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  • Ambassador Kevin Vickers, former House sergeant-at-arms, tackles protester in Dublin

    05/26/2016 4:43:54 PM PDT · by traumer · 20 replies
    Canada's ambassador to Ireland, the man hailed as a hero for shooting Ottawa gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau after he stormed Parliament Hill in 2014, tackled a protester at a ceremony in Dublin Thursday morning. Kevin Vickers, the former House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, was at the event commemorating the 100 British soldiers who died during the Easter Rising, also called the Easter Rebellion, when Irish republicans tried to overthrow British control of the country by force.
  • Money Laundering Scheme: Donald Trump Adviser Reads from Clinton Cash at Albuquerque Rally

    05/25/2016 11:18:22 AM PDT · by Syncro · 50 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trumps senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller, read from the bookClinton Cashby Peter Schweizer at a Trump campaign rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tuesday evening. Im here today with a very important mission, which is to talk about this very important book here; its called Clinton Cash, Miller said as he held up a copy of Schweizers book before approximately 10,000 people in attendance. Has anybody heard of it?The crowd cheered, as Miller delved into a more-than-ten-minute-long dissection of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, while reading from the...
  • Grizzly-polar bear hybrid is shot dead in Canada, raising new global warming fears

    05/25/2016 10:33:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 25, 2016 | By Rob Crilly
    When a young Inuit hunter took aim with his rifle he thought he had spotted a polar bear or an Arctic fox in northern Canada. But the photographs of his kill posted on social media by Didji Ishalook, 25, have sparked feverish interest among scientists and a fascinated public. "They're saying it's a grizzly-polar bear hybrid," he said. Mr Ishalook had actually shot a rare cross between the two species, who normally live in very different climates. Determining whether it is a grolar or a prizzly will have to wait for the results of DNA testing. But its existence adds...
  • University of Victoria researchers model worst-case climate change scenario

    05/24/2016 4:52:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    MetroNews Canada ^ | May 23, 2016 | by Matt Kieltyka
    Study forecasts global temperature increases of up to 9.5 degrees C. The unmitigated burning of Earth's remaining fossil fuels would cause global warming on a scale bigger than previously anticipated, according to a new study out of the University of Victoria. Katarzyna Tokarska, a PhD student at the university, is the lead author of a new paper titled "The climate response to five trillion tonnes of carbon". Previous modelling, including those used by the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, use projections that assume just two trillion tonnes of carbon would be released.
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV ... Shares Tumble On Vows Of Possible Emission Scandal

    05/23/2016 11:39:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 44 replies
    The Country Caller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Myrna Salomon
    Shares of Fiat Chrysler are down more than 4% in pre-market trading today as investors react to a possible emission scandal relating to the company's vehicles in Germany... in over the counter markets in the US following a report from a German Newspaper that the company could be banned from vehicles in the country if it is found disregarding strict emission standards. German paper Bild said in a story on Saturday that multiple tests from the German motor transport authority KBA have shown that several Fiat Chrysler's models had exhaust treatment systems that were switching off automatically after running for...
  • Possible Conflict at Heart of Clinton Foundation

    05/22/2016 9:55:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | ALBERT R. HUNT
    The Clinton Foundation, which has done a number of good works over the past 15 years, would appear to present an inherent conflict of interest should Mrs. Clinton become president, and possibly does even now with her as a candidate. Mrs. Clinton has suggested that if she is elected, the foundation which collects contributions from wealthy interests, including foreign governments would continue basically as is. If Bill seeks to raise large sums of money from donors who also have an interest in U.S. policy, the public will rightly question whether the grants affected United States foreign policy, said...
  • Canadian Indigenous Activist to Israel: Be More Assertive About Ancestral Lands

