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  • ONE TRUE Witness " AS ONE "

    09/14/2012 4:55:09 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 9-14-12 | Jedediah
    There shall be circumstantial differences in exchanges between the Holy Ones now and in this convening ALL things shall be made "NEW" in that a "ONENESS" shall be "Made Known" and become obvious to ALL in TRUE UNITY of and for The Kingdom of Heaven on Earth . John 5:32 New King James Version (NKJV) 32 There is another who bears witness of Me, and I know that the witness which He witnesses of Me is true.
  • Friendly vs. Unfriendly Oil (“Foreign” oil should mean Canadian)

    09/14/2012 4:18:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/13/2012 | Deroy Murdock
    America’s economic wellbeing is at the mercy of the most thin-skinned hotheads on earth. The tragic and outrageous assassination of American officials in Libya and the vicious attacks on U.S. embassies in (as of this writing) Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen dramatize the enormous risk of depending on petroleum from a region where a film clip can trigger riots, bloodshed, and fatalities. If this week’s turmoil proves as communicable as the rapidly tarnishing Arab Spring, Islamic militants could hammer the Great Satan by sabotaging OPEC oil fields or simply encouraging their co-religionists to leave their petroleum-sector jobs and instead rail against...
  • Cougar tears man's pants during attack on west coast of Vancouver Island

    09/13/2012 4:41:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | September 13, 2012 | Keven Drews,
    Fearing for his life, a 38-year-old Vancouver Island man says he ran from the fangs and claws of a ravenous cougar and scaled a hefty piece of construction equipment in a desperate bid to escape. With his pants shredded by the cougar's jaws and a shoe lost along the way thanks to a swipe from the animal's claws, John Frank Jr. said he climbed a locked-up excavator's boom and called for help on his radio. The community of Ahousat, B.C., located north of Tofino, B.C., on the island's west coast, responded to Tuesday's attack, with some residents arriving on scene...
  • A Word For The Bride of Christ [Charismatic Caucus]

    09/13/2012 4:09:11 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 9-13-12 | Jedediah
    Profound changes are about to come upon My Bride and body of Christ in a universal manner as never before . Worship shall ascend to a higher level "and must" to continue the work of the Gospel and to implement Kingdom Regime as My Father has intended it to be " on Earth as it IS in Heaven " for the Latter Rain is about to descend and ascend together "AS ONE" in places I ordain "as the Body of Christ " and it shall flow "AS ONE BODY" no matter where My Children reside and nothing I say "NOTHING"...
  • Feds aim to strip Canadian citizenship from 3,100 ‘cheats’

    09/10/2012 3:18:31 PM PDT · by fanfan · 23 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | Sept. 10/12 | Nicholas Keung
    The day Ottawa launched an immigration fraud tip line last September, a Toronto man boasted to his friends how he scammed the system to obtain his Canadian citizenship. Thanks to a tip, the man was flagged the very next day at his citizenship ceremony in Scarborough just before he was to take his oath. He was taken out of the queue, denied his citizenship and blacklisted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada as one of 11,000 individuals from 100 countries who have been implicated in cheating to apply for citizenship or to maintain resident status. “We are taking action to strip...
  • Why Does Canada Have a Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve?

    09/10/2012 4:09:23 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 58 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Sep 1 2012
    On Friday, news broke that thieves had stolen $30 million dollars worth of Quebec's strategic maple syrup reserves. Much as the United States keeps a stock of extra oil buried in underground salt caverns to use in case of a geopolitical emergency, the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers has been managing warehouses full of surplus sweetener since 2000. The crooks seem to have made off with more than a quarter of the province's backup supply.
  • Iran lashes out at Canada’s ‘racist government’ after embassy closure

    09/09/2012 2:35:05 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 31 replies
    National Post ^ | September 9, 2012 | Matthew Fisher
    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia — Having just sent Iran’s diplomats’ packing and having brought its own diplomats home from Iran last week, Canada will keep trying to aid Canadian citizens there — including three on death-row — with the help of its partners and allies, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday. --- “The current government of Canada under the leadership of Mr. Stephen Harper is known for extreme policies in the domain of foreign policy,” the Mehr news agency quoted Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast as saying. “The hostile behaviour of the current racist government in Canada in reality follows the...
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • Canada's message to Iran's fans

