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  • Jewish Canadian student threatened (Muslim Mob at Jewish center in Toronto)

    02/13/2009 8:07:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies · 598+ views
    YNET ^ | Ohad Pas
    Another anti-Semitic incident took place in a Canadian university Thursday when over 100 anti-Israel activists surrounded a campus building belonging to the Jewish student club 'Hillel' at York University, Toronto. The activists pounded on office doors while yelling out racial slurs. Grim Portrait ADL sees 'pandemic of anti-Semitism' / Reuters US Jewish leader Abraham Foxman says Israel's military offensive in Gaza answered with hatred, attacks against Jews 'from Austria to Zimbabwe.' Civilized world must stand up and say 'No' to condemn 'this vicious, hideous violence,' he adds Full Story Campus security was forced to alert police to restore order and...
  • Canadian accused of work for Iraq appears in court

    01/22/2009 3:15:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 195+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-22-09 | ap
    A Canadian citizen accused of working for Saddam Hussein's intelligence service made an initial appearance Wednesday in federal court in Baltimore. Mouyad Mahmoud Darwish did not enter a plea. The 47-year-old native of Iraq is charged with conspiracy to act as an agent for a foreign government and making false statements, each of which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison. Magistrate Judge Beth P. Genser ordered Darwish temporarily detained pending a detention hearing on Monday afternoon. Federal prosecutors plan to argue that Darwish is a flight risk and should remain in custody. According to an indictment, Darwish...
  • The NOT Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Thread - Friday, January 2, 2009 - MARK STEYN Subs

    01/02/2009 7:16:00 AM PST · by IMissPresidentReagan · 156 replies · 2,814+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | 01/02/09 | Mark Steyn
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Programming Alert: Mark Steyn to host for Rush Limbaugh on 2 January

    01/01/2009 4:31:58 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 46 replies · 1,305+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 2 Jan 2009 | Self
    Heads-up for all Steyn-o-philes here on FR.
  • Muslim terror promoters penetrating Canadian security agencies?

    12/16/2008 6:00:47 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 365+ views
    CreepingSharia ^ | 12/16/08
    We tend to focus on creeping sharia in the U.S. but Canada is not exempt from the grand jihad as this article from earlier this year indicates. With porous borders and chatter of a North American Union we should hope Canada is taking the threat seriously. David Harris. The enemy within If terrorism suspect Momin Khawaja, now on trial in Ottawa, is as guilty as Crown prosecutors say, it’ll be time to settle an important question: Was Mr. Khawaja a “Naji man”? Amid trial allegations, court details and defence objections, significant questions arise about Mr. Khawaja’s status as a consultant...
  • Failures, rescues of the past offer case studies on coping with today's car makers on the brink

    12/13/2008 6:57:15 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 9 replies · 613+ views ^ | Dec 13, 2008 | Brett Popplewell
    An automaker with an archaic fleet of gas-guzzlers, a collapsing share of the American market, a credit problem, a strong union, enemies in Congress and an urgent need for government support.Sound familiar? It's the story of Chrysler in 1979. How about this one?A faltering auto giant cobbled together from several different brands – many of them competing with one another, all of them failing – hundreds of thousands of unionized workers with a reputation for poor workmanship, a cash flow problem, an inability to compete with the Japanese car makers, and an inability to survive despite billions of dollars in...
  • Dishonored in life, dishonored in death: Honor killing victim lies in numbered grave

    12/10/2008 2:35:52 PM PST · by Cindy · 43 replies · 995+ views
    TORONTO SUN via JIHAD ^ | December 10, 2008 | JIHAD
    Aqsa Parvez, strangled to death by her father for not wearing a hijab, is dishonored in death as she was dishonored in life.
  • Placing Sarah Palin's accent

    10/01/2008 11:38:12 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 179 replies · 4,933+ views
    Slate ^ | 10/1/08 | Jesse Sheidlower
    Since Sarah Palin was selected as the Republican candidate for vice president, many people have made comments about her unusual speech, comparing it to accents heard in the movie Fargo, in the states of Wisconsin and Idaho, and in Canada. Some have even attributed her manner of speaking to her supposed stupidity. But Palin actually has an Alaskan accent, one from the Matnuska and Susitna Valley region, where Palin's hometown, Wasilla, is located.
  • Carbon tax to impact Sarnia (WHERE? Canada) Green shift or green shaft?

