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  • Ron Paul’s Soros Defense Plan

    01/02/2012 8:38:41 AM PST · by mnehring · 89 replies
    It was recently observed that Ron Paul was to the left of Obama on national security and the best evidence for that statement can be found when one year ago Ron Paul joined forces with Barney Frank​ on a proposal to gut national defense via a panel of experts, quite a few of whom were tied to George Soros​. In July 2010, Barney Frank and Ron Paul co-authored a Huffington Post article rolling out their Sustainable Defense Task Force. The Task Force “consisting of experts on military expenditures that span the ideological spectrum” would recommend a trillion dollars in defense...
  • Expanding the French Connection

    11/04/2005 11:36:55 AM PST · by paperjam · 22 replies · 3,194+ views
    Self ^ | Friday, November 04, 2005 | Paperjam
    <p>Fox news ran stories last night based on some of the things we were tracking right here in this post. Here is their on line story.</p> <p>As unfinished as my research is, I feel compelled to release what I've found so far as the story cannot wait any longer.  I am not looking for a scoop on anyone or anything, but at the same time I don't want anyone thinking I made this stuff up after the fact either.</p>
  • A North American road to nowhere

    08/21/2007 4:59:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 95 replies · 1,740+ views
    Toronto Globe and Mail ^ | August 21, 2007 | Gloria Galloway
    OTTAWA — It's a threat that has left-wing Canadian nationalists and right-wing U.S. congressmen in rare and dismayed agreement: a freeway, four football fields wide, stretching from Mexico to northern Manitoba. Groups on both sides of the political spectrum say the corridor - dubbed the NAFTA superhighway - is a primary goal of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America established two years ago by the leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico. At separate press conferences in Ottawa yesterday, the road was held out as an example of the potentially repugnant effects of the trilateral partnership....
  • NAFTA Superhighway Has Giuliani As Key Player (RON PAUL opposed!)

    07/24/2007 3:59:53 AM PDT · by OrthodoxPresbyterian · 35 replies · 1,003+ views
    HULIQ.com ^ | 6-26-2007 | Diane M. Grassi
    NAFTA Superhighway Has Giuliani As Key Player Submitted by admin on Tue, 2007-06-26 20:28.A NAFTA superhighway extends North through Texas into Oklahoma and Colorado, and it's a four lane huge superhighway.On March 23, 2005, U.S. President George W. Bush, former Canadian Prime Minister, Paul Martin and former Mexican President, Vicente Fox, authorized the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), now under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Most Americans have little to no knowledge of this seemingly innocuous sounding unofficial treaty and therefore believe there is little reason to be alarmed.However, what could be misinterpreted as legislation which has...
  • Finally! The full exposé of North American agenda.

    06/22/2007 3:51:57 AM PDT · by ohhhh · 69 replies · 1,005+ views
    WND ^ | June 20, 2007 | Jerome Corsi
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=56254 Wednesday, June 20, 2007 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WND BOOKS Finally! The full exposé of North American agenda Book documents plans for merger of U.S., Mexico, Canada -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: June 20, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2007 WorldNetDaily.com WASHINGTON – Resistance to enforcing immigration laws and border security by political elites in the nation's capital is, at least in part, a result of plans to promote political, social and economic integration of the U.S., Mexico and Canada, charges a new book, "The Late...
  • Timeline of the Progress Toward a North American Union

    09/04/2006 11:23:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies · 1,688+ views
    Vive le Canada ^ | August 31, 2006 | Vive le Canada
    Canadian, U.S., and Mexican elites, including CEOS and politicians, have a plan to create common North American policies and further integrate our economies. This plan goes by various names and euphemisms, such as "deep integration", "NAFTA-plus", "harmonization", the "Big Idea", the "Grand Bargain", and the "North American Security and Prosperity Initiative". Regardless of which name your prefer, the end goal of all of these plans is to create a new political and economic entity named the North American Union (NAU) that would supercede the existing countries. Theoretically, it would be similar to and competetive with the European Union (EU). The...
  • US divided by superhighway plan

    06/16/2006 10:20:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 202 replies · 3,759+ views
    Scotsman ^ | June 16, 2006 | Craig Howie
    A MASSIVE road four football fields wide and running from Mexico to Canada through the heartland of the United States is being proposed amid controversy over security and the damage to the environment. The "nation's most modern roadway", proposed between Laredo in Texas and Duluth, Minnesota, along Interstate 35, would allow the US to bypass the west coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to import goods from China and the Far East into the heart of middle America via Mexico, saving both cost and time. However, critics argue that the ten-lane road would lay a swathe of concrete...
  • Goodbye and good riddance, Paul

