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Random Quotations – May 28th, 2018

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Five items in total…

“While the focus on illegal migration remains, the original goal of stopping African citizens from migrating into Europe appears to have been lost entirely. Instead, the declaration pronounces African legal migration to be a positive thing, even stressing the beneficial idea of migration of certain groups, such as researchers and business people… The Hungarian government appears to be the only government that considers whether the citizens it was elected to serve would support the declaration. Other European governments appear to think that asking their electorates what they think about African migration into Europe is irrelevant..” – Judith Bergman, “EU: How to stop mass-migration from Africa? Bring everyone to Europe!” – Gatestone Institute, May 25th, 2018.

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The Ontario election – Last chance to restore fiscal sanity

Monday, May 28th, 2018

The third and final leaders’ debate is over. It is the only one that I bothered to watch, as it was by far the most important, and I wanted to see how the leaders performed in view of their relative standings going into the final stretch.

My primary reaction was annoyance at socialist (NDP) leader Andrea Horwath’s incessant interruption of her opponents, particularly conservative (PC Ontario) leader Doug Ford, while they were taking their turns to speak. She came dead last. Incumbent Premier Kathleen Wynne (Liberal) was polished and articulate, but with hundreds of billions of dollars in debt and one billion per month just in interest payments, she is beyond redemption.

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Random Quotations – May 25th, 2018

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Six items in total…

“It is clear… that the increasing incompatibility of multicultural values with British values has forced the government to respond with tyranny in a vain attempt to maintain the coherence of the state… In taking on the role of mediator between widely different and incompatible ethnic groups, the government has become a vindictive bully which has subjected British citizens to a tyranny of the minority.” – Transcendental Titans, “Hearts of Oak: The new Battle of Britain” – April 14th, 2018.

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School board sidelines Christianity, promotes “diversity”

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

“A report that went to the Durham District School Board’s (DDSB) April 16 meeting provides a status update on the Equity and Diversity Strategic Framework, which was launched in fall 2017 with the goal of giving all students in the board a chance at success… Other equity initiatives outlined in the report include: providing 75 administrators with ‘anti-bias recruitment training’, adding 12 sections of black studies courses for Grade 11 and 12 students to the course options for 2018/2019; completing a census of DDSB staff that received 4,968 employee responses; offering ‘Draw the Line Against Transphobic Violence’ sessions that saw staff and Gay-Straight Alliance members from every DDSB high school attend; and plans for the DDSB and PFLAG to organize Durham’s first youth Pride event.”

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Random Quotations – May 18th, 2018

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Seven items in total…

“Was there ever a more modern, a more fashionable, marriage than that of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? The bride really does seem to have been designed by a committee of progressive cosmopolitans to show that our stuffy old monarchy has been brought bang up to date. She has everything – American, divorced, an actress, a convert to Judaism – now safely converted back to Anglicanism… and, best of all, mixed race. The committee set up to modernise the monarchy after the death of Diana has done its work well.” – Frederick Dixon, “A very modern wedding” – Western Spring, May 16th, 2018.

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Random Quotations – LGBTQ – May 18th, 2018

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Five items in total…

“The Boy Scouts decided in 2015 to allow gay troop leaders and announced last year it would allow girls in its ranks. Last week, the organization said it will change the name of its flagship program next year to Scouts BSA to account for the inclusion of girls… Like other conservative faiths, the Mormon church opposes gay marriage and teaches that being in a homosexual relationship is a sin.” – Assoc. Press, “Mormons severing all ties with Boy Scouts, ending long bond” – Toronto Sun, May 9th, 2018.

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Random Quotations – Islam – May 17th, 2018

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Five items in total…

“We do this because you reject Islam and follow the Great Satan. Infidels you allow your women to disgracefully, shamelessly parade around your beaches all but naked!… We have started with the Muskoka’s and other tourist destinations. Your Northern towns are extremely easy targets, unlike cities… Yes we cannot pull off anything like 9-11. But we can destroy your tourist industry, hurt your people, de-rail your trains, poison your water supply, start devastating forest fires…” – The Islamic Revolutionary Force, quoted by Pamela Vanmeer in “Letter from alleged Islamic group threatens small town beaches in Ontario” – Kawartha411, May 12th, 2018.

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Random Quotations – Free Speech – May 17th, 2018

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Five items in total…

“The judge also intervened on a number of occasions when Jezz was being cross-examined to dispute what Jezz was saying.This was not his job, it was the job of the prosecutor to challenge what Jezz was saying… both judge and prosecuting counsel accepted opinion as fact and were seemingly oblivious to what they were doing which in short was enforcing the politically correct view of the world. For example, prosecuting counsel thought nothing of quoting a senior judge that freedom of expression had to be compatible with the ‘standards of a just and fair multiracial society’.” – Robert Hendersom, quoted in “British White nationalist leader Jez Turner jailed for criticizing Jewish power” – Canadian Assoc. for Free Expression, May 15th, 2018.

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Random Quotations – Israel – May 16th, 2018

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Five items in total…

“We are very concerned that Canadian doctor and humanitarian worker Tarek Loubani was shot yesterday in Gaza… Canada is very deeply saddened and deplores the violence that has occurred in the Gaza Strip… It is appalling and inexcusable that civilians, members of the media, first responders and children have been among the victims.” – Adam Austen, a spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, quoted by Fatima Syed in “Ontario doctor shot while aiding Palestinians in Gaza” – Toronto Star, May 15th, 2018. (This is a very revealing article, you can read it here.)

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Random Quotations – Education – May 13th, 2018

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Five items in total…

“A Halifax university is under fire for assigning a course about Canada’s residential schools to a non-Indigenous professor, something activists say undermines reconciliation efforts… The professor slated to teach the course has an expertise in Atlantic Canadian First Nations history, with a specialization in the historical experiences of 20th century Indigenous women, according to the school’s website… Yet the decision to assign a ‘settler scholar’ to teach the course has been slammed on social media as a kind of historical appropriation and reinforcement of the systemic oppression of First Nations.” – Cdn. Press, “Settler scholar: Halifax university slammed over plan to have white prof teach residential schools course” – Toronto Sun, May 11th, 2018.

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