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Conservative boycott shuts down Afghan detainee hearing - The Globe and Mail

This is really pissing me off.


“It's not the time to be having meetings that are implying, intentioned or not, that Canadians are somehow guilty of war crimes,” Laurie Hawn, the parliamentary secretary for the Defence Minister, said on CTV's Power Play after the aborted meeting.


It's not the time? If Canadians are "somehow" guilty of war crimes, then it bloody well is the time!

"The olypmics are coming" is not an excuse.




I'd also really love to see the Olympics disbanded, if for no other reason than host nations seeming to use it as justification for authoritarian crackdowns and all sorts of crazy shit. Like detaining journalists at the border to make sure they're not planning to write anything negative about the olympics, or forcing the removal of public art critical of the games.




I really need some positive political news. All I'm seeing lately is a boot stomping on a human face, forever.

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northbard
Dec. 16th, 2009 02:18 pm (UTC)
Happy News Dot Com

Also, I hear idrinkwhiskeyforbreakfast.com is a good place to get away from the pain.

pez_minotaur
Dec. 16th, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
Taking the stupid bullet. The post I was calling stupid got deleted.
pez_minotaur
Dec. 16th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
I think you just got spammed on lj. I didn't know that happened.

Anyway, I have been boycotting Olympics for many years now. The IOC is a pretty corrupt group. So much so that I think it would be safer to deal with the mob.
curgoth
Dec. 16th, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)
Yup, spam happens. It's a public post, and the spammer got an LJ account. They don't bother often these days.
pez_minotaur
Dec. 16th, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
Yes but now I'm calling northbard stupid by accident.
northbard
Dec. 16th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
I prefer intentional accusations of stupiditude, yah. :)
sabotabby
Dec. 17th, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
I wish Spider Jerusalem were a real guy. I wish the real guy that he was based on wasn't dead. Also, fuck Harper and fuck the Olympics.

On a happier note, Canada is getting a richly deserved lambasting at Copenhagen from what I hear.
tamago23
Dec. 17th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
If I wasn't working tomorrow, I would so be at the Block the Olympic Torch protest.
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