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  • FR is dead to me

    05/03/2016 6:33:33 PM PDT · by Sensei Ern · 481 replies
    About two weeks ago, you silenced me. For a decade, I proudly supported FR, including being at Walter Reed nearly every Friday night to support our wounded troops. But, as of this post, FR is in my rearview mirror.
  • Four Reasons Republicans Should Rejoice at Cruz Beating Trump

    04/08/2016 1:27:46 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 188 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 8, 2016 | T. Elliot Gaiser
    When a political party picks one candidate over another, the party signals to the broader electorate what it represents. If the Republican Party nominates Ted Cruz instead of Donald Trump, it will represent one of the greatest practical and moral victories in the Republican Party’s noble history. Cruz’s enormous victory in Wisconsin this week makes it more probable than not that Donald Trump falls short of the required 1,237 delegates – 50 percent plus one of the 2,472 total delegates to the convention – to cinch the nomination on the first ballot. Combined with savvy delegate recruitment and a mounting...
  • Trump 'slam dunk' tweet questions Rubio's eligibility to run

    02/20/2016 8:52:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 410 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 20, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    Now Donald Trump is questioning Marco Rubio' eligibility for the presidency. In a tweet Saturday, Trump shared a video of what appears to be an attorney making a bizarre case that not only Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, but Rubio, whose parents immigranted from Cuba, is not eligible to become president. In the tweet to his 6.3 million followers, Trump quoted a message sent to him by another Twitter user, who at the time appeared to have five followers: "@realDonaldTrump Mr. Trump...BOTH Cruz AND Rubio are ineligible to be POTUS! It's a SLAM DUNK CASE!! Check...
  • Republican Primary "Chopped" (Vanity, Saturday Sillyness)

    02/20/2016 7:19:29 AM PST · by super7man · 16 replies
    Vanity | Self
    I do apologize for the vanity but as it now appears to be the norm on FR, and it is Saturday, I'm going with it. We like watching Chopped on TV. Four chefs compete cooking dishes from a basket of "mystery" ingredients. So... if you were the producer of this show, what would you put in the basket for each of the candidates? Actually, let's do both Republican and Democrat candidates. Flame on, oven on, blender going.
  • When did Free Republic posters turn on Ted Cruz?

    02/19/2016 6:03:16 PM PST · by hardspunned · 318 replies
    I've come to this site every day since Ted Cruz became a national political figure. Perhaps I'm just getting old with a failing memory but I can't recall any derogatory posts about Cruz until Donald Trump began his ad hominem attacks on him. I don't remember Freepers attacking him as he built a record in the senate. Can someone direct me to the threads and posts by the Freepers who now hate Cruz that were made prior to September of last year?
  • Cruz challenges Trump's 'make America great again' slogan

    02/19/2016 6:49:43 PM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 172 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/19/2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday challenged the premise of Donald Trump's promise to "make America great again," and asked if Trump knows how America ever became great in his closing pitch to South Carolinians. Speaking in Myrtle Beach, Cruz launched into an extended diatribe about what he perceived as Trump's lackluster position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He followed it up with a list of Cruz's campaign promises and a stinging rebuke of Trump's singular message. "We will see the economy explode, small businesses grow, young people coming out of school with three, four, five job opportunities. Wages going up....
  • The Destroyer Cometh

    02/19/2016 1:46:34 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 110 replies
    Politico ^ | 17 Feb 16 | Richard Lowry
    Donald Trump is running riot in the GOP china shop and gleefully tearing the place up. Consider the strength of Trump’s position: If he wins South Carolina by a big margin, he goes into Nevada with momentum, and the latest poll there has him leading by 26 points and pushing 50 percent. If he enters Super Tuesday a week later having won three out of the past three states — and with Cruz diminished by a South Carolina loss and Rubio having won nowhere — he could easily win, say, 10 contests that day. It might still be possible to...
  • Trump's biggest enemy: Google

    02/18/2016 5:24:43 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 Feb 16 | Dean Obeidallah
    Poor Donald Trump. He really, really wants to leave behind his brash, vulgar, sexist and bigoted comments and be seen as presidential. Trump told reporters as much last week, noting how easily he can pivot to be more presidential. "I'm very capable of changing to anything I want to change to," he said. He also vowed to "never" use "foul language" again on the campaign trail. What has brought on this sudden change of heart? Apparently Trump, much like countless past presidential candidates before him, wants to begin pivoting from more partisan positions in the primary to more moderate ones...
  • MSNBC's Trump town hall falls to CNN and Fox News in the ratings

