Saturday, July 14, 2018

What happens to asylum seekers crossing illegally into Canada?


Here's how the refugee claims process works for people who enter Canada illegally.
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The RCMP intercepted nearly 3,000 people who entered Quebec through the United States in July. These people, many of them Haitians, crossed the border illegally, not at official border crossings.
They’re being temporarily housed in tents near the border at Lacolle, Que., and Cornwall, Ont.
Here’s how the government processes their claims:

1. The person crosses illegally into Canada

A person enters Canada, not at the official border crossing. This matters because it means that the Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the U.S. doesn’t apply unless the person enters at an official crossing. If the agreement did apply, these people could be immediately turned back to the U.S., because they should have made a refugee claim there instead.

2. They’re arrested by the RCMP and turned over to the Canada Border Services Agency

The RCMP intercepts the person and turns them over to the Canada Border Services Agency, which begins the admissibility process.

3. The CBSA does security screening

The CBSA takes the person’s picture, records their fingerprints and does a number of background checks on them to determine whether they are ineligible to enter Canada for security reasons. They’re looking for things like a serious criminal record or a history of violating human rights, or membership in a terrorist group. If they fail this security screening, they’re deported to their country of origin – not the United States. In some cases, this order can be appealed.

4. The government determines whether the person is eligible to make a refugee claim

You’re only allowed to make a refugee claim one time in Canada. If you applied before and were turned down or abandoned your claim, or if you’ve already been granted refugee status in another country, you’re not eligible to make a claim. People who aren’t eligible are also deported to their home countries, or if they have refugee status elsewhere, to that country. Again, this can be appealed in some cases.
Right now, because of the huge influx of people crossing the border illegally, this step is delayed by up to five months, according to Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, though he said that the government is working on speeding things up. In the meantime, these individuals will be receiving health care, something the government says is necessary due to the delays. The Quebec government is also considering giving them welfare payments.
Normally, people don’t get access to these supports until the next step.

5. If eligible, the person makes a refugee claim

If a person is found to be admissible to Canada and eligible to make a refugee claim, they can start filling out the paperwork. They should have their first hearing in front of the Immigration and Refugee Board within a few months, according to immigration lawyer Lorne Waldman, though he says that the high volume of claims has led to “slippage” on that deadline.
The claimant needs to show that they have a well-founded fear of persecution in their home country due to race, religion, political opinion, nationality or membership in a social group to be granted refugee status.
To be determined a “person in need of protection,” a person needs to show that if they return they would be in danger of being tortured, that there would be a risk to their life, or there would be a risk of cruel and unusual treatment.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Care to take the, "Am I full of shit test"?

 People amaze me with their theological utterings that they attempt to convey to me. "Christians", tell me that heaven is a million times better than being here on earth while Islamists stand before  Munkar and Naki to be judged and if they lived correctly they enjoy peace and harmony.
Judaism speaks of "heaven and hell" and the resurrection yet it gets kind of vague as to how it really works, oh well.

 Here's the question, "If you "believe" the afterlife promised you via your preferred book and following, why do you fight so Hard to remain here"?
I mean you run for pills, do the risky surgery, you fly overseas for  unapproved FDA procedures, you take vitamins and jog at 80 years of age, people are even willing to be frozen with cryogenics...

 I think you're full of shit!

 You talk it but you don't walk it and Then you try and push the same belief you don't believe in on others. I have never witnessed a greater form of hypocrisy in my life!
You may have your neighbors fooled but you don't fool me.



 Well how did you do, are you full of shit?

Do you ever wonder how D. Trump got elected?

 I just witnessed a female news anchorwoman say that she would gladly go into space on one of Jeff Bezos spacecraft to send a pic back to her friends on earth even if it cost her her life. LMAO
 Here's why > Life is short but "likes" on Instagram are forever.
= Complete idiot.

How fiber protection is enabling next-generation automotive systems


Today’s cars are full of the latest electronic toys, making them a moving office and entertainment center all in one.
We have CD players, iPod ports, Bluetooth connections to our smartphones, Sat Nav with instant traffic feedback, front/rear view cameras, sensors, radar distance control to the car in front and voice activated controls, to name just a few. And this trend is increasing – cars are really becoming connected, mobile computing platforms that happen to have a steering wheel.

