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  • Media and courts treat women like delicate little flowers instead of full human beings

    07/11/2014 4:11:44 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 11 replies
    National Post ^ | July 11, 2014 | Christie Blatchford
    It’s called “the chivalry hypothesis,” and as Dr. Rob Whitley says, what it suggests is that judges and journalists tend to portray men as villains and women as victims. He’s one of the authors of a new McGill University study which looked at how Canadian newspapers describe mental illness and particularly if the chivalry hypothesis holds even when the women are “involved in violence or criminality.” In other words, are articles about mentally ill women different from those about mentally ill men and are the women treated more generously? After examining 1,168 newspaper articles published over six months, the answer...
  • Police track down motorcyclist clocked at 200 km/h (Montreal)

    07/11/2014 10:28:00 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 26 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 07/11/2014 | ANNE SUTHERLAND
    A motorcyclist going in excess of 200 kilometres an hour on Highway 40 was tracked down at his Laval home Friday after he evaded police. Sűrété du Québec officers noticed the speedster at 3 a.m. near Côte-de-Liesse Rd. and went after him with their lights flashing and siren blaring. The motorcyclist refused to pull over and continued west
  • Ron Paul Was Implicated In Failed White Supremacist Island Invasion

    01/20/2012 12:26:20 PM PST · by mnehring · 99 replies
    In 1981, a lawyer tried to subpoena Ron Paul to testify in the trial of Don Black, a Grand Wizard for the Ku Klux Klan who would later go on to found the white supremacist, neo-Nazi website, Stormfront. Black was charged along with two other Klansmen with planning to violently overthrow the small Caribbean country of Dominica in what they called “Operation Red Dog.” While a judge refused to subpoena Paul, Don Black would come back to haunt him many years later. In 1981 a group of American and Canadian white supremacists lead by Klansman and mercenary, Michael (Mike) Perdue...
  • A Hit Song That Will Make You Equally Ashamed to Be American and Canadian (2 VIDEOS)

    07/05/2014 10:07:35 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 13 replies
    Reason ^ | July 5 2014 | Nick Gillespie
    In June 1973, Canadian DJ Byron McGregor read this above commentary (written by fellow Great White Northerner Gordon Sinclair) on a radio station broadcasting out of Toronto. It eventually became a massive hit, peaking at number four on the Top 40 charts and generating cover versions by Tex Ritter and others. Despite not knowing the Canada was America's biggest trading partner, Ronald Reagan praised the track by name when he made his first trip abroad as president. Ironically, because it was written and performed by Canadians, it satisfied Canada's idiotic (and still in force, even when it comes to pornography)...
  • Toronto: Frenzied Muslim mob attacks and beats Jewish protesters

    07/04/2014 4:56:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/4/14 | Robert Spencer
    No Muslims were arrested, of course, although at least one of the Jews was: Muslims are a protected class in multicultural Canada. Here is an excerpt from Blogwrath‘s recounting of events: After that the Arab bullies turned against the Jews with sticks and fists. You can see that confrontation in the movie below (that moment was also covered by Blazingcatfur). After the vicious beating one person was sent to hospital with injuries and another one who came to support JDL-Canada was arrested for no reason (and held for several hours). Blogwrath refers to “Arab bullies,” but the reason why they...
  • Egypt 'declaring journalism a crime' by jailing Al-Jazeera correspondents

    06/23/2014 5:57:08 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 23 2014 | Harriet Sherwood
    Journalists and media organisations have warned that the jailing of three correspondents for Al-Jazeera English by the Cairo regime was intended to intimidate others from reporting freely on events in Egypt. The jail terms of between seven and ten years for Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were met with outrage from veteran correspondents who have reported on the Egyptian uprising and its aftermath. Jeremy Bowen, the BBC's Middle East editor, said the verdicts and sentencing were a blow to freedom of speech and freedom of expression. "This is also at least partly designed to intimidate other journalists, and...
  • Egyptian correspondent sentenced to five years in prison for inciting strife (Christian convert)

    06/23/2014 10:30:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | 23/06/2014 - 12:37 | (Al Masry Al Youm)
    Minya Misdemeanor Court sentenced an Egyptian correspondent who works for a US TV channel to five years and ordered him pay LE500 bail over charges of inciting sedition by broadcasting false news. […] Senior sources disclosed that the defendant was called Mohamed al-Sayyed Hegazy before converting to Christianity. …
  • John Kerry snubbed by Egypt's heavy jail sentences for al-Jazeera journalists