    05/18/2016 4:47:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | MAY 14, 2016
    JNS.org Canadian indigenous rights activist Ryan Bellerose recently visited Israel, where he filmed a video in support of the Jewish state in coordination with the Israel education and advocacy group StandWithUs. Indigenous status means that your people had a coalescence and a genesis on the land, said Bellerose, who founded the pro-Israel group Calgary United with Israel, in the widely watched video. Everything that makes Jews Jewishtheir spirituality, their traditions, their culture, their language, everythingit stems from Israel. Bellerose belongs to the Mtis community, a native group recognized by the Canadian government as aboriginal. He is also a Zionist...
  • Ontario parliament shoots down anti-BDS law

    05/22/2016 10:53:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 5/22/2016, 6:41 AM | Dalit Halevy
    A bill that would have banned the Canadian province of Ontarios public institutions from doing business with companies which support an anti-Israel movement was shot down Thursday, reports The Toronto Sun. The bill, co-sponsored by Progressive Conservative MPP Tim Hudak and Liberal MPP Mike Colle, would have prohibited the government from entering into contracts with businesses that support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. It was defeated by a vote of 18-39, with largely Liberal and NDP MPPs voting against the measure, according to The Sun. Hudak challenged the majority government to adopt the measure and accused Liberal MPPs...
  • Soros-Backed Group that Helped Sell Iran Nuclear Deal Funds Media, DC Think Tanks

    05/20/2016 9:06:22 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 13 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 20 May 2016 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV A group that advocates a nuclear-free world and was identified earlier this month by the White House as central in helping to market the Iran nuclear deal to the news media has funded National Public Radio since 2005, an Associated Press investigation has revealed. Think tanks funded by the Ploughshares Fund include the Arms Control Association, Brookings Institution, and the Atlantic Council, the AP reported. Unmentioned by the AP is that the Ploughshares Fund is financed by billionaire GEORGE SOROS' OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE. The involvement of Ploughshares in selling the Iran agreement to the public was revealed...
  • Canada urges Britain to stay in the EU

    05/20/2016 11:36:02 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Rowena Mason and agency
    The prime minister of Canada has told the UK that striking trade deals from outside the EU is neither easy nor automatic, after leave campaigners argued his country was a potential model for Britain if it left the union. Justin Trudeau poured cold water on the suggestion that the UK should follow the Canadian model when he argued it would be better off within the EU.
  • Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion Project Gets Backing in Canada

    05/20/2016 7:43:01 AM PDT · by shove_it · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | 19 May 2016 | CHESTER DAWSON
    CALGARY, AlbertaKinder Morgan Inc.s proposed expansion of a crude oil pipeline connecting Albertas oil sands to the Canadian Pacific coast cleared a key hurdle on Thursday after a government advisory panel recommended it, subject to dozens of conditions. Canadas National Energy Board urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus administration to approve the controversial project, known as the Trans Mountain pipeline, if 157 conditions are met. A cabinet decision isnt expected until December. The board found the benefits of the project would outweigh the residual burdens on the environment and nearby communities, Robert Steedman, the NEBs chief environmental officer said at a...
  • Canada's Trudeau Hits One MP, Grabs Another

    05/19/2016 6:54:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/19/16 | Brian Lilley
    Progressive golden boy Justin Trudeau showed his authoritarian colors on Wednesday as he threw a temper tantrum in Canada's legislature, grabbing one member of Parliament and elbowing a female member in the breast. Why? Trudeau was upset that opposition MPs had taken a few moments longer than he liked to begin voting on a key piece of his legislative agenda. Trudeau's Liberal government had made a motion to shut down debate on a bill that would allow assisted suicide in Canada. Opposition MPs on both sides of the issue claim the government bill is flawed and needs more debate and...
  • Justin Trudeau accused of 'manhandling' Conservative MP ("bully behavior")

