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  • Ontario Catholic leadership meekly accepts Wynne Sex-ed while 70,000+ citizens oppose it

    02/26/2015 12:07:10 PM PST · by massmike · 2 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 02/26/2015 | Pete Baklinski
    While tens of thousands of Ontario parents are opposing the Liberal government’s updated sex-ed curriculum, the Archdiocese of Toronto headed by Cardinal Thomas Collins has stated that schools have a “responsibility to teach the curriculum set out by the Ministry of Education.” It has also been revealed that a Catholic organization in the Archdiocese has been involved in the development of the program by providing “feedback and advice.” These Catholic establishment reactions are in stark contrast to the January 31 statement of Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast regarding the program. Education Minister Liz Sandals told LifeSiteNews in a Toronto press conference...
  • Shopsy's drops the 'Bill Cosby' sandwich

    02/26/2015 2:42:35 AM PST · by xp38 · 13 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | February 25 2015 | Maryam Shah
    TORONTO - The Shopsy’s Deli chain has assigned a new name to a featured sandwich which was called the “Bill Cosby” for years. The corned beef sandwich had been named after the embattled comedian for several years before the current owners bought the restaurants, said Gavin Quinn, president of the Irish Embassy Group. The company bought Shopsy’s around eight years ago with the sandwich already on the menu. “I don’t even think people really associate it with the celebrity,” Quinn said. “They know it more as a food item.” A number of women have accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them....
  • Pills before and after sex can help prevent HIV, study finds (Truvada?!?)

    02/24/2015 7:54:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 24, 2015 4:20 PM EST | Marilynn Marchione
    For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men. The results offer hope of a more appealing way to help prevent the disease beyond taking daily pills and using condoms, although those methods are still considered best. The study, done in France and Canada, is the first to test “on demand” use of Truvada, a pill combining two AIDS drugs, by people planning to have risky sex. The uninfected men who took it were 86 percent less likely to...
  • Question Ted Cruz should ask: Can a foreign-born American be president?

    02/24/2015 7:07:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 24, 2015 | Doyle McManus
    Sen. Ted Cruz is getting close to announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. The Texan is spending almost as much time in Iowa and New Hampshire as he does on Fox News; he's hired a staff and collected a long list of fiercely conservative supporters.. There's at least one hitch: Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, in the Canadian province of Alberta. His mother was a U.S. citizen, born in Delaware; his father, a Cuban refugee working in Canada's oil fields. Thanks to his mother, Cruz was a U.S. citizen at birth. But that doesn't clear up a...
  • Obama’s veto of Keystone XL bill is a slap in Canada’s face

    02/24/2015 4:57:32 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 39 replies
    Financial Post ^ | Feb. 24, 2015 | Claudia Cattaneo
    U.S. President Barack Obama made good Tuesday on his threat to veto a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, maintaining under his full control the final decision on the Canadian project’s future. His office downplayed the gesture, only the third veto of his presidency. There was to be no “drama or fanfare around it,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. It’s “certainly possible” that Obama will approve the pipeline once a State Department review of the project is completed, he added, though he gave no deadline for a decision. Yet the move is another slap in the face...
  • President Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline

    02/24/2015 12:38:37 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 111 replies
    Verge ^ | 2-24-2015 | Kwame Opam
    Nearly two weeks after Congress approved the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama has officially vetoed the bill calling for its construction. The decision follows a clear statement from the White House last month saying the president would not sign the bill into law if Congress, currently controlled by Republican lawmakers, passed it.
  • The Eternal Love of The Father

    02/24/2015 8:15:54 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    bible , ^ | Jedediah
    THE Eternal Love of The Father Virtue upon virtue , line upon line of My Word is truly a River of Life as you walk in My Love and not your own for as your Father in Heaven I AM with you always even onto forever but it is My desire you carry My Heart and not your own for your love can be injured But My Love for you ,in you and through you is an unstoppable Truth that sheds off the lies of the enemy and before which all condemnation Must Fall! For My Love is Sovereign and...
  • Mysterious tunnel found near Canada sports venue as country on edge after terror attack