    06/23/2014 11:35:58 AM PDT · by mojito · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/223/2014 | Simon Tisdall
    Egypt's military-dominated government has delivered a humiliating, public slap in the face to John Kerry, the US secretary of state, by sentencing three al-Jazeera journalists to long prison terms only hours after Kerry personally expressed his deep concern about the case in high-level meetings in Cairo. The snub represents a disastrous beginning to Kerry's already fraught Middle East tour, which took him to Baghdad on Monday for crisis talks about the Islamist extremist uprising. The verdict, by a court responsive to government wishes, will also be seen as a deliberate, crude signal to President Barack Obama, who criticised Egypt's deteriorating...
  • Australia Pushes for Pardon of Al-Jazeera Reporter

    06/23/2014 10:23:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Straits Times ^ | Jun 24, 2014 9:15 AM
    Australia on Tuesday urged Egypt's new leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to issue a presidential pardon for Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste to prove to the world Cairo is on a path to democracy. Australian Greste and his Al Jazeera colleague, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, were both sentenced to seven years in Jail by a Cairo court on Monday for aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood and "spreading false news".
  • Stephen Harper mentions ‘God’ twice in Canada Day tweet, and outrage erupts

    07/04/2014 3:04:09 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 23 replies
    Yahoo! Canada News ^ | Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Andy Radia
    It may be nothing, but when Prime Minister Stephen Harper thanked God for keeping the country safe on Canada Day, he did so with the heaviest of thumbs and it did not go unnoticed. In one tweet, Canada's leader nearly doubled the amount of Godly references he has made this year, hammering the reference into a Canada Day message, twice. "God bless you all, and God keep our true north, strong and free!" reads a message posted to Harper's official Twitter account.
  • PEOPLING OF THE AMERICAS: Late Date for Siberian Site Challenges Bering Pathway

    07/25/2003 6:40:03 PM PDT · by Lessismore · 33 replies · 4,547+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 2003-07-25 | Richard Stone
    As elusive as the Cheshire Cat, the first people to arrive in the Americas have tended to appear and vanish with each new twist in the archaeological record. The latest disappearing act may be taking place on page 501, where new evidence, some claim, casts another shadow over a once-cherished idea: that Asian big-game hunters crossed the Bering Land Bridge to give rise to the Clovis people, who were considered the first Americans. New dates show that a crucial Siberian site, thought to be a way station along the Bering road, wasn't occupied until after the Clovis had begun killing...
  • Discovery casts doubt on Bering land bridge theory

    08/04/2003 12:50:12 PM PDT · by NukeMan · 55 replies · 4,044+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | July 30, 2003 | Allison Heinrichs
    <p>An archaeological site in Siberia, long thought to be the original jumping-off point for crossing the Bering land bridge into North America, is actually much younger than previously believed, shaking the theory that the first Americans migrated overland during the final cold snap of the last great ice age.</p>
  • Russia-Alaska link: A Bering Strait tunnel

    04/21/2007 8:28:57 PM PDT · by chemical_boy · 33 replies · 1,411+ views
    Anchorgae Daily News ^ | April 21, 2007 | SABRA AYRES
    JUNEAU -- A proposal for another big construction project is gathering headlines across the world. No, we're not talking about a $30 billion pipeline to send natural gas to the Lower 48. This is bigger: A $10 billion to $12 billion tunnel under the Bering Strait linking Alaska and Russia. And another $50 billion to lay railways to make the tunnel usable.
  • Russia plans tunnel to link Siberia and Alaska

    04/19/2007 2:10:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies · 981+ views
    International Press Tribune ^ | April 18, 2007 | Andrew E. Kramer
    Russia introduced a plan Wednesday to build a tunnel between Siberia and Alaska under the Bering Strait, saying the $65 billion project could be used to export Russian oil, natural gas and electricity to the United States. While two officials at the Ministry of Economy endorsed the idea, they made clear that the Russian government had not signed off on it, other than to agree to a study on how to bridge the 93 kilometers, or 58 miles, of icy water that divides the Eastern and Western Hemispheres at their closest point. Plans for a land link over the strait...
  • Burger King Sells “Gay” Whopper, Canadian City Bans Chick-fil-A

