Archive for July, 2013

Obama & America’s Decline – July 21st, 2013

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

The rise of the “Redback” – Yuan hailed as as world reserve currency

Arizona nursing student suspended for demanding instruction in English

India will pay for Iran crude in Rupees

A (long) list of Obama’s historic “firsts”

Detroit in pictures: “If Obama had a city, it would look like Detroit” (unknown ‘tweeter’)

China – July 21st, 2013

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Buying large companies will allow China to control thousands of U.S. communities – “China is voraciously gobbling up real estate and is establishing economic beachheads all over America”

Nicaragua now a bought-and-paid-for Chinese ‘asset’?

Huawei spies for China, says ex-CIA head

UK fears Huawei spying for China at Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (Duh!! -JG)

Thirty-five dead as Uighurs riot in reaction to influx of Han Chinese

Thatcher stood tall

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Re “Pathetic pipsqueakian rants after death of political giant” (April 14): John Snobelen writes of his disgust with the ‘rejoicing’ in Britain over the death of Margaret Thatcher. I came here from England in 1966 because I could not live in a country dominated by unions and doctrinaire socialists.

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The “Maple Leaf Forever” tree finally falls

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

“Historians are dubious, but as the story goes, a persistent leaf from the tree stuck itself to poet Alexander Muir’s sleeve in the fall of 1867, serving as the inspiration for “The Maple Leaf Forever,” a poem-turned-song-turned-unofficial-anthem.”

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Scottish Nationalism – July 19th, 2013

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Scottish soldiers will join British army, “All we’d be doing is checking passports on the M6.”

Superstar singer Susan Boyle will vote “No”

How will independence affect Trident, and the “Five Eyes” intelligence network?

Scottish NATO membership may depend on Trident stance

Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles flex their muscles

Muslims in the West – July 19th, 2013

Friday, July 19th, 2013

UK: Taxi rapes – ‘No woman is safe in a cab’

Europe: Rise of the “Mutaween” religious police

Germany: Muslims celebrate Ramadan with four days of rioting

U.S: Islamic Centre members trample on neighbours’ property rights (video and text)

U.K: Women-only tennis sessions – “The local women wanted something to do, and somewhere private, something without a car, and in the local area”

Was senior educator involved in Ontario’s sex-ed policies?

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

“Word that University of Toronto professor Ben Levin had been arrested on child-pornography charges rocked Queen’s Park this week… A highly respected educator and a former senior bureaucrat, Levin was a member of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s transition team, a trusted and influential adviser.” – and – “Levin walked with Wynne, former federal Liberal leader Bob Rae and current leader Justin Trudeau at the recent Gay Pride Parade, so this is a person with political connections… First, we must remember these are only charges; Levin’s been convicted of nothing. That’s up to a judge. But it does raise disturbing questions in general about the way education policy is formulated and who has input.” – (Emphasis added -JG.)

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Muslims in the West – July 17th, 2013

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

U.K: Teachers denied schoolboy water on the hottest day of the year ‘to avoid upsetting Muslim pupils during Ramadan’

Europe: Fighting in the name of Allah

U.K: British police enforce Sharia law – Muslims given higher status than other British citizens…

Germany: Muslim ‘aeronautics students’ planned to use remote-controlled model planes to launch attacks

U.K: Muslim prisoners threaten to stab other inmates who eat pork

“Nature / Environment / Critters” July 17th, 2013

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

European Jews launch campaign to stop ban on ‘kosher’ slaughter

Mekong dams threaten to kill off giant catfish

Japan catches 1,000 whales a year for ‘scientific reseach’

Unapproved genetically-modified rice trials in U.S. have contaminated the world’s rice supply

Hundreds of centuries-old trees chopped down for Pope’s visit to Brazil

Editor unrepentant; Press Council complaint issue continues?

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

“By stating that “We stand by our decision and the policy behind it, but we are interested in hearing your opinion on the issue”, Ms. Kelly is soliciting public support (vindication?) for her position by using biased, partial quotes, which did not form part of my OPC (Ontario Press Council) complaint of February 8th, or of my prepared statement to the OPC panel to be used at the hearing.”

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