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  • Possible boot camp for Canadian teen charged in fatal Miami shootings

    11/30/2015 7:14:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 30, 2015 | David Ovalle
    The Canadian teen charged in connection with a fatal Miami shooting is eligible for a county boot-camp program that would spare him significant time in jail, a court heard on Monday. Now, Miami-Dade prosecutors must decide if they will allow 15-year-old Marc Wabafiyebazu to enter the program as punishment for his role in a botched drug rip-off that left his older brother and another teen shot to death in March.
  • Benghazi Commission: Obama Admin Gun-Running Scheme Armed Islamic State

    11/30/2015 2:14:32 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-30-15 | Edwin Mora
    The Obama administration pursued a policy in Libya back in 2011 that ultimately allowed guns to walk into the hands of jihadists linked to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and al-Qaeda (AQ) in Syria, according to a former CIA officer who co-authored a report on behalf of the Citizen’s Commission on Benghazi (CCB), detailing the gun running scheme. In Congress, the then-bipartisan group known as the “Gang of Eight,” at a minimum, knew of the operation to aid and abet America’s jihadist enemies by providing them with material support. So says Clare Lopez, a former CIA officer and the primary author...
  • Edmonton Eskimos win 103rd Grey Cup over Ottawa RedBlacks

    11/29/2015 7:02:23 PM PST · by Loyalist · 23 replies
    Global TV ^ | November 29, 2015
    WINNIPEG — The Edmonton Eskimos have won their first CFL championship title since 2005 by beating the Ottawa RedBlacks 26-20 in the 103rd Grey Cup presented by Shaw. Edmonton took a six-point lead with less than four minutes left in the game as Jordan Lynch broke into the endzone with a one-yard quarterback sneak. The Eskimos added a two-point convert following the touchdown. The RedBlacks sat in front 19-18 following three quarters of play thanks to a 33-yard Chris Milo field goal.
  • Quebec will allow doctors to euthanize patients starting Dec. 10: bucks feds request to delay

    11/28/2015 3:21:27 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/28/15 | Lianne Laurence
    Quebec has refused an alleged federal request to suspend its “right-to-die” law, with the province’s justice and health ministers declaring the legislation will go into effect December 10 as planned, according to the Canadian Press. Liberal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould reportedly asked her provincial counterpart, Stephanie Vallee, on Wednesday to hold off implementing the province’s Bill 52 so the federal government can draft its own legislation. But Vallee says that Quebec will move ahead with Bill 52: “We’re staying the course, obviously,” she stated. That leaves pro-life advocates with “our great hope” that Quebec’s Superior Court will intervene and block...
  • Alan Grayson: I'll file suit if 'Canadian' Ted Cruz wins nomination

    11/27/2015 1:53:09 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 93 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/27/2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Rep. Alan Grayson said Wednesday that he plans to file suit if Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, wins the Republican presidential nomination. Speaking with liberal Fox News radio host Alan Colmes, Mr. Grayson, a Florida Democrat, called the 2016 Republican presidential lineup "appalling." "It's resolved itself into this weird reality show. It's not 'The Biggest Loser' that they're choosing, it's 'The Biggest Bigot,'" he said. Mr. Colmes asked if all of the GOP candidates are bigots. "Well show me one who represents the exception here," Mr. Grayson responded. "In a sense I guess Cruz is not technically...
  • China Bars Miss World Canada From Entering Country for Pageant

    11/27/2015 2:28:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    China is set to host the annual Miss World pageant on December 19, in the city of Sanya, on Hainan Island. If the host nation gets its way, one contestant won't be there: Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin, who was barred from entering the nation and was denied a visa by the pageant organizers. She was able to travel to Hong Kong, but was not allowed on her flight to mainland China. Lin is a human rights activist and has spoken out about China's rights abuses and lack of religious freedom, and she believes she is being punished for these...
  • Doo Doo the Clown honoured for bravery after intervening in assault on women

    11/27/2015 7:02:45 AM PST · by Loyalist · 45 replies
    CBC News ^ | November 23, 2015
    There was no clowning around for Doo Doo the Clown when he called 911 after witnessing a man attack two women on Sunday afternoon. Doo Doo — also known as Shane Farberman — says when he saw the man punch one of the women in the head near Front Street West and Bathurst Street he went into action. "I remember pulling up as fast as I can screaming, 'Get in, get in!' and I know that I am a clown and I had a car full of clowns, but these ladies ran and jumped into the back," said Doo...
  • Did Two federal Agencies Fraudulently Cook Global Warming Data