    07/03/2014 10:33:38 PM PDT · by robowombat · 55 replies
    New American ^ | Thursday, 03 July 2014 17:01 | Dave Bohon
    Thursday, 03 July 2014 17:01 Burger King Sells “Gay” Whopper, Canadian City Bans Chick-fil-A Written by Dave Bohon font size decrease font size increase font size Print E-mail Burger King Sells “Gay” Whopper, Canadian City Bans Chick-fil-A Burger King has offered conservative Christian diners a reason to cross the restaurant off their weekly burger cycle. In a nod of support to the aggressive homosexual agenda sweeping the nation, reported USA Today, the fast-food mega-chain has introduced a “gay pride” version of its signature sandwich, the Whopper. “The Proud Whopper, as it's called, comes wrapped in a rainbow colored wrapper with...
  • There are reasons beyond salaciousness to revive the story of Paul Bernardo

    07/03/2014 4:39:28 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 15 replies
    National Post ^ | July 3, 2014 | Christie Blatchford
    It’s the story that just won’t go away, and more’s the pity. Most often, it’s been the convicted felon Karla Homolka who has unpleasantly floated to the surface of public consciousness now and then — now with the news of her marriage (to the brother of her Montreal prison lawyer, o sweet justice!), then that she was a mother, most recently two years ago when journalist Paula Todd tracked her down to the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, where she lives with her hubby and their three youngsters. But this time it’s Homolka’s ex, the serial killer and rapist Paul Bernardo,...
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Admits to Using Cocaine, Hallucinogenic Mushrooms and Crack

    07/02/2014 5:21:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Terence M. Cullen
    Ford, who returned to work this week after a stint in rehab, blamed his woes on using 'every drug you can probably think of.' But he said he never tried heroin, and he never did drugs in City Hall. The mayor is up for re-election in October. Liquor-loving, crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is blaming his woes on using “every drug you can probably think of.” Ford, who just this week returned to work after a stint in rehab, admitted Wednesday he dabbled with cocaine, hallucinogenic mushrooms and crack -- the last he still claims he wasn’t addicted to. But...
  • Flaws in Canadian system serve as red flag for Obamacare

    07/02/2014 3:23:47 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 20, 2014 | Brett M. Decker
    As the U.S. debates ways to replace or improve Obamacare, Canada may offer a blueprint for reform. Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has moved to transfer control from the federal government to the provinces and is opening up the socialized system to private clinics and doctors. “What we clearly need is experimentation with market reforms and private delivery options within the public system. ... that experimentation should occur at the provincial level,” Harper said a decade before winning a government majority in 2011. Now he's acting on his vision. This is relevant to the debate over health policy in America...
  • New Weapon in Fight Against 'Superbugs'

    07/02/2014 9:48:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 30, 2014 8:47 p.m. ET | By Ann Lukits
    Some harmful bacteria are increasingly resistant to treatment with antibiotics. A discovery might be able to help the antibiotics treat the disease. A soil sample from a national park in eastern Canada has produced a compound that appears to reverse antibiotic resistance in dangerous bacteria. Scientists at McMaster University in Ontario discovered that the compound almost instantly turned off a gene in several harmful bacteria that makes them highly resistant to treatment with a class of antibiotics used to fight so-called superbug infections. The compound, called aspergillomarasmine A, or AMA, was extracted from a common fungus found in soil and...
  • Canada Day 2014: July 1 celebrations across the country

    07/01/2014 3:54:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    CBC News ^ | Jul 01, 2014
    P.E.I. boasts the biggest fireworks display as part of the nation's 147th birthday celebrations. ... The 100th anniversary of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the Second World War were also be highlighted.
  • Movie for Dominion Day: 49th Parallel

    07/01/2014 12:22:27 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 11 replies
    Set in 1940 this is a uniquely Canadian war story. It follows crew members from a U-boat sunk in Hudson's Bay as they try make their way through an unfamiliar country and people to the, then, still neutral USA. Encounters include Hudson's post staff, trappers, natives, German Hutterite colonists, RCMP and more.
  • Turn-of-the-century Canadians were getting up to stuff you aren’t going to read in history textbooks

    07/01/2014 10:57:55 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 23 replies
    National Post ^ | July 1, 2014 | Tristin Hopper
    On about 15 metres of shelving at the British Library in London is a collection of Canadian images that curator Philip Hatfield calls “one of the most wonderful, idiosyncratic and personality-filled sets of photographs I’ve ever seen.” Dating from about 100 years ago, the collection features scenes of spectacular destruction from the frontier, some of the last images of First Nations struggling to maintain a traditional way of life and hundreds of photos of tough, corn-fed Canadians doing battle with everything from moose to bears to Germans to winter. Altogether, “you get a really strong sense of what it...
  • The Maple Leaf Forever? Flag designs that we didn’t pick

