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  • This Cheerios Commercial Featuring a Gay Couple and Their Adopted Daughter Is Adorable

    10/13/2014 7:56:26 AM PDT · by Salman · 147 replies
    Slate ^ | Oct. 3 2014 | Mark Joseph Stern
    Over the past few years, General Mills has positioned itself as something like the anti-Chick-fil-A, celebrating LGBT pride and vehemently opposing Minnesota’s proposed gay marriage ban. All of that is very nice—but come on, this is 2014. If you’re a food company and you haven’t made an adorable ad featuring a gay couple with their children, you’re just another face in the pro-gay corporate crowd. Luckily, General Mills has now decided to get with the program, releasing a commercial with a gay couple, their adopted daughter, and a bowl of Cheerios. And the ad is just as impossibly cute as...
  • REPORT: ALOUETTES CONTACT OPENLY GAY DE SAM

    09/01/2014 6:04:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    The Montreal Alouettes appear to be interested in free-agent defensive end Michael Sam. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Montreal Alouettes have contacted Sam but have yet to hear back.
  • Canada pulls the plug on the U.S. Keystone Pipeline – will send oil to Asia

    06/29/2014 8:38:39 PM PDT · by Signalman · 52 replies
    WUWT ^ | 6/28/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Obama’s inability to make a decision on Keystone has finally yielded a result – Canada has made the decision for him. Breitbart reports Canada has just approved the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project – a major pipeline to ship Canadian oil to Asia. The Canadian oil will still be burnt – in Asia, instead of America. All the jobs and energy security which Canadian oil could have delivered to America, will instead be delivered to Asia. Rather than purchasing crude from a friendly and allied neighbor, the United States will most likely need to continue its reliance upon hostile sources like...
  • Toronto rapper Murda Marz dead after bullet-riddled Chevy Malibu found in Cabbagetown in ‘brazen...'

    04/05/2014 2:05:50 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 42 replies
    National Post ^ | April 4, 2014 | Canadian Press
    A Toronto rapper is dead after being shot numerous times in his car in what police are calling a “brazen attack” in downtown Toronto. Det. Sgt. Steve Ryan says the victim — identified as Shmar Parris, 25, who social media messages of condolence said also went by the name Murda Marz, a rapper who several videos posted on YouTube — was known to police and the overnight shooting is believed to be a targeted attack. Ryan says a light-coloured SUV was seen driving erratically away from the scene but there are no details on any suspects or how many may...
  • Border buddies: A merger between the United states and Canada?

    03/23/2014 5:27:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 161 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/23/2014 | Meghan Drake
    If Diane Francis had her way, the U.S. would share a lot more with its northern neighbor than the Great Lakes, maple syrup and Justin Bieber. The editor-at-large for Toronto’s National Post argues that a complete merger of Canada and the United States would create a global colossus, add 13 stars to the American flag, eliminate the border and require just a few amendments to the Constitution. But, Ms. Francis acknowledged on a visit to Washington last week, not everyone up north is thrilled with the idea. “I wanted to attack the Canadian establishment and say, ‘Wake up, there is...
  • American Lugers Annoyed by Group’s Gay Rights Video

    02/11/2014 2:06:13 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/11/14 | SAM BORDENFEB
    Several American doubles lugers said they were irritated by a popular Canadian video celebrating diversity that pokes fun at their sport. The Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion recently released a promotional video that shows doubles luge, a sport in which one rider lies on top of the other as they sled down the track. At the end of the video is the tagline: “The Games have always been a little gay. Let’s fight to keep it that way.” “They’re making fun of our sport for their cause and it doesn’t really make a lot of sense to me,” Christian...
  • Feds must introduce legislation to 'address the effects of prostitution': MacKay

    01/08/2014 10:59:12 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    ctvnews.ca ^ | January 7, 2014
    The federal government is “going to have to produce legislation” to “address the effects of prostitution” after the Supreme Court declared three key prostitution laws unconstitutional, Justice Minister Peter MacKay says. In a decision handed down just before Christmas, the court found that the laws that prohibit keeping a brothel, living on the avails of prostitution and communicating in public for purposes of prostitution are overly broad and infringe on prostitutes' Charter rights by depriving them of security of the person. Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, writing on behalf of the court, said the three provisions in question make it difficult...
  • Would you let your daughter wear this T-shirt?

