When his family first arrived, his children were thrilled to see the snow. They ran out of the airport to play in it.
Gibril Bangura, his wife and three children fled from the African country as refugees, and according to Bangura, are thrilled to be here despite the weather.
“Canada is our home now and I am proud to say that ……………, we just don’t want to go outside,” said Bangura,

Boy, have we got an “Asshole of the Day” for ya today, bunky!
1297531757746_ORIGINALNearly four years after Mounties scooped up a handful of alleged homegrown terrorists, a London, Ont. doctor became the first to go to trial Monday. Khurram Syed Sher, 31, pleaded not guilty to the charges on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (Laurie Foster-McLeod, QMI Agency)

OTTAWA - Accused terror conspirator Khurram Syed Sher agreed with the Crown on Thursday that $400 he gave to an alleged co-conspirator likely ended up in the hands of the Mujahideen.
But the London doctor maintained the July 2010 night he met his alleged terror buddies was a Monty Python-esque “farce.”
On day three of his testimony, Sher, 31, locked horns with prosecutor Jason Wakely in cross-examination.
asshole trophyIn a July 20, 2010 conversation recorded by RCMP, one of the alleged co-conspirators said he’d sworn an oath to “Q and T,” which Sher understood meant Al-Qaida and the Taliban.

“Is that a farce?” Wakely asked. “Is that funny?”
“No,” Sher said.
“You would agree with me that he was a dangerous, crazy, radical man,” Wakely said.
“Some of the things he was saying were crazy, yes,” Sher said.

QUEBECERS TAKE NOTE: After decimating much of your province with your bullshit language policy, ya might want to pay attention to what is happening in Scotland where they are talking independence too!
Standard Life, which has nearly 4 million customers in the UK and 5,000 employees in Scotland, said it would take “whatever action necessary” to protect its business, including moving its operations to England. Gerry Grimstone, the firm’s chairman, said: “We have been based in Scotland for 189 years and we are very proud of our heritage. Scotland has been a good place from which to run our business and to compete around the world. “We very much hope that this can continue. But if anything were to threaten this, we will take whatever action we consider necessary – including transferring our operations from Scotland – in order to ensure continuity and to protect the interests of our stakeholders.”
Standard Life’s chief executive, David Nish, said the company had started to register companies in England, but declined to say where Standard Life’s new headquarters could be.

A militant Islamist group has demanded Christians living in north-eastern Syria pay tax in return for protection as it seeks to build a traditional “Caliphate” in areas it controls.
The Islamic State of Iraq & al-Sham (ISIS) published the terms under which minorities could live under its rule on the Internet.
“Christians are obligated to pay Jizya tax on every adult male to the value of four golden dinars for the wealthy, half of that for middle-income citizens and half of that for the poor,” the decree said.
“They must not hide their status, and can pay in two instalments per year.”
Four dinars would amount to about $800-worth of gold.

Let me tell ya bunky, small towns are very boring …………………., most of the time!
(But not always!)
It was around 5 p.m. when the red pickup truck came barreling up to the Hannah funeral home in the tiny hamlet of Tamworth, Ont. A man jumped out and came to the screen door yelling incoherently.
The guy yelled, ‘Call 911. MacLeod has been murdered,’” Ms. Hannah said.
Then He got back into his pickup and drove away.
The man was Morton Lewis, a local handyman and trapper, and he is believed to be responsible for a series of bizarre, violent incidents in Tamworth and neighbouring Erinsville that left two dead and two injured and local residents struggling to explain how their communities – north of Napanee in rural eastern Ontario – could be the site of six separate crime scenes.
After leaving the funeral home, Mr. Lewis ran a woman off the road and then tried to strangle her, shot a firefighter and threatened a beloved postal worker at gunpoint, local residents said. It ended with a police chase up a county road. As a police officer closed in on Mr. Lewis’ truck, a single shot was fired inside the cab. Mr. Lewis, 59, was found dead.

_62939953_z9220135-european_badger-splAn independent scientific assessment of last year’s pilot badger culls in England has concluded that they were not effective.
People were being badgered in parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset, but it seems attempts to get rid of them failed miserably.

untitledThe reason I even mention this folks, is that your long suffering reporter had an ongoing battle with a bunch of racoons who were getting into my garbage every night.
(This happened a few years ago and lasted, all summer long!)
There were pitched battles and long drawn out sieges kids, and after everything was said and done …………………………………, the raccoons won!
Since the “Mrs. Herself”  [sic] wants pizza tonight, we thought it was rather appropriate to let you see this: Most of us tend to order a pizza based on the amount we plan to eat—and there’s nothing wrong with that—but if you’re trying to make your dollar stretch as far as it can, your best bet is to just order the biggest one you can buy. Why? The increase in size to cost always comes out in your favor. Here’s why.P
Over at NPR’s Planet Money blog, Quoctrung Bui explains:
One day last year, an engineer and I went to a pizza place for lunch. The engineer told me he wasn’t very hungry, but he said he was going to get the 12-inch medium instead of the 8-inch small — because the medium was more than twice as big as the small, and it cost only a little bit more. This sort of blew my mind.
…The math of why bigger pizzas are such a good deal is simple: A pizza is a circle, and the area of a circle increases with the square of the radius.
So, for example, a 16-inch pizza is actually four times as big as an 8-inch pizza.
And when you look at thousands of pizza prices from around the country, you see that you almost always get a much, much better deal when you buy a bigger pizza.P
They also include an interactive graph that compares average pizza prices from pizzerias and chains across the country. You can drag the slider at the bottom of their graph to see exactly how much larger that bigger pizza is compared to the smaller ones, and at the average prices for each, how much you actually come out ahead. For example, One 18-inch pizza has roughly the same area as 1.7 14-inch pizzas or 5.1 8-inch pizza, To get the same amount of pizza you get in an $18.68 18-inch pizza, you’d have to spend an extra $5.29 on 14-inch pizzas, or an extra $23.09 on 8-inch pizzas. See how the numbers add up? It’s almost universally a better deal—mathematically, mind you—to just get the bigger pizza.