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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Also Buys Illegal Drugs

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Big surprise. After already admitting to smoking crack cocaine while in office and struggling with alcohol, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has now admitted to buying illegal drugs in the past two years. At least we know he’s not a moocher!

Rob Ford promised a “rumble in the jungle” before appearing before the city council, who were voting on whether or not the scandal-ridden mayor should take a leave of absence to deal with his personal problems. Instead, they got him to admit that he has bought illegal drugs within the past two years.

Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, who put forth the motion asking Ford to temporarily step aside, asked:

“Have you purchased illegal drugs in the past two years?”

After a long pause, Ford replied, “Yes I have.”

I’m humiliated by it, but I can’t change the past,” said Ford. “All I can do is move on and that’s what I’m doing.”

Toronto city council members also voted 41-2 in favour of asking Rob Ford to step down. Unfortunately, the vote was symbolic pointless, as the council has no real authority to remove the mayor from power. Only the mayor (or criminal charges) can do that and Ford shows no signs of stopping. The crack-smoking mayor insisted on remaining in office, telling the council, “I’m definitely keeping this job. I am not leaving here.”

As hundreds of protesters chanted “resign” outside of Toronto’s City Hall and hundreds more lined up to receive commemorative Rob Ford bobbleheads, the mayor pledged to stay on as mayor and reaffirmed his plans to run for re-election in October 2014.

Councillor Denzil Minnian-Wong, who is also thinking of a mayoral run in 2014, was not impressed with his competition.

“People who live in this city will be paying for the damage caused by terrible judgment, serial deception and rampant ego for a long while to come,” Minnian-Wong said.

“I’m so tired of waking up in the morning and wondering: ‘What will it be today?’

Really? I’m not tired of it at all. And judging from the current pace of things, tomorrow’s headline will probably be “Rob Ford: Baby-Stealing, Kitten-Eating Drug Dealer”.

Via: The National Post

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Mayor Rob Ford Appears in a New Non-Crack Related Video

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Just when you thought Mayor Rob Ford had sufficiently embarrassed Toronto with his crack smoking and lies, a new video has been released showing the mayor extremely intoxicated while making drunken death threats. Oh Mayor Ford….

The Toronto Star obtained exclusive footage of Rob Ford (watch it here), stumbling around drunkenly and yelling about commiting first-degree murder. The context of the clip, which looks like it was secretly filmed on a cell phone, is not clear – nor is the target of Rob Ford’s rage. Nevertheless, there was a lot of rage which seemed to be directed at an unknown person who called Ford and his brothers liars – so it could literally be anyone in Toronto. I certainly hope it’s not me, because Ford vowed to rip out that person’s throat and poke out their eyes. 

“I’m gonna kill that f–king guy. I’m telling you, it’s first-degree murder,” Ford can be heard raging on the clip.

“I’ll rip his f–king throat out. I’ll poke his eyes out. . . . I’ll make sure that motherf–ker’s dead,” the mayor continued.

Once again, Mayor Ford stepped out of his office at city hall to address the media and apologize for another one of his drunken mistakes.

“All I can say is, again, I’ve made mistakes. I just wanted to come out and tell you I saw a video. It’s extremely embarrassing. The whole world’s going to see it. You know what? I don’t have a problem with that.” Ford told reporters.

“I hope none of you have ever or will ever be in that state. Obviously, I was extremely, extremely inebriated.”

Ford is now under increasing pressure from fellow council members to step down and deal with his substance problems. But once again, Ford is refusing to budge – despite being clearly unfit to hold the office of Mayor. Hell, he’s not even fit to hold a job at Tim Horton’s at this point.

Via: The Toronto Star

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Admits to Smoking Crack

Rob Ford on Crack

After months of crack smoking allegations, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has finally admitted to smoking crack. But it’s okay – he did so in a “drunken stupor”.

In a surprise news conference on Tuesday, Rob Ford confessed to reporters outside of city hall that he has dabbled in crack cocaine before.

Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine,” Mr Ford said outside his office, estimating that it was about a year ago.

“I don’t even remember. Probably in one of my drunken stupors. You guys have seen the state I’ve been in.”

BUT:

I am not an addict,” he claimed.

Ford also maintained he “wasn’t lying” when he previously denied using the drug to reporters.

“I wasn’t lying . You didn’t ask the correct questions,” Ford explained to the media. “You guys kept referring to alcohol.”

What about the May 24 news conference when Ford said “I do not use crack cocaine. Nor am I an addict of crack cocaine,” and the many denials since then? Blame it on the drunken stupor – the mayor can’t be held responsible for his actions while drinking!

As for the alleged tape of the mayor smoking crack while spouting off homophobic and racial slurs, Rob Ford wants everybody (including him) to see it.

I want everybody in the city to see this tape. I don’t even recall there being a tape. I want to see the state I was in,” Ford said.

“There have been times when I’ve been in a drunken stupor. That’s why I want to see the tape.”

The tape is currently in the hands of Toronto police chief Bill Blair, whose officers recovered the footage in a gang-related raid.

This is getting ridiculous. I don’t even know what to say –  except: release the tape Chief Blair! Mayor’s orders!

In related news, Toronto’s welcome sign has now been officially changed:

Toronto Crack Ford

Via: The Toronto Star

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Rob Ford Crack Scandal Back In The News!

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Toronto police Chief Bill Blair has revealed that his team is in possession of a video that allegedly shows Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. Looks like Christmas came early to the Toronto Star this year!

Earlier in the year Gawker.com reported that they saw a video of Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine and making a homophobic slur about Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. The Toronto Star, a self-described anti-ford media outlet, immediately jumped all over the scandal but then the video “mysteriously disappeared” and the incident slowly vanished from media attention. UNITL NOW.

Toronto police recovered a video featuring Rob Ford during an investigation into alleged gang activity this summer. The police are being a little vague about what the video entails, but according to Bill Blair, “the video files depict images that are consistent with what has previously been reported in the media.” So… crack?

And to top it off, Chief Blair also announced that police had taken the mayor’s friend and sometimes driver, Alexander Lisi, into custody and charged him with extortion. Lisi is also facing drug charges a previous crack-related incident.

Crack scandals are now old hat for the Toronto Mayor but he won’t take these new accusations sitting down. Well, he will because his weight won’t allow him to stand for very long… but you know what I mean.

“I think everybody has seen the allegations against me today. I wish I could come out and defend myself,” Ford said outside his city hall office on Thursday afternoon. “Unfortunately I can’t because I have to go to McDonald’s it’s before the courts. That’s all I can say.”

I have no reason to resign, I’m going to go back and return my phone calls, gonna be out doing what the people elected me to do and that’s save taxpayers money and run a great government,” an angry Ford continued.

Translation: My reasons for resigning have yet to be made public. I’m going to go back and eat my Big Mac, smoke some crack and run a great government.

Via: CBC News

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Another Colombian Cocaine Smuggling Fail

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A Canadian woman has been arrested in Colombia after trying to board a flight to Toronto with a fake pregnancy bump filled with cocaine.

This wasn’t just some pillow case stuffed under a shirt, this was a realistic looking belly made of latex. Unfortunately (for the smuggler) it wasn’t very realistic feeling. When a policewoman Fake Bumpasked 28 year-old Tabitha Leah Ritchie her how far along she was, she reacted aggressively. Well, that made everyone a little suspicious so they went on to search her. When the inspector went to touch her belly, she realized it unusually cold and hard. That’s when police discovered it was a fake and gave her an emergency C-section (c for cocaine of couse). Inside they found 2 kilograms of cocaine hidden behind a pocket of latex in the fake pregnancy prosthetic. Creative? Yes. Stupid. Oh yes. She should have at least invested in a softer prosthetic with internal heaters.

