HOME/ABOUT  Prayer  SCOTUS  ProLife  BangList  Aliens  StatesRights  ConventionOfStates  WOT  HomosexualAgenda  GlobalWarming  Corruption  Taxes  Congress  Fraud  MediaBias  GovtAbuse  Tyranny  Obama  ObamaCare  Elections  Polls  Debates  Trump  Cruz  Kasich  OPSEC  Benghazi  InfoSec  BigBrother  IRS  Scandals  TalkRadio  TeaParty  FreeperBookClub  HTMLSandbox  FReeperEd  FReepathon  CopyrightList  Copyright/DMCA Notice 

Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Our 2nd quarter FReepathon is off to a great start and we have a chance of getting 'er done early! Thank you all very much!!

Or by mail to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794
Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $31,634
35%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 35% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Canada (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 10 Myths About Canadian Health Care, Busted

    04/28/2016 4:37:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    PNHP ^ | Sara Robinson
    Conservatives are rumbling around the talk show circuit bellowing about the socialist threat to the (literal) American body politic. And, as usual, Canada is once again getting dragged into the fracas, shoved around by both sides as either an exemplar or a warning — and, along the way, getting coated with the obfuscating dust of so many willful misconceptions that the actual facts about How Canada Does It are completely lost in the melee. I’m both a health-care-card-carrying Canadian resident and an uninsured American citizen who regularly sees doctors on both sides of the border. As such, I’m in a...
  • Lena Dunham may have just locked up the nomination for Donald Trump

    04/26/2016 1:42:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/26/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Since politics as we used to know it is apparently dead and gone, what the heck? We may as well dive into this story. You’re probably already at least somewhat familiar with actress Lena Dunham of Girls fame and her unabashed lurch into the world of politics. She’s a major Hillary Clinton supporter and has done her level best to raise money for her and push the young folks toward electing the historic First Female President. But now she may be inadvertently influencing conservatives around the nation and giving GOP frontrunner Donald Trump one last push toward the finish...
  • State Department Hid Key Clinton Benghazi Email from Judicial Watch

    04/26/2016 1:17:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 49 replies
    Judical Watch ^ | 4/26/2016 | Judical Watch
    (Washington, DC) – The Obama State Department last week admitted it withheld a key Benghazi email of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from Judicial Watch since at least September 2014. If the State Department disclosed the email when first supposedly found, Clinton’s email server and her hidden emails would have been disclosed nearly two years ago, before Clinton authorized the alleged deletion of tens of thousands of emails. The developments come in a July 2014 Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records related to the drafting and use of the Benghazi talking points (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of...
  • Canadian Tourist John Ridsdel BEHEADED in Philippines by ISIS-Tied Muslim Group

    04/26/2016 12:34:59 PM PDT · by Lera · 29 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | April 25, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the beheading "an act of cold-blooded murder." Yes, and the sky is blue. But what is he going to do about it? Nothing. ISIS and this Islamic group, Abu Sayyaf, which pledged its allegiance to ISIS, have nothing to fear from this dandy. He has said repeatedly that Canada was not at war with ISIS. Well, ISIS is at war with you, damn fool. Obama's lapdog, PM Trudeau, would not comment on the fate of the other hostages -- fellow Canadian Robert Hall, Hall's Filipino girlfriend, Marites Flor, and a Norwegian, Kjartan Sekkingstad. Of course...
  • Trump: Americans will thank me when Lena Dunham flees to Canada

    04/26/2016 10:57:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | April 26, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Not only would Donald Trump not mind if certain celebrities were to flee the United States if he is elected president, the Republican front-runner said Tuesday that their opposition to his candidacy only increases his will to win. During a telephone interview with "Fox & Friends," Trump was asked about a tweet from Lena Dunham on Monday in which she vowed to leave the U.S. for Vancouver if he is elected. Trump's response: "Well, she's a B-actor. You know, she has no — you know, no mojo."
  • Lena Dunham: ‘100 Percent’ Chance I’m Moving to Canada if Trump Wins