    12/30/2013 3:48:38 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 111 replies
    kidspot.com ^ | October 9, 2013
    American Apparel's clothing range and advertising has come under fire before, but for parents of teens, this feels like a step too far. Parental warning: this article contains a graphic image.
  • You Knew it was Coming: “Experts” Say Pedophilia is a Sexual Orientation – Hard-wired at Birth

    12/28/2013 3:47:29 AM PST · by IbJensen · 107 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 27, 2013 | Tim Brown
    First, let me say that I don’t want to hear anything from the homosexuals, their supporters, supporters of polygamy or any other perversion of God ordained sexuality. We told you this was coming and it has arrived. Researchers with Canada’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health have concluded, after a decade of research, that pedophilia is a deep-rooted, unchangeable predisposition. The Toronto Star reports: Pedophilia has been widely viewed as a psychological disorder triggered by early childhood trauma. Now, many experts see it as a biologically rooted condition that does not change — like a sexual orientation — thanks largely...
  • Jilted husband sues online infidelity service Ashley Madison

    12/17/2013 10:42:14 AM PST · by Gamecock · 47 replies
    The State ^ | 16 December 2013 | Michael Gordon
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ A Charlotte, N.C., man blames the breakup of his marriage not only on the other guy, but also on the online infidelity service that he says made it happen. "Life is short," the Ashley Madison website coos. "Have an affair." Robert Schindler of Charlotte, N.C., says his ex-wife did just that. So, Schindler is suing her alleged partner in the tryst, along with Ashley Madison and its Canadian corporate parent, Avid Dating Life Inc. At play here is a legal clash between the old and the new. North Carolina remains one of only a...
  • ‘We need the pedophile’: Child-love sympathizer to keynote conference at University of Toronto

    10/12/2013 8:31:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    TORONTO, October 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A childhood education conference to take place next weekend at the University of Toronto will feature keynote speaker Dr. James Kincaid, a Professor of English at the University of Southern California who has been criticized as being highly sympathetic to pedophiles. The conference titled "Bodies at Play: Sexuality, Childhood and Classroom Life" is sponsored by the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies under the auspices of the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). "Kincaid's earlier work in Victorian literature and culture and in literary theory has yielded to...
  • Human-powered hover bike wins coveted $250K prize

    07/12/2013 9:48:39 AM PDT · by posterchild · 14 replies
    CBC ^ | July 11, 2013
    A long-elusive aviation innovation prize that has never had a winner in its 33-year existence has finally been claimed after a team of Toronto engineers built and then flew a human-powered hover bike. The highly-coveted Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition — known as the AHS Sikorsky prize for short — was awarded for the first time in its history Thursday to AeroVelo, a Toronto-based engineering team made up of University of Toronto students, alumni and volunteers. University of Toronto alumni, students and volunteers built the Atlas aircraft, which was piloted more than three metres into the air last...
  • ...Teenager JAILED for posting 'joke' threat on Facebook after row with an online gaming partner

    07/01/2013 8:53:00 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 35 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | June 26, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Texas teenager has been in jail since February after making an offhand comment on Facebook about a video game he had been playing. Justin Carter was 18 when he and a friend got into an argument with someone over a multiple player online video game, leading the teenager to post a comment he now regrets. He now faces up to eight years in prison after saying 'I'm going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still beating hearts' only two months after the Sandy Hook school massacre 'These people are serious. They really want...
  • Doctors advise more outings for man who beheaded fellow bus passenger [doc says low risk]

    05/14/2013 12:25:06 PM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | May 14, 2013
    WINNIPEG, Manitoba (UPI) -- A man who beheaded a fellow Canadian bus passenger should be allowed to spend more supervised time in the outside world, his treatment team recommends.Two psychiatrists taking care of Vince Li at the Selkirk Mental Health Center told a review board that Li has stopped having hallucinations and has been a model patient, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. The 45-year-old Li was confined to the center after he was found not criminally responsible for beheading Tim McLean, 22, on a Greyhound bus in July 2008. Li suffers from schizophrenia. Dr. Steven Kremer told the Criminal Code...
  • Flying car accident in B.C. under investigation

    05/11/2013 12:07:18 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 55 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 11, 2013
    It's a good bet the Transportation Safety Board of Canada has never investigated such a bizarre air accident. On Friday, an airborne car crashed near Ellison Elementary School in Vernon, B.C., after the parachute it uses to stay afloat collapsed. The pilot and a passenger were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the RCMP told Global News. The Maverick LSA Flying Car was made in the Florida by I-TEC and is certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. On its site, I-TEC says the powered parachute's "design has been developed as an easy-to-operate – air, land, and snow craft....
  • Toronto dad upset he's not allowed to watch daughter's swim class

