Apr. 14th, 2006

ciroccoj: (failure)
::seething resentment::

So it's not enough that Canada, despite signing the Kyoto Accord, was doing a miserable job of living up to it. Now we're not only turning our backs on the accord, we're also trying to make sure that internal dissent about that decision is silenced.

Why is it so difficult for people to get what we were all presumably taught in Kindergarten? If you make a mess, CLEAN IT UP. Don't whine that other kids also made messes, or that it's too difficult to clean it up, or that you don't have time to clean up because you have to go out and play.

And don't clap your hand over the mouth of the kid who tries to point out that you've left a bloody mess behind you.

Yeah, well. Harper and his buddies appear to have failed Sandbox Etiquette. What a shock.

Novelist scientist silenced as Harper Tories quietly axe 15 Kyoto programs
OTTAWA (CP) - A scientist with Environment Canada was ordered not to launch his global warming-themed novel Thursday at the same time the Conservative government was quietly axing a number of Kyoto programs.

The bizarre sequence of events on the eve of the Easter long weekend provided an ironic end-note to the week in which Prime Minister Stephen Harper introduced his first piece of legislation - aimed at improving accountability and transparency in government.

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