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  • Parent complains about wording of Catholic school board equity guide

    03/15/2012 10:21:00 AM PDT · by massmike · 16 replies ^ | 03/15/2012 | SARAH DEETH
    One poorly worded phrase in a 29-page brochure has created a headache for the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington Catholic District School Board. Ann Tesluk, a Bowmanville woman in a same-sex relationship, said one particular phrase in the board’s equity guide is homophobic and flies in the face of the board’s anti-bullying message. The passage reads, “The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial.” The passage, from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, goes on to state that members of the lesbian,...
  • Oil spill commission reuniting to press for drilling reforms (Hussein tasks 'Commission Action')

    03/14/2012 6:40:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/14/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    Oil spill commission reuniting to press for drilling reformsBy Andrew Restuccia - 03/14/12 10:47 AM ET Members of the national oil spill commission are reuniting to monitor the federal government’s progress in implementing a series of drilling safety recommendations put forward by the panel last year. The seven-member commission, which was tasked by President Obama with investigating the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, is forming what it calls “Oil Spill Commission Action.” The new group will issue a report in April assessing government and industry efforts to enhance safety and environmental standards in the aftermath of the spill, which...
  • George W. Bush Says Keystone Pipeline Is a 'No-Brainer’

    03/14/2012 1:06:27 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 107 replies · 2+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3-13-12
    TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from landlocked Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast, is a “no-brainer” that would create jobs and bolster the economy, former President George W. Bush said on Tuesday. The $7.6 billion Keystone XL line would generate private-sector employment and government revenue, he said at an American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers conference in San Diego. The U.S. government’s budget deficit is unsustainable and must be reduced by supporting industry, Bush said. “The clear goal ought to be how to get the private sector to grow,” said Bush, who spoke during a luncheon at...
  • Tory about-face on F-35 jets as minister denies ‘definitive decision’ on $16B deal

    03/13/2012 8:43:11 PM PDT · by U-238 · 10 replies
    The National post ^ | 3/12/2012 | Postmedia News
    Two years of unwavering Conservative support for the F-35 took a major hit Tuesday as Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino said the government has not ruled out walking away from the troubled stealth fighter program. Fantino also revealed a team of defence department officials have been considering “all kinds of contingencies” should the F-35 not be ready to replace Canada’s aging fleet of CF-18s and acknowledged the government does not know how much each F-35 will cost. The revelations led opposition parties to question why the sudden about-face after the Conservatives fought an election, in part, on purchasing the F-35...
  • Disconfirmations Disconfirmed: Saddam Had Nuke Program

    07/06/2008 3:59:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 136 replies · 641+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 06, 2008 | Randall Hoven
    <p>The media have been telling us for years that Saddam had no WMD, so "Bush's War": was based on a "lie." And those who believed Saddam did have WMD or WMD programs were delusional or worse.</p> <p>And multiple devices that could be used in a nuclear weapon.</p>
  • 500 tons of yellowcake sent to Canada via Iraq?

    07/15/2008 6:39:16 PM PDT · by Conservababe · 30 replies · 710+ views
    Does anyone have any information of 500 tons of yellowcake being sent to Canada from Iraq?
  • Union Boss 'Repulsed by Some of Our Supposed Brothers and Sisters Lining Up With Job Killers

    03/10/2012 11:24:48 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 17 replies
    cns news ^ | March 10, 2012 | SAM HANANEL
    Unions may be united in working to re-elect President Barack Obama, but their leaders also are trying to repair bitter divisions over his rejection of an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. Trade unions representing workers who stand to benefit from thousands of new construction jobs from the Keystone XL pipeline are furious at other unions that joined environmentalists in opposing the project. The issue reflects a decades-old conflict between union leaders who believe creating jobs is paramount and others who are more strongly aligned with progressive groups on environmental and social causes. After the White House blocked the pipeline...
  • A loonie idea (A rival to the euro)

