Eight items in total…
U.K: Muslim jailed for 18 years over acid “revenge attack” on his ex-girlfriend
Sweden: Two car bombs shatter dozens of windows in a “multiethnic district” of Malmo
Ten startling similarities between Islam and the Mafia
I’m getting a surprising number of hits from China these days, all from the same network in Beijing. So here’s something for you, PLA…
Food security concerns lead to Chinese investments in farming on other continents
Macedonia and China agree to closer military ties
Chinese food industry purchases in the U.S – 879 major deals last year from New Jersey to California
Construction of China’s Nicaragua Canal creating unrest and accusations of a “sellout”
Chinese national arrested for “carrying sensitive proprietary information on titanium used in a U.S. Air Force program”
Wynne’s a lawyer now?
Re “Clothes, sexual history off limits in sex assault cases, Wynne says” (Antonella Artuso, Dec. 4): I agree that serious efforts should be made to encourage women who have been sexually assaulted to come forward, but on what legal grounds can a provincial premier presume to place limits on the options available to lawyers who are defending clients charged under the federal criminal code?
Today’s examples are all from the United States…
An in-depth medical perspective on the Eric Garner “choking” death
Door blocked in university gang-rape
A White teacher’s experiences educating Black children
“Big bootie” question removed by school board
Robber shot “unnecessarily” while holding gun to store employee’s head
Seven items in total…
Brazil: Sao Paulo to run out of water in 60 days – “human populations are rapidly out-growing the capacity of their local water systems”
Honduras: Spiny-Tailed Iguanas at risk as locals much prefer to eat egg-bearing females
Canada: More dams and conservation not the solution to rising energy demand – (How about cutting immigration? -JG)
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This is a guest column; ‘Mihael Willman’ is the pseudonym for a concerned Canadian – JG.
by Mihael Willman
Black Friday, the Thursday before Black Friday, the week before Black Friday, Cyber-Monday, etc., soon it will be Black Friday month, if this trend continues. Maybe it might be better to simply create another “holiday” not “holyday” dedicated to the “God” of merchandising and manufacturing. It could be called the “Shop Till You Drop Bargain-hunting Day,” or “Look at the loot I got for next to nothing,” or any other similarly appropriate name. But definitely do not call it “Christmas” shopping. Jostling with hundreds if not thousands of people in crowded stores and malls is not what Christmas is about. And fighting over the same “drastically” reduced item has nothing in common with the season or spirit of goodwill.