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  • Trudeau's India trip is a total disaster — and he has himself to blame

    02/22/2018 7:14:57 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | FEBRUARY 22, 2018 | Barkha Dutt
    How did Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the world’s favorite liberal mascot — a feminist man, with movie-star good looks, a 50 percent female cabinet and a political lexicon that has replaced “mankind” with “peoplekind” (making millions swoon) — end up looking silly, diminished and desperate on his trip to India this week? Trudeau’s eight-day India expedition has been an absolute fiasco. Hours before meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his journey hit a dead end when the Canadian high commissioner invited a Sikh extremist named Jaspal Atwal (who has been convicted of attempted murder and was previously affiliated with...
  • Justin Trudeau is ridiculed by Indians

    02/22/2018 3:02:17 PM PST · by Candor7 · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07:40 EST, 22 February 2018 | Chris Pleasance
    Justin Trudeau has come in for criticism for his outfit choices while visiting India, with even the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister weighing in Bestselling author Bhaavna Arora was among the harshest critics, describing his wardrobe choices as 'fake and annoying' Bombay-based writer Shunali Khullar Shroff echoed the sentiments of many ordinary Indians when she suggested Trudeau looked dressed for a wedding. Kabir Taneja, a think-tank researcher, suggested Trudeau needs to 'chill' after he arrived at the airport in Amritsar in traditional Sikh dress Leading the criticism was Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, who tweeted...
  • Justin Trudeau is ridiculed by Indians for his 'fake, tacky and annoying' wardrobe of traditional

    02/22/2018 9:51:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 67 replies ^ | 02/22/2018 | By Chris Pleasance
    Justin Trudeau is taking part in an eight-day visit to India with his family For three days, the Canadian Prime Minister was pictured in traditional outfits While the clothing drew praise early on, the tide of opinion soon turned on him Perhaps sensing the mood change, Trudeau donned a suit on Thursday Justin Trudeau has been ridiculed on social media by Indians for his 'tacky' and over the top outfit choices while on his first visit to their nation as Prime Minister. While many praised his clothing during the first two days of his trip, patience was wearing thin by...
  • Convicted attempted murderer invited to reception with Trudeau in India

    02/22/2018 5:16:00 AM PST · by jerod · 3 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Feb 21, 2018 7:46 PM ET | Terry Milewski,
    B.C.'s Jaspal Atwal was convicted for 1986 attempt to assassinate Indian cabinet minister on Vancouver Island Jaspal Atwal, a convicted former member of an illegal Sikh separatist group, was invited to dine with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a formal event hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner Thursday in Delhi. The invitation, which was extended by Canada's High Commissioner to India, was rescinded after CBC News asked the Prime Minister's Office about it Wednesday. As the story made headlines in the Indian media, Trudeau was forced to respond. "Obviously we take this situation extremely seriously. The individual in question never...
  • Team USA breaks Canada's streak to win women's hockey gold medal in thrilling shootout

    02/21/2018 11:26:42 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 23 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | February 22, 2018 | Eric Adelson
    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The curse is broken. The gold is finally back in America. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the winning goal in a shootout to complete an inspired and thrilling comeback and give Team USA its first Olympic championship in 20 years.
  • Foreign leaders seek fresh ties with US governors, mayors

    02/21/2018 10:09:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2018 12:42 AM EST | Ken Thomas and Zeke Miller
    When Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives in Washington this week for consultations with President Donald Trump, he won’t be traveling solo. Turnbull is bringing the most senior Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the United States in a trip aimed at building stronger relationships with America’s governors. While he’ll talk trade and security concerns with Trump, Turnbull will spend the weekend courting U.S. governors at their annual gathering. Turnbull, a Goldman Sachs executive-turned prime minister, is the latest world leader to extend outreach to U.S. governors and big-city mayors in the age of Trump’s “America First” policies....
  • Smart, Switch, Sweat, and Shiver

    02/19/2018 11:32:49 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 2/17/2018 | ILEANA JOHNSON
    The federal government in Canada has moved to pass coal phase-out legislation into law with its Just Transition Task Force in favor of “clean energy.” “The end of coal power will help usher in a new era for renewable energy,” said David Suzuki Foundation director of science and policy Ian Bruce. “With conventional coal-fired power officially headed for the history books, people across the country can literally breathe easier about the future of energy production.” “This is yet another signal that dirty, outdated energy sources are on their way out,” said the Foundation’s lead climate campaigner and senior policy analyst...
  • Justin Trudeau 'snubbed' by Indian PM as he lands in New Delhi