    04/07/2013 12:41:22 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 71 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Saturday, April 06, 2013 | Jenny Yuen
    TORONTO - When a single dad signed his nine-year-old daughter up for female-only swim lessons, he didn’t realize he — as a man — was going to be banned from watching her practice. Chris (who didn’t want his last name published) was shocked when he had the blinds to the viewing area of the Dennis R. Timbrell Recreation Centre pool in Flemingdon Park shut on him and then was told by staffers it was for “religious reasons.” “I spoke to a staff member and she told me that it’s because of Muslim women, that we’re not allowed to look at...
  • “The Five” Absolutely Destroy Jim Carrey’s Absurd Press Release

    03/30/2013 8:19:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 112 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    Actor Jim Carrey’s “Cold Dead Hand” video unleashed a firestorm of outrage among conservatives and gun-rights advocates—and for good reason. In one pathetic song, Carrey, who enjoys the protection of an armed bodyguard, mocks the nearly 90 million gun owners in this country, Charlton Heston and rural America. Allahpundit over at Hot Air summed it up best when he said the song is “neither funny nor biting” but rather, is “basically an extended dick joke of the sort that’s been thrown at gun owners for decades.” Indeed. But it seems Carrey couldn’t handle Greg Gutfeld’s criticism on Fox News. The actor...
  • (Blame Canada!) Canadians Produce More Garbage Than Anyone Else

    01/17/2013 8:13:14 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    CBC News ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | CBC News
    Canadians produce more garbage than anyone else Conference Board calls Canada an 'environmental laggard' Canadians use far too much energy and water, and they produce more garbage per capita than any other country on earth, a report from an influential think-tank says. The Conference Board of Canada gave Canada a C grade on Thursday and ranked it in 15th place among 17 developed nations studied across a host of environmental-efficiency metrics. "Our large land mass, cold climate and resource-intensive economy make us less likely to rank highly on some indicators of environmental sustainability, but many of our poor results are...
  • Transgender student named prom queen at Ontario high school

    07/05/2012 7:47:36 PM PDT · by massmike · 41 replies
    sunnewsnetwork.ca ^ | 07/05/2012 | ALEXIS ALLISON
    A transgender student says being named prom queen was the cherry on top of her high school education. "I was really surprised," Connor Ferguson, an 18-year-old male-to-female transgender student at Trenton High School, said of the win. "It was pretty surreal actually. If I remember correctly my jaw hit the floor and we all started laughing because it was so crazy. I walked up and the crown didn't fit my hair, so I had to hold it."
  • Accused Killer Porn Star Captured in Berlin Internet Cafe

    06/04/2012 9:37:32 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    Canadian Luka Rocco Magnotta, who allegedly videotaped the murder of his lover and mailed his body parts, has been captured in a Berlin Internet cafe, according to the Berlin Police Department. A man in an Internet cafe spotted Magnotta about 2 p.m. in Germany and recognized him as the Canadian fugitive, Berlin Police spokesman Thomas Neuendors told ABCNews.com.
  • Canada's 'Scientific' Museum of Smut

    05/24/2012 9:53:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    In Ottawa, the nation's capital of Canada, the Museum of Science and Technology has decided to provide school children with answers in a scientific field where "reliable and comprehensive sources of information are rare or little-known." I don't know if you're familiar with it. That field is called "sex." As always, society's experts believe parents either faint at the thought of discussing sex with their children or worse, spread ignorance based on allegedly outdated religious texts. But wait until you hear what the Canadian government's subsidized version of "science" looks like. The exhibit is called "Sex: A Tell-All Exhibition." It...
  • Miss Universe pageant will allow transgender women

    04/10/2012 9:49:57 AM PDT · by TSgt · 86 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4/10/2012 | AP
    Transgender women will be allowed to participate in the Miss Universe beauty pageant next year, officials announced Tuesday, a week after they ruled a trail-blazing 23-year-old could vie for the crown this year. Pageant officials said they are working on the language of the official rule policy change but expected final word to come soon. Trials for next year's Miss Universe pageant begin this summer.
  • I’m glad I ‘got rid’ of my unborn child: pro-abort Green Party candidate

