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  • Clinton's Remarks on the Release of Government Documents to Wikileaks, November 2010

    10/04/2015 11:24:20 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 2 replies
    Council on Foreign Relations ^ | November 29, 2010 | Hillary Clinton
    . . .The United States strongly condemns the illegal disclosure of classified information. It puts people’s lives in danger, threatens our national security, and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems. . . . . .So let’s be clear: this disclosure is not just an attack on America’s foreign policy interests. It is an attack on the international community – the alliances and partnerships, the conversations and negotiations, that safeguard global security and advance economic prosperity. . . . . . I can say that the United States deeply regrets the disclosure of any information...
  • The (too many) hats of Huma Abedin: A tale of Clintonworld

    10/04/2015 10:08:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 10-3-15 | Post Editorial Board
    That Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin had her fingers in multiple financial pots — even while still high up in the State Department — is no secret. But the full extent of Abedin’s blurring of roles is coming to light. This summer, The Washington Post revealed that, at one point, Abedin — unusually granted “special government employee” status — was getting paid four different ways: from the taxpayers for her State work, from the Clinton Foundation, as political adviser to Hillary and by the Clinton-allied firm Teneo Holdings. The Washington Times reported last week how Huma’s hats came together in...
  • Donald trump Meet The Press FULL Interview 10/4/2015

    10/04/2015 9:03:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 56 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10-4-2015 | Meet The Press
    Published on Oct 4, 2015 In the full "Meet the Press" interview Donald Trump talks Syria, Russia and when he would consider getting out of the race. Trump's tells chuck todd his view on if Gadhafi and Hussein were still in power and if Assad were stronger, the Middle East would be more stable. Donald Trump: 'Guns or No Guns, It Doesn't Matter' Donald Trump responds to President Obama's comments about the mass shooting in Oregon and points the finger at the problem of mental health. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, when asked if he believes the Middle East would...
  • Qaddafi Warns France: If I Go Down, You Will Be Flooded With "Millions Of Blacks" (2011)

    10/04/2015 12:24:12 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 7, 2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Qaddafi's latest gambit: Convince the European public that they really want him to stick around, with all the stability that entails. "There are millions of blacks who could come to the Mediterranean to cross to France and Italy, and Libya plays a role in security in the Mediterranean."
  • Middle East would be more stable if Saddam, Gaddafi still in power: Trump

    10/04/2015 11:31:04 AM PDT · by Mariner · 159 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 4th, 2015 | by Emily Stephenson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Sunday the Middle East would be more stable if Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein were still in power in Libya and Iraq, saying it's "not even a contest". Trump mentioned the countries in comparison to current efforts to drive Syrian President Bashar al-Assad out of power. "You can make the case, if you look at Libya, look at what we did there, it's a mess," Trump said on NBC. "If you look at Saddam Hussein with Iraq, look what we did there, it's a mess. It's going to be...
  • Marijuana is infinitely worse than tobacco-Harper says as he encourages pot debate to go up in smoke

    10/04/2015 4:24:14 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | October 3, 2015 | Stephanie Levitz
    MONTREAL — Marijuana is “infinitely worse” than tobacco and its use should be widely discouraged in Canada, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says. The remarks come the morning after the federal leaders’ French-language debate, in which Harper’s clash with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau over the issue of legalization was among the evening’s more memorable exchanges.
  • DOJ: Mexican Cartel Used Middle Eastern Honor System to Launder U.S. Currency

    10/04/2015 12:56:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Oct 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Court documents filed in federal court claim that a suspected drug traffickers linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel used a Middle Eastern honor system to launder drug proceeds. Known as a Hawala, members of the conspiracy would be hired by cartel members in Canada and Mexico to move drug proceeds through the honor system that does not leave a paper trail as couriers move the money between countries. “Drug traffickers in Canada would generate drug proceeds from multi-kilogram and multi-pound sales and distribution of drugs provided by Mexican cartels, including the Sinaloa Cartel,” court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed. A...
  • Hillary Clinton’s legal adviser warns her — Time to lawyer up

    10/03/2015 5:53:27 PM PDT · by Mariner · 87 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 3rd, 2015 | Ed Klein
    One of the Clintons’ oldest and most trusted legal advisers has urged Hillary to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent her in case she’s indicted for mishandling classified documents on her private e-mail server and for lying under oath. The adviser, who has been a Clinton confidant for more than 30 years, laid out his concerns about Hillary’s legal exposure in a wide-ranging interview. “This e-mail thing is spiraling out of control,” he said. “To paraphrase John Dean of Watergate fame, it’s a cancer on her candidacy. “Frankly,” he continued, “I am used to my advice on legal matters...
  • What Was a Member of Clinton's 'Secret Spy Network' Doing While Working for CBS News?

