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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
    thepeterboroughexaminer.com ^ | 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
    economist.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    cnn.com ^ | 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
    peakoil.com ^ | 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
    nationalpost.com ^ | 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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...
  • Video: Canadian father arrested after child draws a gun in school … (with a crayon!)

    02/27/2012 6:12:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | posted at 3:15 pm on February 26, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, to be fair, the local police did find a gun in Jessie Sansone’s house after they arrested, strip-searched, and held him for hours, after which they pressured him to retroactively consent to their ransacking his house without a warrant. It was a toy gun:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO 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...
  • REMAIN in ME "Show Me"I truly am your First Love [charismatic caucus]

    02/26/2012 9:42:28 AM PST · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 2-26-12 | Jedediah
    Remain in Me ! "Show Me" I truly am your first love ! Have I taken you to the river to where you all belong ?! Have I placed in your hearts the beauty of song ?! Have I changed a visitation into an abide ?! Then why is it you forsake me and run and hide ? Is it that in my presence you do not know how to be , Quiet tranquil and just wait upon me ?! For if I am your Shepherd and truly pastor you in "your" ways , Then would it not behoove you...
  • Gas prices increasing by the day, but obama says no to Canada pipeline to the U.S.

    02/25/2012 7:34:39 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 37 replies
    Hal Lindsey Report email | Hal Lindsey
    Last Monday, I heard a business analyst being interviewed on a popular television news network. In discussing the recent alarming rise in gasoline prices, he made this statement to the viewers: "Go buy gas for your car today. It will be more expensive tomorrow." Boy, he was right on. Where I live, gasoline has risen 16 cents per gallon since he voiced that warning. By early February, the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded was $3.56. That's not the highest it's ever been, but gasoline prices have never been this high this early in the season. It's interesting,...
  • Joe O’Connor: Arrest over daughter’s gun sketch a case of vigilance and too much zeal(Canada)

    02/25/2012 6:51:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies · 1+ views
    nationalpost.com ^ | 24 February, 2012 | Joe O'Connor
    Give a kid a box of crayons and a piece of paper and they are going to draw all sorts of things. Flowers, rainbows, horses, fire trucks, daisies, dogs and cats and Mommies and Daddies, mostly rendered in erratic scribbles, especially if the artist is four-years-old and in kindergarten, like Jessie Sansone’s daughter, Neaveh. Neaveh, a student at Forest Hills public school in Kitchener, Ont., drew a picture of her Daddy in class this week. Daddy was holding a gun. Upon seeing it, the teacher began asking questions, triggering an avalanche of unfortunate events that saw a triumph of procedure...
  • Man shocked by arrest after daughter draws picture of gun at school

    02/24/2012 12:52:09 PM PST · by headsonpikes · 81 replies
    The Record.com ^ | Feb 22, 2012 | Dianne Wood
    KITCHENER — A Kitchener father is upset that police arrested him at his children’s’ school Wednesday, hauled him down to the station and strip-searched him, all because his four-year-old daughter drew a picture of a gun at school. “I’m picking up my kids and then, next thing you know, I’m locked up,” Jessie Sansone, 26, said Thursday. “I was in shock. This is completely insane. My daughter drew a gun on a piece of paper at school.” The school principal, police and child welfare officials, however, all stand by their actions. They said they had to investigate to determine whether...
  • Jessie Sansone Latest Victim of New Age Schools and Complicit Cops

    02/24/2012 10:49:40 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 3 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | February 24, 2012 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Imagine for a moment that you are Jessie Sansone: a day like any other, going through the normal routine. You go to pick up your three kids from school and are confronted by a handful of Kitchener, Ontario’ finest. Your first thought is probably wondering if something awful has happened. You think of your kids – are they okay? Then confusion mixes with panic when you discover the cops are here for you. Now you really worry about the kids. Any short lived relief you feel is heavily quashed with the weight of unbelief when they inform you of your...
  • Rest in Uneasy Peace Long-Gun Registry(Canada)

    02/24/2012 8:53:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies · 1+ views
    freelibertywriters.com ^ | 23 February, 2012 | NA
    The Canadian Parliament has repealed the Long Gun Registry, as reported in the National Review by John Lott and Gary Mauser in an article published February 20, 2012 entitled Death of a Long-Gun Registry. The passage of the repeal represents a small victory for gun owners, and a small set back for the gun grabbers. But left in place are all the goofy laws that dictate which weapons one may own. An example is provided in the comments to this over at Sebastian's new blog Shall Not Be Questioned. Lott and Mauser make the point that the Long-Gun Registry cost...
  • Following Keystone Rejection Canada's Oil Sands Headed to China

