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  • Vowel Movement: How Americans near the Great Lakes are radically changing the sound of English

    08/24/2012 2:10:57 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 137 replies
    Slate ^ | August 22, 2012 | Rob Mifsud
    On July 4, 1960, the Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard rang in Independence Day with a dire Associated Press report by one Norma Gauhn headlined “American Dialects Disappearing.” The problem, according to “speech experts,” was the homogenizing effect of “mass communications, compulsory education, [and] the mobility of restless Americans.” These conformist pressures have only intensified in the half-century since the AP warned “that within four generations virtually all regional U.S. speech differences will be gone.” And so as we enter the predicted twilight of regional American English, it’s no surprise that publications as venerable as the Economist now confirm what our collective...
  • Newsprint tariffs hit newspapers hard

    05/20/2018 12:51:14 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 20, 2018 | John Diaz
    Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel,” the saying goes. Yet the Trump administration is picking a fight with American newspapers over something they buy at even greater cost and quantity: newsprint.
  • These are the California volcanoes most likely to erupt first

    05/19/2018 1:20:17 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 18, 2018 | Amy Graff
    It's not only a possibility in the Hawaiian Islands. A chain of about 40 volcanos runs along the West Coast between Canada and Mexico and all have the potential to become active. (The potential for each peak is outlined in the gallery above.) They've all erupted at least once in the past 10,000 years and they all have a supply of magma under them.
  • A Double Murder From 1987 Was Just Solved Thanks To The Genealogy Website Used For...

    05/18/2018 1:25:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 124 replies
    www.buzzfeed.com ^ | Posted on May 18, 2018, at 2:29 p.m. | Peter Aldhous
    Full Title: A Double Murder From 1987 Was Just Solved Thanks To The Genealogy Website Used For The Golden State Killer Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg Snohomish County Sheriff _______________________________________________________________________________ Forensic genealogy has cracked a second major case, less than a month after the arrest of Joseph James DeAngelo, alleged to be the Golden State Killer. At 11 a.m. PDT in Washington state, the Snohomish County Sheriff announced the arrest of a 55-year-old man from the Seattle area for the 1987 double murder of a young Canadian couple, Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg. He is William Earl Talbott...
  • Trudeau Demands Probe of Why Israeli Soldiers Shot Canadian Doctor in Gaza

    05/17/2018 7:42:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Albawaba News ^ | 05/17/2018
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for an investigation into why Israeli soldiers shot a Canadian doctor in Gaza. Dr. Tarek Loubani was in the Gaza Strip Sunday providing medical services to protesters when Israeli soldiers shot him multiple times in his legs. Loubani, who was wearing clothing that identified him as a medical services provider, survived the shooting, The incident happened during a protest against the U.S. embassy opening in Jerusalem in which Israeli soldiers killed at least 59 Palestinians and wounded many others. "Canada deplores and is gravely concerned by the violence in the Gaza Strip that...
  • THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES AND THE BIKINI WAX

    05/17/2018 4:13:14 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 34 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 5/17/2018 | David Bernstein
    Transgender woman files human rights complaint against Windsor spa: The owner of a local waxing spa is mounting a public campaign to clear the name of his business after he was served a human rights complaint for denying service to a transgender woman.Jason Carruthers, the president of Mad Wax on Walker Road, said he was surprised at the legal move since he had explained to the complainant that the spa did not offer Brazilian wax services on male body parts.“I have no male wax staff,” Carruthers said Friday. “We are not able to provide that service.”A local transgender woman claims...
  • Canada: As Trudeau's Failures Mount, He Demonizes Pro-Trump Former Prime Minister Harper

    05/17/2018 8:46:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/17/2018 | Christine Williams
    According to a Toronto Star article: Justin Trudeau has been working assiduously to invoke the ghost of Stephen Harper, but this week the ghost himself appeared, no Liberal conjuring needed….There was the former prime minister, in a full-page ad in The New York Times, offering a full-throated endorsement of Donald Trump. The Star’s article referred to Harper’s support for President Trump’s scrapping the Iranian deal, a deal that enabled Iran to expand its regional and global support of terrorism. Iran’s Supreme leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei, has vowed to destroy America and has called any promotion of negotiations treason. Khamenei...
  • Canada to add third gender option in government surveys

