Or negotiate ‘peace’ in good faith… or stop building settlements… or stop killing civilians… -JG
“I am appalled at acts of destruction of olive trees and farmlands, desecration of mosques and violence against civilians…”
“Israel states its condemnation of attacks, which I welcome, but its record in imposing the rule of law on settlers is lamentable…”
“Israel must combat violence and terror by Israelis, as is expected of the Palestinian Authority in the case of violence and terror by Palestinians…”
Robert Serry, UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process.
“(Rep. Eric Cantor) has floated a novel solution to protect aid for Israel from the current foreign aid backlash: giving the Jewish state its own funding account, thus removing it from funds for the rest of the world.
“Part of the dilemma is that Israel has been put in the overall foreign aid looping,” he told JTA, a Jewish news agency. “I’m hoping we can see some kind of separation in terms of tax dollars going to Israel.” (Emphasis added).
Bizarre, considering Eric Cantor is a Republican – but he obviously puts Israel ahead of America, as well as party politics. -JG.
“The US is building an 8-billion-pound superbase on the Pacific island of Guam in an attempt to contain China’s military build-up.”
Praveen Swami: Oct. 26th, 2010
The expansion will include a dock for a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, a missile defence system, live-fire training sites and the expansion of the island’s airbase. It will be the largest investment in a military base in the western Pacific since the Second World War, and the biggest spend on naval infrastructure in decades.
“Keeping his elderly dog at home to die in pain instead of getting him euthanized has landed a Calgary man $690 in fines.”
There is no better time to express your opinions on our disgusting and prohibitively costly immigration and refugee system than now!
As Mr. Collacott suggests, this initiative doesn’t go far enough by any means. It is, however, a significant step in the right direction, and should be supported.
It is a government-initiated bill, and even though we have a minority government, it may well pass – if enough people get in touch with their MP, the Prime Minister, and the leaders of the Opposition parties.
A list of MP’s and their contact information can be found here, and I suggest you copy Stephen Harper, Michael Ignatieff, and Jack Layton.
And, above all, tell the politicians that you want the “Notwithstanding” clause utilised to this end, as otherwise we will remain in a “human rights’ straightjacket as freeloaders and criminals plunder our wealth and destroy our quality of life.
Spiegel Online International
October 18th, 2010
A Norwegian camping ground is the site of what may become one of Europe‘s most significant archeological discoveries. Archeologists have found an almost perfectly preserved Stone Age settlement which may have been buried by a sandstorm over 5,000 years ago.
I have been looking for a useful reference article to put the present-day anti-Western “Jihad” into perspective, and I believe this is it. It is certainly a good start.
‘Awareness of deep differences with Turkish neighbors became acute for Germans when, grieving in solidarity with America after 9/11, they learned that Turkish sectors of Berlin were celebrating Islam’s victory with barrages of bottle rockets.
‘This summer, Thilo Sarrazin, who sat on the Bundesbank board, published “Germany Abolishes Itself”, which sold 300,000 copies in seven weeks.’
“Baby boomer Europe decided in the 1960s and 1970s it wanted La Dolce Vita, not the hassle of children. It had that sweet life. Now the bill comes due. And the bill is the end of their tribes and countries as we have known them.”
“When Jews were persecuted, killed and expelled in other parts of the world, the Arab countries provided a safe haven and welcomed Jews with open arms. In Palestine as well, Jews enjoyed this hospitality when Palestinians and Jews co-existed in harmony for many generations, as is well-documented in Jewish books of that era. It was only Zionism, with its theft and oppression of the Palestinian people, that put an end to this co-existance”
My guess is that the reason the federal government will only ‘monitor’ the proceedings, rather than actually participate, is that Prime Minister Stephen Harper previously opposed the Human Rights Commissions.
“Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society,” he said in a 1999 interview with Terry O’Neill of BC Report newsmagazine. “It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff.” He went on to complain about the “bastardization” of the entire concept of rights in modern society.
“Of course, that was back when Harper was president of the National Citizens Coalition. Today he’s Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister. And he appears to have lost his fear of totalitarianism.”