    02/24/2012 5:02:42 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 14 replies · 1+ views
    oilprice.com ^ | 21 February 2012 | John Daly
    Beginning in 2005, Congressional Republicans and the oil industry touted the 2,147 mile-long Keystone XL 830,000 barrel per day (bpd) pipeline, running from Canada’s Hardisty, Alberta oil sands to U.S. refineries on the Gulf of Mexico. But last month, in an attempt to force a decision from the Obama administration on the pipeline, congressional Republicans tacked a rider onto legislation extending the payroll tax cut by requiring the government to decide within 60 days on the issue, which was rejected for the foreseeable future. Furious at the setback, Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper threatened to sell the output to...
  • The $474,000 GM job (Auto-industry profits don’t mean bailout was a success)

    02/16/2012 6:14:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 02/16/2012 | Mark Milke
    With sales and profits up at General Motors, proponents of the 2009 automotive bailout for GM (and Chrysler) now assert the taxpayer-financed rescue was a success. In a visit to Michigan in late January, U.S. President Barack Obama argued the deal saved jobs. Canadian politicians, including Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, who last summer incorrectly asserted taxpayers received all their money back, have made similar boasts. Given the revisionist history in play, let’s place that 2009 deal in proper ­context. It’s no surprise that GM and Chrysler are doing better. Relieve any company of its debt through bankruptcy and stuff it...
  • Canada's Terrorist

    02/23/2012 7:03:14 AM PST · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    aina.org ^ | 20FEB12 | Michael Taube
    Of all the prisoners detained at Guantanamo Bay, few have received the kind of intense political discussion and extensive media coverage that Omar Khadr has. In 2002, Khadr was accused of killing U.S. Sergeant First Class Christopher Speer, a combat medic, during a skirmish in Afghanistan. He was captured, linked to al-Qaeda, and detained at the ripe old age of 15. For the past decade, Khadr has been depicted as everything from a vicious child terrorist to a political martyr. It's little wonder some American and Canadian observers have expressed confusion about the question of Khadr's guilt for so long....
  • Carney: GOP cancelled Keystone, not Obama

    02/21/2012 11:28:47 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies
    Carney: GOP cancelled Keystone, not Obama By Neil Munro - The Daily Caller 1:49 PM 02/21/2012 WASHINGTON – The president didn’t stop the Keystone XL oil pipeline — Republicans did. That’s the message on Tuesday from White House spokesman Jay Carney as gas prices rise above $4.00 per gallon. “The president didn’t turn down the Keystone pipeline,” Carney said, because the proposal to construct the pipeline was reviewed by the Department of State. President Barack Obama’s decisions to nix construction of the pipeline has been repeatedly attacked by the GOP, and by some Democratic-allied unions representing construction workers. They say...
  • Internet is a powerful catalyst for jihad: Dutch security service

    02/16/2012 12:31:58 AM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies
    DUTCH NEWS.nl ^ | February 14, 2012 | n/a
    The internet has become a powerful catalyst for international violent jihad, according to a new report from the Dutch security service AIVD.
  • Death of a Long-Gun Registry

    02/20/2012 6:04:27 AM PST · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    NRO ^ | 20 feb 2012 | John Lott and Gary Mauser
    Despite spending a whopping $2.7 billion on creating and running a long-gun registry, Canadians never reaped any benefits from the project. The legislation to end the program finally passed the Parliament on Wednesday. Even though the country started registering long guns in 1998, the registry never solved a single murder. Instead it has been an enormous waste of police officers’ time, diverting their efforts from patrolling Canadian streets and doing traditional policing activities. Gun-control advocates have long claimed that registration is a safety issue, and their reasoning is straightforward: If a gun has been left at a crime scene and...
  • Canada no longer the true north?

    03/19/2002 12:16:17 PM PST · by Oxylus · 15 replies · 333+ views
    National Post ^ | March 16, 2002 | Siobhan Roberts
    Wandering pole: Scientists predict Mag North will leave our territory by 2005 When Scene in the Northwest, a painting by the explorer and artist Paul Kane, was sold to an unnamed Canadian buyer in Toronto for more than $5-million on Feb. 25, Canada reclaimed a work of art commemorating an important event in her history: the 19th-century quest for the North Magnetic Pole. But new data suggests the Magnetic Pole will soon be leaving Canadian territory and heading for Russia. Estimates say that the pole, known as Mag North, has been in what is now Canada for at least four...
  • The Least I Could Do