    02/18/2016 11:14:17 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 176 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/18/2016 | Hadas Gold
    MSNBC's choice to host Donald Trump in an exclusive town hall on Wednesday did not result in a ratings win against competitors CNN or Fox News. During the 8pm hour, when MSNBC's Trump town hall was up against CNN's GOP town hall (which kicked off with Ben Carson), it was actually Fox News that had the highest total viewers, with 2.3 million, despite the fact that "The O'Reilly Factor" was helmed by a guest host, Eric Bolling. MSNBC's Trump town hall had 1.4 million total viewers, while the first hour of CNN's three-part town hall had 2.05 million viewers. CNN...
  • Trump: Wall Street Journal has it out for me

    02/18/2016 5:05:18 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 55 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 18 Feb 16 | Mark Hensch
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he trails Ted Cruz in a new Wall Street Journal poll because the publication has it out for him. “I think somebody at the Wall Street Journal doesn’t like me,” he told hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski during a MSNBC town hall in Charleston, S.C. “I think most of the polls were taken after the debate and they worked out good for me,” Trump said. "I have never done well with the Wall Street Journal poll. I don’t know. They do these small samples and I don’t know exactly what it represents.”
  • Cruzing to Victory?

    02/18/2016 2:32:59 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 47 replies
    Theresurgent ^ | February 17, 2016, 09:12pm | By Erick Erickson
    The significance of this NBC/Wall Street Journal poll is two fold. First, it is the first poll to be conducted completely after the news of Antonin Scalia’s passing and Trump’s meltdown at the South Carolina CBS News debate. Second, it is from a highly respected pollster focused on likely voters and who has a good track record of success. The poll shows Ted Cruz in the lead now. It could be an anomaly. But internal polling of several campaigns all show the South Carolina race far tighter than the public polling. This latest poll, however, does not account for Nikki...
  • (February 8, 2016) Critics file complaint alleging Cruz campaign mailer violated Texas law

    02/17/2016 1:25:50 PM PST · by euram · 22 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 8, 2016 | Brian M Rosenthal
    AUSTIN -- A liberal Texas political group has filed a formal complaint alleging that a recent fundraising solicitation mailed by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign violated state law.
  • How Trump Bought the Conservative Movement

    02/17/2016 12:54:38 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 147 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 16, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    It has become increasingly clear that the "self-funded" candidate in the Republican presidential primary, Donald J. Trump, will destroy the GOP's chances to win in November if he is not the nominee. Leftist groups are ecstatic over Trump’s "Bush lied, people died," mantra over the Iraq war. Internet trolls for Vladimir Putin are firmly behind Trump, saying he has the right recipe for accommodating Russia. ... How did this happen? Conservatives who should know better went beyond praising his attacks on political correctness to welcoming him as a legitimate conservative candidate for president. Last year, Matt Schlapp, the chairman of...
  • So was Trump for WMD in Iraq Before He was Against It?

    02/16/2016 3:59:49 AM PST · by pookie18 · 128 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 2/15/16 | Wordsworth
    Trump has exaggerated his supposed opposition to OIF. PolitiFact: Again, Trump said he was against the war from the very beginning. "I'm the only one on this stage that said, 'Do not go into Iraq. Do not attack Iraq,' " Trump said. "Nobody else on this stage said that. And I said it loud and strong. And I was in the private sector. I wasn't a politician, fortunately. But I said it, and I said it loud and clear, 'You'll destabilize the Middle East.' " Trump often repeats this line, and we've rated a similar Trump claim Mostly False, because...
  • Spammers at the Gates

    02/12/2016 6:17:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Welcome to Infomercial America, or, if you prefer, the United States of Spam. Whenever political conspiracy theories break out into the open, pundits and intellectuals name-check the brilliant but flawed essay "The Paranoid Style in American Politics" by Richard Hofstadter. Under President George W. Bush, the "9/11 Truthers" were the poster boys and girls of the paranoid style. Others hinted that the flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina might have been deliberate. Under President Obama, it was the "Birthers." A related theory was that Obama is a secret Muslim. A generation before that, it was the John Birch Society...
  • Can Cruz legally be president? Ivy League scholars debate