    04/26/2016 8:58:30 AM PDT · by detective · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Kipp Jones
    Lena Dunham vowed “100 percent” to move to Canada if GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is elected president at a New York Women in Communications event on Monday in Manhattan. Speaking at the luxurious Waldorf Astoria hotel for the 2016 Matrix Awards, announcing emcee Andy Cohen asked Dunham what she would do if she woke up and was a man, according to Bustle. Dunham, who was at the event receiving an award, responded saying she would kill herself. Cohen then reportedly asked what she would do if she woke up to find that Trump had been elected president. The Girls creator...
  • Trump: Americans will thank me when Lena Dunham flees to Canada

    04/26/2016 6:19:52 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 105 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/26/2016 | Nick Gass
    Not only would Donald Trump not mind if certain celebrities flee the United States upon his election, the Republican front-runner said Tuesday that their opposition to his candidacy only increases his will to win.During a telephone interview with "Fox & Friends," Trump was asked about a tweet from Lena Dunham on Monday in which she vowed to leave the U.S. for Vancouver if he is elected president.Trump's response: "Well, she's a B-actor. You know, she has no — you know, no mojo." "I heard Whoopi Goldberg too. That would be a great thing for our country," Trump said, as the...
  • Russia honours Canadian WW2 veteran with medal, vodka

    04/25/2016 9:42:29 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 14 replies
    The London Free Press ^ | Monday, April 25, 2016 10:05:18 EDT PM | Jonathan Sher
    Russia honours veteran with medal, vodka By Jonathan Sher, The London Free Press Monday, April 25, 2016 10:05:18 EDT PM When your life is the world of ­diplomacy and your boss is Vladimir Putin, you’re not easily surprised. But the head of the Russian delegation in Toronto was taken aback this month when a 95-year-old Londoner, to be honoured for heroism during the Second World War, not only walked himself into the reception area, but passed up coffee and tea for a vodka. “He was quite surprised I walked in instead of being carried,” Londoner Bob Kennedy said. Kennedy was...
  • ISIS-loyal Filipino jihadists behead Canadian hostage

    04/25/2016 7:31:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/4/16 | Ari Yashar
    Abu Sayyaf, a Filipino Islamist jihadi group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State (ISIS), beheaded a hostage from Canada, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed on Monday. John Ridsdel, an ex-journalist turned mining executive, was named as the victim of the Filipino terrorists. Despite having pledged allegiance to ISIS, Abu Sayyaf has not been shown to be receiving support from the group. "I am outraged by the news that a Canadian citizen held hostage has been killed. This was an act of cold-blooded murder," said Trudeau. According to police in Jolo Island in Sulu province, a jungled province in...
  • Former Calgarian John Ridsdel beheaded by captors in Philippines, officials confirm

    04/25/2016 12:35:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    calgaryherald.com ^ | 04/25/2016 | AP
    Abu Sayyaf had vowed to behead one of the four, abducted last fall from a marina at an island resort in the south of the country, if their ransom demand was not met by a Monday deadline. “We have received information that a headless body was found at 8:30 p.m. of a Caucasian man in Jolo City, Jolo Island,” Dick Gordon, chairman of the Philippine Red Cross, said in an interview.... “A motorcycle driver threw a plastic bag in the road in front of where there were five children playing at 7:30 p.m.. But there was a brown-out (power failure)....
  • Bad News For Canadians: "You Have 30 Days To Close Your Account"

    04/25/2016 5:23:45 AM PDT · by lafroste · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4/24/2016 | Tyler Durdin
    Dear Canadians, bad news: your money is no longer welcome with U.S. brokerages. Why? Because you are, well, Canadian.
  • 101st anniversary of Armenian genocide marked worldwide