    01/30/2006 12:11:15 PM PST · by Clive · 11 replies · 729+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2006-01-30 | Hartley Steward
    It’s never nice to kick someone when they’re down. If my father told me that once, he told me a dozen times. Sorry, Dad. Canada is well rid of soon-to-be-ex-PM Paul Martin. Paul Martin: Full to overflowing with the notion that the Liberal party was the rightful ruling party of Canada; fuelled by an awful ambition to somehow redeem his father and become PM; blessed with the skin of a rhinoceros; cursed with a mind that maddeningly simplified the most complicated of ideas; possessed of a vocabulary so intemperate and vicious, he lowered the level of political debate and discourse...
  • A Defeat for Anti-Americanism

    01/28/2006 6:37:20 AM PST · by DogBarkTree · 21 replies · 937+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/28/06 | Editorial
    ACCORDING TO his opponent, Canadian Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper exposed "an agenda really drawn from the extreme right in the United States." He favored the Iraq war, opposed the Kyoto treaty on global warming, and is a social conservative to boot. He might just become -- heaven forbid -- "the most pro-American leader in the Western world." His victory would -- O, Canada! -- "put a smile on George W. Bush's face." Despite all those scary warnings, Mr. Harper and his party won Canada's election on Monday. That put an end to 12 years of increasingly incoherent and corrupt...
  • Harper wins, Martin says he'll step down

    01/23/2006 9:23:08 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 52 replies · 1,523+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 24 January 2006
    Canadians today elected a minority Conservative government led by Stephen Harper and Prime Minister Paul Martin said he would step down as leader of the Liberal party. After 13 years of Liberal rule, Canadians elected a government led by Harper that is promising squeaky-clean ethics, a crackdown on crime and lower taxes. In his concession speech at Liberal headquarters in Montreal, Martin said he would not lead the party into another election. He said he would consult with party official about an orderly transition. Tory Leader Harper scored a victory in today’s federal election, helped in part by strong, long-sought...
  • Harper wins Tory minority government, CBC News projects

    01/23/2006 7:13:33 PM PST · by mylife · 52 replies · 1,455+ views
    CBC ^ | 1/23/06
    Harper wins Tory minority government, CBC News projects Last Updated Mon, 23 Jan 2006 22:09:22 EST CBC News Conservative Leader Stephen Harper will become Canada's next prime minister, as Canadians have elected a Tory minority government and ended a 12-year reign of Liberal rule, CBC News projects. At 10 p.m, the Tories were leading or elected in 99 ridings in central and eastern Canada, the Liberals in 89, the Bloc in 39 and 20 for the NDP. In the Atlantic provinces, the Liberals, who won 22 seats in the June 2004 election, had elected or were leading in 19 of...
  • Harper wraps up fight in PM's hometown

    01/23/2006 4:24:07 AM PST · by Clive · 5 replies · 308+ views
    WINDSOR, Ont. -- Stephen Harper has made his last pitch for Ontario votes in Prime Minister Paul Martin's hometown. The Conservative leader urged an early morning crowd of about 400 party supporters to work right through the last campaign day before Monday's vote. Harper said every riding in southwestern Ontario is within Conservative grasp. The Conservative leader said it's time for voters to end Liberal rule. "If you want your taxes to go down, you have to vote for it. If you want a government that actually does something about crime, you have to vote for it. If you want...
  • Canadian General Election, Live Thread (UPDATE: Conservatives Win!)

    01/23/2006 8:03:44 AM PST · by GreenLanternCorps · 1,988 replies · 99,220+ views
    If JimRob, etc. approve this is the Live Thread for the Canadian General Election, on January 23rd, 2005. We have a while to go before the returns start coming in, but I thought the thread needed to get up and running.
  • Harper Seeks To Lock Up Voters (Tory Leader Slams Directionless And Desperate Liberals Alert)

    01/23/2006 1:55:32 AM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 385+ views
    Ottawa Sun ^ | 01/23/06 | Kathleen Harris
    WINNIPEG — Canadians must deliver a damning indictment of 13 years of Liberal rule when they head to the polls today, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper said as he capped off an eight-week campaign by driving home the need for wholesale change in Ottawa. Working to stave off potential last-minute voter jitters, Harper warned of the “consequences” of putting the Grits back in power. The status quo isn’t enough and Canadians deserve better, Harper told supporters in a final cross-country sweep with stops in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia. “A re-elected Liberal government would interpret a victory, even a tiny victory,...
  • [Canadian] Conservative Lead Continues