    03/09/2012 3:00:07 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 15 replies · 1+ views ^ | Mar 10th 2012 | TORONTO | from the print edition
    NATURALLY enough, Canadians are thrilled whenever foreigners single out their country for positive attention—especially when the praise raises it above the behemoth to the south. The idea that Iceland might want to ditch its battered krona in favour of the Canadian dollar, not the American version, scores high in this regard. It strokes the Canadian ego and bolsters the Conservative government’s line that the economy is one of the world’s strongest.
  • Presidential Pork Kills Keystone

    03/08/2012 6:57:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | March 9, 2012 | John Ransom
    56 Senators voted in favor of a plan yesterday that would allow the Keystone pipeline to go forward by cancelling the bureaucratic roadblocks put up by the Obama administration/world-wide bus tour. “The 56-42 vote came after President Barack Obama called Democratic senators to lobby them to oppose the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil from western Canada to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast,” reports FoxNews.“Even so, 11 Democrats sided with Republicans to sidestep Obama's rejection of the pipeline and allow the $7 billion project to go forward.”Yet, despite the majority vote, Senate rules apparently require a...
  • Reid Statement On Keystone Vote(blames Tea Party again;)

    03/08/2012 2:50:16 PM PST · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | 3/8/12 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C.— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate defeated a Republican amendment to impose an artificial timeline on the Keystone XL pipeline project:“Today the Senate voted against Republicans’ attempt to impose an artificial timeline and short-circuit the process needed to plan the best route for the Keystone XL pipeline. If Republicans truly want to move ahead with this pipeline, they should stop treating it like a political football.“Half of the pipeline is already being built, and the company building the pipeline is submitting another application for the remainder of the route. This process should...
  • Senate rejects GOP measure to build oil pipeline

    03/08/2012 2:12:01 PM PST · by ColdOne · 35 replies ^ | 3/8/12 | Ted Barrett. Dana Bash. and Alan Silverleib, CNN
    Washington (CNN) -- The Senate narrowly rejected a Republican-sponsored measure Thursday that would have bypassed the Obama administration's current objections to the Keystone XL pipeline and allowed construction on the controversial project to move forward immediately. Fifty-six senators voted in favor of the amendment -- four short of the 60 required for approval. Eleven Democrats joined a unanimous Republican caucus in backing the plan.
  • Obama twists arms for Warren Buffett

    03/08/2012 2:25:03 PM PST · by Mustang Driver · 10 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | March 8, 2012 | Don Surber
    President Obama is twisting Democratic arms to stop the Keystone pipeline, which when built will end billionaire Warren Buffett’s railroad monopoly on shipping oil from the Bakken Oil Field in North Dakota. The billionaire investor is the second richest man in the nation and an ardent supporter of this regime. So obvious is President Obama’s opposition to allowing the pipeline to be built on his watch, that even CNN noticed. From CNN: A razor close vote is expected in the Senate Thursday on a Republican amendment to bypass the Obama administration’s objections and approve the Keystone XL pipeline, Senate aides...
  • Keystone bill defeated by US Senate Democrats (Obama and the other Rats want higher gas prices)

    03/08/2012 2:27:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 33 replies
    reuters ^ | 3/8/2012 | staff
    A Republican bid to fast-track the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline was defeated by Senate Democrats on Thursday in a vote to amend the chamber's highway funding bill.
  • China vigorously promoting shale gas exploration, development ( 200 yr supply est)

    03/08/2012 8:21:37 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies ^ | March 5, 2012
    Shale gas exploration and exploitation in China is still at an early stage.Natural gas accounted for 4% of China’s total energy consumption in 2010. The natural gas share of total world energy demand was nearly six times that, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2011.In the first 5 months of 2011, Chinese crude oil import dependence reached 55.2%, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.China’s shale gas resource is 100 trillion cu m, and the technically recoverable shale gas resource is 36 trillion cu m.1Shale gas in China Here are key dates and activities in...
  • Canadian Muslim youth group tied to al-Qaeda stripped of charitable status

