Dear Readers: Your ever curious reporter is confused about why she would ever do this in the first place?
We have changed, and hidden, the names and addresses of those involved, so that we don’t unnecessarily embarrass anyone, but just the same it’s a pretty strange story folks!
A ******** woman will have to keep both feet on the ground if she wants to speak at any public meetings.
Sixty-five-year-old Dianne Barker told the Perspective naked News Department this week that she’s been banned from doing cartwheels at meetings held by the ********* council!
An attorney for the association that oversees regional transportation projects said in a letter to Barker last month that she must “immediately cease performing cartwheels.”
Agency spokeswoman Kelly Taft tells us that Barker’s cartwheels are disruptive and a public safety liability.
Barker says she will obey the association’s request.
She was a cheerleader in college and says the cartwheels are a way for her to show her passion.
Taft says the association appreciates Barker’s enthusiasm, but she should show it verbally!
An 89-year-old English World War II veteran escaped from his nursing home to participate in D-Day commemorative services yesterday.

imagesCA8M1J9VAlthough he was given instructions not to leave the nursing home, according to Sky News, at 10:30 am in Hove, Sussex, England the veteran “left wearing his war medals covered by a grey jacket” and took a train to Normandy in France.
A police search began after the veteran had not been seen for 12 hours. Eventually, the veteran was located by a younger war veteran who called the nursing home to inform them of his location.
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Folks, the killing of three RCMP officers in Moncton, N.B., and the capture of the rifle-toting suspect has stirred emotions across the country and led, perhaps inevitably, to a renewed discussion about firearms regulation in Canada.
While we are not nearly as rabid about guns as the Yanks, they can still cause a bit of a kerfuffle here at home!
I have included the entire article, (which is a bit on the long side) but the issue is important enough to warrant reading!
Anti-gun supporters, as well as a gun advocacy group, are taking issue with the timing and message of a statement by the National Firearms Association saying the shootings proved the futility of gun control.
imagesCA01LTC9“I thought it was pretty premature,” said Tony Bernardo, executive director of the Canadian Sport Shooting Association, adding that discussions about the causes of theMoncton shootings should “not [be] about gun control.”

He said the focus has to be “on identifying people who have mental health issues.”
On Thursday afternoon, while the manhunt for suspect Justin Bourque was still in progress, the NFA released a statement saying that while it “deplores the terrible actions by a clearly deranged individual,” the killings demonstrated that “Canada’s excessive firearms control system has failed again.”
A number of people on social media reacted negatively. One Twitter user wrote, “NFA decide to make political statement on gun laws in Canada before the blood on the streets of Moncton has even dried, stay classy!”
Canadian crime novelist Michael McCann tweeted, “Once the Moncton situation is resolved, the spotlight must go on the NFA & their ill-timed, insensitive statement.”
Sheldon Clare, president of the NFA, anticipated that the group might be “pilloried” for the statement. But he said that as soon as the shooting happened on Wednesday night, his organization started to see comments on social media about the need for greater gun control — what he called “a lot of grave-dancing happening from the typical gun-grabbing groups.”
Clare also said that a number of politicians mused aloud about the need to revisit the issue of gun control.
On Thursday afternoon, for example, NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice told the CBC, “I think that the gun registry was a good idea and maybe we have to go back to the table and think what kind of rules we should have to protect people.”

imagesCAV1EW1UClare called the comments “opportunistic and offensive.”
When asked whether the NFA’s statement could be construed as equally opportunistic, Clare said, “I don’t see this as taking an opportunistic stand.”
He said the NFA did not take the decision to make a statement lightly.
“We thought, well, we can be criticized for being quiet about this, or we can be criticized for speaking out and taking a leadership role and being proactive – and we decided to be proactive and speak up,” he said.
“There are millions of Canadian gun owners who didn’t do anything bad yesterday, and they shouldn’t have to pay the price for one madman.”
‘It’s too early to have this discussion’
While the NFA felt the need to speak out, some gun control advocates felt that the timing was indeed premature. When CBC contacted the Coalition for Gun Control, the organization responded with an email saying, “The Coalition feels it’s too early to have this discussion. We will not participate at this point.”
Blake Brown, author of the book Arming and Disarming: A History of Gun Control in Canada, said he was “surprised” by the quickness of the NFA’s reaction.
“It did strike me as different from the recent approach taken by the NRA in the United States, which after Sandy Hook went quiet for a while until it could figure out what’s going on, what its stance should be,” Brown says.

imagesgtrg“But here, the NFA very quickly got out of the gate with a very radical message.”
Brown believes the NFA has been amplifying its language in recent years to stay relevant since the gutting of the federal long gun registry, which was implemented by the Liberal government in 1995 and effectively dismantled by the current government in 2012.
Since the abolishing of the long gun registry, Brown said “the NFA needs a reason to exist, and the reason now is to push for more rollbacks in federal gun regulations.”
The NFA’s Clare said his group feels rollbacks are indeed needed, because the existing regulations punish law-abiding gun owners by imposing a large number of restrictions on the purchase and use of firearms.
Bernardo cited the numerous penalties “for seemingly innocuous things.” For example, stopping “for a donut and a coffee on the way to the [shooting] range” could be a violation of the authorization to transport a firearm, and carries a mandatory minimum jail term of three years, he said.