    07/01/2014 1:45:16 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 26 replies
    National Post ^ | June 30, 2014 | Tristin Hopper
    The Canadian flag, unlike many things from the 1960s, has lasted for decades without ever seeming outdated, campy or controversial. Indeed, after 50 years of flag peace, it is hard to imagine that Canada was once torn apart by the hunt for a new national banner. It was during those heady days that Canadians were invited to submit their own flag suggestions to a multi-party flag committee. Thanks to the preservation work of the University of Saskatchewan Archives and Special Collections, the National Post presents some notable examples of these Could-Have-Been Canadian flags.
  • Happy Dominion Day!

    06/30/2014 9:50:29 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 15 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | July 1, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    To all my fellow sons and daughters of the Great White North, a happy and glorious Dominion Day to you. There are many things I love about my native land. It doesn't have Fannie Mae and (John Koskinen's) Freddie Mac, so its housing market was not clobbered by subprime mumbo-jumbo. Many other things, from the banking system to immigration policy, are less insane than America and elsewhere. Its foreign policy in recent years has been sober and serious, as Israel and others appreciate. Beyond that, its political class seems less weird, or at any rate less expensive to maintain. I...
  • NYT: Scientists 'Startled' at Great Lakes' Rise; Another Warmist Prediction Is Biting the Dust

    06/30/2014 7:09:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 30, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    An undated but clearly recent page at the National Wildlife Federation breathlessly warns readers, in a section entitled "Threats from Global Warming," that "Lake Erie water levels, already below average, could drop 4-5 feet by the end of this century, significantly altering shoreline habitat." A Thursday Huffington Post Canada Business entry observed that "the (Great Lakes) basin has experienced the longest extended period of lower water levels since the U.S. and Canada began tracking levels in 1918." Of course, it's because of "climate change." Friday, Julie Bosman at the New York Times reported (HT Powerline) that "The International Joint Commission,...
  • OUT WITH KEYSTONE XL, IN WITH ENBRIDGE NORTHERN GATEWAY

    06/28/2014 11:45:02 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28, 2014 | Thomas Rose
    Claiming it could no longer abide the Obama administration's five-year refusal to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to bring 830,000 barrels a day of much-needed Alberta shale oil to U.S. refineries, the Canadian government recently approved plans for a huge new pipeline and port project to ship that oil to Asia instead.
  • "After America Comes North America", Gen. Petraeus Boasts

    06/27/2014 4:55:18 PM PDT · by givemELL · 3 replies
    The New American ^ | June 27, 2014 | Alex Newman
    "Former general and CIA chief David Petraeus (shown), a key figure in the globalist Council on Foreign Relations and the shadowy Bilderberg network, boasted at a recent conference that the United States of America is set to be merged into the continental regime being erected under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Speaking at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty last week in London, the ex-commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq essentially celebrated the end of U.S. independence — and by extension, the demise of the Constitution. “After America comes North America,” Petraeus said confidently in answering...
  • TELUS - Ramona's Story

    06/25/2014 1:22:05 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 11 replies
    A major Telecommunications firm pulled off an amazing surprise for one long-time customer. I have no idea how they got the idea, how they got the information necessary to know ahead of time that she would have the time of her life. It was obviously a three-minute advertisement but it seems absolutely genuine and I can't imagine how they did it.
  • Court asked to speed up Canada lynx recovery work ((UN Agenda 21 )

    06/25/2014 7:24:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    ap ^ | June 24, 2014 | MATTHEW BROWN,
    Wildlife advocates want a federal judge to order faster action on a recovery plan for imperiled Canada lynx. ... Officials also say that lynx face a relatively low degree of threat compared to other protected species. The Fish and Wildlife Service was forced to come up with a timeline on the recovery document when Molloy last month expressed frustration with the government's progress. The judge said the "stutter-step" approach by federal officials necessitated court intervention. The lawsuit pending before Molloy was brought by Friends of the Wild Swan, Rocky Mountain Wild, Biodiversity Conservation Alliance and the San Juan Citizens Alliance....
  • Republican schism pits former running mates McCain and Palin against each other