    02/19/2018 6:24:20 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 55 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 19 FEBRUARY 2018 | Rahul Bedi
    Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, received a lukewarm welcome at the start of his official India visit, with some claiming he had been "snubbed" by New Delhi over his support of Sikh separatists. After landing on Saturday, Mr Trudeau was received by a junior agricultural minister and only by district officials when he visited the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra a day later. His welcome stands in stark contrast to heads of foreign governments who have been personally received at New Delhi’s airport by prime minister Narendra Modi himself, known for his warm public embraces with world leaders. Mr...
  • Super Hornet Will Compete In Canada's Fighter Contest As US Navy Funds Conformal Fuel Tanks

    02/19/2018 6:10:32 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    The Drive ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Despite having soured relations with the Canadian government with a major trade dispute, Boeing is reportedly still planning to submit a bid on the contract to replace the Royal Canadian Air Force’s aging CF-18A+ Hornets, almost certainly offering new F/A-18E/F Super Hornets. The Chicago-headquartered plane maker could try to make its submission more attractive by including upgrades its already working on for the Super Hornet, such as the range-extending conformal fuel tanks it is developing for the U.S. Navy. On Feb. 15, 2018, Reuters, citing unnamed sources, reported that Boeing had formally applied to be a part of Canada’s fighter...
  • 'Slippery slope': Opposition mounts to Canadian media's plan to block piracy websites

    02/18/2018 3:56:14 AM PST · by jerod · 3 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Feb 18, 2018 | By Sophia Harris
    Critics fear the plan could lead to rampant internet censorship Opposition is mounting to a media coalition's plan to block Canadians from accessing piracy websites. Many people fear that the plan — backed by big players such as Bell, Rogers, and CBC — could lead to rampant internet censorship. "It starts with 'blocking piracy' and ends with corporations blocking information that opposes their goals and viewpoints," wrote Thomas Herr from Barrie, Ont., in a submission to the CRTC on the issue. He's one of more than 5,000 Canadians who has submitted an opinion on the piracy site blocking plan to...
  • College suspends Christian philosopher for expressing ‘aversion’ to homosexuality on Facebook

    02/15/2018 5:09:55 AM PST · by Petrosius · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 14, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    MONTREAL, Canada, February 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Christian philosophy professor and award-winning lecturer at a post-secondary institution has been suspended for remarks he made on social media about homosexuality. Jean Laberge, a philosophy teacher at the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal since 1994, has been placed on leave pending sanctions by college administration. Laberge posted a note on Facebook on January 17 where he said that he had “aversion” and “distaste” for homosexuals, reported Radio-Canada. He spoke of “fear” and his lack of comprehension for homosexuality while also saying he “respected” the condition. This note no longer appears on Laberge’s Facebook...
  • Justin Trudeau is on verge of legalizing pot for 12-year-olds (O Canada!)

    02/13/2018 12:34:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 02/13/2018 | Lianne Laurence
    OTTAWA, February 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — A pro-family group has blasted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s bill legalizing recreational cannabis as “monstrous” and a “devastating attack” on society and families, and is urging Canadians to lobby the Senate to reject the legislation. Most egregiously, Bill C-45 or the Cannabis Bill, poses significant risks for children, REAL Women of Canada vice president Gwen Landolt said in a critique posted on the group’s website. The Liberal bill allows children over age 11 to “freely possess, use, and even share marijuana up to five grams [10 joints] at a time,” she pointed out. “There...
  • Police in Ontario have charged a supply teacher with sexually assaulting a male student

    02/09/2018 1:15:47 PM PST · by Loyalist · 55 replies
    National Post ^ | February 9, 2008 | Staff
    VAUGHAN, Ont. — Police north of Toronto say a 28-year-old woman who worked as an occasional supply teacher is facing sexual assault charges. York regional police say they began investigating late last month after receiving information about a teacher who is alleged to have been involved in a sexual relationship with a male student between October and December of last year. They say Marianna Riossi has been working with the York Catholic District School Board since 2014. The 28-year-old woman from Vaughan, Ont., has been charged with three counts of sexual assault and three counts of sexual exploitation.
  • New Poll Finds Voters Trust GOP Over Dems on Economy, Jobs, National Security, and Immigration

