Archives: Canada

I have seen the future of academia, and it is North Korea

December 2, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on I have seen the future of academia, and it is North Korea | Filed in: Canada, Culture, Education, Environment, global warming, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Religion, Science.

Keep this article in mind the next time someone tells you that the “science” of global warming is settled because “95% of scientists agree it’s so, therefore, it must be so”. It was the fall of 2011, and I was teaching English at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in North Korea. Two hundred and seventy young men, • Read More »

Why are Canadian Environmental Protestors So Violent?

October 17, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Why are Canadian Environmental Protestors So Violent? | Filed in: alternative fuels, Business, Canada, Crime, Current Events, Environment, global warming, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Science.

Man, if you think Canadians get upset over hockey, you haven’t seen them get upset over potentially making a ton of money from oil drilling.  They’re NOT protesting that they want money. They’re protesting that they’ll be making money.  No, I don’t get that either.  Dozens of shale gas protesters cut down trees and blocked • Read More »

And speaking of the health benefits of Canadian-style health care…

August 28, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on And speaking of the health benefits of Canadian-style health care… | Filed in: Canada, HEALTH, Kevin, Medicine.

Canadian clinic forced to apologize after using unsterilized surgical equipment on patients FOR FOURTEEN YEARS. Health officials along with health care defense specialists in New Brunswick are contacting nearly 2,500 patients after discovering that unsterilized biopsy forceps were used at a hospital clinic for 14 years. The problem at a colposcopy clinic at the Miramichi • Read More »

Man dies after a 34 hour wait in the ER

August 28, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Man dies after a 34 hour wait in the ER | Filed in: Canada, Democrats, Economics, HEALTH, International, Kevin, Medicine.

Oh, the heartless American hospital system and what it does to patients! Is it any wonder this sort of thing happens in such a mean, cruel country that doesn’t have single-payer, universal health care?  Wait, this happened in Canada? Nevermind. An inquest was told Tuesday that a man who died in a hospital emergency room • Read More »

Why I Live In The United States

July 3, 2013 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Canada, Crime, Guns, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Because of things like this. RCMP have admitted that they forcibly entered flooded homes in High River, ostensibly to look for stranded people and pets, and then seized firearms left behind in those homes. This is an outrageous breach of privacy and very likely illegal. What right does the RCMP have to seize a person’s • Read More »

Happy Canada D(eh)!

July 1, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Happy Canada D(eh)! | Filed in: Canada, Culture, Kevin, Music, politcs, Politics.

We all think it’s kind of a drag,That you have to go there to get milk in a bag.They say “eh?” instead of “what?” or “duh?”That’s the mighty power of Canada.I want to be where lemmings run into the sea,Where the marmosets can attack me.Let’s go to Canada, let’s leave today,Canada, oh, Canada, I Sil • Read More »

Human Rights For Me but Not For Thee

April 22, 2013 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Canada, Culture, Current Events, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Why, it’s almost as if a progressive’s commitment to human rights is masking their own inner loathing of humanity or something.  When an earthquake rattled the nation’s capital in 2010, the former head of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered her frightened staff to stay inside their shaking building so they could attend a ceremony • Read More »

$50k a year to remember the Maine.

March 20, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on $50k a year to remember the Maine. | Filed in: Canada, Democrats, Economics, International, Kevin, Military.

Look, I get that we owe our military veterans a huge debt. They’re willing to die for our safety, and I think we should honour and reward their service as much as we can.  But paying out $20 million a year in benefits to spouses and families of veterans… of World War One? Is that • Read More »

The True North, Strong and (no longer) Free

November 13, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The True North, Strong and (no longer) Free | Filed in: Canada, Culture, Kevin, Religion.

“Multiculturalism will always fail when the center is not holding and the hordes forcibly enter. Confidence in one’s native culture is gone, and the atheists have taken away our God. There’s no there there.”  – Weekend Pundit “Police are investigating after a war memorial was vandalized on Remembrance Day in Toronto. The Victory Peace memorial • Read More »

Another example of hard-working Mexicans doing the jobs Americans won’t

September 29, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Another example of hard-working Mexicans doing the jobs Americans won’t | Filed in: Arizona, Canada, Democrats, GOP, Guns, immigration, Kevin, Law, MSM and New Media.