    11/26/2015 7:26:59 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Oversight: A federal agency keeps stonewalling congressional efforts to access its internal communications. What's the problem here? If the agency's global warming claim was honestly arrived at, just turn over the documents.
  • Canada: We'll resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees

    11/24/2015 10:34:15 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    cnn.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | Paula Newton
    Justin Trudeau's newly elected government has confirmed it will resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada within three months, giving top priority to those who are a lower security risk. The plan as outlined prioritizes families and vulnerable individuals, including those from the LGBT community.
  • Canada delays influx of Syrian refugees to February

    11/24/2015 3:15:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/15 | Ben Ariel
    Canada remains committed to taking in 25,000 Syrian refugees but will only welcome 10,000 of them by year's end, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government said Tuesday, according to AFP. The Liberal government, which had pledged to take in the full number of refugees this year, said another 15,000 would now arrive in 2016, by the end of February. The delay follows criticisms that Ottawa was moving too fast amid security concerns in the aftermath of deadly attacks in Paris. "Canadians have said do this right and if it takes a little longer to do it, then take the time," Immigration...
  • Canada to turn away single men as part of Syrian refugee resettlement plan

    11/24/2015 12:04:50 PM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 23 November2015
    Canada will accept only whole families, lone women or children in its mass resettlement of Syrian refugees while unaccompanied men – considered a security risk – will be turned away. Since the Paris attacks launched by Syria-linked jihadis, a plan by the new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, to fast-track the intake of 25,000 refugees by year’s end has faced growing criticism in Canada. Details of the plan will be announced Tuesday but Canada’s ambassador to Jordan confirmed that refugees from camps in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey will be flown to Canada from Jordan starting 1 December. Speaking in Jordan on...
  • Canada to turn away single men as part of Syrian refugee resettlement plan

    11/23/2015 2:26:42 PM PST · by mojito · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11-23-2015 | Unattributed
    Canada will accept only whole families, lone women or children in its mass resettlement of Syrian refugees while unaccompanied men – considered a security risk – will be turned away. Since the Paris attacks launched by Syria-linked jihadis, a plan by the new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, to fast-track the intake of 25,000 refugees by year’s end has faced growing criticism in Canada. Details of the plan will be announced Tuesday but Canada’s ambassador to Jordan confirmed that refugees from camps in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey will be flown to Canada from Jordan starting 1 December. Speaking in Jordan on...
  • New Trump Instagram targets Hillary ("Hillary, there is nothing to laugh about.")

    11/23/2015 10:32:58 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
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  • Trump posts video of Clinton laughing over Benghazi flames

    11/23/2015 1:13:49 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2015 | By Jesse Byrnes
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's latest video, posted online Monday, portrays Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton laughing over flaming images of the Benghazi attack. "Hillary has been having a laugh at our expense for years," reads text at the beginning of the video, followed immediately with a series of video clips of the former secretary of State chuckling. Clinton's laughter can be heard while several news clips fly across the screen highlighting several controversies, from Whitewater to the recent federal investigation into her private email arrangement while at State. The final clip of Clinton laughing — taken from her testimony...
  • Canada's Syrian refugee plan limited to women, children and families

    11/23/2015 5:45:04 AM PST · by McGruff · 23 replies
    CBC News ^ | November 23, 2015 | Rosemary Barton
    The federal government's much-anticipated Syrian refugee plan will limit those accepted into Canada to women, children and families only, CBC News has learned. Sources tell CBC News that to deal with some ongoing concerns around security, unaccompanied men seeking asylum will not be part of the program. The details of the plan will be announced Tuesday, but already Canadian officials have been working on the ground to process people
  • University Cancels Free Yoga Class for 'Cultural Appropriation'

    11/23/2015 4:45:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/23/15 | Sarah Fisher
    The University of Ottawa in Canada notified Jennifer Scharf that her free weekly yoga classes were to be suspended...for cultural appropriation. Scharf had been offering free beginning yoga classes to students at the university since 2008.  “I’d been in touch to prepare for the new semester’s classes when, out of nowhere, I received an email telling me there were some issues in terms of a formal complaint,” she told The Independent. The decision to cancel the classes came from the Ottawa Student Federation, a group that describes itself as an "instrument of political action." According to the Ottawa Sun, staff...
  • Clinton Foundation’s Colombian ‘Private Equity Fund’ Was Unregistered

    11/23/2015 2:17:14 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/23/15 | Alana Goodman
    The Clinton Foundation’s Colombia-based investment company was not registered as a private equity fund in the country, which may have allowed it to avoid certain industry regulations and oversight from the Colombian government.Although Fondo Acceso described itself as a “Private Equity Fund” in company promotional materials and business presentations, it is not listed in a database of current or previously registered private equity funds maintained by the Colombian government.Colombian legal experts consulted by the Free Beacon said that Fondo Acceso did not appear to have violated any laws by calling itself a private equity fund, as long as it was...
  • James O'Keefe: What Does Huma Say on about Syrian Refugees on Undercover Video?

