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  • [snip] Tesla founder 'would be interested' in taking over General Motors' idled factories

    12/07/2018 5:48:24 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    daily mail ^ | Dec. 7, 2018 | ANNIE PALMER
    Full Title: Could Elon Musk save the jobs of GM workers? Tesla founder 'would be interested' in taking over General Motors' idled factories Elon Musk is eyeing General Motors' once-occupied plants. The billionaire tech mogul said it's 'possible that [Tesla] would be open' to taking over automakers' old plants, such as the five factories closed by GM last month. The comments came during Musk's wide-ranging interview with CBS' '60 Minutes.' GM CEO Mary Barra announced in November that the car manufacturer would close five factories in North America and lay off some 14,700 workers as a result. Musk indicated that...
  • Rand Paul Heading To Canada, Land Of Universal Health Care, For Surgery

    01/15/2019 9:52:39 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/15 | Mary Huffenpuss
    Ardent foe of socialized medicine Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is planning to undergo hernia surgery this month in Canada, where medical care is publicly funded and universally provided. Paul, who is not covered by the Canadian health care system, will pay out of pocket for the operation, an aide told Politico. The surgery is set to take place at Shouldice Hernia Hospital in Ontario, a “world renowned hospital,” the senator’s spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper said. Information about the surgery, scheduled for Jan. 21, was revealed in court papers in Paul’s civil lawsuit against neighbor Rene Boucher, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. According...
  • Justin Trudeau lookalike found in Afghan talent show

    01/14/2019 10:14:36 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/14/19
    An Afghan talent show contestant’s striking resemblance to Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in the war-torn country. Abdul Salam Maftoon, a wedding singer from a village in the remote and impoverished northeastern province of Badakhshan, had never even heard of his more famous doppelganger until a judge on the popular television music contest Afghan Star pointed out the uncanny likeness. Slightly built with a long face and dark brown hair and eyes, Maftoon, 29, hopes the flattering comparison to the politician widely rated as one of the sexiest leaders in the world will bring him more...
  • Saudi man facing N.S. sexual assault charge has ‘fled’ after embassy posts bail

    01/14/2019 1:31:01 PM PST · by Loyalist · 14 replies
    National Newswatch ^ | January 14, 2019 | The Canadian Press
    SYDNEY, N.S. — A 28-year-old Saudi man charged with sexually assaulting a Cape Breton woman has gone missing, with a leading immigration lawyer saying it may be a case of the Middle Eastern kingdom helping a citizen flee while awaiting trial. Nova Scotia's prosecution service says Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi had $37,500 of his bail posted by the Saudi Arabian embassy last year in relation to the alleged sexual assault, assault and forcible confinement of the woman between Aug. 1, 2015 and March 26, 2017. Alzoabi is also facing separate charges of dangerous driving and assault with a car in a...
  • Canada wants 1M more immigrants by 2022

    01/12/2019 12:43:37 AM PST · by blueplum · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner via msn ^ | 11 Jan 2019 | Katelyn Caralle
    Canada wants more than 1 million immigrants to enter the country by the end of 2021. In an annual report to Parliament, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen wrote that Canada’s “future success depends on continuing to ensure they [immigrants] are welcomed and well-integrated." The report showed that Canada’s goal is to bring in 330,800 immigrants in 2019, 341,000 in 2020, and 350,000 in 2021, for a total of 1.02 million immigrants.
  • YET ANOTHER LEFT-WING COUPLE VISITS DANGEROUS COUNTRY TO SPREAD LOVE, DISAPPEARS

    01/10/2019 6:09:57 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 70 replies
    Infowars ^ | 1/10/19
    Yet another left-wing couple visited a dangerous foreign country to spread love and engage in utopian activism before promptly disappearing in another tragic case of cultural relativism. Canadian Edith Blais and her Italian boyfriend Luca Tacchetto were traveling in the West African country of Burkina Faso when all communications with their families abruptly ceased on December 15. It is thought that their pair were kidnapped, although their whereabouts remain unknown. The couple traveled through Burkina Faso despite a Canadian government travel advisory warning to “avoid all unnecessary travel” in the country. They were also on their way to the capital...
  • Everett beachgoers find foot on New Year’s Day[Canada]

