The Chinese are hungry

I knew that they ate dogs and monkeys but this is crazy:

The Chinese food market at the centre of the deadly Sars-like virus outbreak has claimed they sold live koalas, snakes, rats and wolf pups to locals to eat.

The Huanan Seafood market in Wuhan in China is under investigation with officials believing the coronavirus originated from a wild animal that was sold at the venue.

So far the highly-contagious virus has killed 17 people and infected hundreds around Asia.

The scary part is the incubation period which is about two weeks! Tens of thousands of people could be infected. We won't know for sure till early February.


Canada. January. Life.

A snow storm rolled by yesterday in my area but it was nothing compared to the epic blizzard that smashed Newfoundland as you can see above. The only way it could get worse is that the snow doesn't have time to melt and then ... another storm hits! That's when the best way to exit the house is to simply walk out of the second floor bedroom window.

Records were broken:

St. John's and other communities in Newfoundland remain under a state of emergency after a historic snowstorm dumped closer to a metre of snow on parts of the province. St. John's recorded 76.2 cm of snow with the storm, crushing the single-day record for snowfall in the capital.

You can see more crazy photos here.


Oy vey!

Earlier:

I'm sensing a pattern here ...


The Wrath of Janes

New research in Social Psychological and Personality Science provides evidence that women strategically dampen signals of sexual permissiveness and desirability to avoid provoking intersexual aggression. In other words, the study suggests that women “dress defensively” by wearing less revealing outfits when encountering other women.

Shouldn't that be intrasexual? Anyway, almost everyone has been in the following situation at a social gathering where an attractive woman with tight clothing walks by.

What do the guys think? Nice.

Whereas the plain women hiss: Slut.


A tale of a tail

An Air Canada Boeing 777 clipped its smaller fleet-mate, an Airbus A321, as it was moving on the apron at the airport. The larger plane’s wingtip struck the tail fin of the Airbus, causing it to spin right around on the spot.

Strange. There is zero mention of the person who was towing the bigger plane. Probably, a diverse woman.


The Power of Meat

She feels and looks better after a month of eating healthy meat. Here are a few choice words from the hilarious comments section: sad, sell out, hypocritical, disturbing, mental help, dishonest, extreme, joke, pain, horror, nightmare, confused, disgusting, sickening, yikes, toxic, gross,...

I just had a steak. It was delicious.


A modern solution

So simple and clever:

Monkeys in India apparently can’t tell a tiger from a dog made to look like a tiger -- or at least that is what one farmer claims.

The farmer, identified as Srikanth Gowda, said he has been able to protect his coffee crop from monkeys by painting his pet dog Bulbul with black stripes, an Indian news outlet reports.

A dog named bulbul dressed as a ferocious cat. Gold!

Bulbul is the Hindi word for nightingale.


Don't mention the race!

The Greater Shithole Area:

A third incident in which a bucket of feces was dumped on a person has been reported outside a building at the University of Toronto and police believe all three are linked. [..]

The suspect, described as a man in his 30s wearing a yellow construction hat, a blue shirt and gloves, fled eastbound on College. [..]

The suspect has been described as a man in his 20s with a medium build. He was wearing a black hat, blue top, light-coloured pants and black gloves.

It's funny that they have photos of the guy in the article but still refuse to mention his race while describing him. Of course, he's not white.

Anyway, Samuel "The Shitman" Opoku has been arrested:

Samuel Opoku, of Toronto, is charged with five counts each of assault with a weapon and mischief interfere with property.


Are you not entertained?

Snowflakes come in all colors:


Intelligent predators

This behavior of birds is both interesting and, er, chilling:

“At or around an active fire front, birds – usually black kites, but sometimes brown falcons – will pick up a firebrand or a stick not much bigger than your finger and carry it away to an unburnt area of grass and drop it in there to start a new fire,” says Bob Gosford, an ornithologist with the Central Land Council in Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory, who led the documentation of witness accounts. “It’s not always successful, but sometimes it results in ignition.”

“Observers report both solo and cooperative attempts, often successful, to spread wildfires intentionally via single-occasion or repeated transport of burning sticks in talons or beaks. This behaviour, often represented in sacred ceremonies, is widely known to local people in the Northern Territory,” write the authors behind the find in the Journal of Ethnobiology.

Perhaps, there could be a sub-category of birds of prey: firestarters!