    02/19/2012 9:45:09 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 4 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | February 19, 2012 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    I recall a few years ago I was engaged in our favorite national pastime – waiting in the drive-thru line at the local Tim Horton’s – when I noticed a Canadian Forces truck pull in behind me, occupied by two of our Finest. Figuring it was the least I could do, I told the girl at the window to put the next order on my tab. After a couple of double-double coffees and a box of Timbits were added, I got my stuff and moved on. A store across the parking lot was my final stop before home. I had...
  • Is Romney's Wife the devil's advocate

    02/17/2012 4:12:51 PM PST · by Jedediah · 26 replies
    How Can someones wife of a man that believe Jesus and satan are equals expect the Catholic and Christians to support them ? That woyuld be heracy and for us to give up all we live and believe in ! Satan has no place in the white house or any where else and our job is to displace satan and take back the land he has stolen from us NOT give to him !!!!!!!!!!
  • Oh, sure, cancel the Gun Registry. But how dare you celebrate! (Canada)

    02/16/2012 12:46:38 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 18 replies
    National Post.com ^ | Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 | Matt Gurney
    The registry isn’t entirely gone .... But Wednesday’s vote in the House of Commons, where the bill to scrap the registry and delete its record passed third reading — with two NDP MPs breaking ranks with their party to vote with the government — means it’s all over but for the crying .... This is a major victory for the Tories, who have been gunning for the registry (pun not intended, but acknowledged) since the day it was enacted. Some would argue its demise is a good thing for Canadians. But anyone can see that it’s a good thing for...
  • Ontario court overturns racial bias verdict - librarian who asked black lawyer for Identification

    02/15/2012 1:32:23 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 11 replies
    National Post.com ^ | Feb 14, 2012 | Joseph Brean
    Just because a person from a racial minority gets into a nasty argument over the provision of a service does not mean he has been discriminated against, the Ontario Divisional Court has ruled, in the case of a librarian who asked two black lawyers for identification in a courthouse library. The ruling on alleged racial profiling, rare because it does not involve police, clarifies that discrimination must be proven, not just assumed because the complainant is part of a minority. “A complainant cannot merely point to his or her membership in a racialized group and an unpleasant interaction to establish...
  • Poll favors U.S. in War of 1812 celebrations

    02/15/2012 9:37:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Niagara Gazette ^ | February 14, 2012 | Don Glynn
    NIAGARA FALLS — A bi-national opinion poll measuring attitudes of the War of 1812 shows that Canadians consider the war vital to identifying their nationhood but Americans are more likely to commemorate the 200-year anniversary. At a cursory glance of the budgets on both sides of the border to mark the bicentennial, it’s hard to imagine the Americans can match the Canadians in observing the milestone. While the majority of those surveyed agreed the war significantly affected their national identities, more Canadians identified outcomes of the war (77 percent) than Americans (64 percent.)
  • Canadian Prime Minister Shills Alberta Oil Sands in China

    02/14/2012 8:16:16 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 13 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 02/13/2012 | John C.K. Daly
    Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in the midst of an official visit to China. His mission? To convince Beijing’s mandarins to buy Canada’s Alberta oil sands hydrocarbon production, now that Republican Congressional overreach has effectively sidelined the Keystone XL pipeline, designed to transit the oil to U.S. Gulf of Mexico refineries, for the foreseeable future. Harper faces an uphill struggle, as China is questioning the delays in implementing the Northern Gateway pipeline, to transit Alberta’s oil to Canada’s western coast for transshipment to China. Complicating the picture, Harper has a weak hand of cards, and both he and...
  • Keystone may be revived after U.S. election: Canada official (You bet!- Once Gilligan is gone!)

    02/13/2012 3:06:17 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 02/13/12 | Yahoo News
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The finance minister for Canada's top oil producing province of Alberta said he expects the Canada-to-U.S. Keystone XL pipeline project to be "revived" following presidential elections this year. In an interview on Monday, Ron Liepert said he thinks government approval for the $7 billion pipeline to ship around 830,000 barrels per day of oil sands crude from Alberta to South Texas could come following elections on November 6.
  • Will Canadian Oil Be For the Lamps of China?

    02/13/2012 2:49:23 PM PST · by raptor22 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 13, 2012 | IBD staff
    Energy: While our president sleeps on the Keystone XL pipeline, Canada’s prime minister is in Beijing signing a series of trade deals to ship additional petroleum to China. Halftime in America? We need a new quarterback. While Clint Eastwood, in that thinly disguised infomercial for President Obama's re-election campaign, was promising that the world would soon hear the roar of our engines, China's economy will soon be revving up with petroleum that should and could be flowing south in a pipeline the Obama administration won't build. Prime Minister Steven Harper is making good on his warning that Canada would seek...
  • Death of Great Toronto rabbi at 99, Can we Expect Rioting and Avengement of Death?