    02/23/2015 10:27:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:50AM GMT 24 Feb 2015 | (AFP)
    A sophisticated tunnel has been discovered near a major sporting venue and a university in Toronto, reports said Monday, with Canada on edge over the threat of possible extremist attacks. A municipal worker was walking through woods near York University and the Rexall Center last month when he spotted a piece of corrugated metal on the ground, lifted it up and found a passageway, the public broadcaster CBC said. The tunnel was about 23 feet long and 22.5 meters tall and was lit by an electric generator. The walls and ceilings had been reinforced and tools had been left inside....
  • [Toronto] Mystery tunnel found near Pan Am Games venue

    02/23/2015 6:59:06 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 47 replies
    CBC News ^ | Feb 23, 2015 | Sarah Bridge, John Lancaster
    National security officials have been notified that an underground tunnel was discovered near a venue for this summer's Pan Am Games in Toronto, CBC News has learned. The tunnel was dug in the woods near Toronto's Rexall Centre and York University's Keele campus. It was large enough for a person to stand in, at around 2˝ metres in height, and was about seven metres long. The tunnel had lights inside, powered by a generator, and the walls and ceiling were reinforced. Sources told CBC News that the tunnel was filled in by authorities.
  • The Diffusionists Have Landed

    02/22/2015 4:49:11 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 1st, 2000 | Marc K. Stengel
    The Norwegian archaeologists Helge and Anne Stine Ingstad's famous identification, in 1961, of a Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, from just after A.D. 1000 is, of course, a notable exception, no longer in dispute. But that discovery has so far gone nowhere. The Norse settlers, who may have numbered as many as 160 and stayed for three years or longer, seem to have made no lasting impression on the aboriginal skraellings that, according to Norse sagas, they encountered, and to have avoided being influenced in turn. The traditions of the Micmac people, modern-day inhabitants of the area, have...
  • Canada considers taking fight against ISIS to Libya, Syria

    02/21/2015 7:56:44 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 21 replies
    CBC ^ | February 21, 2015
    Defence Minister Jason Kenney has indicated the government is not ruling out taking Canada's military mission against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group beyond Iraq — to Syria and Libya. Evan Solomon, host of CBC Radio's The House, asked Kenney about participating in missions in those countries. "Well, we're going to look at all of the options," Kenney said an interview broadcast Saturday. "Obviously there are practical limits to our ability to operate around the world, but we will look at our options to see where we can have the most impact, where we're most needed," he...
  • France Says it Owns Legendary Vessel (Court Case Over 17th Century Ship in Lake Michigan)

    02/02/2009 10:57:34 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies · 1,597+ views
    The Mining Journal ^ | January 30, 2009 | JOHN FLESHER
    TRAVERSE CITY - The French government says it still owns the Griffin, a 17th century ship built by legendary explorer La Salle that may have been discovered in northern Lake Michigan. France filed a claim to the vessel Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, escalating a legal battle over who owns and has authority to retrieve artifacts from the long-lost vessel. Michigan also is seeking title, although state officials have raised doubts about whether the Griffin's gravesite actually has been found. They say federal law gives the state ownership of abandoned vessels embedded in its Great Lakes bottomlands....
  • All Bubbles Burst: China's Real Estate Market Crashing, Eurogroup Prepare For Grexit & Default...

    02/18/2015 10:23:39 AM PST · by alexmark1917 · 6 replies
    China's Real Estate Market Crashing... Real Estate is the single biggest domestic lending segment in China. Combined with deflation in Iron Ore, Steel, Copper, and other industrial metals China's collateral quality is looking very very shaky compared to loan volume... SNIP While the world's attention is glued to events in Greece, the real action continues to evolve quietly thousands of kilometers east, in China, where the near record surge in new loans remains unable to offset the dramatic slowdown in shadow banking issuance. And while China's bubble-chasing, animal spirits have recently reoriented themselves from real estate to the stock market,...
  • Get Ready for $10 Oil

