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Tuesday August 4, 2015

13:30 Improvements coming to Naufrage Harbour »The Guardian - Local News
Improvements are planned for Naufrage Harbour, home port to 78 vessels on Prince Edward Island’s north shore, between St. Peter’s Bay and East Point. The Naufrage Harbour Authority received government funding to replace a section of an existing deteriorated wharf with a new structure, repair ...
13:00 No funding for Borden-Carleton park upgrades »The Guardian - Local News
BORDEN-CARLETON - The next phase of planned improvements to a Borden-Carleton park had to be shelved because its funding source dried up. The Marine Rail Historical Park sits at the foot of the Confederation Bridge, at the edge of the old ferry docks, and has a commanding view of the ...
12:51 Options for considering a gluten free diet »The Guardian - Living
Question: There is so much talk about gluten-free diets lately, and I have friends who feel great eating gluten free even though they don't have celiac disease. However, an article I read had a headline referring to the danger of a gluten free diet but the article didn't really explain the ...
12:46 Lengthy campaigns not really unusual in national elections »The Guardian - Opinion
When word began circulating over the past week or so that Prime Minister Stephen Harper was going to see the governor general on the weekend seeking an election writ, many Canadians were surprised. There is a perception this campaign will be precedent-setting in length. After all, the election ...
12:45 Charlottetown police investigate smashed van window »The Guardian - Local News
Police are investigating an incident of vandalism on Walthen Drive in Charlottetown on the weekend in which someone broke the rear window of a van parked there. A police spokesman said they were alerted to the incident early Sunday morning.
12:43 Living in a pluralistic, secular society »The Guardian - Opinion
By Richard Deaton (guest opinion)
12:41 Empty promises »The Guardian - Opinion
Constitution states upper chamber vacancies ‘shall’ be filled
12:35 Olive Crane deserves appointment »The Guardian - Opinion
The Guardian editorial concerning patronage appointment of Olive Crane by the Liberals indicates a lack of understanding. Firstly, the person appointed is a member of the party in power being rewarded for good works and they are not always qualified to do the job. Olive Crane is a PC party ...
12:32 UCCB cheques bribing voters »The Guardian - Opinion
The federal election is here and it is obvious that the Harper Conservatives are willing to spend billions of your tax dollars to buy your votes.The latest example probably exemplifies how desperate they are. The federal Conservatives have just spent $3 billion enhancing the Universal Child ...
12:29 Abortion pill wanton killing »The Guardian - Opinion
RU-486, Health Canada’s newly-approved ‘Abortion Pill,’ has been lauded by the American NAF (professional association protecting abortion providers’ interests, like Planned Parenthood) as a ‘first step’, and it’s no doubt the cause of jubilation on the part of our very own pro-abortion ...
12:27 NDP showing better in polls »The Guardian - Opinion
It’s unfortunate that initial coverage of the October 19 federal election was undermined by two errors in The Guardian’s front page article of August 3.The first is the reference to polls “showing the NDP in a dead heat with the Conservatives and even ahead in some issue-related polls.” In ...
12:06 Thief steals from purse while Charlottetown women in her bathroom »The Guardian - Local News
Charlottetown police are encouraging city residents to report any suspicious activity in their neighbourhood after someone broke into an apartment on Prince Street Saturday afternoon while the occupant was in her bathroom. A spokesman for police said Monday the thief in that instance removed a ...
12:00 P.E.I. soldier to stand guard at National War Memorial »The Guardian - Local News
A soldier from Prince Edward Island had the opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream this summer in Ottawa. Cpl. Spencer MacKinnon of Goose River was one of a select group of military personnel chosen to stand guard at the National War Memorial last month. MacKinnon, a member of Lord ...
11:49 Art in the Open Brings Contemporary Art Alive in Charlottetown »City of Charlottetown
2015-08-04 Art in the Open returns with an amazing array of FREE events and contemporary
11:31 [PHOTO] Pool on rock, Montclair Avenue Parkette »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Pool on rock #toronto #parks #montclairavenue #rock #pool #water