Needless to say the social worker (yes, the social worker) did not make it on the Air Canada flight to Toronto.  Instead the Torotonian will be charged with drug trafficking, possession and production and could be sentenced to between five and eight years in prison. Good thing too – the last thing Toronto needs is more crack addicts. We already have Rob Ford.

This year, nearly 150 people (a third of whom were foreigners) were caught with drugs at Bogota’s airport, often with creative disguises. Just ask those three nuns that were caught back in May. Colombian officials say 874 foreigners are currently held in the country’s jails, mostly stemming from drug charges. Make that 875!

Via: The National Post

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Current Event Cat of the Day: Toronto Rainstorm

Current EVent Cat - Toronto Rainstorm

Not to be outdone by the Calgary floods, a heavy rainstorm in Toronto has left 300,000 people without power and flooded parts of city.

Canadians love talking about the weather but when it comes to extreme weather many cities seem unable to function. Toronto and its surrounding suburbs experienced some extreme weather on Monday and a bit into Tuesday as riverbanks spilled over onto roadways creating delays for commuters. The rainstorm also brought high winds that knocked out power to some areas, leaving about 300,000 without electricity overnight.

Heavy rainfall had been predicted but Torontonians got more than expected with 126 millimeters falling across Toronto — most of which fell during the evening commute. The amount of rainfall on Monday was more than a month’s average and also topped Hurricane Hazel’s one day rainfall total in 1954.

The rainstorm flooded some major roads and subway stations, causing traffic chaos in a city that already has traffic chaos on a regular basis. Hundreds of passengers were stranded for several hours on a flooded commuter train and had to be evacuated on small inflatable police boats.

“It’s unbelievable, water was pouring down the stairs in the subway station and then the lights went out, it was really scary. When we got outside, you could see parked cars surrounded in water up to their windows,” said a TTC rider who was trying to get home from work from Mississauga.

Rainstorm2Porter Airlines cancelled all Monday’s flights to and from Toronto due to the rough weather and Pearson airport cancelled some as well.

But not to worry: Mayor Crackhead is on the job! Toronto Mayor Rob Ford told CBC Radio that, “it’s all hands on deck. We’ve got everything covered. We’re doing the best we can.”

“We’ve brought in crews, we’ve brought in everybody to deal with the storm.”

Mayor Ford urged Torontonians to follow his example and stay inside Monday night. Another helpful mayoral tip: to keep his kids cool, Ford loaded the family into his SUV during the blackout. Weird.

Via: CBC News

Mayor Rob Ford Privately Reveals his Crack Video Exists… and is also Caught up in a Murder Investigation?

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The scandal surrounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford just keeps getting better.

Mayor Rob Ford reportedly verified the existence of the video showing him smoking crack cocaine to aides in a May 17 meeting in his office. Ford even gave the exact address of the person he believed to be in possession of the video and told his staff not to worry about it because he knew where it was and who had it. Staffers were shocked when Ford blurted out the address of two 17th-floor units — 1701 and 1703 — at a Dixon Rd. apartment complex.

Publicly, Mayor Rob Ford still maintains the video doesn’t exist. A week after his staff meeting, Ford held a news conference in which he denied the video’s existence and said that he does not use drugs.

“I do not use crack cocaine, nor am I an addict of crack cocaine. As for a video, I cannot comment on a video that I have never seen or does not exist,” he insisted to reporters.

Well, he’s certainly not a crack “addict”; they tend to be dangerously thin, not verging on whale-like obesity. 

Only reporters from The Star and from Gawker.com have seen the video so far, in which a red-faced and disheveled Ford is reportedly shown smoking crack and making remarks homophobic remarks regarding Justin Trudeau. Nice.

The mystery surrounding the video continued Thursday as police arrested two men involved in a shooting that they believe may be connected to it. Two men were charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 21-year-old Anthony Smith, the man who appears in a photo (seen below) beside Mayor Rob Ford that is at the centre of the crack controversy.

