A sad day of note in Canadian political history, as Parliament Hill was under gunfire today. A soldier was also shot at the nearby War Memorial.
Putting the day’s events into perspective though, are Canadians less safe today because of our political leader’s choice to take us to war in Iraq against ISIS? Possibly. That threat shouldn’t mean a single change to our daily lives though, since we don’t alter our behaviour to avoid the much more deadly threat of being killed by a home-grown drunk driver.
I’m collecting reports as this unfolds, because it will be interesting to see who got what wrong.
“Credible sources tell @SunNewsNetwork there may be as many as five active shooters in #Ottawa sunnewsnetwork .ca/sunnews/canada/archives/2014/10/20141022-100348.html “
If I was still in Ottawa, I’d be on the Hill tomorrow, inviting others to watch the partial solar eclipse through my camera.
ADDED 1:25pm SK time (MDT)
A body is seen 2 minutes later:
It’s about damn time someone in the MSM noted the obvious. This isn’t akin to calling Harper a Nazi; It’s about calling a spade a spade. Hijacking news footage for propaganda purposes, is entirely unethical for any political party.
Harper’s latest “nefarious scheme” should be called out for what it is. Too bad this sort of thing isn’t enough to change more minds about him.
Racists who were criticizing the launch of a new mosque in Regina, forced the TV station to remove the news story from their Facebook page, rather than report and delete the offensive comments. Some of the racists were not even from Regina (one persisting is from the deep south).
When will this good-news story be shared again on the Global Regina facebook page so more people know about it?
I blame Canada.
The world lost a really genuine person who tried at least as hard as Jim Carey and Steve Carell, to make everyone laugh.
Aww shucks, Williams was priceless.
Let’s try to use this time to give hope to those with depression, and turn this problem around for countless people.
Added: Williams had an early stage of Parkinson’s, no doubt adding to his depressive state.
John Oliver has it right. Who “gives a shit” if 1 in 4 Americans are wrong about a fact? The “news” should stop polling to find out what proportion of Americans are wrong, unless they want the rest of the world to laugh harder at them.
Do owls exist? Are there hats?
Leave your answer in the comments.
Americans hear this on their news last night.
“Feds Issue Tighter Regulations For Trains Hauling Highly-Flammable Crude”
Canadians are told this of their explosive oil in unsafe train cars.
“B.C. municipality chaffs at railways’ requirement for secrecy about dangerous cargos traveling through town”
You have to wonder if the Harper Conservatives really don’t give a shit if they vapourize a few more Quebecers. Will your town be next?