    06/23/2014 7:29:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The establishment wing of the Republican party Tuesday will mount a last-ditch effort to prevent the Tea Party from winning a major victory in a high-profile Senate race in Mississippi. Thad Cochran, Mississippi’s long-serving 76-year-old senator, is fighting for his political life against Chris McDaniel, a Right-wing challenger backed by Sarah Palin. With polls showing Cochran heading towards defeat, the Republican leadership has rushed money and reinforcements to Mississippi to try to stave off another win for the conservative grassroots. John McCain, the former presidential candidate and one of the party’s most recognizable faces, campaigned for Cochran yesterday in the...
  • $100B defense modernization plan laid out for Canadian military

    06/22/2014 10:40:56 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 16 Jun, 2014 | CBC
    The Conservative government is proposing more than $100 billion in defence spending on a series of projects that would see the Department of National Defence get new fighter jets, rescue planes, helicopters, drones, ships, satellites, uniforms and even rifles. The Defence Acquisition Guide is a list of more than 200 separate procurement projects the military hopes to undertake in the next 20 years. The guide is not a rock-solid program, but a road map of sorts for the Canadian defence industrial sector. The generic nature of the information in the guide has already cause some consternation. Only a few minutes...
  • Gander international airport’s historic lounge at risk amid growing costs

    06/22/2014 5:47:21 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 34 replies
    Canadian Press (via National Post) ^ | June 22, 2014 | Sue Bailey
    The vintage international lounge at the Gander airport in central Newfoundland is a time capsule where Italian marble and designer furniture still exude the faded glamour of world travel. It’s a vast room, its iconic yellow sofas whimsically arranged on a mezzanine overlooking terrazzo floors and sleek blue chairs where VIPs ranging from global leaders to the Beatles once stopped on transatlantic flights. It was opened by the Queen as a showcase of Canadian modernity in 1959. But the growing costs of preserving this cultural touchstone have raised the prospect that a more practical, smaller terminal will replace it. “We...
  • 'You try to demonize us': Outgoing Russian envoy takes parting shot at Canada

    06/22/2014 11:15:25 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    ctvnews.ca ^ | June 22, 2014 | Josh Elliott
    Georgiy Mamedov, Russia's soon-to-retire ambassador to Canada, says Ottawa is spreading propaganda about his home country's involvement in the annexation of Crimea. Mamedov, who is departing after 11 years as Russia's representative in Canada, said Prime Minister Stephen Harper should have come to him with his concerns when the crisis in Ukraine broke out. "Either you are serious that we are on the aggressive path… or you are just involved in propaganda before elections," Mamedov said in an interview with CTV's Question Period. "Why did it take you so long to talk to me? And even now you only want...
  • It's time to approve Keystone XL {3 new reasons}

    06/21/2014 6:23:43 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JUNE 19, 2014 | JARED MEYER
    President Obama has three new reasons to approve the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would bring 830,000 barrels of Canadian crude oil per day from Alberta to U.S. refineries, which would lead to economic growth and job creation in the United States. Escalating Conflict in Iraq. Though the fighting is yet to affect oil production in southern Iraq, uncertainty over how much havoc ISIS will create is driving up futures prices. Disruption in Iraq's production would substantially affect its heavy crude oil exports, the type of oil found in Canadian tar sands. If unrest continues in the region, Canadian...
  • Canada invites U.S. Speaker John Boehner to talk Keystone

    06/20/2014 6:21:11 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 6 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | June 20, 2014 | QMI Agency
    Canada has officially extended an invitation to Speaker John Boehner, the top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, to travel here to discuss the Keystone XL pipeline. Canada's Ambassador to the U.S. Gary Doer, accompanied by Conservative MP Rob Merrifield, hand-delivered the letter to Boehner's Capitol Hill office Thursday, on behalf of Boehner's counterpart, House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer. Boehner said in a statement on his website that he would make "every effort" to accept the invitation. "There's a tremendous opportunity right in front of us to help create jobs and support energy security for the people of...
  • Senate Energy Committee clears pro-Keystone XL measure, with Mary Landrieu leading the charge

    06/19/2014 2:37:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    In the face of the relentless dillydallying on the part of the Obama administration on the Keystone XL pipeline, Canada went ahead and starting exploring the potential of cutting deals with other markets in Asia — and yesterday, the Canadian government approved their own Northern Gateway pipeline to carry crude from the Alberta oil sands out to the Pacific Ocean for shipment via tankers. There has been some speculation about the possibility of the Obama administration approving the Keystone XL pipeline now that Iraq’s oil output is on seriously unstable footing (although, reality check: The Keystone XL pipeline by...
  • The Bakken gets bigger - likely a LOT bigger