    05/15/2018 1:50:49 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 43 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 14 May 2018 | Leyland Cecco
    Canada will soon recognize new gender options on its formal government surveys, paving the way for an overhauled census and a recognition of the need for greater inclusion in its statistical models. In future data collection – including the 2021 census – respondents will find a new question on gender identity. Instead of just male or female, respondents will be provided with a third option, which they are asked to indicate how they identify.
  • Suicidal MH370 Pilot Evaded Radar, Murdered 238 In Deliberate Act: Expert Panel (Islam)

    05/14/2018 10:25:33 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-14-2018 | Ryan Gados
    The captain of doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 selected a route that would effectively render the plane invisible on radar in order to commit suicide, experts said Sunday. The suspicion that MH370 Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was attempting suicide was agreed upon, aviation experts said in a panel discussion on 9 News Australia. Investigators believe MH370 Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was attempting suicide when the plane disappeared. (Facebook) "He was killing himself; unfortunately, he was killing everybody else on board, and he did it deliberately," Larry Vance, a former senior investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, said. Shah...
  • Order of Canada recipient charged in Nepal with sexually abusing children

    05/14/2018 9:37:36 AM PDT · by jerod · 7 replies
    A prominent Canadian aid worker was arrested at his mountain villa in Nepal on Monday and charged with sexually abusing children, a local official said. Central Investigation Bureau Chief Pushkar Karki said Peter Dalglish was arrested in April at his home with two Nepalese boys aged 12 and 14 after weeks of investigation. His case is being heard by a court in Kavre, a town near Kathmandu. Karki said Dalglish has now been charged with raping the two boys and faces up to 13 years in prison if convicted. Dalglish has denied the charges. Long history of humanitarian work Dalglish,...
  • In Canada, Theories Swirl With the Tide as 14th Human Foot Washes Ashore

    05/13/2018 10:45:44 AM PDT · by Theoria · 59 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12 May 2018 | Dan Bilefsky
    The mystery has haunted Canadians for more than a decade: One by one, human feet clad in running shoes have floated ashore on British Columbia’s southern coast with gruesome regularity.Last weekend, foot No. 14 was discovered by a man strolling on a beach on Gabriola Island, a sleepy and picturesque enclave, population 4,000, that is known for its captivating sandstone and close-knit artistic community.This time, the foot, squeezed between a pile of logs, wore what appeared to be a hiking boot, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The 13 feet found previously along the coast since 2007 were in...
  • Canada: Pro-lifers defiant after Ottawa bans March for Life flag at city hall

    05/10/2018 8:59:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/10/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    OTTAWA, March 10, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-lifers gathering for the Canadian March for Life today are objecting to the Ottawa City Hall’s refusal to allow a pro-life flag to be flown marking the occasion. “They have their views, they’re entitled to it, but I don’t know why in heaven’s name they can’t respect other people’s views,” pro-life activist Francis Barrett told LifeSiteNews. He brought the pro-flag to city hall this year anyway and waved it himself, along with a dozen other pro-lifers, along the property's edge. “It’s not like we’re doing anything wrong,” he said. “We’re just drawing attention that there’s...
  • Ontario issues first genderless birth certificate to ‘non-binary’ trans activist

    05/10/2018 8:55:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/10/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    ONTARIO, May 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A biological male who identifies as neither male nor female has received Ontario’s first birth certificate with an “X” designation in place of his biological sex. Joshua M. Ferguson is a Vancouver-based filmmaker who says he considers himself “non-binary” because he is biologically male but grew up with more feminine features. Last year he applied to Service Ontario for a “non-binary” birth certificate, filed a human rights complaint when he was rejected, and has finally gotten his wish, CTV News reports. The move follows new guidelines Ontario adopted last year allowing certificates to display...
  • Canada working with US in Nigeria to stem asylum claims

    05/08/2018 9:08:22 AM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    bbc ^ | May 7, 2018 | bbc
    Canadian immigration officials are working with US counterparts in Nigeria to stem the number of migrants crossing illegally into Canada. Nigerian asylum seekers have been crossing into Canada at its southern border with the US in growing numbers. Many were in the US with American visas before walking into Canada. In 2017, more than 20,500 migrants crossed illegally into Canada at the US border to seek asylum - about 40% of total claims. In the first three months of this year, over half the 5,052 asylum claims by those who crossed the border were Nigerian nationals, and most had valid...
  • Canada will soon have more illegal border crossers than Syrian refugees