    01/22/2006 5:37:14 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 44 replies · 814+ views
    SES Research ^ | 1/22/06 | CPAC/SES Research
    Final SES Research Poll (Jan 20-22): Conservative - 36.4% (-0.6% from previous day's poll) Liberal - 30.1% (+2.0%) NDP - 17.4% (-0.3%) Bloc Quebecois - 10.6% (-0.7%) Green - 5.6% (-0.4%) MOE +/-3.1% SES January 22 ONLY (All Voters): Conservative - 33.2% (-4.4% from 1/21) Liberal - 30.4% (+3.2%) NDP - 22.2% (+5.9%) Bloc Quebecois - 9.4% (-4.1%) Green - 4.8% (-0.5%) MOE +/- 5.3%
  • 218 Reasons NOT to vote For Liberals (Long But Good Canada Voters' List To Dump Ruling Party Alert)

    01/22/2006 4:46:26 AM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 849+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 01/22/06 | Linda Williamson
    After 12 years, we at the Sun think it's self-evident that the Liberals have to go, and polls show most Canadians agree. But just in case you're still not sure, we've compiled a list of the lowlights of Liberal rule since 1993. There's plenty more where these came from, but we've narrowed it to 218 reasons not to vote Liberal. Take your pick: You really only need one. THIS ELECTION -- WE DID NOT MAKE THIS UP 1 Pre-election spending: $22.2 billion, according to Canadian Taxpayers Federation. 2 Pre-election tax relief: $30 billion -- about $323 per taxpayer; up from...
  • [Canadian] Tories lead by 10, but lots of regional fights

    01/22/2006 12:46:59 AM PST · by conservative in nyc · 31 replies · 568+ views
    CTV.ca ^ | 1/21/06 | CTV.ca News Staff
    With voting day on Monday, stagnant national poll numbers mask some interesting movement among voters in parts of B.C., Ontario and Quebec, says a new poll. The latest poll by the Strategic Counsel for CTV and The Globe and Mail again finds a 10-point gap nationally between the Conservatives and Liberals (percentage point change from a Jan. 17-19 poll in brackets): * Conservatives: 37 per cent (-1) * Liberals: 27 per cent (-1) * NDP: 18 per cent (+1) * Bloc Quebecois: 11 per cent (unchanged) * Greens: 6 per cent (-1) For the question of a majority or minority...
  • Goodbye And Good Riddance (Andrew Coyne Recounts Martin's Ill-Starred Tenure Of Canada Alert)

    01/21/2006 7:46:09 AM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 11,049+ views
    Free Dominion ^ | 01/21/06 | Andrew Coyne
    The Ceaucescu moment in Paul Martin's short, disgraceful career as prime minister, the instant it was clear the jig was well and truly up, occurred not this year but last; not during the long, slow humiliation of the present election campaign, but in his hour of maximum triumph, perhaps the finest achievement of his premiership: the luring of Belinda Stronach, by means of a Cabinet bauble or two, into the Liberal fold. You remember: the press conference, a nervous Ms. Stronach, a beaming prime minister. Someone asks about the political impact of her defection, just days before that crucial vote...
  • Algorithm detects Canadian politicians' spin (Paul Martin ranked the worst compared to other two)

    01/20/2006 6:31:27 PM PST · by Wiz · 6 replies · 348+ views
    NewScientist ^ | 2006 Jan 20 | Stu Hutson
    With the most fiercely fought Canadian election in more than a decade taking place on Monday, the crossfire of political rhetoric between the incumbent prime minister and his Conservative Party challenger is becoming heated – but which one is more trustworthy? According to a new computer algorithm, Prime Minister Paul Martin, of the Liberal Party, spins the subject matter of his speeches dramatically more than Conservative Party leader, Stephen Harper, and the New Democratic Party leader, Jack Layton. Spin, in this case, is defined as “text or speech where the apparent meaning is not the true belief of the person...
  • Etobicoke [Ontario, Canada] Liberal riding president throws support to Tory

    01/20/2006 2:20:51 PM PST · by Heatseeker · 30 replies · 662+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Jan. 20, 2006 | ROB FERGUSON
    In a last-minute blow to high-profile Liberal candidate Michael Ignatieff, the president of the party’s riding association in Etobicoke-Lakeshore swung his support today to Conservative rival John Capobianco in Monday’s federal election. The controversial process by which Ignatieff was acclaimed the candidate over local hopefuls ruled ineligible by the party was a major factor in the decision, said Ron Chyczij, who had hoped to contest the nomination himself. "I can no longer in good conscience support the Liberal candidate in this riding," he said in a statement released this afternoon. "After the nomination fiasco, I’ve purposely waited on the sidelines...
  • Tory lead shrinks to nine points in latest poll