    09/08/2012 4:37:26 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    QMI Agency ^ | September 07, 2012
    Not only will the vodka in Vladivostok be ice cold today, so will the already stirred but now shaken diplomatic relations between Canada and Russia. Straight up, it's a potent cocktail. Not many countries support the whacked-out regime of Iran more than Russia and, with Foreign Minister John Baird's closure of the Canadian Embassy in Tehran yesterday and the booting out of Iran's diplomats in Ottawa, ultra-frigidity will likely be the tone of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit underway in Vladivostok, Russia. This represents the strongest condemnation of Iran since the imposition of international sanctions. It's a declaration of cold...
  • Canada declares Iran a state sponsor of terror

    09/07/2012 4:26:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Sun News ^ | 9/7/12 | staff
    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - Canada has placed Iran on its list of state sponsors of terrorism and has shut down its embassy in Tehran, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said. Baird, speaking to reporters ahead of the opening of the annual summit of Pacific nation leaders here, said the skeleton Canadian Embassy staff in Tehran has been withdrawn for their own safety. Canada is also expelling all Iranian diplomats in Canada. "Canada views the government of Iran as the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today," Baird said. "The government of Canada is formally listing Iran...
  • Canada closes embassy in Iran

    09/07/2012 11:14:20 AM PDT · by LadyEleanor · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/07/2012
    Canada's Conservative government said Friday it is shutting its embassy in Tehran and severing diplomatic relations with Iran, which Canada says is providing military assistance to Syria. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said that the Canadian embassy in Tehran will close immediately and Iranian diplomats in Canada have been given five days to leave. Baird, who serves in a government that is a staunch ally of Israel, said Iran is the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today.
  • Ottawa shutters embassy in Iran, expels all Iranian diplomats in Canada

    09/07/2012 8:04:38 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 56 replies
    National Post ^ | September 7, 2012 | Stewart Bell
    Canada severed all diplomatic ties with Iran on Friday, citing a long list of grievances including Tehran’s military assistant to the Syrian regime, rogue nuclear program and threats against Israel. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said in a statement that Canada had closed its embassy in Tehran and that all remaining Iranian diplomatic personnel in Canada had been declared personae non gratae. “Diplomatic relations between Canada and Iran have been suspended. All Canadian diplomatic staff have left Iran, and Iranian diplomats in Ottawa have been instructed to leave within five days,” Minister Baird said.
  • Freep a Poll! (What did you think of Clint Eastwood's shtick at the 'pub convention?)

    09/06/2012 4:43:13 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies ^ | 9-5-12 | The Columbian
    What did you think of Clint Eastwood's shtick at the Republican National Convention? I loved it! I hated it! Is he the guy from The Twilight Zone? I think I'll leave a comment
  • Rep. Yvette Clarke: The Dutch owned slaves in Brooklyn as recently as 1898 [VIDEO]

    09/05/2012 6:31:10 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sept 5, 2012 | Staff
    A Democratic congresswoman from Brooklyn appears to believe that slavery existed in her district until 1898. Against the advice of her party’s leadership, Rep. Yvette Clarke appeared on “The Colbert Report” on Tuesday for one of host Stephen Colbert’s occasional “Better Know a District” segments. After getting in a few digs at Brooklyn, Colbert asked Clarke, who is currently serving her third term in the House, what she would say to her district if she could go back to 1898 in a time machine. “Set me free!” Clarke said. “From?” Colbert asked. “Slavery.” Trying to hold back his laughter, Colbert...
  • Mobsters Beat Woman; Threaten More Violence

    09/01/2012 6:11:20 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/01/12 | Friends of Ours
    Bars and clubs often are drug marketplaces for organized crime in many cities throughout the world, and woe to the owners who do not allow the illicit trade be conducted at their premises. The 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia brutally beat Rosy Canale after she refused to capitulate to their demands to allow party treats to be sold out of her disco in Reggio Calabria, and now that she's releasing a book about her experiences the thugs once again are targeting her as reported by John Hooper for The Guardian. However, the courageous mother insists "I'm not the sort of person...
  • Anti-Americanism In Canada

    09/01/2012 1:12:30 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 47 replies ^ | September 1st, 2012 | R. Rados
    One of the most deplorable habits still spreading amongst Canadian liberals seems to be anti-Americanism. The saddest thing about those who spout anti-Americanism is that their views aren't rebellious, original, or remotely unique. In fact, their views only exhibit their insurmountable ignorance and the nonsensical and hypocritical nature of their conformity. Canadians who proudly display their anti-Americanism in public and in private conversations haven't only failed at making themselves look intelligent, they've failed to provoke anything but laughter and ridicule from rational Canadians. The nature of anti-Americanism in Canada has no roots in logic, nor does it have any place...
  • Camel Meat Catching on in Canada

