The government has no place in the bedrooms of the nation!”

WELL, tell that to the CRTC!

A trio of Toronto-based erotica channels has earned a reprimand from the Canadian Radio-television & Telecommunications Commission for failing to broadcast sufficient levels of Canadian-made pornography — and failing to close-caption said pornography properly!
Yesterday, the CRTC issued a broadcast notice saying AOV Adult Movie Channel, XXX Action Clips and the gay-oriented Maleflixxx were all failing to reach the required 35% threshold for Canadian content.
Yes, that’s right kids, they want more CANADIAN sex on their channels!
(If they want any help achieving their quota …………….., I’d be more than willing to help out!)

This guy is the #1  contender for “Asshole of the Day” today!
A wealthy businessman is suing a Vegas casino, saying that he was too blackout for blackjack.
asshole trophyFifty-two-year-old Mark Johnston dropped into the Downtown Grand casino to play some high-stakes pai gao poker and blackjack over Super Bowl weekend, dropping a cool half-million in the process.
But Johnston, who apparently “made his fortune” in car dealerships and real estate, says it’s the Downtown Grand’s problem—not his—because he was a sloppy, blackout drunk before he ever sat down to gamble.
He has been a Las Vegas regular for three decades, and says he came to the Grand during Super Bowl weekend at the invitation of the casino. He traveled with his girlfriend, but did most of his gambling alone. He drank in the limousine from the Las Vegas airport to the Grand on that Thursday and drank more during dinner with friends. The suit alleges that the Grand comped him dozens of drinks while he gambled away hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Allowing drunk patrons to gamble and serving obviously intoxicated patrons are both illegal under Nevada law. Johnston’s lawyer says his client’s story is bolstered by surveillance video and eyewitness testimony.
The Las Vegas Gaming Control Board is investigating.
Sorry folks, but there is only one person to blame for this ……………., and we all know who that is, right!
5256892-4257008-16x9-700x394Speaking of gambling:  A problem gambler who lost $330,000 at a British Columbia casino has failed again in her attempt to sue the province’s gambling agency over its inability to keep her out of trouble.

Joy Ross sued the B.C. Lottery Corp. after she broke a casino exclusion program she had voluntarily joined, but managed to make her way back into the gambling parlour. According to CBC News, Ross first sued B.C. Lottery Corp. in 2010 after losing the fortune while on the agency’s “do not admit” list. The case was dismissed and Ross tried again in 2012.
When Ross filed her lawsuit in 2012, the woman’s lawyer said the government and casinos “owed addicted gamblers a duty of care” once they were on the exclusion list.
In its ruling, the Supreme Court ruled that the self-exclusion program was not a legal contract that holds the lottery groups responsible for the actions of participants.
And while we are on the subject of money:

This whole “BITCOIN” affair is getting really bizarre folks: A young American CEO who was found dead in Singapore was involved in the world of the Bitcoin, but was also struggling with other issues prior to her death, friends and colleagues said.
Autumn Radtke, chief executive of virtual currency exchange First Meta Pte Ltd, was found dead on Feb. 26. Police said they were investigating her “unnatural” death!
MEANWHILE:  Bitcoin, like all great fantasies, has a compelling creation myth: one Satoshi Nakomoto existed on the internet just long enough to give birth to everyone’s favorite cryptocurrency before disappearing for six years. Theories abounded as to the man’s true identity. No one could track him down. That is, until Newsweek did just now.

It turns out, according to the Newsweek report, that Satoshi Nakomoto is not an alias for Sinichi Mochizuki, or Wei Dai, or a shadowy European computer collective. Satoshi Nakomoto is Satoshi Nakomoto, and he lives in California and likes to play with trains.
elfrxi47nev1yk6q9x4kIn fact, it turns out, there’s not all that much to say about Nakomoto other than that he seems like a pretty unassuming guy who’d rather be left alone. If you want to read the story of how the Intrepid Reporter tracked him down, that’s all here (spoiler: emails and phone calls!). But the basics are that Nakomoto is a 64-year old former defense contractor with six kids, a rumpled fellow who’d rather be left alone with his elaborate train models and (assumed) piles and piles of Bitcoin money.
Honestly, wouldn’t you?

imagesUIPP56RNA human rights network says four young men convicted of having gay sex have been whipped publicly in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria.
The four men were among dozens arrested after Nigeria strengthened laws against homosexuals in January.
In addition to the whipping, court officials also ordered that they have their pee-pee’s slapped!
Oh, by the way, ff what’s happening in Ukraine sounds familiar it’s because we’ve seen it all before according to Joe Schlesinger:
It happened in the 1990s in another bitterly divided Slav society, Yugoslavia.
The Yugoslav federation was breaking up with infighting between its seven states. The most brutal use of force came from the country’s dominant group, the Serbs, who resorted to “ethnic cleansing” to move their rivals out.
NATO, which had never gone to war in Europe before (or since) used its air power to oust the Serbian regime of Slobodan Milosevic.
The Russians, Serbia’s allies and patrons, fumed but did nothing because they couldn’t. They had enough problems at home trying to recover from the shock of the fall of communism.

joe-schlesingerNow, the jackboot is on the other foot. It’s NATO’s turn to be incensed as Russia sends its troops into the Ukrainian territory of Crimea and threatens the new regime in Kyiv with further action.
(Joe Schlesinger was a foreign correspondent for CBC for 28 years, covering natural disasters, political upheavals and conflicts from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf. In 2009, the Canadian Journalism Foundation honoured Schlesinger for his body of work.)
AND FINALLY:  The author of “How We Die” has died at age 83.

untitledDr. Sherwin B. Nuland, who wrote that “the dignity we seek in dying must be found in the dignity with which we have lived our lives,” passed away at home Monday.
In his book, he said he would like to die peacefully, “surrounded by the people and the things I love.”
In actual fact, the good doctor died “yelling and screaming” and refusing to go “gently into the night!”
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
A black macaque got ahold of a wildlife photographer’s camera, and took a few photos of herself before they managed to get the camera back. The Daily Mail ran a full feature about the selfie and the photographer in 2011.
(Image: Daily Mail)

Now is she smart enough to know that she's taking a picture of herself .., OF COURSE SHE IS! (Look at her!)