Monday, 1 September 2014

Claire L'heureux-Dubé, CC GOQ (conceived September 7, 1927)

Claire L'heureux-Dubé, CC GOQ (conceived September 7, 1927) served as an equity on the Supreme Court of Canada from 1987 to 2002. She was the first lady from Quebec and the second lady selected to this position. She was conceived Claire L'heureux in Quebec City in 1927. She was the most seasoned of four young ladies raised by a mother who put in forty years in a wheel seat as a consequence of different sclerosis. In 1947, she finished her B.a. from Mcgill University and in 1951, she moved on from the law personnel of Université Laval and entered private practice in Quebec. She was delegated as a judge to the Quebec Superior Court in 1973 and to the Quebec Court of Appeal in 1979. 

Among her more questionable choices incorporate her reasons in Moge v. Moge 3 S.c.r. 813 where she took a significant takeoff from the drilled standard of legal recognize by taking into account an expansive scope of social studies information to be given legal perceive as an administrative truth. An alternate well known difference was in Canada (Attorney General) v. Mossop, 1 SCR 554 where only she recognized that the significance of family is not altered and ought to be perused purposively to adjust to the changing times and it ought to incorporate same-sex couples. 

In a style reminiscent of Lord Denning M.r., on account of Willick v. Willick,3 S.c.r. 670, she cited an announcement she made in a prior judgment, with which she "most generously" concurred. 

In the early piece of the twentieth century, proficient instruction stretched past the conventional fields of philosophy, law and pharmaceutical. Graduate preparing focused around the German-enlivened American model of particular course work and the finishing of an examination postulation was presented. 

The arrangement of college training launched in the 1960s reacted to populace weight and the conviction that advanced education was a key to social equity and monetary gainfulness for people and for society. 

The capability of the Supreme Court of Canada, which has six of its nine judges from regular law areas and just three from the common law region of Quebec, to overrule the Court of Appeal of Quebec has once in a while been raised as a political issue by Quebec patriots, who stress that it dissolves Quebec's different legitimate society. In practice, issues of common law are heard at the Supreme Court by its three Quebec parts in addition to two of its basic law parts. 

As indicated by the elected and commonplace governments, Québec is the city's official name in both French and English, despite the fact that Quebec City (or its French proportionate, Ville de Québec) is normally utilized, especially to recognize the city from the region. The city's renowned historic points incorporate the Château Frontenac, an inn which rules the horizon, and La Citadelle, an in place post that structures the core bit of the defenses encompassing the old city. The National Assembly of Quebec (common council), the Musée national des beaux-expressions du Québec (National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec), and the Musée de la civilisation (Museum of Civilization) are found inside or close Vieux

Tuesday, 26 February 2013


Nihil is the eighth studio album by industrial rock group KMFDM, released on April 4, 1995 on Wax Trax!/TVT. Nihil was recorded in 1994 in Seattle, Washington, and featured the return of former band member Raymond Watts and the first appearance of journeyman drummer Bill Rieflin. The album was mostly written by band leader Sascha Konietzko, who emphasized a less guitar-driven sound for the release. Nihil's first single, "Juke Joint Jezebel", is the band's most widely known song of all time, with millions of copies sold over various releases. Widely praised by critics, Nihil is one of the band's best-selling albums. After the original release went out of print, a remastered version was released in 2007.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Nihil obstat

Nihil obstat (Latin for "nothing hinders" or "nothing stands in the way") is a declaration of no objection to an initiative or an appointment.

Apart from this general sense, the phrase is used more particularly to mean an "attestation by a church censor that a book contains nothing damaging to faith or morals". The Censor Librorum delegated by a bishop of the Catholic Church reviews the text in question, but the nihil obstat is not a certification that those granting it agree with the contents, opinions or statements expressed in the work; instead, it merely confirms "that it contains nothing contrary to faith or morals."

