Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Mayor Ford Ignored The Obvious

When the mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, was kicked out of office by a judge last week, I was initially shocked. All this over a little $3,150 donation to a worthy cause? Now that I have read an article that gave more history to the issue, I am surprised he did not get booted out […]

Guard Dogs? Ya, Right!

Detectives investigating a shooting were greeted by two “guard dogs”, but they were not dogs. The 1.75-metre alligators were kept in a room with some marijuana plants and hissed at detectives who opened the door. Police Find Alligators ‘Guarding’ Marijuana Growing Operation Near … Police also found a stripper pole inside the home, the suspect’s […]

Oil Man and Astronaut

Larry Hagman has died at the age of 81. Although he was best known as J.R. Ewing in the TV series Dallas, I will remember him best as “Master” in “I Dream of Jeannie”. Hagman died at a Dallas hospital of complications from cancer, said the statement posted on Hagman’s official web site early Saturday. […]

Basketball Noise Complaint Rejected

As per my previous post about a neighbour’s complaint that a young basketball player was making too much noise, the Ministry of the Environment has rejected the woman’s complaint. The ruling stated that legal intervention is warranted only when an excessive use of one’s property causes substantial inconvenience beyond what others in the vicinity can […]

But We Would Still Like You To Make A Donation

A student attending a prestigious private high school was expelled on the final day of school. He had been caught smoking an illegal substance. Until that day he had been a model student. His parents say they spent over $200,000 to send their son to the school for 6 years. They also made additional donations […]

Our Brains Are on a downward slope

You know that co-worker that seems to be missing some important brain cells? Well, they might be. In a study recently published in the journal Trends in Genetics, Dr. Gerald Crabtree argues that human intelligence peaked at the time of hunter-gatherers and has since declined as a result of “genetic mutations” that have slowly eroded […]

some thieves are very creative

Some crooks get very creative. Here are two examples of theft involving cars, where the thief did not steal the car. Example # 1 – just steal the headlight Turns out that the fancy headlights of some Porsche models are just perfect for indoor growing of marijuana plants. They are just the right type of […]