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<–Are some people so ignorant about what is going on around them that they would allow this class picture?
Did nobody think of the pain and insult it would cause?
Class photos usually end up on the family fridge, but the snapshot Anne Belanger received of her son’s Grade 2 class in New Westminster, B.C. went straight back into the envelope in which it arrived.
The mother of Miles Ambridge was heartbroken to see that her seven-year-old boy, who has spinal muscular atrophy and, as a result, must use a wheelchair, had been placed, chair and all, far off to the side from the rest of his classmates.
This physical distance emphasizes the fact that he’s not included in the group, Belanger tells The Province, and the photo serves as the most egregious example so far.
“Look at the angle that he was in,” she says, referring to the way Miles is clearly craning his body toward the other children to get closer to them in the shot. “He’s ostracized. He wants to be part of the gang so much.”
Even worse, she says, the placement decision was made by the adults who organized the photo.
“Kids can be cruel but this comes from adults, which is even worse,” Belanger adds. “Adults should know better.”
Remember the movie “The French Connection?”
Here’s another one for ya!
Police in the Netherlands and Belgium have seized a tonne of cocaine, a tonne of heroin and a suitcase stuffed with €1.3m after uncovering a massive drug smuggling operation that used hackers to break into the systems of shipping companies and send their containers overseas!.
I could have provided all sorts of info and documentation to go along with this story……………….., but I will let it speak for itself!
U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson says Canadians do not need to worry about the NSA spying on them.
THERE! Now don’t ya feel better, bunky?
And now from the “doesn’t he ever shut up” department, David Suzuki, (the guy who promotes “DAVID SUZUKI”) made the news yesterday…………, but he is getting further and further away from environmental issues:

David Suzuki (CP)
It’s no secret that David Suzuki and Stephen Harper don’t see eye-to-eye on a lot of issues.
The well-known environmentalist has long chided the Harper government for its position on the Kyoto accord, its promotion of Alberta’s oils sands and for weakening the Navigable Waters Act.
But Suzuki’s latest attack goes well beyond the environment.
In an op-ed piece published in the Globe and Mail on Monday, Suzuki blasts the Conservative government over robocalls, accountability and even the Senate.
We’re witnessing an erosion of democratic principles. When accusations arose that robocalls were used to misdirect people from polling stations, I was appalled that people here would attempt to undermine the very heart of democracy, using a tactic found in banana republics. Even more shocking was the absence of outrage from political leaders, especially Mr. Harper, whose party was the focus of the accusations.
Our current government’s policies are guided by ideology rather than facts. Its tactics include demonizing opponents, ignoring valid concerns and shutting down avenues of information. The list is long: cancelling the long-form census, ending the long-gun register, opposing safe-injection sites, muzzling scientists, shutting down the Experimental Lakes Area and climate-change research programs and more.
Conservatives — both of the small ‘c’ and big ‘c’ variety — aren’t innocent in this battle.
In 2012, the Conservative government warned charities that they will ask CRA to enforce rules against charities — like the David Suzuki foundation — that blur the line between charity and politics. The policy, widely viewed as an attack on environmental organizations, was the key reason that Suzuki stepped down from the board of his charity.
[ Related: David Suzuki Foundation defends itself over new right-wing attack ]
And then came the personal attacks courtesy of the right-leaning Sun News Network.
Earlier this year, Sun News — especially Ezra Levant — railed against Suzuki about his speaking fees and his alleged preference for female bodyguards.
[ Related: David Suzuki event organizer threatens to call police on Sun News reporter ]
There’s no doubt that Suzuki is a left-of-centre political activist: In the past he has publicly endorsed the likes of former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and Liberal leadership candidate Joyce Murray.
Regardless, writing things like “Stephen Harper may claim a commitment to the principles of fairness and democracy, but his actions show otherwise” is a pretty blunt verbal salvo by one of Canada’s ‘greatest Canadians‘ against a sitting prime minister.
I can’t wait to see if Ezra Levant has a response.
(Photo courtesy of the Canadian Press)
They might have found Jimmy Hoffa kids.

Oakland Township, Michigan (CNN) — The FBI — working on information from an aging reputed mobster — will continue digging in the waist-high grass of a Detroit-area field Tuesday in yet another search for the remains of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa.
The information that sparked the latest hunt in the nearly four-decades-long search for Hoffa is “highly credible,” a source familiar with the investigation said.
We will let you know later today or tomorrow.
(Seems that over the last forty years a lot of people have found Jesus, but so far nobody found Jimmy Hoffa!)
Dene Moore, The Canadian Press
TERRACE, B.C. — A lawyer for the Northern Gateway oil pipeline told a federal review panel Monday that there are many reasons the controversial project should be approved — billions of them, in fact.
In final arguments to the federal panel reviewing the project, Richard Neufeld stressed that the pipeline between Alberta and the B.C. coast will ensure Canadian producers get full market value for their product.
And he said that will benefit all Canadians.
“It’s going to allow our country to enjoy tremendous economic benefits that would be afforded by this project, while at the same time providing fair and reasonable protections for local and regional interests,” Neufeld said.
Northern GatewayAfter more than year of public hearings around the province, the final phase got underway Monday in Terrace, B.C., with a visible security presence.
About 200 opponents of the project held a rally on Sunday, and they promised another Monday afternoon protest outside the hotel where the review hearings are taking place.
 The project proposed by Calgary-based Enbridge (TSX:ENB) involves two 1,200-kilometre pipelines linking Bruderheim, just outside of Edmonton, to a marine terminal in Kitimat. One pipe would carry diluted bitumen, the heavy, molasses-like oil produced in the oil sands, and the other would carry natural gas condensate, used to dilute the bitumen, from Kitimat east to Alberta.
The project would free land-locked Alberta to expand its customer base beyond the United States, a development worth billions of dollars in additional revenues.
More than three dozen parties are scheduled to make a final appeal to the panel over the next two weeks.
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