Friday. Sweet, sweet Friday. How we love thee.
I’m not gonna write much today, but I have lots of cool links for you, starting with this: What I suspect is the most amazing movie ever made -
I haven’t seen it, but man would I. Just the title deserves big box office.
More about big animals that come from the sea, only there’s nothing funny about this link:
So what are we going to do about it? I know I won’t go to a marine park that imprisons – yes, I used that word – cetaceans. And I’d like to see an MP lobby to make the practice illegal, period.
Here’s something tough on crime legislators never tell you: http://thestar.blogs.com/worlddaily/2013/07/young-women-watch-as-police-prepare-to-remove-the-remains-of-their-friend-after-he-was-shot-and-killed-on-june-22-2013.html
I know, American stats. But the point is still relevant: as legislators in free countries across the West take away more and more rights in the name of public safety, it’s important to research actual numbers: Are we in more danger? Sure, I’m all for being tougher on specific types of crimes or criminals, but that’s not the same as the blanket fear-inducing sloganeering spread by politicians, typically from the right.
Speaking of policing overreach, here’s a chilling story: http://www.salon.com/2013/07/10/militarized_police_overreach_oh_god_i_thought_they_were_going_to_shoot_me_next”/
In case you have a spare $500k and want to one-up your neighbor – “She thinks she’s so great getting a magician for her brat kid’s birthday party!” – you might want to call-in some star power: http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2013/07/celebrities_for_hire_jennifer_lopez_christina_aguilera_justin_timberlake.html
And finally, don’t get sidetracked by the whole “who do these non-Canadians think they’re doing trying to change us?” thing, their fundamental complaint is absolutely right: The monarchy is ridiculous - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/would-be-canadian-citizens-set-to-fight-oath-to-queen-as-discriminatory/article13160104/