Iranian Women Under Siege

This is what bravery looks like. Iranian women protesting for their human rights!

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Image caption,Much of the country has seen protests following the death of a young woman in custody

Iran’s president has vowed to take action against protesters after more than a week of anti-government demonstrations.

President Ebrahim Raisi pledged to “deal decisively” with the protests, which have now spread to most of Iran’s 31 provinces.

Officials say some 35 people have been killed since protests broke out over the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody.

Clashes continue in several cities.

Ms Amini had been detained for allegedly breaking headscarf rules. Officers reportedly beat her head with a baton and banged her head against one of their vehicles. The police have said there is no evidence of any mistreatment and that she suffered “sudden heart failure”.

And while Mr Raisi says her death will be investigated, his Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi has insisted that Ms Amini was not beaten.

People gather in protest against the death of Mahsa Amini on September 24, 2022 in Rome, Italy

On Saturday people joined protests in several cities across the world including Rome, Athens and Stockholm

Editorial Cartoons that make you shake your head

Why Nancy Pelosi went to Taiwan only the Gods know. Very provocative and lame brained move. She infuriated China and put U.S. – Chinese relations in peril.

She claims she did it to show support for a fragile democracy facing an autocrat, totalitarian and belligerent giant next door.

But in making that political maneuvre she actually put the world in peril. China has started extremely provocative military actions near Taiwan, including intrusions into Taiwanese airspace. One miscalculation or mistake by a pilot and the real bullets could start flying. Nancy, you are a fool!

The Heights of Hollywood Celebrities and World leaders

Tall, small, big, short, it makes no difference. Unless of course you are a middle linebacker or a jockey. Despite the trivial nature of this post, there are some surprising revelations here.  Never realized Snooky was 4’8″, and Seth Green was 5’4″.

There is a bit of redundancy here, it was necessary to include as many people as possible.

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Canada’s current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is 6’2″.

NameHeight, CmHeight, Feet and inches (rounded to nearest)Country (leader of )
Abdelaziz Bouteflika1595’2Algeria
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner1645’4Argentina
Julia Eileen Gillard1665’5Australia
Stephen Harper1886’2Canada
Fidel Castro1906’3Cuba
Tarja Halonen1725’8Finland
François Hollande1705’7France
Nicolas Sarkozy1655’5France
Napoleon1685’6France
Jacques Chirac1896’2France
François Mitterrand1725’7France
Valéry Giscard d’Estaing1896’2France
Georges Pompidou1815’11France
Charles de Gaulle1966’5France
Angela Merkel1655’5Germany
Gerhard Schröder1745’8Germany
Helmut Kohl1936’4Germany
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Joe Biden is 5’11”. Trump was just over 6’2″.

The Legend of Rob Ford

Robert Bruce Ford (May 28, 1969 – March 22, 2016) was a Canadian politician and businessman who served as the 64th mayor of Toronto from 2010 to 2014. Before and after his term as mayor, Ford was a city councillor representing Ward 2 Etobicoke North. He was first elected to Toronto City Council in the 2000 Toronto municipal election, and was re-elected to his council seat twice.

His political career, particularly his mayoralty, saw a number of personal and work-related controversies and legal proceedings. In 2013, he became embroiled in a substance abuse scandal, which was widely reported in national and foreign media. Following his admission, Ford refused to resign, but city council voted to hand over certain mayoral powers and office staff to Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly for the remainder of Ford’s term.

Ford took a sabbatical and received treatment for his alcohol and drug addiction. Despite the scandal, Ford initially contested the next mayoral election, scheduled for October 2014, but after being hospitalized and diagnosed with an abdominal tumour in September 2014, Ford withdrew from the mayoral race and registered instead to run for his old city council seat. John Tory succeeded him as mayor on December 1, 2014, while Ford regained his former seat. Ford received treatment for the cancer, and was able to return briefly to council, but died in March 2016 after chemotherapy was ineffective.

Ford suffered from alcohol and drug addiction for many years. After the death of his father in 2006, Ford’s abuse grew and led to public episodes of intoxication, followed by public denials. His episodes were symptomatic of alcohol and drug addiction. His episodes were reported in the media widely and attracted much condemnation. Ford’s abuse led to him being stripped of much of his powers as Toronto mayor and he later entered drug rehabilitation.

On April 15, 2006, Ford attended a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game at the Air Canada Centre. According to a couple nearby, Ford was intoxicated, using profanity, and insulting people. The couple then sent a detailed complaint to the City of Toronto.[80] When confronted about the episode three days later by a National Post reporter, Ford initially denied having been at the game, but later admitted it. “I’m going through a few personal problems, but it doesn’t justify, you know, getting drunk in public and pretty well acting like an idiot if you ask me.”

The death of Rob Ford’s father, Doug Ford Sr., in September 2006 due to cancer has been pinpointed as the time period when Ford transitioned to crack cocaine in addition to alcohol.[83] A convicted heroin dealer who used to supply Ford’s sister Kathy recalled a party with Ford around that time. According to reporter Robyn Doolittle, Ford would come home at night and drink heavily, use hard drugs or prescription pills.

The Reality of January 6, 2021

Trump sat in the dining room off the oval office watching the riot on TV for 3 hours without doing anything to mitigate the insanity.

Brainwashed pro-Trump rioter with twist ties! They intended on taking members of congress hostage!

Rabid Trump supporter foaming at the mouth.

The Trump South will rise again.

Trump finally piped up. “Go home, we love you, you’re very special”. Those violent goons have a soft spot in his heart.

No ifs, ands or buts, this was an attempted coup d’etat. The disinformation spread by Trump and his cohorts lead to misinformation believed and perpetuated by the ignorant supporters. This is a very dangerous time for the U.S.A. The ignorant masses will believe anything and follow anybody.