The growth of automotive electronics

However how many of us actually think about what’s there and what makes it work? We probably take it for granted, as these electronics are now an integral part of what makes our driving experience so engaging and safe. So what powers these systems and where are they located?
The current trend in automotive design seems to favor putting the electronic hardware in the trunk (boot). These little boxes of electronics need a power supply, which is easily supplied from the nearby battery, to be kept cool and safe behind rear panels hidden away from prying fingers and the sun, and most importantly incoming and outgoing data signals.

Let’s take a closer look at the data requirements of today’s modern car. It has grown from audio at 5.6Mb/s through basic video at 25Mb/s to HD video at 150Mb/s and now 1Gb/s for perimeter monitoring cameras. As in every environment, demand is forever growing as new applications and sensors are added all the time.

The options for getting data quickly around the car

So having established that there is a growing requirement for high data rates in automotive wiring system what are the options available to manufacturers?

Essentially they split into three groups:
  1. Copper twisted pair
  2. Co-axial cables
  3. Fiber optic connections
    1. Glass
    2. Plastic Optical Fiber (POF)
Each has its strengths and weaknesses:
  • Copper twisted pair – Mechanically strong, robust and simple interconnect technology but limited on data rates at higher levels and suffers from possible interference from other devices in the vehicle platform.
  • Co-axial cables – Mechanically strong, robust and simple interconnect technology but bulky, less flexible and heavy, making it bad for overall vehicle weight.
  • Fiber Optics (glass) – while glass has a fantastic data rate capability it needs a good sheath package to make it robust, it is not easy to terminate and there are question marks over how it handles vibration.
  • Fiber Optics (POF) - has good mechanical strength, easy to cut and terminate on the manufacturing shop floor (as no splicing or polishing is required), robust with respect to vibration, lightweight, no danger of interference, and ideal for short transmission distances. It now has volume deployments in vehicle platforms. POF does have bandwidth and distance limitations compared to glass fiber, although current research aims to increase capacity to gigabit levels.

Today’s cars are full of the latest electronic toys, making them a moving office and entertainment center all in one.
We have CD players, iPod ports, Bluetooth connections to our smartphones, Sat Nav with instant traffic feedback, front/rear view cameras, sensors, radar distance control to the car in front and voice activated controls, to name just a few. And this trend is increasing – cars are really becoming connected, mobile computing platforms that happen to have a steering wheel.

The growth of automotive electronics

However how many of us actually think about what’s there and what makes it work? We probably take it for granted, as these electronics are now an integral part of what makes our driving experience so engaging and safe. So what powers these systems and where are they located?
The current trend in automotive design seems to favor putting the electronic hardware in the trunk (boot). These little boxes of electronics need a power supply, which is easily supplied from the nearby battery, to be kept cool and safe behind rear panels hidden away from prying fingers and the sun, and most importantly incoming and outgoing data signals.

Let’s take a closer look at the data requirements of today’s modern car. It has grown from audio at 5.6Mb/s through basic video at 25Mb/s to HD video at 150Mb/s and now 1Gb/s for perimeter monitoring cameras. As in every environment, demand is forever growing as new applications and sensors are added all the time.

The options for getting data quickly around the car

So having established that there is a growing requirement for high data rates in automotive wiring system what are the options available to manufacturers?

Essentially they split into three groups:
  1. Copper twisted pair
  2. Co-axial cables
  3. Fiber optic connections
    1. Glass
    2. Plastic Optical Fiber (POF)
Each has its strengths and weaknesses:
  • Copper twisted pair – Mechanically strong, robust and simple interconnect technology but limited on data rates at higher levels and suffers from possible interference from other devices in the vehicle platform.
  • Co-axial cables – Mechanically strong, robust and simple interconnect technology but bulky, less flexible and heavy, making it bad for overall vehicle weight.
  • Fiber Optics (glass) – while glass has a fantastic data rate capability it needs a good sheath package to make it robust, it is not easy to terminate and there are question marks over how it handles vibration.
  • Fiber Optics (POF) - has good mechanical strength, easy to cut and terminate on the manufacturing shop floor (as no splicing or polishing is required), robust with respect to vibration, lightweight, no danger of interference, and ideal for short transmission distances. It now has volume deployments in vehicle platforms. POF does have bandwidth and distance limitations compared to glass fiber, although current research aims to increase capacity to gigabit levels.