    09/30/2015 4:49:14 AM PDT · by drpix · 45 replies ^ | 9/29/15 | Mark Hemingway
    In March, an investigation by ProPublica and Gawker revealed that a “secret spy network” that was not on the State Department payroll, run by longtime Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal, was “funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack.” Now the WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that Tyler Drumheller, the former chief of the CIA’s clandestine service in Europe who was working directly with Blumenthal as a member of Clinton’s spy network, was concurrently working as a consultant to CBS News and its venerable news program 60 Minutes. According to...
  • Has Hillary lost the Teamsters over Keystone XL?

    10/02/2015 10:43:47 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    American THinker ^ | October 2, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The Fox News report that the Teamsters have decided not to endorse Hillary Clinton’s candidacy at this time, shortly after her pronouncement of her opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, does not surprise and shows the peril of trying to be all things to all constituencies. On the one hand, there is a need to placate environmentalists and climate change true believers who oppose the pipeline from Canada. Among them is billionaire Tom Steyer, an eco-zealot who has pledged his fortune in support of Democratic candidates who want to repeal the Industrial Revolution who want us to rely on solar...
  • Canadian Olympic Committee head Marcel Aubut faces new sexual harassment allegations

    10/02/2015 9:22:59 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 3 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | October 2, 2015 | Sean Gordon and Daniel Leblanc
    More women are coming forward with allegations concerning Canadian Olympic Committee head Marcel Aubut, who has stepped aside pending the investigation of a sexual harassment complaint from a staffer. They accuse Mr. Aubut of making unwanted advances that include fondling, touching and forcibly kissing them. On Thursday, the TVA network reported Mr. Aubut reached a financial settlement in a complaint made by a former executive assistant around the time he was a partner at Heenan Blaikie, the now-defunct law firm. The allegations were never proven in court. In an interview with the news channel, the unidentified woman alleged that on...
  • VIDEO: Vegan protesters storm steakhouse, shout at customers

    10/02/2015 6:27:16 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 10/1/2015 | Kyle Olson
    A group of vegans thought they would further their cause by storming a Toronto steakhouse, peppering a hostess with questions and shouting at customers.Instead, even those on the left are ridiculing their tactics. Several protesters from a group identified as “Direct Action Everywhere Toronto” by the Huffington Post entered The Keg Mansion steakhouse in Toronto, Canada. Video shows the lead agitator perusing a menu near the entrance of the restaurant.“So, I’m just wondering, I don’t see any dog meat here,” the protester said to the hostess trying to wait on restaurant patrons. The hostess stood stone-faced, either unamused or not...
  • The Ideal GOP Ticket? What Some Canadians Think

    10/01/2015 7:55:17 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 60 replies
    Poletical ^ | October 1st, 2015 | Contributors
    Donald Trump's number one qualification is that he is not a politician. He reminds us everyday and it's true. People may not like what he has to say or how he says it, but America needs Donald Trump. He and Ted Cruz have a similar plan to simplify the tax code, secure the border and make America an economic engine of the world. The two can unite the Tea Party movement and Trump alone can appeal to Democrat voters to beat Hillary Clinton. Recent polls have shown Trump appealing to voters of all stripes. Trump also has a tough foreign...
  • Hillary's Claim McCarthy Benghazi Comments 'Deeply Distressing' Makes Morning Joe Laugh

    10/01/2015 5:21:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There was Hillary Clinton, telling Al Sharpton of all people that she found Kevin McCarthy's comments about the Benghazi hearings "deeply distressing." That was too much for the Morning Joe panel, which just had to laugh. As John Heilemann put it, far from being distressed, Hillary surely sees McCarthy's comments—implying a political motive behind the hearings—as a Christmas and birthday gift wrapped into one that sent her "skipping through the park. View the video here.
  • Leaked Audio: Hillary Clinton Calls at Private Fundraiser for Infrastructure Bank...

