Thursday, October 15, 2009

And the violence continues

Militant groups continued to flex their muscles today through a series of coordinated attacks on a police training school, a elite commando training centre and the Federal Investigation Agency in Lahore, killing a total of 27 people and injuring 30 more. According to police out of the 13 militants involved, three were female.

In Quetta, unknown militants attacked security officials with grenades.

Eleven people were also killed and several were wounded in a when a car bomb exploded near Cantt Police Station in Kohat. School children have been counted among the dead and the wounded. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has taken responsibility for these attacks

Several people were injured, including a child when a remote controlled car bomb went off in Peshawar's Gulshan Rehman colony.

They're at it again...

The Conservatives are in hot water after images of government cheques being given out with the conservative part logo on it.

This of course has caused a severe bout of hyper-ventilation on the part of the opposition (aka Liberals), who are calling for an investigation from the federal ethics commissioner to look at 47 instances of "partisan chequing". In addition, Liberals are also mulling over asking Elections Canada to launch and inquiry over the illegal donations being made to the Conservative Party.

On his part, Steven Harper (aka Prime Minister extraordinaire, aka sun king) has repeatedly called for the removal of partisan logos from said cheques.

Partisan symbols on government cheques cross the line from independent public money being offered for public services and incentives given to openly promote a partisan cause.It would be good for Steven Harper and his conservatives to remember that they represent Canada and not just the Conservative party