Archive for May 15th, 2012

COLUMN: Furey – Your tax dollars are funding a graphic sex show developed for 12 year-olds

- May 15th, 2012

Too much sex at science museum

by Anthony Furey

Field trips just got a lot racier.

When I was a kid I would have groaned at the idea of visiting something called the Canada Science and Technology Museum.

Want to learn how a steam train works? No. What about the different layers of the Canada shield? Pass. How about the anatomy of an orgasm accompanied by arousing audio? Whaa?

Starting May 17 school groups and the public can visit “Sex: A Tell-all Exhibition” at the Ottawa museum.

First, in their words: “This exhibition, developed by the Montreal Science Centre, is intended for adolescents 12 years and older, parents seeking a better understanding of the subject in preparation for their children’s questions, teachers of high school and their students, health care professionals, and anyone else who wishes to learn more.”

Although some parts of the exhibition clearly go beyond mere sexual health lessons for adolescents.

The “Erecto-matic” contains a felt dissection of part of a flaccid penis. Press a button and the penis becomes erect. Read more…

VIDEO: Europe is crashing, Robson and Lilley discuss

- May 15th, 2012

Math is hard for Occupy supporters

- May 15th, 2012

Journalists are notoriously bad at math. Remember that when you see stories on budgets and stuff that’s important. Well seems Occupiers are bad at it too.

The Menzoid went out to talk to people supporting the Occupy movement about the irony of some wealthy folks from the Big Smoke lecture the rest of the people, the 99%, about taking back the system.

 

Now for that gentleman that thought you needed to be in the 1% in Canada, that’s not quite the case. Being wealthy in Canada starts at a much lower level. I’ve shown the chart below in the past to illustrate that the wealthy in Canada already pay more than their fair share of taxes, it can also be used to show that David Miller and Michael Hollett are likely members of that 1% these people claim to stand against.

COLUMN: Kinsella – Where is the Conservative attack on Mulcair?

- May 15th, 2012

The calm before the attack-ad storm

by Warren Kinsella

Brad Lavigne looked stumped, for a moment or two.

Lavigne — the brilliant Jack Layton loyalist who helped pilot the New Democratic Party to its historic gains in the election of one year ago — seemed uncertain, however briefly, about what his answer should be.

In an exchange with Tim Powers — the much-liked Conservative Party pundit — Lavigne had been asked about when Stephen Harper’s war room intended to start attacking newly minted NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair.

Lavigne eyed Powers warily. The two political strategists were on a stage at the Ottawa Congress Centre for the annual gathering of Canadian realtors. Finally, Lavigne allowed that he did not know, exactly, when the ruthless Conservative attack machine would strike. “But it’s coming,” Lavigne said. “It’s coming.”

Indeed it is. But when? And, more significantly, why hasn’t it happened already? Read more…