15 Reasons Men And Women Were Never Meant To Live Together

1. Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, beauty and the beast.


2. Although hand soap is also perfectly acceptable.


3. One pair of underwear can last a whole week.


4. It’s cute that he thinks he has a choice.


5. To waffle or not to waffle, that is the question.


6. The difference between shopping and SHOPPING!

7. Until the reality sets in that life isn’t an all you-can-sex buffet.


8. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.



9. The harder it is, the better the pay off.



10. Classic man joke, right before his wife smacks him upside the head.



 I don't agree when it comes to personal hygiene but it was "cute", care to see the last 5? Go to >

10 Animals That May Go Extinct in the Next 10 Years

How I cut out my niche with my employers

 I took a job as a mechanic yesterday and within 16 hours of employment I asked, "Who updates your programs, firmware and does your disk clean and defrag"? "Who do you use for tech support such as net connectivity issues as well as with your physical wiring"? Oh, you have "several" vendors and service technicians, how much would you save if you only needed one?

I look at all employment as on the job training and by Monday morning I'm going to have a handle on the "how to's" of these devices and their programs.
That's just how I roll.





Thursday, July 12, 2018

(Paraphrase) Why is the US still in Afghanistan

*This is bullshit! America is in Afghanistan for one reason and one reason only, someone has to protect those poppy fields because we need opium to produce tons of synthetic drugs in order to sell them to you!


The latest, dreadful suicide bombings in Kabul and Kandahar, which killed more than 50 people on Monday, have again focused attention on the continuing failure of American-led efforts to stabilise the country. After 16 years of conflict, critics say, the US is in a triple bind: it cannot win the war, it cannot halt the war, and it cannot leave.

As civilian casualties rise, and with no sign that recent American and Nato reinforcements are making a difference, an already dire security situation is growing more complex. Part of the problem is that Islamic State and the Taliban appear to be competing for the title of “most feared terrorists”. Isis claimed Monday’s twin explosions in Kabul, and last week’s attack on a voter registration centre that killed 60 people. But it was the Taliban who perpetrated two infamous atrocities in January. In one, an ambulance packed with explosives blew up, killing nearly 100 people. In the other, Kabul’s luxury Intercontinental hotel was turned into a battlefield.

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Last week, the Taliban launched their 2018 spring offensive, threatening ever greater mayhem. According to US estimates, government forces control less than 60% of Afghanistan, with the remainder either contested or under the control of the insurgents.

Another problem is the terrorists are now specifically targeting Afghanistan’s fragile, fledgling democracy. Hence the repeated attacks on government ministries, organisers of October’s parliamentary and district elections, and journalists working for independent local and western media.

Every new act of mass murder in a high-profile public location weakens the authority, at home and abroad, of Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan’s besieged president. Ghani unveiled an ambitious peace plan in February, offering an immediate ceasefire and unconditional talks. The only reply he has received so far is a wave of bloodshed. Ghani is not alone in his impotence. Last August, Donald Trump unveiled a “fight to win” strategy, reversing his previous hands-off stance. Trump deployed an additional 3,000 troops, increased the scope and autonomy of counter-terrorism operations, and asked Nato allies to do more to help.


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Trump’s initiative has proved almost as ineffective as his decision, a year ago last month, to drop the “mother of all bombs” (officially, the massive ordnance air blast or MOAB) on a supposed Isis cave and tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan. Trump boasted of a big victory, lending new meaning to the word “bombastic”.

Rather than curb the violence and enforce the peace, Trump’s green light for greater use of armed drones, quick-fire US air force strikes and special forces counter-terror ops appears to have had the opposite effect. According to UN figures published in February, a rise in the number of undiscriminating attacks last year contributed to more than 10,000 civilian casualties, including nearly 3,500 killed. As in the past, most of the casualties were caused by insurgent action – but by no means all.

