Monthly Archives: May 2012

Iran: Military intervention in Syria will ‘engulf’ Israel

Any crisis caused by military intervention in Syria would “envelop the Zionist regime,” Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Wednesday.

According to the Tehran Times, Larijani was referring to calls by “certain US officials” for a military campaign against President Bashar Assad’s regime following the recent massacre of civilians, many of them children, in the town of Houla.

“US military officials probably have a poor understanding of themselves and regional issues because Syria is in no way similar to Libya, and (the effects of) creating another Benghazi in Syria would spread to Palestine, and ash rising from the flames would definitely envelop the Zionist regime,” Larijani was quoted by the Tehran Times as saying during a speech in parliament.

Sqworld: Beating your kids: Right or wrong?

Good Lord: Body part mailed to Conservative Party HQ

Conservative Party headquarters at 130 Albert Street, Ottawa

Cops are investigating after reports that a body part — possibly a human foot — turned up in a package at the Conservative Party headquarters on Albert St. near O’Connor St.

Ottawa Fire spokesman Marc Messier said he doesn’t know much about the details of the call, except that a woman reported feeling sick after coming into contact with the package.

He said the firefighter hazmat crew and paramedics were called by police.

Messier said hazmat did air monitoring on the 12th floor of 130 Albert St. and isolated 10 people, who have since been released.

More to come.

You know who those rioting Quebec students are just like? Jesus!

You would think that when assessing the brutal silencing of dissent through the ages, the Romans’ crucifixion of Jesus would rank right up there.

But Ryan Fea, a United Church delegate, has news for you: Pontius Pilate had nothing on Quebec Premier Jean Charest. Mr. Fea explained to The Gazette  why the church’s Montreal and Ottawa Conference adopted a motion Sunday denouncing emergency legislation introduced by the Liberal government to address the three-month student strike.

“In our sacred scriptures, we as Christians see Jesus riding on a donkey into Jerusalem, surrounded by his faith community expressing their beliefs, and he did not have to give eight hours’ notice to the Romans,” Mr. Fea said. “He was making a very strong political statement that wasn’t quelled or quashed by his government.”

Revolutionary Guards admits Iran involvement in Syria

Tehran state media immediately remove interview, blame Israel for Syria bomb blasts.

Woman stalked by kangaroo

An Australian woman says she was “stalked” for two days by an angry kangaroo, which finally attacked, leaving her with a 12-inch scar.

“It was lucky it was cool weather and I had two layers of clothing; otherwise it could have been worse,” Kirrily McWilliams said.

The (Sydney) Daily Telegraph reports that McWilliams called the National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS) to report that the female eastern gray kangaroo was lurking outside her home, in Port Macquarie in New South Wales. But wildlife officials reportedly told her to simply ignore the kangaroo and that it would move on.

Instead, the kangaroo attacked her 143-pound mastiff dog the next day.

And the day after that, the kangaroo assaulted McWilliams as she was headed out to her car, on the way to pick up her daughter from school. When McWilliams saw the kangaroo approaching to attack, she curled into a ball on the ground.

“If you stand and confront them, they can easily tear you apart because that’s what they do to each other,” she told the paper.

But that wasn’t the end of the animal’s rampage. While McWilliams sat in the hospital recovering from her injuries, the kangaroo attempted to attack her husband. However, he was able to get grab a shovel, which he used to keep the animal at a safe distance.

The NPWS finally issued a 48-hour permit to kill the kangaroo, but it has since disappeared.

“I’m for protecting kangaroos, but there seems to be nothing in place to help people,” McWilliams said. “I had to be injured before they did anything. I have three children, and it could have been one of them.”

The eastern gray kangaroo is a formidable beast and larger than most other species of kangaroo. It can run at speeds up to 35 mph, covering more than 25 feet in a single jump and reaching heights of up to 8 feet. National Geographic reports that man-made water sources in Australia have become a boon to their population, leading to increased packs of the roos, which are perhaps appropriately referred to as “mobs.”

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“You are torturing all men!”

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