Luckily I have box #1 so it's my package that is in a secure and dry place. Actually I guess yours is also dry and safe at the drug store 15 miles down the road.
This is the new Canada. When the postal workers negotiated a cost of living raise (using rotating strikes, eg taking one day off a week) the government legislated a pay drop and took the profits and spent it on pro tar, I mean oil ads. Every time you see an ad for the keystone pipeline, it's us Canadian tax payers paying as the oil industry is so poor from all the bonuses they have to give to management that they can't afford much else.
The official position of our government is that all resources have to be directed to the bitumen, I mean oil industry as they are pro-(some)business.
Not many rural routes with mail vehicles left. This is in town where the mail people walk rather then drive.
He closed the Vancouver Marine Traffic Control Center while planning on increasing oil tanker traffic by at least an order of magnitude. He also closed Vancouver's Kitsilano coast guard station as it only did almost 300 (271 in 2011) rescues a year serving perhaps the busiest recreational harbour in Canada as the one at Sea Island was only 45 minutes away under ideal conditions. Should be easy to hold on for an hour when your boat flounders.
Our neighbours view on our oil spill readiness, http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2013/12/03/canada-unprepared-for-oil-spill-in-strait-of-juan-de-fuca/
That the person has been charged with a crime is newsworthy in and of itself. That brings the first amendment in to play.
At least in my country, the right to fundamental justice can trump the freedom of expression (including freedom of the press) right. You just have to convince a judge that publishing certain information can jeopardize your right to a fair trial, eg tainting a jury. Of course the prosecution and other interested parties such as the newspapers lawyers can argue the opposite and after the trial they're usually free to publish, especially in the case of a conviction.
To say the web sites cannot post the photos is, legally, the same as saying the New York Times cannot publish the name of the defendant.
There are probably times when the New York Times can't publish the name of the defendant such as in the case of minors.
The attack ad mentality is horrible for democracy with the Conservatives position being basically that those other guys have problems and trust us, we're Conservatives. And as you point out, most of the attacks are BS or worse anyways. The marijuana attack ads where they pretend that making pot harder for kids to get is a bad thing, the personal attacks on Trudeau, the lies about the NDPs plans for a carbon tax etc. If they actually campaigned on their real agenda they would never have got a majority and they know it. The sad thing is that Harpers promises of open government make Obama look honest and open.
I usually vote for the Rhinoceros party but couldn't even do that last election due to the Conservatives changes to the elections act.
Actually it was the Liberals who put in the regulations that saved us during the recession and housing market crash. Given a little more time the Conservatives would have removed all those evil regulations.
As nice as the tax cuts were, the fact is that we are in more debt per capita then the Americans and cutting taxes instead of paying off the debt and actually increasing the debt seems as stupid as a household cutting back on going to work because they finally started paying down the credit cards and had their credit rating raised.
. I can't imagine who died and left them in charge, but in charge they definitely feel.
J. Edgar Hoover, especially read the second paragraph.
Spinning the drive wheels much faster then you're moving (if you're even moving) so the tires burn up and make smoke and burn a hole in your wallet when you visit the tire store the next day.
Obama is addicted to the surveillance, especially the spying on foreign government part. Nothing like knowing what the competition is thinking, what there bottom line is, etc. Like most addicts he's in denial about it, probably thinks he can just stop and demonizes others with the same problem.
Me, I worry about what the next US leader is going to be like as everyone seems to take things further down the fascist road.
I use SeaMonkey as it's less bloated and faster then Firefox. Most add-ons work and page display much the same as Firefox excepting a few sites that seem to think it is a mobile browser.
Seems the hard part would be recognizing that by combining copper sulfate and ascorbic acid you've created copper nano-particles and that they'd be useful for things like printing circuit boards. How hard is it to detect that you have true nano-particles?
I often wonder why supercomputer clusters aren't geographically distributed so the nodes can be used as space heaters. It seems such a waste putting them all together in the same room...
How else to claim that you actually have central heating?
It's in the UK, the extra heat would be welcome.