In the absence of a holistic US strategy, Afghanistan risks becoming one large training ground and weapons testing site for the American armed forces. Trump is now reportedly reverting to his previous sceptical stance on the Afghan imbroglio. Rand Paul, a Republican senator known for isolationist views, said Trump agreed the US should forget “fight to win” and cut and run instead. “The president told me over and over again in general we’re getting the hell out of there,” Paul told the Washington Post this week. Trump’s apparent volte-face, channelling the Grand Old Duke of York, mirrors his recent, impulsive decision to pull US troops out of Syria.

More serious students of America’s Afghan dilemma believe that whatever Trump may say, the US is stuck there indefinitely. It is broadly accepted in Washington that the war cannot be “won” in the conventional sense. Nor can it be halted, given the refusal of the insurgents to discuss peace, its growing, Syria-like complexity and Trump’s disdain for diplomacy.

“A simple win-loss dynamic is the wrong way to think about the war. America’s not in Afghanistan to win. It’s there to hold the line,” said Nicholas Grossman, professor of political science at the University of Illinois, writing in National Review.

America’s aim was no longer democratic nation-building, as in the era of George W Bush, Grossman said. There was no ideal end state in view. But the US had no choice but to stay in order to prevent jihadist groups filling any future vacuum, as happened in Iraq; to keep the Iranians and Russians out; and to keep Pakistan honest, stable, and in the US column. As the death toll mounts and the elected government weakens, the sum of America’s shrunken Afghan ambition appears to be: hang on in there – and fingers crossed.

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Learn the Basics of Auto Mechanics

*I chose this topic because I wasn't getting enough contracts here living in the states. Me being me not to bitch or hiccup I rejoined the workforce as an auto mechanic for the same shop that my drag truck is at. (Let me tell you that ALL new cars are pieces of shit or at least they're built with garbage parts) I wouldn't own one.
 Nevertheless, I began twisting wrenches at about the age of 10, started with lawn mowers and snow blowers and worked my way up to automobiles in short fashion. Now, knowing the basics, I have to dedicate an hour a day after work to catch up on the various new systems, systems upgrades with special respect towards the computer controled vehicles. There's a damned sensor on everythinhg. I've never needed a gadget to tell me my tires were low, my oil was low or that I needed servicing but oh yeah - Americans tend to be some lazy bastards, no offense.

 I'll be 55 in October and from the beginning of this blog I had shared that anyone can do anything, now I'm proving it.





It can be difficult to make your own auto repairs if you don't know the basics. Mechanics have their own lingo, tools, and specifications that anyone can learn. Whether it's an emergency or routine maintenance, let's explore some of the car repairs you can easily do at home with a few tips.

Auto Repair Essentials

Mechanics require tools and there are a few essentials that you'll need to make most car repairs. A beginner's set of tools can include screwdrivers, a few wrenches, pliers, and a good pair of channel locks. Add a jack, penetrating oil, and a little safety gear and you're good to go. What you don't have means a trip to the parts store, but eventually you'll have a garage full after enough repairs, so don't worry about that.
You will also want to get your hands on a good car repair manual. A manual that's specific to your model of car can give you great insight into where parts are located and any special functions or techniques you need to use. Remember, while cars are essentially the same, different makes and models do have subtle differences that can lead to a lot of frustration if you're using generic tips.
The other thing to consider is when it's okay to buy used auto parts. Yes, you can save some cash at the junkyard, but you're also taking a risk that the part won't work. In the end, a bad choice can end up costing you more money.

In an Emergency

You're driving down the road and a tire blows out. Or, your car won't start in the morning and you need to get to work. Do you know what to do in these emergencies?
It's a good idea for every driver to know how to jump-start a dead battery because calling a tow truck in to do it can waste both time and money. Also, this can be especially tricky on some newer cars. Do yourself a favor and familiarize yourself with the procedures on your car before it happens.
In case you can't get your car started, you might be able to get a friend or family member to tow you instead of calling the truck. Learning how to properly use tow straps is key to making this happen without damaging either car and to keep everyone safe.

