Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Israel Lobby: Arrogance goes before a fall?

Here are the words of National Jewish Democratic Council President David Harris:

“…foreign aid in general, and aid to Israel in particular, is crucial to Israel’s security and its pursuit of peace…Senator Paul’s statement is yet another illustration of how the Republican Party continues to grow increasingly out of touch with the values of the vast majority of the American Jewish community.”   (My emphasis).  

How arrogant and condescending! Senator Paul and his Party need to be in touch with the values of all Americans, not just those who are Jewish. This is yet another example of why the power of the Israel Lobby needs to be smashed.

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Israel reaps a bad harvest

If Egyptian President Mubarak is deposed and his government replaced by an Islamic regime, Israel’s only remaining ‘friends’ in the Middle East will be Jordan and the Palestinian Authority.

Neither one seems that reliable, and Israel’s brutal and sustained ill-treatment of the Palestinian Arabs ensures that no Middle Eastern country will be in any hurry to befriend it.

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The ‘immigration industry’ rip-off

I’m not sure if these cuts will be permanent or not, perhaps they are being made just to ‘test the waters’ to see if cutbacks are, in fact, politically feasible.

However, this move gives us a perfect opportunity to make our views known to the government. The ‘immigration industry’ is already yelling and screaming in protest, and if large numbers of us do not make a concerted and determined effort to counteract them, and to make our support for the cuts clear to our representatives, it is a pretty good bet that Ottawa will cave in and restore the funds.

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Trudeaumania: The ‘gift’ that keeps on giving

The first time I heard about Pierre Elliot Trudeau was when I went to my Grade 12 ‘Business & Commerce’ Adult Education class one day in 1968 and was accosted by a bunch of hippie-freak weirdos handing out pro-Trudeau leaflets urging support for he and his Liberal Party in the upcoming federal election.

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Israel rails against recognition of Palestinian state

If Ireland’s welcome move to upgrade their level of diplomatic recognition for Palestine is a result of “longstanding slanted policy”, then what about the other nine European and eight South American countries which have already recognised a Palestinian State, or are expected to do so in the near future?

Do they possess “longstanding slanted policies” as well?

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The human plague

Time to create a DNA bank for threatened animal species.

The following article by Peter Worthington of the Toronto Sun puts the deadly threat of extinction for the world’s land and sea animals into horrifying perspective; according to professional wildlife biologists, ‘wild’ animals as we think of them will be extinct within a few decades.

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No effective right of self-defence in Canada

“Mr. Thomson’s is the latest in a series of high-profile cases in which people have been charged after defending their homes and businesses against criminals.

“When you’re under attack, it’s not a vigilante act. Vigilantism talks about vengeance and retribution. This is about saving your life and saving your property.’”

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