    04/27/2011 1:06:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 53 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/27/11 | Patrick B. Craine
    TERRACE, British Columbia, April 27, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A British Columbia Green party candidate in Canada’s upcoming federal election said he’s glad he decided to “get rid of” his unborn child and appeared to imply that pregnant women look “like the back end of a bus.” “I am sick to death about hearing murdering babies,” said Roger Benham, Green candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, in a candidates’ debate April 20th.  He told the audience that he had conceived a child with a woman when he was 25.  “Thank God we decided to get rid of it,” he said, according to the...
  • Christmas trees 'make non-Christians feel excluded'

    12/20/2010 7:52:19 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 113 replies · 2+ views
    Christmas trees 'make non-Christians feel excluded' Christmas trees should be removed from public places to avoid making non-Christians feel “excluded”, scientists have suggested By Andy Bloxham 11:43AM GMT 20 Dec 2010 Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada, found non-Christians feel less self-assured and have fewer positive feelings if a Christmas tree was in the room. The scientists conducted the study using 77 Christians and 57 non-believers, including Buddhists and Sikhs. The participants did not know the survey was about Christmas, and were asked to fill in questions about themselves both when a 12-inch Christmas tree was in the room...
  • Heather Stilwell Dies of Cancer

    12/08/2010 12:59:06 PM PST · by richmwill · 19 replies
    Yahoo Canada ^ | 12/05/2010
    Heather Stilwell, the former chair of the Surrey School Board who led a contentious fight to ban books on same-sex couples, has died of breast cancer. She was 66. A fierce anti-abortionist, and supporter of Christian family values, Stilwell served on the Surrey School Board for 15 years. She was co-founder of the Christian Heritage Party, whose platform was to make abortion and possession of pornography illegal. As chair of the Surrey School Board in the late 1990s, she led the charge to ban three books in schools on same-sex couples. The case ended up in the Supreme Court of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'BMWs' Help Afghans Go AWOL From Texas Air Base (illegals helping AWOLers!)

    loose network of Mexican-American women, some of whom may be illegal immigrants, have been responsible for helping numerous Afghan military deserters go AWOL from an Air Force Base in Texas, FoxNews.com has learned. Many of the Afghans, with the women's assistance, have made their way to Canada; the whereabouts of others remain unknown. Some of the men have been schooled by the women in how to move around the U.S. without any documentation. The Afghan deserters refer to the women as "BMWs" — Big Mexican Women — and they often are the first step in the Afghans' journey from Lackland...
  • Cougar women on the prowl in Toronto tonight

    07/09/2010 12:34:03 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | 9/07/2010 1:48 PM | The Canadian Press
    TORONTO - A man organizing tonight's cougar convention in Toronto says he hopes hundreds of older women prowl the area for younger men. Rich Gosse says he dated older women when he was a young man, but has since become older than the cougars so can't date them anymore. He says he hopes so-called cougar women and young men, who he calls cubs, will find a lasting relationship at the one-night convention. One woman will be also crowned Miss Cougar Canada, and win a cougar cruise. The convention starts at 7 p.m. at Tattoo Rock Parlour on Queen Street West.
  • Trucker attempts to remove tooth while driving

    07/06/2010 1:43:19 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 15 replies
    CNEWS ^ | July 3, 2010 | DON PEAT
    A Kitchener truck driver is facing a careless driving charge but on the bright side, his tooth doesn't hurt anymore. Lambton County OPP say they stopped a big rig driver doing some driving dentistry along Hwy. 402 on Wednesday... Cops determined the 58-year-old driver was driving so poorly because he was trying to pull out a tooth while he was driving. "The driver was very forthright with the officer," Reurink said. The amateur dentist of a driver had rigged a string around his hurting tooth and then tied the other end to the roof of the cab, police said. "One...
  • “Queers Against Israeli Apartheid” declare Canada to be an apartheid state, too

    07/05/2010 10:58:06 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 22 replies · 2+ views
    National Post [Ca] ^ | July 3, 2010 – 3:27 pm | Jonathan Kay
    For a while now, Torontonians have been wondering how, exactly, a “gay-rights” group like “Queers Against Israeli Apartheid” (QuAIA) could purport to demonize Israel — the only country in the entire Middle East where gay rights are honoured in the same way they are honoured in Canada. Now we know the answer: QuAIA doesn’t just hate Israel. It hates Canada, too!On Canada Day, July 1, here are the instructions that QuAIA was giving to supporters who wanted to help the group participate in Sunday’s Gay Pride parade: “Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Noon: Instead of celebrating this colonial country (which...
  • CBC caught lying in accusing Tea Partiers of calling them the "N" word

    "Three months ago, Andrew Breitbart offered a $100,000 reward for anyone who could produce evidence of racial slurs being hurled at Rep. John Lewis and Rep. Andre Carson on March 20, 2010. Finally, three months later, the Congressional Black Caucus has responded to Breitbart's $100,000 Challenge." Watch the video.
  • Canadian game developer puts "George W Bush wanted for Mass Murder" poster in video game.

