A middle-aged Kitchener, Ont., man was killed by an arrow early Monday morning, triggering an unusual homicide investigation in a typically quiet residential suburb.
Kitchener police have identified the victim as Michael Gibbon, 60, who was rushed from his home around 7 a.m. after a neighbour spotted him on a front lawn. He died shortly after in hospital.
“We saw someone get wheeled down the driveway on the stretcher,” said neighbour Blair Wendell. “He seemed to be awake, he was holding an EMT’s hand.”
Police are said to be looking for a 40-50 year old male Native North American with braided hair, a buckskin jacket, and a Mohawk haircut. (Folks this hasn't been up for more than a couple of hours and already I'm getting mail calling me politically incorrect, a racist, and all sorts of mean, nasty, terrible things! To these detractors I would suggest you look at the top of the right hand column on this site and read what it says!)
Big trouble on the Union front, folks!
UNIFOR, the auto workers union, is dead set against the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) agreement saying it will cost tens of thousands of jobs in the next few years.
Of course they said the same thing about the "Auto Pact' in the sixties, and NAFTA in the nineties!!!! (Third strike and you're out, boys!)
Now, from the "you either really care about this, or couldn't give a damn, department." FEATURE ARTICLE FROM THE MILITARY TIMES:
Early on the morning of Sept. 30, a Russian three-star general approached the American embassy in Baghdad, walked past a wall of well-armed Marines, to deliver face-to-face a diplomatic demarche to the United States. His statement was blunt: The Russia military would begin air strikes in neighboring Syria within the hour — and the American military should clear the area immediately.
It was a bout of brinksmanship between two nuclear-armed giants that the world has not seen in decades, and it has revived Cold War levels of suspicion, antagonism and gamesmanship.
With the launch of airstrikes in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin instigated a proxy war with the U.S., putting those nation's powerful militaries in support of opposing sides of the multipolar conflict. And it's a huge gamble for Moscow, experts say. "This is really quite difficult for them. It's logistically complex. The Russians don't have much in the way of long-range power projection capability," said Mark Galeotti, a Russian security expert at New York University.
Moscow's military campaign in Syria is relying on supply lines that require air corridors through both Iranian and Iraqi air space. The only alternatives are naval supply lines running from Crimea, requiring a passage of up to 10 days round-trip. How long that can be sustained is unclear.
That and other questions about Russian military capabilities and objectives are taking center stage as Putin shows a relentless willingness to use military force in a heavy-handed foreign policy aimed at restoring his nation's stature as a world power. In that quest, he has raised the specter of resurgent Russian military might — from Ukraine to the Baltics, from Syria to the broader Middle East.
Meanwhile, the Russian army, still predominantly a conscripted force, is being transitioned to an American-style professional force. In effect, Russia has two armies: About two thirds of the roughly 800,000-man force remains filled with unmotivated and poorly trained draftees, but about one third is not — and those are the units outfitted with top-notch gear, including the Armata T-14 Main Battle Tanks.
In sum, the Russian military is not the equal of the U.S. military. But the gap has narrowed in recent years.