    02/06/2016 1:47:14 AM PST · by RC one · 246 replies
    Virgina Pilot online ^ | 2/5/16 | COLLIN BINKLEY
    <p>BOSTON (AP) — Two legal scholars squared off in a public debate on Friday to settle whether Republican Ted Cruz is eligible to become president. Spoiler alert: They didn't settle it.</p> <p>But the debate at Harvard Law School underscored that conflicting interpretations of the U.S. Constitution can produce different answers. The question has been in the national spotlight since Republican rival Donald Trump suggested that Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother, isn't legally qualified to be president.</p>
  • Ted Cruz: Made in Canada

    02/03/2016 5:44:32 PM PST · by patlin · 135 replies
    Macleans.ca ^ | Jason Markusoff and Allen Abel
    Ted Cruz must long for the day when his three-word memory could suitably summarize his time as a tot in Canada: “It was cold.” He wouldn’t remember, but it was forecast as snowy at -9° C the day he was born, according to the Barometer Betty cartoon on the front of the Calgary Herald for Dec. 22, 1970. ... ... U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz spent weeks with a tidy poll lead ahead of this year’s Iowa Republican caucuses on Feb. 1, the first state contest of party nomination season. Then Donald Trump piped up, threatening to derail or distract,...
  • Cruz Defends 'Voting Violation' Mailer

    01/31/2016 5:17:54 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 264 replies
    kwwl.com ^ | January 31
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is defending a campaign mailer that Iowa's secretary of state says misrepresents election law. The mailer bills itself as a "voting violation" notice and tells the recipient it's been sent due to "low expected voter turnout in your area." It then grades the recipient's voting history and that of several neighbors, citing public records. Cruz told reporters in Sioux City, Iowa, on Saturday that the mailing is "routine." He says he won't apologize
  • Cruz scores endorsement from Tea Party lawmaker

    01/28/2016 5:46:30 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/27/16 | Anna Giaritelli
    A Tea Party-affiliated congressman has become the latest lawmaker to endorse Sen. Ted Cruz for the Republican nomination. North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows announced Wednesday night on Fox News that he would throw his support behind Cruz's campaign and join the Texas senator's team in Iowa later this week."We are approaching a historic election that has the potential to fundamentally change our nation as we know it. Ted Cruz is the principled, conservative leader we need in the White House," Rep. Meadows told Greta Van Susteren. "On issue after issue, Cruz has told the truth and done what he said...
  • Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines: 'I'm Ashamed Ted Cruz Claims to Be American'

    01/24/2016 5:17:48 PM PST · by Perdogg · 143 replies
    Billboard ^ | 1/24/2016 by Ashley Iasimone
    Natalie Maines infamously spoke her mind about war and then-President George W. Bush back in 2003, when she told a London crowd that she was “ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.” Now, the Dixie Chicks member is bringing that comment back to mind and voicing her opinion on Republican presidential candidate (and fellow Texan) Ted Cruz.
  • Trump: Cruz 'could be Canadian prime minister'

    01/23/2016 11:09:28 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/23/2016 | Eugene Scott
    Donald Trump has a fallback option for his main GOP opponent, Ted Cruz, in case the Texas senator comes up short in his bid to capture the Republican nomination for president of the United States: become Canada's prime minister. At least that's what the GOP front-runner tweeted Friday night in his latest swipe at his closest competitor, who was born in Canada. "Cruz did not renounce his Canadian citizenship as a US Senator- only when he started to run for #POTUS. He could be Canadian Prime Minister," Trump tweeted. Trump has repeatedly questioned Cruz's eligibility to be president of the...
  • Cruz attack ad: Trump got rich from 'seizing private property'

    01/22/2016 8:53:49 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 191 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    ... The ad goes on to say that Trump bulldozed the home of an elderly widow in Atlantic City to build a limousine parking lot at his casino. "Trump won't change the system. He's what's wrong with it," it says in the end. Cruz tweeted his ad Friday morning saying "It's time we change the system and break the #WashingtonCartel -- together!" ...
  • Iowa governor Branstad knocks Cruz on Canadian birth

