"Look, Ma! No hands!"

“Men! Guard against mobile phone radiation affecting your nether regions with the new Slipway underwear,” reports The Independent on Sunday. “Specially designed to keep electronic fog from causing you some very personal service-affecting issues, they are [partly] made of silver thread. The Swiss makers [Isa Bodywear] claim they are so efficient that ‘phone calls originated within the confines of your underwear simply won’t connect.’ “

“4000 black (only) briefs have been made so far and 500 will be been given away for test purposes, by simply sending the company an email.”

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Where is Lisa Stebic?

Please watch this video about Lisa Stebic from Plainfield, IL, a mother of two children, who has gone missing….

She was last seen on Monday April 30th. Anyone with any information about her disappearance is urged to call the Plainfield Police at (815) 267-7217.

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Where is Lisa Stebic? LiveVideo – Help us Please!!

Where is Lisa Stebic?

Please watch this video about Lisa Stebic from Plainfield, IL, a mother of two children, who has gone missing….

She was last seen on Monday April 30th. Anyone with any information about her disappearance is urged to call the Plainfield Police at (815) 267-7217.

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Where is Lisa Stebic? LiveVideo – Help us Please!!

Worst Canadian

The Beaver magazine is asking your help in selecting the worst Canadian.

My personal worsts are:

Brian Mulroney (in a rare photo where his didn’t
have his head stuck so far up Ronald Reagan’s
ass that he could brush his teeth for him)

Conrad (Lord Tubby of Fleet) Black
(seen here with his stick-insect wife Barbara Amiel)

Babs, seen here being savaged by a dog… an honest mistake on the pooch’s part

Tubby of Fleet

Worst Canadian

The Beaver magazine is asking your help in selecting the worst Canadian.

My personal worsts are:

Brian Mulroney (in a rare photo where his didn’t
have his head stuck so far up Ronald Reagan’s
ass that he could brush his teeth for him)

Conrad (Lord Tubby of Fleet) Black
(seen here with his stick-insect wife Barbara Amiel)

Babs, seen here being savaged by a dog… an honest mistake on the pooch’s part

Tubby of Fleet

Toronto Police asking the public’s assistence in identifying "Person of Interest" in homicide

Toronto Police are asking the publics’ help in identifying a “Person of Interest” in the shooting death of philanthropist Glenn Davis (aged 66).

Davis was shot and killed on Friday afternoon, in a Toronto parking garage. Police believe he was specifically targeted. His wallet was not found but police are unsure if the motive was robbery.

Davis had donated several million dollars to environmental causes and supported both the World Wildlife Federation and the Sierra Club. He was returning to his car after having lunch with someone from the WWF when he was shot.

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Homicide #24/2007, Glen Davis, 66, Update,

Four security camera images released of person of interest

Broadcast time: 11:38
Sunday, May 20, 2007

Homicide Squad 416−808−7400

On Friday, May 18, 2007, at 2:14 p.m., police were called to the underground parking garage of an address on Eglinton Avenue East for a collapse.

See original news release.

Post mortem results reveal the cause of death to be a result of penetrating gunshot wounds to the torso.

Photos of a person of interest are being release to the public in this investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation of the identity of the person in the images is asked to contact the Homicide Squad at 416−808−7418, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), or online at http://www.222tips.com.

Constable Wendy Drummond, Public Information, for Detective Wayne Fowler, Homicide Squad


Toronto Police asking the public’s assistence in identifying "Person of Interest" in homicide

Toronto Police are asking the publics’ help in identifying a “Person of Interest” in the shooting death of philanthropist Glenn Davis (aged 66).

Davis was shot and killed on Friday afternoon, in a Toronto parking garage. Police believe he was specifically targeted. His wallet was not found but police are unsure if the motive was robbery.

Davis had donated several million dollars to environmental causes and supported both the World Wildlife Federation and the Sierra Club. He was returning to his car after having lunch with someone from the WWF when he was shot.

—–

Homicide #24/2007, Glen Davis, 66, Update,

Four security camera images released of person of interest

Broadcast time: 11:38
Sunday, May 20, 2007

Homicide Squad 416−808−7400

On Friday, May 18, 2007, at 2:14 p.m., police were called to the underground parking garage of an address on Eglinton Avenue East for a collapse.

See original news release.

Post mortem results reveal the cause of death to be a result of penetrating gunshot wounds to the torso.

Photos of a person of interest are being release to the public in this investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation of the identity of the person in the images is asked to contact the Homicide Squad at 416−808−7418, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), or online at http://www.222tips.com.

Constable Wendy Drummond, Public Information, for Detective Wayne Fowler, Homicide Squad


The Plight of Tony Rosato

I was appalled to learn that former Saturday Night Live and Second City alumnus Tony Rosato has been sitting in a Kingston area jail for two years, awaiting trial.

Tony Rosato is a Canadian comedian and actor who rose to prominence during a brief stint on Saturday Night Live. I won’t go into his biography as an actor as it his current situation which is of importance.

According to his friends and supporters, as well as the prison psychologist (who — rather unprofessionally, in my estimation — referred to him as “certifiable”) Mr. Rosato suffers from a mental illness called Capgras Syndrome* which is characterized by the belief that people, usually loved ones, a spouse or child, have been replaced by doubles.