    05/19/2016 12:31:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/18/2016 | BBC
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been accused of "manhandling" a Conservative MP as the House of Commons debated an assisted-dying bill. Video shows Mr. Trudeau walking into a crowd and taking Opposition Whip Gord Brown by his arm in an apparent attempt to steer him to his seat. New Democratic Party MP Ruth Ellen-Brousseau said she was "elbowed in the chest" in the ensuing scuffle. Mr. Trudeau later apologized to Ms. Brousseau of Quebec "unreservedly". Liberal Party leader Mr. Trudeau also had a heated verbal exchange with New Democratic Party leader Tom Mulcair. "What kind of man elbows a...
  • TSA watchdog spills secret behind long airport lines

    05/18/2016 2:38:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 5/18/2016 | Greg Corombos
    Truth involves Obama, 'nude pictures of passengers' and fed-up workers. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warns air travelers to prepare for much longer than usual airport security lines, but a Transportation Security Administration watchdog says this mess is simply a matter of the government failing to manage its resources responsibly. On Monday, Johnson stood at Ronald Reagan National Airport just outside Washington and told passengers to expect longer than expected wait times as the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, expedites hundreds of new personnel into service to speed up the security process. In Chicago, passengers were told to arrive three...
  • Palestinian Men Traveled Through 8 Countries to Reach US

    05/18/2016 11:57:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 15 May 2016
    Mounis Hammouda and Hisham Shaban were stranded in Honduras, penniless after being ripped off by a smuggler who was supposed to get them to Mexico so that they could arrive at their final destination, the United States. The Palestinian men had traveled across the world to escape bloodshed and torture in their homeland, and desperately phoned a friend in Canada to wire them money so they could finish their trek. When they showed up at the U.S.-Mexico border in November 2014, Hammouda remembers seeing the American flag, and feeling relieved.
  • Governments terrified of popping foreign-buyer housing bubble

    05/17/2016 5:53:46 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    CBC News [Canada] ^ | 16 May 2016 | Don Pittis
    There's a bidding war for government action on Canada's soaring housing market, but as fingers point to foreign buyers as a reason for escalating prices, governments at all three levels are not yet motivated to cool the market down. Young Canadians complain home ownership is increasingly beyond their reach. Governments fear rules to put a lid on stratospheric prices expected to show another strong increase in today's real estate data for April could have an an economic impact far beyond the first-time buyer market. The difficulty governments face is that while Canadian manufacturing and exports fall, while oil...
  • Muslim states block 11 LGBT groups from attending UN Aids meeting

    05/17/2016 1:06:44 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/17/2016 | Staff
    A group of 51 Muslim states has blocked 11 gay and transgender organizations from attending a high-level meeting at the United Nations next month on ending Aids, sparking a protest by the US, Canada and the EU. Egypt wrote to the president of the 193-member general assembly on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to object to the participation of the 11 groups. It did not give a reason in the letter, which Reuters has seen. Samantha Power, US ambassador to the UN, wrote to the general assembly president, Mogens Lykketoft, and said the groups appeared to have been...
  • Wonky welds keep West Coast submarines stuck in port (Canada)

    05/17/2016 6:28:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 39 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 17, 2016 | Dean Beeby
    More bad news for Canada's problem-plagued submarine fleet: two of the boats will be out of commission for most of this year because of shoddy welding. HMCS Chicoutimi and its sister, HMCS Victoria, are stuck in their Vancouver Island port for months because several hundred welds can't be trusted to hold tight when the boats dive. "Numerous welds are located outside the boats' pressure hull, which will require docking to complete the review and effect repairs," says a briefing note for Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, obtained by CBC News under the Access to Information Act. "Both submarines will be alongside...
  • Montana AG Tim Fox weighs in on Keystone XL lawsuit

    05/14/2016 7:08:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 5/14/2016 | TOM LUTEY
    Montana and five other states say resident Barack Obama overstepped his power by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline, whose developers are now suing four presidential cabinet members. The states along the pipelines route filed a friend-of-the-court brief this week arguing that Congress, not the executive, has the right to regulate interstate and international commerce. The pipeline, which would have crossed the Canadian border, was being developed by TransCanada, which is now suing the government. Because of the residents representations to the rest of the world that America would lead in reducing its carbon footprint, that that was the sole reason...
  • Justin Trudeau's 'overwhelmed' wife slammed for saying she needs a team of staff to help her 'serve

