Wednesday, March 31, 2010

MP Helena Guergis is a disgrace... How stupid does she think Canadians are?




MP Helena Guergis and her coke-head drunk-driving husband former MP Rahim Jaffer have been all over the news lately. Him with his exercising of his get-out-of-jail-free-card apparently given to all members of the so-called "political upper-crust" of Canadian society. And her with her un-punished lashing of Airline Security Staff for putting her through the normal security protocols that everyone has to go through. Not to mention her elitist attitude driving her into calling Prince Edward Island a "hellhole".

Well, the latest drama that's coming out in regards to this disgrace of a Canadian Political Power Couple, is how Guergis has been getting her staff to send letters "undercover" to various publications around the country, with the goal of defending her under the guise of being Jane-public-average-citizen (please see below for copies of the actual letters). The letters start by defending Guergis against the various lashes that she got from some article from the news publication, and then continues to go on and on about various accolades that she's received, how she's a great MP, and also how her and her husband are great Canadians and etc.





The 2010 Ontario Sunshine List is Out! Here's The Link...




------- **Update** -------
If you're looking for the 2011 Ontario Public Salary Disclosure (for 2010), it was just released (at 1:45pm on March 31st 2011) at the following link: Public Sector Salary Disclosure 2011 (Disclosure for 2010).

Also, in case you're interested, I took the liberty of pulling the 2011 Ontario Sunshine list into a Microsoft Excel file so that you can have fun slicing and dicing the data.  You can find the link to this Excel file at the following page: 2011 Ontario Sunshine List in Excel! Courtesy of jackandcokewithalime....
------- **End Update** -------

The 2010 Ontario Public Salary Disclosure (for 2009) is finally out!!!

Here's the link in case you are interested:

Rape Video Games from Japan have gone Viral Worldwide???




Apparently there is a craze going on in Japan and all over the world in regards to these new "hentai" video games (well, new to us, not to Japan) that put the player in the role of the rapist, who gets points by going into dark and dangerous places, and repeatedly attacking and raping women...

Terrorist Group Hutaree ‘Christian Warriors’ had Horrifying Plans for Michigan




A Militia group based in the US who called themselves the Hutaree, meaning ‘Christian Warriors’, had major plans for a horrifying massacre in Michigan and the eventual overthrow of the US Government.

I caught this story on CNN.com yesterday and I’m surprised it didn’t get much attention… Anyway, the story included a link to the actual Grand Jury Indictment PDF file, so I took a quick read, and man did it ever paint a nightmarish picture of what the Hutaree Militia had planned… And the really scary thing is that they had already made a lot of progress in their plan, and the next major steps were scheduled to happen soon. Luckily law enforcement stepped in when they did, or things could have gone a very different way in the next couple of weeks.





Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Don Cherry Story is a Winner!! Up Yours, Montreal Canadiens! ;)




Just kidding Montreal... But after watching Don's story, you can't help but be pissed at those relentless Montreal Canadiens.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Keep Your Head Up, Kid - The Don Cherry Story - Part 1 was Great!




I just finished watching Part 1 of CBC's Keep Your Head Up, Kid - The Don Cherry Story, and I thought it was great!

I've always wondered myself about Don's story, and there's nothing better than a movie like this to truly show us how Don grew into the Canadian Hero that he is today.

How to Disable that Stupid Rogers "Quick Start Menu"



If you have Rogers Cable TV, then you probably noticed that now when you hit the "GUIDE" button, that new Rogers Quick Start Menu comes up. And as a result, in order to get to the actual TV Guide, you now have to press the GUIDE button twice.

I remember the first time I saw it, I was interested and I went around and tried out everything that was available within it...

But let me just say that that initial excitement and interest quickly changed into annoyance, frustration and anger, and an eventual realization that the entire purpose of that Quick Start Menu was to enable another area for Rogers to feed us ADs...

Good Riddance Kerry Fraser! The Worst Referee in NHL History!!





Kerry Fraser is no doubt the worst Referee in NHL History, and him announcing his retirement is the best thing to happen to the game in a long time.

Here's the story from the Toronto Sun:

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ann Coulter is a Sexist, Racist, White Supremacist Bigot!! And that's a fact.





Did that get your attention? Well, it's true! If you're wondering why there's been all this drama around Ann Coulter coming to Canada to make speeches at various venues, I will tell you why.

Will Jordan Manners' Killers Get Away with Murder?