    08/31/2012 11:34:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Green PROPHET ^ | August 28th, 2012 | Laurie Balbo
    Toronto eateries now offer camel burgers and kangaroo kebabs. Emiratis are addicted to Canada’s premier doughnut chain, Tim Horton’s. So it makes for kharmic culinary balance that Torontonians chomp a North American staple with a crazy MidEast twist: camel burgers. Casbah, a food kiosk in downtown Toronto, serves up camel burgers. “It’s very healthy, and it has no fat,” Casbah owner Dali Chehimi told CBC news. He sources his camel meat from Whitehouse Meats in St. Lawrence Market, who ship it up from Australia (where camel culling is helping to reduce feral camel populations in the Aussie outback). Whitehouse Meats...
  • Poor Victoria church discovers two of its chairs are worth $250,000

    08/31/2012 9:10:40 AM PDT · by Theoria · 6 replies
    Postmedia News ^ | 30 Aug 2012 | Randy Boswell
    Two wooden armchairs that were gathering dust in a Vancouver Island church for decades may prove to save the financially-challenged parish after they were discovered to be rare and valuable Qing dynasty treasures. They'd been there, in a quiet spot along the back wall of the St. Matthias Anglican Church in Victoria, possibly since the parish opened the doors of its new home nearly 50 years ago. Now the church, which has struggled to survive since a damaging schism over same-sex marriage in 2009, is poised for a potential windfall when the chairs are auctioned next month in New York,...
  • Most serious charge against senator's wife dropped ( Manitoba )

    08/28/2012 1:09:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | Aug 28, 2012
    The wife of a Manitoba senator is no longer charged with endangering the safety of an aircraft. The charge was dropped Tuesday morning when Maygan Sensenberger appeared in domestic violence court in Saskatoon. The 23-year-old still faces one count of causing a disturbance and the Crown added a count of uttering threats... Saskatoon police arrested the woman last week after she allegedly caused a ruckus on a flight from Ottawa while sitting with her husband, 69-year-old Sen. Rod Zimmer.
  • B.C. woman recounts 'surreal' cougar attack in her house ( Canada )

    08/28/2012 1:21:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    CBC News ^ | Aug 28, 2012
    A B.C. woman who was attacked on her sofa by a starving cougar that strolled into her house in search of a meal says her faithful dog saved her life. Angie Prime, 35, was sitting in the living room of her home in Trail, located in southeastern B.C., on Saturday evening, talking to her husband on the phone and getting ready to take her three dogs out for a walk before turning into bed. Then she caught a flash of something that should not have been in the house. "I just happened to catch something out of the corner of...
  • Greenpeace raids Russian Arctic oil platform

    08/24/2012 4:15:38 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 25 replies
    France 24 ^ | 8/24/2012
    Greenpeace activists on Friday scaled the sides of an Arctic oil platform owned by Russian group Gazprom to draw attention to the dangers of drilling in one of the world's last pristine reserves. Two Gazprom helicopters hovered over the group and periodically sprayed them with pressurised streams of ice water as they hung down on ropes from the side of Gazprom's huge red Prirazlomnaya platform, due to start commercial operations next year. Greenpeace activists board Gazprom's 'Prirazlomnaya' Arctic oil platform "They're hosing us," Greenpeace International's Executive Director Kumi Naidoo tweeted, while the team held up bright yellow signs reading "Save...
  • Stephen Harper renews hunt for Franklin ships long lost to the Arctic depths

    08/24/2012 3:43:20 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 17 replies
    National Post ^ | August 24, 2012 | Jordan Press and Randy Boswell
    CAMBRIDGE BAY, Nunavut — The search for the remnants of an ill-fated British expedition that failed to cross the Northwest Passage — and a seminal moment in Canada’s history on Arctic sovereignty — will start anew. In the coming weeks, a group of researchers will scour Canada’s Arctic waters to find Sir John Franklin’s two ships, Erebus and the Terror, led by a ship named for an Arctic researcher who perished in a plane crash last year. The renewal of Parks Canada’s search for the lost Franklin vessels, anticipated last week by Postmedia News, follows three recent federal expeditions that...
  • Canadian Real Estate - Bubble, Bubble, Toil & Trouble (Get ready for the Canadian subprime crisis)