    01/19/2006 9:30:42 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 80 replies · 1,137+ views
    CTV.ca ^ | 1/19/06 | CTV.ca News Staff
    With a big shift in voter intention in Ontario in the homestretch of the campaign, a new poll shows the Conservative Party's earlier lead whittling away. From a tracking poll of 1,000 Canadians, the latest numbers by The Strategic Counsel for CTV and The Globe and Mail shows Conservative support dropping and Liberal support gaining strength. Conservatives have dropped from an 18-point national lead earlier this week to a nine-point lead now, according to interviews conducted Jan. 17 and 18. The national numbers (percentage point change since a Jan 14-16 poll in brackets): * Liberals: 28 (+4) * Conservatives: 37...
  • Beating the Bush for votes

    01/18/2006 9:43:12 AM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 427+ views
    vancouver.24hrs.ca ^ | January 18, 2006
    January 18, 2006 Beating the Bush for votes By IRWIN LOY, 24 HOURS Canadians have been busy developing an escalating dislike for the U.S., according to pollsters. A recent Environics poll suggested almost half the nation had an "unfavourable impression" of the U.S., compared with just seven per cent in the 1980s. On the other hand, bilateral trade between the two countries has tripled in 15 years, with cross-border trade now worth an estimated $1.5 billion a day. Clearly, whether half the country likes it or not, Canada's economic fate is closely intertwined with that of the U.S. So how...
  • Alleged Tory Internet scheme sparks call for probe [Libranos want conservative blogs investigated]

    01/18/2006 6:44:57 AM PST · by Antioch · 13 replies · 361+ views
    www.canada.com ^ | January 18, 2006 | Allan Woods
    Elections Canada has been asked to investigate the Conservatives after allegations that the party is overseeing a group that operates partisan on-line web logs. Canada's election watchdog received a complaint Tuesday morning from a disaffected party member who claims the Tories tried to sway political opinion in cyberspace in the leadup to, and during, the election by setting up the popular "Blogging Tories" website. The site appears to be a coalition of like-minded individuals who have met in cyberspace to share their political opinions and express their frustrations with Paul Martin's Liberals. But a Victoria, man, Eugene Parks, and Toronto...
  • Conservatives take 18-point lead, poll shows (Canada)

    01/17/2006 8:16:07 PM PST · by fanfan · 63 replies · 1,304+ views
    CTV ^ | Tue. Jan. 17 2006 11:12 PM ET | CTV.ca News Staff
    The Conservative Party has an 18-point lead over the Liberals in a new poll, giving them 42 per cent support nationally and setting possibly setting the stage for a major electoral shift. The Tories have gained two points since a similar poll released Monday, while the Liberals fell three points. "These numbers would deliver a majority government," pollster Tim Woolstencroft of The Strategic Counsel told CTV.ca on Tuesday. "We've seen a transformation of the electoral landscape that's basically on par with 1993, 1984, 1968 and 1958," he said, referring to elections which generated big majorities. However, Craig Oliver, CTV's chief...
  • New [Canadian] Conservative attack ad takes aim at Layton

    01/17/2006 2:30:02 AM PST · by Heatseeker · 23 replies · 624+ views
    CTV ^ | Jan. 16 2006 | CTV.ca News Staff
    Updated Mon. Jan. 16 2006 11:41 PM ET With one week remaining before the election, the Conservatives have unleashed their own vicious television ad, but this time the target is Jack Layton and his New Democrat Party. The Tories have taken aim at Layton in the commercial, charging among other things that he is in favour of higher gas prices and legalizing drugs. The ad features a Jack Layton-style moustache and mouth digitally placed over the mouths of Canadians, with a male voice speaking. "I support legalized drugs," says the voice, speaking for a mother with her young child. "Who...
  • Stephen Harper's Canada? (Just look at John Howard's Australia)

    01/16/2006 11:23:20 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 18 replies · 1,192+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | January 17, 2006 | Greg Barns
    The resemblance between this federal election and the Australian one of 1996 is uncanny. In both cases, a centre-left government has been in office for 13 years - the Liberals in Canada and the Australian Labour Party (ALP) in Australia. And just as a tired ALP headed by Paul Keating faced a resurgent conservative force led by current Australian Prime Minister John Howard a decade ago, Paul Martin is facing a confident Conservative Party led by Stephen Harper today.But more important for Canadians is the fact that Mr. Harper's party is employing the same campaign tactics that Mr. Howard first...
  • PM Loses It: Abortion, Abortion It's all about Access to Abortion (Martin "doing a Howie Dean")

    01/16/2006 4:05:22 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 46 replies · 1,222+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 17 January 2006 | Gudrun Schultz and John-Henry Westen
    OTTAWA, January 16, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Liberal party has moved from attacking Conservatives on gay 'marriage' to a full-out attack on pro-life issues. In his platform speech in Toronto on Wednesday, PM Paul Martin accused Conservative leader Stephen Harper of planning to take away women's abortion 'rights.' "Members of Mr. Harper's party have promised right-wing Conservative groups that if they are elected, they will ensure Parliamentary votes on a woman's right to choose, on same-sex marriage and on other social issues," said PM Martin. On Thursday, Prime Minister Paul Martin, who professes himself to be "a very strong Roman...
  • Tory win = swift change (Canadian Libs on ropes!)

