Day 261. Canadian Arrests

For all the Canadians who think terrorists don’t target us, think again.  Seems the police have had two alleged terrorists under investigation since August 2012.  Andfingerprints a couple of days ago, April 22 to be precise, a special joint tax force of RCMP and CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) anti-terrorism units, in partnership with provincial and municipal police forces in Ontario and Quebec arrested them.

Thankfully, long before they could carry out their plot, which was still in the planning stage.

Thankfully, long before countless numbers of innocent people were killed and injured.

Their plan?  To blow up a VIA passenger train in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).  When?  No one is saying.  Why?  No one is saying.  But do terrorists really need a reason?  And if and when they have one, does it make a difference?  Does it, somehow, make it make sense?

Of course not.

Which train?  Apparently it wasn’t a specific train they were after.  It was a specific route.  Although no details have been Continue reading

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Day 68. Alllll Aboard!

I love trains.  I’m on one, right now.  Just a short trip to Kingston, Ontario for a family event.  The other option is to drive, but this is so much easier.  Plus, if I was driving I couldn’t be blogging, could I?  Yep, free WiFi; and you can use a cell phone.  I always take the train when I go to Montreal.  It is so much more relaxing than flying.  Much less hassle.  More civilized, I think.

Especially if you go First Class, which I usually do.  We have a beautiful, new First Class lounge in Toronto.  It’s huge.  You can work, watch TV or just relax.  Snacks, drinks, whatever you want.  And once onboard, you’re treated royally.  Cocktails, snacks, wine with your meal which, incidentally, is actually edible (unlike on airlines), coffee, tea, after meal drinks and even little bonbons.  The service is non-stop.

Today I’m travelling economy, though.  It’s not a very long trip, just slightly over two Continue reading