Mountains of Misery

For the past forty years, women have been demanding their relationships with men be free of traditional sex roles. Women said they can do everything themselves and “don’t need a man.” They wanted to lead and to be their own heroes. In exchange, they wanted men to be more like women: soft and nurturing and flexible.

Men listened and responded accordingly.

Those men are fools.

If traditional sex roles were truly passé, as the culture has insisted for years, women would have no problem finding a husband. If it didn’t matter which sex is richer or more educated, women would be perfectly happy in the provider role and would marry any one of the countless men of lesser status who are clearly and readily available.

But they aren’t doing that. And many of the women who are doing it are miserable.

Young women out of college think that they want to be STRONG, EMPOWERED, INDEPENDENT, and FIERCE. The perfect way to go about this is to get a mediocre job and become another obedient rodent in the soul-crushing rat race.

Soon, they yearn for a family but only with a taller, bigger, stronger, and richer man. Most guys, of course, can't meet the unrealistic standards. Result: tears.


Nature vs. Laboratory

The instinct should be to distrust new lab-manufactured "foods" but too many people want to try new things and share their experiences. They're basically giddy guinea pigs.


Crazy gold digger

Send her to jail:

POLICE in Brazil have charged a model who accused football star Neymar of raping her in a Paris hotel with blackmail.

Najila Trindade and her former husband, Estivens Alves, have been accused of perverting the course of justice and attempting to extort the Brazilian forward.

She set a camera to record and then assaulted Neymar to get him to hit back. Instead of retaliating, he just looked and sounded confused.


The significance of genes

Looks like it's physically impossible to be endowed with explosive speed and endurance.


The Last Straw!

An unexpected lethal weapon:

Metal straws may be eco-friendly, but a coroner has warned of the potential dangers they pose after a woman in England died last year in a freak accident.

Elena Struthers-Gardner, 60, sustained a traumatic brain injury after falling while carrying a mason jar-styled drinking glass that had a screw-top lid at her home in Dorset on Nov. 22, an inquest heard on Monday. [...]

When Struthers-Gardner fell, officials said the 10-inch metal straw pierced through her eye and into her brain.

I'll stick with plastic straws.


The perpetually melting snowflake

Sonamjeet Narwan, a 28-year-old U.K. resident, was in line at the check-in counter at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va., on Tuesday when the incident occurred.

A woman had cut in line, and Narwan asked her to move back.

“I said, ‘If you wouldn’t mind, take your place in the queue. It’s not really fair if you’re skipping it when you’ve got people behind you,'” Narwan told Global News.

“She essentially called me a ‘9/11 bloodsucker,'” Narwan said of the woman’s response. “When I asked her what she actually meant, if she was really calling me a ‘9/11 bloodsucker,’ she said, ‘Yep.'”

The drama queen had found her buffet.

“The only reassurance I wanted that day was that that passenger was not going to be allowed to board that flight because she needed to experience the ramifications of being racist toward another passenger,” she said.

If Air Canada had gone ahead and refused to board that eeevil passenger, then we would see multiple incidents of customers crying about another special someone because of sexism, racism, or whatever unpopular flavor of -ism that day. Can you imagine the aggravation and lawsuits for being kicked off a plane because some moron pointed at you and cried SEXIST!, RACIST! or [fill in the blank]-ist?

Anyway, this malevolent woman was bumped up to Business Class -- far away from that offending passenger. Instead of showing gratitude, she calls that a "token gesture".

It could have been worse: she could have been called a paki, a darkie, or a nigger. The proper etiquette in that case is to kick the other person off the planet.

The comments have been turned off on this article at the request of Sonamjeet Narwan to prevent hateful messages.

Of course.


Crazy bitch

How one lie can devastate a life:

A Good Samaritan claims his life is in tatters after a woman who he helped falsely accused him of sexual assault.

Kenan Basic spent two weeks in a maximum security prison, lost his job and is now going through a divorce, after a 19-year-old woman made false accusations against him.

The guy learned the correct lesson:

Mr Basic said the incident has deterred him from stopping and helping a young woman ever again.

Let the fish cry out for a bicycle.


Khal Nayak

Dr. Zakir Naik got a little bit greedy:

Controversial Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik has allegedly amassed assets worth Rs193 crore (RM113mil) by diverting funds and donations received from Islamic countries that were meant for the “welfare of Muslims”, says a news report.