    06/19/2014 12:56:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    Oil Voice ^ | June 13, 2014 | Keith Schaefer
    Crescent Point’s Torquay Discovery Reignites Southeast Saskatchewan. Just when you thought The Bakken couldn’t get any better—it does. Oil producers are now “cracking the code” on the Torquay, or Three Forks formation below the Bakken, and coming up with incredible economics—these wells are paying back in only seven months. This news has completely re-invigorated the Canadian side of the Bakken. And on the US side, the Three Forks is causing industry to leap-frog estimates of the amount of recoverable oil available–by about 57%! It’s hard to imagine that the #1 oil play in all of North America could have such...
  • Canada OKs oil pipeline to the Pacific Coast

    06/18/2014 5:31:07 AM PDT · by thackney · 26 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | June 17, 2014 | Associated Press
    Canada’s government on Tuesday approved a proposed pipeline to the Pacific Coast that would allow oil to be shipped to Asia, a major step in the country’s efforts to diversify its oil industry. The approval Tuesday was expected. Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been a staunch supporter of Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline after the U.S. delayed a decision on TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline that would take oil from Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast. Enbridge’s pipeline would transport 525,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta’s oil sands to the Pacific to deliver oil to Asia, mainly energy-hungry...
  • Canada OKs oil pipeline to the Pacific Coast

    06/17/2014 9:17:06 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    finance.yahoo.com ^ | 1 hour ago | ROB GILLIES
    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's government on Tuesday approved a controversial pipeline proposal that would bring oil to the Pacific Coast for shipment to Asia, a major step in the country's efforts to diversify its oil exports if it can overcome fierce opposition from environmental and aboriginal groups.
  • Canadian TV Anchor Confronts Hillary Over Evading Questions on Keystone (VIDEO)

    06/17/2014 6:49:23 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 17 2014 | Washington Free Beacon
    A Canadian TV anchor called out Hillary Clinton for refusing to answer his question about the Keystone pipeline during an interview. “Keystone, yes or no?” the anchor asked Clinton. “Well I can’t say that, because I was there,” Clinton began to reply. “I don’t understand that,” the anchor interjected, “you can talk about so many other things, why can’t you talk about that?” Clinton continued to evade the question, saying, “Because that was a decision that rests with the secretary of state, and my successor is going to have to make that decision one way or the other and so...
  • Woman with 22 visible piercings seeks end to workplace dress code discrimination

    06/17/2014 5:14:41 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 61 replies
    National Post ^ | June 16, 2014 | Katrina Clarke
    An Edmonton woman who says she’s being discriminated against because she has 22 visible piercings is reigniting the debate about workplace dress codes. Kendra Behringer, 24, complained that one prospective employer threw out her résumé in front of her, but lawyers believe her chances of establishing discrimination are slim to non-existent, while employment and image experts say businesses are entitled to set rules on how workers dress. “The [employer] is going to perhaps wonder, ‘Will this person be able to conform to the rules that we have, or is this somebody who is more rebellious?’” said Diane Craig, president of...
  • Hillary Clinton weighs in on Keystone XL pipeline

    06/17/2014 5:00:14 AM PDT · by thackney · 19 replies
    AP via Fuel Fix ^ | June 16, 2014 | Rob Gillies
    The pipeline is critical to Canada, which needs infrastructure in place to export its growing oil sands production. Alberta has the world’s third largest oil reserves, with 170 billion barrels of proven reserves. “I did not see it nor should it be a proxy for the relationship. It is, after all, one pipeline. We already have a lot of pipelines that cross our border,” Clinton said
  • Famous Clinton courage exhibited in Hillary’s answer to Keystone question: ‘I can’t respond’

    06/16/2014 3:23:28 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 16 2014 | Noah Rothman
    The perpetually delayed Keystone XL Pipeline is wildly popular. A Reason-Rupe poll conducted in April found that only 32 percent of Americans oppose the construction of the pipeline which would transport Canadian tar sands oil from the frozen north to the Gulf Coast. 61 percent of Americans support the pipeline. That 61 percent includes 82 percent of self-described Republicans, 57 percent of independents, and 50 percent – that’s right; a majority – of Democrats. However, one subgroup strongly opposes the construction of the 1,200 mile pipeline: self-identified liberals. 57 percent of that group opposed the construction of the pipeline in...
  • U.S. crude exports in April rise to highest level in 15 years {to Canada}