    04/24/2016 11:24:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Ya Libnan News ^ | April 24, 2016
    Lebanese Armenians wave a giant flag during a rally outside the Turkish embassy in the capital Beirut on April 23, 2016, to commemorate the 101th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire in 1915. It is 101 years since Turkey’s Ottoman government began arresting minority community leaders and setting in motion a campaign of systematic slaughter that had left 1.5 million Christian Armenians dead by the early 1920s. Lebanon’s Armenians marked on Sunday the 101 anniversary of when some 250 Armenian intellectuals were rounded up by Ottoman Turks as the first step of the genocide against...
  • Still Report #811 Trump Leapfrogs in Indiana

    04/23/2016 12:44:05 AM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 76 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 22, 2016 | Bill Still
    "Look at a recent still photo of Cruz on the trail the next time you get a chance. He’s not looking happy... Cruz’s Mom and Dad DID become Canadian citizens." "They were not only registered to vote, but they were registered with the Alberta, Canada Health Services. Provable Canadian citizenship required."
  • You won’t believe How Canada’s Justin Trudeau plans to Handle Islamic Jihadists

    04/21/2016 5:58:25 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 17 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 4/19/2016 | Tim Brown
    While worshipping with anti-Christ Muslims, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to welcome at least 100,000 Syrian Muslims, who pose as refugees, into his country. This is in addition to the 25,000 he has already admitted. However, his plan for dealing with Islamic jihadists is not so much a plan to deal with Islamic jihadists as it is a plan to crack down on those who expose the lies of Islam and jihad. There have been rumors floating about that Trudeau is a convert to the anti-Christ totalitarian ideology of Islam. However, he was recently asked, though he has set...
  • CBC won’t name MASS RAPIST because he’s a Muslim migrant

    04/21/2016 5:29:35 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 13 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/20/2016 | Pamela Geller
    Herein lies the reason I refer to the press as the enemedia. They are the enemy, and people must understand who and what we are fighting. Empowered with special privileges and enormous power, the media is a radical activist organization hellbent on imposing its totalitarian agenda on free people. The media in Europe do the same thing. Did they not cover up the mass rapes on New Year’s eve? I was the first in the US to publish those stories, having gotten reports from victims’ neighbors. The CBC has omitted the name of a vicious mass sex attacker at...
  • Hirsi Ali shines in debate on Islam

    04/20/2016 8:10:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 19, 2016 | Tarek Fatah
    New York was recently the scene of a heated debate on the status of Muslim women under Islamic law. In it, one of the bravest women in the world, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, faced off against three other Muslim women and a hostile moderator, Barkha Dutt. Dutt, known for her soft spot for Muslims in her own country of India, ... Hirsi Ali immediately recognized she was being set up to run a gauntlet of criticism and so chose to go for the jugular. “I reject Islamic law because it’s totalitarian ... because it’s bigoted and especially bigoted against women… Where...
  • Yes, We Need a Canadian Border Wall

    04/20/2016 8:03:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/20/2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Canada's sloppy, rushed and reckless Syrian refugee resettlement program is America's looming national security nightmare. Donald Trump shouldn't just be promising to build a Mexican border wall. He (and any other sovereignty-minded presidential candidate) should be vowing to rebuild the decimated "wall" of first-line watchdogs, field enforcement and patrol officers on our northern border. The urgency could not be greater. The Canadian liberal government has fast-tracked tens of thousands of Syrian Muslims into its country over the past five months and now plans to double its interim 25,000 goal by 2019. The bleeding-heart Canucks are forging ahead despite reports this...
  • The Definitive Birther Smackdown

    04/17/2016 5:57:25 PM PDT · by writer33 · 163 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/16/16 | Steve Deace
    There are several resident status classifications in the United States: natural born citizen, naturalized citizen, diplomatic immunity, temporary resident (on a visa), lawful permanent resident (green card holder), and illegal alien. Ted Cruz isn't the child of diplomats, and he was never naturalized as a citizen. So either he is an illegal alien or a natural born citizen. There is no middle ground. If you don't believe he is a natural born citizen, then you believe there is an illegal alien serving in the U.S. Senate. There is no middle ground. You should immediately call for his deportation. The Constitution...
  • COVER UP: Parents, student CONFIRM refugee children choke, slap Canadian kids