    02/17/2015 10:29:59 AM PST · by Duke C. · 65 replies
    Bloomberg | A. Gary Shilling
    At about $50 a barrel, crude oil prices are down by more than half from their June 2014 peak of $107. They may fall more, perhaps even as low as $10 to $20. Here’s why.
  • European Union Causes Peace Process And Quartet Meltdown

    02/16/2015 5:16:07 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/16/15 | David Singer
    Quartet has been totally compromised--the peace process and its intricate negotiating structure irretrievably ended. Back to the drawing board for yet another new proposal Revelations that the European Union (EU) has been acting illegally in funding and facilitating the construction of more than 400 unauthorised buildings in areas in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) under exclusive Israeli control—signals the end of: negotiations between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation under the 1993 Oslo Accords and the 2003 Bush Roadmap and the role of the Quartet - America, Russia, the United Nations and the European Union - as mediator in...
  • Canada’s Stephen Harper left shaken by scandals, defections and cheap oil

    02/16/2015 9:53:38 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 16 February 2015 | Jeff Heinrich
    In the dead of winter, the last thing on most Canadians’ minds is the prospect of another federal election. The official deadline for this year’s vote – 19 October – is still a long way off, and there are more immediate worries in this G7 nation of 35 million people: the struggling economy, the drop in value of Alberta oil, the fast-sinking Canadian dollar, security scares over home-grown Islamist radicals, the war in Iraq and Canada’s military role there. But it’s precisely those and other everyday worries – and the fact that the country’s Conservative government could use them to...
  • Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails in Ontario

    02/16/2015 5:01:03 AM PST · by thackney · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 15, 2015 | CAROLYN KING And RITA TRICHUR
    A train carrying crude oil and operated by Canadian National Railway Co. derailed near the town of Timmins in northern Ontario just before midnight on Saturday, causing a fire but no reported injuries. The train derailed in a remote wooded area, according to a spokesman for Montreal-based CN, Canada’s largest railroad company. He said the railway company had deployed firefighting and environmental crews to the scene. The cause of the incident wasn’t yet known, he said. “Our emergency crews continue to conduct a full site assessment to determine the number of rail cars derailed and involved in the fire, and...
  • Remarkable Russian Petroglyphs

    03/22/2012 5:41:26 AM PDT · by Renfield · 32 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | 3-18-2012 | Hanne Jakobsen
    Artefacts are usually displayed in museums but sometimes there are some that just can’t be put on exhibition – as is the case with one that is hidden deep in the Russian forests. It was known that there were rock carvings on some islands in Lake Kanozero, and Jan Magne Gjerde, project manager at the Tromsř University Museum, went out there to document them as part of his doctoral work however, when he and his colleagues had completed their work, the number of known petroglyphs had risen from 200 to over 1,000. “I still get chills up my spine when...
  • Canada adopts maple leaf flag [50 years ago today]

    02/15/2015 7:30:30 AM PST · by matt1234 · 41 replies
    history.com ^ | 2/15/2015 | unknown
    In accordance with a formal proclamation by Queen Elizabeth II of England, a new Canadian national flag is raised above Parliament Hill in Ottawa, the capital of Canada. Beginning in 1610, Lower Canada, a new British colony, flew Great Britain's Union Jack, or Royal Union Flag. In 1763, as a result of the French and Indian Wars, France lost its sizable colonial possessions in Canada, and the Union Jack flew all across the wide territory of Canada. In 1867, the Dominion of Canada was established as a self-governing federation within the British Empire, and three years later a new flag,...
  • Canada Halifax: Police say they foiled shooting plot

    02/15/2015 6:56:30 AM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    Canadian police say they have foiled a plot to carry out a mass shooting in the Halifax area on Saturday. Three suspects were arrested and a fourth reportedly shot himself dead after police surrounded his home. At least two suspects had intended "to go to a public venue... with a goal of opening fire to kill citizens, and then themselves", police said. excerpt- Brian Brennan, commanding officer of the Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said the plot had involved a 19-year-old man from the Halifax suburb of Timberlea and a 23-year-old woman from the US state of Illinois. When...
  • Montreal cancels Muslim group’s reservation at comm. centre after learning ‘disturbing information’