    09/30/2015 12:12:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 30, 2015 | Alana Goodman and Lachlan Markay
    Leaked Audio: Hillary Clinton Calls at Private Fundraiser for Infrastructure Bank to Resemble Clinton Global Initiative Hillary Clinton told donors at a private fundraiser in New York last Thursday that she plans as president to create a “national infrastructure bank” modeled on the Clinton Global Initiative, according to a recording of her remarks obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. This was the first time that Clinton, who has long supported the formation of a government-controlled bank to invest in national infrastructure projects, cited the Clinton Global Initiative—the flagship arm of her family’s controversial foundation—as an investment model for her proposed...
  • Canada election: Leaders clash over IS fight

    09/29/2015 1:59:21 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/29/2015 | BBC
    Canadian party leaders have clashed over the refugee crisis and the fight against Islamic State (IS), in the election campaign's fourth TV debate. New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Tom Mulcair said he would withdraw from the bombing campaign against IS. But Prime Minister Stephen Harper defended Canada's combat role, saying IS would slaughter 'millions'. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau said Canada should stick to peacekeeping and urged Mr. Harper to take more refugees. The prime minister's governing Conservative Party had pledged to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to Canada in the next 12 months, plus another 10,000 over four years..... Canadians cast...
  • Morning Joe: NYT Reporter Fearing 'Retribution' From Hillary Camp for Email Story?

    03/03/2015 5:32:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have wondered out loud whether Michael Schmidt, the New York Times reporter who broke the story about Hillary using private email during her time as Secretary of State, might be fearing "retribution" from Hillary's camp. When Joe and Mika interviewed New York Times Schmidt on today's Morning Joe, Scarborough had to work to get Schmidt to say something that was in his own article: that while Colin Powell also used private email as Secretary of State, there were no rules prohibiting that at the time. Later, Joe and Mika later remarked that they were "taken...
  • OPEC’s Family Feud

    09/28/2015 5:47:49 AM PDT · by thackney · 17 replies
    Hellenic Shipping News ^ | 9/28/2015 | Hellenic Shipping News
    When Venezuelan Oil Minister Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonso resigned in 1963, he blasted the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, at the time torn by internal rivalries, for failing to produce any benefits for his country. Half a century later, OPEC is still split and Venezuela is again unhappy, this time at the unwillingness of the organization’s top producer, Saudi Arabia, to rescue oil prices from a six-year low that’s dragging the battered Venezuelan economy into an even deeper crisis. On Sept. 10, Venezuela’s oil minister, Eulogio del Pino, tweeted appeals for OPEC and non-OPEC countries “to have a discussion on...
  • Clinton Foundation gala snubbed; Charity struggling to regain luster (done-in by do-goodism?)

    09/28/2015 4:47:04 AM PDT · by Liz · 34 replies ^ | 9/26/15 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Noah Weiland
    The Clinton Foundation gala's invites were turned down by Pope Francis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bill de Blasio, Janet Yellen...and all manner of celebrities, dignitaries and donors...b/c controversies and Hillary’s presidential campaign have made some wary of the foundation. The glitzy Clinton Global Initiative gathering w/ the lofty title “The Future of Impact,” was supposed to have been a celebration of the accomplishments of the $2-billion family-friendly "Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation’s" past work as it pivots towards placing Chelsea at the helm. Instead, it’s become emblematic of the foundation’s struggles to regain its luster....scaling back some of its ambitions and...
  • Canada revokes citizenship of Toronto 18 ringleader using new anti-terror law

    09/26/2015 9:30:09 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 10 replies
    National Post ^ | September 26, 2015 | Stewart Bell
    TORONTO — The government used its new power to revoke the citizenship of convicted terrorists for the first time on Friday against the imprisoned ringleader of the 2006 al-Qaida-inspired plot to detonate truck bombs in downtown Toronto. Zakaria Amara was notified in a letter sent to the Quebec penitentiary where is he serving a life sentence that he is no longer a Canadian. He still holds citizenship in Jordan and could be deported there following his release from prison. “He’s Toronto 18,” a source said, using the name by which Amara’s terrorist group was known. “They plotted terrorist attacks against...
  • Majority of Canadians agree with Conservatives over niqab ban, poll finds

    09/26/2015 8:32:16 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 5 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Sept. 24, 2015 | Stephanie Levitz
    ... Right before the survey began, Harper had called the niqab a product of a culture that is anti-woman, while Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau had given a major speech on liberty in politics. Participants in the survey were asked, “Do you support or oppose a requirement that people show their face during Canadian citizenship ceremonies?” Eighty-two per cent of those surveyed supported the requirement, 15 per cent opposed and four per cent didn’t know or refused to answer. Support was highest in Quebec at 93 per cent and lowest in British Columbia at 72 per cent. Reasons for support were...
  • Snoop Dogg concert, free pot offered as voting incentives (Vancouver, Canada)

