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Mayor Rob Ford ‘Ford Nation’ this week, very weak indeed, a fail on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE (video below)

Mayor Ford and his clan visited Los Angeles this week where he went to “Promote Toronto” but it clearly failed. Kimmel made him come out looking like a real jerk, which is not difficult for his worship, but he did come across as a good, caring guy, with some personal problems.

Kimmel’s closing remarks were supportive and Mayor Ford should take the advice.

Being an alcoholic is not a laughing matter, nor is it an embarrassing one, it is real, and if he needs help, there is plenty available and his family will lead him in the right direction.

We love that you love Toronto, but please come up with some new slogans, material, it seems all the propaganda you deliver, it is always the same, no matter what show you are on.

One thing really rings true, no matter good or bad publicity, it can be good for the city, and Rob Ford has clearly made Toronto an international city, even though it is an embarrassment to us all.

You can see all four parts HERE or below and follow the links, over million viewers around the world and tons of comments.

He’s so well know around the world now, they don’t even have to say he is the Toronto, Canada Mayor anymore, just Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto and everyone knows where he is from.

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Kermit Gosnell – Late-term abortion doctor facing death penalty for killing babies ‘spinal cord cut with a pair of scissors’

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72,  is facing the death penalty for performing late-term abortions and allegedly killing newborns, as he ‘snips’ the spinal cords to make sure they are terminated (killed.)

I’m no pro-life advocate, but after reading about this monster and what he did, I may not be on the fence anymore.

Gosnell just finished a seven week trial for the murder of viable babies and the murder of one of his patients, Karnamaya Mongar, 41, a Bhutanese refugee,  a low-income women who came into his clinic for an abortion and died on the table.

The jury is to start deliberations today and it is expected it will not take long before they come to a verdict, guilty of all charges.

Gosnell clinic at 3801 Lancaster, Philadelphia

The thing that upsets most, is the absence of coverage this trial has seen. Although the trial is not televised, the American main stream media has been ignoring this horrible trial and maybe it is because of the Boston bombings, as well as the explosions in Texas a few weeks ago.

World wide outrage: Teen father receives 90 day sentence for killing 6 month old daughter

Dylan Kuhn handed a 90 day sentence

Dolores, Colorado – Dylan Kuhn, 19, received a meager sentence of 90 days in prison for killing his daughter after he plead guilty to manslaughter. A 911 call was received, saying a child was not breathing, but on arrival the six months old child,

Sailor Serenity Raine Kuhn

Sailor Serenity Kuhn was dead. The father originally said she had fallen from the bed and hit her head on the floor. At the time he was entertaining friends and drinking and using drugs while his girlfriend had gone to work.

This was back in November 2011, and it was overlooked until a forensic autopsy report indicated the child had “subdural hematomas and hemorrhaging in her optic nerve sheath which was a recent injury.” A medical examiner determined the baby’s injuries were “consistent with a baby being slammed against a soft but unyielding surface similar to that of a firm mattress,” the affidavit states.

Sailor Serenity Raine Kuhn – gone forever only 6 mths

Meanwhile and prior to this weeks sentencing, Kuhn had been charged with another horrendous crime, drinking and driving.

The crown attorney (Russell Wasley) and the defense worked out a plea deal, that would allow the Judge to give him up to four years in jail for Sailor’s death, and would withdraw the DUI. Not bad enough that he admitted to killing his own daughter, he could have killed others by driving while impaired.

District Court Judge Douglas Walker decided on 90 days in prison, four years probation and a parenting class in lieu of a harsher penalty because he did not wish time behind bars to harden the guilty teen.

‘I am giving you the opportunity. Make the best of this opportunity, if nothing else, to honor your daughter’s memory,’ Judge Walker told Kuhn at his sentencing on Tuesday, according to the Cortez Journal.

The crown Russell Wasley was not as pleased and had recommended the full sentence of four years, but was overruled by Judge Walker.

Judge Douglas Walker – 90 day sentence shameful

Many groups are horrified about this sentence and have started on online petition to have Judge Walker removed from the bench for the light sentence he handed down this week.

The even stranger part of all this, his girlfriend/mother (April Coleman, 19)  has supported him from the beginning, and feels he just made a mistake.

When he was sentenced he cried openly in court and said he was told he wasn’t old enough to be a father, and said they were right.