In 2005, Mr. Rosato was charged with “criminal harassment” of his wife and daughter. Friends say that, previous to the events leading up to his arrest and incarceration, Mr. Rosato’s mental heath began to deteriorate. Their concerns led them to try and intervene and assist him in getting help. Eventually, in January 2005, his wife Leah “[fled] their Broadview Ave. apartment with their daughter”, moving to her home town of Kingston..

Mr. Rosato at this point began calling the Kingston police to report that his wife and daughter had been replaced by doubles. In May 2005, Kingston police arrested Mr. Rosato on charges of “public mischief and harassment”. These charges were eventually dropped but he was then charged with criminal harassment of his wife.

Since that point, Mr. Rosato has been sitting in the Kingston-area jail awaiting trial.

This week, a scheduled bail review was delayed until June, further delaying Mr. Rosato’s possible release into some sort of mental health facility.

According to his lawyer and supporters, under normal circumstances, someone charged with the same crime as Mr. Rosato would receive a sentence of one day in jail and two years probation.

Unfortunately, for someone suffering from a mental illness, the criminal justice system manages their cases quite differently, usually subjecting them to delays and conditions which prevent them not just from release in the normal time frame, but release into some sort of appropriate care.

In Mr. Rosato’s case, despite his own wife’s hopes that he get the psychiatric care he obviously needs, he has languished in custody for two years and now been subjected to yet another delay.

It is appalling that anyone, whatever their mental state should languish for two years without benefit of trial. For someone so obviously in need of psychiatric assistance, this is inhumane.

* “Named for its discoverer, French psychiatrist Jean Marie Joseph Capgras, the syndrome is characterized by the delusion that a person or people have been replaced by doubles or impostors. The rare condition is most commonly associated with schizophrenia, but according to Dr. Graham Glancy, a forensic psychiatrist with Metro West Detention Centre and Maplehurst Correctional Complex, it can also be caused by metabolic diseases, delirium, brain injury or drugs such as cocaine.” Toronto Star

I attended Lisgar Collegiate at the same time as Tony. I have followed his career with interest. I have written to the Premier of Ontario asking that he act. Whether it does any good or not, I don’t know. Hopefully, the public and media interest in the case will cause some action on the part of the Attorney General to speed up the bail-review and a release-date for him.

The Plight of Tony Rosato

I was appalled to learn that former Saturday Night Live and Second City alumnus Tony Rosato has been sitting in a Kingston area jail for two years, awaiting trial.

Tony Rosato is a Canadian comedian and actor who rose to prominence during a brief stint on Saturday Night Live. I won’t go into his biography as an actor as it his current situation which is of importance.

According to his friends and supporters, as well as the prison psychologist (who — rather unprofessionally, in my estimation — referred to him as “certifiable”) Mr. Rosato suffers from a mental illness called Capgras Syndrome* which is characterized by the belief that people, usually loved ones, a spouse or child, have been replaced by doubles.

In 2005, Mr. Rosato was charged with “criminal harassment” of his wife and daughter. Friends say that, previous to the events leading up to his arrest and incarceration, Mr. Rosato’s mental heath began to deteriorate. Their concerns led them to try and intervene and assist him in getting help. Eventually, in January 2005, his wife Leah “[fled] their Broadview Ave. apartment with their daughter”, moving to her home town of Kingston..

Mr. Rosato at this point began calling the Kingston police to report that his wife and daughter had been replaced by doubles. In May 2005, Kingston police arrested Mr. Rosato on charges of “public mischief and harassment”. These charges were eventually dropped but he was then charged with criminal harassment of his wife.

Since that point, Mr. Rosato has been sitting in the Kingston-area jail awaiting trial.

This week, a scheduled bail review was delayed until June, further delaying Mr. Rosato’s possible release into some sort of mental health facility.

According to his lawyer and supporters, under normal circumstances, someone charged with the same crime as Mr. Rosato would receive a sentence of one day in jail and two years probation.

Unfortunately, for someone suffering from a mental illness, the criminal justice system manages their cases quite differently, usually subjecting them to delays and conditions which prevent them not just from release in the normal time frame, but release into some sort of appropriate care.

In Mr. Rosato’s case, despite his own wife’s hopes that he get the psychiatric care he obviously needs, he has languished in custody for two years and now been subjected to yet another delay.

It is appalling that anyone, whatever their mental state should languish for two years without benefit of trial. For someone so obviously in need of psychiatric assistance, this is inhumane.

* “Named for its discoverer, French psychiatrist Jean Marie Joseph Capgras, the syndrome is characterized by the delusion that a person or people have been replaced by doubles or impostors. The rare condition is most commonly associated with schizophrenia, but according to Dr. Graham Glancy, a forensic psychiatrist with Metro West Detention Centre and Maplehurst Correctional Complex, it can also be caused by metabolic diseases, delirium, brain injury or drugs such as cocaine.” Toronto Star

I attended Lisgar Collegiate at the same time as Tony. I have followed his career with interest. I have written to the Premier of Ontario asking that he act. Whether it does any good or not, I don’t know. Hopefully, the public and media interest in the case will cause some action on the part of the Attorney General to speed up the bail-review and a release-date for him.

The Greatest Invention in the History of Mankind

“Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer.

Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.” ~ Dave Barry

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