The nihil obstat is the first step in having a book published under Church auspices. If the author is a member of a religious institute and if the book is on questions of religion or morals, the book must also obtain the imprimi potest ("it can be printed") of the major superior. The final approval is given through the imprimatur ("let it be printed") of the author's bishop or of the bishop of the place of publication.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Its Reputation in Tatters, BP Continues Trying to Cover its Ass

Here's another shocker -- BP wants to keep their cap in place even though some testing by the Feds shows a lower pressure than would be expected from such a well. Hmmm, my spidey senses are tingling me that the pressure is low because there's a leak somewhere. And of course there's a very real chance of that but not one BP is willing to uncap Pandoras well, not when their relief well is in sight. Well, in sight I guess when you think that it could be done in less time than has all ready passed since the April detonation of Petrolesuvius, the destruction of Deepwater Horizon and the loss of 11 lives. So BP's game now is to be very clear that they want the cap to stay on. If the Feds want to go mucking around and uncap it for whatever reasons they may have -- and sadly, from what we've seen of BP it's a damn safe bet they have reasons -- any more spillage will be on them not on Old Blighty. Sorry BP but it's hard to see your motives as anything more noble than they've been up til now : another politic attempt to cover your Union Jack bedecked asses. Nice commercials on Sunday morning t.v. too but you're still full of it.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Mayor Brown's National Search Yields a Byron Brown Campaign Contributor !

Mayor Brown's National Search Yields a Byron Brown Campaign Contributor !

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is trying to sneak one of his buddies in through the side door and install him as police commissioner. What's even better is Brown claimed he was going to hold a nation wide search for the best candidate. Somehow the search has yielded a candidate whose wife's company sells campaign materials to the mayor's camp. Damn. Can you figure the odds of that coincidence ? The candidate also donates to the mayor's campaigns! What's more is the candidate's lack of any education beyond high school would disqualify him from hiring on as a rookie patrolman. Yes Hutch tech is a high school for smart kids but outside of Buffalo chances are pretty slim that anyone's going to install Dan Derenda as their top cop with a Hutch Tech diploma as his terminal degreee. Word has it Mr. Whitfield Byron's choice as Fire Commissioner counts his GED as sufficient educational background for his position. Ahh but then again this is Buffalo, City of No Illusions friends and do any of us really suffer from the delusion that these jobs are anything other than patronage handouts to good little lemmings who do what their Mayor tells them to do ? Why should these guys have an education, after all remember how our Superintendent of Schools was chosen ? Robert Wilmers of M&T Bank CEOship in his aristocratic largesse offered to pay for one of these nation wide talent searches, one that appears about as rigorous as the one that coughed up the name Dan Derenda. Some who know claimed that Wilmers typed "union buster" into google and got his man, one James Williams, who came here after leaving a path of destruction in Dayton Ohio that included, among other things, an $18 MILLION DOLLAR hole in their wallet that nobody knew about until Williams was house hunting at Spaulding Lake. There have been more than a few casual assertions that Mr. Williams' own advanced degree is of questionable veracity, thus the habit of BTF materials referring to him as Mr. rather than doctor.

And why stop here ? Lieutenant Greg Kwiatkowski has just been suspended with pay for throttling one of his subordinates in a police station because the cop requested a transfer to get away from his Lieutenant K's command. Kwiatkowski is the same guy who is under review for acting up in a bar where cops in uniform had stopped off after an awards banquet. When an NFTA copper tried to warn them that they were drawing the attention of patrons who were taking pictures of them drunk in uniform, the NFTA cop got decked for his attempted collegiality. Kwiatkowski,as we recall, was also involved in a choking incident or so fellow cop Carole Horne, ex-fellow cop I should say, claimed when she leaped onto his back to try and stop him from throttling a perp in his driveway. In similar rogue fashion the Buffalo Public Schools have been shuffling rogue a Principal for years. She's been removed from one school due to parent and teacher outrage. She was then hidden at another school where she slapped a kid with a huge suspension for a minor offense in one act of the tragedy that became McKinleyGate. She has since been installed at another school, a notorious hot spot anyway, where her bullying mainly of faculty has led to an vote of no confidence in her and plans for the school's eventual closing. Her policy of sending kids home for infractions as petty as hall wandering recently contributed to the death of a kid who was gunned down at a bus stop during school hours. Yes I know it's dirty to say that she caused his death, she didn't, but to kick a 15 year old out of school at mid-day for something as minor as cutting class put him on the street where his attacker found him and ended his life.

So friends what we have in Buffalo currently is a control freak mayor who ran unopposed, a schools chief with iffy credentials who was picked by a banking industry millionaire, a top cop with a high school diploma and a fire chief with a GED. We have rogue employees in management running amok and for all of those who love the word "accountability" we have little to none of it until it comes time to nail a political opponent. Instead of revenge or vindictiveness they use the phrase "accountability." At the risk of sounding cynical why shouldn't Byron Brown expect to get away with this one ? As long as Buffalo is willing to be a third or fourth tier city and maintain its stranglehold on that third poorest city in the galaxy position, this is what we're going to get, only worse.