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  • Viewing the world through the eyes of a Trump supporter: Neil Macdonald

    10/18/2017 9:53:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | October 17, 2017 | Neil Macdonald
    Aside from the sesquipedalian Conrad Black – who puzzles me, because his own manners are impeccable and he generally loathes ignorant boorishness – just about every serious writer in the mainstream media regards President Donald Trump with disgust. Even Charles Krauthammer, whose ferociously controlled savagery toward liberals sets him apart from even his fellow columnists on the right, has called Trump a moral disgrace, among other things. Trump's fans are right: the coverage of their champion is utterly unbalanced. Not that there is anything wrong with that; "balance" is just relativism dressed in evening clothes. But it's always fascinating to...
  • DUNAMIS POWER[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/18/2017 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | bible, Holy Spirit
    Dunamis Power is yours my children just speak what you need or declare what it is My Spirit is to manifest before you and it shall be for as you have overcome the world it now sits at your feet as it does for me for we are one and I walk hand in hand with you as you do my will alone . Let My Spirit of Holiness lead your days now for the body and Bride of Christ are coming together now in a redeeming way in that all that is being done now in this hour is...
  • A Tale of Two Leaders: Trudeau versus Trump

    10/17/2017 1:47:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American ^ | October 17, 2017 | J.Robert Smith
    The contrast couldn’t be more telling. Last November, voters elected a Hemingway man as president. Hemingway, as in Ernest. You know, the great 20th Century writer who glorified masculinity: big game hunting, deep-sea fishing, bullfighting, war. Testosterone comes standard with males, and Hemingway never apologized for it. Why should he have? That’s like saying sorry for having two feet. Up north, Canadians elected a party to govern -- the Liberals -- led by a Trump antithesis. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is everything that Trump isn’t -- oh, and proud of it. He declares himself a feminist. Says he’s raising his...
  • NAFTA 2.0 Must Strengthen Intellectual Property Rights

    10/17/2017 5:14:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | October 17, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    It now appears that Donald Trump's intention regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement is to mend it, not end it. That's good news, because the trade deal has been a stunning economic success for Canada, Mexico and the United States. Freer trade has meant steady increases in the volume of trade, greater competitiveness and lower prices. But as Trump's negotiators craft a NAFTA 2.0 deal, some things need to be fixed to assure America's continued commanding heights in technology and innovation. Intellectual property rights -- patents, copyrights and so on -- need to be better safeguarded. There have...
  • Plan to buy used fighter jets from Australia far from straightforward, experts say (Canada)

    10/16/2017 7:00:35 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    CBC News ^ | Oct 16, 2017 | Murray Brewster
    Canada's plan to shop for used Australian fighter jets rather than buy new Boeing Super Hornets may backfire, according to defence experts, because the U.S. government will ultimately have a say on whether a deal proceeds. Even though the FA-18 Hornets are nearly three decades old, require regular corrosion maintenance and are nearing obsolescence, their proposed resale would still require Washington's approval because they are advanced warplanes, originally manufactured in the U.S., a former Royal Australian Air Force officer told CBC News. "I imagine all of it is going for a fair bargain price," said Peter Layton, a fellow at...
  • It's Official, Canada Pens Formal Letter Of Interest For Surplus Aussie F/A-18 Hornets

    10/14/2017 4:40:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The Drive ^ | OCTOBER 13, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    One of the strangest sagas in defense procurement over the last decade has been Canada's meandering road to a new fighter aircraft to replace, or even augment, the country's relatively small fleet of aging CF-18 Hornets. We have talked in great depth about this issue, and although the Super Hornet is clearly the right jet for Canada, a recent trade spat has made it politically unsavory for the Trudeau Administration to order even a handful of the strike fighters as a interim measure before selecting a fighter to replace the entire CF-18 fleet sometime in the future. In the meantime,...
  • I'm From Canada. Here's What It's Like to Live with Universal Health Care

    10/13/2017 10:15:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Paste Magazine ^ | 07/21/2017 | By Rob Rousseau
    Shortly after my son was born, in late December 2015, he stopped breathing. Let me tell you: having the worst thing you could possibly imagine happen right after the most joyous, wonderful moment of your life is quite an emotional trip. It had already been a difficult pregnancy. My wife had developed gestational diabetes, which required weekly checkups where nurses could monitor our baby’s heartbeat for hours at a time, as well as regular consultations regarding her diet and caloric intake, so any potential harmful effects of the disease would be minimized. We also had to closely monitor her blood...
  • Why I'm Raising My Kids to Be Feminists [Justin Trudeau on 'toxic maculinity']