    01/08/2019 8:15:11 PM PST · by Theoria · 48 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 02 Jan 2019 | Heidi Groover
    What appears to be a human foot inside a boot washed up on Jetty Island in Everett, according to police. Beachgoers in Everett discovered what appears to be a human foot on New Year’s Day, authorities say. The callers reached 911 just after 2 p.m. Tuesday to report finding a foot inside a boot on the south end of Jetty Island, according to the Everett Police Department. Police saw “what appears to be a human foot inside a boot,” but the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine whether the foot is human and will try to determine an identity,...
  • Trudeau's immigration approach brings us to a breaking point

    01/07/2019 9:35:52 AM PST · by OddLane · 10 replies
    True North Initiative ^ | Candice Malcolm
    The Islamic Party of Ontario has made the first steps to becoming an officially recognized political party in Canada - but do they have a chance at success, and what is their endgame?
  • Brother of American arrested in Russia on spying charges says he was there for a wedding

    01/01/2019 4:06:19 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | 01/01/19 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    The brother of a U.S. citizen arrested in Russia on espionage charges said Tuesday that he's innocent and was in Moscow to attend a wedding. Paul Whelan, a retired Marine, was arrested in Moscow on Friday. The Russian Federal Security Service, in announcing the arrest three days later, said Whelan was caught "during an espionage operation," but gave no details. "We are deeply concerned for his safety and well-being," his brother, David Whelan, said in a statement posted on Twitter. "His innocence is undoubted and we trust that his rights will be respected." The Russian spying charges carry a prison...
  • Russia detains US citizen Paul Whelan on suspicion of spying

    12/31/2018 10:05:44 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 12 31 2018 | Nathan Hodge, Mary Ilyushina,
    Russia has detained a US citizen on suspicion of spying, according to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). American Paul Whelan was arrested December 28 in Moscow "while carrying out an act of espionage," the FSB said in a statement. "The investigation department of the Federal Security Service of Russia initiated a criminal case against a US citizen under article 276 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The investigation is underway," the statement continued. Article 276 is espionage. If found guilty, Whelan faces 10 to 20 years imprisonment, Russia's state-run news agency TASS reported. The Russia Ministry of...
  • Four countries now have links to American detained in Russia as international spillover widens

    01/04/2019 2:43:54 PM PST · by blueplum · 31 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 04 Jan 2018 | Amie Ferris-Rotman
    ….The details of the charges against Whelan from a special court-martial that resulted in his discharge for bad conduct two years later add to an increasingly complex picture of the 48-year-old former Marine, whom Russian officials have accused of spying. His case grew more perplexing on Friday after Ireland became the fourth nation to acknowledge him as a citizen and seek consular access.
  • U.S. issues China travel advisory amid increased tensions

    01/03/2019 10:27:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 3, 2019 11:48 AM | Lesley Wroughton
    The U.S. State Department on Thursday renewed its warning for U.S. citizens traveling in China to exercise increased caution due to “arbitrary enforcement of local laws” amid heightened diplomatic tensions over the arrest in Canada of a Chinese technology company executive. The updated travel advisory maintains the warning at “Level 2” but also warns about extra security checks and increased police presence in the Xinjiang Uighur and Tibet Autonomous Regions. The advisory follows the detentions by Chinese authorities in December of Canadians Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat and an adviser with the International Crisis Group (ICG) think-tank, and businessman Michael...
  • How 'passive homes' are setting new green building standards, $2,000 cat door included >climate cult

    01/03/2019 8:24:17 AM PST · by jerod · 48 replies
    · CBC News ^ | Posted: Jan 03, 2019 | Greg Rasmussen
    West Vancouver residence showcases technology that will soon be part of Canada's building codeSometimes being energy conscious can mean geeking out on gigawatts, or studying the latest heat exchanger technology. But in this case, it involved splurging on a $2,000 cat door. The super-insulated, radio-frequency-controlled designer cat passageway is one of many energy saving features in a super energy efficient house being built in West Vancouver. "I was in Austria at a passive house conference, and it was amazing seeing all these building products being built," said home owner James Dean. "One was a cat door where you needed a...
  • Canada is a tinderbox for populism. The 2019 election could spark it.

