Archive for July, 2012

Toronto Maple Leafs new owners ‘change the focus to winning’ what a bunch of ‘Gobbledygook’

Toronto, Canada – Yes the MLSE (Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment) is about to be taken over by Rogers and Bell   in a deal struck last year when the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan sold their part of the organization for $ 3.1 billion.

But to suggest that they now plan on concentrating on winning and getting into the playoffs, is a real joke, to anyone who knows anything about the sports scene in Toronto.

MLSE own the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, AHL Marlies, Toronto FC Soccer team, and the Air Canada Centre. It’s close to being one of the most successful sports franchises in the world, money wise, and yet have had very little success on the field or the ice recently.

The Leafs haven’t made the NHL playoffs since 2004, although the Toronto Marlies advanced and lost the AHL Calder Cup final just last year.

The Raptors haven’t been to the playoffs since 2007 when they won the NBA Atlantic division, and haven’t visited the playoffs since 2008.

This new concept ‘on winning’ seems a little, too little, too late.

But then the Toronto sports fans just put up with it, and keep buying the tickets, and keep watching and hoping for a winning combination.

Will it happen? We hope so, but hope is all we have to offer and yet the MLSE just keeps getting richer and richer. We haven’t seen a Stanley Cup since 1969 and still the Air Canada Centre is the most sold-out arena in North America.

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Danny Boyle: Amazing chopper flight pass of the Queen and James Bond (Daniel Craig) at the London 2012 Olympics ‘Video’

Danny Boyle, 56,  Academy Award winner for movie of the year, Slumdog Millionaire directed the opening ceremonies at the Olympics in London 2012, and did a smashing job.

If you missed it, you missed the best part of the opening ceremonies, it is here for the time being.

There is no way of knowing how long this video will stay up on YouTube but if you missed it, it was the best part.

Boyle did an amazing job as expected and deserves an award for his efforts.

How did Danny Boyle ever get  Queen Elizabeth II, 86,  to ever agree to this little fantasy?

It was truly memorable and exciting up to the moment when (it appeared) the Queen was jumping from the Royal Chopper. (it was a stunt double, of course)

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Parents of Canadian student, dismembered in Montreal, offers ‘Sympathy’ to accused killer

The mother of Jun Lin, 33, (Chinese National) offered forgiveness ‘sympathy’ to accused killer Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, who has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Jun Lin last month in Montreal.

Zhigui Du offered ‘Sympathy’ to the murderer at the funeral of her son who loved his new country, while he studied at Montreal’s Concordia University.

The funeral had been delayed because after the dismemberment many of the body ports were missing and had to be brought together.

Magnotta is in a Montreal jail awaiting trial.

Magnotta was alleged to have sent his body parts to local political parties and sent some body parts to a school in Vancouver, Canada.

He is in jail in Canada after he escaped to Berlin just after the murder and was extradited back to Canada a few weeks later.

Father Henry Rodriguez, who presided over the emotional ceremony, called Jun a loving and considerate son who loved life and said was killed in an “evil act”.

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Toronto Police Service: Gun violence – Just a bunch of buzz words, will they amount to anything?

Toronto Police Service Chief Bill Blair held a news conference today,  announcing a new ‘strategy’ on how to get control of the gun violence in the City of Toronto.

The city has 17 Divisions and they plan on redirecting patrols to different areas of the city at anytime, when trouble breaks out. Extending existing eight-hour shifts to 12 hours, he plans on increasing patrols to community events like the Caribbean Festival, where he will assign almost 500 officers. All officers will be asked to work longer shifts, (compulsory overtime) which puts them at risk, and has the Toronto Police Association given the Chief their blessing?

This sounds like double talk and buzz words, to let the public think they are doing something to protect the citizens. Buzz words such as, initiatives, resources, partners, innovations and outreach, all have one thing in common, they don’t mean anything to the criminals who are murdering our citizens.

He wants the public to “Feel safe” and hopes that they are safe.

