Bastille Day - Laramie Hirsch first posted this on his own site, but has agreed to post here at MOTW, as well. This week’s Bastille Day in Paris featured a man flying...
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You’d have to be mentally ill to see Bronies as anything other than loser weirdo fag loser nerd perverts. However, after watching My Little Pony, talking to their fans, and checking out the documentary Bronies, the truth hit me like an atomic wedgie. This isn’t about wimps such as Pajama Boy or those disgusting perverted Furries. It’s about autistic men trying to overcome their largest impairment: social interaction. Once you figure that out, making fun of them becomes equivalent to going up to a cancer patient on the dance floor, ripping off her wig, and yelling, “HA HA YOU’RE BALD!”Worth a read.
As Zerohedge points out, this "suicide" follows "the jumping deaths of 2 London bankers and a former-Fed economist in the US". This seems a little strange considering how the financial companies are presently sitting very fat and happy. There have also been two suicides in Switzerland; the CFO of Zurich Insurance and the CEO of Swisscom.And now seven: Another JPMorgan Banker Dies, 37 Year Old Executive Director Of Program Trading
The circumstances surrounding his death are scarce, but what is most notable is that not only is Crane the second very young JPMorgan banker to pass in recent days, but is also the fourth banker death in under a month. We can only hope this disturbing chain of deaths within the financial industry - one of which involved a nail-gun induced suicide - is purely accidental.ZeroHedge still leaves off the two Swiss suicides. The nail gun one is strange:
A coroner's spokeswoman Thursday said Talley was found in his garage by a family member who called authorities. They said Talley died from seven or eight self-inflicted wounds from a nail gun fired into his torso and head.
Canada’s government has announced that it is scrapping its controversial investor visa scheme, which has allowed waves of rich Hongkongers and mainland Chinese to immigrate since 1986.
The surprise announcement was made in Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s budget, which was delivered to parliament in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoon local time. Tens of thousands of Chinese millionaires in the queue will reportedly have their applications scrapped and their application fees returned.
The decision came less than a week after the South China Morning Post published a series of investigative reports into the controversial 28-year-old scheme. The Post revealed how the scheme spun out of control when Canada’s Hong Kong consulate was overwhelmed by a massive influx of applications from mainland millionaires. Applications to the scheme were frozen in 2012 as a result, as immigration staff struggled to clear the backlogAbout 66,000 people will have their applications cancelled. No doubt nearly all 66,000 will now try Australia, the U.S., U.K. or New Zealand, with the bulk possibly leaning towards the U.S. due to the still extant investment visa program.
And this bit is a funny irony for the gun haters:
One little-noted benefit to the surge in gun and ammo sales is that every time someone buys a gun or a box of ammo they’re paying a tax that must be used for wildlife conservation projects, gun ranges and other such outdoor-related programs. This tax on firearm and hunting related goods was created in 1937 when Congress passed the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (often referred to as the “Pittman-Robertson Act”). In 2013 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates this tax will generate $376 million for conservation programs, land acquisition and other outdoor-related expenditures and projects. So, in a way, all these new gun owners are pulling the trigger for conservation more and more often.