Sunday, January 27, 2008

Not my video, but a favourite of mine

If I had the technical skills to make a video, I'd make one similar to this...but as I'm a techno phobe I'll allow the video maker to speak my mind for me.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

When are they going to stop monsters like this?

I was reading the Calgary Herald today. City & Region section, Wed Jan 23 2008. on Page B3 There's an article titled "Child porn collector faces one year in jail" (written by David Slade)
The story goes (paraphrased here and there for convenience) "A Calgary man faces upto a year in jail after admitting to possessing 10,000 images and more than 500 movies of child pornography, many of them involving pre-pubescent girls and babies being sexually assaulted....Weighill, 39 played no role in the production of the images and videos....The offender lost his job and has attempted suicide because of the nature of the charges.....Defence lawyer Paul Brunnen, who argued for a six-month sentence, said his client did not share and never intended to share the child pornography with anyone else. "My client said he was downloading it for himself," said Brunnen....[police] were able to download a movie from the offender's folder, depicting a three-year-old girl crying as she was being sexually assaulted by a man.....A search warrant of his southwest home uncovered 2,700 imaged and 82 movies of child pornography on a portable hard drive, as well as 7000 more imaged and 100 movies on his laptop computer and 340 ore movies on 34 discs. Forensic psychologist Patrick Baillie's report categorized the man's risk to reoffend as low."

Now, aside from the blindingly obvious, what the hell is wrong with this picture? This bastard has thousands of images of children being tortured and he's a "low risk to reoffend"?!?!?!? Um, what university did this dickhead psychologist go to? Or, perhaps more relevant, what planet is he from? The bastard probably spent years downloading these images and movies masturbating to them all the while and the psychologist thinks he's a low risk to reoffend. Okay. Meanwhile, back on earth....I'm just not sure what can be said about that. My favourite is the defense attorney saying that the pedophile didn't intend to share the videos with anyone else. OH! Well that makes it all right then! Gee I guess no one was really hurt then eh? Effing moron! I honestly don't know how these defense attorney's sleep at night. I couldn't look myself in the mirror without vomiting if I defended something like him.

I think, aside from the blindingly obvious, the saddest part of this story is not that he's only going to get 10 seconds in jail, but that he was unsuccessful in killing himself. Someone should tell him to try harder next time.

I've said it before and I'm saddened to hear myself saying it again, the Canadian justice system is a farce. The laws are made my middle aged, perverts (who else would think it's okay to possess torture videos as long as you don't intend to share them) who hate women and children. god help us all. Oh wait, they wrote the laws based on biblical, let's just hope we get some atheists into office so we can fix this sad, sorry system.

Friday, January 18, 2008

It's a soap opera world in the winter...

Maya had surgery on her eye yesterday. She's got basement membrane disease. The opthalmologist fixed her yesterday in ten minutes and charged me almost $300.00 and he wants to see her in two weeks (another $100) yippee! It's a good thing money grows on trees. Anyway at least she's not in pain any more.

Friday, January 4, 2008

I didn't mention it before

To all those who helped me acquire goods to give to the sunrise community centre (you know who you are) They were over the moon when they saw all that we'd collected for them. Their cupboards were bare.
I don't know about you but I always prefer helping a little front line community centre than throw my money at a big name charity (not that there's anything wrong with big name charity). I feel that my money and time is better spent on a small community resource centre because it goes straight to those who need it.
Anyway, I can't believe I didn't say anything sooner about how appreciated everything was, what can I say, I'm a delinquent.

Boredom is a disease.

I've been off work for 3 days now (well, almost three weeks but time on holiday doesn't count). I'm BORED! I keep trying to find things to do and my poor addled brain keeps saying "buy stuff buy stuff". Sad. Trouble is, because I'm home, our income is halved so I can't spend money. It's too bad I don't like soaps 'cuz that would be an effective way of wasting several hours a day.
I'm getting the piano tuned on the 9th which is great because I'm finding the piano offensive at the moment.
I'm hunting for my book of family recipes and when I find it I'm going to make the infamous "French Silk Pie" mmmmmmmmmm......three pounds of butter. My arteries are screaming just thinking about it.
I have turned into little Suzie Homemaker. I fixed a tear in Christopher's trousers (thank god for iron on patches).

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

A Year in Review

We're back from England (obviously or I wouldn't be writing this!)
We enjoyed ourselves immensely. Except of course for London. Seventh circle of hell that, horrible place.
We flew with Air Canada and were pleasantly surprised with everything. I've heard a lot of complaints about Air Canada but we didn't find it that bad at all. The food was wonderful, there was adequate leg room and Chris got free beer so he was happy. England was nice, a bit cold and damp for my taste but it wasn't as cold as I'd been expecting.

So now, a year in review....2007 what hath thou wrought upon me?

January 2007 - silly bitch rammed into us with her car because she was fiddling with knobs. The Mazda was a write off and I've been in agony with my back ever since. Also, got a puppy...Mush

February 2007 - got a nice cheque for the Mazda $1000. Which was good because we couldn't GIVE the damn thing away.

March 2007 - bought the PT cruiser, celebrated 6 months of married bliss

April 2007- my 26th birthday. Went to BC for holiday.

May 2007 - boring, more of the same

June 2007- put the house up for sale

July 2007 - Sold the house on the 5th, bought a house on the 6th, Grandma died on the 8th after a gargantuan battle with colon cancer. She went very quietly and wasn't in pain and most importantly, we were all there with her. On the 9th Chris got his work permit and other papers so we went to England for 2 weeks.

August 2007 - I started working for child and family services, Chris started working for IMS machinery, we moved into our new house

September 2007 - Chris quit IMS because the boss was a jerk, starting working at the Port o' Call Inn, we went to BC to see the Titanic exhibit

October 2007 - went to BC for Mark and Dorothy's wedding, celebrated our 1 year anniversary

November 2007 - bought a piano

December 2007 - had a job interview for a permanent position with Child and Family services. Flunked the interview due to having too much personality. Contract expired with temp position. Went to England for Christmas holiday

January 2008....let's see what the future will hold for us! Child and Family services would like me back but they have to have a 4 week period before they can. So, I'm taking 2 weeks off so that I'll be available to go back. In the meantime I've sent in my resume again and will hopefully not screw up the interview this time.