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  • Anti-polygamy case gives rise to all kinds of family forms

    06/09/2010 12:09:03 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 26 replies · 107+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | June 9, 2010 | Daphne Branham
    Forrest Glen Maridas is a polyamorist who believes that it is her constitutionally guaranteed right to freely express her sexuality in any form that that might take. Maridas is 34, American and a full-time counsellor at a university, although she's currently on maternity leave. She's lived with Canadian Russell Osborne since May 2005 and he's sponsoring her for immigration as a common-law spouse under the family classification. Maridas and Osborne and their two young children live in a home in Edmonton with Drew Thompson and Katy Furness. For the past two years, Maridas has been in "an intimate and conjugal...
  • Border patrol has bear of time stopping terrorists from north

    06/07/2010 8:53:17 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 4 replies · 29+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/6/2010 | Sean Lengell
    As if fighting terrorism weren't complicated enough, the United States has a new national security threat to worry about: grizzly bears. Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee say that environmental laws protecting grizzlies and other wild animals along rural portions of the U.S.-Canada border have handcuffed U.S. Border Patrol and Department of Homeland Security agents, potentially making it easier for would-be terrorists to slip into the country.
  • Man Goes on $10G Tax Office Rampage

    03/29/2010 2:12:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 506+ views
    UPI ^ | 3/29/10
    A Canadian commercial income tax preparation service in Vancouver was tidying up Monday after an enraged customer caused more than $10,000 damage. Constable Lindsey Houghton told reporters the unidentified 52-year-old man showed up at the business Sunday afternoon claiming the company had made a mistake on a past income tax filing, although at a different location. He was apparently unhappy with the staff's response to his complaint and began throwing furniture around the office, The (Vancouver) Province said. He then began sliding his arms across desks, sending computers and monitors crashing to the floor, Houghton said. As police officers arrived...
  • Dallas-Fort Worth sports columnist likens our (sic, Canadian) patriotism to Nazi Germany

    03/03/2010 6:40:32 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 907+ views
    The Province ^ | March 2, 2010 | Cam Battley
    Dallas-Fort Worth sports columnist likens our patriotism to Nazi Germany An American sports columnist gets a bizarre Nazi flashback in Vancouver By Cam Battley, Canwest News Service March 2, 2010 It took the investigative skills of intrepid Fort Worth Star-Telegram sports columnist Gil LeBreton to uncover the ugly truth. Like Edward R. Murrow in pre-Second World War Vienna and London, Mr. LeBreton put his personal safety at risk to file a brave report from the turbulent city of Vancouver. Sure, Canadians seem multicultural, friendly and good-natured on the surface. But that's just what they want you to think. Dig a...
  • CBC airs anti-Sarah Palin book cover - Broadcaster uses wrong graphic for book image (Canada)

    11/19/2009 2:09:49 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 10 replies · 1,053+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Nov 18, 2009, 10:25 AM ET | Etan Vlessing
    TORONTO -- That pesky liberal anti-Sarah Palin media conspiracy is spreading. The former Alaska governor and U.S. vice presidential candidate is complaining over Newsweek's choice for a magazine cover shot. Now it turns out the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.'s flagship newscast "The National" put the wrong Palin book cover image on air Monday night as it introduced an item for her current "Going Rogue" book tour. Rather than display the cover for "Going Rogue: An American Life," Palin's memoir, "National" viewers saw the graphic for the anti-Palin essay collection "Going Rouge: Sarah Palin, an American Nightmare," by the Nation editors Richard...
  • McCain Repeats False Claim That Sept. 11 Hijackers Entered U.S. From Canada