    08/24/2012 6:59:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Euro Pacific Capital ^ | 08/24/2012 | Joelle Fricot & Chris Callahan
    It is almost four years after the global financial meltdown of 2008 and many parts of world are still trying to recover. Given the impact of the crisis, which rocked financial markets across the globe, it is shocking to many that Canada seems to be following many of the same lending trends as we saw in the United States in 2006. These trends were at the core of the subprime mortgage crisis, which led to the global recession of 2008. In the year and a half leading up to the crash housing prices rapidly increased in the United States, with...
  • Canadian Man Arrested After Walking His Dog Near Muslim Rally (with video)

    08/20/2012 10:06:12 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies
    Conservative Nation News ^ | August. 20, 2012 | FreeThinkerNY
    More proof that freedom is incompatible with the totalitarian ideology of Islam. Via Blazing Cat Fur "I was arrested at the rally for, "offending Islam" by walking in a PUBLIC park with my dog. Apparently, Muslims do not like dogs. I was warned by a few demonstrators not to go near them. Of course I ignored them and reminded them this is Canada, not Pakistan.
  • History Television doc sheds new light on Dieppe, 70 years after invasion

    08/18/2012 10:03:29 AM PDT · by iowamark · 43 replies ^ | August 17, 2012 | Bill Brioux
    DIEPPE, France - Dieppe has long been a word that has made Canadian war veterans swell with pride and wince with sorrow. Ron Beal didn't like the sound of the word when he first heard it spelled out 70 years ago as his regiment's top secret military target. The first three letters, he points out, spell DIE — "and when we got there, that's exactly what we did." Beals, a member of the Royal Regiment of Canada, is one of a handful of surviving war veterans who share first-person insights in the illuminating new documentary "Dieppe Uncovered." The 90-minute film...
  • Canadian Medical Association: babies not human until after birth

    08/16/2012 1:46:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 16, 2012 | PETER BAKLINSKI
    OTTAWA, 16 August, 2012 ( – The largest association of doctors in Canada, in an attempt to stonewall a looming abortion debate from being unleashed, voted yesterday to support the wording of the country’s Criminal Code which states that a baby becomes a “human being” only after being born. Pro-life doctors and leaders have condemned the move as ‘shameful’, ‘unethical’, and ‘defying parody’. Delegates to the Canadian Medical Association’s annual general council voted on the motion so as to prevent what they called a “backdoor” attempt to reopen the abortion debate. They voted to pass, says a CMA report on...
  • Neil Peart on introverts, learning to improvise, and why people should be nicer to one another

    08/13/2012 5:07:13 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 85 replies
    Macleans Magazine ^ | 8-13-2012 | Mike Doherty
    Neil Peart on introverts, learning to improvise, and why people should be nicer to one another Rush’s drummer and lyricist talks to Mike Doherty by Mike Doherty on Monday, August 13, 2012 Rush’s 20th studio release, Clockwork Angels, hit No. 1 in Canada in June—not bad for a steampunk, progressive rock concept album. Its story, about a young man who flees a land designed to function in perfect mechanical order, reflects the philosophy of drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. Now living in Santa Monica with his wife and daughter, the native of St. Catharines, Ont., is preparing with his long-time...
  • The coming glut in oil – and its impact

    08/13/2012 12:36:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 9, 2012 | Chrystia Freeland
    Forget America’s fiscal cliff, Europe’s currency troubles or the emerging-markets slowdown. The most important story in the global economy today may well be some good news that isn’t yet making as many headlines – the coming surge in oil production around the world. Until very recently, our collective assumption was that oil was running out. That was partly a matter of what seemed like geological common sense. It took millions of years for the earth to crush plankton into fossil fuels; it is logical to think that it would take millions of years to create more. The rise of the...
  • Tiny, Totally Unrelated Canadian Chain Takes Hit in Chick-fil-A Controversy (Muslim-owned)

