Boanerges's Blog – April 2018 Archive (4)

The Cop Who Didn't Shoot

If there is anything good to take away from the appalling tragedy in Toronto on Monday, it's the action -- or rather, non-action -- of one heroic patrol cop.

Const. Ken Lam, siren screaming, pulled his cruiser up near the rental van that had just run over more than 20 people, killing 10, in a mile-long rampage down Yonge Street sidewalks.

A man, later identified as Alek Minassian was standing next to it, shouting and holding something in his hand.

Lam got out of his…

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Added by Boanerges on April 25, 2018 at 8:30am — 28 Comments

"They Trust Me -- Dumb Fucks"

According to a recent NY Review article, what US billionaire* once made that remark about customers eager to give up personal information? Was it:

Bezos

Gates

Jobs

Koch

Musk

Soros

Zuckerberg

* Donald Trump is not on this list because I question whether he's a billionaire at…

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Added by Boanerges on April 23, 2018 at 7:30am — 17 Comments

Sorry World: Canada's Closed Today Due To Deaths In The Family: An Update

A 16th person has died from the accident -- physical trainer Dayna Brons, 24. One surviving player is a paraplegic and two are still in critical condition.



Meanwhile, the GoFundMe campaign for the families and the survivors has topped $11 million. My personal thanks go out to all those in Canada and around the world -- especially those of you in the US -- who contributed.
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It's become a truism that Canadians are nice,…

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Added by Boanerges on April 8, 2018 at 2:30pm — 12 Comments

Who was the writer? Who was the subject?

"(He) has never been one of my favorite people anyway. For years I’ve regarded his existence as a monument to all the rancid genes and broken chromosomes that corrupt the possibilities of the American Dream; he was a foul caricature of himself, a man with no soul, no inner convictions, with the integrity of a hyena and the style of a poison toad. The (man) I remembered was absolutely humorless; I couldn’t imagine him laughing at anything except maybe a paraplegic who wanted to vote…

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Added by Boanerges on April 2, 2018 at 2:51pm — 4 Comments

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