Now this is a tricky one... This is one of those cases where even though there is clear evidence (at least in my opinion) that a person committed the crime; it can't be used because it was obtained via a violation of one's rights...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What's wrong with the Police in Vancouver & Victoria??!!!




Already we heard about the Vancouver Police who beat that innocent Asian fellow for no reason other than the fact that he was the wrong Asian in the wrong place at the wrong time (for that story see The Police are Out of Control!)...

But now we're hearing about this latest Police Beating that was captured on video and posted on YouTube about Victoria Police beating citizens who had already voluntarily surrendered??

Here's the video.

Synthetic Marijuana (AKA K2/Spice) a Legal Replacement for Marijuana?




Apparently the latest "drug" going around in the US & Canada is a legal replacement for Marijuana referred to as "K2" or "Spice" (or "Scary Spice" by some Anti-Drug groups).

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Video Games in Toronto Libraries???




Wow, if they only had that back in the day, then I wouldn't have been lying to my parents when I told them I was going to the library -when really I was at the neighbourhood tuck shop destroying people at Street Fighter 2!!!

Well, it's true.. Toronto Libraries are looking to start a video games program where people can borrow video games like they do books, and also they're looking to start video game events, all to attract young people back to the library.

How to run for Toronto City Council or Mayor of Toronto




Wow, I'm impressed!

You've now moved from just "talking" about how messed up things are down at City Hall, and you've decided that you're going to look into running for Toronto City Council or Mayor yourself. Because hey, there's no better way to execute the changes that you feel are required, then to do it yourself. I mean, how many times have we been disappointed by Politicians who said they were going to do something, or stand for something, and then as soon as they get in, they change into the exact person that we were trying to remove...

I understand completely. And believe me, the thought has crossed my mind a million times to throw my hat in the ring and go for it, and who knows, maybe I will in the future (when I have money). But until then, I'm content to lash politicians daily on jackandcokewithalime, and even to groom potential candidates who are looking to make a run.

As such, I've gone ahead and done some research into exactly what's required in order to run for Toronto City Council or Mayor, and I've pulled a summary of those requirements here for your reading pleasure. If you're not interested in running for Council or Mayor, then hey, this will just give you some great insight into what it takes to get the job (aside from winning an election).

Toronto Traffic Police Can Make $190 Minimum per Traffic Ticket Issued!!!





As a follow up to my previous post, Toronto Police: Traffic Enforcement More Lucrative than Murder Investigations..., I did some quick calculations to determine exactly how much Toronto Traffic Cops make on a per ticket basis.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Toronto Police: Traffic Enforcement More Lucrative than Murder Investigations...




No wonder Toronto Police are so quick to want to infringe on our Rights and Freedoms in order to "catch up" with their investigations... They're too busy working on Traffic Enforcement to be focussed on REAL crimes.. But who can blame them? Traffic Enforcement is far more lucrative for them than REAL Police work...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Hospital Deathbed Robbing Scumbag Is Calling and Taunting the Toronto Police!!




I'm sure you heard about those 2 scumbags who robbed that dying elderly lady at the Toronto East General Hospital the other day, but if you didn’t, here's the story from the Toronto Star, One man arrested, another sought in hospital deathbed theft.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Did you see that Retaliation Hit by Wisniewski?? Here it is!



Wow!! Did you see that Retaliation Hit by Wisniewski on Seabrook?? My God!! He destroyed him!!

Seabrook did try and take Perry's head off, but damn!! He got lessoned!

Here's the video:

Toronto Mayoral Candidate Sarah Thomson Looking to Toll Torontonians into Oblivion...




Yes, Sarah "The Toll Booth" Thomson is looking to add road tolls on the Gardiner and the DVP if she's elected the next Mayor of Toronto. But, she's not looking to hit users for $1 each way, she's looking to hit them for $5 each way! $10 a day to drive on the DVP and the Gardiner??? She must be crazy!! And the last thing that this city needs is a Mayor who is looking to increase the amount of money Torontonians have to pay to live and work in this city.

Toronto City Councillors giving Donations from Tax Payers' Wallets??




Don't get me wrong, I'm all for giving donations, and this post is in no way me saying don't give donations...

But something just seems a bit fishy about Toronto City Councillors giving out donations in their names, but paid for by the tax paying citizens of Toronto..

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

18 Cell Phones with the Highest Radiation...




CNET has just come out with their list of the 20 Cell Phones with the Highest Radiation... I took their list and I removed the duplicates (which were based on the carrier), and have a list of the Top 18 Cell Phones with the highest radiation.