    08/12/2012 2:38:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 12, 2012 | Nick Carbone
    They already had a tough time getting noticed – overshadowed by the similarly-named American chain – but metro Toronto chicken restaurant Chick-Felay’s has been unwittingly pulled into a gay-marriage controversy it didn’t create. The furor was sparked, of course, by Chick-fil-A, the major chain based thousands of miles away in Atlanta, Ga., but Chick-Felay’s has been forced to assure incensed customers that they aren’t part of it. Chick-Felay’s staff was understandably confused when a few patrons accused them of working at a “discriminatory” company or refused to pay after ordering. ”The servers were like, ‘What’s going on?’” Chick-Felay’s founder and...
  • The Colbert Communist Bandstand

    08/10/2012 4:14:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | August 10, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    On Aug. 6, that pseudo-conservative satirist Stephen Colbert utterly failed to pretend to play a right-winger on TV. Colbert invited on "legendary" radical-left folk singer Pete Seeger and treated him with deep reverence. "It's an honor to have you on. You are a living legend. You are a giant. It's like having Paul Bunyan or Johnny Appleseed on," he oozed. This is the same sultan of snark that exudes zero reverence for his allegedly Catholic beliefs, calling himself the "Pope of basic cable" as he has rudely joked that Cardinal Timothy Dolan uses Viagra and mocked Pope Benedict for having...
  • 13-year-old says ‘gay porn’ led to repeated rape of 4-year-old

    08/10/2012 10:15:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.10.2012 | Patrick B. Craine
    CALGARY, Alberta, August 10, 2012 ( – A 13-year-old boy is awaiting sentencing in Calgary after pleading guilty to raping a four-year-old boy in his foster home. The teen, identified as T, told police after his arrest on Jan. 3rd that the idea for the assaults, which occurred over the course of a year, came from watching “gay porn” on his foster parents’ home computer. T’s assaults were discovered when he was caught in the midst of an attack by a neighbor who could see in the bedroom window from his office next door. The neighbour called 911, and when...
  • Guns, prohibited ammunition, scopes, grenades, bullet proof vests seized from Metchosin home

    08/08/2012 7:27:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies ^ | 7 August, 2012 | Katie DeRosa
    West Shore RCMP seized a dozen guns and prohibited ammunition from a Metchosin home and a man in his 20s could face criminal charges. The department’s street crime unit and uniformed officers raided the home Thursday and found firearms, some loaded, improperly stored throughout the house; under a bed, in the kitchen, living room and in a safe that was left unlocked, said West Shore RCMP spokesman Sgt. Max Fossum. While the eight rifles and four hand guns were registered, some were modified with accessories such as scopes, lights and a tripod which might make them restricted or prohibited weapons,...
  • Do We Want To Buy Canadian Oil From The Chinese?

    07/30/2012 5:53:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    IBD editorials ^ | July 30, 2012
    Energy Policy: Buoyed by White House inaction, China's state-owned oil company has made a multibillion-dollar bid for a Canadian company with interests in Canada's oil sands — North American oil for the lamps of China. 'Do we really want to be buying our oil or Canadian oil back from the Chinese?" asked Sen. John Hoeven on Thursday as he reacted to news that China's state-owned oil company, CNOOC Ltd., had launched a $15.1 billion takeover bid for Canada's Nexen Inc., a company with operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Our answer would be no. But it may happen, thanks to...
  • Democrats Backpedal as China Readies $15.1 Billion Canadian Oil Deal

    07/29/2012 6:11:44 AM PDT · by hfartalot · 42 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 07/28/12 | Wynton Hall
    When President Barack Obama blocked the Keystone Pipeline, Republicans said the move would encourage Canada to pursue oil deals with China instead of the United States and cede a massive chunk of North American oil assets to the communist nation. Now, with China's state-run oil company CNOOC poised to cut a $15.1 billion deal--the largest ever foreign acquisition for a Chinese company--with Canadian oil company Nexen, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) are in full backpedal mode.
  • Search team returning to Churchill River... sonar images showing suspected Nazi submarine

    07/27/2012 6:48:39 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 10 replies
    National Post ^ | July 26, 2012 | Jake Edmiston
    Until this week, proof of a sunken Nazi submarine in Labrador was confined to old rumours of dark shadows in the Churchill River. The stories go back decades, suggesting that German U-boats had snaked along the river bottom and deep into Labrador. Now newly released sonar images depicting a mysterious submerged shape near Happy Valley-Goose Bay have generated excitement among those who believe the old tales and skepticism among those who don’t.
  • German U-boat Found 100 Kilometers Inland in Labrador

    07/27/2012 8:01:04 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 36 replies
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | July 25, 2012 | CBC News
    An important piece of history from the Second World War may be sitting in a river in Labrador. Searchers believe they've found a German U-boat buried in the sand on the bottom of the Churchill River. The discovery has yet to be authenticated. Two years ago, searchers scoured the bottom of the Churchill River with side-scanning sonar. They were looking for three men lost over Muskrat Falls. When they reviewed the footage from that search, they made an unexpected discovery. "We were looking for something completely different, not a submarine, not a U-boat — I mean, no one would ever...
  • Did Obama push Canada into China's arms by rejecting the Keystone Pipeline? (Duh.)