    09/24/2008 9:43:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 380+ views
    The Observer ^ | 9/24/08 | SHAWN JEFFORDS
    Carbon tax to impact SarniaLIBERAL GREEN SHIFT KEY PLANK IN PARTY'S CAMPAIGN Posted By SHAWN JEFFORDS, THE OBSERVER Posted 17 hours ago Green shift or green shaft? That's what Sarnia-Lambton must decide as it ponders the Liberal Party's controversial carbon tax to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the impact it would have on the Chemical Valley and consumers. Dean Edwardson, general manager of the industry-funded Sarnia-Lambton Environmental Association, said he's skeptical of Liberal leader Stephane Dion's "Green Shift" strategy. "Anytime you bring a new tax in there's an impact," Edwardson said. "It's difficult to determine what the impact will be...
  • McCain promotes NAFTA in Canadian trip

    06/20/2008 6:51:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 225+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/20/08 | Jeff Mason
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Republican John McCain defended the North American Free Trade Agreement in Canada on Friday during an unusual foreign trip as a U.S. presidential candidate to draw a contrast with Barack Obama, his Democratic rival in the November election. McCain, an Arizona senator who has wrapped up his party's White House nomination, said the trip was not a political one and declined to mention Obama by name during remarks before a group of Canadian business leaders and policy makers. --snip-- Trade is one of several issues that has come to the forefront of the U.S. presidential campaign as...
  • Canadian WW1 vet to become a Canadian citizen

    05/09/2008 8:14:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 158+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/9/08 | Allan Dowd
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Canada's last known surviving veteran of World War One is becoming a Canadian citizen, the government said on Friday. John Babcock, 107, was born in Canada but became a U.S. citizen in 1946 and had to give up his status as a British subject - as Canadians were designated before Canada's own citizenship act came into force a year later. Canadian officials recently visited Babcock at his home in Spokane, Washington, to give him an award, and he told them he was interested in being granted citizenship in his birth country. "This means the last...
  • Terrorist gets life in embassy plot

    01/18/2008 12:48:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies · 77+ views
    AP ^ | January 18, 2008 | David Caruso
    NEW YORK - A Canadian terrorist who briefly became an informant against top al-Qaida leaders was sentenced to life in prison Friday for plotting to blow up American embassies in Singapore and the Philippines. A federal judge in Manhattan imposed the sentence after listening to a 20-minute speech from admitted terrorist Mohammed Mansour Jabarah, in which he repudiated violence and asked to be allowed to go home to his family.
  • Get Ready for a Loonie Landing (Canadian Dollar To Go Lower?)

    12/29/2007 1:39:04 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 7 replies · 317+ views
    Barron's ^ | 31 December 2007 | MARC CHANDLER
    THE CANADIAN DOLLAR, OR LOONIE as it is affectionately called after the national bird, has been flying high compared with the U.S. dollar in the past few years. It has appreciated by 23% since the end of 2004 and 19% in 2007 alone. It traded through parity against the greenback for the first time in more than 30 years on its way to its best level since about the time of the U.S. Civil War. But the Loonie's glory days probably are behind it now. By some measures, the Canadian dollar is among the most overvalued of the major currencies....
  • Afghan rebels using Iranian arms: Canadian defense minister (particularly concerned over IEDs)

    12/25/2007 7:55:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 217+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/25/07 | AFP
    MONTREAL (AFP) - Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay on Tuesday identified Iran as the origin of weapons used by rebels against the international coalition in Afghanistan. "We have asked the Iranians to deal with the problem because it is very hard to cut the supply lines when you have, in another country, people who are providing the arms for use against Canadian forces and others" in the 39-nation NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, he said. Speaking during a visit to the military base at Kandahar broadcast on Radio-Canada television, MacKay said Canada was particularly concerned about improvised explosive devices from...
  • Wolf debate hits close to home for ranchers ( Canadian wolves )