    05/14/2016 5:15:38 AM PDT · by maggief · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 14, 2016 | OLLIE GILLMAN
    Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, 41, said she needed more staff to help her out 'Overwhelmed' wife of Canadian prime minister cares for her three children Rival politicians accused Justin Trudeau and his wife of being out of touch Huge wildfire is tearing through Alberta, forcing 88,000 people to evacuate Justin Trudeau's wife has come under fire for asking for more staff to help her with the 'overwhelming' job of being First Lady of Canada. Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, 41, said one aide was not enough to help her juggle her official duties and care for her three children. Mrs Gregoire-Trudeau's plea for help came...
  • $31.1-million Point Grey mansion owned by 'student'(Canada)

    05/13/2016 8:00:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 6 replies
    The Province ^ | 5-13-16 | CASSIDY OLIVIER
    The majority owner of a Point Grey mansion that was sold earlier this year by Canaccord founder Peter Brown for a record $31.1 million is a student, property records show. Land title documents list Tian Yu Zhou as having a 99-per-cent interest in the five-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 14,600 square-foot mansion on a 1.7-acre lot at 4833 Belmont Ave. Zhous occupation is listed as a student. The other owner of the property, which boasts sweeping views of the North Shore mountains and Vancouver, is listed as Cuie Feng, a businesswoman. Feng has a one-per-cent interest in the property, which was assessed this...
  • For millennials in Vancouver, the living aint easy

    05/13/2016 3:58:53 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 11 May 2016 | Brian Morton
    When it comes to discretionary income, millennials living in Vancouver fare far worse than their counterparts across the country. The report, No Funds City: Why Vancouver Millennials Have the Lowest Discretionary Income in Canada, found that Vancouver millennials have the least amount of discretionary income compared with their counterparts in nine other Canadian cities. Among other things, the report also concluded that in 2015, a typical Vancouver millennial household of two earned $72,291 the second-lowest rate in Canada while annual costs for an average home in Metro Vancouver in 2016 is $44,354, the highest in the country. As...
  • Total U.S. weekly rail traffic down 10.6% ( coal down 33.5% )

    05/12/2016 7:31:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Railway Age ^ | May 11, 2016 | Ben Vient
    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 7, 2016: Total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 492,923 carloads and intermodal units, down 10.6% compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending May. 7 were 233,047 carloads, down 14.8% compared with the same week in 2015, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 259,876 containers and trailers, down 6.4% compared to 2015. Three of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2015. They were miscellaneous carloads, up 6.7% to 9,839 carloads; chemicals, up...
  • Dating site pairs Canadians with Americans fleeing Trump

    05/10/2016 8:33:34 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 44 replies
    Globe & Mail ^ | 5/10/2016 | Adina Bresge
    A new dating website is offering to pair Americans with Canadian singles to save them from a Donald Trump presidency. MapleMatch.com promises love and a U.S. escape plan if Trump becomes commander-in-chief. The website promises to make dating great again, parodying the presumptive Republican presidential nominees slogan. Its easy to say, This is just about Americans trying to find a way to get residency in Canada, CEO Joe Goldman said in an interview. I think ... many Americans may be frustrated by the community that theyre in or the dating pool theyve had access to. Why not seek something different?...
  • Project 23550 Ice-class Patrol Ships to Significantly Strengthen Arctic Capabilities