Mayor Rob Ford and ANthony Smith

Smith, 21, was shot in the back of the head shortly before 3 a.m. on March 28 outside a King West nightclub.

What was his connection to Mayor Ford? Was Mayor Ford involved in the killing? Why hasn’t Mayor Ford’s crack problem caused him to lose weight? So many unanswered questions.

But Mayor Ford is still refusing to answer. When he appeared at City Hall Thursday shortly before noon, he said nothing to reporters other than to yell: “move!”

Via: The Toronto Star

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Mayor Rob Ford Fires Chief of Staff… And Other News

Rob Ford on Crack

Crack smoking, food guzzling Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has fired his chief of staff amid allegations that he was caught smoking crack cocaine on video.

According to the Post, Mark Towhey gave the Mayor Rob Ford three options last Friday,: fight the accusations — and lose, resign or go away and get help for his “problem.” Towhey failed to include the most popular option: fire your Chief of Staff and refuse to speak about the drug video.

Meanwhile, Mayor Ford’s own executive committee released a statement Friday afternoon urging him to directly address the crack allegations. “The allegations need to be addressed openly and transparently,” the letter reads. “We are encouraging the Mayor to address this matter so that we can continue to focus on serving the people of Toronto.” Your move Rob Ford. The National Post

UPDATE: Rob Ford speaks! 

“I do not use crack cocaine,” Ford told a jam-packed news conference at Toronto City Hall. “Nor am I an addict of crack cocaine.” Ford went on to say he could not comment on a video “that I have never seen or does not exist.” The Mayor then left the room and refused to answer any questions.

Obama - No Sexual Assault in NavyFemale soldiers are now more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed in combat. WHaaaat??! With this in mind, President Obama has urged the navy to stop sexual assaults. In a commencement address at the US Naval Acadamy, Obama warned that the sexual-assault problem in the military must be addressed immediately. “Those who commit sexual assault are not only committing a crime, they threaten the trust and discipline that makes our military strong,” Obama said. Earlier this month, the Pentagon released a report revealing that as many as 26,000 service members may have been sexually assaulted in 2012 and unreported sexual assaults are expected to increase in 2013. Yikes, maybe female soldiers should buy some rape insurance before enlisting… USA Today

Bad BurnHappy “Don’t Fry Day”! Just in time for Memorial Day tanning, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated May 24, 2013 as “Don’t Fry Day”. The day is designed to encourage women to use sunscreen before baking in the sun.

  • FACT 1: Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.
  • FACT 2: Melanoma is the second most common form of cancer for young adults 15-29 years old.
  • FACT 3: It is estimated that one American dies every hour from skin cancer.
  • FACT 4: The American Cancer Society estimates that 12,650 people will die  from skin cancer in 2013, mostly due to malignant melanoma, which is among the fastest rising cancers in the U.S.

Know any retarded 16 year olds who like to bake in the sun? Send this video to them. Washington Post

Picnic on an IcebergWhy not to have a picnic on an iceberg: the iceberg may drift into the ocean… Four American tourists learned this lesson the hard way after their picnic spot in the Fjallsárlón glacial lagoon in East Iceland began to detach and drift away from the shore. The tourists were later rescued from the piece of ice after one managed to jump to shore and call for help. According to the rescue team, the group had set up a table and chairs with the plan of eating dinner when a gust of wind suddenly pushed the ice away from land, leaving them stranded about 10 meters from the shore. “When we arrived it was quite comical to see them sitting on chairs and with a table on an iceberg … Yes the dinner was over,” one rescue worker said. Iceland Review

Amanda Bynes and a Gross WigAmanda Bynes noooooo! The troubled Disney trainwreck was arrested last night after smoking weed in the hallway and then throwing a bong (Bynes claims it was a “vase”) out the window of her 36th floor apartment. Her mugshot showed her with a bald Britney circa 2007 look but Bynes showed up in court the next day in what has to be the worst wig ever created. If you want a judge to believe you are sane, do not wear this 99-cent wig in public. The judge however wasn’t fazed by the wig and released her after warning that she will be arrested again if she doesn’t show up to her court hearing in July. The Daily Beast