    11/24/2007 6:50:43 PM PST · by george76 · 115 replies · 20,524+ views
    Associated Press...The Billings Gazette ^ | November 24, 2007 | MATTHEW BROWN
    PRAY - For rancher Randy Petrich, the removal of gray wolves from the endangered-species list - a move that would open up the animals to hunting in the Northern Rockies for the first time in decades - couldn't come soon enough. Petrich has seen fresh wolf tracks almost every morning this fall - close enough to threaten his cattle. "I believe that any wolf on any given night, if there happens to be a calf there, they will kill it," ... Just 12 years since the wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park ... federal officials say the sharp rise...
  • $620M for Quebec manufacturers hit by loonie rise

    11/24/2007 8:51:17 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 103+ views
    CBC News ^ | November 23, 2007
    Quebec's Liberal government has announced a $620 million aid package for the province's bruised manufacturing sector. The measures, to be rolled out over the next five years, will help Quebec companies and businesses adjust to the Canadian dollar's unprecedented gains. Some $256 million of the money announced Friday in Montreal is new funding. The rest was previously included in Quebec's May 2007 budget. Premier Jean Charest said the measures will help companies adapt to the rapid rise in the Canadian dollar. "That the dollar rises so quickly is brutal for the Quebec economy," he said. The upside has been lower...
  • Canadian pedophile suspect sought in Thailand[Another One]

    10/31/2007 11:31:15 AM PDT · by BGHater · 10 replies · 319+ views News ^ | 31 Oct 2007 | News Staff
    An arrest warrant has been issued for another Canadian man in Thailand, wanted on pedophilia charges. Foreign Affairs spokesperson Marina Wilson told that officials are closely monitoring the situation. "The department is aware of reports that Thai police have issued an arrest warrant for a Canadian citizen," she said from Ottawa. "Due to the Privacy Act, no further information can be released at this time." The allegations stem from the abduction of an 8-year-old boy from the Carrefour Shopping Center in South Pattaya on Oct. 28, reports Thailand's Pattaya City News. The boy was then allegedly taken into the...
  • Lofty loonie

    10/29/2007 4:53:20 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 14 replies · 103+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | October 29, 2007 at 1:00 PM EDT | HEATHER SCOFFIELD
    OTTAWA — The Canadian dollar has reached its highest level since it began to float freely in 1970. The loonie was trading at $1.0459 (U.S.) just before 11:30 this morning, after breaking through the previous post-Bretton Woods high of $1.0443, said Mark Chandler, fixed income strategist for Royal Bank. The main reason for today's surge is a weakening U.S. dollar, he added. The Canadian dollar was pegged to the U.S. dollar for most of the 1960s. The currency's record high is $1.0614, reached on Aug. 21, 1957. Its record low was 61.79 cents, reached in January 2002. Since then, the...
  • Mosque says to avoid Western holidays

    10/03/2007 6:24:04 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 85 replies · 1,266+ views
    National Post ^ | October 3, 2007 | Stewart Bell
    TORONTO - A Toronto mosque is telling Muslims not to say "Happy Thanksgiving" or invite friends into their homes for turkey dinner on the holiday weekend. The Khalid Bin Al-Walid Mosque says to "avoid participating" in dinners, parties or greetings on Thanksgiving because it is a kuffaar, or non-Muslim, celebration. A two-part article on the mosque Web site says Muslims should also "stay completely away" from "Halloween trick-and treat nonsense," Christmas, New Year's, anniversaries, birthdays and Earth Day. "How can we bring ourselves to congratulate or wish people well for their disobedience to Allah? Thus expressions such as:Happy Thanksgiving, Happy...
  • Canadian Forces launch new Afghan offensive

