Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Vive La France!!!
This Must Be...
The Very Definition Of...
'I just want to be human': Teenage boy tells story of desperate migrant boat journey to Italy
EU rallies to combat migrant crisis as more die in Mediterranean
Europe officials set to discuss migrant crisis after capsized boat disaster
"Survivors told authorities that between 700 and 950 people were aboard the ship that went down on Sunday"
Sunday, April 19, 2015
I Can't Even Imagine...
Hubble Space telescope: Photos from 25 years of space exploration
Queen salutes Canadian regiments in First World War commemoration
Friday, April 17, 2015
I hope it's true.
Who Ya Going To Believe?
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Dave Stubbs: Habs survive own-goal, loss of Subban in wild win
"Here’s hoping sidelined Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty didn’t aggravate whatever’s hurting him by laughing himself silly, wherever he was watching this."[---]
"Just think: 15 more wins and the Canadiens will have a parade. In front of no one, probably, because every fan will be in a cardiac ward."Awe, for the good old days.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
A Preemptive Strike Being Planned by Israel?
"US-Israel relations are on a collision course because of [President Barack] Obama’s policy on Iran..."[---]
"“We cannot accept the American policy on Iran and sometimes small states have to oppose even superpowers’ policies.”"
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Little Known Facts...
10 things you didn’t know about Canada’s first prime minister
Some of these are downright hilarious. For example:
"The 1864 Charlottetown Conference that founded Canada was only supposed to include representatives of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, who were gathering to discuss forming a Maritime union. Sensing an opportunity to build a nation, Macdonald and his pro-Confederation allies sailed the steamship Queen Victoria from Quebec to P.E.I. and crashed the conference. Aided by $13,000 worth of champagne that he brought along to the party, Macdonald sweet-talked the Maritimers into expanding the union to become Canada in 1867."
So that's how Canada came into being. I wonder what would have happened had Sir John been a sober sort?
"With his rugged face and wild hair, Macdonald was a dead ringer for British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881). The resemblance was so uncanny, one official at Disraeli’s funeral in London mistook Macdonald for Disraeli’s ghost."
"On Sunday, Pope Francis said he held “dismay and disbelief” over what is happening in Iraq. He called the Islamic State fighters terrorists and said there was a need for “a professional, well-equipped army.” “The situation is going from bad to worse,” he warned.
Meanwhile, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad said, “There is a need of international support and a professional, well-equipped army. The situation is going from bad to worse.”"
I'm ahead of the pack.
Iran halts pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia as tensions rise
That's pretty amazing, considering that Iran is a Muslim theocracy.
I guess it wasn't Air Canada:
Just plane cute: Koalas get first-class perks before Qantas flight to Singapore
Koala class? Why these koalas travelled in style on a Qantas flight
And from the cutesie-cutesie file:
Dark Energy Detectives' cosmic map sheds light on dark matter
And just plain out of this world:
Science Pictures of the Week: A spectacular star-forming wall, Yuri's night, and an ultra-hires rocket launch