This rust-stained pool in the top of some kind of metamorphic rock in the Montclair Avenue Parkette, on Spadina Road just above St. Clair, caught my attention as I passed by. It looks almost primeval, don't you think?
11:12 Theft Suspect *Video* »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services are requesting the public's help in identifying the male depicted in the attached video. Anyone with information regarding the identity of this individual may contact police at 9026294172 or PEI Crime Stoppers at 1800222TIPS.
11:00 Hiroshima Day memorial planned for Charlottetown »The Guardian - Local News
A Hiroshima Day memorial will be held in Charlottetown on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 12 noon at Confederation Landing Park in the gazebo. The Island Peace Committee invites Islanders to participate in live music, poetry and speakers, and origami papercrane folding. Committee organizer Olivia White ...
10:29 Relative saves P.E.I. girl from choking »The Guardian - Local News
CONWAY - Her pale eyes were wide in fear. Her face was beet red from strain. Her little hands clutched her throat. Her lips were turning blue. It was a scene Carla Annand, of Freeland, will never forget. “Just to see the look on her face - that was the worst of it,” said Annand. The owner of ...
09:57 Active weather day expected across PEI today.. »peistormchaser
Tuesday July 4th 10:00am..  Good morning.. Been away on vacation past week or so but hopefully will be able to bet back to a regular schedule.. Summer has finally made an appearance here on PEI past few days as a … Continue reading
09:57 Lawrence MacAulay Can Count On Scotiabank Support Now After Derailing Local Play »
The local theatre just shut out a play, “You’re Richer Than You Think”, assuring donations from Scotiabank for the election, uncle Lawrence needs money. Scotiabank has lots. Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean there is not a conspiracy, huh? There is a Federal election on right now, there is Billions and Billions at stake at … Continue reading Lawrence MacAulay Can Count On Scotiabank Support Now After Derailing Local Play
09:52 Pinette Raceway tries to attract youth to harness racing »The Guardian - Local News
It was a little bumpy, but riding around a country oval being pulled by a trotting horse was a brand new experience for Trinity Gleadall. Especially since the closest the 11-year-old has been to a horse is to see one from the road standing in a field. But this time it was different. Gleadall ...
09:35 Charlottetown street closures for Aug. 4 »The Guardian - Local News
The following is a list of street closures in Charlottetown for Aug. 4. - Jordan Crescent - Upper Prince Street from Allen Street to Summer Street - Young Street from University Avenue to Upper Prince Street - Walthen Drive will be reduced to one lane from Summer Street to Allen Street. It will ...
09:35 Bluephins bounce swim coach »The Guardian - Sports
Bill Calhoun says he was told team decided to go in a new direction
08:41 Fraud - Home Number Spoofing »Charlottetown Police Public Announcements
Charlottetown Police Services have received complaints regarding fraudsters utilizing caller ID spoofing technology. Potential victims will receive a telephone call and see their own number and name on the caller ID. Upon answering the phone one may be confronted with a robo call. In one version, a recording prompts you to verify your credit card number under the guise of lowering your interest rates; persons answering the phone have initiated the hook, and any scam can be perpetrated from that point.

What to do if a scammer calls:

Hang up, don’t press any buttons and, if you received a voice mail message, don’t call the scammer back. We all like to have the last word, but returning the phone call may just give the con artist information he can use.

Don’t trust Caller ID. Scammers have technology that lets them display any number or organization name on your screen.

Never give out any financial information. If you did not initiate the call, do not provide bank account, credit card or Social Security numbers over the phone unless you have thoroughly done your research and verified the caller.

Call police if you feel you are the victim of fraud.

08:40 CARI Complex Steps on Board »City of Charlottetown
2015-08-04 The CARI Complex is stepping on board to support the City of Charlottetown's
08:19 Daily Specials for Tuesday, August 4, 2015 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Tuesday, August 4, 2015 are:

  • Chicken Caesar Salad with Proscuitto...12.99 Served with cheese croissant.
  • Chicken Vegetable and Rice Soup...4.99

Casa Mia Restaurant
131 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 367-4440

08:18 Whack A Broker Fever Sweeps Charlottetown Under Feeble PEI Securities Commission »
Sure, the Premier of PEI looks feeble and tired, the poor fellow is still up to his teeth in Robert Ghiz carnage after months of bailing. One man can only bail so fast and so much, Maclauchlan will look even worse now as the Minister Of Justice, responsible for the feeble PEI Securities Commission. Local … Continue reading Whack A Broker Fever Sweeps Charlottetown Under Feeble PEI Securities Commission
08:10 Nature P.E.I. collecting spider specimens »Journal-Pioneer Local
Few share a fascination for spiders, but this summer in P.E.I., the few that do are shaking the bushes in an effort to learn more about these creatures. It is known that 437 species of spiders have been recorded in Nova Scotia and 382 species tallied in New Brunswick, but the Island list is a ...
07:49 Pictou man cycles Confederation Trail in one day »The Guardian - Local News
After nearly eight hours of cycling the Confederation Trail, Lloyd McLean was no worse for wear. With aid stations set up every two hours, the Pictou, N.S. resident was still on schedule when he met his wife, Andrea Haughan, for water on Route 256. There was only 100 km of his 273.4 km ride ...
07:42 Confederation Bridge manager says structure safe for power cables »Journal-Pioneer Local
Attaching power cables to the Confederation Bridge should be considered an option, says the general manager of the bridge that connects Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick. Michel LeChasseur thinks it makes more sense to attach two 180-megawatt cables to the bridge than placing them under ...
07:39 Confederation Bridge manager says structure safe for power cables »The Guardian - Local News
Attaching power cables to the Confederation Bridge should be considered an option, says the general manager of the bridge that connects Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick. Michel LeChasseur thinks it makes more sense to attach two 180-megawatt cables to the bridge than placing them under ...
03:00 SendtoNews and ScreenScape partner to offer sports highlights for your place of business »ScreenScape Official News
ScreenScape makes software that helps businesses connec […]
00:57 [REVIEW] Mark MIllar and John Romita Jr, Wolverine: Enemy of the State »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
I've read and re-read Wolverine: Enemy of the State, a 2008 graphic novel collecting the various issues of Wolverine in 2004 and 2005. Scripted by Mark Millar and drawn by John Romita Jr., Enemy of the State tells the story of what happens when HYDRA gets their hands on Wolverine and brainwashes him to by their mass-murdering agent of the apocalypse.