    10/11/2017 11:39:09 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 111 replies ^ | 11 Oct 17 | Justin Trudeau
    I am in politics because every day, I get to work to make the world a little better—for my kids, and for yours. I’m proud of the dedicated work our team is doing to make Canada more open, more inclusive, more just—and gender equal. But some of the most important work I do is not as a political leader, but as a parent. Every day, at home, I have the astonishing and humbling opportunity—together with my wife Sophie—to nurture empathy, compassion, self-love, and a keen sense of justice in our three kids.
  • Warship designers scramble to assemble boatload of supporting documents for bids (Canada)

    10/11/2017 10:21:49 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    CBC News ^ | October 11, 2017 | Murray Brewster
    Companies bidding to design Canada's new warships have to throw in specifications for everything — including the kitchen sink and the paperwork to prove it works. That is one of about 600 technical requirements in the design stage of the $60-billion frigate replacement program — the myriad tiny details that some of the 12 companies in the competition say are excessive. One section of the bid documents, obtained by CBC News, lists the appliances and expectations for the ship's galley. It is an extensive list, including a 40-litre mixing machine, one four-rack convection oven, a single two-compartment steamer cooker, two...
  • Unprovoked attack on 75-year-old woman 'the most severe beating I've seen,' says Windsor surgeon

    10/11/2017 9:31:17 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 45 replies
    Windsor Star ^ | October 11, 2017 | Dalson Chen
    The shocking weekend assault of a 75-year-old woman left her with head injuries so terrible that the surgeon who treated her says they’re among the worst he’s seen in his medical career in Windsor. “In my 12 years in Windsor, this is the most severe beating I’ve seen,” said Dr. Balraj Jhawar, a neurosurgeon at the Ouellette Campus of Windsor Regional Hospital. Sara Anne Widholm, a grandmother and Riverside resident, remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon. Jhawar said he is speaking publicly about the case because he believes the community needs to know. He was told by Widholm’s family that...
  • VG exposed the largest child sexual abuse forum. It was run by the police.

    10/09/2017 9:02:32 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    VG ^ | January 24, 2017 | Håkon F. Høydal, Einar Otto Stangvik and Natalie Remøe Hansen
    Both men stiffen as VG confronts them. – Go ahead and publish what you know about us now, if you think it’s true, but be prepared for the consequences, says Jon. Next to him in a Brisbane hamburger pub sits Paul. VG has just told them what we’ve uncovered: that they run the world’s largest online forum for child sexual exploitation, “Childs Play”. Jon, the Australian, turns pale. Paul, who is British, flushes crimson. It is January 2017. At this point the two have been running the Childs Play website for three months. Under their supervision, thousands of members have...
  • Will ex-Montrealer Kamala Harris be the one to unseat Donald Trump?

    10/09/2017 8:49:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    The Montreal Gazette ^ | October 9, 2017 | Stéphane Blais, Presse Canadienne
    A former Westmount High student could prevent U.S. President Donald Trump from winning a second term in 2020. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is considered by many to be a potential candidate to give Trump a run for his money. At a time when the Democratic Party is looking for a new identity, some betting websites have placed her in front for the Democratic nomination. Mother Jones, a current-affairs magazine, recently argued that she is “one of the Democrats who could beat Trump in the 2020 presidential election.” In 2015, the Washington Post ran a profile of her under the headline:...
  • Canada prison escapees caught by police in escape room

    10/08/2017 7:53:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Two Canadian women who escaped prison ran out of luck when they were cornered by police at a jail-cell simulation for thrill seekers. The women fled an Edmonton, Alberta, prison on Monday, but were arrested the next day at a so-called escape room. Police traced them to the facility, where people pay to solve puzzles that will unlock the doors of mock dungeons. Despite their practical experience, the fugitives were unable to pull off another escape. Kelsie Laine Marie Mast, 23, and Samantha Faye Toope, 20, jumped a fence at Edmonton Institution for Women on Monday. Police said they were...
  • Hunt for Family of First World War Hero Honoured 100 Years After Passchendaele