    11/22/2015 3:58:51 PM PST · by Diago · 66 replies
    James O'Keefe Twitter ^ | November 22, 2015 | James O'Keefe
    Excited to release our new video on @HumaAbedin tomorrow (Monday) from an event where recordings were prohibited, of course.
  • Egyptian President Sisi tells UK: finish job in Libya to stop another Syria

    11/03/2015 7:12:41 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03 Nov 2015
    David Cameron should complete the "mission" he started in Libya to prevent the country becoming another Islamist-dominated state like Syria, Egypt's President will demand when he visits Downing Street on Wednesday.
  • MUST WATCH: Hillary Clinton’s Pro-Jihadist Political Fundraiser

    11/21/2015 7:03:45 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 11.20.15
    t has already been proven Hillary Clinton will take money from Muslim nations with long histories of brutality against women, minorities, and homosexuals. Now it is being proven she is taking money from anti-American pro-Jihadist legal rights groups as well who have actively sought to defend figures responsible for direct threats to the United States -- including for the bodyguard of Osama Bin Laden. Even by Clinton standards this is bizarre…
  • Canada to fly in 900 Syrian refugees a day: reports

    11/21/2015 2:20:04 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 51 replies
    Ottawa (AFP) - Canada plans to fly in 900 Syrian refugees a day as of next month, according to media reports, as the defense minister said showing compassion for these people sends a message to Islamic State extremists.
  • Hundreds of Canadians line the streets to pay tribute to ex-soldier

    11/21/2015 3:42:40 AM PST · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/21/15
    Moving scenes were captured on Friday as the body of a volunteer Canadian fighter who was killed in Syria was returned back to his hometown in southern Ontario. During the repatriation, a roadside memorial was held for John Robert Gallagher, 32, a former Canadian soldier who died while fighting against the Islamic State earlier this month, CBC News reported. Hundreds including firefighters, the local police force and supporters came out to pay their respects, as they lined overpasses while a hearse carrying Gallagher's casket made its way along a major highway in Ontario known as the Highway of Heroes.
  • Refugees will face a cultural cliff in Canada — and Canadians will be tested too

    11/20/2015 8:22:53 AM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 11 replies
    National Post ^ | November 20, 2015 | Matthew Fisher
    At a guess, I spoke last week with a couple of hundred Syrian refugees who are among the four million registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refuges. I asked everyone I talked to about what they knew about Canada. About half of them were aware that it was cold there. The same number knew that Christians lived there. Almost nobody could tell me where Canada was, except that is was far away. Canada’s refugees are being drawn from a pool of the poorest of the poor. The prospective settlers whom I met in Lebanon and during previous visits...
  • Canada considering constructing camps to house Syrian refugees

    11/19/2015 8:07:38 PM PST · by balk · 34 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Thursday, November 19, 2015 | Reuters
    The spokesman confirmed the plans after the government issued a tender notice on Thursday seeking companies to build "temporary winterized lodgings for groups of 500 to 3,000 people by early December 2015 at sites to be confirmed." ---- The notice from Public Works Canada said the housing and services may be required for up to three months and that the sites must be self-contained and self-sustaining, including on-site energy, water, sewage and waste management. One U.S. official said his understanding was that once the refugees arrived in Canada, authorities would detain them in some kind of "camp" and not release...
  • Refugees to be temporarily housed at military sites in Quebec, Ontario

    11/19/2015 6:35:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | November 19, 2015 | Susana Mas
    Tender issued for $1.5M contract to winterize temporary housing at CFB Valcartier. The Canadian Armed Forces are preparing to lodge hundreds of refugees at bases in Quebec and Ontario on a temporary basis as the government prepares to resettle 25,000 refugees by year's end. The government has yet to say how it intends to meet its goal of resettling thousands in a limited timeframe, but an announcement is expected soon....
  • TransCanada and Enmax confirm layoffs in a rough week for Calgary workers