    01/18/2016 10:13:00 AM PST · by Red Steel · 158 replies
    WaPo ^ | January 11, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) said Monday that the birthplace of Sen. Ted Cruz is "fair game," adding to a growing chorus questioning whether the Texas Republican's Canadian birth could affect his ability to secure the GOP presidential nomination. "When you run for president of the United States, any question is fair game. So let the people decide," Branstad told reporters Monday. Cruz, speaking to reporters in Baton Rouge, La., noted that Branstad's son has thrown his support elsewhere, hosting fundraisers for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
  • Thanks to Lawsuit, Cruz’s Eligibility to Continue Being Stupid Issue We Have to Talk About

    01/15/2016 3:34:30 PM PST · by TBBT · 111 replies
    The Corner ^ | 1/15/2016 | Ian Tuttle
    And . . . there it is: Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz should be disqualified from the race because he isn't a "natural-born citizen," a fellow Texan claims in a "birther" challenge filed against the senator in a U.S. court. The suit seeks a court definition of the term to clarify whether Cruz - who was born in Canada to an American mother - can or can't serve if elected. "This 229-year question has never been pled, presented to or finally decided by or resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court," Houston attorney Newton B. Schwartz Sr. said in his 28-page...
  • Cruz plotting new attacks on Trump

    01/15/2016 11:27:09 AM PST · by springwater13 · 362 replies
    'He’s pro-choice. He’s pro- gay marriage. He’s against traditional values. He’s New York, and he’s got to talk about that.'
  • Ted Cruz has raised millions from New York donors

    01/15/2016 3:22:40 PM PST · by springwater13 · 74 replies
    Ted Cruz might say he has a problem with "New York values," but he seems happy to take New York money. The Texas senator's swipe at Donald Trump in Thursday's debate didn't just earn the ire of the New York Daily News (whose front page today showed the Statue of Liberty giving him the finger) and New York Mayor de Blasio (who took to CNN demanding an apology) - it also might alienate the city's donors he has been carefully courting. Cruz's campaign raised $223,750 from New Yorkers, according to finance reports available through September. Robert Mercer, the hedge fund...
  • Texas Attorney Files Eligibility Lawsuit Against Ted Cruz…

    01/15/2016 7:38:46 AM PST · by Lockbox · 199 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 15th | sundance
    Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz should be disqualified from the race because he isn’t a “natural-born citizen,” a fellow Texan claims in a “birther” challenge filed against the senator in a U.S. court.
  • Quarter of Republicans think Cruz's birthplace disqualifies him for president: poll

    01/15/2016 5:14:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 204 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:05am EST | Ginger Gibson
    A quarter of Republicans think White House hopeful Ted Cruz is disqualified to serve as U.S. president because he was born in Canada to an American mother, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Republican voters nearly mirror independents and the broader electorate in their belief that Cruz cannot hold the White House, with 27 percent of all voters and 28 percent of independents responding he should be disqualified. Cruz, a U.S. Senator from Texas who was born to a U.S. citizen mother and Cuban father in Calgary, Alberta, has brushed aside the attacks about his eligibility as pure politics. But...
  • The Daily News Blasts Ted Cruz: 'DROP DEAD'

    01/15/2016 5:11:21 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 254 replies
  • The conservative media's civil war over Ted Cruz 'birtherism'

    01/14/2016 8:19:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 202 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/14/2016 | By Callum Borchers
    If you thought some in the conservative media lost their minds over President Obama's birth certificate, you were right. But the current brouhaha over Ted Cruz's place of birth -- in which Donald Trump reprises his role as chief instigator -- might be even more compelling, in its own way, because of the civil war it has sparked on the right side of the press. Sadly, there is no way that Ted Cruz can continue running in the Republican Primary unless he can erase doubt on eligibility. Dems will sue!-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2016 Witness this week's...
  • Westboro Baptist Church to Blue Jays: "God hates Canada"

    10/23/2015 1:39:58 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | October 23, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Apparently "God hates Canada," and that's something members of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church believe the Blue Jays might want to know. The gay-bashing church group, infamous for its vile protests of soldier funerals, plans to protest the Blue Jays game in Kansas City. Members want to let us "depraved Canadians" know we're doomed for giving our country over to "sodomite filth," and so on and so forth, according to a statement. It's a rare opportunity for the merry band of raging haters. The church is based not far away, in Topeka, Kan. And since Canada has denied Westboro members...
  • 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."