Archive for April, 2013

Sgt. Ryan Russell’s widow needs to shut up…

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

This is a letter-to-the-editor which will not be published.

Re: “Man who killed cop will have opportunity to walk Whitby streets” April 30th, 2013.

I am finding myself increasingly upset and disturbed at Christine Russell’s continued complaints  about her husband’s killer not being locked up forever.  I am getting the impression that she would gladly pull the trapdoor on him if we still had capital punishment.


Israel Lobby – April 26th, 2013

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Gaza children’s art exhibit to be shown despite ‘complaints’

AIPAC asks Congress to approve Israel visa waiver program

Jewish power is the ‘capacity to determine the boundaries’ of political discourse

AIPAC bill runs into ‘unusual resistance’ in Congress

Secretary of State under fire for comparing Boston Marathon victims to Turkish activists killed by Israel

Defending Israel “a huge part of my work” – U.S. ambassador

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

“She (U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice) said she often works in ‘lockstep’ with the Israeli delegation.” – Jewish Daily Forward.


“Blatant smearing of White people”: A follow-up

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

“…I have no intention of giving credibility to your omission by debating it with you, nor do I think this matter can be satisfactorily dealt with by my setting a precedent for you to justify any future repetitions merely by offering to publish a rebuttal.”

Below is a copy-and-paste of the text of a letter I received yesterday from the Editor-in-Chief of the York Region Media Group subsidiary of Metroland Media, following a complaint I sent to them on December 31st last year, and the text of my response appears below that, together with links to background material.

Nothing much can be done until a decision is made by the Ontario Press Council, which will be considering the matter at its June meeting.

Jeff Goodall.


Occupied Territories – April 23rd, 2013

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Israel’s ‘buried history’ of committing massacres

Settlers occupy monastery, raise Israeli flag

Israeli bulldozers flatten Bedouin village 49 times

Israeli mentality: “What is mine is mine and what is yours is mine, too”

Turkey criticises US request to delay PM’s visit to Gaza

Obama & America’s Decline – April 23rd, 2013

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Congress ‘astonished’ by military smear of Christians

Michigan passes NDAA ‘nullification bill’

Arizona ready to use gold and silver as currency

Chinese woman sues Federal Reserve over shrinking cash

Saudi Arabia and China to build huge oil refinery

Military News – April 23rd, 2013

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

New Russian submarines to carry 16 ICBMs

China has 1.48 million troops in addition to missile forces

China places new anti-ship ballistic missiles opposite Taiwan

US warships deterred by Iran’s ballistic missiles?  – and – Iran test-fires land-to-sea ballistic missile in Persian Gulf

Iran claims US-Israel arms deal will destabilise the region

China – April 22nd, 2013

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

China launches currency swap line with France

Young mother burns self to death in Tibet

China rape victim’s mother loses labour camp case

Australian university cancels Dalai Lama talk under Chinese pressure

China’s 2013 defence ‘white paper’

“Bits & Pieces” April 20th, 2013

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Council blames Romans for poor roads in U.K.

“Cyprus model” to guide future bank bailouts?

Interesting philosophical dissertion on individuals versus collectives

Hawaii former official’s affidavit says there is “no Obama birth certificate”

TransPacific Partnership will hand power to the “global financial elite”

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal boss bullied subordinates

Friday, April 19th, 2013

“Ms. Chotalia, during meetings and in the presence of other employees, behaved in a way that was belittling and humiliating toward individuals…  Ms. Chotalia frequently yelled insults and directed defamatory comments at a member, questioning his competencies and bringing up issues about this person’s health and capacity to work in the presence of other employees” – Public Sector Integrity Commissioner Mario Dion.