I have to agree with the reviewer who said that Enemy of the State is an exciting if shallow romp through the Marvel universe. I'd go further and say that the whole thing--Wolverine's lethality, HYDRA's aims, the revelation of the terrors hidden beneath the facade of the Marvel Universe--takes on the qualities of a highly violent camp style.

Take HYDRA, for instance. Initially, it is headed by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, a moderate. What does he do? He complains that his wife does not love him in his diary, mourning the loss of his love even as he mentions in passing how he engages in the blood sacrifice of children.

Baron von Stucker, HYDRA moderate #wolverine #hydra #enemyofthestate #markmillar #johnromitajr

What of Baroness Elisbeth von Strucker, his Satanist wife nearly two centuries old who ends up taking HYDRA away from him? Her aims are simpler.

Baroness von Stucker, HYDRA radical #wolverine #hydra #enemyofthestate #markmillar #johnromitajr

Millar does some things well. He does not do subtle, complex villains.

Another example of this camp comes in the middle of the arc, when Wolverine breaks into the X-Mansion and tries to force Rachel Grey to use Cerebro to kill the American president. As she seemingly sets to work, obeying the man who threatens to use a terraformer developed by Reed Richards to kill everyone in Westchester County, Wolverine's brainwashers try to convince him to rape Rachel. After all, she looks just like her recently-dead mother Jean ...

This is not a good plan.

(The above image comes from a Scans Daily post collecting some images from Alan Davis' run on Excalibur, this one coming from Excalibur #61.)

"Hey, HYDRA-brainwashed Wolverine. What are you doing?"

"Oh. You're planning on raping the beloved only daughter of the feared cosmic force that burns away what doesn't work."

"Yes, sure. She's been radically depowered. She's no longer capable of draining the life-energies of the future universe to brutally beat up Galactus. She's much weaker."

"Sure. She's just one of the most powerful telepaths and telekinetics alive. But you've got claws. Go get her! I'll just stand over here."

Wolverine vs Rachel, 1 #wolverine #rachelgrey #phoenix #enemyofthestate #markmillar #johnromitajr

Wolverine vs Rachel, 2 #wolverine #rachelgrey #phoenix #enemyofthestate #markmillar #johnromitajr

Possibly Millar was trying to evoke a previous fight between Wolverine and Rachel, in Claremont's Uncanny X-Men #207, when Wolverine stabbed Rachel to prevent her from murdering a villain. My takeaway from this is simply that Wolverine, as guided by HYDRA, was making an almost hilariously bad decision.

Finally, one thing I've noticed in Millar's other books, like Kick-Ass, is that the actions of violent characters usually receive approbation by normal people, by people rooted outside of the realm of the superhero or the vigilante who approve of this violence because it is directed against people who deserve it. In this book, this role is played by Fukuko, a Japanese wife and mother whose only child was abducted by HYDRA as part of a ploy to lure Wolverine. (Her son was later murdered, fed to pigs, and buried on a barren hillside.) When Wolverine phones her and his husband to let them know what had happened and that he vows vengeance, she has only this to say.

A mother"s vengeance #wolverine #hydra #enemyofthestate #markmillar #johnromitajr

Never ask Wolverine rhetorical questions.

Never ask Wolverine a rhetorical question #wolverine #hydra #enemyofthestate #markmillar #johnromitajr

Yes, the above is a picture of Wolverine riding a Sentinel into a mystic hidden city in Japan so he can kill ninjas by the hundreds.

Wolverine riding a sentinel against ninjas #wolverine #hydra #enemyofthestate #markmillar #johnromitajr #sentinels

Enemy of the State is a fun book, but I have problems taking it seriously. I think you can see why.
00:00 Accommodations sell out over busy long weekend »Government of Prince Edward top news stories
For the first time in recent memory, all licensed roofed accommodations available for nightly booking on Prince Edward Island were full this past weekend, says Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Heath MacDonald.'Between the Rock the Boat Festival in Tyne Valley, the Women's Under 21 Fast Pitch Tournament in Summerside, a major soccer tournament in Hunter River, amazing weather and a long weekend, we ended up with the perfect storm,' said...

Monday August 3, 2015

23:13 Selects up to the challenge »The Guardian - Sports
Island baseball team heading to Canada Cup after dealing with some tough luck


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