Archive for March, 2012

Petrodollar crisis: The U.S. dollar’s days could be numbered

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

“(China) executes a consistent strategy of developing world-class refining facilities in partnership with OPEC suppliers. Such relationships mean economic leverage that could soon subordinate U.S. relations with the same countries… China is running circles around the United States when it comes to locking up strategic oil supplies worldwide.”

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The Nozette case: When is an Israeli spy not a spy?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Nozette pleaded guilty of “attempted espionage for providing classified information to a person he believed to be an Israeli intelligence officer” in September 2011… The indictment does not allege that the government of Israel or anyone acting on its behalf committed any offense under U.S. laws in this case. –  Department of Justice.

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Muslim leaders primitive and barbaric

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

“The mufti called on the leaders of all the Moslem countries in the region to pull down all the already existing Christian churches and forbid the building of new ones.”

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‘Business’ -v- ‘social’ unionism: Support Bill C-377!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

On September 25th, 2011, I posted an item “The use of union dues to distort the political process” (link below).  Here are some extracts:

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A history of Israel’s crimes against humanity

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

“Israel is engaged in a long war of annihilation against Palestinian society. The objective is to destroy the Palestinian nation and drive it back into pre-modern groupings based on the tribe, the clan and the enclave. This is the last phase of the Zionist colonial mission, culminating in inaccessible townships, camps, villages, districts, all of them to be walled or fenced off, and patrolled by a powerful army which, in the absence of a proper military objective, is really an over-equipped police force, with F16s, Apaches, tanks, artillery, commando units and hi-tech surveillance at its disposal” – Israeli poet and novelist Yitzhak Laor (London Review of Books, January 2009).

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Israel: West Bank ‘settlers’ monopolize water supplies

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

“The first step is marking the area as a tourist site with a new Hebrew name. The next involves erection of various structures, including benches and picnic tables, and closing off pools. All these activities, the report says, are carried out without permits… (Palestinians) are afraid of approaching the water sources due to settler violence, especially of local security coordinators…”

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School system short-changes children and society both

Monday, March 19th, 2012

“…Tower of Babel, where teachers can’t understand textbooks, students can’t understand teachers, and parents and children have no idea what the other is talking about” – Cynthia Reynolds, Maclean’s magazine.

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Israel: No Arabic signage in public buildings

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

“…an Arab mother wandering through the halls, holding a baby connected to various medical devices, trying to find the radiology lab and asking people, in Arabic, for help, since she was unable to read the Hebrew signs.”

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The fallout from racial hiring quotas

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Toronto Sun
Thomas Sowell: March 17th, 2011

– Professor appointed because of skin colour does more harm than good.

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Hanoi in sovereignty spat with Beijing

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

ucanews.com
Vietnam: March 16, 2012

– Moves in and around Paracel Islands are unacceptable, foreign ministry says

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