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  • Trump's trade war advantage: The US economy is 'firing on all cylinders,' says expert

    08/12/2018 11:06:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 13, 2018 | Weizhen Tan
    • "We have to realize that perhaps China isn't as strong as when we at first think. China is still figuring out also how to deal with this trade situation, how to ensure the stability of its domestic economy," said Curtis Chin, an Asia fellow at the Milken Institute. • Speaking to CNBC's "Squawk Box," Chin also "totally" disagreed with the view that U.S. President Donald Trump's policies are backfiring. China's power may have been overrated and the U.S. economy is staying strong, meaning that U.S. President Donald Trump has an advantage in the trade war, according to one expert....
  • The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy

    05/10/2018 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 21 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 5/10/18 | Greenfield
    The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy Not just treasonous, stupid. May 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Quick, what’s the Dem position on Syria? What about China? Don’t bother. There was once a time when Democrats could discuss Syria, North Korea, the South China Sea, economic tensions in the European Union and the future of Africa. But that was before Trump. Democrats don’t have a foreign policy anymore. They have a Trump...
  • Fredericton man charged in Canada mass shooting that killed two police officers, two civilians

    08/11/2018 3:04:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    N Y Daily News ^ | Aug 11, 2018 | 2:15 PM | Jessica Schladebeck
    The suspect, Matthew Vincent Raymond, is accused of killing Fredericton constables Robb Costello and Sarah Burns as well as 32-year-old Bobbie Lee Wright and her 42-year-old boyfriend, Donnie Robichaud, authorities announced in a press release. The couple had just gotten together at the beginning of August. The officers were responding to reports of shots fired around 7 a.m. Friday at an apartment near Brookside avenue in Fredericton, where they found the two deceased civilians before being fatally shot themselves, Fredericton deputy police chief Martin Gaudet said Friday. Additional officers responded and engaged the suspect. They entered the apartment building around...
  • Fredericton police ID 2 officers killed in shooting in which 2 civilians also died

    08/10/2018 4:28:16 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 31 replies
    CBC News ^ | Aug 10, 2018 8:07 AM AT | Elizabeth Fraser
    2 civilian victims not named; 48-year-old suspect being treated in hospital for injuries sustained in shooting Two police officers who were among four people killed in a shooting in Fredericton Friday morning have been identified as Lawrence Robert Costello, 45, and Sara Mae Helen Burns, 43. Costello was a 20-year police veteran, is survived by his partner and four children. Burns joined the Fredericton Police Force in 2016 but had served as an auxiliary officer for two years. She leaves behind her husband and three children. The 48-year-old suspect, who has not yet been identified, is in hospital and is...
  • UCP under fire after nomination candidate called climate change a ‘hoax’ on social media

    08/10/2018 9:07:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | August 9, 2018 | By EMMA MCINTOSH
    CALGARY - The United Conservative Party is under fire after a Calgary nomination candidate cast doubt on the legitimacy of climate change in several social media posts. Randy Kerr, who is vying for the UCP nomination to run in the provincial riding of Calgary-Beddington, is a former campaign manager for party leader Jason Kenney. Some of his posts linked to a website with connections to Breitbart News, the far-right U.S. media outlet, which is associated with the so-called alt-right and has been accused of being sympathetic to white nationalism. “My first reaction to that is, so what,” said Kerr, when...
  • At least 4 people dead in shooting, Canadian police say

    08/10/2018 5:26:34 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 33 replies
    Fox News Live ^ | Aug. 10, 2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    At least four people were killed in a shooting Friday in Fredericton, Canada, police said. The Fredericton Police Department tweeted Friday morning to caution residents to avoid Brookside Drive due to an "ongoing incident." Later, police confirmed four people had been killed in the incident. It was not immediately clear what caused the shooting.
  • [Ongoing] Shooting in Canada’s Fredericton, New Brunswick, Multiple Fatalities