    06/16/2014 9:06:17 AM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | JUNE 16, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
    The United States exported 268,000 barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil in April (the latest data available from the U.S. Census Bureau), the highest level of exports in 15 years. Exports have increased sharply since the start of 2013 and have exceeded 200,000 b/d in five of the past six months. The increase in crude exports is largely the result of rising U.S. crude production, which was 8.2 million b/d in March. To export crude oil from the United States, a company must obtain a license from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of...
  • Homosexual Behavior Policy Leads To Denial Of Christian University Law School Accreditation

    06/16/2014 7:07:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/16/2014 | Morgan Lee
    Lawyers from the Law Society of British Columbia voted to prevent the British Columbia Trinity Western University from conferring law degrees due to the school's Community Covenant Agreement which requires that students "voluntarily abstain" from "sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman." According to the National Post, despite early results which suggested an overwhelmingly victory of 3210 to 968, the decision is not binding and only expresses the sentiments of those in the Law Society. Thirty-one benchers are still responsible for offering the final verdict on the law school, which is set to...
  • Teacher says cop choked, pepper-sprayed her in front of students

    06/15/2014 2:17:26 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | June 13, 2014 | CAMILLE LAURIN-DESJARDINS, QMI AGENCY
    MONTREAL -- Montreal police are examining a primary-school teacher's claim that an officer choked and pepper-sprayed her in front of students and parents at their year-end party. Nadia Lessard tells QMI Agency that she and the school janitor were victims of "gratuitous violence" at the hands of a burly city constable Wednesday afternoon. Lessard says she was standing outside the school building with janitor Carl Cadieux at about 5 p.m. when a police car crossed through an intersection, on a red light, without his flashers. Lessard says Cadieux shouted to the officer "hey my friend, you burned the red without...
  • The Bill Clinton of Canada, only Much Better

    06/14/2014 2:58:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Imagine how weird it would be if the Cato Institute and Americans for Tax Reform praised Barack Obama for fiscal responsibility. And think how inconceivable it would be for the Heritage Foundation and the National Taxpayers Union to applaud Tim “Turbotax” Geithner for economic stewardship. But the Canadian version of that happened while I was at the conference of the World Taxpayers Association in Vancouver two weeks ago. The event was organized by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and the main speaker was Paul Martin of the Liberal Party, who served as Finance Minister from 1993-2002 and Prime Minister from 2003-2006....
  • Canadian Oil Sands Projects Continue to Vie for Skilled Talent

    06/13/2014 5:51:42 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | June 12, 2014 | Robin Dupre
    Employment in Canada's oil sands sector expects to reach around 98,380 jobs over the next decade. More than 98,000 oil sands construction, maintenance and operations jobs will be generated over the next decade, according to a new report “the Oil Sands Construction, Maintenance and Operations Labour Demand Outlook to 2023”. “Accurate labor market information gives us a clear understanding of the workforce issues affecting oil sands development, and helps ensure that $172 billion in wages and salaries continues to generate economic benefits right across this country. This new information helps government and industry make the best possible decisions, and helps...
  • Ottawa vows oil-sands export route through B.C.

    06/12/2014 3:12:00 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 6 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | June 12, 2013 | SHAWN MCCARTHY AND JOANNA SLATER
    The Harper government has delivered a clear message to the United States that it is determined to forge export routes through British Columbia for growing oil sands production, just days before it announces its long-awaited decision on the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline. Senior Conservative ministers travelled to New York this week to speak to a Goldman Sachs forum on North American energy, and to drive home Ottawa’s focus on winning new pipeline outlets for Alberta producers. Those include the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast, and projects that would transport crude to Canada’s east and west coasts.
  • Sen. Cruz formally gives up Canadian citizenship

    06/10/2014 7:11:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 268 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2014 8:16 PM EDT | Will Weissert
    Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has made good on a promise to renounce his birth country’s citizenship—doing so amid speculation he could make a run at the White House in 2016. Spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said Cruz’s action became official May 14 and that Texas’ junior senator received written confirmation at his home in Houston on Tuesday. She said the tea-party-backed Republican “is pleased to have the process finalized.” “Being a U.S. Senator representing Texas, it makes sense he should be only an American citizen,” Frazier said in an email. …