Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Restitution


I've long and often wondered why restitution doesn't figure more heavily in our criminal justice system.

I suppose that one reason is that it simply can't -- some crimes can't be restituted for. Here's a case in point.

To summarize, a woman name of Catherine McKay got loaded, ran a stop sign and caused the death of a family of four. How does one ever make restitution for such a crime? -- one can't.

And yet, and yet, I still can't see what a ten-year prison sentence accomplishes, aside from presenting the taxpayer with a huge bill for food and shelter for the convict.

Even though I can't propose a better way, the thought won't leave me that there has to be one.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Solar Impulse Completes Historic Round-The-World Flight

Here's the story.

It was an amazing project, and sincere congratulations are in order to everyone involved.

That said, I have great difficulty in seeing this as the future of aviation.

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LCBO Launches Online Sales Of Beer, Wine, Cider, Spirits

Here's the story.

Who can now deny that every day, in every way, life in Ontario just keeps getting better and better, if you have money to burn.

Canada Post's delivery fee per $50.00 minimum order will be $12.00 plus tax. 'Looks reasonable to me; what's not to like?

At the rate that things keep improving in Ontario, there'll soon be no problems left to solve.

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Eric Burdon And The Animals -- Tobacco Road

One of my all-time favourite songs:


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Teresa Brewer -- Old Man Mose




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Tom Waits -- Goodnight Irene



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