    05/10/2016 6:27:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 09 May 2016
    The two Project 23550 ice-class patrol boats ordered last week by Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) will significantly increase the Arctic capabilities of the national Navy, according to Russian defense analysts. Project 23550 combines the qualities of patrol boat, ice-breaker and tug, being a multi-purpose ship. As the MoD`s official spokeperson pointed out, the Project 23550 vessels "have no analogues in the world". The boat can break ice 1.5 m thick. The MoD does not disclose the specifications of Project 23550 ship. But based on the official illustration released by the Russian MoD, the class will be armed with medium-caliber...
  • It Begins: Attorney General Targets 90 Conservative Groups In Climate Change Racketeering Suit

    05/09/2016 4:51:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 62 replies
    Technocracy News ^ | May 4, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents. In a subpoena issued in March, the office of USVI attorney general Claude Walker demanded from Exxon Mobil copies of communications between the oil company and 90 different political and policy organizations and any other organizations engaged in research or advocacy concerning Climate Change or policies. The subpoena was part of a national, coordinated legal campaign by state attorneys general and left-wing advocacy groups...
  • The year of the hated: Clinton and Trump, two intensely disliked candidates, begin their face-off

    05/08/2016 10:31:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2016 | David Weigel
    In the end, it was the voters of Indiana last week who effectively gave the country the outcome that had loomed for months. The 2016 election is likely to pit Hillary Clinton, who is disliked by a majority of voters, against Donald Trump, disliked by a greater majority of voters. If the rise of Trump has no obvious precedent, neither does an election like this. Clinton, whose buoyant favorable ratings in the State Department convinced some Democrats that she could win easily, is now viewed as unfavorably as George W. Bush was in his close 2004 reelection bid. Trump is...
  • Trump Rally Spokane Darryl Thorn and Nathan Seim booted (Trump Boots Oregon Standoff Figure)

    05/08/2016 8:38:04 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 73 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/8/2016 | Goblin Seimen
    (At 00:00) DONALD TRUMP "Is this guy on our side or not, let me see, huh, you on our side? Are you on our side? Okay, now put your hand down. This guy's got his hand up and everybody's pointing. I think he's lying. Is he lying when he says "Yes". Are you are on our side? Ahem, out...out......(Crowd cheers).......
  • WATCH: ISIS in Philippines Beheads Canadian John Ridsdel (NSFW OP)

    05/08/2016 9:16:24 PM PDT · by Vendome · 50 replies
    HEAVY ^ | May 3, 2016 | Sam Prince
    In a new video purportedly released by Islamic State affiliate Abu Sayyaf, Canadian hostage John Ridsdel is beheaded after Canadas refusal to pay the terrorists his ransom. In the latest video, ISIS crudely beheads Ridsdel. Watch the video above. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • What would President Trump do about JFK records? (Examines Cruz connection in response)

    05/08/2016 7:55:24 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 151 replies
    http://jfkfacts.org/22301-2/ ^ | May 4, 2016 | Jeff Morley
    Once again Donald Trump is frazzling the custodians of civil discourse....... But dismissing JFKs assassination as a trivial subject is one mistake that Donald Trump does not make. His gambit is an old story in American culture. With his intuitive media personality, Trump is drawn, moth-like, to an eternal flame of American culture: the JFK story......... The issue facing the next presidentand those who will vote for him or her is not Who killed JFK? The issue in 2016 is Who will kill JFK secrecy? The Law::::::Within a year of taking the oath of office President Trump (or President Clinton)...
  • Canada: Fatah is a terrorist group

    05/08/2016 10:26:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 5/8/2016, 9:05 AM | Dalit Halevy, Shoshana Miskin
    The Federal Court of Canada validated the decision of the Immigration Division (ID) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada which denied a Palestinian man refugee status in Canada because of his affiliation with the Fatah terrorist organization. Akram Muslih Anteer, a permanent resident of Sweden, joined Fatah when he was ten years old and recently worked with high ranking Fatah officials in the Jenin area, including the head of Fatah, Ata Abu Rumeila. Fatah is the main Palestinian faction of the PLO, and its leader Mahmoud Abbas governs the Palestinian Authority.
  • Alberta fire rages, torches 1,600 homes