    09/08/2007 10:07:50 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 186+ views
    National Post ^ | September 08 2007 | Andrew Mayeda
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Canadian Forces launched their biggest combat operation in more than a month early Saturday, pushing into the Zhari district of Kandahar province to clear the way for Afghan security forces to reclaim recently lost ground. Canadian troops exchanged fire with the Taliban and encountered a number of improvised explosive devices, said Lt.-Col. Claude Fournier, Canada's chief of operations here. However, no Canadian soldiers were killed or seriously injured in the early stages of Operation Khar Khowhai -- Keeping Goodwill. Lt.-Col. Fournier added a small number of Taliban were killed in the clashes, but he could not say...
  • Lines at United States Borders Longer (backups costing maquiladoras million$)

    09/03/2007 4:36:37 AM PDT · by Liz · 6 replies · 636+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Stepped-up inspections at the Canadian and Mexican borders have led to lines nearly as long as they were after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The longer lines of people driving into the United States from Mexico or Canada, some returning U.S. citizens, have appeared over the past month or two at several ports of entry. The wait to cross became so long this month at Blue Water Bridge, which connects Port Huron, Mich., with Point Edward/Sarnia, Ontario, that the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario set up portable toilets along the road. "Many motorists have become stranded in...
  • Veterans force WWII museum exhibit change

    08/29/2007 9:17:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 823+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/29/07 | Randall Palmer
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian War Museum has bowed to pressure from veterans and agreed to change a controversial exhibit critical of Allied bombing of German cities in World War Two. The decision had some historians crying foul that a public outcry could force a change but others said the exhibit had given an inaccurate impression of the bombing campaign, which killed 600,000 Germans. The exhibit refers to how the value and morality of the bombing campaign remains bitterly contested. The museum in Ottawa is still deciding how to revise it, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. "Although Bomber Command and...
  • RCA training for gun line defence

    08/23/2007 3:49:03 AM PDT · by Clive · 5 replies · 389+ views
    Canadian Forces Army News ^ | 2007-08-22 | Sgt Dennis Power (army news video)
    Army News video: RCA training for gun line defence SHILO, Manitoba - Royal Canadian Artillery provides fire support and defence from advancing enemy.
  • Mexican refugee requests skyrocket [in Canada]

    08/05/2007 2:21:57 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 25 replies · 854+ views ^ | Aug 05, 2007 | Nicholas Keung
    Middle class wants to escape drug cartels, corrupt authorities Manuel Lanveros could have come to Canada through normal immigration channels as a skilled immigrant. Instead, the Mexican citizen simply hopped on a plane and asked for refugee asylum here because, he says, he couldn't afford to risk his life on the two-year wait. An architect with 15 years of experience, Lanveros represents a new wave of Mexican refugees who contradict the desperate day-labourer stereotype: educated, upper-middle-class professionals who claim corrupt authorities are failing to protect them from drug cartels, abusive spouses or gay bashers. According to the Immigration and Refugee...
  • Poll shows Canadians divided on role God played in human creation

    07/18/2007 8:12:18 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 18 replies · 886+ views
    Canadian Catholic News ^ | 07/18/2007 | Deborah Gyapong
    Canadian Catholic News OTTAWA, Canada (CCN) – A recent Canadian Press-Decima Research Poll shows Canadians are divided on the role God played – or did not play – in the creation of humans. But that does not mean the Intelligent Design controversy raging in the United States will come to Canada. According to the poll released July 3, 26 percent of Canadians believe “that God created human beings pretty much in their present form within the last 10,000 years or so,” while 34 percent said “human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but...
  • Good Shot!!! Video of Canadian snipers in Afghanistan

    06/16/2007 5:46:08 PM PDT · by SolitaryMan · 61 replies · 165,718+ views
    Email ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Read email before watching video These are some examples of the fight in Afghanistan.. These video shots are not made through the shooter's telescopic sight... they are made looking through the spotter's scope. The spotter lies right next to the sniper and helps the sniper to find and home in on the target. The sniper is using a 50 caliber rifle. A 50 cal. round is about 7-8 inches long and the casing is about an inch in diameter. The bullet itself is one-half inch in diameter and roughly one and one-half inches long. Pay close attention to the beginning...
  • Canada intervenes for Guantánamo captive