    09/26/2015 1:14:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | September 25, 2015 | Chantelle Bellrichard
    A Vancouver marijuana dispensary is offering some unusual perks in an effort to get voters to cast a ballot for the Oct. 19 federal election — a chance to see American rapper Snoop Dogg perform, and a shot at winning free pot. Danny Kresnyak said he's spearheading Eden Medicinal Society's get-out-the-vote campaign because he believes marijuana policy is a federal election issue. "We're going to have people hitting the street with hand bills; there's going to be posters up," said Kresnyak. Eden Medicinal Society is offering two prizes as a voting incentive: ■Members who can prove they voted on election...
  • Emails Between Hillary Clinton and Petraeus Discovered, Contradicting Her Sworn Statement

    09/25/2015 1:36:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Sep 2015 | John Hayward
    Who ever knows how, or if, “the law” will apply to Democrat royalty? It sure looks as if Hillary Clinton committed perjury with her sworn statement that she turned over all of the official correspondence from her secret email server, and deleted only the yoga routines, cookie recipes, wedding reception plans, and so forth. What the Associated Press reported on Friday afternoon sounds like the “game over” moment Democrats have been fearing since the Clinton email scandal came to a boil: The Obama administration has discovered a chain of emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton failed to turn over when she...
  • Video: Canadian Man Captures Two Cougars Attacking Him on Camera

    09/24/2015 8:36:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 55 replies
    An Alberta man who dreamed of seeing a cougar in the wild got a little more than he bargained for when he was almost attacked by two wild cougars. The video uploader, Donny Stone, said he was out for a run when two he noticed that he was being stalked by two cougars. After spotting the animals, he pulled out his camera and bear spray. Seconds after he pulled out his bear spray one of the cougars ran at him, but instead of a meal the cougar got a face full of capsaicin. He then sprayed the other animal before...
  • Conservatives swing into lead, close in on majority government, new poll suggests [Canada]

    09/24/2015 9:47:01 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 24 replies
    Toronto (Red) Star ^ | Sept. 24, 2015 | Alan Woods
    ...With less than a month to go in the campaign, and heading into the first of three leaders debates, the Tories have moved ahead of their rivals with the support of 35.4 per cent of voters, according to the Ekos poll conducted for Montreal’s La Presse newspaper.... “If (the Conservatives) keep those numbers up they’re very close to a majority — if not there already,” said pollster Frank Graves. “The numbers are about as good as we had for the final weekend of polling (in the 2011 election) when they achieved their majority.”... Trudeau’s Liberals have committed to infrastructure spending...

    09/22/2015 8:04:58 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9-22-2015 | Dennis Michael Lynch
    Published on Sep 22, 2015
  • Hillary Clinton: I Oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline (to combat global warming)

    09/22/2015 1:58:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 22, 2015 | Monica Alba and Carrie Dann
    After months of declining to take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she opposes the construction of the project. "I think it is imperative that we look at the Keystone XL pipeline as what I believe it is: A distraction from the important work we have to do to combat climate change, and, unfortunately from my perspective, one that interferes with our ability to move forward and deal with other issues," she said during a campaign event in Iowa Tuesday. "Therefore, I oppose it. I oppose it because I don't think it's in...
  • Tourists kidnapped in the Philippines

    09/22/2015 9:50:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | Sep 22, 2015
    State media report gunmen have kidnapped four people, including two Canadians and a Norwegian, from a resort in the southern Philippines. The official Philippines news agency reports the abductions took place Monday evening at the Oceanview Resort on Samal Island. ... The three foreigners are male, and the Norwegian is the manager of the resort. The southern Philippines has been plagued by unrest involving Islamist militants in recent years, including the taking of foreign hostages.
  • Hillary's View on Benghazi: 'We Live in a Dangerous World...We Have to Learn Things'

    09/21/2015 6:52:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9-21-15 | Susan Jones
    The Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was a "crisis" and "terribly tragic," but not necessarily something that could have been foreseen, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday. "So, my view on this is, we have to learn things. And we are always learning. We learned after Beirut. We learned after Tanzania and Kenya. We have learned after Benghazi, but we're not going to be able to represent the United States working out of hermetically sealed tanks. We are going to have to be out in the world."...
  • Benghazi: Maybe the guy in the Iraqi jail was upset by the video?