    05/05/2016 11:18:13 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    columbiatribune.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | AP
    Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canadas main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said fire had destroyed or damaged an estimated 1,600 structures. Flames are being kept from the downtown area thanks to the herculean efforts of firefighters, said Scott Long of the Alberta Emergency Management Agency. No injuries or fire-related fatalities have been reported. The fire appeared late Wednesday near the airport, where crews were onsite. All commercial flights...
  • Fort McMurray wildfire grows 8 times larger as battle continues (update as of 12:30MDT, May 5, 2016)

    05/05/2016 12:19:43 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 30 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 3, 2016 | CBC News
    Supercharged by winds of up to 70 km/h, the Fort McMurray wildfire ballooned to 85,000 hectares overnight and is now raging across a wide front south of the city. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and wildfire officials say the fire is expected to continue to burn out of control today as more than 100 firefighters, 10 helicopters and 16 air tankers work to protect homes and critical infrastructure. One major task on Thursday will be to move up to 25,000 people now sheltering in oilsands work camps north of the city. The province hopes to transport many of those people, who...
  • Raging wildfire bears down on Canadian city as 88,000 flee

    05/04/2016 1:47:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of all 88,000 residents of the western Canadian city of Fort McMurray and burned down 1,600 structures has the potential to destroy much of the town, authorities said on Wednesday. Fort McMurray had been largely emptied of its residents by Wednesday afternoon, officials said, despite fuel shortages, snarled traffic and a highway closed by the flames in the northeastern part of the province of Alberta, the heart of Canada's oil sands region. So far there are no reports of fatalities, but crews had been unable to stop the wildfire, which has charred...
  • Fort McMurray wildfire remains out of control after city evacuated

    05/04/2016 9:03:37 AM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 17 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 3, 2016 | CBC News
    A huge wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., destroyed an entire neighbourhood and burned homes and businesses in several others Tuesday, and continues to rage out of control. By late afternoon, the entire city of 60,000 had been ordered evacuated. Residents by the thousands fled the fire and for hours caused gridlock on Highway 63, even overwhelming oilsands work camps, where beds and meals were offered. Police were patrolling the highway with cans of gas, after fuel supplies ran out in Fort McMurray, Wandering River and Grasslands.
  • Possible human remains found at recycling plant

    05/04/2016 6:23:22 AM PDT · by xp38 · 13 replies
    CFTR All News Radio ^ | May 3 2016 | MARK DOUGLAS AND NEWS STAFF
    Police are conducting an extensive search at a recycling plant in the citys north end after the discovery of possible human remains. Emergency crews were called to the scene at Canada Fibers Ltd. in the Highway 400 and Sheppard Avenue area around 10 a.m. on Tuesday. A worker claimed hed discovered what looked to be a decomposed human hand inside one of the industrial recycling bins.
  • Why Cruz Campaign Proves we are No Longer a Nation of Laws but Men (Women)

    05/03/2016 8:38:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | May 2, 2016 | Michael Ware
    Our Founding Father, John Adams is quoted as saying: We are a nation of laws and not men. He said this to express the fact that we were not ruled by men. Whether king or emperor, all were to be governed and judged the same. Unlike the many nations of the world, swept up in divine right or democratic despotism (France), we were a nation that was founded on a written law. This law, the Constitution, was to be the final authority. We were not to look to figureheads or talking heads. We were to look to the standard, and...
  • Canada's government has trouble detecting citizenship fraud: watchdog

    05/03/2016 12:18:32 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 5 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/3/16
    Canada's government is doing a bad job of weeding out fraudulent citizenship applications and this means ineligible people can obtain Canadian passports, the country's top watchdog said on Tuesday. The findings could alarm U.S. critics already worried by what they say are the security risks posed by the new Liberal government's decision to quickly accept 25,000 Syrian refugees after taking power last November. Auditor General Michael Ferguson said in a report he had discovered a series of problems in the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRC) department, which is responsible for making sure only eligible people can become Canadian nationals. "We...
  • Canadian ordered out of Nepal after criticizing government on social media

