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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Ridden out of town on a rail!

Dear Readers:

All this furor over pipelines lately, when in actual fact these protesters should be reading stuff like THIS:
On the third anniversary of the Lac-Megantic rail disaster that killed 47 people, some residents renewed their calls for the construction of a bypass track that would redirect trains away from homes and businesses in the town.
They want the trains removed immediately - not in a few years time as indicated in a feasibility report presented to citizens last May - Robert Bellefleur, spokesman for a local rail-safety coalition group, said Wednesday.
While the tragedy led to tougher government regulations with regard to the transport of oil by rail, Bellefleur said Justin Trudeau needs to commit to the bypass project and speed up the process to get it done.
Lac-Megantic
Of course, as I said before, we could just stop using oil and natural gas, but the first group that should convert to being Amish would be the protesters!

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Well folks, looks like we're in the middle of a heat wave of sorts until the weekend. The eastern half of the United States will have temperatures in the 90's while us poor slobs in Canada will freeze [sic] at temps between 30 to 40 degrees!

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WELL, IT'S ABOUT TIME:

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is personally under U.S. sanctions for the first time as the Obama administration announced Wednesday measures against 11 top officials from the communist country.
The U.S. Treasury Department, through the Office of Foreign Assets Control, also sanctioned five state North Korean entities, including government ministries and agencies run by the Workers’ Party of Korea. The sanctions allow the Obama administration to freeze property owned by the North Koreans in U.S. jurisdiction, and it also forbids Americans from engaging in any transactions with them. Announcing the sanctions, the Treasury Department said:
Under the rule of Kim Jong Un, North Korea remains among the world’s most repressive countries, with significant restrictions on the exercise of fundamental freedoms and serious human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrest and detention, forced labor, and torture.
The sanctions also target three senior officials within the North’s Ministry of State Security, which runs the country’s political prison camps. The U.S. State Department estimates as many as 120,000 people, including children, are being held by the North and subjected to beatings, forced starvation, sexual assault, forced abortions, and infanticide during interrogations, and torture, execution, sexual assault, starvation, and slave labor while interred. The sanctions—the first time North Korean officials have been directly targeted—were made possible earlier this year when Congress passed the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is personally under U.S. sanctions for the first time as the Obama administration announced Wednesday measures against 11 top officials from the communist country.
The U.S. Treasury Department, through the Office of Foreign Assets Control, also sanctioned five state North Korean entities, including government ministries and agencies run by the Workers’ Party of Korea. The sanctions allow the Obama administration to freeze property owned by the North Koreans in U.S. jurisdiction, and it also forbids Americans from engaging in any transactions with them. Announcing the sanctions, the Treasury Department said:
Under the rule of Kim Jong Un, North Korea remains among the world’s most repressive countries, with significant restrictions on the exercise of fundamental freedoms and serious human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrest and detention, forced labor, and torture.
Image result for kim jong un clipartThe sanctions also target three senior officials within the North’s Ministry of State Security, which runs the country’s political prison camps. The U.S. State Department estimates as many as 120,000 people, including children, are being held by the North and subjected to beatings, forced starvation, sexual assault, forced abortions, and infanticide during interrogations, and torture, execution, sexual assault, starvation, and slave labor while interred. The sanctions—the first time North Korean officials have been directly targeted—were made possible earlier this year when Congress passed the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act.

http://www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2016/07/sanctions-kim-jong-un/490205/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheAtlanticWire+%28The+Wire%29

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One thing for sure, that uptown girl Christie Brinkley sure likes the musicians:
In the latest issue of People magazine, the supermodel says that when she first met the 64-year-old rockstar last year, she was a bit taken aback by his presence.
“I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, we’re really opposites. He’s kind of a throwback from another time, like a silent cowboy,” Brinkley, 62, said. “But then we talked and realized that we do have a lot of shared interests.” For starters, there’s no huge age gap between them, so conversation comes naturally.
“I know guys that go out with girls that are so, so young. They’ll throw some reference out, and they’re like, ‘What’s that?’” she said. “When it comes to relationships, there is something nice about just being the same age.”
The couple also both have kids from previous marriages: Mellencamp has been married three times and has five kids and six grandkids. Brinkley has three kids and has been married four times, most famously to singer Billy Joel. Her fourth marriage, to architect Peter Cook, ended in a bitter divorce in 2008 and a drawn-out custody battle ― all of which has made the model wary of marriage.
Though she’s previously sworn off wedded bliss (”With what I know, I don’t see why anyone would get married,” she told Ladies’ Home Journal in 2009), these days, she’s not even willing to discuss the matter.
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 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/christie-brinkley-reveals-what-initially-drew-her-to-john-mellencamp_us_577d3f2ee4b09b4c43c1e02c?ir=Entertainment&section=us_entertainment&utm_hp_ref=entertainment

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 Donald Drumpf was up in arms about something or other again yesterday and as could be expected he said; "blah, blah, blah, blah!"

Unfortunately nobody was listening, so we don't know what he said ...., or what to report!