Univision does justice to the Fast And Furious scandal by showing just how many people have been killed by Eric Holder’s ill-fated attempt to use violence in another country to limit American civil rights.  Additional guns, previously unreported by congressional investigators, found their way into the hands of drug traffickers across Latin America in countries • Read More »

We’re Number 18! We’re Number 18!

September 18, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on We’re Number 18! We’re Number 18! | Filed in: Canada, Culture, Economics, International, Kevin, Money.

The United States. Land of the Free. Capitalism’s best hope. Land of Opportunity.  Or not.  The annual Economic Freedom of the World report, released Tuesday, has Canada tied in fifth place with Australia — up one spot from last year. Hong Kong remains at the top, Singapore’s next, then New Zealand. Meanwhile, the United States, • Read More »

Democrats support the military, just not the *American* military.

September 12, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Democrats support the military, just not the *American* military. | Filed in: Canada, Democrats, Humor, Kevin, Military.

This is what happens when you let a bunch of academics and union thugs take over your political party: You can’t tell one military from the other.  First it was the Democrats supporting the troops. The Canadian troops, that is.  Then, not learning from their mistakes, they did it again.  And then, after all that, • Read More »

We stand on guard for you

October 22, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Canada, Democrats, Kevin, Military, Politics, War On Terror.

To paraphrase Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez (alias The Rat), when you have to fight, fight. Don’t talk. And right now the Obama administration is all about talking in Afghanistan and not about fighting. But that’s nothing unusual. And even the Canadians are getting upset about it. Capt. G.B. Rolston, who served in Kandahar • Read More »

Only in… Calgary?

October 6, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 4 Comments | Filed in: Canada, Humor, Kevin.

Sigh. A Siberian Tiger mauled a man Monday morning after he and a friend scaled the fence of the Calgary Zoo and pressed up against the tiger cage, zoo officials said. Officials said two men scaled the zoo’s 8-foot perimeter fence, which also is covered in barbed wire, about 1 a.m. Monday morning. The two • Read More »

Go Canada!

September 23, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Canada, Kevin, Politics, War On Terror.

It’s a sad day for this country when Canada is making a stronger statement on the international political stage than the U.S. is willing to make.

Hmmn, maybe it’s time to move back to Canada

June 18, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Canada, Guns, Kevin, Military.

This looks like an interesting job: Requirement: To write a pistol coaching program and provide firearm trainingto the Department of National Defence, Canadian Forces CombatShooting Team, Kingston, Ontario, Canada as per the Statementof Requirement at Annex “A” of the solicitation document. Not sure a ‘D” class USPSA shooter like myself is who they’re looking for, • Read More »

Some gave all

June 6, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Some gave all | Filed in: Canada, Kevin, Military.

Sixty-five years ago today. Juno was the second most heavily defended of the five landing sites, yet by the end of D-Day, the Canadians had penetrated farther into France than any other Allied force and were the only ones to reach their initial D-Day objectives. Up the Johns!

We’re toast

April 22, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Canada, Humor, Kevin, Military, War On Terror.

According to our current chieftess of Homeland  Security, veterans are a prime homegrown terrorist threat, and Canada is the prime conduit for foreign terrorists. Jon’s a veteran. I’m Canadian. We’re toast.

Carrot juice constitutes murder

April 10, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Canada, Humor, Kevin, Music.

Big thanks to my brother for turning me on to the musical genius of The Arrogant Worms. The Happy Birthday Song is now a ritual in our family, and they sing about pirates, too! But not Vikings. Sorry, Jon.

Saturday Music Blogging – Martha and the Muffins

March 28, 2009 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Canada, Kevin, Music.

Ahh, the joys of the CRTC “Canadian content” rule. A certain percentage of airtime each hour up north has to be “Canadian content”, which led to some good things and some very, very bad things. Martha and the Muffins was one of the good things.