    05/03/2016 12:16:03 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 8 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/3/16
    A Canadian living and working in Nepal who criticized the government on social media has been ordered to leave the country within two days, a Nepali official said on Tuesday. Robert Penner, a computer programmer working for CloudFactory, an outsourcing company, was arrested by police at his office on Monday and taken to the Department of Immigration for questioning. Penner confirmed that he had been ordered to leave on his Twitter account. He criticized the Nepal government on social media during unrest that followed the passing of Nepal's constitution last year and he denounced the recent arrest and detention of...
  • Clinton Apologizes for Saying Shed Put Coal Out of Business

    05/03/2016 8:48:51 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 52 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 5/3/16 | Katie Relily
    Hillary Clinton apologized on Monday for saying in March that she would put coal miners and coal companies out of business as part of a transition to alternative energy sources. The Democratic front-runner and former secretary of state called the prior remark a misstatement as she campaigned in Kentucky, ahead of the states Democratic primary on May 17, CBS News reported. The small group discussion took place in what was once one of the countrys top coal producing counties, as protesters gathered outside. What I said was totally out of context from what I meant, Clinton said. It was a...
  • Conservative Catholics endorse Ted Cruz as Trump alternative

    03/20/2016 9:51:20 AM PDT · by John W · 77 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | March 19, 2016 | David Gibson
    (RNS) More than 50 conservative Catholic activists and political leaders have come out in support of Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz in an effort to shore up Catholic backing for Cruz as an alternative to Donald Trump. Among them is a priest from South Carolina who may be skirting the edges of his own churchs policies against clerics becoming involved in politics. Trump is currently leading the three-man GOP field and has drawn strong primary support from Catholic voters despite his controversial rhetoric and past stands on key issues like abortion rights, which he once supported. The Catholics endorsing Cruz,...
  • Trump Calls Cruz an ‘Anchor Baby’

    01/29/2016 12:17:36 PM PST · by TBP · 156 replies
    Political Wire ^ | January 29, 2016 | Taegan Goddard
    Donald Trump again claimed that Sen. Ted Cruz may not be a U.S. citizen, The Guardian reports. Said Trump: “He’s an anchor baby. Ted Cruz is an anchor baby in Canada, but Canada doesn’t accept anchor babies, they just waited a long time.” He added: “I think that’s one of the reasons he’s a nervous wreck. Now they’re saying, I think, his career is over, right? How about this, he’s a citizen of Canada and he’s a senator from Texas?”
  • Ted Cruz Renounces Newly Discovered Canadian Citizenship

    05/01/2016 4:18:43 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 57 replies
    Time ^ | 6/10/14
    The Republican senator gave up his dual citizenship months after first learning he was a Canadian citizen Texas Senator (and possible 2016 presidential hopeful) Ted Cruz has formally given up his Canadian citizenship, about nine months after learning he had it. While at home in Houston on Tuesday, Cruz was notified by mail that the renunciation became official on May 14, The Dallas Morning News reports. Hes pleased to receive the notification and glad to have this process finalized, spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said. Cruz intended to give up his Canadian citizenship, which was not a secret, after The Dallas Morning...
  • Kidnapping accused up-and-coming rapper

    04/30/2016 11:11:24 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 16 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 26, 2016 | Chris Doucette
    A couple of up-and-coming Toronto rappers one of whom appears to be following in the footsteps of his brother and father are among the suspected gang members accused of recently kidnapping and torturing two 17-year-old boys. ---snip--- Gardiner, aka Pressa, is a rapper from a neighbourhood north of Jane St. and Finch Ave. W., known by area residents as Up Top, who had some success recently with his song Deadmihana. In Deadmihana, Pressa spits rhymes such as: Run up and Im blazing up this block. RIP and free the ones locked, locked. Headshot, headshot.
  • 10 Myths About Canadian Health Care, Busted