    01/15/2006 6:51:38 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 22 replies · 916+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 16 January 2006 | SUSAN DELACOURT, BRUCE CHAMPION SMITH AND ROBERT BENZIE
    OTTAWA—If the Conservatives win this election as the polls predict, Canadians will notice the difference almost immediately. All the signs point to Stephen Harper making changes that would significantly shift the course of federal government in ways that go beyond mere cosmetics, both advocates and critics agree. The Conservatives' campaign platform, delivered by a relaxed-looking Harper in Oakville yesterday, is a blueprint for an entirely new government — one looking increasingly likely to take over from Prime Minister Paul Martin and his Liberals after the vote on Jan. 23. The blueprint will form the main contents of a first budget...
  • Martin facing a scrap at home (Martin may lose his seat)

    01/15/2006 6:50:18 AM PST · by fanfan · 19 replies · 484+ views
    The Gazette ^ | Sunday, January 15, 2006 | ELIZABETH THOMPSON
    Prime Minister Paul Martin could be in trouble in his own Montreal riding of LaSalle- Emard, Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe suggested yesterday. Speaking to reporters during a campaign stop to support Bloc candidate May Chiu, Duceppe said the Bloc's internal polling shows the riding - which Martin has won handily in the last few elections - has turned into a tight race. "If you look at the polls, it seems there are developments there. I think it is probably a three-way race." Liberal spokesperson Ken Polk dismissed Duceppe's assessment: "That's ridiculous." Polk refused, though, to reveal what Liberal polling...
  • Tories Poised For Triumph (Ted Byfield On Canada Turning Blue Alert)

    01/14/2006 12:26:22 AM PST · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 1,147+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 01/14/06 | Ted Byfield
    The Canadian electorate, characteristically one of the most docile in the democratic world, suddenly seemed to have awakened from their sleep last week and decided that they had had enough. A poll, highly credible because it was conducted for the left-leaning Globe and Mail, showed a startling 10-percentage-point leap in electoral support for the Conservative Party. It was enough to assure them a minority government in the general election Jan. 23, with the bare possibility of a full majority. Moreover, the response to the poll of the Liberal Party and its leader, Prime Minister Paul Martin, was so strident that...
  • Personally approved ads, Martin says; 'soldier' spot 'wasn't very good'

    01/12/2006 11:06:42 AM PST · by Daralundy · 10 replies · 432+ views
    Canadian Press via Canoe ^ | January 12, 2006 | MICHELLE MACAFEE
    MARKHAM, Ont. (CP) - Liberal Leader Paul Martin says a controversial television ad accusing Conservative rival Stephen Harper of wanting more armed soldiers in Canadian cities was pulled because he didn't think it was very good. But Martin, on the defensive for a third straight day about the 30-second spot, continued to stand by the defence policy differences between he and Harper that he said the party was trying to illustrate in the ad. "The ad was pulled because the ad was pulled, and because there were better ads - that's essentially it," Martin said after pledging $180 million in...
  • Michael Barone: Other Americans Vote (Canada and Mexico)

    01/09/2006 1:04:21 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 42 replies · 1,154+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | January 9, 2006 | Michael Barone
    This year, our two neighbors and fellow members of the North American Free Trade Area will have general elections -- Canada on Jan. 23 and Mexico on July 2 -- and from north and south of the border we'll hear some disconcerting rhetoric. But we shouldn't get too alarmed. Our two neighbor nations are asymmetrical demographically and economically -- Canada has 32 million people with per capita incomes of $24,470; Mexico has 104 million people with per capita incomes of $6,230. Oddly, though, they do have symmetrical political party systems. Each has only one party with substantial support in all...
  • Turning point

    01/06/2006 9:57:31 AM PST · by Clive · 4 replies · 361+ views
    Calgary Sun ^ | 2006-01-06 | Link Byfield
    There are serious signs of sanity breaking out in Toronto. Since the fatal Boxing Day shoot-up on Yonge Street, polls show most voters in the Greater Toronto Area think the Tories have a better law-and-order platform than the Liberals. That doesn't mean they'll elect more Conservatives, of course, but it means they might. The Tories have never changed position on crime. They've always focused on the criminal more than the gun, and more on penalties than excuses. So now Toronto has gone into a law-and-order lather, the Liberals are trying to sound tough too, without sounding like Tories. They say...
  • Not so Fast on proposed handgun ban (Canada)