    06/14/2007 5:21:21 AM PDT · by GFritsch · 8 replies · 431+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Jun. 14, 2007 | ROB GILLIES
    Canada's foreign minister said Wednesday he has asked his American counterpart, Condoleezza Rice, to ensure that a 20-year-old Canadian captive at Guantánamo Bay be granted better access to his family, legal counsel and educational materials. Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay said he contacted Rice last week about the case of Omar Khadr, who has been in U.S. custody since he was 15 and is accused by the U.S. government of being a terrorist. ''I asked specifically about his well-being and for a medical and psychological assessment to be done,'' MacKay said. ``We're going to continue to provide consular access as...
  • Canadian Jewish center bombed

    04/05/2007 11:00:33 AM PDT · by bedolido · 24 replies · 792+ views
    Israelinsider ^ | 4-5-2007 | staff writer
    A bomb was detonated outside a Jewish community center in Montreal, Canada, during the weeklong Jewish holiday of Passover, police reported Wednesday
  • Idaho county creates anti-wolf chapter

    02/22/2007 7:35:39 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies · 606+ views
    (AP) -- ^ | February 22, 2007 | (AP) --
    Residents in Bingham County have started a local chapter of the Idaho Anti-Wolf Coalition, which is collecting signatures to once again try to get an initiative to ban gray wolves from Idaho on the ballot. The group failed to gather enough signatures to get a similar initiative on the ballot last year. Coalition Chairman Ron Gillett of Stanley said the group's new goal is to gather 100,000 signatures. He also has instructed petition carriers to make certain that everyone who signs is a registered voter. In 2006, the group collected more than 40,000 signatures in six weeks before running out...
  • 'Help save what's left of my life'

    02/01/2007 1:32:51 PM PST · by aCDNinUSA · 101 replies · 2,871+ views ^ | January 31, 2007 | Susan Lazaruk
    "MEXICO - A B.C. construction worker jailed for more than two years in Mexico over a building contract that went sour says he's been wrongly imprisoned by a corrupt system. "Get me out of here," a frustrated Peter Kimber said yesterday from his prison cell in Huatulco, where he suffers from kidney problems and other ill health. He said he has endured dozens of beatings and atrocious conditions because he can't pay bribes to get out. "I want somebody to actually help save what's left of my life," he said. "I've tried it on my own for two years and...
  • Canadian town to immigrants: you can't stone women

    01/31/2007 3:43:33 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 15 replies · 680+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/30/07 | David Ljunggren
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Immigrants to the small Quebec town of Herouxville must not stone women in public, burn them alive or throw acid on them, according to an extraordinary set of rules made public by the local council. The declaration, published on the town's Web site, has deepened a debate in the predominantly French-speaking Canadian province over how tolerant Quebecers should be towards the customs and traditions of immigrants. "We wish to inform these new arrivals that the way of life which they abandoned when they left their countries of origin cannot be recreated here," said the declaration, which also...
  • Canadian farmer on trial for 26 deaths (Warning - Graphic&Gruesome Content)

    01/22/2007 7:09:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 2,271+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/22/07 | Jeremy Hainsworth - ap
    NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia - A Canadian pig farmer confessed to killing 49 women and was caught before he could reach his goal of making it an even 50, prosecutors told jurors at the start of his murder trial Monday. Robert William Pickton, 56, has been charged with killing 26 women, mostly prostitutes and drug addicts who vanished from Vancouver's impoverished Downtown Eastside neighborhood in the 1990s. Prosecutor Derrill Prevett stunned the courtroom by saying that Pickton told investigators, including an undercover officer planted in his jail cell, that he had slain 49 women. "I was going to do one...
  • Ancient ice shelf breaks free from Canadian Arctic