    07/25/2012 6:02:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/25/12
    Did Obama push Canada into China's arms by rejecting the Keystone Pipeline?By The Week's Editorial Staff | The Week – 10 hrs ago China is in the process of acquiring a stake in Canada's valuable Alberta oil sands, months after Obama suspended a plan to invest in the region Has China swooped in to claim a prize the U.S. forfeited? This week, China's state-run energy giant CNOOC announced that it was buying Canadian oil producer Nexen for $15 billion, the largest-ever acquisition by a Chinese company. The deal would give China control over Nexen's oil sands operations in the Canadian...
  • General Motors pledges $833M research investment in Canada through 2016 [ UAW built that ! ]

    07/24/2012 4:21:00 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 5 replies ^ | July 24 2012 | AP
    DETROIT — General Motors says it plans to invest $833 million in Canada for research and development. The company says it began spending the money in 2009 and will invest at least $150 million per year through 2016. Much of the money will go to a research center in Oshawa, Ontario.
  • GM pledges $833M investment in Canada through 2016

    07/24/2012 5:31:07 PM PDT · by The Good Doctor · 9 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 07/24/12 | TOM KRISHER
    DETROIT -- General Motors says it plans to invest $833 million in Canada for research and development. The company says it began spending the money in 2009 and will invest at least $150 million per year through 2016. Much of the money will go to a research center in Oshawa, Ontario.
  • Canada Reconsiders Health Effect of Wind Turbine Syndrome

    07/24/2012 10:13:01 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 7 replies
    Green Tech Media ^ | JULY 23, 2012 | PETE DANKO
    Massachusetts and Oregon found no evidence of wind turbine syndrome (WTS), but Health Canada plans to take another look. In an outline of its proposed study methodology, Health Canada said it wants to sample “2,000 dwellings randomly selected from those located near 8 to 12 WT (wind turbine) installations in Canada.” Residents would be asked questions that assess their “well-being, sleep quality and noise annoyance.” In addition, the “prevalence of chronic illness and symptoms collectively referred to as ‘WTN syndrome’ are also included in the questionnaire,” the agency said. On a full range of issues, the Massachusetts panel found little...
  • India banks on Canada to skirt US gas export ban

    07/23/2012 10:13:16 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 9 replies
    The Times of India ^ | July 24, 2012 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: India is trying to include Canada into the supply equation as it prepares to become an importer of energy from the US. But the plan may meet with only a limited success because of third-country pricing economics. New Delhi has been lobbying Washington for a special dispensation to ship liquid gas from the US. Washington does not allow energy exports to countries that do not have a free trade agreement (FTA) with it. Because of this ban, India's state-run gas utility is feeling hamstrung in its efforts to strike big deals for importing liquid gas from the US....
  • Omar Khadr documents the U.S. withheld from Canada

    07/21/2012 9:31:14 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 2 replies ^ | 20JUL12 | Ezra Levant
    When the U.S. government pressured Canada to agree to accept the transfer of convicted murderer and terrorist Omar Khadr, it withheld key information about Khadr's dangerousness. That information included: 1. An eight-hour videotaped interview of Khadr, conducted by leading forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner; 2. A 63-page report by Dr. Welner; and 3. Dr. Welner's testimony in court. That eight-hour video tape is still being suppressed by the U.S. government, but here are the other two documents referred to above -- information that the Canadian government did not have when it was pressed to accept the prison transfer. Khadr Report...
  • Northwest Territories oil play big as Bakken

    07/18/2012 6:11:10 PM PDT · by saganite · 6 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | 18 July 2012 | Dina O'Meara
    The Northwest Territories has switched its engine for economic independence to oil from natural gas as majors start exploring a promising shale play in the central Mackenzie region. The Canol shale formation could be as big as the prolific Bakken light oil play which stretches across Montana, North Dakota, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, said David Ramsey, minister of industry and of transportation for the NWT, Wednesday. Major oil and gas producers have invested $628 million in working commitments on 15 parcels in the central Mackenzie region since 2011, establishing a foothold in the promising region, Ramsey said. “It goes to show...
  • SlutWalk Exposed