    01/05/2006 10:55:39 PM PST · by Coral Snake · 7 replies · 519+ views
    cochranetimes.com ^ | 01-05-2006 | Darryl Mills
    <p>Cochrane Times - f you have lived in Cochrane and area for any of the past five or six years, then you're likely familiar with a sport that Cochrane and area could claim to be Canada's capital of -- fast draw. But, with Prime Minister Paul Martin's vow to completely ban handguns if re-elected, the sport's future in Canada might be in jeopardy. The plan would see all Canadians except for law enforcement officials forced to give up their handguns, or sell them to the government in a buyback program that is estimated could cost the government close to a billion dollars over a number of years. Critics have slammed the plan, saying it will do nothing to deal with the handguns most used in violent crimes in Canada - illegal ones. Darryl Blinn runs the Bearspaw Fast Draw and Travelling Wild West Show, and he doesn't believe the plan will ever see the light of day. "I believe it is an election ploy," Blinn said earlier this week, his latest in a series of interviews on the subject that has included The Globe and Mail and national radio shows. "I don't know where this will go, but I am not concerned one bit," he said. "I don't think it's ever going to happen." He said he cringes at the thought of Paul Martin being prime minister once again, and he oozes sarcasm when he talks of Martin's proposal. "Drugs are illegal in this country, and nobody's using them anymore," he said, adding that drunk driving is illegal, yet an average of four people are killed by drunk drivers in Canada every day. "The $2 billion boondoggle of a gun registry hasn't stopped crime one bit, and neither will this." And Blinn isn't unsympathetic to the gun violence that has plagued Toronto in recent months, but he said punishing law-abiding gun owners and collectors would do nothing to stem the tide of gun violence. Handguns have been a part of the Blinn family for six generations, he noted, with his great uncles serving as wardens at Fort Wainwright to his daughter Alanna, who through fast draw has become somewhat of an Alberta celebrity. "Alanna is a sixth generation gunslinger, he said with pride. On the flip side, just down the road here in Cochrane, Richard Benedictson, who along with his wife Linda founded the Cochrane Fast Guns in 1999, is very concerned. And, he sees the move as part of a larger, more sinister effort. "I have a feeling this has been the plan right back to the days of Pierre Trudeau," Benedictson said recently. "It is a plan to completely disarm Canada, but they have to do it in bits and pieces." He said the gun registry was part of that plan, and now the outright handgun ban would be the next cog. "They have made a promise to reimburse everybody, and Adolf Hitler did the very same thing in 1932-33 Germany," he said, noting he can't help but think of the sacrifices made by his father and uncles to fight his oppression and madness. "I'm not saying Paul Martin is mad, I don't think he is, I think he is a very clever politician." But, he said Canadian taxpayers will balk at paying hundreds of millions to buy the estimated 560,000 legal handguns in Canada right now. And, he criticized the plan for being shortsighted, and said it will do nothing to stem the shootings that have been happening, especially in Canadian cities. He said he would prefer more emphasis on safety and training when it comes to firearms, and that the justice system start doling out serious punishments for weapons offences. "I hear a lot of plea bargaining out," he said. "So, how strong is our law, or do our judges not have the balls to enact it." "They have the tools in place, but they don't use them." As for the sport that has become an integral part of his life, he said the ban would be its end in Canada.</p>
  • Liberals latest screwup.

    12/24/2005 4:38:54 AM PST · by gimbol · 9 replies · 652+ views
    The latest screwup by team Martin. They "leak" their attack ads in the hope of getting some free ad time. Problem was that they used a photo of Harper and Duceppe at a Holocast memorial service to suggest they are concocting the destruction of the country. Presently the Jewish community is demanding an apology from the liberal party of canada. You can't make this stuff up folks, sucks to be a liberal in Canada right now.
  • Canadian Prime Minister Martin May Well Lose His Seat in Parliament Says CTV Pollster

    12/21/2005 4:49:38 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 72 replies · 1,224+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 22 December 2005 | John-Henry Westen
    OTTAWA, December 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin may lose his own seat in parliament according to new polling from his home province of Quebec. Martin, who is the MP for the Quebec riding of LaSalle-Emard in Montreal, despite his arrogance on television debates, may lose his seat to the Bloc Quebecois separatist party which has gained popularity in Quebec. A new poll was conducted from December 17-19 by The Strategic Counsel for CTV and the Globe and Mail. The poll found that only 20% of Quebec residents will vote Liberal with a whopping 60% saying they...
  • Paul Martin, ham actor (David Frum)