    02/14/2015 2:53:43 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 19 replies
    National Post ^ | February 14, 2015 | Montreal Gazette, Postmedia News
    A Muslim graduation ceremony won’t be held at a community centre in Outremont Saturday evening after the borough cancelled the reservation. The Outremont borough issued a press release Saturday morning saying it had made the decision following “disturbing information” broadcast on the TVA Nouvelles network Friday. The network’s investigative show J.E. said two fundamentalist imams — Salah Assawy and Omar Shahin — were hosting the Académie de la charia nord-américaine, la MISHKA’s event where diplomas would be handed out in islamic studies.
  • Butchered Bones Found in Yukon Cave Bear Marks of Early Americans, Study Finds

    02/13/2015 12:15:11 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Western Digs ^ | February 12, 2015 | Blake de Pastino
    They're probably about half as old as scientists once thought they were. But a pair of butchered bones found in a cave near the Alaska-Yukon border are "definite" evidence of human presence in North America just after the end of the last Ice Age, perhaps as much as 14,000 years ago, according to a new study. The bones were originally discovered in the late 1970s by Canadian archaeologist Dr. Jacques Cinq-Mars at a site known as Bluefish Caves, high in northwestern Yukon Territory. In one of the caves, dubbed Cave 2, archaeologists found more than 18,000 fragments of bones from...
  • Canadian police foil Valentine's Day massacre plot

    02/13/2015 11:17:55 PM PST · by NRx · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 14 Feb 2015 | AP
    Police in Canada have foiled a plot by two suspects who were planning on going to a mall and killing as many people as they could before killing themselves on Valentine's Day.
  • Canadian Conservative-Leaning Sun News Network To Shutdown Tomorrow

    02/12/2015 8:20:24 PM PST · by Mozilla · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/12/15 | PG Veer
    Sun News Network, Canada’s only openly right-of-center news channel, will cease broadcasting early Friday morning, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation revealed. Launched in 2011 by media mogul Pierre-Karl Péladeau, it had trouble attracting audiences. About 200 people will be without a job. Supporters of the channel complain that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (the Canadian FCC) did not put it on par with other similar channels. But CTV News reports that the CRTC said that Sun News did not meet the criteria to be a “compulsory” channel in 2013. It stated in its refusal that “Sun News did not clearly...
  • Man Who Euthanized 12-Year-Old Daughter Happy Canada Overturned Assisted Suicide Ban

    02/09/2015 8:28:35 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/9/15 | Wesley J. Smith
    One Sunday, Robert Latimer carried his 12-year-old daughter to the family pickup truck parked in the barn. He placed the girl, disabled by cerebral palsy, in the vehicle and started the engine. He closed the doors and asphyxiated Tracy to death. Latimer become something of a hero among many Canadians, supported as a loving father for murdering his daughter, for which he served time in prison. Now the child killer has come out in support of the recent Canadian Supreme Court decision that will bring doctor-facilitated death to Canada’s disabled, elderly, dying, and mentally ill despairing citizens. From the CKOM...
  • Anti-oilsands activists in the U.S. are getting unexpected visits from the FBI

    02/08/2015 7:47:22 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 21 replies
    National Post ^ | February 7, 2015 | Alexander Panetta
    WASHINGTON — Unexpected visitors have been dropping in on anti-oil activists in the United States — knocking on doors, calling, texting, contacting family members. The visitors are federal agents. Opponents of Canadian oil say they’ve been contacted by FBI investigators in several states following their involvement in protests that delayed northbound shipments of equipment to Canada’s oilsands. A lawyer working with the protesters says he’s personally aware of a dozen people having been contacted in the northwestern U.S. and says the actual number is probably higher. Larry Hildes says it’s been happening the last few months in Washington State, Oregon...
  • Reggie Love, Jim Messina running election show in England