    04/16/2016 8:19:01 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 20 replies
    The Rebel Media ^ | April 15, 2016 | REBEL STAFF
    Are Canadian children being abused in school by refugee students? We spoke to the parents of children who say they are. Last week an article by the Chronicle Herald detailed multiple instances of Syrian refugees assaulting Canadian children. The article featured comments by a woman nicknamed "Missy" who explained how her daughter had been choked with a chain and her son had been visibly threatened on the soccer field. The story was pulled soon after it was posted with members of the left-wing media decrying the story as "racist," "Islamophobic," "xenophobic" or simply just not true.
  • Cannabis: scientists call for action amid mental health concerns

    04/15/2016 9:55:27 AM PDT · by familyop · 103 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 15 April 2016 | Ian Sample Science editor
    The call for action from scientists in the UK, US, Europe and Australia reflects a growing consensus among experts that frequent cannabis use can increase the risk of psychosis...In the UK, cannabis is the most popular illegal drug, and according to Public Health England data, more young people enter treatment centres for help with cannabis than any other drug, alcohol included.
  • The Curious Story Of The Chinese Tycoon Found "Chopped Up Into 100 Pieces" In A Vancouver Mansion

    04/14/2016 10:43:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/14/15 | tyler durden
    Two days ago we introduced you to "the rich kids of Vancouver" for whom the most important decision in any given day is whether to spend half a million dollars on a new Lamborghini or on an investment such as "two expensive watches or some diamonds."From left, Loretta Lai, Chelsea Jiang and Diana Wang attended a receptionat a Lamborghini dealership last month in Vancouver, British ColumbiaWe now introduce you to someone who may be one of these rich kids' dad. Or rather was, because Gang Yuan, a 42-year-old mining tycoon is no longer alive. His corpse was found chopped into...
  • Canadian Politics Takes a Leap to the Left

    04/14/2016 2:55:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    National Post ^ | Michael Den Tandt
    The Leap Manifesto, its co-advocate (co-progenitor? co-creator?) Avi Lewis has claimed, was not intended to rock the New Democratic Party to its foundations. In fact it does that, and then some. Not only does the federal NDP’s tacit embrace of Leap, amid a leadership vacuum, thrust the party decisively back to the fringe; but the ripple effects have major implications for the Liberals and Conservatives. In effect, the Grits gain yet another big strategic advantage. And the Tories must now not simply delicately shimmy away from their Harper-era playbook, as they have been doing, but burn it outright. In effect,...
  • Canada's 'Black Widow' Charged With Breaking Release Terms

    04/14/2016 12:40:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/12
    A Canadian woman dubbed the "Black Widow" after a series of convictions involving male partners has been charged with breaking the terms of her release. Melissa Ann Shepard, 80, was freed in March after a jail term for drugging her new husband. But police said she was a high-risk re-offender and set a number of conditions, including not going online. She used a computer on Monday to access the web at a library in Nova Scotia. Police have warned elderly men looking for love to steer clear of Shepard, with the internet flagged up as a possible threat. In addition...
  • Canada's new assisted suicide bill doesn't allow visitors

    04/14/2016 11:03:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2016 1:39 PM EDT | Rob Gillies
    Canada on Thursday introduced a new assisted suicide law that will apply only to citizens and residents, meaning Americans won’t be able to travel to Canada to die. Canadian government officials said a person would have to be eligible for health services in Canada to take advantage of the law, which applies to “adults who are suffering intolerably and for whom death is reasonably foreseeable.” It says the person must be mentally competent, 18 or older, have a serious and incurable disease, illness or disability and be in an advanced state of irreversible decline of capability. Canada’s Supreme Court last...
  • University of Toronto Dumps Transgender Bathrooms After Peeping Incidents (old but relevant)