Am I the only person who thought that Avatar was Boring??



Wow, did he just say that Avatar was boring?? Yes, I did!


Look, maybe my expectations were set so high (having to wait forever to finally watch the darn movie), that it didn't have a chance... I was expecting not only the world, but the entire universe, and how could any movie possibly deliver on that..

Well, if it was as good as people made it out to be, then maybe it should have given me the universe..

Monday, March 15, 2010

City of Toronto Not Paying for Corey Haim's Funeral After All



A Spokesperson for The City of Toronto has just come out and said that the city is NOT paying for Corey Haim's funeral.

Here's the story from the Toronto Sun:

Sunday, March 14, 2010

City of Toronto Paying for Corey Haim's Funeral



Access Hollywood is reporting that Corey Haim's Mom, Judy Haim, told them that the City of Toronto is picking up the bill for Corey's funeral..

Here's the story:

Saturday, March 13, 2010

NBC May Rescue 24!!!




It's looking like a dumb move by Fox, may end up becoming a huge win for NBC, a network that needs a win real badly right now after the whole Conan-Leno fiasco..

Friday, March 12, 2010

16 Critical Toronto City Council Votes, and How your Councillors Voted...




The Toronto City Council votes many times a month on various issues that impact Torontonians. Councillor Rob Ford has captured the results of these votes and how each Councillor voted on his website at Council Votes.

I took a look at the votes, and I pulled out 16 that I felt Torontonians would be most curious about today. Take a look at the Votes, the Results and who actually voted FOR or AGAINST the issues, and see if your Councillor truly is representing your best interests.

The 2010 Top 10 Richest People in the World, and in Canada





Forbes just released their list of the Richest People in the World, and Bill Gates is not on top of that list... It's not a surprise though, as it's well known that he's been giving away his fortune to charities... He has nothing left to prove..

But if you were assuming that Warrent Buffet was #1, then you are wrong!

Here's the list:

24 is Cancelled?? No!!!




No, I'm not joking!! News reports are coming out that Fox has decided to cancel 24, making this season its last...

Here's the story from canoe.ca:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Harper Looking to Take Away Canadians' Basic Rights and Freedoms




Well folks, we are now footsteps away from becoming Communist Russia or even Nazi Germany, if Prime Minister Harper and his Government get their way with their latest proposal...

News is coming out that the Harper Government is looking to remove our most Basic of Rights and Freedoms, namely:

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice. (Section 7 of Charter)

Everyone has the right to be secure against unreasonable search or seizure. (Section 8 of Charter)

Everyone has the right not to be arbitrarily detained or imprisoned. (Section 9 of Charter)

The Joke's on us Torontonians, eh Mayor Miller?



Wow, he sure got us!! And his timing... Oh, it was so perfect, wasn't it?

Yeah, we've just come off of a horrible global economic crisis, there's a recession, people have lost their life savings, people are fighting to keep their jobs, fighting to keep their pensions, fighting to keep their homes, pay their mortgages, pay for the children, pay for their rising tuitions, land transfer tax, vehicle registration tax, plastic bag fees, smart energy meters, Harmonized Sales Tax... We are being beaten and beaten, and every time we try to get up, we get kicked back down..

Then, we're given a budget, a budget that has "cut out all of the fat", and still it requires a 4% property tax increase, increases in user fees that will directly impact our children and our families, day care cost increases, even hidden behind-the-back - hit Bell and Rogers for maintenance fees and they download it directly to the customer - taxes...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Corey Haim has Died.... RIP..



TMZ is reporting that Corey Haim died of an accidental overdose this morning...

Here's the story: Corey Haim found dead

"Actor Corey Haim died this morning of an apparent overdose -- possibly accidental -- according to LAPD. He was 38.

Haim also reportedly was in and out of rehab 15 times, but cleaned up in 2004 after moving to Toronto."



My condolences to his Family, Friends and all of his Fans...

--jackandcockewithalime


(Image:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c9/Corey_Haim.jpg
Wikipedia Copyright http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en )

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Another Example of Crown & Judge Corruption in Ontario Courts...



Wow, it must be so great to be above-the-law!! Everyday we see examples of people who have that privilege, and yet nobody says anything about it, nobody does anything about it, and it just continues to go on like it's expected..

Well, it's time to start asking those tough questions to the enablers of this corrupt above-the-law treatment. I can't blame the actual people who have the privilege... It's not their fault that they are able to exploit the Corrupt Leaders we have in our Justice System. Anyone who was in a similar situation would do the same, and how can you blame them?