What will the criminals do to bypass this ‘initiative’ will they just move somewhere else, where police cannot find them.

Why was Chief Blair not asked about ‘Stop and Frisk’ a program that appears to be working in New York City. It allows the police to ask anyone they find to be suspicious, to search them for guns at anytime.

The Chief was asked if he supports putting cameras into TCHC (Toronto Community Housing Corp) where many of this gun violence is taking place, at the moment there are very few cameras in TCHC housing units. He danced around that and said it’s not up to him, but thinks it would be best to have more cameras.

There still is apprehension by the public in the trouble areas of the city to report anything they know or see, including the recent deadly shootings at Scarborough’s Danzig Street.

Another option put forward is to evict persons convicted of drug and gun violence from TCHC properties.

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Filming police on the job, in the public outside, it’s ok, in the USA, how about Canada?

Anaheim, California  – Times have changed, technology has changed, the world has changed. So filming police in public areas (outside) while they are working or arresting someone, while they are on duty, is supported by the ‘First amendment of the United States.’

This issue came to a head, during a protest march and the police shooting death of an unarmed young man in Anaheim, over the weekend.

It all started when police approached Manuel Diaz and he started to run but police are not sure why, and for some reason Diaz was shot dead.

The next night locals came out to protest, and police started firing rubber bullets into the crowd after a burning dumpster was pushed towards the officers.

The whole protest was filmed by several citizens, and it was alleged several officers offered “to buy the videos from them,” but no-one sold their cell phone videos to the police.

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)

I had always thought police would only shoot someone if their life, or someone elses life was in danger. Taser guns were initially brought about because police wanted another option when they didn’t want to use deadly force.

Since the addition of the taser guns, it seems now police are using these devices when someone does not comply instead of the original purpose when they were brought onto the scene.

I recently saw a video clip of two bulky police officers throwing a man to the ground after he was involved in a car wreck and very disabled, he did not comply, so they tased him several times. Could they not have wrestled him to the ground with their large stature, instead of using a taser gun?

In Toronto, only supervisors are allowed to carry the taser guns, let’s hope it stays that way, as the track record shows clearly, police are misusing these devices.

No matter what they say I would follow my instincts and if the police ask me to move back, I would do so. There are certainly places in the USA I would not record police on the job, but that is a decision each individual must make.

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UPDATE: Colorado Theatre Shooting: James Egan Holmes ‘Many faces of Pure evil’ suspect in court yesterday


Colorado – The stoic look of James Egan Holmes, 24, was a reminder yesterday, of how one person can change the life of all Americans, in three short minutes.

He stormed into the Batman Premiere showing of Batman: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ and killed 12 innocent victims and shot another 60 without notice.

Aurora, Colorado had seen tragedy before, almost fifteen years ago with the Columbine shooting, and then just last year with the shooting of congresswoman Gaby Giffords.

Are the American people fed up yet, is this the final straw, will people realize that automatic guns and military weapons should not be available, to the general public.

The Second amendment of The United States reads:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Have we all forgotten about the “Brief history of United States of America”  from the Academy Award winning film Bowling for Columbine. In recent days after the shooting in Colorado, gun sales have increased by over 40%, why?

In the last few days gun shop owners have noticed line-ups at their doors each morning just like Walmart or Target outlets.

Did the Founders ever envision the use of an AR-15  rifle which has an automatic clip of 100 shots, which can be fired in one minute. They can be used in any kind of innocent attach, at anytime, on it’s citizens.

Does this bring about the question of whether automatic 100 per minute military style weapons should be made available in the USA?

What’s the position of President Obama and Presidential candidate Mitt Romney of the banning of these “Human killing machines”

What possible advantage are these weapons for the American public?

Holmes appeared in court yesterday looking like a cartoon character out of a violent video game, with his bright red and orange hair ‘The Joker’ and sitting there looking straight at the Judge with a very strange psychotic look. He may plead insanity, but he clearly knows right from wrong, but just may be determined extremely mentally ill.