Jersey Shore Meets Jersey WhaleDoes Chris Christie hate Snooki? Snooki seems to think so. And why not? Everyone else hates her. Governor Chris Christie and the female cast of Jersey Shore has an awkward run-in on the Seaside Heights boardwalk after taping separate segments for the “Today” show. In the Jersey shore meets Jersey whale video, Snooki appears repulsed when the Governor leans in super close to talk to her right after she complained he was standing too close. After the meeting, Snook tweeted a photo of the encounter and wrote, “Getting told why we are bad for jersey. Amazing.” TMZ

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Mayor Ford: Crack Addict?

Mayor Ford - Crack Addict?

Oh Mayor Ford…. I’m gone one week and now you’re hanging out with Somali drug dealers smoking crack. I know you’re trying to lose weight, but there are better ways!

The gossip website, Gawker, broke the story on Mayor Ford’s crack habit by reporting there is a cellphone video for sale that shows the Toronto mayor using a crack pipe. The Toronto Star literally jizzed their pants when they heard this and sent two reporters to view the video. The druggies who sold Mayor Ford his crack are asking for $200,000 to release the 90 second clip – half of which has already been raised by a campaign led by Gawker.

In addition to the crack smoking, the Toronto Star said Mayor Ford used a homophobic slur to describe Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in the video and made racially charged remarks about the high school football players he coaches. I MUST see this video.

Ford, however, has remained relatively silent on the issue. On Friday, Ford told reporters that the “allegations are ridiculous. It’s another story with respect to the Toronto Star going after me and that’s all.”

Since then Rob Ford has offered no explanation for the video and refuses to say whether he has smoked crack while in office. Ford’s deputy mayor thinks he should speak up.

“I think he should say something, yes,” Ford’s deputy mayor, Doug Holyday, said in an interview. “I think the air needs to be cleared, and I don’t think it’s clear right now.”

Mayor Ford’s fiercest (and fattest) supporter, his brother Councillor Doug Ford, didn’t really know what to say.

“I asked Rob to be straight up with me and he tells me he has no idea about what is in this video,” Doug Ford said. “Until we see the video, it’s difficult to comment, but I can tell you that I have never seen Rob involved in anything like that.”

The Mayor Ford crack scandal has even reached the American late-night circuit, bringing much pride to the city of Toronto. Last night, both the Daily Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live chose to feature Canada’s favourite crack smoking mayor.

Jon Stewart was particularly enthralled by Mayor Ford walking face first into a news camera:

Jimmy Kimmel, on the other hand, was more interested in uncovering the crack video itself:

On the bright side, the Mayor Ford / crack cocaine incident, has cheered Torontonians up from the Leafs’ disastrous NHL playoffs defeat last Monday.

Via: The Toronto Star

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Toronto Teen Sexually Assaulted by Four Obese Women

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Toronto police are on the hunt for four rather large women who are suspected of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old man.

The man met the four women at a nightclub near King Street and University Avenue and at the end of the night the women offered to drive him home. First mistake.

Instead, he was driven to a parking lot near Queen and Spadina where all four suspects sexually assaulted him before eventually letting him go.

Who are these suspects?  Police are looking for four female suspects, all white, all in their thirties, all approximately 5”4 and all 190-200 lbs.  All four suspects were dressed in short black dresses and wore high heels with no nylons. I repeat: no nylons. The driver had a British accent with short blond hair and a tattoo of wings on the back of her neck. Another woman had longer, dark hair with red dye at the bottom.

The incident occurred last weekend but the man only came forward to the police on Friday. Most likely due to the trauma of being attacked by four sumo wrestlers.

Well, he shouldn’t have been wearing that tiny dress – he was totally asking for it! It’s no big deal though – a man’s body has a way of shutting that whole thing down. 

Via: CBC News

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