Archive for June, 2011

UK: Sharia law “arbitrary and discriminatory”

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

“In recent years judges have started to question whether decisions in sharia courts are in accordance with the UK’s obligations under the Human Rights Act… In 2008 the House of Lords ruled in a child custody case that the sharia rules were “arbitrary and discriminatory”.

Why the deafening silence from the “women’s lib” types on this issue? That has got to be one of the great mysteries of modern times… JG.

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China begins flexing its muscles…

Friday, June 24th, 2011

“I believe the individual countries are playing with fire,” Cui Tiankai, China’s vice foreign minister, said Wednesday. “I hope the fire doesn’t reach the United States.”

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Scotland: Behaviour control overkill

Friday, June 24th, 2011

“…the sign of the cross and the National Anthem are noble and honourable expressions, but they can be manipulated for evil intent.” – Bishop of Motherwell.

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The ‘coconut’ hate crime

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

How utterly charming.

A “Black” woman in Bristol, England, calls an “Asian” woman a “coconut” in a moment of frustration, and later finds herself branded as a ‘convicted racist’ under The Public Order Act, with her much-vaunted ‘volunteer’ career, culminating in a seat on the local Council, lying around her in ruins.

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Russia Fumes Over U.S. Missile Defense Ship

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

CNSNews.com: – Patrick Goodenough, June 14th, 2011 

Three months after the United States deployed the first asset in its new European missile defense architecture – a guided missile cruiser equipped to track and destroy ballistic missiles in flight – Russia is bristling at the ship’s presence in its neighborhood.

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The final hearing of Toronto’s G20 Inquiry

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Below is the text of an address I made to the Toronto G20 Inquiry on Monday June 13th, 2011 at the Scarborough Civic Centre before Justice John Morden (ret’d.) I was rather disappointed to see so few people present at the hearing, but it was the third and final one and the press was quite sparsely represented also. All the usual suspects were present, and speaker after speaker received calls of “Right on!” together with loud, disruptive clapping by several present, including one woman who was invited to speak before the TV cameras even though she did not address the Inquiry. I received no press coverage that I am aware of, although I stuck to the issue and made several recommendations for the Inquiry’s consideration. The TV coverage seemed to come from Global TV, and CTV was nowhere to be seen. Receiving coverage were several people who complained bitterly about police misbehaviour and their own ‘harrowing’ experiences, but had nothing to say beyond that. They were clearly playing to the press, and to the gallery. When I came to the issue of “Officer Bubbles” I was aware of a stirring in the crowd, but didn’t know why and continued with my address. It appears that Courtney Winkels was sitting just a few feet away from me. She too was interviewed by Global. At the end of my submission I wasn’t asked any questions, but Judge Morden did hold up the typed copy of my submission and said that he would refer to it again in his deliberations. So my primary objective, which was to provide worthwhile input to the Inquiry, was met. My second objective, which was to obtain press coverage to add wider reinforcement to objective number one, failed. C’est la vie! One can only try.

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The NDP’s Quebec caucus off to an early start

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

In my article “Canada’s election: The demographic implications” (May 3rd, 2011) I stated the following:

While the NDP was the main beneficiary of the Liberal collapse, the majority of their new caucus is now from Quebec, and that will bring a variety of problems with it.”

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Time to stand up for Canada’s Airborne Regiment!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

“It should be no surprise that the Canadian Airborne Regiment worked most effectively with relief workers and, in fact, delivered several thousand metric tons of relief supplies… the Canadian forces took the initiative to provide security for a number of large convoys … there was no mission the Canadians were not willing to handle… the devastating effect of the famine was quickly reversed.” – Lt.-Gen. Robert B. Johnston, the U.S. commander in charge of the operation.

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Israeli rights groups supported Goldstone, losing funding?

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

“(the groups) urged the UN inquiry committee headed by Judge Goldstone to accuse Israel of anti-humanitarian activities and severe violations of human rights during Operation Cast Lead.”

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The “hate crimes” racket: StatsCan 2009 report

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

I don’t know how many times I will have to say it, but the fact is that for a claim to be made that a crime has been committed, be it “hate” or otherwise, charges must first be laid and a conviction obtained in a court of law. Anything else is an assumption, and as we all know, to “assume” means to make an “ass” out of “u” and “me”.

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