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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...