    11/19/2015 8:22:42 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | November 18, 2015 | DAN HEALING
    Both TransCanada Corp. and city-owned Enmax Corp. confirmed they laid off staff Wednesday as a provincewide economic slowdown blamed on low commodity prices hits pipeline and utility sectors. "This is a difficult time for all of our employees and contractors, as it is for those at many companies right now. These decisions aren't made lightly," said TransCanada spokesman Mark Cooper in an e-mail. He said the company wouldn't provide details on the reductions until they are complete, refusing comment on anonymous social media postings that claim the layoffs are being rolled out over three days, through Friday, and involve hundreds...
  • Man carrying concealed knife (meat cleaver) arrested in Canada's capital (on Parliament Hill)

    11/18/2015 3:41:27 PM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    AP ^ | November 18, 2015
    A man carrying a concealed knife on Canada's Parliament Hill has been arrested, Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Wednesday. Media relations officer Cpl. Valerie Thibodeau said Yasin Ali, 56, was detained by the Parliamentary Protective Service on Tuesday evening ...
  • Paris attacks fuel calls for Canada to delay plan to take in 25,000 Syrians

    11/17/2015 7:09:53 PM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    AFP/ Guardian UK ^ | 16 November 2015
    Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau has faced calls to delay bringing in 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year due to security concerns prompted by the Paris terror attacks. While an online petition against fast-tracking Syrian asylum seekers’ bids to relocate to Canada gained steam, the premier of Saskatchewan province, Brad Wall, urged the prime minister to “suspend” the move. “I understand that the overwhelming majority of refugees are fleeing violence and bloodshed and pose no threat to anyone,” Wall wrote in an open letter. “However, if even a small number of individuals who wish to do harm...
  • Paris Attacks Complicate Hillary Clinton’s Alignment With Obama

    11/17/2015 10:20:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2015 | AMY CHOZICK
    In her pursuit of the Democratic nomination for president, Hillary Rodham Clinton has emphasized her ties to President Obama. She regularly tells the story of how he wooed her into serving as his secretary of state and recites, typically to a roar of applause, the line: "President Obama doesn't get the credit he deserves.... Appearing acutely aware of how liberal primary voters, particularly in Iowa, view her hawkish reputation, Mrs. Clinton said on Saturday that "this cannot be an American fight" and that the United States should not bear "the bulk of the responsibility.".... At a campaign event in Ames,...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Is Too Old And Sick To Be President

    11/17/2015 10:12:43 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/17/2015 | By: streiff (Diary)
    Ever since Hillary Clinton announced her run for the presidency concerns have been raised in many quarters, by people of all political persuasions, that she was simply too old to hold the office if she was elected. Hillary, if elected, would be the second oldest person to win the office after Ronald Reagan. But where Reagan was very active throughout his life, Hillary is a different story.    Hillary never participated in athletics when she was younger, something about being too ugly to participate. And now, as she approaches the BIG SEVEN-ZERO she is very out of shape. It is a safe...
  • Most Dishonest Countries Are China and Turkey

    11/17/2015 9:43:17 AM PST · by oblomov · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 16 Nov 2015 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    It’s a coin toss between China and Turkey for the title of least honest country, according to a new study. As part of a 15-nation honesty study, researchers from the University of East Anglia had the 1,500 subjects participate in a coin flip, telling them they’d get up to $5 every time it came up heads. The researchers theorized that if the percentage reporting heads was over 50 percent, participants were being dishonest, since heads statistically shows up only half the time. An estimated 70 percent of Chinese participants lied — the most dishonest of the bunch, according to the...
  • Email Reveals e Huma Abedin Warning State Department Staffer That Hillary “Often Confused”

    11/16/2015 9:54:31 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 85 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 16, 2015
    Judicial Watch today released more than 35 pages of emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin revealing that Abedin advised Clinton aide and frequent companion Monica Hanley that it was “very important” to go over phone calls with Clinton because the former Secretary of State was “often confused.” The emails, from Abedin’s “Huma@clintonemail.com” address, also reveal repeated security breaches, with the Secretary’s schedule and movements being sent and received through Abedin’s non-governmental and unsecured Clinton server account. The emails document requests for special State Department treatment for a Clinton Foundation associate and Abedin’s mother, a controversial...
  • Irregular Warfare Expert Dr.Gorka(US Marines War College) Discusses Paris Jihad Attacks