Obama has stated all Americans MUST buy health insurance, and he indicated over three years ago he wanted to put restrictions on assault rifles like these, but what happened, the restrictions lapsed, and were never re-instated by the Obama Government and the Congress.

Will this question be brought up at the Presidential Debates in the fall?

Will the reporters have the balls to ask the big question? “What’s your position on banning automatic assault rifles?”

Not likely, why?

They are afraid of the NRA (National Rifle Association, since 1871)  and afraid if they take on the ban, elimination of these, people killing machines, they may lose votes from gun owners.

There’s no doubt USA citizens have the right to protect themselves in their homes and elsewhere, but if everyone in that Aurora, Colorado Theatre had  a concealed weapon, would that have stopped the massacre?

Many, many more would have been killed and injured, does that sound unreasonable?

How can the public support the current laws?

Not safe in a park,  Congresswoman Gaby Giffords, not safe at a University, high school,  not safe at a movie theatre, where you relax and go into fantasy land.

Voters and citizens, even gun owners, must admit, this has to stop.

The politicians have to stand up and do the right thing.

This MUST be the last, the very last incident of such a slaughter of innocent citizens, children and adults alike.

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UPDATE: Ashleigh Banfield (who’s that) CNN’s ‘Early Start’ just plain ‘Goofy’ she won’t last

(COPY) UPDATE: July 14/2012 – One of the biggest hits I get on my site, seems to be for you guessed it, Ashleigh Banfield. Since she wasn’t on air this morning on Early Start everyone is searching to see if she has been fired.  (at least everyone will be at work at 11AM) That is if she really has been moved to 11am daytime slot, but just have her read the news and not comment and do interviews.

I haven’t been able to confirm it, but she is bouncing all over the place, and maybe she is on vacation.

Wasn’t Ted Baxter from Mary Tyler Moore show, afraid to take vacation because whomever replaced him might do a better job and he would never return.

Ted Knight was a character, playing a part, not real, but he reminds me of Ashleigh Banfield and many on news shows today.

It wouldn’t take much for someone to do a better job than Banfield, but then maybe CNN likes that.

Whether she is on vacation or taken off Early Start, I can’t believe it, I’m missing her. I enjoyed seeing her screw up, and make a fool of herself. But I’m sure she will be back at CNN, I bet she signed a long contract.

The new people on Early Start are boring, and just read the script, it’s no fun at all.

Check this interview out  (if you can stomach it) on Mediaite with Congressman Joe Walsh (R) – Illinois, she really blew it. I don’t think Walsh lost it, she did as usual.

“Ashleigh, Ashleigh, Ashleigh” says Walsh, but Banfield says “I play the adversary” in the interview, it seems she is acting as campaign manager for Iraq War Vet Lt. Col. Tammy Duckworths (D) Illinois,  she should appear neutral, but then it is CNN. And if you visit her website you will see what Walsh is talking about, war vet, war vet. I respect war vets too, but don’t just run on that fact alone. Duckworth is a “True Hero.”

You might what to see everything that Mediaite has to say about Ashleigh Banfield, I think her limit staying with any outlet is about two years, and she’s Canadian or at least she was.

UPDATE: March 5/2012 – The gift that just keeps giving and yet, Ashley Banfield is still on the air. Today, in reference to a comment about Rush Limbaugh, suggesting that a College student was a ‘slut and a prostitute’ because she wants the government to pay for her birth control. Banfield made a comment directly to Limbaugh saying, “shut your cake hole” and she still works for CNN?


UPDATE: February 27/2012 – (6:06am) Ashley finally got it right, this morning, when she actually said,“Because I’m an idiot,”  talking about the Academy Awards. She was referring to Hugo, as an ‘animated film?

I couldn’t believe this is the first time since I have read a review about this new show “Early Start” on CNN.

They do stay away from the 98% news about the Presidential election, but this Ashleigh Banfield is just plain “Goofy”as she has been, everywhere else.