    12/20/2005 10:03:18 AM PST · by fanfan · 14 replies · 617+ views
    The National Post ^ | Tuesday, December 20, 2005 | David Frum
    You probably know the old Hollywood joke: "Sincerity is everything. When you can fake that, you've got it made." Paul Martin's problem is that sincerity is the one thing he cannot quite fake. He displayed that failing most vividly Friday night, when he erupted into his choreographed and stage-managed outburst against Gilles Duceppe. He delivered his lines like some ham actor who's made up his mind: The audience has to see acting, and by God, they are going to see acting! One of CTV's debate commentators, Joy McPhail, a former NDP legislator from British Columbia, complained during a discussion afterward...
  • Canada's Memo-Gate? (Martin perhaps set up spat with US Ambassador)

    12/20/2005 11:56:38 AM PST · by jcs1744 · 6 replies · 437+ views
    Stephentaylor.ca ^ | 12/20/05 | Stephen Taylor
    Taylor, a Canadian blogger has uncovered a number of irregularities with Liberal ads that suggest that Martin purposely got in a dispute with the US for political gain. Take a look at the link.
  • RCMP allege clips of Bin Laden's voice on confiscated laptop

    06/15/2005 7:42:01 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 3 replies · 666+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 15, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Zaynab Khadr claims she didn’t know that terrorist Osama bin Laden would attend her wedding in Pakistan. Now the 25-year-old says she didn’t know clips of bin Laden’s voice calling for the killing of Americans were on the laptop computer seized by the RCMP at Pearson airport when she returned to Canada last February.
  • Paul Martin vs. the old Paul Martin (Flip flop for power - sound familiar?)

    12/18/2005 7:21:20 AM PST · by fanfan · 17 replies · 369+ views
    The Toronto Sun ^ | Sun, December 18, 2005 | Sheila Copps
    MONTREAL -- Watching the federal leaders' debates this week left me with a strange sense of deja vu. It seems such a long time ago that John Manley and I squared off against Paul Martin in the Liberal leadership debate -- also in Vancouver. It is hard to believe those debates were only 2 1/2 years ago. Since then, I have crossed over to the "dark side" (that's how politicians and journalists refer to each other), Manley has left public life and Martin is the leader of a divided party with internal hemorrhaging that continues to this day. I felt...
  • Attack mode (Libs in Canada using ever popular US-bashing to win elections - again)

    12/17/2005 8:22:05 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 33 replies · 1,044+ views
    The Calgary Sun ^ | December 16, 2005 | Link Byfield
    For those of us who aren't completely on side with "Canadian values" ala Paul Martin and the Liberal party, yesterday's Sun Media election poll by Leger Marketing was welcome. In just the last few days, the Liberal lead in "vote-rich Ontario" (my how tired I am of that cliche) has been cut from 19% to 11%. Nationwide, the Conservatives were still behind 35% to 29%, but within striking distance for the Jan. 23 vote. But as everyone knows, "vote-rich Ontario" (is there no better term?) holds the key to national victory. If the Liberals lose that, they lose everything. Of...
  • Canuck Whore (Debbie Schlussel On Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin's Chutzpah Alert)

    12/16/2005 11:41:14 AM PST · by goldstategop · 77 replies · 2,411+ views
    Debbie Schlussel.com ^ | 12/16/05 | Debbie Schlussel
    Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin has a problem. With us. We are Canada's #1 trading partner. 90% of all Canadians live within 100 miles of the U.S. border. The failing Canadian economy--with bloated taxes (including the regressive G.S.T.), a plague-ridden socialized national health care system (the best do not become doctors there), scores of people on welfare (New Foundland, anyone?), and a province where people who pretend not to know English insist on speaking a foreign language and want to become a foreign country. So why is Paul Martin attacking America on the campaign trail? Because he's desperate to get...
  • Trade experts, big business slam Martin's 'irresponsible' U.S.-bashing

    12/15/2005 4:54:45 PM PST · by ncountylee · 7 replies · 384+ views
    moneysense ^ | December 15, 2005 | JOAN BRYDEN
    OTTAWA (CP) - Prime Minister Paul Martin's "irresponsible" sniping at the United States will have long-term repercussions on Canada's relations with its largest trading partner and on its stature in the world, former Canadian trade negotiators say. "It may be good politics, (but) it's very bad policy," said Michael Hart, a former adviser on both the Free Trade Agreement and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Gordon Ritchie, a top negotiator on both free trade deals, was equally scathing. "This isn't nationalism," Ritchie said in an interview. "This is cheap jingoism." Ritchie has been known to criticize the Bush administration...
  • Martin (Canada) says he won't 'be dictated to'

