Jonathan Kay: We are wired to view mass killing as tribal warfare. Often, it’s just a sad loser — National Post

“Some might say Toronto has lost its innocence, but let me assure this House that we are strong,” Liberal MP Marco Mendicino told Parliament this week, a day after Alek Minassian allegedly went on a deadly rampage with a rental van on a busy Toronto Street, killing 10 and wounding 14. “Together we will emerge…

via Jonathan Kay: We are wired to view mass killing as tribal warfare. Often, it’s just a sad loser — National Post

Advertisements

duhh

COPENHAGEN — The Swedish Academy, which hands out the coveted Nobel Prize in Literature, says an investigation has found “unacceptable behaviour in the form of unwanted intimacy” has taken place within its ranks. The 18-member board has in recent weeks been embroiled in a sex-abuse scandal that the investigation report concluded Friday was “not generally…

via Nobel body: ‘unacceptable behaviour’ not widely known — National Post

Teens Charged With Murder After Man Killed by Sandbag Tossed From Overpass — TIME

(TOLEDO, Ohio) — Four teenage boys have been charged with murder in an Ohio juvenile court in connection with the death of a man struck by a sandbag thrown from an interstate overpass. The Blade reports prosecutors filed the charges Tuesday in Toledo against the boys, ages 13 to 15. The teens initially were charged…

via Teens Charged With Murder After Man Killed by Sandbag Tossed From Overpass — TIME

bdh”e While you were sleeping: Mass shooting in Las Vegas, chaos in Spain — Montreal Gazette

Dozens are dead and hundreds wounded in a Las Vegas shooting A gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of a casino late Sunday in Nevada. Hundreds ran for cover as the shots rained down into a crowd of concertgoers gathered for the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Police entered the hotel casino, confronted the suspect…

via While you were sleeping: Mass shooting in Las Vegas, chaos in Spain — Montreal Gazette

Smorgasbord Reblog – The other Inconspicuous form of Bullying – Emotional Bullying — Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

This is an important post from Debby Gies about the often subtle but deadly form of bullying.. Emotional manipulation can be devastating and some times you can be unaware that someone is actually taking their own inadequacies out on you. We’ve all heard stories about bullying, It happens in homes, schools, and on the internet. […]

via Smorgasbord Reblog – The other Inconspicuous form of Bullying – Emotional Bullying — Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

Thought.isI’m done feeling like I did something wrong. I shouldn’t have to apologize for my expectations. For hoping that you’ll answer my texts and show up on time and treat me like you actually give a shit about me. I shouldn’t have to apologize for asking you where you went last night and trying to…

via I’m Done Apologizing When You’re The One Who Hurt Me — Thought Catalog

Haifa fires die down, many others break out – #Israelfires

Anne's Opinions

The devastating wildfires in Haifa appear to have died down, and now one can see the level of damage caused to the city:

However other fires were still smouldering when Shabbat began, and over Shabbat more destructive fires broke out or were deliberately set, particularly in the towns of Bet Meir and Neveh Tzuf-Halamish.

Firefighters tackle the ferocious blaze at Nataf in the Judean Hills Firefighters tackle the ferocious blaze at Nataf in the Jerusalem Hills

According to security forces, after the initial fires, arsonists “jumped on the bandwagon“:

Amid signs that the wave of wildfires that have blight Israel since Tuesday was being brought under control, Israeli security officials on Saturday night gave preliminary indications that weather was the prime cause of the initial blazes but that arsonists jumped on the bandwagon increasingly from Wednesday and into the weekend.

Israeli security forces have arrested…

View original post 1,610 more words

Police surveillance scandal: Montreal to study spying issue behind closed doors — Montreal Gazette

Montreal’s public safety commission will study the issue of police spying on journalists, but their examination will be held away from the public eye, the city’s mayor said Wednesday. The future of the city’s police chief will also be determined by the commission. Montreal’s police brotherhood called on Philippe Pichet to resign as head of the city’s police force…

via Police surveillance scandal: Montreal to study spying issue behind closed doors — Montreal Gazette