    08/10/2018 5:26:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10, August 2018 - 20 Minutes ago | Jack Montgomery
    Police in Fredericton, New Brunswick, have confirmed “multiple fatalities” in a shooting incident which appears to be ongoing. Police officers in the Canadian city are advising members of the public to avoid the area of Brookside Drive between Main and Ring Road, and say they will provide more information when they can. Four deaths have been officially confirmed so far, but little is known about the suspect(s), victims, or circumstances of the incident.
  • At least 4 people dead in shooting, Canadian police say

    08/10/2018 5:11:08 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10, 2018
    At least four people were killed in a shooting Friday in Fredericton, Canada, police said. The Fredericton Police Department tweeted Friday morning to caution residents to avoid Brookside Drive due to an "ongoing incident." Later, police confirmed four people had been killed in the incident. It was not immediately clear what caused the shooting. Police asked residents to stay in their homes and lock their doors. First responders were on the scene.
  • Shooting. At this time, we can confirm multiple fatalities. (New Brunswick)

    08/10/2018 5:07:05 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    Re: Shooting. At this time, we can confirm multiple fatalities. The incident is ongoing. More information will be available when we can. Please continue to avoid the area of Brookside Drive between Main and Ring Road. 7:17 AM - 10 Aug 2018
  • Ottawa mosque loses charity status for promoting ‘hate and intolerance’

    08/09/2018 2:18:21 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    The federal government has stripped one of Ottawa’s largest mosques of its charity status over “activities that promote hate and intolerance,” Global News has learned. The Canada Revenue Agency took action against the Ottawa Islamic Centre and Assalam Mosque following audits that raised concerns about its roster of guest speakers. “Many of the views expressed by the organization’s speakers are misogynistic, homophobic, racist and/or promote violence,” the CRA Charities Branch wrote in a letter sent to the mosque president. The CRA was also concerned that “radicalized individuals” had attended the mosque, one of whom, Ashton Larmond, is now imprisoned for...
  • Illegal U.S. northern border crossings up 142 percent from last year

    08/09/2018 7:06:34 AM PDT · by gattaca · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 6, 2018 | CBS News
    CBS News has learned the number of people caught illegally crossing the United States' northern border is up 142 percent. Border Patrol agents apprehended 445 people entering the U.S. from Canada during the first six months of 2018; that compares with 184 during the same period last year. The northern border is very easy to cross, which was actually the original intention. But it also makes it very difficult to secure. An unguarded metal fence is the only thing keeping smugglers from entering a remote corner of New York State – a small part of the physical security infrastructure along...
  • Saudi Arabia crucified a man in Mecca while aggressively calling out Canada over human rights

    08/09/2018 2:17:37 AM PDT · by Cronos · 44 replies
    Business insider ^ | 7.August.2018 | Alex Locke
    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed a man by crucifixion in the holy city of Mecca on Wednesday amid waging a public-relations battle with Canada over human rights. The man, Elias Abulkalaam Jamaleddeen, was accused of murder, theft, and attempted rape, according to Bloomberg. Saudi Arabia, ruled by its interpretation of Islamic law, rarely carries out crucifixions, but capital punishment remains common. Crimes in Saudi Arabia such as homosexuality and attending anti-government rallies have previously led to crucifixion sentences. Unlike the biblical crucifixions carried out by the Romans against Christians in antiquity, Saudi crucifixions usually involve displaying a beheaded corpse...

    08/08/2018 4:19:01 PM PDT · by hout8475 · 4 replies
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  • Chronically ill man releases audio of hospital staff offering assisted death

    08/08/2018 3:08:21 PM PDT · by DFG · 7 replies
    CTV News (Canada) ^ | 08/02/2018 | Staff
    An Ontario man suffering from an incurable neurological disease has provided CTV News with audio recordings that he says are proof that hospital staff offered him medically assisted death, despite his repeated requests to live at home. Roger Foley, 42, who earlier this year launched a landmark lawsuit against a London hospital, several health agencies, the Ontario government and the federal government, alleges that health officials will not provide him with an assisted home care team of his choosing, instead offering, among other things, medically assisted death. Foley suffers from cerebellar ataxia, a brain disorder that limits his ability to...
  • Canada defiant after Saudi Arabia freezes new trade over human rights call

