hung me upside down from a ceiling fan," he told reporters, smiling and fidgeting. "He locked me in a room for two days without food."

He's lucky he wasn't training at Camp Gitmo.

Jose Offerman Charges Mound With Bat in Hand

Former Red Sox infielder Jose Offerman was arrested Tuesday night after charging the mound and hitting the pitcher and catcher with his bat during an independent minor league game. Offerman, playing for the Long Island Ducks in the Atlantic League, homered in the first inning. The next inning, he was hit by a pitch from Bridgeport Blue Fish starter Matt Beech and charged the mound with his bat. Offerman hit Beech in the hands and struck catcher John Nathans in the head.

The moral of the story here is that you don’t fuck with Jose Offerman. It doesn’t matter whether he’s playing for the Boston Red Sox or Long Island Ducks. Bottom line is if you throw at Jose Offerman you better be prepared to take your lumps.

Train Wreck Still Popular With the Tabloids

These covers are all from the same week.

My Memory of Phil Rizzuto will Always be in Meat Loaf's Paradise by the Dashboard Light Died

Like Those 100 Calorie Packs? You're Paying Twice As Much.

Portion control is going to cost you, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. They took a look at the new "100 calorie" portion control fad and guess what they found? You're paying a hefty premium for your portion control. Those packs cost, on average, about two-and-a-half times as much as bigger bags.

Eating smaller portions of snacks is a great idea, but do you really want to pay, on average, 146% more?

An Interesting Departure from Reality

This is an interesting sideshow to the Michael Vick case. A South Carolina inmate has filed a $63 Billion lawsuit against Vick. The man claims that Vick stole his pitbulls and sold them on eBay to buy missiles from Iran reports Fox News.

The complaint was handwritten (below). The complaint also alleges that Vick would need those missiles because he pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda in February of this year.

So Long Boy Genius

Considering the tankers full of bitter vitriol that Karl Rove has elicited from his critics over the years, it should be interesting to see what the general reaction will be to his announced departure from the White House set for the end of the month.

Given that a good many people would have preferred to have seen his head on a pike paraded through the streets by the mob, his rather uneventful departure for “family reasons” seems fairly anti-climactic somehow.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Blackout Anniversary

Today (at roughly 4 p.m.) marks the fourth anniversary of the 2003 North American Blackout which brought down power across Southern Ontario and much of the surrounding region.

The causes were numerous and complex, but the underlying issue was how heavily strained the supply of available electricity had become across the region under a heatwave, resulting in a situation where several minor problems coincided during the highest-use time of the day and caused a cascading system collapse.

Although the event is commonly known to most locals simply as "the blackout," the period of Aug 14 to Sept 28, 2003 actually saw six major blackouts occur around the world, with ours coming in second most significant by cutting off power to 50 million people.

The fact that people do refer to the date in this way shows just how significant a memory it left with everyone of those affected. Whether people recall it as a frightening and unpleasant experience, a beautiful and freeing one, or (most likely) some mixture of the two depends on who they are and what position they randomly happened to be in at the time.

I vividly remember how quiet that evening was and all the stars that were visible in the sky. It certainly was an usual 2 days.

Duct Tape Bandit Gets Clobbered

The Duct Tape Bandit walked into an Ashland, KY liquor store last Friday demanding cash. The man partially covered his head in duct tape to conceal his identity. Unfortunately, duct tape does not stand a chance against a wooden bat. The store's manager beat the man in the head with a bat he kept behind the counter.

One of the employees then chased the stunned thief out into the parking lot and held him down in a choke hold until police arrived.

The 24-year-old man was charged with first-degree robbery. He almost got away with two rolls of change! He pleaded not guilty and claims he didn't rob the store.

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Universal Health Care in the U.S.

I can never understand why the U.S. is the only country in the West not to have universal health care. Well perhaps I do - the insurance lobby is just to powerful.

Universal health care is affordable, certainly more affordable than the system that currently exists in the U.S. Americans spend 15.3% of GDP on health care but can't provide coverage for everyone. In Canada and France good universal coverage is provided at only 10% of GDP. Costs are higher in the U.S. because administrative costs are so high. Insurers spend on marketing and screening which doesn't exist in a universal system. Administrative costs are at about $1100 per person in the U.S. and only $150 per person in Canada. And let's not forget about the $40 billion in profit made by the insurance industry in 2006.

Americans are concerned about tax increases that would come with universal health care. But Americans would still be ahead because medical bills and premiums would fall.

So what about those waiting times in Canada? Well there are no waiting times for emergency or urgent services. A friend developed a detached retina which was surgically repaired the same day. But if you want to see an ophthalmologist for a routine eye exam you better plan ahead. But other countries with universal systems report no wait times at all.

In a universal system there is no need to get approval for treatment and treatment is never denied. No one is turned for coverage even if they have pre-existing conditions. No one is put into bankruptcy to cover medical bills. The system is not really government run but rather just publicly funded. The government does not interfere with my doctor's practice and hospitals are run by independent boards and not by the Ministry of Health.

Crack Dealers Should Have Return Policies

Another one of these stories. A woman was arrested after she called police to help "get her money back" after she was unhappy with the crack cocaine she purchased.

Juanita Marie Jones, 53, called Rochelle Police late Thursday night after she purchased what she thought was a $20 piece of crack cocaine, according to police reports.

She told officers she broke the rock into three pieces and smoked one, only to discover the drugs were "fake."

She took Officer Joel Quinn and Deputy John Shedd of the Wilcox County Sheriff's Office into her kitchen and showed them the drugs, police said.

