Archive for October, 2012

Fox News shocker: Benghazi rescuers told to ‘stand down’

Friday, October 26th, 2012

According to a story appearing on “www.foxnews.com” today, “sources who were on the ground in Benghazi” have said that nearby CIA forces who heard firing at the Benghazi Consulate were told not to intervene, and available forces, including Delta Force operatives, were told to wait until long after it was too late to save the Ambassador.

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“Bits & Pieces” – October 26th, 2012

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Hungarian demonstrators burn Israeli flag in Budapest

More surrender: Sweden grants undocumented children access to schools

U.S. Marines to apply “gender neutral” physical standards

U.S. election: Texas threatens to arrest international monitors

Yay, moose!  Smashes up cruiser, pounds on Mountie

The Peguis “First Nation”: Racist money-pit?

Friday, October 26th, 2012

The Winnipeg Sun ran a story yesterday about a White man who has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was harassed and intimidated, and then fired, by the Peguis First Nation child and family services. 

“Peguis First Nation” is, of course, the Native Band about which I commented in April of this year, quoting federal government auditors as referring to “…questionable payments to elected leaders, poorly documented flood-related projects, and dubious staffing decisions”, and to Grand Chief Derek Nepinak’s rather unrealistic response about a “government-induced media assault that sensationalizes unfounded allegations.”

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“Bits & Pieces” – October 25th, 2012

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

U.S. church groups call upon the U.S. government to ensure Israel uses military aid properly; threatened with congressional investigation for “de-legitimising Israel”

Presidential candidate Jill Stein, arrested for trying to gain access to presidential debate, files lawsuit against Commission on Presidential Debates

Asian countries abandoning U.S. dollar, prefer Chinese Yuan

U.K. doctor runs into red tape for beautifying muddy street

NYPD’s intelligence unit ordered informant to “bait” Muslims into making inflammatory statements…

Lack of scrutiny over Chinese trade deal extremely dangerous

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Four days ago, I posted guest writer Mihael Willman’s article “Order-In-Council to impose one-sided China trade deal” regarding the soon-to-be-ratified Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement.  I was not at all pleased with what appears to be a deliberate avoidance of parliamentary scrutiny, and did a little research on the matter.

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“Violence was encouraged”

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

The unifying effect of police violence…

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“Durham must carefully consider fair wage policy”

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

“…it (will be) necessary for the Fair Wage Office to ‘vet’ companies wishing to compete for contracts… would there be any means of appeal for those companies and contractors barred from competing on bids?”

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Why 3,000 Illegal Chinese are still awaiting deportation

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

This is a guest column; ‘Mihael Willman’ is the pseudonym for a concerned Canadian – JG.

By Mihael Willman

According to a Toronto Sun report, there is a backlog of nearly 3,000 illegal Chinese waiting to be deported from Canada. This backlog is primarily due to Beijing’s procrastination in issuing the necessary travel documents! These scheduled deportees include failed refugee claimants, criminals and fugitives wanted for white-collar crimes in China. At present all are free and allowed to work here while awaiting deportation.

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“Bits & Pieces” – October 23rd, 2012

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Sinkhole size 5 football fields, ground breaking far from it

Israeli navy illegally seizes humanitarian aid ship in international waters

Turkey seeking face-saving exit out of Syria quagmire?

U.S. Influencing Gas Pipeline Project to Bypass Russia

Israeli racism is multilayered, ideological, well-camouflaged, state-sponsored, and non-stop

Do Chinese investments really mean more Canadian jobs?

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

This is a guest column; ‘Mihael Willman’ is the pseudonym for a concerned Canadian – JG.

By Mihael Willman

When it rains, it really pours. The bad news about China and Canada, and here I mean bad news for Canada, keeps piling on and on and on! And if the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) goes through, there will be no end of bad news for Canadians in the future.

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