    02/12/2012 7:47:10 PM PST · by JBGUSA · 7 replies
    On February 8, 2012 Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut, a famous and notable Toronto rabbi died. He was Senior Rabbi at Toronto's Holy Blossom Synagogue from 1961 to 1977 and remained active as a commentator on the Torah since. He in fact wrote what is now the standard Reform commentary on the Torah, that is in use in most Reform synagogues. This is the link to his obituary. This interview is both stirring and stunning (link to original) from another tribute: “We are not a bomb-throwing group,” Plaut intoned in that crisp lightly tinged German-Jewish accent, “but I want everyone to...
  • WAIT NO LONGER [ Charismatic Caucus ]

    02/11/2012 2:11:49 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 2-11-12 | Jedediah
    You have been waiting in suspense for Me to move in a spectacular way , not for yourselves but for the Body and the Bride and to AWE the lost and stolen those wandering aimlessly in the darkness with no hope ! YEA ! I Declare Hope is Here ! And your Glory Cloud has landed but it is the key of Faith swinging in the incense of worship that causes My smoke to Gather , My wings to spread as over the Mercy Seat ! And My Eyes and My Heart to Rest upon you as I nestle you...
  • A word for the obedient and true through it all !

    02/11/2012 4:56:38 PM PST · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 2-11-12 | Jedediah
    You have done well to do My will and no other for I AM The Voice(of many waters) that guides you and you have no enemies for they are now mine as My word ~ ( If you listen carefully to what he says then I will be an enemy to your enemies and oppose those that oppose you Exodus 23:22) Your motives are gone and my will is your endeavor , paramount and true ! So continue to listen to my words and Voice and watch as I move you deeper into My kingdom endeavors and bear Great Fruit...
  • Navy names littoralcombat ship for former congresswoman Giffords

    02/10/2012 3:20:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Littoral ship named for Gabby ---
  • Navy names ship for former congresswoman Giffords

    02/10/2012 2:29:31 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 55 replies
    AP ^ | February 10, 2012
    ..WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy has named a ship for Gabrielle Giffords, the recently retired congresswoman from Arizona who is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head received in January 2011. In a ceremony at the Pentagon, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus unveiled an artist's rendering of the USS Gabrielle Giffords. The littoral combat ship is among the Navy's most versatile and can operate in shallower coastal waters than larger ships. Mabus said: "God bless the USS Gabrielle Giffords and all who sail in her." Mabus also announced that the ship's "sponsor" is Roxanna Green. She's the mother of Christina-Taylor...
  • Navy names USS Gabrielle Giffords

    02/10/2012 12:18:59 PM PST · by ColdOne · 255 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/10/12 | Daniel Strauss and Jeremy Herb
    The Secretary of the Navy announced on Friday that a new littoral combat ship will be named after former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). The announcement comes the same day that President Obama signed the last piece of legislation sponsored by Giffords, a bill aimed at reducing drug trafficking along the American borders with Canada and Mexico. Giffords, who recently stepped down from office, was the target of a shooting rampage in early January 2011. “The name this ship bears and the story represented by that name will inspire all those who come in contact with her,” said Navy Secretary Ray...
  • Intruder shot dead during break-in(Canada)

    02/10/2012 5:58:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    calgaryherald.com ^ | 19 January, 2012 | Jason Van Rassel
    The man killed in Calgary's first homicide of the year was breaking into an Erin Woods home when someone shot him. Police had previously said Joseph Lesley Talbot, 35, died last weekend following a break-in at a home on Erin Circle S.E. Investigators haven't officially disclosed Talbot's role in the events, but a source said Wednesday he was breaking into the home when someone inside shot him. Family members of Talbot's in Ontario have said on social media websites that the killing is the second homicide in the family in recent months. Relatives said Talbot's younger brother, 20-year-old David Arbuckle,...
  • Canada PM vows to ensure key oil pipeline is built

    02/10/2012 4:31:52 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 10, 2012 | David Ljunggren
    Canada's prime minister on Friday made his strongest comments yet in support of a proposed pipeline from oil-rich Alberta to the Pacific coast, saying his government was committed to ensuring the controversial project went ahead. snip "We have abundant supplies of virtually every form of energy. And you know, we want to sell our energy to people who want to buy our energy -- it's that simple," Harper told a business dinner in Guangzhou.