    08/08/2018 2:30:52 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 5, 2018 / 7:47 PM / | Aziz El Yaakoubi, David Ljunggren
    RIYADH/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada on Monday refused to back down in its defense of human rights after Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment and expelled the Canadian ambassador in retaliation for Ottawa’s call to free arrested Saudi civil society activists...........
  • Report: Illegal Aliens Self Deporting to Canada Due to Trump’s Crackdown

    08/07/2018 8:02:45 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 6, 2018 | John Binder
    A new report by the Washington Post chronicles the stories of multiple illegal aliens who were living in the United States and have now decided to self deport to Canada in order to avoid deportation. In one case highlighted by the Washington Post, an illegal alien single mother from Eritrea with two U.S.-born anchor babies decided to flee Las Vegas and head to Canada after she was denied asylum. “So now I am here just hoping it gets better,” Mesfin said as she pushed the stroller, while trying to manage her toddler, toward Canada.
  • Canada to ask allies to help cool Saudi dispute; U.S. offers no aid

    08/07/2018 4:25:30 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7 Aug 2018 | David Ljunggren
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada plans to seek help from the United Arab Emirates and Britain to defuse an escalating dispute with Saudi Arabia, sources said on Tuesday, but close ally the United States made clear it would not get involved. The Saudi government on Sunday recalled its ambassador to Ottawa, barred Canada’s envoy from returning and placed a ban on new trade, denouncing Canada for urging the release of jailed rights activists. Riyadh accused Ottawa on Tuesday of interfering in its internal affairs. One well placed source said the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau - which stresses the...
  • Saudi Arabia Suspends Flights To Canada as The Diplomatic Confrontation Escalates

    08/06/2018 3:50:13 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 6, 2018 | Sundance
    Many people are perplexed about the severity of Saudi Arabia’s response after Justin from Canada and Foreign Minister Crystina Freeland began denouncing KSA’s action in jailing a Saudi national, Samar Badawi (pictured below with Obama and Clinton), likely a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, for action against the government. It certainly appears there is a bigger backstory here than generally visible. Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that it is ordering Canada’s ambassador to leave the country and freezing all new trade and investment transactions with Canada. “We consider the Canadian ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia persona non grata...
  • Saudi Arabia orders Canadian envoy to leave over criticism

    08/05/2018 9:32:26 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    ITV ^ | Aug 5, 2018 | David Kawai
    Saudi Arabia has ordered Canadian ambassador Dennis Horak to leave the kingdom within 24 hours (David Kawai/The Canadian Press via AP) Saudi Arabia has ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave the ultraconservative kingdom within 24 hours after his nation criticised the recent arrest of women’s rights activists. The Saudi Foreign Ministry also said it would freeze “all new business” between the kingdom and Canada. Some 10% of Canadian crude oil imports come from Saudi Arabia. Canadian officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It was not immediately clear if Ambassador Dennis Horak was in the kingdom. “Any...
  • Professor links FELT - yes, the material — to White Supremacy

    08/05/2018 3:35:42 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 98 replies
    The College Fix ^ | August 3, 2018 | Michael Jones Auburn University
    Critic calls research ‘postmodern word salad’ University of Toronto scholar Stephanie Springgay’s newly published research alleges that there is more to felt, the material, than typically perceived. In her paper, “‘How to Write as Felt’: Touching Transmaterialities and More-Than-Human Intimacies,” published online in late July by Studies in Philosophy and Education, Springgay suggests that felt, a “dense material of permanently interlocking fibers,” can be linked to racism and capitalism. “[T]his paper addresses ‘the problem of education’ that is predicated on cis-heteronormative White supremacist settler colonial logics that assume knowledge enters from an outside, that is predicated on progress, and that...