Tuesday, August 28, 2012

One sided media

As I have mentioned topic of "Passive Aggression" before - I couldn't resist the temptation to look at an article on this topic when it popped up.  Unfortunately - it was so one sided as to be offensive - because it  was the big dumb man syndrome.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Responses to NYT - Men, who needs them?

Dr. Helen flagged this op-ed article "Men, who needs them" by a Boise State Biology Prof - Dr. Greg Hampikian in the NYT yesterday.

As offended as I am - can one REALLY take such a writer seriously?  Should we "take the bait" as offered?  It must be an attempt to provoke and indeed it did receive 312 comments over 26 hrs before comments were closed. (Even if it was the last weekend in an August - this does not seem enough!  Perhaps reasonable people have completely stopped reading this supposed "All the news that's fit to print" newspaper.  And who could blame them?)

I gained far more from reading the 312 posted comments than I ever could from the article.  But as Dr. Hampikian is also a member of the Idaho Innocence Project - I do feel sorry for those fellows on Death Row.  I would be even more depressed once I found out Dr. Hampikian was representing me - as it is obvious that he doesn't feel any man is worth the trouble.   In honour of this gratuitous insult I post the equally offensive generalization of women.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

What was he thinking?

What was he thinking? (See video below.) But doesn't this merely highlight the lack of thinking of politicians as well as most men and women? What were they thinking? They weren't. I predict a poor ending for this marriage.

Maygan Sensenberger, appeared disheveled as she sat in court Friday as she was charged with causing a public disturbance and endangering the safety of an aircraft by committing an act of violence during a flight, the Saskatoon Star Phoenix reported. 

The 23-year-old wife of a 69-year-old Liberal senator has been charged with causing a disruption on a plane that landed in Saskatoon Thursday night.  Sensenberger threatened to kill her husband and “take down the aircraft,” a Crown prosecutor said in court.

Sensenberger married Senator Rod Zimmer of Winnipeg almost one year ago in Ottawa.

Or perhaps he was just following Sir Bernie Ecclestone's lead? 
Money is the best aphrodisiac.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Tony Scott - brother of Film Mogel Ridley - jumps off bridge to his death

Huh, I guess wealth doesn't buy happiness either?  Why the famous brother/business partner of Ridley Scott - Tony decided to do this is an open question. Perhaps it was revealed in his undisclosed note. Maybe it had something to do with an unrevealed illness [Update: Denied by family] or trouble in his 3rd marriage with twin boys (they look about 8). Very sad.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

70th Anniversary of WWII Dieppe Invasion

70 years ago today - Aug 18, 1942 - was the start of the Dieppe Invasion - a military disaster that fell almost exclusively on the Canadians but was provided many lessons that made D-Day 2 years later a success.   Of 5,000 Canadians that hit the beach over 900 died and 2,000 were captured.  It was touched to hear that the local French still honour Canada and the dead of this terrible battle.


Friday, August 10, 2012