I can understand Canada and Norway kids, but what’s the deal with HOLLAND?
(Is it because of all those hills on the highway overpasses that the skiers use to practice on, or is it when the canals freeze over in the winter?)
Speaking of winter: A deadly winter storm packing ice, sleet, and heavy snow hit the southeastern United States on Wednesday, threatening road and air travel and widespread power outages. The worsening storm stretched from eastern Texas to the Carolinas, and is likely to reach up into the Middle Atlantic states by late on Wednesday, National Weather Service meteorologist Roger Edwards said.

april_shower_24978_lgTHEN: It’s gonna slam into Canada. -Again!
Oh, just on a side-note ……………………….. looks like El Nino is set to return this year as well!

1059518-Royalty-Free-Vector-Clip-Art-Illustration-Of-A-Rear-View-Of-A-Quartered-ManimagesCA3TH0PEResearchers found that people living farther north, in generally colder locales, have more of the bacterial group Firmicutes and fewer of the group Bacteriodes within their guts.
Previous research has shown that people with more Firmicutes bacteria (Northerners) tended to be heavier, while people with leaner bodies (Southerners) had more Bacteriodes.
Listen bunky, I wouldn’t normally give a hoot about this guy,,,,  but the story is just TOO funny to ignore!
Eighty-three-year-old billionaire George Soros had to literally hide behind his lawyers after his soap opera actress ex-girlfriend started hitting him during a deposition today, knocking his hearing device off his head in the process.

untitledBrazilian actress Adriana Ferreyr sued Soros for $50 million back in 2011, claiming the Democratic investor physically abused her and reneged on an agreement to give her a $1.9 million New York apartment. (Soros ended up giving the apartment to his new wife, Tamiko Bolton.)
According to reports, Ferreyr arrived at the private deposition today with a videographer, telling Soros and his attorneys, “I am filming and calling CNN. Everyone!”
When they told Ferreyr she couldn’t do that, she became enraged, punching her own attorney in the arm. Then, she tried to film the proceedings on her cell phone over Soros’ attorneys’ objections.
When the lawyers agreed at 1 p.m. to break for lunch, Singer said, Ferreyr “suddenly and without warning … lunged at Mr. Soros — who is 83 years old — and struck his head with her hands, knocking off the headphones he was wearing to amplify the audio in the room.”
“Ms. Ferreyr pulled back her arm to strike Mr. Soros in the face. I was able to grab both of (her) arms to move her away….I let go of her arms. Ms. Ferreyr immediately swung at my face, knocking off my glasses.”
Singer said he had to pull her back from stepping on his glasses and she tried to kick him. Then, he said, she slapped a Soros aide, Jose Santos, across the face and kicked Santos in the shins.
Soros’ lawyers are now trying to get the judge presiding over the case to order Ferreyr to destroy any footage she took during the deposition.

12550949031911943014Olympic_sports_Ski_jumping_pictogram_svg_medA lot of complaints that NBC television is editing and delaying Olympic results instead of broadcasting it live like the CBC.

Of course, most of those complaints come from Canadians.
The Americans, on average, don’t give a shit!

police21A former Regina police officer who kicked an intoxicated man in the stomach, causing him to fall and injure himself, is to be sentenced this afternoon.
A provincial court judge found him guilty of assault causing bodily harm yesterday.
Robert K. Power, 41, was fired from the Regina Police Service last year. (Folks, this just confirms what we here at Perspective have been saying all along: Ya can’t just go kicking drunks in the gut…….., no matter how much you want to!)
A year after they revealed a twisted skeleton found under a car park as the mortal remains of King Richard III, scientists in Britain plan to grind samples of his ancient bones and use them to map his genome.

(I’ll bet he never thought THAT would happen to him!)
The project, which may alter perceptions of the last king of England to die in battle more than 500 years ago, aims to learn about Richard’s ancestry and health, and provide a genetic archive for historians, researchers and the public.
In one of the most significant archaeological finds of recent English history, the skeleton – with a cleaved skull and curved spine – was dug up from under a car park in the English city of Leicester and unveiled last year as that of the king slain as he fought to keep his crown at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.
His death ended the Plantagenet dynasty and ushered in the Tudors under Henry VII.

ford-coming-out-of-carChris Caple wants to see Rob Ford leave office. So the 38-year-old web developer is going sit on the floor in front of the mayor’s office until Ford leaves.
“I can’t take any more of it,” says Caple of the mayor’s tenure. Caple began a Twitter account and website called Rob Ford Must Go, with the purpose of sitting in silent protest until the mayor resigns.
Caple intends to sit down at Toronto City Hall today beginning at 1 p.m. He may leave, but he wants the protest to remain. That means having someone sitting in front of Ford’s office at all times.
MEANWHILE: Real estate agents in Vancouver say property prices could take a hit, after Canada scrapped a program which allowed wealthy immigrants to fast-track the visa process.
The Immigrant Investor Program, launched in 1986, offered visas to business people with a net worth of at least $1.6 million who were willing to lend $800,000 to the Canadian government — for investment across Canada — for a term of five years.
By 2012, the scheme had to be temporarily frozen due to a huge backlog of applications from wealthy mainland Chinese hoping to come to B.C. Now, the government has announced it will end the program for good and scrap all 59,000 applications backlogged worldwide.