Tag Archives: Copenhagen

Romi Reads The News [6]

20 Dec

Good day to you all.

Events that are current? Here we go…

A somber day in Hollywood, as Brittany Murphy, 32, dies of cardiac arrest. In light of this, I will only focus on the good being her role in Clueless. You will be missed, Tai.

At least some of us are getting a white Christmas. And by white, I mean over 35 centimetres of the white stuff in the Northeast. When it snows, it blizzards, as they probably say somewhere. Wonder if it’ll move farther West to these parts. Continue reading

Romi Reads The News [5]

13 Dec

Good Sunday to you all.

Here’s the news, better late than never…

First a shoe, now a statue – A statue was thrown (or was he punched?) at the ever scandalous Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi who was signing autographs during a rally in Milan. An innovative, but an extremely silly thing to do since the assailant is already in custody. Drawing blood from an Italian prime minister? Not so smart.

Tiger loses another sponsor – and no one is surprised.

Hopenhagen – as the summit continues, U.S. responsibility over the Alberta oilsands has surfaced, and activists are a plenty (and are arrested left, right and centre).

And finally, my two favourite weird news pieces this week:

In the most Willy Wonka fashion, a man dies from exploding chewing gum, and a woman was arrested for impersonating a witch and scamming a lawyer out of over $100,000.

Happy trails to you.

Canada’s Got Some ‘Splaining To Do

7 Dec

Sometimes it’s cool to be the rebel but in Canada’s case, it ain’t such a hot idea.

I now understand why Stephen Harper was so resistant in to go to the climate summit in Copenhagen, no one wants him there.

This is the first paragraph of a Globe and Mail article. Sums it up pretty nicely.

The country “is the dirty old man of the climate world,” according to a recent Guardian article. Another prominent article published ahead of the Copenhagen climate-change summit called it a “corrupt petro-state.” Various diplomats and scientists have rallied for its expulsion from international organizations.

Well that sucks. Good ‘ole polite Canada isn’t so appealing anymore. And guess what? Alberta’s oil sands isn’t the only point of attack. We have one of the highest levels of per-person greenhouse gas emissions. We could blame it on our volatile climate but that isn’t a good enough excuse. Continue reading

Romi Reads The News [4]

6 Dec

Good Sunday to you all.

And here is some stuff going on in some places at one time or another:

Clubbers beware – A fire in a Russian nightclub kills at least 112 people. Russia looks to enforce stricter fire safety standard. Makes me wonder, how safe are clubs in Toronto?

Another winner Maratimes Tory – First there was Keddy, now there is Carl Urquhart, a conservative MLA for York who said on his Facebook: “Girls, we need more babies or we will never be able to support our future.” He has since apologized, shocker. Perhaps you should invest in some duct tape for your mouth.

Copenhagreen – The climate summit starts this week in Copenhagen. Expect to see foreign leaders crowding public transit and drinking tap water. Not. I’m sure most will opt for fuel efficient limos, who are we kidding? Continue reading

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