The Times of India reported that these assets included at least 20 flats in the cities of Mumbai and Pune in India.

That's some sweet real estate.


Air wolves

Cool story of the day:

Four Canadian wolves were captured and air-dropped on Lake Superior's Isle Royale National Park in Michigan – effectively doubling the pack’s current numbers – as part of an effort to rebuild the dwindling wolf population and help control the moose population, officials said Monday.

I can imagine them being air-dropped with the following theme music.


Measles in Canada

Another benefit of open borders:

Vancouver health officials have identified eight cases of measles in the city in recent weeks.

Speaking at a news conference Friday afternoon, Vancouver Coastal Health's Dr. Althea Hayden said it was determined that all cases are associated with a single school. [...]

"We have determined that measles was brought in to this community through travel outside of North America, and it is unrelated to the case that was reported earlier this month in a gentleman who had returned from the Philippines," Hayden said.


Guilty Ganesh

The dollar figure at the heart of a spending scandal at Ryerson University has now soared beyond half a million.

During an emergency meeting at the downtown Toronto campus on Friday night, the board of directors for Ryerson’s student union passed a motion approving a forensic audit that will review nearly $700,000 in questionable spending over a nine-month period.

What does Ram Ganesh have to say about all this?

Daniel Lis, chair of the meeting, began the session by addressing the hundreds of students who waited outside of the auditorium for more than an hour to hear what the board and executive members had to say. Lis explained that the executive’s elected president, Ram Ganesh, refused to attend the meeting because he feared for his safety.

If he did pilfer all that money, then the punishment should include re-paying the entire amount. Jail time alone won't cut it.


Angels in Canada

The heads of the Ryerson Students' Union have been given one week to explain approximately $250,000 in credit card spending, which critics say includes numerous questionable expenditures over an eight-month period.

Oh, this is precious.

The union went on to use the card for purchases at an LCBO and at Casino Rama restaurant in Orillia, Ont., an expense which appeared on the statement just days after the board held a private meeting in the town.

"It's things like that that kind of made us question, are these purchases going towards students or are they just for the board members?" said Harris.

(Laughs.) Here's a photo of the two "Canadian" students:

Ram Ganesh and Edmund Sofo

Hollywood should go for it. Possible suggested titles follow.

  • Ganesh and Sofo go to Casino Rama: Diversity Hijinks!
  • The Hindu, The Dindu, and The Bubbly.
  • The Fellowship of the Credit Card.
  • The Colored Clowns.
  • Non-lethal Weapon.
  • University Crashers.
  • Brown Midnight.

On IQ

Vox Day vs. N. N. Taleb:

Fourth, Taleb conflates intelligence with survival. But this is just flat-out wrong. Intelligence is simply a measure of intellectual ability, just as size, strength, and speed are measures of physical ability. And while intellectual ability is not necessarily as easily quantified, and while IQ is assuredly not a perfect measure, it is no more correct to redefine it simply because some people with lower IQs have higher incomes than other people with higher IQs than it would be correct to redefine size because some short people have higher incomes than taller people.

It was surprising to read this take on IQ and survival by N. N. Taleb. Just because one scores super-high on an IQ test doesn't imply that one will survive and thrive. For example, an ultra high IQ guy who is lazy and obnoxious is likely going to do a lot worse in life (marriage, kids, wealth) than a slightly above-average IQ guy who is diligent and kind.

This is actually a more hopeful and optimistic view of the world. Imagine if, for instance, financial success was almost solely determined by IQ. Oops, kid, you don't have an above average IQ. You won't ever become a doctor, engineer or a tech guy. In fact, you'll be a janitor or a gas station attendant for life. You'll never be rich. Fortunately, that's not true.


The evil that is mehndi

Mehndi is basically tattoo ink that is not permanent. Apparently, it's a serious issue at a school in Pakistan.

Harassment in schools is not new. Videos and pictures of administration members harassing and torturing students have often circulated on social media and in the latest of such incidents, it has emerged that a six-year-old girl in Karachi is being punished daily in school for having mehndi (henna) on her hands.

The monsters teachers will simply make up a reason to torture a student.

“Punishment: No participation in assembly, she keeps standing the other side while the other students sit; mental harassment by scolding her before joining the class; no breaks; daily notice verbally and on-diary both.”

Nobody does child abuse better than Muslim teachers.