    12/29/2006 3:12:04 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 29 replies · 1,508+ views
    CNN/AP ^ | December 29, 2006 | AP
    TORONTO, Ontario (AP) -- A giant ice shelf the size of 11,000 football fields has snapped free from Canada's Arctic, scientists said. The mass of ice broke clear 16 months ago from the coast of Ellesmere Island, about 800 kilometers (497 miles) south of the North Pole, but no one was present to see it in Canada's remote north. Scientists using satellite images later noticed that it became a newly formed ice island in just an hour and left a trail of icy boulders floating in its wake. (Watch the satellite images that clued in ice watchers) Warwick Vincent of...
  • Feds pledge action on wolf delisting ( Canadian wolves in America )

    12/20/2006 8:58:11 PM PST · by george76 · 2 replies · 607+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 20, 2006 | JOHN MILLER
    The head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday his agency will start removing federal protection from gray wolves in Montana and Idaho by January, regardless of whether Wyoming has submitted an acceptable plan to manage its own wolves by then. Wyoming's plan is tied up in lawsuits, and Fish and Wildlife Director Dale Hall said his agency is moving ahead with Idaho and Montana, where management plans are already in place. ( Canadian ) Wolves were reintroduced to the northern Rocky Mountains a decade ago after being hunted to near-extinction, and now number more than 1,200 in...
  • 'An Ancient Muse', by Loreena McKennitt (finally, she has a new CD!, with VIDEO link)

    12/01/2006 4:33:27 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 13 replies · 689+ views
    Email from Quinlan Road ^ | Friday December 1st, 2006
    <p>After a long hiatus because of a boating accident in which her fiance drowned, Loreena McKinnett is finally back with a just released CD, 'An Ancient Muse'.</p> <p>You can see streaming video footage of “Caravanserai” (from 'An Ancient Muse') performed live at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain (September 2006). It’s an exciting taste of the PBS Great Performances live concert TV special to come in March 2007, 'Nights from the Alhambra'.</p>
  • U.S. Fights Highly Trained Militants in Iraq (huge battle between US forces and jihadists)

    11/23/2006 4:28:50 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 261 replies · 5,398+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 23 2006 | EDWARD WONG
    Sunni Arab militant groups suspected of ties to Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia have established training camps east of Baghdad that are turning out well-disciplined units willing to fight American forces in set-piece battles, American military commanders said Thursday. American soldiers fought such units in a pitched battle last week in the village of Turki, 25 miles south of this Iraqi Army base in volatile Diyala Province, near the Iranian border. At least 72 insurgents and two American officers were killed in more than 40 hours of fighting. American commanders said they called in 12 hours of airstrikes while soldiers shot...
  • Typically Liberal

    10/12/2006 10:24:09 PM PDT · by Big Guy and Rusty 99 · 21 replies · 492+ views
    me ^ | now | me
    lasenby Hello! lasenby i highly recommend ALL the Noam Chomsky files lasenby it is INTELLECTUAL candy djjazzyandrew2 Hello! candy is bad for your teeth lasenby you must be a fan of that big fat liar Rush Limbaugh lasenby Noam Chomsky is the smartest thing around our generations EINSTIEN djjazzyandrew2 I met the man, he's an intllectual snob djjazzyandrew2 sorry for the spelling djjazzyandrew2 how do you know i listen to limbaugh? djjazzyandrew2 I could just be intellectually honest djjazzyandrew2 and someone who isn't an anti-semite djjazzyandrew2 I do like to listen to all sides of an issue djjazzyandrew2 obviously, you...
  • Taliban Vow to Retake Panjawi Redoubt (Globe and Mail cheering for the enemy)

    09/18/2006 6:10:52 PM PDT · by MadJack · 19 replies · 896+ views ^ | 18 September 2006 | Graeme Smith
    Taliban vow to retake Panjwai redoubt GRAEME SMITH From Monday's Globe and Mail KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN — The Taliban fighter who passed through Kandahar city this weekend seemed remarkably calm and happy, considering the horrors he has seen in the past two weeks. The 37-year-old watched friends torn apart by bombs and shredded by gunfire. More agonizingly for a proud warrior, he saw foreign soldiers seize control of the farmland where he grew up. Hundreds of insurgents had dug trenches to defend Panjwai District, but they ran away when confronted with an onslaught of air power and a grinding advance by...
  • O'Connor wants Canadian troops in Pakistan- Defence Minister raises an explosive issue in Islamabad