    04/12/2016 4:19:42 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 9 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 10/18/15 | Pardes Seleh
    [AP Photo/Toby Talbot] By: Pardes Seleh October 8, 2015 The administration at the University of Toronto was recently enlightened on why two separate washrooms are generally established for men and women sharing co-ed residencies. The University is temporarily changing its policy on gender-neutral bathrooms after two separate incidents of "voyeurism" were reported on campus September 15 and 19. Male students within the University’s Whitney Hall student residence were caught holding their cellphones over female students’ shower stalls and filming them as they showered. Melinda Scott, dean of students at the University of Toronto, told The Daily Wire that campus police...
  • FBI Says a Mysterious Hacking Group Has Had Access to US Govt Files for Years

    04/12/2016 2:26:50 PM PDT · by unixfox · 47 replies
    Motherboard ^ | 04/04/2016 | Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
    The feds warned that “a group of malicious cyber actors,” whom security experts believe to be the government-sponsored hacking group known as APT6, “have compromised and stolen sensitive information from various government and commercial networks” since at least 2011, according to an FBI alert obtained by Motherboard. The alert, which is also available online, shows that foreign government hackers are still successfully hacking and stealing data from US government’s servers, their activities going unnoticed for years. This comes months after the US government revealed that a group of hackers, widely believed to be working for the Chinese government, had for...
  • Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show, citing state's new law

    04/11/2016 10:12:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 138 replies
    ....rocker Bryan Adams is canceling a performance this week in Mississippi, citing the state's new law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples. Adams said in a statement Sunday night that he was canceling a show Thursday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi..
  • University of Toronto learns why mandatory unisex bathrooms are a bad idea

    04/11/2016 7:28:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/11/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Considering how widespread these stories are across the United States these days, an incident in Canada may prove instructive for those debating the SJW’s demands for genderless public facilities and the intersection between those policies and traditional privacy concerns. The University of Toronto recently went down the same path being forced into place on American campuses, instituting unisex bathrooms, locker rooms and showers. What could possibly go wrong? They found out in short order. (The Daily Wire) The administration at the University of Toronto was recently enlightened on why two separate washrooms are generally established for men and women...
  • Venezuela Declares Every Friday A Holiday To Conserve Electricity

    04/10/2016 3:09:23 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07 April 2016 | Tyler Durden
    When we last checked in on everyone's favorite Latin American socialist paradise, Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro’s opponents "had gone crazy." Or at least that’s how Maduro described the situation in a “thundering” speech to supporters at what he called an “anti-imperialist” rally in Caracas in mid-March. Meanwhile, thousands of demonstrators had been holding counter-rallies calling for the President’s ouster. Maduro angered the opposition - which dealt Hugo Chavez’s leftist movement its worst defeat at the ballot box in history in December - the previous month when he used a stacked Supreme Court to give himself emergency powers he says will...
  • Kasich: 'Establishment' not going to let Trump, Cruz become nominee

    04/10/2016 7:26:30 PM PDT · by kevcol · 233 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 10, 2016 | By Rudy Takala (@RudyTakal
    Republican delegates are not going to be likely to support either Donald Trump or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz when they get to the party's national convention in July, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said on Sunday. . . . "Here's what's interesting," Kasich said, suggesting that he was prepared to go down in history. "I am the second choice of both the Cruz people and also the Trump people. As you know, we've had 10 contested conventions, and only three times has the front-runner won. I don't want to go back in history too far, but I think old Honest Abe...
  • Canada: Muslim migrant children choking, brutalizing non-Muslim students

    04/09/2016 7:39:20 PM PDT · by Lera · 49 replies
    THE CHRONICLE HERALD CANADA copied onto Jihad Watch ^ | April 8, 2016 | THE CHRONICLE HERALD CANADA copied by Robert Spencer
    "One boy yelled 'Muslims rule the world' while choking her daughter. School staff intervened, but to her knowledge, the students were not disciplined further." That could be Canada's epitaph. "Parents worried over school kids' brutality at Chebucto Heights Elementary School," Chronicle Herald, April 8, 2016: HALIFAX -- Concerned parents are reporting incidents of violence by refugee students at Chebucto Heights Elementary School. Reports of students choking, pushing, slapping and verbally abusing their fellow classmates are causing parents to worry about the school's disciplinary action.
  • Union disputes, mass internet outages, and the demise of the hard left

