Thursday, 7 February 2019
quote [ Supermac’s said it can now expand in the United Kingdom and Europe. It said it had never had a product called “Big Mac” but that McDonald’s had used the similarity of the two names to block the Irish chain’s expansion.
“Supermac’s are delighted with their victory in the trademark application and in revoking the Big Mac trademark which had been in existence since 1996,” founder Pat McDonagh told Reuters in an email. ]
Burger King in Sweden is trolling them with a Better than Big Macs menu.
Friday, 16 November 2018
quote [ In the filing, Mr Dwyer says documents should remain sealed because "due to the sophistication of the defendant and the publicity surrounding the case, no other procedure is likely to keep confidential the fact that Assange has been charged".
The documents "would need to remain sealed until Assange is arrested in connection with the charges in the criminal complaint and can therefore no longer evade or avoid arrest and extradition in this matter", Mr Dwyer goes on to say.
The US media reports say US officials are increasingly confident that Mr Assange will be detained and face charges in the US. ]
Whether you like him or not, there's no way he would get a fair trial in the US.
Tuesday, 6 November 2018
quote [ Multiple reports from Gaza say that the 20-year-old protester photographed last month with a slingshot and a Palestinian flag was among those injured by Israeli troops in the most recent protests. ]
That'll show them for trying to import food.
Monday, 5 November 2018
quote [ One of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s accusers admitted this week that she made up her lurid tale of a backseat car rape, saying it “was a tactic” to try to derail the judge’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Mr. Grassley’s investigators tried to reach her for a month but were unsuccessful until this week, when they spoke to her by phone and she confessed that she was not the original Jane Doe, and “did that as a way to grab attention.”
She admitted to the false allegation, and said she has actually never met Justice Kavanaugh.
“I was angry, and I sent it out,” she told investigators. ]
The presumption of innocence is the only thing holding back the weaponization of the justice system. If it is weakened, this will always be the result.
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
quote [ A 32-year-old Canadian woman has been charged with fraud over $5000 and witchcraft.
Witchcraft and fortune telling fall under section 365 of Canada's criminal code, which define it as pretending to use any kind of witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment or conjuration, undertakes, for a consideration, to tell fortunes, or pretending from skill or knowledge of “an occult or a crafty science to discover where or in what manner anything that is supposed to have been stolen or lost may be found.” ]
Some things remain illegal in Canada.
Wednesday, 22 August 2018
quote [ Icelandic actor Stefan Karl Stefansson, best known for playing villain Robbie Rotten in the popular children's TV show "LazyTown," has died at age 43 from cancer, according to his wife. ]
We are number one.
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
quote [ On July 9, A&W launched the country’s first-ever fully plant-based burger patty, the Beyond Meat Burger, at all of their locations Canada-wide.
People who hadn’t eaten fast food in years dropped everything to run to their nearest A&W to get the alternative burger, and there have been plenty of rave reviews in its first two days.
But while the overall reception has been positive, there’s a vocal community of dissenters to the Beyond Meat Burger at A&W Canada, and it might be taking a bite out of their target market: Vegans. ]
A&W is great. They'll replace the bun on any of their burgers with a lettuce wrap, and if you hold the sauce it's just a bag of real food: meat, cheese and veggies.
Saturday, 30 June 2018
quote [ Arthur Jones, a Holocaust denier who will appear on the November ballot as the GOP candidate against Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski, has become campaign fodder for Democrats as they seek to defeat Gov. Bruce Rauner. And some Republicans even fear the taint from Jones‘ extremist views poses a threat to the party up and down the ticket.
“First, it’s morally wrong and I think it’s really harmful to the party. The guy’s a complete nutcase. He’s a Nazi,” said conservative GOP state Rep. David McSweeney. “This is an absolute political disaster.”
“I snookered them,” he said of state Republicans. “I played by the rules, what can I say?” ]
Are you lot ok down there?
Thursday, 21 June 2018
quote [ This World Refugee Day, The International Rescue Committee and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre have brought it to life to ask the world: will you stand with refugees?
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. ]
'Merica, on the wrong side of history since 1600.
Saturday, 26 May 2018
quote [ Ireland has voted an emphatic "Yes" to amend the country's constitution to enable legislation that would allow women to have an abortion in a historic and emotionally charged referendum.
With a high turnout of 64.13%, 1,429,98, or 66.4%, voted for the amendment Friday and 723,632, or 33.6%, against, according to the country's Referendum Commission. The results that were announced Saturday defied earlier projections that it would be a tight race. ]
Welcome to the 20th century, Ireland!
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