Child activist groups are outraged by the sentence and said, ‘It’s disturbing to see a judge sentence someone who admits causing a child’s death to a sentence you see in misdemeanor cases, reckless driving cases,’ Stephanie Villafuerte, executive director of the Denver-based Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, said to the Denver Post.

And because of jails being full, he may be out within weeks.

Pedro Navarro killer

In another toddler killing in Michigan from 2005, Pedro Navarro was sentenced on Tuesday, September 12/12 to life without parole for the killing of 2-year-old Aiyana Cisneros.

At this point the only answer for Kuhn is for the prosecutor to appeal the sentence to the supreme court to give justice to young Sailor Serenity Kuhn.

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MOM finds solution: How do you identify ‘Quad’ boys in China, ‘Just put numbers on their heads’ makes sense

Mothers know best and when it came to sending them to school, she knew it would be hard to identify her four identical six-year-old boys on the first day she had to do something.

Living in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong province, she decided to number each one by cutting their hair so they would be easily identified using numbers.

Chinese translation – 中文翻译

The boys, named Jiang Yunlong, Jiang Yunxiao, Jiang Yunhan and Jiang Yunlin, are so alike that their parents even struggle to tell the difference.

‘My sons are identical, even to me,’ the boys’ mother Tan Chaoyun told local media. She added,  “Even now, their father can’t tell which one is which.  Sometimes, he punishes the second one for something the third one has done.”

It should be an interesting day at school, and now they can’t blame things on each other.

Just how long will they have the numbers? Or is this the mandatory procedure enforced by the government to all multiples?

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Circumcision for boys, yea or nay, many disagree, some agree, Religious groups insist

Some religious traditions ‘insist’ circumcision on all male boys at birth, is in the news again and the The American Academy of Pediatrics (Chicago) has said they think the procedure is necessary to protect boys from other infections. They also say “The benefits outweigh the risks.”

Researchers have found and said “circumcision lowers the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, genital herpes, human papillomavirus and syphilis.”

There is little, to no evidence of this statement. Many men say that it changes the feelings during vaginal sex, with reports from men who underwent circumcision as adults.

It is commonly a practise employed by religious groups for all Muslim and Jewish boys at birth, where they cut off the foreskin at the end of the penis.

Not all agree with this ‘mutilation’ of the boys and it could cause severe pain. In Jewish circles it is done without any antiseptic, by Rabbi’s,  Mohl,  yet many doctors in North America regularly use some form of pain medication during the procedure.

There are widespread theories of what is best for the child, and parents must make an informed decision before they go ahead with this very common practise.

In most cases, if the father is circumcised, they will do it to their male offspring and vice-versa.

The American Medical programs are thinking of de-funding the practise to save money, but parents must make the final decision based on their knowledge and for religious reasons. Could the trauma of this procedure affect the child later in life?

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Politics: President Obama may ‘move on Syria and take a position on gun restrictions before election’

UPDATE: August 21/2012 – Does President Obama’s statement yesterday in the press conference, at the White House support my prediction?

Even the NY Times has suggested that he will move on Syria if leader Bashar al-Assad  uses chemical weapons (WMD) and tries to use them on his people. The only part they left out, will he do it before the election, if he needs it to win the Presidency.

August 12/2012 – In my opinion, President Barack Obama may take his head out of the sand and make the decision to move and help the people’s of Syria, before the election. His absence of help seems to be clear and yet he does not want to get involved, but it seems to me he is waiting for the right time, when he needs the support from voters.

We all realize that Russia and Libya are friendly, and that may be holding him back, but the election is far more important to him, to overlook the tragedies that are happening in Syria.

It’s a big move and the right one, someone has to help Syria, and who better than the United States of America. At this point in the election (less than three months) timing is everything.

On the issue of gun restrictions, there is no answer or comment from either the President or Mitt Romney and one of them must decide to do the right thing and condemn the automatic weapons, 100-bullet magazines, and take an honest stand on gun restrictions.

Who’s in charge, the Office of the President or the National Rifle Association (NRA?)

Every American has the right to bare arms, but not the type of automatic weapons that have killed so many in the last few months, I can’t think there is anyone who disagrees with that.

The Syria situation is a real embarrassment to the world, and why has no-one come forward to help the children, women and almost 100,000 people have been innocently killed in the last year.