    04/09/2016 11:03:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 9, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    It has been a tough week for the hard left in Canada, and the lessons apply throughout the West. Green parties are not going anywhere in the polls. The public has caught on to the toxic individuals that run the parties and the movement in general, and they are not buying in. Snake oil sales are down. Nowhere was that more evident that in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan's election this past Monday. The resident Green Party received just 1.8% of the votes, its lowest share in nearly 15 years. Perhaps even more telling was the repudiation of the far...
  • Royal Canadian Navy fires 1st sea-to-shore precision Harpoon missile

    04/08/2016 8:29:47 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    CBC News ^ | Apr 08, 2016 | Chris Rands, Peter Zimonjic
    For the first time in its history the Royal Canadian Navy has successfully fired a ship-based precision missile at a target on land. The frigate HMCS Vancouver fired the missile last week off the coast of California during a joint training exercise with the U.S. navy. The Harpoon Block II missile is an improved version of the anti-ship missile carried by Canadian frigates for decades. Before the upgraded weapons system was installed, the only way for a frigate to attack a target on land was to use its 57-mm main gun, which has a range of only 17 kilometres, compared...
  • A Ukrainian Website Is Outing Russian Soldiers, and Moscow Wants Canada to Stop It

    04/06/2016 6:00:49 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 7 replies
    Vice News ^ | 12/17/2015 | Justin Ling
    Amid frosty relations, Ottawa is tackling a request from the Kremlin to go after a Ukrainian website, hosted in Canada, that is publishing identifying details of Russian soldiers fighting the Islamic State. The website, which bills itself as a community of volunteers, has posted pictures, Facebook profiles, and even passport information of dozens of Russian soldiers stationed — semi-officially, unofficially, and secretly — in Syria. Many of the posts place the Russian soldiers at specific points in the country, citing geotags and geographic features in the photos. The website says it is publishing the information in retaliation for Russia breaking...
  • Trump reads The Vicious Snake [Joel 1-2, Rev 9]

    04/04/2016 9:28:18 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | January 2016 | Rust E
    The Vicious Snake
  • Gates Laughs While Recalling Obama White House’s Inability to Understand Military Options in Libya

    04/01/2016 11:57:49 AM PDT · by don-o · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 1, 2016 | David Rutz
    Former defense secretary Robert Gates laughed in an excerpted interview Friday while recalling the Obama administration’s inability to understand its military options during the 2011 Libya crisis. Special Report host Bret Baier interviewed Gates as part of a special airing Friday night called Rising Threats, Shrinking Military. Gates, a holdover from the George W. Bush administration who served under Obama from 2009 to 2011, sharply criticized aspects of the Obama White House’s foreign policy in his 2014 memoir Duty. He became particularly upset when he discovered that White House staff members were “talking about military options with the president without...
  • France: Exodus of 10,000 millionaires amid rising Muslim tensions

    04/01/2016 5:50:47 AM PDT · by xzins · 63 replies
    IB Times ^ | March 31, 2016 | Ananya Roy
    Rising tensions in France, especially in Paris following a series of Islamist terrorist attacks in 2015, have spurred an exodus of its super-wealthy citizens, a new report on migration trends of millionaires and high-net worth individuals across the world reveals. The report warns that other European countries, including the UK, Belgium, Germany and Sweden "where religious tensions are starting to emerge", will also see similar trends. Regarding a Brexit, the report suggests millionaires would want to stay in Britain even if it leaves the single currency bloc. The report was compiled by New World Wealth, an agency that gives information...
  • Cokie Roberts: Doesn't FBI Have Better Things To Do Than Investigate Hillary?