    02/08/2015 9:51:57 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/08/15 | Judi McLeod
    Politics makes strange bedfellows, particularly when making the whole world Marxist/Caliphate is your goal The ideology of President Barack Hussein Obama is spreading like a cancer over the Free West and is now metastasizing. With Obama’s election team already running anti-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and anti-Prime Minister Stephen Harper campaigns in Israel in Canada, Obama’s former constant companion Reggie Love has joined up with Obama’s 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina to steer the British Prime Minister David Cameron-led Conservative Party to election victory in May. In Canada, “Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have quietly been getting regular advice from Jennifer O’Malley Dillon,...
  • College Student: Bar's Restroom Sign Promotes Violence Against Women, Patriarchy

    02/05/2015 1:31:21 PM PST · by rightistight · 62 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/5/15 | Aurelius
    A University of Saskatchewan student has gotten several bars to take down washroom signs, saying they promote "violence against women" and that the response to her initial concerns was a "very typical misogynistic, patriarchal response." The sign in question, which was up at a Canadian Brewhouse, is meant to portray a blue, male stick figure looking at a pink, female stick figure. It is meant to be funny and show that men like to look at women. Not so says Reanne Risdale, who is 29. Instead, she sees the sign as threatening to women, insensitive, and referenced Bill Cosby when...
  • 11 of Canada’s highest-profile jihad terrorists tied to Muslim Students Association

    02/07/2015 6:17:46 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine
    JihadWatch.org ^ | February 6, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    11 of Canada’s highest-profile jihad terrorists tied to Muslim Students Association FEBRUARY 6, 2015 10:20 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER 12 COMMENTS Surprised? Really? Discover The Networks reports that “the Muslim Students Association of the United States and Canada, or MSA (also known as MSA National), was established mainly by members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) in January 1963 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Nyack College theologian Larry A. Poston writes that ‘many of the founding members of this agency [MSA] were members of, or had connections to,’ the Muslim Brotherhood or Jamaat-i-Islami….MSA speakers routinely spew anti-Semitic libels and justify...
  • Alberta town erupts in controversy over school mural of two boys kissing

    02/07/2015 7:52:00 AM PST · by massmike · 27 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 02/07/2015 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    The town of Onoway, population 1039, is embroiled in a controversy over a mural painted by a student on the walls of its high school depicting two teenaged boys in a lip-locked embrace. Sixteen-year-old Kaela Wilton reportedly received permission from both the principal, James Trodden, and the art and "inclusive education" teacher, Mrs. C. Walker, to paint the mural on the walls of Onoway Jr/Sr High School. Wilton explained that she painted the approved mural to show support for homosexualism, and that she believes kissing is "just natural." “Parents kiss and people on the street. It's just natural,” she said,...
  • Gender-neutral washrooms part of CBE's plan for new schools

    02/07/2015 7:34:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CBC News ^ | February 6, 2015 | David Gray
    Transgendered student Sam Dyck shares with Calgary Eyeopener how the idea came about.Students in new Calgary Board of Education schools will have a third choice when looking to use the washroom in the near future. The CBE has agreed to include gender-neutral washrooms in 20 new schools. Sam Dyck, a transgendered student at Forest Lawn High School, helped to make that happen. Dyck spoke with the Calgary Eyeopener's David Gray Friday. What follows is an edited transcript of that interview. David Gray (DG): Why do you think schools should have gender neutral washrooms? Sam Dyck (SD): Gender neutral washrooms should...
  • BREAKING: Canada’s top court rules doctors can help kill patients; overturns assisted suicide law

    02/06/2015 12:15:32 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/6/15 | Pete Baklinski
    In a momentous ruling this morning, Canada’s highest court unanimously ruled to open the door to a doctor helping kill someone nearing the end-of-life stage, a ruling comparable to the sweeping Morgentaler ruling 27 years ago that allowed a doctor to kill someone at the earliest pre-born stage of life. In Carter v. Canada, the Court overturned a previous law prohibiting assisted suicide, in effect reversing the previous 1993 Rodriguez decision in which it said the state’s obligation to “protect the vulnerable” outweighed the rights of the individual to self-determination. The ruling makes Canada join the ranks of Switzerland, the...
  • Doctor-assisted suicide allowed by Supreme Court in specific cases