Talk of regulation inevitable
imagesKU2XCN4VDespite his misgivings about the timing of the NFA statement, Bernardo said that shooting rampages, which happen more frequently in the U.S., always result in finger-pointing at the gun lobby.
“When this kind of thing happens and the immediate talk is, ‘Let’s put more regulations on the law-abiding,’ you can understand why the NFA might be feeling a little twitchy here,” said Bernardo.
Jennifer Carlson, a sociology professor at the University of Toronto with an expertise in gun culture, said that given the high emotion surrounding events like these, it’s inevitable that talk will quickly turn to regulation.
“Part of the reason for why this debate is reproduced ad infinitum in the U.S. is because shootings have no intrinsic pro-gun or anti-gun meaning: both sides see them as vindication of their own perspectives,” said Carlson.
“Unfortunately, it seems like this same deadlock is also at work in Canada.”
(Just a reminder folks, we here at the Perspective Research Department think long guns should only be allowed for sustenance hunting, and all handguns should be banned entirely! -Ed.)
They say lightning doesn’t strike twice ………………., but once is enough, boys and girls!

Boom. A couple was driving their pickup truck on a fairly empty highway when the weather gods decided that their car would be a great target for a direct lightning bolt strike. According to the couple, after getting hit the car’s airbags popped out, the electrical system was destroyed, the car door’s locked and black smoke started filling the car.
Thankfully, a police officer was nearby and able to get the couple out without any injuries. You can read the news report here. The couple said getting hit by a lightning bolt sounded like a sonic boom.
Ever the musician, Ringo Starr still loves playing gigs and hitting the road for fresh tours.
The former Beatle kicks off a new series of concert dates with his All-Starr Band on Friday in Rama, Ont. The current leg of the tour then veers into the U.S. before returning to Canada for a date in Vancouver in July.
“It’s the dream I had at 13: to play drums and play with good people — it’s still unfolding,” he told CBC News.
“It’s what I do.”
Along with participating in the host of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in North America this year, he’s also marking the 25th anniversary of his first All-Starr Band tour. Meanwhile, the amiable drummer and singer is balancing a host of other projects as well, including a new album, several books and an art exhibit.
In the attached video, Starr talks to CBC’s Jelena Adzic about still finding time to tour and how he’d like the Beatles to be remembered.
Here’s the headline kids: “Catholic Church queers the deal for school to march in gay pride parade!”
The union representing the majority of Ontario’s Catholic school teachers has drawn criticism from Catholic clergy and parts of the Catholic community for its decision to march in this month’s World Pride parade in Toronto.
In a statement released after that meeting, Cardinal Collins said the union had gone beyond its scope as a collective bargaining agent and as a result had made a wrong decision.
“This decision shows that they and the OECTA leadership have an inadequate and mistaken understanding of their faith,” wrote the cardinal, who is also president of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario and whose statement was distributed to Ontario bishops.
“Cardinal Collins expressed the sentiments of all the bishops of Ontario indicating that we didn’t think it was proper for the Catholic [teachers’] union to participate in the pride parade,” said Thunder Bay’s Bishop Fred Colli on Friday. He added that OECTA’s participation “causes confusion,” among Catholics about what the union’s presence means.
While Cardinal Collins said Friday he supports and encourages compassion and understanding for gay people “in harmony with the gospel,” participating in the pride parade, where there have been displays of nudity and distribution of condoms, is not the “appropriate” way to do that.
“I find it very troubling and strange that [the union] would choose this particular event as a way of expressing that, when it seems to be going completely against what we believe in many ways,” said the cardinal. “That’s the point at which I would say, ‘Really? What are you thinking?’”
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Procrastination, suggests a new study, is an evolved trait that likely served humans well in a time when finding food and water and fending off prey were job one.
For man in the state of nature, pondering lofty goals for an indistinct future was sure to result in an early demise.
Not surprisingly, then, psychologists have long noted that impulsive people are highly likely to be procrastinators, and that procrastinators are very likely to be impulsive.
(Actually, I was going to publish this article last month, but never got around to it! -Ed.)

Well, researchers at Florida Atlantic University plan to anchor turbines in the Gulf Stream’s fast-moving waters off the state’s east coast to test whether ocean currents can be converted into electricity.
The only problem is that animal rights activists are up in arms that the turbines might scare or injure whales and dolphins!
Folks, any whale or dolphin that runs into these things deserves to be killed.
It’s called “culling the herd of the stupid ones!”
Maybe the Spurs’ win was sent from Heaven. Jesus was spotted courtside during Thursday’s San Antonio game against the Miami Heat.


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