    07/18/2012 7:39:19 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 9 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | July 18, 2012 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    The failure of Canadian feminist groups to condemn an Ontario Islamic Cleric for his shockingly sexist comments has drawn much criticism, and rightfully so. As pointed out by many, the same ‘strong independent women’ who a few years ago organized what turned into the international protests called ‘Slut Walk’ in reaction to the ill-spoken words of an Ontario police officer have chosen to ignore the latest verbal assault. Of course, this is pure hypocrisy.
  • Not wealthy enough to gloat (If Canada is now richer than the USA, it's not because of socialism)

    07/18/2012 6:35:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 07/18/2012 | Terence Corcoran
    If we’re richer than Americans, it’s not because of socialismA new facteroid circling the media planet suggests Canada is sweeping ahead of the United States economically. Here it is: The average Canadian household had net worth of $363,202 at the end of last year, compared with $319,970 for the average American household.A surprising number and, in many respects, a heartening statistic to boost the economic confidence of Canadians. How much of a boost? That’s a bigger question. The bald calculation is simple enough: The average Canadian household now looks to be more than $40,000 richer than the average American...
  • Canadians Richer Than Americans For First Time In History

    07/16/2012 10:47:06 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 85 replies
    Americans may enjoy teasing and taunting their neighbours to the north but now the jokes on them. For the first time in recent history, the average Canadian is richer than the average American. The net worth of the average Canadian household in 2011 was $363,202 compared to the average American household’s $319,970 worth, according to data published in Canada's Globe and Mail last month...
  • Why not confront Muslim extremism?

    07/14/2012 7:15:47 AM PDT · by Dartman · 17 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | July 13, 2012 | Brian Lilley
    I know this has happened to you. You’ve been watching a newscast and there is a story about a terrorist plot being busted. You hear all about the plot, you know how many people were arrested, what they were generally attempting to do, but there is something the police seem to be avoiding. The M word or the I word. You know what I mean. Police bust an Islamic terror cell, people that plan to blow up a building or shoot others in the name of Islam, and yet police will not say the words Muslim, Islam or any variant...
  • Iranian embassy 'fomenting unrest': Toews

    07/13/2012 8:19:11 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    CANOE CA ^ | July 11, 2012
    OTTAWA -- Calls for the Iranian embassy to be closed grew louder Wednesday following claims it is abusing its diplomatic immunity and using intimidation tactics to invigorate loyalty among Iranian-Canadians. "We're very concerned about the role of Iran in fomenting unrest and inappropriate violent behaviour," Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said. "We don't approve of any foreign country recruiting Canadian nationals for the type of purposes described by some of the media." The Iranian embassy's cultural counsellor recently posted a message on a Farsi-language website noting the need "very concentrated cultural programs to enhance and nurture the culture in this...
  • NDP Rising (Do you know Canadian socialism? New Democrats on the Rise)

    07/11/2012 1:19:45 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 2 replies ^ | July 1st, 2012 | R, Rados
    The events of Atlas Shrugged seem to be only years away from unfolding in Canada. Just like Rearden and his colleagues, some people's wealth and prosperity are on the brink of becoming redistributed by a hit squad of bureaucrats who represent the best interests of the public. The leader of this frightening mafia is Thomas Mulcair. A recent poll from Ipsos-Reid shows the NDP at 38% in public support. All the talk of Dutch Disease seems to have only stimulated the moochers and freeloaders across this country who feel they have some sort of divine entitlement to everyone else's wealth....
  • Report: Thousands fled Canada for health care in 2011

    07/11/2012 12:43:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/11/12 | Michael Bastasch
    A Canadian study released Wednesday found that many provinces in our neighbor to the North have seen patients fleeing the country and opting for medical treatment in the United States. The nonpartisan Fraser Institute reported that 46,159 Canadians sought medical treatment outside of Canada in 2011, as wait times increased 104 percent — more than double — compared with statistics from 1993. Specialist physicians surveyed across 12 specialties and 10 provinces reported an average total wait time of 19 weeks between the time a general practitioner refers a patient and the time a specialist provides elective treatment — the longest...