    10/07/2017 2:07:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Herald (Scotland) ^ | 6th October | Colin McNeill
    A search has been launched to find relatives of a soldier awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery during the Battle of Passchendaele in the First World War. Officials hope to have family members present at a ceremony to honour the bravery of Robert Shankland, which will take place in Ayr on October 26, 100 years since the heroic acts took place. Mr Shankland was born on October 10, 1887 at 6 Gordon Terrace in the South Ayrshire town and emigrated to Canada in 1911. At the outbreak of the First World War he enlisted and returned to Europe as part...
  • Halloween stores starting to get the 'appropriation' message (Only in Canada, you say)

    10/07/2017 9:58:12 AM PDT · by jerod · 40 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Oct 07, 2017 10:15 AM ET | Rhiannon Johnson
    Halloween costume stores seem to be getting the message about cultural appropriation but some are still stocking offensive costumes, says an Indigenous social media activist. Chippewa woman Alicia BigCanoe's social media campaign, #IAmNotACostume, has been spreading awareness for several years about how costumes depicting Indigenous stereotypes during Halloween negatively impact First Nations, Métis and Inuit people. "[I feel] a little bit of anxiety around [Halloween], especially knowing that children see these images and First Nations, Inuit and Métis children still see themselves being romanticized in these costumes," she said. However, this year is little different, she said. "The intensity is...
  • I was a U.S. 'Hornet Admiral'—and I'm worried about Canada's air force capability

    10/06/2017 9:08:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    National Post ^ | October 5, 2017 | Admiral Bill Gortney
    When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reopened the competition to select a fighter to replace the CF-18, two questions were raised from that decision, one with long-term implications, and one with immediate consequences. The first: when will the modernization of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) fighter force be complete? The second: what will the RCAF do to mitigate the so-called capability gap (Canada’s current fleet is more than 30 years old, and down from 138 to 77 aircraft) to have a certain number of the most capable fighter jets mission-ready at all times and to ensure the capacity to address...
  • Off With Their Heads: More Than a Quarter of New Parking Meters in St. John's Damaged by Thieves

    10/05/2017 12:28:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    CBC ^ | Oct 04, 2017
    Off with their heads: More than a quarter of new parking meters in St. John's damaged by would-be thievesAbout 290 meters — more than 25 — with each free parking spot losing nearly $10 a day in average revenueMore than half of the new parking meters installed by the City of St. John's have been damaged in the last two and a half years — often by thieves going after the money inside, according to an access-to-information report obtained by CBC. Further, the number of meters currently out of service means the city is missing out on $1,800 in revenue...
  • Judicial Registration[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/03/2017 7:33:16 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible ^ | The Word
    Judicial registration is when you come into my courts announcing who you are in Me for truly it is the Overcomers that get all the attention with justice and purity for they knowingly walk in My virtue day and night and are more than familiar with the authority they walk in as a child of God . So come into My courts singing who you are for as you announce Me I shall announce you as My Word declares before The Father ! Matthew 10:32 32 “Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father...
  • Somali refugee faces terror charges in Canada stabbing, car attacks

    10/01/2017 9:08:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 1, 2017 | Ethan Lou
    A Somali refugee who had been on a watch list over extremist views faced five counts of attempted murder and terror charges on Sunday after Canadian police said he stabbed a police officer and ran down four pedestrians with a car in Edmonton, Alberta. The suspect, a 30-year-old man whom police did not identify, had been investigated two years ago for promoting extremist ideology but was not deemed a threat, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said.
  • Suspect in Edmonton attack faces terrorism, attempted murder charges

    10/01/2017 8:04:10 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 5 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | October 1, 2017 | Michelle Shephard
    Police and federal officials said Sunday that the man suspected of stabbing a police officer and plowing a van into pedestrians on Saturday night is a 30-year-old refugee from Somalia, who had been interviewed by the RCMP in 2015. Police and politicians urged Canadians to be vigilant, but called for calm and unity in the wake of a terrorist attack in Edmonton that injured five and led to the arrest of a 30-year-suspect who had previously been investigated for espousing extremist views. It is the second major terrorist attack in Canada this year, following January’s shooting at a mosque in...