    04/24/2009 11:06:04 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 1,856+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2009-04-24
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., makes the dubious claim that Sept. 11 hijackers entered the United States through Canada -- just days after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano came under fire for saying the same thing. What's up with Arizona politicians? Arizona Sen. John McCain made the dubious claim Friday that Sept. 11 hijackers entered the United States through Canada -- just days after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the former governor of Arizona, said the same thing. Napolitano retracted her claim on Thursday after Canadian officials chided her for the remark, calling it an unfortunate misconception. Napolitano admitted Thursday that...
  • Napolitano Draws Resignation Calls After Gaffes on Veterans, Canada

    04/23/2009 2:20:39 PM PDT · by yoe · 56 replies · 2,269+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 23, 2009 | Catherine Herridge
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is under fire for what critics see as a string of gaffes, with a small but vocal group of conservatives calling for her to step down. The outrage continues to build over a report from her department that warned of the danger of right-wing "extremists," and singled out returning war veterans as susceptible to recruitment. Napolitano expressed regret for the reference to veterans -- but she raised eyebrows again this week when she suggested that the Sept. 11 hijackers entered the United States through Canada, even though the 9/11 Commission determined they came to the...
  • Grandparents lose $33,000, urge caution of new scam

    11/24/2008 11:30:40 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies · 1,203+ views
    The Muskegon Chronicle ^ | November 23, 2008 | Susan K. Treutler
    It started with a phone call from someone they thought was their teenage grandson. As the story went, he was in Canada with friends. He'd been caught fishing without a license. He needed $3,000 to pay the fine. And, by the way, he said: Please don't let his parents know he was in trouble. What followed was a series of phone calls — up to five or six a day over a six-day period — from "police," describing their "grandson's" escalating troubles. Before it was over, the elderly couple had wired $33,000 of their life savings to Canada, money they...
  • Facebook 'Kick a Ginger' campaign prompts attacks on redheads

    11/23/2008 2:21:20 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 91 replies · 17,489+ views
    The Telegraph, London, UK ^ | 2008-11-23 | Matthew Moore
    The teenager behind a "Kick a Ginger" group on Facebook is being investigated by police after reports of attacks on redhead children. Nearly 5,000 people joined the online campaign which urged members to "get them steel toes ready" for a day of booting this week. The website appears to have been inspired by a recent episode of the cartoon South Park, in which a young character called Cartman describes people with red hair as evil and soulless. Dozens of children left messages on the page claiming to have carried out attacks on "National Kick a Ginger Day" on Thursday,...
  • Columnist's Labeling Palin Backers 'White Trash' Spurs Review at Canadian TV

    09/18/2008 6:27:21 PM PDT · by VinceASA · 39 replies · 222+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/18/08 | Fox News
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is reviewing complaints from both Americans and Canadians about a Web site columnist who recently described Sarah Palin’s supporters as “white trash,” compared the vice presidential candidate to a “porn actress” and called her daughter’s boyfriend a “redneck” and “ratboy.” The incendiary column by Toronto-based writer Heather Mallick appeared on the CBC News site on Sept. 5, after the close of the Republican National Convention. On the same day, Britain’s Guardian newspaper published another column by Mallick in which she trashed Palin’s home state of Alaska as a “frontier state full of drunks and crazy people.”...
  • Group Cautions Linking Denver Cyanide To Terrorism (Somali immigrant group)

    08/14/2008 11:36:04 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies · 310+ views
    cbs4denver.com ^ | August 14, 2008 | Rick Sallinger
    DENVER (AP/CBS4) An advocacy group for Somali immigrants has cautioned against linking terrorism to a man found dead in a Denver hotel with a pound of highly toxic sodium cyanide in his room. U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Thursday terrorism couldn't be ruled out, but that it was not indicated in the investigation. Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, of Ottawa was found dead Monday, and police say a powder found in his room was cyanide. The cause of death hasn't been established. Police say they don't suspect foul play and the FBI says there's no apparent connection to terrorism. The...
  • Man Dead, Large Amount Of Possible Cyanide Found

    08/12/2008 3:45:58 PM PDT · by Scarpetta · 123 replies · 964+ views
    cbs4 Denver ^ | August 12, 2008 | Rick Sallinger
    It has the makings of international intrigue. Less than two weeks before the Democratic National Convention a man has been found dead in a Denver hotel room with a container of what authorities initially suspect to be the deadly poison cyanide. Adding to the intrigue is that the dead man, Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, appears to be from outside the U.S. No passport was found on Dirie, who is believed to have entered the country from Canada. A large container of a white powdery substance was found in the man's room on the fourth floor of the Burnsley Hotel at...
  • Officer Shot as Riot Erupts in Montreal