    02/06/2015 8:35:24 AM PST · by RansomOttawa · 7 replies
    CBC News ^ | Feb. 6, 2015 | Laura Payton
    People with grievous and irremediable medical conditions should have the right to ask a doctor to help them die, Canada's highest court says in a unanimous ruling.. The Supreme Court of Canada says a law that makes it illegal for anyone to help a person commit suicide should be amended to allow doctors to help in specific situations. The ruling only applies to competent adults with enduring, intolerable suffering who clearly consent to ending their lives. The court has given federal and provincial governments 12 months to craft legislation to respond to the ruling; the ban on doctor-assisted suicide stands...
  • Greenwald & Snowden join Canadian lib-left in writing off terrorism as non-issue

    02/05/2015 1:09:50 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/05/15 | Judi McLeod
    Message to Upper Canada College: This is no time to let political activists lead your students on a sleepwalk through the harsh reality of terrorism ISIS must be sending out resounding cheers for media-darling ‘whistleblowers’ Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald, for leading Canadian high school students through a sleep walk on the dangers of Islamic terrorism. According to former Guardian journalist Greenwald , a Canadian’s real-world chance of being killed in a terrorist attack is “infinitesimal.” That’s what Greenwald told almost 1,400 Upper Canada College students who watched a one-sided online talk titled, “Privacy vs. Security: A Discussion of Personal...
  • Congress awards First Special Service Force with gold medal

    02/03/2015 6:09:17 PM PST · by Bender2 · 12 replies
    PBS ^ | February 3, 2015 at 6:42 PM EST | Matthew Daly
    Congress awards First Special Service Force with gold medal BY Matthew Daly, Associated Press February 3, 2015 at 6:42 PM EST WASHINGTON (AP) — In 1942, they were lumberjacks, miners, hunters and farmers from the United States and Canada, who came together at a U.S. Army base in Montana. Within a few months, they were well-trained warriors who went on to become one of deadliest commando units in World War II. Nicknamed the Devil’s Brigade for their fierce tactics and practice of wearing black boot polish on their faces, the unit excelled during nighttime raids that featured mountain climbing, amphibious...
  • OPEC leader: Oil could shoot back to $200

    02/03/2015 1:00:16 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 2-3-2015 | Matt DiLallo
    Right now the oil market is totally focused on finding a bottom for oil prices. However, according to OPEC's Secretary-General Abdulla al-Badri we've already hit bottom. Not only that, but he sees a real possibility that oil prices could explode higher to upwards of $200 per barrel in the future. He's far from the only one that sees a return of triple-digit oil prices. Finding a bottom: According to recent comments by the Secretary-General when he was in London, the oil market doesn't need to look for oil prices to bottom as the market has already bottomed. Instead, he offered...
  • Vermont just replaced its only only nuclear reactor with fossil fuels obtained from fracking

    02/02/2015 3:04:53 PM PST · by grundle · 26 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 1, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Vermont just replaced its only only nuclear reactor (which had accounted for 71.8% of the state’s electricity production) with fossil fuels obtained from fracking For the past 42 years, Vermont’s only nuclear power plant was responsible for 71.8% of the state’s electricity production. This huge amount of electricity was generated by a single nuclear reactor.Vermont has just shut down this reactor.The replacement energy source for this shut down reactor is shale gas, a fossil fuel whose combustion causes global warming, and which is obtained from fracking.And all this time, I had thought that liberals in Vermont...
  • For striking U.S. refinery workers, Shell shocks with a new style

    02/03/2015 5:20:22 AM PST · by thackney · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 3, 2015 | ERWIN SEBA
    In fact, the USW enjoys the right to pick which company will head up negotiations and specifically chose Shell this year for its perceived flexibility. Shell forged deals with the union in 2006, 2009 and 2012. Those contracts were considered successes, especially after a months-long walkout in 1980, a time people still talk about as a low point for disputes in the sector. This year, however, was different. John Abbott took over as Shell's refining chief in 2013 and Ben van Beurden became chief executive officer in 2014. This time, there were new faces on the negotiating team from Shell,...
  • Increase in average gasoline prices ends 17-week streak of declining prices

