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US Tainted Canadian Campaign

Did the Tories hire Karl Rove? Canada election: Brothels advert provokes row

The governing Conservative party says in the newspaper adverts that a win on Monday for the Liberal party would mean “brothels in our communities”.

It also warns a Liberal government would legalise marijuana, “making access easier for kids”.

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, whose party leads the polls, said the ads are misleading but his focus is on Canada.

His party has also been running controversial adverts – one has suggested the Conservatives could revoke Canadian citizenship with a new law.

The Conservative adverts about brothels and marijuana ran in Punjabi and Chinese, aimed at those voters in Vancouver and Toronto.

It is highly unlikely that anything the government does, other than handing it out for free, is going to make ‘access easier for kids”. There are already brothels in Vancouver and Toronto, they just don’t advertise. Vice-based political advertising is out-dated, not conservative.

Real conservatives would want the free market to deal with the sale of marijuana and sex, not the government… 😈

October 15, 2015   2 Comments

In Politics

The BBC headline writer referred to it as a Hamlet Moment – Joe Biden: Will he take on Hillary Clinton or not? Very unlikely as the first debate would have been the best entry point for a real run, and CNN made provisions for him, but he showed no interest.

Israel’s Netanyahu urges talks to calm Jerusalem violence. The Palestinians aren’t going to play along anymore. Netanyahu has not honored any of his promises to or agreements with the Obama administration, so Abbas has no reason to believe that he would honor an agreement with the Palestinians.

October 15, 2015   5 Comments

Long Range Winter Forecast

NOAA released its long range prediction: Strong El Niño sets the stage for 2015-2016 winter weather

Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued the U.S. Winter Outlook today favoring cooler and wetter weather in Southern Tier states with above-average temperatures most likely in the West and across the Northern Tier. This year’s El Niño, among the strongest on record, is expected to influence weather and climate patterns this winter by impacting the position of the Pacific jet stream.

It looks like the Northeast is going to get a break after last year’s snowocalypse.

October 15, 2015   4 Comments