    11/16/2015 4:33:00 AM PST · by Candor7 · 36 replies
    The Counter Jihad Report ^ | November 14, 2015 | DR. SEBASTIAN GORKA
    Transcript excerpt by Sarah Angelopoulos on facebook: “ISIS is the only insurgency in human history to hold territories in multiple nations and multiple continents. They hold territory in Iraq and in Syria larger than the territory of the United Kingdom. And after Boko Haram was accepted into their fold, all Boko Haram territory in Nigeria falls under the caliphate of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of ISIS. This is a threat the likes of which we have never before seen and is much, much, more dangerous than Al Qaeda ever was. We have an administration that for seven years has...
  • Peterborough mosque arson is suspected hate crime(Peterborough mosque set afire in suspected hate c

    11/15/2015 10:40:07 PM PST · by Nextrush · 43 replies
    CBC ^ | 11/15/2015 | CBC News
    (Provincial fire marshal asserts blaze set deliberately, police say) Peterborough police are investigating a case of arson at the city's only mosque, an act that the president of the local Muslim association says was a 'clearly a hate crime'. The fire broke out at the Kawartha Muslim Religious Association's mosque at around 11 p.m Saturday, police said. No one was inside the Masjid Al-Salaam Mosque at the time. But association president Kenzu Abdella said members of the congregation had been inside the 784 Parkhill Rd. just an hour before the fire broke out there, celebrating the birth of a new...
  • Canada's new, liberal Prime Minister immediately moves to cripple their energy industry

    11/15/2015 6:59:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/15/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Well, that didn’t take long at all. When Canadians went to the polls and kicked out the nasty conservatives in favor of an all liberal, all the time government, we were pretty sure there were some big changes coming. Among them were, no doubt, plans to fight carbon and save the planet, which is as hot of a topic among Canadian liberals as it is in the lower 48. That expectation was met quite rapidly with Justin Trudeau’s announcement that he was getting ready to ban… (wait for it) … oil tankers off the west coast. (Yahoo News) Campaign...
  • Police: Canada mosque deliberately set on fire

    11/15/2015 3:11:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2015 5:37 PM EST
    Police say a mosque in Peterborough, Ontario was deliberately set ablaze, but they are still looking into the motive and searching for suspects. Police said Sunday it was unclear whether the fire was connected to the attacks in Paris that left over 123 people dead. ...
  • Canada's new, liberal Prime Minister immediately moves to cripple their energy industry

    11/15/2015 9:46:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 15, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Well, that didn't take long at all. When Canadians went to the polls and kicked out the nasty conservatives in favor of an all liberal, all the time government, we were pretty sure there were some big changes coming. Among them were, no doubt, plans to fight carbon and save the planet, which is as hot of a topic among Canadian liberals as it is in the lower 48. That expectation was met quite rapidly with Justin Trudeau's announcement that he was getting ready to ban (wait for it) oil tankers off the west coast. (Yahoo News) Campaign promises often...
  • Canadian Columnist Slams 'Selfish' Believers For Praying For Paris

    11/13/2015 4:52:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/13/15 | Matthew Balan
    Doug Saunders, a leftist international-affairs columnist for Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail, attacked the many people on Twitter who were calling for prayers for the citizens of Paris in the wake of the terrorist attacks in the French capital on Friday evening: "'Pray for Paris' seems a cruel slogan to direct at a country whose very existence is a mass secular revolt against religious authority." Several Twitter users — including this writer — challenged Saunders for his anti-religious post. The writer replied by placing the blame for the mass murder on all religion in general, and twice contended that...
  • Trudeau to make economic case for taking in refugees at G20 summit

    11/13/2015 1:41:37 PM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 42 replies
    The Toronto Globe and Mail ^ | November 12, 2015 | Bill Curry
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will use his first international trip as an opportunity to show other nations there is an economic – as well as humanitarian – case for welcoming large numbers of Syrian refugees. Less than two weeks after being sworn in as Prime Minister, Mr. Trudeau will participate in a summit of G20 leaders hosted by Turkey, Syria’s northern neighbour that is currently home to more than two million refugees.
  • As total U.S. crude oil imports fall, Canada’s import supply share rises

    11/12/2015 12:02:17 PM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | NOVEMBER 12, 2015 | Energy Information Administration
    Although overall U.S. crude oil imports have been declining since 2005, crude oil imports from Canada have been increasing. As of August, Canada provided 45% of all crude oil imports to the United States, almost three times as much as all Persian Gulf countries combined. The United States has been the primary destination for Canada's crude oil exports since the early 2000s. Based on data through the first half of this year from Canada's National Energy Board, 99% of Canada's crude oil exports were sent to the United States. More than half of these volumes went to petroleum refineries in...
  • Russia in the Arctic: A Different Kind of Military Presence