    12/14/2005 11:39:02 AM PST · by proud_yank · 88 replies · 1,143+ views
    CBC (Canada) ^ | dec 14, 2005 | cbc news
    Liberal Leader Paul Martin said on Wednesday he's not concerned by what officials in Washington think about his remarks on the campaign trail. FROM DEC. 13, 2005: Martin rejects U.S. ambassador's rebuke"I am not going to be dictated to as to the subjects I should raise," Martin said at a lumber mill in B.C. He was responding to comments made by U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins in Ottawa on Tuesday. Wilkins implicitly rebuked Martin for attacking U.S. policies to score political points, suggesting it could have an effect on the future of the cross-border relationship. Martin was unapologetic following Wilkins's speech,...
  • In Lame Attempt to Divert from Beer and Popcorn Scandal PM Attacks Harper over Gay 'Marriage'

    12/14/2005 2:37:53 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 489+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 14 December 2005 | Terry Vanderheyden
    OTTAWA, December 13, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - After facing a torrent of derision for the inane statements of Liberal spokesman Scott Reid suggesting Canadian parents would spend childcare money irresponsibly on popcorn and beer, Prime Minister Paul Martin has created a diversion by pulling out an old and tired campaign tactic - attacking Conservative leader Stephen Harper for a potential repeal of same-sex "marriage" legislation. Appearing in Ancaster, Ontario, Martin, calling same-sex "marriage" a "Charter" issue, challenged Harper to answer whether he would invoke the Charter of Rights and Freedoms' notwithstanding clause to override the Constitution and repeal Martin's Liberal-imposed legislation....
  • McKenna miffed by Martin's remarks

    12/09/2005 4:57:40 PM PST · by Clive · 4 replies · 278+ views
    WASHINGTON (CP) - The U.S. administration has told Canadian Ambassador Frank McKenna it strongly disagrees with Prime Minister Paul Martin's recent negative remarks regarding American policy on climate change, U.S. officials said Friday. The disapproval was voiced at a meeting Thursday between McKenna and Jim Connaughton, the White House's environmental guru, the officials said. But both Connaughton's office and the Canadian Embassy denied reports that McKenna was summoned to the White House for a tongue-lashing over the Martin comments. Absolutely not, said Michele St. Martin, spokeswoman for the Council on Environmental Quality headed by Connaughton, calling it a routine get-together...
  • Martin denies using Clinton to help Liberal campaign

    12/09/2005 2:48:04 PM PST · by proud_yank · 20 replies · 457+ views
    CBC (Canada) ^ | Dec 9, 2005 | CBC news
    Prime Minister Paul Martin denied using former U.S. president Bill Clinton to help his election campaign and defended his earlier comments attacking the Bush administration for not doing enough to combat climate change. Martin met with Clinton, who supports the Kyoto Protocol, in Montreal during an international conference on climate change. Bill Clinton and Paul Martin arrive for a news conference at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Montreal. (CP photo) Martin was asked by a reporter if by appearing with Clinton, who is known for disagreeing with Bush on Kyoto, he was campaigning "on the back of the...
  • U.S. protests Martin rebuke PM's climate remarks anger White House

    12/09/2005 1:11:35 PM PST · by Sunsong · 7 replies · 447+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 12/9/05 | anada Press
    OTTAWA — An angry Bush administration official has complained to Canadian ambassador Frank McKenna about Prime Minister Paul Martin’s attacks on U.S. environmental policy, U.S. sources said today. Martin accused the Americans earlier this week of being deaf to global opinion on the need to sign the Kyoto Protocol. The White House took Martin’s rebuke as cheap electioneering during the campaign leading to the Jan. 23 vote, the sources said. CBC reported this afternoon that Vice-President Dick Cheney was particularly upset and directed that the issue be discussed with McKenna. The meeting between McKenna and Bush environmental envoy James Connaughton...
  • Martin faces questions over campaign plane

    12/08/2005 10:36:41 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 13 replies · 333+ views
    CTV.ca ^ | Updated: Wed. Dec. 7 2005 11:32 PM ET | CTV.ca News Staff
    While Prime Minister Paul Martin was making an address on climate change at a UN conference in Montreal, the Conservative party was challenging his credibility on the subject, saying there is clearly a "gap between Mr. Martin's rhetoric and his actions." In a press released entitled "Reality Check," the Conservative party blasted the Liberal leader for flying in a Boeing 727. Prime Minister Paul Martin speaking at the UN climate change conference in Montreal on Wednesday. "Liberal Leader Paul Martin flew in to Montreal today to boast about his clean air record. Um, but he flew in quite the...
  • Canada: Liberals announce sweeping handgun ban

    12/08/2005 10:38:26 AM PST · by Libertas aut Mortis · 50 replies · 1,488+ views
    The National Post ^ | December 8, 2005 | Anne Dawson
    TORONTO -- The Liberals would ban handguns in Canada if they are re-elected, Prime Minister Paul Martin said Thursday. Martin, who made the election campaign announcement at a safer communities announcement in Toronto, wants to choke off the supply of handguns in this country, particularly those brought into the country illegally and sold on the black market.