United States is the last hope for the Syrian people, and Obama must help, and I suspect he will, just before the election because he must know he needs something big,  to get the voters clearly back on his side.

Just do the right thing.

And when is President Obama going to announce his vice-president running mate?

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UPDATE: Teens pooling money, buying marijuana as a group, is it legal or illegal?

UPDATE: August 28/2012 – It seems we are getting the same old story reported in a long-term study from London, and the USA, that young people over 18 may be causing more brain damage then they can imagine.
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A new method of buying marijuana has been revealed, where a group of about 10 teens pool their money and then buy the product from one known ‘dealer’ in their area.
Is it legal and what could the ramifications be if they are caught?
Bypassing dealers may seem like a good idea, but how will he feel when he finds out he is losing business? After all, the group is just dealing in small quantities and how could it ever interfere with the big dealers’ business.
But how will the ‘big dealer’ respond to someone cutting into his profits, with reason and compromise?
Top of the wild male marijuana plant

In an unnamed American state, Canadian province, the thinking is the state itself has allowed people to get marijuana medical certificates, and said they can drive while they are impaired under the influence of pot, but strangely cannot reveal a court case that has set a precedent.
Is it because no-one has been caught yet?
But what if someone is driving while under the influence of pot, and let’s say another car hits them?
The person that is not responsible for the accident will likely be charged with impaired driving, and their life will change forever.
To take it a step further, the teens are not concerned about their operation.
They feel it is a small community  (block) and yet they know about the other ‘dealers’ in town. So if any of these teens stop buying from the known ‘dealers’ will they not know about this little group who are taking business away from their sales? And what happens when the regular ‘dealers’ in town find out?
Will they go to the group leader and suggest to rationalize with him about why they should shut-down their little group?
Not likely, these are the cases we read/hear about everyday, where the ‘big dealer’ just goes over and eliminates the competition for good. I don’t think so, are the group members afraid to get caught and go to jail and ruin their futures.
That does not seem to be their biggest obstacle to overcome. We’ve all read about and seen situations where the ‘dealer’ in your area has known customers, and they stop buying on a regular basis, they do find out who is taking their business away.
It does not end in a pleasant fashion, as possibly the known ‘dealer’ may bring a gun and put a stop to someone cutting into his profits.
UPDATE: A study released in Arizona yesterday claims that marijuana used for select medical conditions has no benefits. It doesn’t say who funded the study, was it big pharma, because they are cutting into their pain management business. You decide.

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NYC plans to ban soda, drink sizes simply increase sales, period

New York City – The whole plan to ban any drinks over 16 ounces is a good idea, but it’s just a ruse to stop retailers from increasing sales. NYC’s health department has suggested to eliminate sugary drinks to combat overweight citizens.

Has anyone ever noticed that sugary drinks have just been getting bigger and bigger.  Why do retailers do that? They don’t want people to get fat, they want to make more money.

If they can give you more than you want, they can make more money. And in most cases people don’t want the huge sizes, but they are sucked into these self serving ‘combos’ when people can’t make their own decisions.

Why have the 10 ounce cans become obsolete? I go into a store and want to buy a regular sized can, and I can’t find them anymore. Is that by design, by retailers and merchants?

You bet, they don’t care if you throw the remaining drink away, they got your money already.

I don’t want a  LARGE drink   I just want the 10 ounce (355ml) but it’s hard to find.

Let’s be honest, they do it to increase sales, and most people buy way to much and just think of all the teaspoons of sugar, yes almost 10 in a 20 oz bottle.

The NYC Health Department says:
“The Mayor’s Task Force on Obesity states that “Americans consume 200-300 more calories daily than 30 years ago, with the largest single increase due to sugary drinks.” Obesity has led to a big increase in the prevalence of Type II diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and other problems. The ban would apply to all sugary drinks larger than 16 fluid ounces and will come into effect 6 months after the approval by the Board of Health on June 12.”

But people have already figured out how to beat the system if it passes, just buy two 16 ounces.

It’s like the movie theatres, if you ask for a small popcorn, it will feed the whole family, and if you ask for smaller, they call it ‘kids size’ to embarrass you into not buying it. Within the last decade sizes have just grown and grown.

And so have the patrons.

What about Cappuccino’s and milkshakes, they get a pass?

It won’t solve all problems, but it’s a start.

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