    09/03/2006 12:26:42 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 4 replies · 355+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 02 Sep 2006 | GRAEME SMITH
    KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN -- Canadian soldiers should join local forces fighting Taliban insurgents inside Pakistan, Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor says, making a tentative first attempt at raising the explosive issue of foreign troops trespassing on Pakistani territory. Mr. O'Connor held meetings with several military and intelligence officials in Islamabad yesterday in which he urged his counterparts to step up their actions against the insurgents who emerge from hideouts in Pakistan to attack Canadian troops in southern Afghanistan. "Among other things, I suggested that some Pakistan officers be stationed with our troops in Kandahar and Canadian troops be stationed on the Pakistan...
  • Army Awards Bronze Star to Canadian ‘Devil’s Brigade’ Vets

    08/18/2006 6:37:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 1,944+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2006 – The Army has authorized award of the Bronze Star Medal for Service to the living Canadian veterans of the 1st Special Services Force for their service to the U.S. Army during World War II. The unit was known as “the Devil’s Brigade” during the war and was one of the first U.S. special operations forces units in the war. The unit included U.S. Army soldiers and soldiers of the 2nd Canadian Parachute Battalion and 2nd Canadian Special Service Battalion of the Special Operations Group. From 1942 to 1944, about 2,500 soldiers served in the unit...
  • CSNY Crowd won't Neil to Anti-War Bite

    08/18/2006 10:02:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 26 replies · 795+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/17/06 | Dave Wedge
    Neil Young has played on some of the peace movement’s greatest songs but last night at the Tweeter Center, he alienated more folks than he has in perhaps his whole career. Unabashedly unleashing the scathingly unpopular “Let’s Impeach the President,” the Canadian guitar icon turned the packed venue on its ear, splitting the liberals and conservatives right down the middle with his take-no-prisoners lyrics. The same folks who moments earlier were cheering him on CSN classics such as “Deja Vu” and the engaging drug dealer tale “Tree Top Flyer” turned like a top when Young unveiled his in-your-face, anti-Bush mantra....
  • Lebanese Expatriates Condemn Syria, Iran; and Praise Israel

    07/25/2006 11:45:35 PM PDT · by M. Espinola · 25 replies · 671+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | July 25tg, 2006 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    Many Lebanese expatriate groups have roundly condemned the Hizbullah, Iran and Syria. Some of them are also calling for Israel to press ahead in its military campaign. The Lebanese Canadian Coordinating Council (LCCC), a coalition of organizations in Canada, has released a statement laying out its vision of what measures should be endorsed by the world community at an international conference on the ongoing warfare in Lebanon. The conference is to be held in Rome on Wednesday, pursuant to a recommendation issued by the United Nations Security Council on July 21, 2006. Among the measures the LCCC is recommending are...
  • Harper Backs Israel [Canadian Prime Minister comments.]

    07/13/2006 11:26:50 PM PDT · by familyop · 3 replies · 1,077+ views
    The Hamilton Spectator (Ontario, Canada) ^ | 14JUL06 | The Hamilton Spectator
    Responsibility for the escalating violence in the Middle East rests entirely with those who have kidnapped Israeli soldiers, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said yesterday. Harper, on his first major international foray, hadn't even touched down in Europe yesterday before aligning himself firmly with the United States and Israel in the latest conflagration. Earlier, U.S. President George W. Bush laid the blame for the violence squarely on the militant Islamic group, Hezbollah, calling it a "group of terrorists who want to stop the advance of peace." And at the United Nations Security Council, the U.S. vetoed an Arab-backed resolution demanding Israel...
  • 'A national disgrace' (Canadian Vets Having Similar Problems as Ours)