    02/03/2015 5:26:52 AM PST · by thackney · 32 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2015 | Energy Information Administration
    IA conducts a survey of gasoline prices each Monday, and yesterday's survey showed the U.S. average regular retail gasoline price increasing for the first time in 18 weeks. The steady decline in prices over the previous 17 weeks was the longest consecutive decrease in EIA's weekly survey since prices fell 14 cents per gallon over a 24-week period in 1995. The decline is the largest percentage decline since a 58% drop in gasoline prices over 15 weeks in late 2008. With oil prices at around $45 per barrel (bbl), petroleum refinery outages in the Midwest and Gulf Coast regions in...
  • Oil Prices Gain More Than 3%; Drop in U.S. Drilling Activity Will Balance Oversupplied Market

    02/03/2015 5:34:25 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 3, 2015 | GEORGI KANTCHEV
    Oil prices continued their rally Tuesday as investors bet that a sharp decline in U.S. drilling activity will balance the oversupplied global market, and even as analysts cautioned that the rebound in prices may not prove to be sustainable. Front-month Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, rose 3.7% to be at $56.80 a barrel on London’s ICE futures exchange. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in March recently traded at $51.15 a barrel, up more than 3% from Monday’s settlement. Both the global oil benchmarks have gained more than 11% over the past three...
  • Good News: American Eco-Fascists Now Praising Saudis As Their "Best Ally" in Fight Against Keystone

    02/03/2015 8:36:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week the Senate, with votes from Democrats and Republicans, passed long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline legislation. President Obama is planning on vetoing the legislation despite broad support from lawmakers and the American people. In the meantime, the Saudis are doing everything they can to undermine U.S. domestic oil production and far-left eco-fascist groups like the Sierra Club are loving it. Washington Free Beacon's Lachlan Markay has the details: Saudi Arabia’s efforts to “drown” American energy producers make the oil-rich theocracy a crucial ally of the environmentalist movement, according to a leading green group. The House of Saud, the kingdom’s royal family,...
  • U.S. about to pass Saudi Arabia as largest liquid petroleum producer

    09/30/2014 8:26:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 30, 2014 | Bruce McQuain
    The Financial Times [subscription] is reporting that the US is poised to become the world’s largest producer of liquid petroleum (oil and natural gas liquids): US production of oil and related liquids such as ethane and propane was neck-and-neck with Saudi Arabia in June and again in August at about 11.5m barrels a day, according to the International Energy Agency, the watchdog backed by rich countries. With US production continuing to boom, its output is set to exceed Saudi Arabia’s this month or next for the first time since 1991. [...] Rising oil and gas production has caused the US...
  • Russian Money Suspected Behind Fracking Protests

    12/01/2014 6:08:30 AM PST · by Theoria · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 Nov 2014 | ANDREW HIGGINS
    PUNGESTI, Romania — Vlasa Mircia, the mayor of this destitute village in eastern Romania, thought he had struck it rich when the American energy giant Chevron showed up here last year and leased a plot of land he owned for exploratory shale gas drilling. But the encounter between big business and rural Romania quickly turned into a nightmare. The village became a magnet for activists from across the country opposed to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Violent clashes broke out between the police and protesters. The mayor, one of the few locals who sided openly with Chevron, was run out of...
  • Russia’s War on Fracking: Threatened by low oil prices, Putin covertly supports anti-frackers

    02/03/2015 8:17:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/03/2015 | Tom Rogan
    As a senior archivist for the KGB’s foreign-intelligence directorate, Vasili Mitrokhin had access to a treasure trove of information. He unveiled those secrets after defecting to Britain in 1992. One such secret concerned the “active measures” — the lies – the KGB had used against the West during the Cold War. In the 1980s, for example, the KGB spread a couple of particularly pernicious rumors. It claimed the United States had manufactured the AIDS virus and that rich Americans were murdering children in the Third World for organ-harvesting purposes. Framed by faux science and ideologically screened “experts,” and harnessing anti-American...
  • Exposed: Obama team working on election campaigns worldwide