    05/03/2018 12:52:20 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 34 replies
    National Post ^ | May 2, 2018 7:35 AM EDT | Tristin Hopper
    The number of illegal border crossers in Canada will soon surpass the 25,000 Syrian refugees Canada accepted in 2016 In this Aug. 7, 2017 file photo, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer informs a migrant couple of the location of a legal border station, shortly before they illegally crossed from Champlain, N.Y., to Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, using Roxham Road. Authorities say more than 80 percent of the 4,000 migrants who crossed into Quebec recently are from Haiti, and the rest include people from India, Mexico, Colombia and Turkey.AP Photo/Charles Krupa, There are so many Mounties needed to process illegal border crossings...
  • Canada will soon have more illegal border crossers than Syrian refugees

    05/02/2018 4:12:27 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    National Post ^ | May 2, 2018 | Tristin Hopper
    The number of illegal border crossers in Canada will soon surpass the 25,000 Syrian refugees Canada accepted in 2016 There are so many Mounties needed to process illegal border crossings in rural Quebec that the federal government is now spending $250,000 to build an unofficial police station on the U.S. border. In Toronto last week, Mayor John Tory announced that the number of refugee claimants in the city’s shelter system has quadrupled from 459 per night in 2016 to an average of 2,351 in 2018. And at least one Quebec politician is calling for a border fence with the U.S....
  • Trudeau Hilariously Blames U.S. For His Illegal Immigration Problem

    05/02/2018 1:24:31 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/2/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Over the weekend we looked at a spot of trouble that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has run into on the illegal immigration front. There are significant numbers of primarily Nigerian “tourists” who are obtaining visitor visas to come to the United States and then promptly heading to an obscure, unofficial border crossing on the northern end of New York state. Once there, they cross into Canada illegally and request refugee status. Up until now, the Canadians have claimed it as a point of pride to quickly accept and resettle the new arrivals while bashing President Trump for his “immigrant...
  • Quebec preparing for up to 400 asylum seekers a day at the U.S. border this summer

    05/01/2018 4:55:36 PM PDT · by llevrok · 29 replies
    MONTREAL—Quebec government is demanding that Ottawa come up with a new plan for handling asylum seekers with projections that up to 400 people each day could begin crossing into Canada this summer. “Last year, we peaked at about 250 a day and that was considered massive,” said Quebec Immigration Minister David Heurtel. “Right now, there are projections on the table saying that we could go in the neighbourhood of 400 people per day.” The province says it wants the federal government to investigate a suspected trafficking network that is helping refugee claimants — most of them Nigerian — to travel...
  • Mint calls RCMP after two kilos of gold worth $110K go missing

    04/29/2018 12:24:10 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 64 replies
    Two kilograms of gold have gone missing from the Royal Canadian Mint, three years after an employee repeatedly — and with international notoriety — stole chunks of the precious metal by hiding it in his rectum. The mint confirmed Thursday that an employee has been fired and the RCMP called after the discovery of the missing gold, two one-kilogram blanks, together worth about $110,000. “Last month, as a result of robust internal inventory processes, employees of the Royal Canadian Mint reported a small amount of gold missing from the premises,” Alison Crawford, the senior manager of public affairs, wrote in...
  • Can the radicalization of ‘incels’ be stopped? (“involuntary celibate” Toronto van attack)

    04/28/2018 7:46:35 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 83 replies
    Canada Globe and Mail ^ | 26 April 2018 | David Futrelle
    When I learned that the suspect in the Toronto van attack had apparently posted a Facebook message identifying himself as a foot soldier in what he called the “incel rebellion,” I was saddened but not at all surprised. As the keeper of a blog devoted to tracking the culture of misogyny online, I have been watching the “incel” subculture for seven years – and I find its rise in the past several years to be nearly as disturbing as the recent rebirth of the neo-Nazi right. Incel, as many Canadians have learned this past week, is short for “involuntary celibate,”...