    04/28/2016 4:37:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    PNHP ^ | Sara Robinson
    Conservatives are rumbling around the talk show circuit bellowing about the socialist threat to the (literal) American body politic. And, as usual, Canada is once again getting dragged into the fracas, shoved around by both sides as either an exemplar or a warning and, along the way, getting coated with the obfuscating dust of so many willful misconceptions that the actual facts about How Canada Does It are completely lost in the melee. Im both a health-care-card-carrying Canadian resident and an uninsured American citizen who regularly sees doctors on both sides of the border. As such, Im in a...
  • Lena Dunham may have just locked up the nomination for Donald Trump

    04/26/2016 1:42:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/26/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Since politics as we used to know it is apparently dead and gone, what the heck? We may as well dive into this story. You’re probably already at least somewhat familiar with actress Lena Dunham of Girls fame and her unabashed lurch into the world of politics. She’s a major Hillary Clinton supporter and has done her level best to raise money for her and push the young folks toward electing the historic First Female President. But now she may be inadvertently influencing conservatives around the nation and giving GOP frontrunner Donald Trump one last push toward the finish...
  • State Department Hid Key Clinton Benghazi Email from Judicial Watch

    04/26/2016 1:17:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 50 replies
    Judical Watch ^ | 4/26/2016 | Judical Watch
    (Washington, DC) The Obama State Department last week admitted it withheld a key Benghazi email of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from Judicial Watch since at least September 2014. If the State Department disclosed the email when first supposedly found, Clintons email server and her hidden emails would have been disclosed nearly two years ago, before Clinton authorized the alleged deletion of tens of thousands of emails. The developments come in a July 2014 Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records related to the drafting and use of the Benghazi talking points (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of...
  • Canadian Tourist John Ridsdel BEHEADED in Philippines by ISIS-Tied Muslim Group

    04/26/2016 12:34:59 PM PDT · by Lera · 29 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | April 25, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the beheading "an act of cold-blooded murder." Yes, and the sky is blue. But what is he going to do about it? Nothing. ISIS and this Islamic group, Abu Sayyaf, which pledged its allegiance to ISIS, have nothing to fear from this dandy. He has said repeatedly that Canada was not at war with ISIS. Well, ISIS is at war with you, damn fool. Obama's lapdog, PM Trudeau, would not comment on the fate of the other hostages -- fellow Canadian Robert Hall, Hall's Filipino girlfriend, Marites Flor, and a Norwegian, Kjartan Sekkingstad. Of course...
  • Trump: Americans will thank me when Lena Dunham flees to Canada

    04/26/2016 10:57:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | April 26, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Not only would Donald Trump not mind if certain celebrities were to flee the United States if he is elected president, the Republican front-runner said Tuesday that their opposition to his candidacy only increases his will to win. During a telephone interview with "Fox & Friends," Trump was asked about a tweet from Lena Dunham on Monday in which she vowed to leave the U.S. for Vancouver if he is elected. Trump's response: "Well, she's a B-actor. You know, she has no you know, no mojo."
  • Lena Dunham: 100 Percent Chance Im Moving to Canada if Trump Wins

    04/26/2016 8:58:30 AM PDT · by detective · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Kipp Jones
    Lena Dunham vowed 100 percent to move to Canada if GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is elected president at a New York Women in Communications event on Monday in Manhattan. Speaking at the luxurious Waldorf Astoria hotel for the 2016 Matrix Awards, announcing emcee Andy Cohen asked Dunham what she would do if she woke up and was a man, according to Bustle. Dunham, who was at the event receiving an award, responded saying she would kill herself. Cohen then reportedly asked what she would do if she woke up to find that Trump had been elected president. The Girls creator...