She was promptly arrested on charges of possession of cocaine.

Idol: The Musical voted off after 1st night

The Aug. 12 opening night of Idol: The Musical - based on the fan worship of former "American Idol" contestant Clay Aiken - was also the show's closing night.

The new musical, which began previews July 5, has closed. A press statement issued Aug. 13 reads, "Todd Ellis, the producer of Idol: The Musical, has chosen to close the show due to a lack of advance ticket sales, a lack of positive feedback from audience members and critics, and a lack of sustainable financial resources."

Slippers you can dust with

...the only problem is if you are too lazy to get off the sofa and walk around your house.

More Money Than Brains

Ronald Tridico, a 39-year old Florida resident, recently bought a $400,000 Lamborghini Murcielago. A few days after he got it he took it out for a spin. And he crashed it. Because he was drunk. Then he fled the scene of the accident. So not only did he ruin his brand new $400,000 car but he also got arrested.

NASA Goofed

NASA is embarrassed after a Toronto man found an error in their climate reporting. We got some sharp people up here!

The new data mean that the warmest year on record in the US was 1934, not 1998, and skeptics have seized on the story as proof that the whole "global warming" thing is a hoax. Upon hearing the news, the newly navigable passage through the Arctic Ocean immediately refroze.

Dog attack ruled out in death at home of Ving Rhames

Jacob Adams, 40, who is from the Toronto area was found dead on Aug. 3 at the home of Ving Rhames, a friend and mentor, after what appeared to be an attack by two of the actor's mastiff dogs.

But police have dentermined Adams did not die as a result of injuries received from the dogs and an autopsy has failed to determine a cause of death. Previous reports of a heart attack have also since been discounted, and Adams was found to have been perfectly healthy.

Adams, resided at Rhames's Brentwood home for the past two years as a caretaker for the actor's four dogs.

The incident was quick to hit the celebrity gossip websites because Adams was found with dog bites on his upper body and legs, though not on his neck and head. Rhames owns three bull mastiffs, which can weigh about 90 kilograms and are a protective breed, though generally docile under normal circumstances. The mastiffs and an English bulldog were conspicuously removed from the residence by authorities, causing the media to report that Adams had been mauled to death by the animals. Rhames was in the U.K. shooting a movie at the time.

Anal Bleaching

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OMG, this company does anal bleaching! It's Sodom and Gomorrah all over again.

Thanks BG for discovering this.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Rosie in a wet t-shirt is like....[fill in the blank]

Blind Leading the Blind

I got a chuckle out of seeing Jessica Alba filming a movie called The Eye where she plays a blind musician. That's because she is such a bad actor that her films are best left to the blind to view.

OK that was a pretty poor pun. She is going to be in as many as 5 or 6 films this year. Who is buying these tickets?

Left-Handers' Day

Today is Left-Handers Day and I would think that left handed people have to be one of the largest groups on this planet (10% of humans) that are discriminated against. I still remember a grade school teacher trying to force me to write with my right hand. If you have stories to share about being left-handed, please leave a comment here.

Stupid Adulterer Appears on TV

Last week I posted a story about a dumb guy who sends his girlfriend flowers and the florist sends the receipt to his home. The wife sees the receipt, realizing she never got any flowers calls up the florist. (Note to cheaters, pay cash for those flowers.)

To make sure the whole world knows what a stupid adulterer looks like, Leroy Greer (and his wife) appears on the Today Show this morning.

Leroy says, at the time, he had been in the process of getting divorced, but had hoped to reconcile with this wife. Now she’s set on splitting and demanding a much larger settlement (like half of the settlement from the law suit I bet).

Toronto Cop in Police Van Charged with DUI

An OPP officer recently pulled over a swerving van near Barrie to find out that it was an unmarked Toronto police van being driven by an intoxicated Toronto police officer.

The alleged incident occurred on July 25 when an OPP officer on highway patrol south of Barrie began tailing a van heading south on the highway.

According to an OPP occurrence report, the officer noted the vehicle weaving across lanes and failing to signal lane changes, so the officer pulled the driver over, only to learn that Det. Danny Ross of the Toronto holdup squad was behind the wheel.

Who has had 419 vacation days since 2001?

McDonald's is being sued for cheese on hamburger

A man, his mother and his friend are suing McDonald's for $10 million.

The man says he bit into a hamburger and had a severe allergic reaction to the cheese melted on it. Jeromy Jackson, who is in his early 20s, says he clearly ordered two Quarter Pounders without cheese at the McDonald's restaurant in Star City before heading to Clarksburg.

His mother Trela Jackson and friend Andrew Ellifritz are parties to the lawsuit because they say they risked their lives rushing Jeromy to the hospital. The lawsuit alleges Jeromy "was only moments from death" or serious injury by the time he reached the hospital.

McDonald's representatives offered to pay all the medical costs.

The lawsuit seeks damages on two counts of negligence, one count of intentional infliction of emotional distress and one count of punitive damages.

The fast-food giant has been sued before.

In one notorious instance in 1992, Stella Liebeck, a 79-year-old woman from Albuquerque, N.M., sued McDonald's after she suffered third-degree burns from spilling a hot cup of coffee in her lap.

A jury later awarded Liebeck $2.9 million.

Can someone explain this to me

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Going to Pass on this Movie

Rumer Willis daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore is attempting to follow mom and dad into the movies. These shots of her from a film she is making, shows her naked in a back brace and dunce cap. I think I will be passing.