    02/09/2018 9:22:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/09/2018 | Guy Benson
    In my post yesterday about freshly-announced benefits from tax reform -- here's another bummer for Pelosi and friends -- I warned that in spite of Americans' positivity on the economy and growing support for the GOP-passed law, outsized Democratic enthusiasm threatens to make a 'blue wave' inevitable.  I stand by that analysis, but figured I'd keep you posted on data points and trends that push back against the 'doomed GOP' narrative.  One was the Monmouth poll we covered last week.  The latest national survey from Politico is another.  The president's approval rating is up to a respectable level, Republicans have...
  • Justice Dept. official who helped oversee Clinton, Russia probes steps down

    02/07/2018 6:37:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/7/18 | Ellen Nakashima
    A Justice Department official who helped oversee the controversial probes of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and Russian interference in the 2016 election stepped down this week. David Laufman, an experienced federal prosecutor who in 2014 became chief of the National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, said farewell to colleagues Wednesday. He cited personal reasons. His departure from the high-pressure job comes as President Trump and his Republican allies have stepped up attacks on the Justice Department, the FBI and special counsel Robert S. Mueller III for their handling of the Russia probe. “It’s tough...
  • FBI informant on Uranium One Breaks Silence Today

    02/07/2018 6:26:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 80 replies
    Sara Carter ^ | 2/7/18 | Sara A. Carter
    An informant who spent years gathering information on the Russian energy and uranium market industry for the FBI, met staff members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, House Oversight, and House Intelligence Committees on Wednesday. He gave explosive testimony on his years as an undercover informant providing information to the FBI on Russian criminal networks operating in the United States. He also contends in his testimony, and written briefs, to the FBI that Russia attempted to hide its ongoing aid to help sustain Iran’s nuclear industry, at the time the Obama administration approved the sale of 20 percent of U.S. uranium...
  • Obama's DOJ slow-walked probe despite national security concerns

    01/09/2018 8:14:54 AM PST · by yoe · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2017 | Paul R. Gregory
    In their recent ( article in The Hill), John Solomon and Alison Spann reported on the Obama Justice Department’s slow-walk investigation of Moscow’s “bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States.” Obama administration figures involved in the 2009-15 investigation include Robert Mueller, James Comey, Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe — all of whom are involved in some fashion in the current investigation of President (Donald Trump’s) alleged collusion with Russia.Despite extensive information as early as 2009 that Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm and that Russian nuclear officials...
  • Poll: Americans Increasingly Supportive of Tariffs to Protect U.S. Against Globalization

    02/07/2018 9:00:48 AM PST · by mac_truck · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/6/18 | John Binder
    Americans are increasingly supportive of tariffs on cheap, imported goods from foreign countries to protect American industries and workers against wild globalization. In a poll by Rasmussen Reports, roughly 50 percent of Americans said the federal government should “place tariffs on goods from countries that pay very low wages to their workers,” as opposed to only 26 percent of Americans who said tariffs should not be imposed on foreign countries. About 24 percent of Americans said they were “not sure” if the government should use tariffs to protect American industries. Additionally, a plurality of Americans, about 44 percent, said the...
  • U.S. right seizes on 'peoplekind' comment ahead of Trudeau's trip to sell NAFTA

    02/07/2018 10:23:25 AM PST · by jerod · 18 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Feb 06, 2018 6:49 PM ET | CP wire
    A seemingly off-the-cuff remark by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau morphed into a scornful segment on one of U.S. President Donald Trump's favourite TV shows Tuesday just as the prime minister heads to the U.S. in hopes of selling Canada's virtues stateside. Fox and Friends was among the mainstream media outlets that seized on a surprising exchange between Trudeau and a woman at a town hall event, an interaction that's since spun out to become a subject of global ridicule on the right side of the political spectrum. The woman was going on about the need for more support for religious...
  • Really, Mr. Trudeau? 'Peoplekind'? (Because 'Mankind' is not inclusive enough?)

    02/07/2018 9:38:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/07/2018 | Michael Brown
    I’m not sure how this is faring on your side of the border, but here in America (and, apparently, elsewhere, see here and here), your use of the word “peoplekind” has raised some eyebrows.I’m referring, of course, to your interaction with a woman in your live audience who stated that “maternal love is the love that’s going to change the future of mankind”. You interrupted her to say, “We like to say ‘peoplekind’, not necessarily ‘mankind’, because it’s more inclusive.”Now, I don’t mean to be pedantic, but I think the word you wanted to use was “humankind,” an acceptable alternative...