It's the enablers that need to be weeded out, and in this case, we should start with Crown Attorney Marie Balogh and Ontario Court Justice Doug Maund. Let’s take a look at exactly what happened, and see if their actions justify them continuing to be our Crown Attorney and Ontario Court Justice going forward.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Rob Ford Video Shows All Disgraceful Toronto City Councillor Perks!!



Rob Ford released a video on YouTube where he went through his various Toronto City Councillor Perks, explaining exactly what each one is, and how our beloved City Councillors continue to exploit these perks every year.  This video is a MUST WATCH for all Toronto Tax-Paying Citizens!

If you haven't read my post, Toronto City Councillors Believe they're Above Paying Taxes..., check it out.  It's a great preamble to this video.

Here it is:

Ordering Online & Shipping from China is Cheaper than Buying Local...



You know things are screwed up when you can buy a product from China, have it shipped across the world to your home address, and still have it be 10 times cheaper than crossing the street and buying it from your local store...

Now, for those of you who are already doing this, this story is probably years late... But it didn't really "hit home" for me until a buddy of mine got a package from China, and I inquired as to what exactly he ordered..

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Watch for the Price of Tim Hortons Coffee to Skyrocket Soon... :(



Well well, so the news is out that Timmy's is planning to expand their operations in Canada and the US, testing out a new "upscale" format...

Yes yes... When you say "upscale", I hear "expensive" through my reality-translator. You know, the same coffee but at 5 times the price -except now there's a fireplace in the restaurant!! Wow, what a deal!!  (What's that symbol for sarcasm again?)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Anaheim Ducks GM being Sued for Smashing Woman with Chair!!!



TMZ is reporting that Anaheim Ducks GM, Bob Murray, is being sued for smashing a TV Stage Manager with a chair after they lost to the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of last year's NHL Playoffs...


Here's the story:

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Toronto City Councillors Believe they're Above Paying Taxes...



Everyday it's something new with these City Councillors of ours... If they're not lashing the public for no reason in budget meetings, they're scoffing at even the idea that they should have to pay taxes on their benefits like every other citizen does..

Here's the story (from the Globe and Mail):

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Leafs deal Ponikarovsky to Penguins!



Well, we all knew it was coming...

The Toronto Star just reported that the Leafs have dealt Alexei Ponikarovsky to the Pens!

Here's the story:

Ponikarovsky traded to Penguins after Leaf loss

"The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Alexei Ponikarovsky to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Luca Caputi and defenceman Martin Skoula."

When they said that he was a healthy-scratch for tonight's game, I think we all figured that something was going to happen...

--jackandcokewithalime

Toronto City Councillor Paula Fletcher's Budget Meeting Outburst Video is Out!!



The National Post just released the video footage of Toronto City Councillor Paula Fletcher's shameful outburst at last night's Public Operating Budget Consultation (the story:  Communist Toronto City Councillor Paula Fletcher Disgraces Herself at Budget Meeting).

The video actually starts about 2 minutes before the audio content we heard earlier today from NewsTalk 1010 (Paula Fletcher Budget Meeting Audio MP3).  It's worth the watch if you're following the story.. 

Here it is, enjoy!

Communist Toronto City Councillor Paula Fletcher Disgraces Herself at Budget Meeting



The former Communist Party of Manitoba Leader Paula Fletcher (yes, it's true!!!), showed her true colours at last night's Public Operating Budget Consultation at City Hall.

You see, City Councillors are use to having meetings with only yes-men supporters and lobbyists, whose only goal is to kiss their feet and not to question their actions.

This time at this meeting however, many concerned tax paying citizens showed up - upset about the latest budget and the increases in User Fees and Taxes across the board (while services provided in return only decreased) - and demanded answers.

Well, Commie Paula Fletcher decided that instead of answering the actual questions posed to her by the public, she would berate and insult them instead by throwing constant red herrings at them which had nothing to do with the questions. Her main tool in her responses to the public was to just scream louder when they asked questions and questioned her answers, and eventually threatened them by asking for their names...

Monday, March 1, 2010

Russian Fans were going for Canada in Gold Medal Game!!



Did you see that Russian Fan with the Russian Flag that said "GO CANADA" on it??


That was just so awesome!  It seems that everyone was going for Canada in that Gold Medal game!!

--jackandcokewithalime


(Image:
Taken off of a TV showing the Gold Medal game)