    07/04/2006 7:28:44 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 541+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | Shannon Proudfoot
    Furious veterans are renewing their demands that the National War Memorial be guarded to protect it against "disgusting" assaults after young men were caught urinating on it during Canada Day festivities. A retired major snapped digital pictures of several people relieving themselves on the monument around 11 p.m. on Saturday, as thousands poured into the streets following the fireworks. Most cheered and laughed when they were photographed using the memorial as a toilet on the nation's birthday. "I think it's a national disgrace," said Dr. Michael Pilon, 63, a retired major with the Royal Canadian Dental Corps. "It's absolutely disgusting...
  • Canadian Army MEDICAL OUTREACH in Afghanistan

    06/16/2006 9:42:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 444+ views
    Defend America ^ | Spc. Jennifer Barba, USA
    MEDICAL OUTREACH — A Canadian army soldier assists an Afghan boy in adjusting his load of supplies received during a village medical outreach program in Panjwai Province, Afghanistan, June 4, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jennifer Barba
  • Canada charges 17 in plot to blow up buildings

    06/03/2006 2:24:43 PM PDT · by john drake · 34 replies · 1,034+ views
    msnbc ^ | june 4, 2006 | msnbc news services
    TORONTO - A group of Canadian residents arrested in coordinated raids across the Toronto area for “terrorism-related offenses” had planned to blow up targets around southern Ontario, Canadian police said on Saturday. Mike McDonnell, assistant commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said the group had acquired three metric tons of ammonium nitrate — or three times the amount used in the 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City — as they sought to “create explosive devices.” Police said they had arrested 12 adults and five young people.....
  • Canadian Killed, Dozens of Taliban Killed, Captured in Afghan Battle

    05/18/2006 5:06:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 383+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 18, 2006 – One Canadian army officer was killed and three Afghan National Army soldiers were wounded in an operation yesterday in the Panjway district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province. Eighteen Taliban extremists were killed and 26 captured in the operation. A combined joint task force of Afghan National Police, Afghan National Army and Canadian forces from Task Force Orion conducted the intelligence-based combat operation, U.S. officials said. The operation, which targeted extremists who had infiltrated a series of villages in Panjway, began before dawn and lasted well into the night. "The combined force conducted a successful, complex fight...
  • 'Ardent Sentry' Testing U.S., Canadian Crisis Response

    05/10/2006 8:20:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 203+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 10, 2006 – More than 5,000 U.S. and Canadian servicemembers are working with authorities in five U.S. states and two Canadian provinces to test their response capabilities to crises ranging from a major hurricane to a terrorist attack to a pandemic flu outbreak. Ardent Sentry 2006, a two-week U.S. Northern Command exercise, kicked off May 8 to test military support to federal, provincial, state and local authorities while continuing to support the Defense Department's homeland defense mission, according to Air Force Lt. Col. Eric Butterbaugh, a NORTHCOM and North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman. The Canadian part of...
  • Canadian writer jailed in Iran for spying: reports

    05/05/2006 12:31:33 AM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies · 354+ views
    Reuters Canada ^ | 04MAY06 | Reuters
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Prominent Iranian philosopher and writer Ramin Jahanbegloo has been arrested on suspicion of espionage, newspapers said on Thursday. Iran's judiciary on Wednesday confirmed the arrest, without specifying the charges brought against Jahanbegloo, who also holds Canadian citizenship. The first high-profile intellectual arrested since the election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last June, Jahanbegloo is being held at Tehran's notorious Evin prison, where most of Iran's jailed political dissidents are kept. Several newspapers carried reports linking the top writer's arrest to "espionage." "Jahanbegloo has been arrested ... on charges of spying," an unnamed source was quoted by the official...
  • Thieves nab head and leave earrings behind

    04/27/2006 12:48:03 PM PDT · by Sax · 12 replies · 302+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/27/06 | Reuters
    Thieves nab head and leave earrings behind 2 hours, 1 minute ago TORONTO (Reuters) - A distraught Canadian family is offering a reward for the return of their mother's head, hacked from her body in a funeral home a year ago by thieves who left cash, and her earrings behind. Canadian newspapers reported on Thursday someone broke into a funeral parlor in Longueuil, Quebec in July last year, where the body of Cecile Lemay was awaiting burial. The thief or thieves made off with the 68-year-old's head, but left her earrings and a cash charity donation behind. "Each morning, when...