    03/30/2016 5:02:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    MSNBC might have to build a deeper tank . . . so that Cokie Roberts can dive into it for Hillary. On today's Morning Joe, Roberts of NPR complained about the resources the FBI is devoting to the investigation of Hillary Clinton's misuse of email. Carped Cokie: "Don't they have other problems? There's no crime in the country they should be worrying about?" Roberts' timing could hardly have been worse. Just moments before, Joe Scarborough pointed out that last week it was revealed that 22 of the emails on Hillary's server "were so sensitive that the state department said releasing...
  • How Clinton’s email scandal took root

    03/28/2016 8:10:01 AM PDT · by Raebie · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2016 | Robert O'Harrow Jr.
    Hillary Clinton’s email problems began in her first days as secretary of state. She insisted on using her personal BlackBerry for all her email communications, but she wasn’t allowed to take the device into her seventh-floor suite of offices, a secure space known as Mahogany Row. For Clinton, this was frustrating. As a political heavyweight and chief of the nation’s diplomatic corps, she needed to manage a torrent of email to stay connected to colleagues, friends and supporters. She hated having to put her BlackBerry into a lockbox before going into her own office. Her aides and senior officials pushed...
  • Rob Ford was more like Trump than Trudeau

    03/27/2016 6:32:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    OC Register ^ | March 25, 2016 | TIMOTHY SPANGLER
    (Excerpt)
  • Bernie Sanders Crushes Shrillary Clinton in AK and WA contests (HI to report in soon)

    03/26/2016 7:33:49 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 45 replies
    3/26/2016
    AK (100% reporting) Bernie = 80.7% Shrillary = 19.3% WA (93% reporting) Bernie = 72.3% Shrillary = 27.5% HI (0% reporting) So in Alaska and Washington State, just a total smackdown of Shrillary Clinton in those contests. Hawaii will not report for a few more hours but is generally expected to go the same way. So it appears that Bernie will win the trifecta of Democrat contests this weekend. So what does it all mean? It means that Bernie's faint hopes stay alive as the next major contest looms in Wisconsin - also where Bernie is expected to do well....
  • Democratic Caucuses: Bernie cleans up out west: Destroys Hillary in Washington and Alaska

    03/26/2016 7:40:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Today was Western Saturday for the Democrats while the GOP hopefuls had the day free to continue working the refs in Wisconsin. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders did battle again in Washington state, Alaska and Hawaii. All three of them are caucus states, a format which has given Hillary some trouble in the past and would prove poisonous to her once again this weekend. (One interesting note is that the only place where Clinton did any paid television advertising was in the Aloha State.) The results began coming in relatively early and Bernie’s streak in caucus states only expanded. Sanders...
  • CNN Calls Alaska for Bernie Sanders (Western Saturday Primary)

    03/26/2016 2:19:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | now
    his is a live televised report; no story. In Alaska, Sanders is up by 79% to Hillary's 21% with over 38% of the vote in, and CNN has called it for Sanders. In Washington, Sanders is up by 74% to 26% for Hillary with over 14% of the vote in.
  • Honolulu ‘Feels The Bern’

    03/21/2016 12:46:24 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies
    Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | March 20 .2016 | Chad Blair
    Think Hillary Clinton has a lock on Hawaii’s presidential preference poll this coming Saturday? Maybe not. Two enthusiastic Honolulu receptions on Sunday for the wife of Clinton’s chief opponent, Bernie Sanders, suggests that supporters of the Vermont senator believe the Democratic primary process is far from over, despite the substantial delegate lead for the former secretary of state. Jane Sanders flew into town to meet privately with about two dozen veterans at Tommy Kakesako Hall on Nimitz Highway, an event well covered by local media.
  • Sanders sweeps, wins Alaska, Hawaii, Washington Democratic caucuses (but Cankles gets all delegates)