    02/02/2015 9:39:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/02/15 | Judi McLeod
    If the truth doesn’t get its pants on, and get them on, on the double, Obama will have have transitioned himself from American president to Uncrowned King of the World Intuitive Winston Churchill’s warning: “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on” can now be taken literally. The lies of President Barack Obama’s have reached all the way over to Israel and are still traveling with the truth yet to get its pants on. Related: Obama claimed that neither he nor his Secretary of State John Kerry can meet with...
  • U.S. workers strike for second day at nine refineries; one to shut

    02/02/2015 6:38:01 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-2-2015
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Union workers were on strike for a second day on Monday at nine U.S. refineries and chemical plants as they sought a new national contract with oil companies covering laborers at 63 plants. The walkouts were the first in support of a nationwide pact since 1980 and targeted plants with a combined 10 percent of U.S. refining capacity. One of the plants, Tesoro Corp's (TSO.N) 166,000-barrel-per-day Martinez, California, refinery, was being shut because it was in the midst of planned maintenance work. The other refineries appeared set to continue running normally as operators initiated contingency plans, calling...
  • Liberal MP: Islamic State threats to Canada all Harper’s fault

    02/01/2015 10:28:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/01/15 | Mitch Wolfe
    Sgro, Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada are just not ready for prime time Liberal MP Judy Sgro gave an interview to The Hill Times in which she gave her opinion as to why the Islamic State poses a threat to Canada. Seems it is all Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s fault. Harper has stood out on the world stage for recognizing ISIS for what it is; Islamic (that’s right composed of Muslims) jihadis tasked with the mission of attacking the West including Canada because of our values and their desire to build a worldwide caliphate. The Liberal MP seems...
  • David Suzuki’s Anti-Human "Blue Dot" Campaign

    01/28/2015 6:18:07 AM PST · by Heartlander · 9 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | January 28, 2015 | Wesley J. Smith
    David Suzuki’s Anti-Human "Blue Dot" Campaign Wesley J. Smith January 28, 2015 4:01 AM | Permalink Canadian environmental radical David Suzuki is at it again. Not content with denigrating humans as "maggots" that go around defecating on the environment, he now wants to add a "right" in the Canadian Charter to "a clean environment." Such a "right" would be anti-human in that it would destroy Canada's prosperity and subvert individual liberty.The "Blue Dot" campaign, like most radical thrusts, is long on warm fuzzies and short on specifics to hide its ruinous intent. It uses propaganda -- pretty pictures of nature and ugly ones...
  • Obama Cooperates With Grandson of Muslim Brotherhood Founder, Ramadan Exhorts COLONIZING U.S./Canada

    02/01/2015 12:46:23 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 23 replies
    Adina Kutnicki, AZIONIST & CONSERVATIVE Blog ^ | February 1, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    Obama Cooperates With Grandson of Muslim Brotherhood Founder, Ramadan Exhorts COLONIZING U.S./Canada FBO Islam! Commentary By Adina Kutnicki by Adina Kutnicki AS always, one can count on the (w)academic community - intellectual "acanemics" - to propagate the most outrageous falsehoods, all in order to push through their ideological objectives. In fact, historical truth is as valued as soiled toilet paper. INHERENTLY, anti-American/anti-western profs lend "intellectual" cover to Islamic supremacists/jihadists. Dangerous reprobates. BUT when you factor in enumerable Islamists educated in the west, the landscape becomes even more ominous. Deadly. IN this regard, they selectively bare their Islamic fangs before certain...
  • Girl, 17, sexually assaulted after being put in back of police car with male sex offender

    01/31/2015 3:25:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    metro.co.uk ^ | january 31, 2015 | tariq tahir
    After being picked up for being drunk, the 17-year-old was put in the back of a car by rookie officer Danielle Gallant, alongside a convicted sex offender. She was unable to defend herself as she was attacked by Joe Kritik, 24, who already had four convictions for sexual assault and was listed on a sex offenders register. He was under arrest for causing a disturbance in the town of Tasiujaq in the far north of Quebec but was not handcuffed and the police car door was locked. A lawsuit against Ms Gallant, the Kativik Regional Police Force and the Kativik...