    09/21/2015 5:44:22 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 2 replies
    Book: Relentless Strike | This year | Sean Naylor
    Regarding the Benghazi attack: Within hours of the attack, JSOC had determined the identities of the leaders, who were linked to the Ansar al-Sharia militia group. Delta dispatched a team to Libya to hunt them, and by Friday, September 14, three days after the attack, JSOC was briefing US Special Operations Command that it was tracking the militia leaders responsible for the attack, had photographs of them (which were included in the briefing) and information that they had been calling an Islamist figure in jail in Iraq.
  • Hillary Clinton’s aides relinquish more than 100,000 pages of emails

    09/19/2015 8:44:04 AM PDT · by McGruff · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s top aides have belatedly turned over more than 100,000 pages of emails they had kept on personal email accounts, or accounts tied to Mrs. Clinton’s server, the government told a federal judge late Friday. Huma Abedin turned over an estimated 23,000 pages of emails, Philippe Reines gave back 70,000 pages of messages and Cheryl Mills returned somewhere in the neighborhood of 11,870 pages, the Obama administration told Judge Rudolph Contreras in a court filing.
  • Hillary Clinton laughs at possible criminal charges in email scandal

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton burst into laughter when asked Thursday about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie saying she should be prosecuted for using a private email account and home-based email server for official business as secretary of state. Mrs. Clinton kept shaking her head and chuckling when asked on CNN’s “The Situation Room” about the possibility that Russia, China or even 18-year-olds would have hacked into U.S. national security secrets that were stored on the email server in the basement of her home in New York.
  • Wayne Gretzky joining Harper at Toronto event

    09/17/2015 6:22:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | September 17, 2015 | Don Peat,
    TORONTO - Can the Great One score votes, too? Wayne Gretzky is joining Conservative leader Stephen Harper on the federal election campaign trail. The Tory campaign announced late Thursday that Harper will be participating in an event with Gretzky at the Carlu in Toronto Friday at 6 p.m. It isn’t the first time this year that the hockey legend has helped a right-wing Canadian politician with an assist. Earlier this year, Gretzky skated into the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership campaign with an endorsement of Patrick Brown.
  • My Unscreened Encounter With David Suzuki

    09/17/2015 5:20:07 PM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | September 17, 2015 | Andrew Lawton
    It’s said that the world is run by those who show up. That can be a rather exclusive group, I learned, last weekend, as the only member of the media to attend an anti-Harper press conference by David Suzuki. The result? An unplanned interview with a man who evades opposition. Suzuki was in my hometown of London, Ont., campaigning against a Conservative incumbent under the auspices of Leadnow, a foreign-funded “independent advocacy group” trying to leverage strategic voting by the left to oust Stephen Harper come October. I had requested a formal interview with Suzuki via one of his myriad...
  • Breaking: Ontario quietly adopts new policy forcing doctors to take part in euthanizing patients

    09/17/2015 9:40:24 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/17/15 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, September 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Ontario’s governing body for doctors issued an official policy last week that forces doctors unwilling to kill patients or help them commit suicide to directly refer them to a doctor who would. The policy, titled Planning for and Providing Quality End-of-Life Care, was quietly released by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario September 10, seven months after Canada’s highest court ruled that doctors could actively participate in bringing about the deaths of their patients. Patients cannot request death until the ruling comes into effect February 2016. In the “managing conflicts” section dealing...
  • Canadian parents not so sure about sex education for 3rd graders

    09/15/2015 6:48:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot ^ | September 15, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I can’t say precisely how similar Canadian families are to American ones, particularly when it comes to parents with small children. Some things seem to be universal though and this might be one of them. Canada recently implemented a plan where they would be expanding sex education for their students, starting off with some big, need-to-know items for first graders. Who could possibly have predicted that anything would go wrong with a plan like this? Well, when it came time to send the kids to class, as many as 90% of the parents in some areas kept their kids home....
  • Montreal: Muslim teens charged with possessing explosives, facilitating terror act...