UPDATE: Friday, February 17/2012 – CNN actually put her on primetime during the day yesterday and the rest of the public has now seen how ‘goofy’ she really is. The hits have gone crazy, everyone looking up Banfield.

What happened to American Morning? I don’t think the other reporter, Zoraida Sambolin, is quite as bad, but I’ll be surprised if CNN keeps this pair in the morning slot. The morning shows are usually one of the most important shows on TV or radio, but then maybe CNN doesn’t care.

But that’s what I don’t understand, isn’t it their job to get people to watch a show instead of not watching. If you have Ashleigh on any show, people are going to stop watching, like we did when she was on CourtTV, she was just terrible.

Checkout what NYPOST had to say about the pair, it wasn’t as nice. She drives people away, she doesn’t bring viewers in.

This morning she was interviewing a guest, and he said “Did you just say CRAP?” And she said, “Yes.”

She really thinks she is ‘hot stuff’ check out her own website HERE.

UPDATE: February 7/2012 – Just after this terrible tragedy, Banfield interviewed the sister (of Susan Powell still missing) and aunt of the two young boys killed when their father Josh Powell killed them at his home. Powell was a suspect in the murder of their mother Susan, in 2009 but was never arrested, until he had a supervised home visit with the boys on Sunday, when he ‘clubbed’ the boys with a hatchet, and set his house ablaze, killing them all.

Banfield asked the sister, Denise Cox, today, “Is your family … are you all Okay,” and of course she said “umm .. NO.” For that alone, Banfield should be fired, how disgustingly incentive.

Just plain GOOFY, but then with CNN, you never know. Just watch one morning, and you can decide for yourself.

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Colorado Theatre shooting, 12 dead, does the ‘main stream media’ encourage such tragedies?

Colorado, USA – The 6000 armed/full body armoured shooter in the slaughter yesterday at Century 16 Theatre in Aurora, Colorado, 12 dead over 30 injured, does the main stream media have a part in this tragedy?

It was just wall to wall coverage all day on TV, radio, and in the newspapers, as incorrect information leaked out from the internet as well.

At the 7 pm (MST) news conference by Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates, you could tell by watching, Chief Oates was clearly trying to stay away from talking about the suspect, or giving any info about him. The media questions, concentrated on the suspect instead of the survivors, and it seemed like for the first time in a mass shooting, they wanted to keep the suspects name forgotten, not glorify this evil, mentally ill man.

The next news conference will be at 2pm (MST) 4 pm (EST) Saturday.

I think this is a good start, but it will never last?

One news media outlet says, “They will not mention the suspects name,” but we all know everyone will be looking to find out more about him.

And with the internet, you can find anything you want, it will not become the norm, sadly. The media are usually asking the questions that the public want to know, and that’s why they zero in on the suspect.

There was an interview on CNN’s Piers Morgan last night, where he interviewed the two parents, (Jamie Rohrs and Patricia Legarreta) that took their toddler to the movie premiere. The first question he asked, which twitter followers wanted to know, was, “Why did you take your toddler to a midnight movie.” He quickly stepped past that and asked them questions about how they escaped alive. The interview was very compelling and touching and I’m sure CNN will be showing it again this weekend, don’t miss it.

While watching their replies, especially the young man, it appeared he was suffering from PTSD while he was emotional and cried nearly throughout the entire interview. The horror of how to get out of the theatre and save his family. They experience it for about three minutes, our militaries experience it all day, everyday they are deployed in combat regions around the world.

It reminded me this was almost like what the military experience everyday in wars around the world, and some wonder why military are coming home in such bad shape.

Even the Chief of Police of Aurora, Dan Oates, had problems when he talked about what his officers had seen in the movie theatre, after the slaughter.

I agree, we must stop glorifying these few people who do such horrendous acts to put fear in the public, and the main stream media just laps it up. Can all media stop reporting the history, and names of these nut jobs, not likely?

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