Diagnosing Common Problems

What's leaking under my car? Is the color of my exhaust okay? Should my engine sound like that? We've all asked these questions and you can get a pretty good idea of what's causing many problems without going to the mechanic.
When it comes to fluids, you can usually identify them by color. Grab a paper towel and dab it in the leak. If it's green or pink, you're probably looking at coolant. Power steering fluid is yellowish and transmission fluid is a redder color. Every fluid has a distinct color, so this is a pretty easy one to diagnose.
Your exhaust can also lead you to necessary repairs. White, blue, or black smoke coming out of your exhaust will each point you in a different direction. It may be a problem with engine valves or your head gasket and it's best not to delay when you see these problems because they can get worse.
In addition, you should be listening for unusual sounds and which part of the car they're coming from. There are also common signs that you're low on power steering fluid and when something may be wrong with your brakes. Other common car problems include overheating and that unbearable moment when your car simply won't turn over.
The good news is that there is a reason for everything in auto mechanics. It's just a matter of narrowing it down to the real problem. That is why mechanics—pros and amateurs alike—use onboard diagnostics (OBD) to help them find these problems quickly.

Basic DIY Car Repairs

For some car repairs, you may be better off getting it to the mechanic, However, there are a number of things that you can do in your own garage. Some tasks like changing your oil or flushing the coolant are good DIY projects that can save a lot of money each year.
Beyond regular maintenance, almost anyone can change a headlight bulb or any of your rear lights. For these jobs, it's a good idea to have that repair manual so you don't turn a small issue into a big problem.
Many home mechanics can also tackle things like plugging a tirereplacing spark plugs, and even changing a turn signal relay. However, we don't suggest taking on those projects unless you know how to check your oil or top off your windshield washer fluid first.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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For Hudson Bay Polar Bears, The End is Already in Sight

 *I can't blog this but I will link it as I care more for animals than I do for humans.




The polar bear has long been a symbol of the damage wrought by global warming, but now biologist Andrew Derocher and his colleagues have calculated how long one southerly population can hold out. Their answer? No more than a few decades, as the bears’ decline closely tracks that of the Arctic’s disappearing sea ice.

IS TRUMP INSANE ENOUGH TO BLOW UP THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION?





The World Trade Organization was created in 1995 with the primary purpose of regulating international trade, ensuring that trade between its 164 member nations flows, in its own words, “as smoothly, predictably, and freely as possible.” Given that these words are in direct opposition to his ethos as a human being—not to mention the fact that the U.S. entered the organization before he was in office—you could probably have guessed that Donald Trump hates the W.T.O. with every fiber of his papaya-colored soul. On the campaign trail he called the organization “a disaster” and, as with NAFTA, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the Iran deal, threatened to pull out of it post haste. And while he hasn’t made any moves to do so during his first year and a half in office, having more urgent fish to fry such as separating toddlers from their families, passing a giant corporate tax cut, and fighting with kneeling football players on Twitter, a terrifying new report suggests he’s finally ready to scratch that itch.
According to Axios, Trump has told top White House officials that he wants out of the governing body, having “[threatened to withdraw] 100 times.” A source who has discussed the subject with the president, and who knows such a move would “totally [screw] us as a country,” says that Trump has frequently told advisers, “We always get fucked by them [the W.T.O.] I don’t know why we’re in it. The W.T.O. is designed by the rest of the world to screw the United States.” While some aides have attempted to hold the president’s hand like the small child he is and explain to him that, in fact, the U.S. has done very well with the W.T.O., the arguments have been lost on him. (He apparently has not considered the 2018 “Economic Report of the President,” signed by him, that states: “[T]he United States has won 85.7 percent of the cases it has initiated before the W.T.O. since 1995, compared with a global average of 84.4 percent. In contrast, China’s success rate is just 66.7 percent.”)
Perhaps even more disturbing, considering the catastrophic global fallout that would result from the U.S. leaving the W.T.O., Trump’s economic advisers seem to be treating the president like he’s a thoughtful, rational human being rather than a capricious, unpredictable carnival barker:

[The] advisers do push back in the moment when he raises the idea of withdrawal. But they’ve never put in place a policy process to take the idea seriously, according to four sources with direct knowledge of his private comments. That dismissive attitude in the face of Trump’s insistence could ultimately prove to be a mistake—as history has shown with other policy ideas of which aides do not approve.



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