    09/15/2015 4:38:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/15/15 | Robert Spencer
    Here again we see the mystery on full display: it is very, very easy for Western non-Muslim political leaders, church officials, law enforcement authorities and the like to see that Islam is a religion of peace that rejects violence. It is much, much harder for an increasing number of young Muslims to see this. Maybe John Kerry, Joe Biden and the U.S. Catholic bishops could start going into mosques to lead seminars explaining to Muslims how to understand their religion properly.“Sabrine Djaermane and El Mahdi Jamali make court appearance,” by Steve Rukavina, CBC News, September 15, 2015: Two Montreal teenagers...
  • Canada court allows women to wear veil for citizenship oath

    09/15/2015 1:36:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 15, 2015 3:33 PM EDT
    Canada’s government has lost an attempt to ban the practice of wearing face veils while swearing the oath of citizenship. Zunera Ishaq is a 29-year-old woman with devout Muslim beliefs. She came to Canada from Pakistan in 2008 and refused to take part in a citizenship ceremony because she would have to remove her niqab. Prime Minister Stephen Harper government’s rule banning face coverings at such ceremonies was earlier found unlawful by the Federal Court. …
  • Canada: The Spanish Inquisition Makes a Comeback

    09/15/2015 3:43:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 9/15/15 | Douglas Murray
    Some readers will remember the disputes during the last decade when the journalists were hauled before the farcical "Human Rights Commissions" of Canada and asked to explain why they had ever said anything that the state commissars did not agree with. Best of all is that the members of the Commission do not have to wait for anybody to complain to them before they act. The Commission is allowed to head out all by itself and search for things that are offensive. One must wonder whether it may just – wholly unforeseeably – be a government department which continuously...
  • Exclusive: New Emails on Secret Benghazi Weapons

    09/13/2015 12:06:35 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2015 September 11 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    On the third anniversary of the Benghazi terrorist attack, emails reviewed by Fox News raise significant questions about US government support for the secret shipment of weapons to the Libyan opposition.During the Spring of 2011, as the Obama administration ramped up efforts to topple the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, a licensed American arms dealer, Marc Turi, his business partner formerly with the CIA, senior US military officials in Europe and Africa as well as a former staffer for republican Senator John McCain considered logistics for arming the rebels, according to the emails exclusively obtained by Fox Business and Fox News....
  • [Canadian] Household debt hits record, fuelled by low mortgage rates

    09/12/2015 7:04:05 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 11 September 2015 | Dana Flavelle
    Statistics Canada says the amount owed by Canadians compared to disposable income climbed to 164.6 per cent in the second quarter ___ A key indicator of household debt hit a record high in the second quarter of 2015 as lower mortgage rates drove increased borrowing, Statistics Canada figures show. The ratio of debt to disposable income reached 164.6 per cent as debt loads grew faster than incomes, the federal agency noted in its quarterly National Balance Sheet Accounts. That means for every $1 of after-tax income Canadians earned, they owed nearly $1.65 in credit market debt, which includes mortgages, credit...
  • Jailed terrorist trying to convert inmate to Islam gets beat down

    09/12/2015 1:15:12 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    live leak ^ | september 11, 2015
    Video of a beating inside an Ottawa jail shows Carlos Larmond, who is facing terrorism-related charges along with his twin brother, being attacked after allegedly trying to convert another inmate to Islam. The incident occurred March 3 at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre. Video of the incident, played in an Ottawa courtroom Thursday, shows two men viciously attack Larmond with a flurry of punches and kicks while surrounded by other inmates. At one point in the video one of the men appears to drop an object on Larmond before he is able to get to his feet and is escorted out...
  • Foam machine malfunctions at Pearson International Airport

    09/12/2015 12:23:27 PM PDT · by xp38 · 14 replies
    680 News ^ | Sept 12 2015 | JUSTIN PIERCY
    If you’re heading past Pearson International Airport on Saturday, we want to assure you that it’s not snowing. Peel police say they were called after a foam machine used to combat large plane fires malfunctioned, creating about two football fields worth of foam that began to spill onto Derry Road. Some areas are reportedly covered in about nine metres of the sudsy stuff. Police confirm that there’s no disruption to traffic, but there’s no word whether there will be an impromptu Much Music Video Dance Party (TM).
  • ‘I understand Islam better than you’: Teen facing terror charges saw Canada as ‘land of war’

