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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Saturday Morning Confusion

As the Transportation Safety Board of Canada continues to investigate the fatal crash involving a train and city bus in Ottawa earlier this week, a somber coincidence has linked the train to another fatal collision two years ago.

The locomotive pulling the passenger train toward Toronto on Wednesday appears to be the same locomotive that collided with a truck driven by 22-year-old John Jobson near Glencoe, Ont., on July 29, 2011.
 

Images obtained as part of separate Transportation Safety Board investigations appear to be of the same vehicle. In each case, the locomotive is numbered 915, with the code EPA-42A included on its side. Other traits appear similar, including light placement and design.

A Via Rail spokesperson confirmed the same locomotive was present in both collisions.

Officials are looking into the possibility that the engine is "cursed" and are considering an exorcism on the train.

(On a serious note: Reports are starting to circulate that the bus driver was diabetic and this had an impact on his failure to react to the train!)

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Speaking of diabetics: Residents of a north-end Hamilton neighbourhood are struggling to understand how a woman and her six children lived with the body of her dead husband and father in their home for months.

The body of Peter Wald, 51, was discovered in his home on St. Matthews Avenue, off of Barton Street East, on Tuesday. An employee from a foreclosure company found the body when trying to evict Wald and his family.

Regional coroner Dr. Jack Stanborough told CBC Hamilton that Wald’s body had been found in an “advanced state of decomposition.”

“Evidence suggests he’d been dead for weeks, if not months,” Stanborough said.

Next-door neighbour Brenda Dennis is convinced Wald had been dead for at least four months.

“The house has been closed all summer with that body in there,” she said.

The last time Dennis or her husband Brian saw Wald was back in January, when he was getting out of his blue Astro van — his prized possession. Wald, a spiritual man, had painted it all over with religious slogans. He’d even placed tinfoil in the shape of crosses on the headlights so they shone in the shape of a crucifix, Brian said.

“He got out of the van, and he was having trouble walking,” Brian said. “We know he was diabetic — and that was the last we saw of him.”

At first, when the Dennises asked family members next door how Wald was doing, they were told, “Oh, he’s got the flu, he’s resting.” Then in March, they got a very different answer: “He’s in God’s hands now.”

“That’s the only answer you ever got,” Brenda said. “They didn’t say he was here, they didn’t say he was in the hospital, they didn’t say he was in a nursing home — and now, god, if the sheriff hadn’t come, how long would he have been up there?”

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I just finished an article by Andrew Leach called "A brave new world for the North American oil market" where he had pages of graphs and lists and pictures and statistics, all explaining how Canadian Crude was transported, and processed, and marketed, and used by us................................, and when it was all over I still didn't know what it was all about!

All I know fro sure is that Americans would rather deal with the Arabs than Canadians!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AND, FROM "BLOG T.O.":  A new Toronto-based start-up wants to revolutionize matchmaking by taking it to a genetic level. According to the company, aptly named Instant Chemistry, research suggests that 40 per cent of physical attraction can be attributed to genetic compatibility. Ok, sure. I don't have the time to wade through decades of mind-numbing scientific journals to corroborate this, so I'll take that at face value.

From what I understand about evolution, it makes sense that our DNA would play a significant role in determining who it is we'd like to reproduce with. And besides, if you've ever read a Michel Houellebecq novel, the first thing you'll probably think at hearing of this scheme is that it represents the most logical progression of the online dating industry. Why bother with personality questionnaires when you can take it to the genes?

In quick brushstrokes, the company provides a basic kit to consumers who then test themselves and return the swab for analysis. At present, Instant Chemistry is paired with two pre-existing dating services ‐ Misty River Introductions (Ontario & Quebec) and Camelot Introductions (Manitoba & Saskatchewan) — who plan to match members based on the compatibility of their genetic tests. This is a pretty humble start given the size of these services, but I suppose that makes sense.

http://www.blogto.com/tech/2013/09/toronto_startup_uses_dna_to_help_find_your_perfect_date/

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Dust off the Truck Nutz and grab your favorite lot lizard, because there’s a new bunch of kooks out to save us against our wills: Truckers To Shut Down America! That’s a link to their Facebook page, and it is fabulously dumb! The plan goes like this: 1) Don’t work or buy anything for three days, October 11th through 13th. 2) ????? 3) FREEDOM! Also you can “Ride For the Constitution,” which means you will drive your big truck to Washington, D.C. and get in everyone’s fucking way, and it will save the Constitution. From the corruption. And gas prices! They are high, you know! It must be due to Obama’s, uh, fuel policy:


My fellow patriot this effort is to support the truckers in a major shut down of America ion [sic] a 3 day strike October 11th thru 13th. Obamacare will be in effect and most people will be ready to take action. No commerce on those days stock up on items that you will need. No banking no shopping no money transactions. It does not matter if a million or 50 roll through DC in this effort. Congress will listen to We the People. Which is remove Obama from office for crimes of treason and misdemeanors. We want Congressional hearing on Benghazi and Seal Team 6. Louis Learner [sic] put in jail. No amnesty, remove all Muslims in our government that do not uphold the Constitution. Remove Eric Holder from office for crimes against the people and the Constitution. Last but not least is Fuel prices.
To this:
The American people are sick and tired of the corruption that is destroying America! We therefore declare a GENERAL STRIKE on the weekend of October 11-13, 2013! Truck drivers will not haul freight! Workers will call in sick! Consumers will not buy or sell anything on this date! Stay home! Buy nothin!


This is what happens when the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street have a drunk hate-fuck and the condom breaks.



Read more at http://wonkette.com/529362/wingnut-truckers-will-shut-down-america-in-order-to-save-it-from-corruption-obamas-fuel-policy#KcLZ8DJS7pC1rDiR.99



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