    03/07/2012 9:00:04 AM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies ^ | 06MAR12 | Sarah Boesveld
    A Canadian Muslim youth organization has been stripped of its charitable status after a Canada Revenue Agency investigation linked it to a Saudi-based group that allegedly financed Islamist terror campaigns. An audit of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth revealed the charity had developed ties to a number of organizations that allegedly helped fund al-Qaeda operations around the world and failed to comply with a number of standards required for charities to maintain their status. In a warning letter to the Toronto-area organization last summer, CRA director-general Cathy Hawara said “our analysis of the Organization’s operations has led the CRA...
  • Caught on tape: Canadian bishops-backed group doles out free contraception

    03/06/2012 5:35:10 AM PST · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Life Side News ^ | 3/5/2012 | Patrick B. Craine
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 5, 2012 ( – While the U.S. bishops valiantly fight a mandate by the Obama administration forcing people of faith to cover contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs, the Canadian bishops’ international development arm is supporting a Haitian group that has been caught handing out free contraceptives. Archbishop Richard Smith (L) and Archbishop Paul-André Durocher (R) are guided by APROSIFA coordinator Lody Auguste (centre) through the group's art exhibit. The two Archbishops who lead the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) visited the group, called the Association pour la promotion de la santé integrale de la famille (APROSIFA), with...
  • Catholic school suspends student for distributing letter supporting modesty

    AJAX, Ontario, March 5, 2012 ( – A grade 12 student at a Catholic high school in Ontario was suspended in February after handing out a letter containing his thoughts on the need for greater modesty in his school. “[R]eal attractiveness doesn’t come from wearing the latest fashion, and it doesn’t come from being scantily clad in public, or putting on make-up, or having a pretty face, or a nice body,” wrote Paul Gomille, 17, in his Valentine’s Day letter addressed to all women, which he handed out at Archbishop Denis O’Connor high school in Ajax, Ontario during lunch hour....
  • Another One Bites The Dust In Montreal

    03/02/2012 11:06:59 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 03/02/12 | Friends of Ours
    They're getting popped off like sitting ducks in Montreal, QB Canada. Last night Giuseppe "Closure" Colapelle was the latest character with supposed past ties to the Rizzuto clan to get whacked as reported by Paul Cherry for The Gazette: "Colapelle had been arrested and charged in connection with an illegal gaming house that operated out of an office building in St. Léonard," and "it was revealed last year that the clandestine mini-casino had been opened with [alleged] support from Nick (The Ritz) Rizzuto, the late son of reputed mob boss Vito Rizzuto." Nick Rizzuto was whacked in 2009, and his...
  • Iceland Is Thinking Of Adopting The Canadian Dollar (and Canada might allow it to)

    03/02/2012 10:46:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/02/2012 | Adam Taylor
    Iceland is reportedly looking to ditch their unstable currency and adopt the Canadian dollar, the Globe and Mail reports — and Canada might let them. Canadian ambassador Alan Bones is due to say tomorrow that if Iceland is sincere in its intention, the two countries should enter talks. Ambassador Bones was reportedly approached last year by a number of prominent Icelandic businessmen. The plan seems to be the latest unorthodox idea in Iceland's remarkably successful recovery. It may work as a prevention against the economic disaster in 2008, providing a stable and liquid currency, but would leave the country less...
  • Dad Arrested After Daughter Draws Man With Gun (Toy Gun Was Found At Home)

    02/27/2012 11:43:35 AM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Brantford Expositioner ^ | February 26, 2012 | Staff
    Jessie Sansone and his family are reeling after he was arrested and strip searched by police after his four-year-old daughter drew a picture of a man with a gun in her Kitchener, Ont., kindergarten class. The 26-year-old father of four said Saturday the sketch was supposed to be him, getting the bad guys and monsters. The school must have thought differently, as after Nevaeh drew it Wednesday, the school contacted Family and Children's Services and they called police. Waterloo Police met Sansone at the school when he tried to pick up his kids he was told he was charged with...