Sunday, January 27, 2008

Snow is a beautiful thing


OK, now that I've gotten that off my chest, what is it with all these people with these 4 wheel drive SUV's that think they own the damn road.

For Christmas, I took a drive up the Coquihalla which was a hair raising experience to say the least. What really caught my attention were these assholes who seemed to think crawling up my ass on the iciest part was acceptable human behaviour. Come on people, you can't stop on a dime in this shit and your are about ready to give me a fucking Range Rover enema. As if this isn't bad enough, there is this spacial breed of dumb fuck who drive 4x4 pick-up trucks. What part in you have no weight in the back part of your truck do they not understand?

So why am I bitching about this now, on January 27th, pretty much a month after the incident? Well, I guess because I have to drive to a job site tomorrow and know what kind of crap I will be in for.

Of course, I get the last laugh when I see them in the ditch 5 miles ahead.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Let's all cry for the privacy whiners

OK, just the other day some low life dirt sucking criminal thieving gang banger was wacked by one of his own outside an upscale Downtown Vancouver Restaurant. Yes it is sad when a human life is lost regardless of how worthless the life actually is. Fact of the matter is, this guy was just released from Jail and sad to say, the city is probably a little better off with less of his kind kicking around.

The problem arises when the innocent get caught in the crossfire of criminal activity. Furthermore, regardless of who gets wacked, murder is a crime and by definition performed by criminals.

So what am I getting at with the above more than obvious statements? Well, this post really has not that much to do with the actual criminals as what we as society are or are not doing to help prevent crime.

Crime of all sorts is happening on our streets on a daily basis... if not every minute. Sure we could increase the already over taxed police force, but what would that do except put more rookie cops with stun guns out on the streets looking for non english speaking people to zap. Many in the law enforcement industry have suggested surveillance camera's in public places, sounds like a good idea to me. With camera's out in the field, there would be less need for beat cops just wandering around aimlessly looking for trouble to happen. The wondering could be done electronically saving a massive amount of tax dollars on man hours.

So what is the problem? I'll tell you what, these whiney left wing crackpot dirtbags in the civil liberties groups. Ya ok, I can see a little bit of their concern with not wanting to become a police state similar to that in George Orwell's book 1984. The thing is, these camera's are not being put in a TV in your home. They are in Public places. As a public place, there is no expectation of privacy, so what you do is always subject to being seen by someone else in the public space. This way, if some dirtbag scum 1 goes and wacks dirtbag scum 2, the police can then go and arrest dirtbag scum 1. Perfect less scum on the street.

In a more practical situation, say your grandmother is walking down the street and some scuzbag thumps her upside the head and steals her purse. Perhaps this is the scuzbags' full time profession and your Grandmother was the 6th woman he knocked down that day. Maybe this time, she bumped her head and died. Now imagine what the situation would look like if there were camera's in public places. The shithead would probably have been nabbed at the beginning of his career, thus saving your grandmothers life. Makes sense to me, sad thing is, the privacy communists don't give a fuck about your grandmothers' life because they just want to be able to pick their noses in public without being seen by a police officer monitoring a series of camera's. REAL SMART PEOPLE. Fucking assholes.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Incandescent bulbs vs CFC's

Fine and dandy, but there are a couple of things being missed by the government and their proposed ban on incandescent bulbs.

VANCOUVER (CBC) - Energy efficient light bulbs could be causing migraines, a British migraine lobby group said Wednesday.

"These bulbs do trigger migraines for some of our members - it's either the
flickering, or the low intensity of the light, causing eye strain," Karen Manning, a spokeswoman for the British Migraine Action Association, told the BBC.

Many jurisdictions around the world have recently moved toward banning standard incandescent bulbs, which lose most of their energy as heat, in favour of compact fluorescent lights.

Last September, Britain's environment secretary announced a voluntary agreement that would see stores stop selling all conventional bulbs by the end of 2011.

"We would ask the [UK] government to avoid banning them completely, and still leave some opportunity for conventional bulbs to be purchased," Manning said.

Australia announced last February that it was going to prohibit the use of incandescent bulbs by 2010 in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

In Canada, the federal government said last April that it would ban the sale of inefficient light bulbs by 2012.

Implementing the ban in Canada would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than six million tonnes a year and save homeowners about $60 annually in electricity costs, Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn said at the time