    11/11/2015 5:54:30 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    Stratfor ^ | November 11, 2015
    Russia has been openly re-establishing its military presence in the Arctic for some time now, and recent satellite imagery may give some insight into Moscow's intentions. Detailed images collected by Stratfor's partners at AllSource Analysis clearly show Russia's ongoing construction and development of several permanent bases in the region. Two in particular, one on Alexandra Island and the other on Kotelny Island, reflect the broader pattern in Russia's Arctic activity: Moscow is looking to establish a monitoring outpost and stake a symbolic territorial claim, but it has not yet built up a full-blown combat presence.
  • Montreal begins massive sewage dump into St Lawrence river

    11/11/2015 1:15:22 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 11, 2015 | Sum Gai
    Montreal has begun a controversial dump of 8bn litres (2.1bn gallons) of raw sewage into the St Lawrence River. The dump was delayed during the recent Canadian election. Officials began releasing the raw sewage into the river just after midnight local time (05:00 GMT) on Wednesday, and say it could last about a week.
  • In Flanders Fields

    11/11/2015 8:53:37 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 28 replies
    Ubiquitous ^ | May 3, 1915 | Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae
    In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.
  • State Dept Watch Logs Show Hillary, Obama MIA During Benghazi Attack

    11/10/2015 11:18:00 AM PST · by b4its2late · 62 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 11/9/2015 | Jim Hanson
    Hillary Clinton failed to provide proper security to the US Consular facility in Benghazi, Libya before the attack on Sept. 11, 2012 and she failed to secure any rescue operations for the four Americans who eventually died there. Recently released watch logs from the State Department operations center show she made no official inquiries from 10:30 p.m. that night through 7:15 a.m. the following morning. That is a long time to be missing when a U.S. diplomatic facility is under attack. Why was no rescue effort mounted? That is the question that has been driving good people crazy since this...
  • Report: FBI Escalates 'Full Blown Investigation' Into Hillary's Unsecure Email Server

    11/10/2015 2:42:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Hillary Clinton's top Democratic "rival" may believe that people are sick of hearing about her "damn emails," but that pronouncement -- since walked back, as its issuer fades in the polls -- evidently does not apply to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Politico reports that the bureau's probe into Clinton's improper, unsecure email scheme has been ramping up, not petering out: Even as Hillary Clinton tries to put questions about her private email server behind her, the FBI has stepped up inquiries into the security of the former Secretary of State's home-made email system, and how aides communicated over email,...
  • Canada’s New Minister of Climate Change: The Science is Real

    11/10/2015 7:11:07 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/10/2015 | unknown
    Canada’s New Minister of Climate Change: The Science is Real (video at link)
  • Appeals court rules against Obama's plan to protect about 5 million people from deportation

    11/09/2015 5:39:52 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 60 replies
    AP via U.S. News & World Report ^ | November 9, 2015 | Kevin McGill
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Barrack Obama's plan to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally has suffered another setback in court. In a 2-1 decision, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld a Texas-based judge's injunction blocking the Obama administration's immigration initiative. Republicans had criticized the plan as an illegal executive overreach when Obama announced it last November. Twenty-six states challenged the plan in court.
  • Obama Buddy Buffett Doubles BNDF investment due to Keystone Decision

    11/09/2015 7:44:39 AM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 9, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    When President Obama announced he was killing the Keystone XL pipeline, he said he was agreeing with the State Department’s assessment that the pipeline from Canada “would not serve the national interests of the United States.” The fact is that it would not have benefitted the personal financial interests of friend and economic mentor, Warren Buffett, who can rest assured that oil from Canada and the nearby Bakken formation in North Dakota will continue to be transported by a railroad he owns. As Investor’s Business Daily noted in a 2011 editorial: Killing the Keystone XL pipeline may help one of...
  • On Pot, Can We Keep Up With the Neighbors?

    11/08/2015 7:32:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Canada was recently ranked the freest country in the world, but newly installed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn't about to let it rest on its maple leaves. He won the October national elections after proposing something no major American presidential nominee has ever dared to endorse: legalizing marijuana. His Liberal Party argued that because of the current ban, "proceeds from the illegal drug trade support organized crime and greater threats to public safety, like human trafficking and hard drugs." Its platform called for legalizing, regulating and taxing cannabis. The Liberals probably benefited from Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper's hysterical claim...
  • Hillary Clinton Campaign Asked, "Is She A War Hawk?"

    11/07/2015 9:58:19 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
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