    09/10/2015 12:24:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    National Post ^ | 9/9/15 | Graeme Hamilton
    RCMP investigator Brahim Soussi did his best to persuade the 15-year-old suspect sitting across from him that they were not all that different. They were both Muslim immigrants from North Africa, eldest sons and Arabic speakers, he noted. The boy, who had just been arrested for a convenience store armed robbery and was suspected of planning to leave Canada to join the jihad in Syria, was having none of it. “You are a traitor,” the teen, who cannot be identified because he is a minor, told Soussi. He said that by working for the Canadian state, the police officer was...
  • Opening Syrian refugee 'floodgates' too risky for Canada: Harper

    09/08/2015 8:33:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    CTV News ^ | September 8, 2015 | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press
    OTTAWA -- Conservative Leader Stephen Harper cited security concerns on Tuesday for his refusal to commit to doing more to help refugees from the Middle East. As provinces pledged their own funds to help alleviate the crisis, Harper deflected a question about whether he would send more staff to the region to help an already over-stretched bureaucracy. Security is paramount and every potential refugee needs careful screening, Harper said. "We cannot open the floodgates and airlift tens of thousands of refugees out of a terrorist war zone without proper process," Harper said in a Facebook question and answer session. "That...
  • Crews make historic discovery at St. Lawrence Market redevelopment site

    09/08/2015 1:15:34 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 20 replies
    CP24 ^ | September 8, 2015 | Codi Wilson
    An interesting historical discovery has recently been made at the site of the North St. Lawrence Market Redevelopment project. In a news release issued Tuesday, the city said parts of centuries-old markets that previously stood at the site of the current North St. Lawrence Market building were uncovered during an archeological assessment. According to the release, crews unearthed evidence of markets that existed at the location in 1831, 1851 and 1904. The items that were uncovered include foundation piers from the 1831 building, a flagstone sewer as part of either the 1831 or the 1851 building and the pre-development ground...
  • Canadian Oil Sands Evaluates Selling Some of Its Production Stream

    09/08/2015 1:14:35 PM PDT · by thackney
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 8, 2015 | BEN DUMMETT AND CHESTER DAWSON
    Canadian Oil Sands Ltd., one of Canada’s largest producers of crude, is looking into selling some of its future production amid low crude oil prices and a growing debt load. Canadian Oil Sands owns 37% of the Syncrude oil-sands mining consortium, one of the country’s largest producers of crude from the Alberta oil sands. Production snags at Syncrude’s operations and oil prices that recently fell to six-year lows have hit Canadian Oil Sands particularly hard because the Syncrude project is its only producing asset. In July, Canadian Oil Sands said it swung to a second-quarter loss, and last month Moody’s...
  • RPT-In Canada's prairies, crude slump puts first oil patch in reverse

    09/08/2015 5:20:20 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 8, 2015 | Nia Williams
    Amid the corn and canola fields of eastern Saskatchewan, oil foreman Dwayne Roy is doing what Saudi Arabia and fellow OPEC producers are loath to do: shutting the taps on active wells. Inside a six-foot-square wooden shed that houses a basic hydraulic pump, the Gear Energy Ltd employee demonstrates how shutting down a conventional heavy oil well in this lesser-known Canadian oil patch is as simple as flipping a switch. His company has already done so hundreds of times this year, making the Lloydminster industry among the first in the world to yield in a global battle for oil market...
  • Story Begins To Unravel About Drowned Syrian Boy

    09/08/2015 4:11:28 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 7, 2015 | Kerry Picket
    Details about the Syrian family of the three-year old boy, who drowned as they made their way to Europe from Turkey on a small dingy, began to emerge recently and some things do not add up. According to The Wall Street Journal, Abdullah Kurdi, the little boy’s father, was living in a relatively safe area in a Turkish town for three years while working on construction sites for 50 Turkish lira (roughly $17) a day. However, Kurdi told a Syrian radio station it was not enough to support himself and his family and he relied on his sister Tima Kurdi,...
  • This protester has served 10 years and seven months in jail and no one cares (Linda Gibbons)

    09/07/2015 10:52:40 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 29 replies
    National Post (Canada) ^ | September 2, 2015 | Christie Blatchford
    ...She is a serious criminal. Linda Gibbons doesn’t count her arrests, but probably she’s been in the back seat of squad cars a couple of dozen times in the past two decades — and that’s including the five years she took off to care for her dying father. She has spent an astonishing total of 10 years and seven months behind bars. ...She’s a veteran pro-life protester outside Toronto abortion clinics. She’s on the wrong side (the pro-life side) of the wrong issue (abortion) and yet she persists in trying to make her voice heard. Canadians have largely forgotten the...