    01/01/2019 5:02:24 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    Macleans ^ | Dec 2018 | Frank Graves & Michael Valpy
    As Canadians, we sit atop the continent, watching as our neighbours slide into cultural civil war. It has become easy to just be appalled as America becomes riven, with social media and antagonistic rhetoric on both sides of the political spectrum erasing the middle ground. There are two Americas, incommensurably separated on the fundamental issues of the day: climate change, the economy, social issues like health and education, employment, the media, immigration in particular, and globalization and free trade. We’ve learned more and more about the populism that has fuelled this complicated moment as the fracture in America races like...
  • Mill Woods church takes a cross off the wall to welcome Muslims, Sikhs (Barf Alert)

    12/30/2018 5:23:46 PM PST · by massmike · 38 replies
    edmontonjournal.com ^ | 12/30/2018 | Elise Stolte
    They took the cross off the church wall. That’s the detail that caught my attention when I heard about the Millbourne Community Life Centre, a church that reinvented itself as a neighbourhood meeting space, open to anyone, and a drop-in centre for youth in what is sometimes a rough neighbourhood. These days, the world can seem so polarized. To see the centre take down such a significant religious symbol to ensure Muslim and Sikh neighbours feel welcome is a beautiful gesture. The 1.8-metre (six-foot cross) came down off the outside wall in 2011, and it’s a decision that still doesn’t...
  • ALICE COOPER Says SARAH PALIN Is 'Totally A Breath Of Fresh Air'

    10/09/2008 12:00:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 81 replies · 3,635+ views
    roadrunnerrecords.com ^ | October 09, 2008 | roadrunnerrecords
    Although legendary rocker Alice Cooper has been often quoted in the media as a supporter of the Republican Party, Cooper set the record straight during a recent interview with Canada's Hour.ca. "I'll be honest, I go from Democrat to Republican," he said. "I vote for the person, not the party. [As for U.S. Vice President hopeful Sarah Palin], I think she's totally a breath of fresh air. When they say she has no experience, maybe that's what Washington needs. I still don't know who I'm going to vote for. But in a shooting war, I want a pit bull, not...
  • ‘Five Eyes’ Nations Quietly Demand Government Access to Encrypted Data (Sept. 4, 2018)

    12/26/2018 6:04:48 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    NYT ^ | Sept. 4, 2018 | David E. Sanger and Sheera Frenkel
    The Trump administration and its closest intelligence partners have quietly warned technology firms that they will demand “lawful access” to all encrypted emails, text messages and voice communications, threatening to compel compliance if the private companies refuse to voluntarily provide the information to the governments. The threat was issued last week by the United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, the so-called Five Eyes nations that broadly share intelligence. Collectively, they have been frustrated by the spread of encrypted apps on cellphones and the ability to send encrypted messages through social media and, most prominently, on Apple’s iPhones.The issue...
  • Is Canada Still a Country? How Canada's Identity Crisis Could Threaten the US

    12/19/2018 5:03:03 PM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 101 replies
    CBN News ^ | December 13, 2018 | Sale Hurd
    Is Canada Still a Country? How Canada's Identity Crisis Could Threaten the US When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country is a "post-national state" and has "no core identity," no one should be surprised when some start asking if Canada is even a country. But the identity crisis facing Canada is not only multi-faceted, it's also serious, and could one day have a direct impact on the United States. A Civilizational Experiment in 'Diversity' Canada is in the midst of what one writer called a "civilizational experiment in which a western nation is being transformed into a post-western...
  • Opinion: The evidence simply doesn't support calls for gun bans in Canada

    12/19/2018 3:50:34 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 4 replies
    National Post ^ | December 17, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr and Gary Mauser
    It seems obvious: ban guns and there won’t be any gun crime. After two people were killed and 13 injured in a July shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ordered his government to assess the idea of “a full ban on handguns and assault weapons in Canada.” They are scheduled to finish the assignment by the end of the year.
  • Trudeau says Conservatives are ‘fearmongering,’ ‘spreading falsehoods’ on immigration......

    12/16/2018 11:19:09 PM PST · by caww · 40 replies
    globalnews. ^ | 12/16/2018 | Teresa Wright
    Undermining Canadians' 'faith' in immigration is 'dangerous' says Trudeau. During a wide-ranging interview with The Canadian Press, Trudeau said he believes a broad Canadian consensus holds that 'immigration is good for the country', in the face of growing opposition to it in other places. “The decision that the Conservatives have taken recently to, for example, go after the global compact on migration in a way that is deliberately and knowingly spreading falsehoods for short-term political gain and to drum up anxiety around immigration is irresponsible, is not the way we should be moving forward in a thoughtful way on one...