    03/27/2016 9:31:05 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 27, 2016
    Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Alaska, Washington and Hawaii Democratic presidential caucuses on Saturday by decisive margins -- victories he hopes will spark a Western states comeback and help him cut into frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s substantial lead. "We knew things were going to improve as we headed west," Sanders said at a rally in Madison, Wis. "We are making significant inroads in ... Clinton's lead ... We have a path toward victory." Sanders won Alaska 81-to-18 percent; 68-32 in Hawaii and 73-26 in Wshignton over Clinton, with all precincts reporting. Washington was the biggest prize, 101 delegates, followed by Hawaii...
  • Why did Bernie Sanders dominate Saturday? Caucuses in states with smaller black populations.

    03/27/2016 9:34:51 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | March 27, 2016 | Philip Bump
    Sen. Bernie Sanders had the best night of his presidential campaign on Saturday, dominating Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the Washington, Hawaii and Alaska state caucuses by wide margins. He cut into Clinton's pledged-delegate lead by at least one-sixth and potentially more. It was the sort of night that he needs more of. But which he's almost certainly not going to get. The reason it was such a big night for Sanders was that he dominated in Washington state, beating Clinton by more than 40 points. Washington has a big delegate total, so splitting up the delegates gave Sanders a...
  • Bernie Sanders Seizes 3 States, Sweeping Democratic Contests

    03/27/2016 4:25:42 AM PDT · by McGruff · 101 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 26, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK
    Senator Bernie Sanders routed Hillary Clinton in all three Democratic presidential contests on Saturday, infusing his underdog campaign with critical momentum and bolstering his argument that the race for the nomination is not a foregone conclusion. Mr. Sanders found a welcome tableau in the largely white and liberal electorates of the Pacific Northwest, where just days after resoundingly beating Mrs. Clinton in Idaho he repeated the feat in the Washington caucuses, winning 73 percent of the vote. He did even better in Alaska, winning 82 percent of the vote, and in Hawaii, he had 71 percent with a few precincts...
  • RNC mocks Clinton's 1-of-6 wins, 'embarrassing performance'

    03/27/2016 9:47:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 26, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus mocked Hillary Clinton's "embarrassing performance" in primaries and caucuses this week, chortling at her poor one-of-six wins. "Hillary Clinton's repeated stumbles at this stage of the race are another reminder of her deeply flawed candidacy. Winning only one out of six primaries and caucuses this week is an embarrassing performance for the Democrat front runner," he said in a statement Sunday. Clinton this week won the Arizona primary and lost to challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders in Idaho, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii and Washington. "At a time when the public's concern about terrorism is growing, Hillary Clinton's...
  • So Agreeable: Clinton Nods Almost Non-Stop During Roundtable Discussion

    03/26/2016 8:16:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 35 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 24, 2016 | David Rutz
    Hillary Clinton could not stop showing her agreement during a roundtable in Los Angeles on Thursday, nodding her head almost without a break for at least three-and-a-half minutes during one man’s remarks. Salam Al-Marayati, the head of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, spoke at length near the end of the roundtable with other Muslim community leaders about, among things, the positive role Muslims could play in the United States in combatting radicalization. Clinton, seated to his right, nodded fervently throughout his speech. She also nodded a lot at the other speakers that discussed myriad issues involving the American Muslim community....
  • Chinese Take Over Canada's Real Estate Market, Buy One-Third Of All Vancouver Homes Sold In 2015

    03/24/2016 8:44:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/24/2016 | Tyler Durden
    “Housing in Vancouver is insane — it was insane when I left and it’s more insane now.”That’s from 33-year-old Kevin Oke, co-founder of LlamaZoo Interactive who left Vancouver for Victoria two years ago because he couldn’t afford to buy a home in his native city even while earning a generous salary as a lead designer at a video-game company whose clients included Atari and Ubisoft Entertainment SA.  Kevin isn't the only one leaving. Vancouver added only 884 net new people age 18-24 last year according to Statistics Canada, and many observers worry the soaring cost of housing will eventually strip the...