so glad to know that mayor ford’s mother says it okay to go to work high as long as you’re getting your work done – phew – cuz i was doing this for years and i thought it was okay but wasn’t sure but thank god now its been confirmed – LOL – what the hell is wrong with canada and toronto – the most horrorific prime minister on record and now one of the most embarrassing mayor’s on record – congrats – canada’s politician’s are now officially as embarrassing on a world class scale as u.s. politician’s – welcome canada – you are now official members of the circus – this man needs serious help
CNN’s Piers Morgan Hits Back At Critics Over U.S. Gun Laws
Defiant CNN host Piers Morgan added more fire to his public fight with gun supporters in a column published in the Daily Mail.
Morgan has been at odds with gun advocates since the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook massacre, which prompted the British host to launch an aggressive pro-gun control campaign on his show, clashing with gun lobbyists, including his verbal spat with Gun Owners of America head Larry Pratt whom Morgan told on the air, “You are an unbelievably stupid man.” Morgan’s gun control crusade led to a White House petition by gun advocates asking for Morgan’s deportation because of his “hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment.” The petition has garnered more than 91,000 signatures to date, prompting Morgan to quip on Twitter, “Still only 90,000 Americans have signed the White House petition to deport me. That leaves 310,910,00 who presumably want me to stay.”
He went further in his column. ”I will not stop in my own efforts to keep the gun-control debate firmly in people’s minds, however much abuse I’m subjected to,” he wrote. Morgan recalled being editor of the Daily Mirror during the worst British school shooting in 1996 when 16 five-year-olds were killed in Scotland’s Dunblane. It led to the implementation of strict gun control laws which Morgan credits with the country’s extremely low number of gun murders a year (35). He compares that to his stay in the US since 2007 when he first came to the country as a judge on America’s Got Talent. “Six of America’s 12 worst-ever mass shootings have occurred since 2007″ to “a woeful, shameful virtual silence” by politicians under pressure from gun lobbyists.
As for the petition to extradite him, “I can spare those Americans who want me deported a lot of effort by saying this: If you don’t change your gun laws to at least try to stop this relentless tidal wave of murderous carnage, then you don’t have to worry about deporting me,” Morgan wrote. “Although I love the country as a second home and one that has treated me incredibly well, I would, as a concerned parent first – and latterly, of a one-year-old daughter who may attend an American elementary school like Sandy Hook in three years’ time – seriously consider deporting myself.”
Morgan may not have to resort to self-exile as President Barack Obama today declared tightening gun regulations, including bans on assault weapons and high-capacity bullet magazines, a top priority for his second term.
Lady Gaga Bringing Teen Counseling Service on the Road
Lady Gaga is taking another big step in her effort to help troubled teens. The pop star announced Saturday she will be offering free counseling before shows on her Born This Way Ball tour in 2013. Mental health professionals will staff the BornBrave Bus, where fans can take advantage of various forms of therapy as well as food, games and music.
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The service is designed to relieve the stigma of seeking help, Gaga said on Facebook. “At the BornBrave Bus you have access to professional private or group chats about mental health, depression, bullying, school & friends,” she wrote. It’s the latest of the singer’s exemplary efforts to address teen issues; early this year she launched the Born This Way Foundation to combat bullying and abandonment.
Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation Going Mobile
Lady Gaga’s upcoming tour dates will be accompanied by a bus offering information about anti-bullying and suicide prevention services, The Associated Press reports. The Born This Way Bus Tour, which will tailgate before each performance, is a mobile extension of Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.
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Each stop on the tour will allow 13- to 25-year-olds to learn about mental health resources nearby, and even non-Little Monsters are welcome – hopping on the “Born Brave” bus does not require a concert ticket.
With services offered by LGBTQ-friendly organizations such as the Trevor Project and Campus Pride, the bus outing will kick off next month alongside the next leg of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Ball Tour.
Ana Marquez-Greene Music Scholarship Fund
”Little Hands” is the collaborative effort of 26 Manitoba musicians, artists, and bands in response to the horrific tragedy that took place in Newtown CT on December 14, 2012. Each one of the bands has donated one of their songs in an attempt to help raise funding for the Ana Marquez-Greene Music Scholarship Fund which was set up by the Greene family and the Western Conneticut State University.
Ana Marquez-Greene had just moved with her family from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to Newtown, Connecticut, USA.