    08/11/2008 4:36:09 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies · 368+ views
    CBC News ^ | 8-11-08 | unattributed
    Hundreds of riot police chased a group of roving youths early Monday after a night of rioting and vandalism in a North Montreal neighbourhood set off by the fatal police shooting of an 18-year-old man over the weekend. The park is in a predominantly Haitian neighbourhood where tensions between police and young people run high, according to residents. "The police are always creeping around here, hassling people," one unidentified youth told CBC News as he stood in front of a looted butcher shop. The violence began after a Sunday afternoon protest at Henri Bourassa Park, the site of Saturday's police...
  • Handyman Fights With City Over Free Repairs For Neighbours[Canada][Fines up to 25K]

    08/06/2008 11:08:58 AM PDT · by BGHater · 35 replies · 112+ views
    CityNews.ca Staff ^ | 05 Aug 2008 | CityNews.ca Staff
    Jon Tennett loves to tinker in his garage. It's not an uncommon pastime for an 81-year-old man, but what is unusual is the city's response. Because Tennett fixes his neighbours' lawn mowers and other small machines, the City of Pickering has charged him with operating an illegal business - even though he's never charged a penny for his work. "They could get a lot of revenue elsewhere than looking at an old 81-year-old man trying to keep his mind busy," he points out. On the same street, a retired nurse is facing a similar problem. Janice Saroop has a lush...
  • Only 5% of Gays "legally" marry in Canada

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  • The Second Battle of NAFTA

    03/06/2008 1:08:19 PM PST · by AllseeingEye33 · 43 replies · 855+ views
    theamericancause.org ^ | March 03, 2008 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    The Second Battle of NAFTA By Patrick J. Buchanan If Canada and Mexico do not renegotiate NAFTA, said Hillary Clinton in the Cleveland debate, she would "opt out" of the trade treaty that was the legislative altarpiece of Bill Clinton's presidency. Barack agreed. NAFTA is renegotiated, or NAFTA is gone. Barack went further. He has denounced "open trucking," the feature of NAFTA whereby Mexican trucks are to be free to roam the United States and compete with the Teamsters of Jim Hoffa's union, which just endorsed him. The trade issue is back, big-time. For to blue-collar workers in industrial states...
  • Before Today I though Ron Paul was Nuts Now I think He is the only choice for President

    12/24/2007 10:39:05 AM PST · by Reform Canada · 312 replies · 817+ views
    I saw the interviews with Ron Paul on Glen Beck and Meet the Press and found myself agreeing with much of what he said. He referred to a movie called Freedom to Fascism so I decided to watch. I am a very skeptical person yet I am now convinced. For the sake of your future and the future of your family watch this movie and decide for yourself. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1656880303867390173 Link to VideoIf this post is removed I will be more convinced than ever
  • Quebec Legislature Bans Word 'Weathervane' (New PC Speech Code In Canada)

    10/18/2007 3:00:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies · 97+ views
    TheStar.com ^ | Oct 16, 2007 | THE CANADIAN PRESS
    Quebec legislature bans word 'weathervane' Speaker says its hurtful and a slur after Charest called Dumont a weathervane one too many times October 16, 2007 THE CANADIAN PRESS QUEBEC – Politicians in Quebec's legislature will have to come up with a new way to slag their opponents now that the word "weathervane" has been added to the list of unparliamentary language. Speaker Michel Bissonnet judged the word to be "hurtful" as the legislature resumed Tuesday after the summer break. Premier Jean Charest has called Opposition Leader Mario Dumont a weathervane on numerous occasions recently, elevating him on Tuesday to "national...
  • Some Canadian mothers forced to give birth in the U.S.

    10/04/2007 5:30:31 AM PDT · by scooter2 · 71 replies · 2,011+ views
    KOMO TV (Seattle) ^ | 10/04/07 | KOMO TV Staff
    SEATTLE -- A problem in Canada's hospitals is sending scores of pregnant women south of the border to have their babies. Carri Ash of Chilliwack, B.C. was sent to the U.S. to have her baby after her water broke on Sunday, ten weeks ahead of schedule. "And they came in and said 'you're going to Seattle,'" she said. Ash's hospital couldn't handle the high-risk pregnancy. Doctors searched for another hospital bed, but even hospitals in Vancouver, B.C. didn't have a neo-natal bed. "So two provinces didn't have enough room, so I have to go to another country," said Ash. Ash...