Friday, April 29, 2011

Viagra and a Pack of Lies

I had to put this up before it disappears, I also linked at Penny's blog for posterity's sake.

I can't help but laugh:

Globe and Mail: source reuters

US envoy says Gadhafi troops suing Viagra to Rape in Rebel Areas

The U.S. envoy to the United Nations told the Security Council on Thursday that troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi were increasingly engaging in sexual violence and some had been issued the impotency drug Viagra, diplomats said.

Several UN diplomats who attended a closed-door Security Council meeting on Libya told Reuters that U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice raised the Viagra issue in the context increasing reports of sexual violence by Colonel Gadhafi’s troops.
More related to this story

* Setbacks suggest Gadhafi's power over western Libya may be slipping
* NATO air strike on Gadhafi compound causes extensive damage

“Rice raised that in the meeting but no one responded,” a diplomat said on condition of anonymity. The allegation was first reported by a British newspaper.

Pfizer Inc’s drug Viagra is used to treat impotence.

If it is true that Col. Gadhafi’s troops are being issued Viagra, diplomats said, it could indicate that they are being encouraged by their commanders to engage in rape to terrorize the population in areas that have supported the rebels.

The use of rape as a weapon during wartime has received increasing attention at the United Nations. Last year, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed a special envoy on sexual violence during armed conflict, Margot Wallstrom.

Earlier this month, Ms. Wallstrom chided the Security Council for failing to mention sexual violence in two recent resolutions on Libya, despite having made the subject a priority.

Ms. Wallstrom said at the time that reports of rape in Libya remained unconfirmed but cited the highly publicized case of Eman al-Obaidi, the woman who burst into a journalists’ hotel in Tripoli last month saying she had been raped by pro-government militiamen.

The International Criminal Court is already investigating whether Col. Gadhafi’s government committed war crimes in its violent crackdown against demonstrators who demanded greater freedoms. The crackdown sparked a rebellion that has turned into a civil war.

The U.S. mission to the United Nations declined to comment.


That Susan Rice would even mention this sort of blatent BS is laughable, hysterical and downright tragic.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Helen Thomas Playboy Interview

Just thought I would stick this here for posterity's sake:

Playboy Interviews Helen Thomas

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ontario Court Nullifies Current Cannabis Laws

Globe and Mail

An Ontario court has struck down Canada’s laws against possessing and growing cannabis as part of a ruling that found the country’s medicinal marijuana program is failing to provide access to the drug for those who need it.


Mr. Justice Donald Taliano of the Ontario Superior Court struck down the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations, arguing they aren’t doing enough to ensure patients can obtain the necessary approvals to use the drug. Simultaneously, he ruled two sections of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act – those that prohibit simple possession and cultivating marijuana – are unconstitutional, since they can be used to criminally charge medicinal users who haven’t been able to obtain such approval.

The ruling means the government must either improve its system for licensing medicinal marijuana patients within 90 days, or it will become legal to use or grow the drug for any purpose. The government can, however, buy itself more time by appealing the ruling.

Although the article at source does use the typical smears and jargon in regards to the use of cannabis, this is an important ruling which I believe could go either way. No doubt the government may simply take this opportunity to trash the entire Medical Marijuana (should be cannabis) program, as it is quite likely that we will be getting another Harper minority. Even if we end up with a Liberal minority, it will be the same thing.

I would just like to add that at the time of this posting the only paper carrying this news was the Globe. Forget the CBC these days, they are entirely useless.

A few other msm sites have chimed in on this - hey it sells, what can I say? The overwhelming response within all comment sections is to simply legalise it across the board.

A slightly less mainstream view can be found here:
Cannabis Culture

Whatever it is worth, I cannot see cannabis being legal within my lifetime. There is way to much money to be made from the current corruption of 'natural' law.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Definition of Stupidity

Brilliant ;)
(well except for the 'stupid' globull warming BS!! Thanks Suzuki - you maroon!!

Link to Google Video

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The OIling of America

Worth the time to listen to.