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  • LIVE THREAD: PM to address nation 7:45pm ET (2345UTC)

    10/22/2014 4:05:53 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 60 replies
    Stephen Harper expected to speak at 7:45pm
  • Suspected shooter identified in Canada attack (CNN identified him as a "convert to Islam")

    10/22/2014 5:00:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 22, 2014 | By Ashley Fantz, Josh Levs and Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN
    Michael Zehaf-Bibeau has been identified by Canadian officials to their American counterparts as the suspected gunman, multiple U.S. officials told CNN. The gunman was killed after two shooting incidents -- one at the Canada War Memorial, and another just minutes later nearby inside Parliament. Bibeau, who was born in 1982, was a convert to Islam and had a history of drug use before he converted, two sources said. Investigators haven't provided any possible motives for the shooting. The violence at Parliament comes just days after Canada raised its terror alert Friday. The suspect in Monday's vehicle attack, Martin Rouleau Couture,...
  • Terrorists Thrive on Deaths - Anybody’s Except Fellow Islamists

    10/22/2014 3:59:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/22/14 | Jerry McConnell
    Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was fatally shot at the War Memorial in Ottawa It’s early afternoon of Wednesday, October 22, 2014, in the neighborhoods of eastern Canada and the United States, mere hours from the late morning devastation of wanton murder, for what appears to have been just killing for the sake of killing in Ottawa, Canada where a Canadian soldier and one of the guilty gunmen were the victims. Not many known details have been made public as yet, so all first hand reports are in great scarcity. But it has been made known by FoxNews, that the incident took...
  • Michael Zehef-Bibeau, Candian Gunman, a Recent Convert to Islam

    10/22/2014 2:48:04 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/22/14 | Aurelius
    The gunman who murdered a police officer in an attack on Canada's Parliament building, Michael Zehef-Bibeau is reported to be a recent convert to Islam: "U.S. officials said that U.S. agencies have been advised that the shooter was a Canadian convert to Islam." Zehef-Bibeau also recently had his passport confiscated because he was deemed a "high-risk traveler." Just before 10 o'clock this morning, Zehef-Bibeau opened fire in Ottawa, Canada, and murdered a Canadian soldier. The soldier has been identified as Nathan Cirillo. Whether he is specifically tied to ISIS is still unknown.
  • Home> International Canadian Official Identifies Dead Ottawa Gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

    10/22/2014 2:34:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 70 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/22/14
    Canadian official identifies dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau .
  • Canada Parliament Shooter Identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

    10/22/2014 1:12:58 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 52 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/22/14 | Aurelius
    The man who opened fire in Canada's Parliament building has been identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau: The gunman was described as "dressed all in black with a scarf over his face" when he killed the officer. The person who attacked the officer reportedly opened fire just before 10 o'clock this morning. Authorities believe he was driving this car: The gunman then opened fire in the Parliament building. He was eventually killed by the sergeant-at-arms, Kevin Vickers.
  • Soldier fatally shot outside of Parliament, one gunman killed, but multiple shooters sought

    10/22/2014 11:35:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The National Post ^ | October 22, 2014 | John Ivison, Justin Ling, Josh Visser, Jake Edmiston, National Post Staff
    Ottawa shooting kills Canadian soldier at War Memorial A soldier was shot and killed at the National War Memorial Wednesday morning before a single suspect was shot dead at Parliament. The chaotic situation is ongoing as police seek multiple suspects in the attack. “One shooting victim succumbed to injuries. He was a member of the Canadian Forces. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his loved ones,” Ottawa police said in a statement. The soldier will not be identified until his family is notified, police added. The soldier is believed to be a reservist from Hamilton, Ontario. “One male...
  • Is Canadian parliament shooting a terrorist attack?

    10/22/2014 10:13:44 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 22, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    The situation in Canada is still developing and many reports regarding the violence in Canada are unconfirmed, but what is known is that at least one police officer was wounded when a shooter attacked him at the war memorial in Ottawa. What was described as a “lone gunman” then entered Canada’s parliament building where this person engaged in a firefight with police before he or she was incapacitated. It seems that early reports which indicated the attack on parliament was the work of a “lone gunman” were inaccurate. At least one Canadian police official told an MSNBC anchor that multiple...
  • Multiple shooters reported in Canada attack [Prime Minister Stephen Harper evacuated]

    10/22/2014 9:25:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/22/2014 | By Ashley Fantz and Josh Levs
    There were two soldiers standing guard at the war memorial in Ottawa near Parliament, and a gunman shot one of them, a witness told CNN on Wednesday. Peter Henderson, a journalist, said other soldiers doing drills nearby ran to help the fallen soldier. Henderson said he knew the person shot was a soldier because of the ceremonial uniform the soldier was wearing. There were "several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa" on Wednesday morning, police said on Twitter. "Incidents occurred at National War Memorial, near the Rideau Centre and Parliament Hill." All Ottawa police buildings remain on lockdown and are closed...
  • Shooters at Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Canada

    10/22/2014 8:49:25 AM PDT · by Entropy Squared · 41 replies
    Self | October 22, 2014 | Entropy Squared
    About an hour ago a shooter killed a guard at Ottawa's War Memorial. The same shooter, or another, then entered the Parliament Building where he was shoot by security personnel. Police are saying nearby Rideau Centre shopping mall is now on lockdown.
  • Footage from Globe Reporter Captures Exchange of Gun Fire in Parliament Hill Building

    10/22/2014 8:45:33 AM PDT · by kristinn · 8 replies
    The Globe and Mail via YouTube ^ | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    Short video by gutsy reporter trailing police as they track gunman in Hall of Honour.
  • Shots fired on Parliament Hill, soldier shot at National War Memorial [Died](Canada)

    10/22/2014 7:44:43 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 33 replies
    CTV ^ | Oct 22 2014 [Last Updated Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:28PM EDT] | Marlene Leung
    Parliament Hill is in under lockdown after reports of shots being fired from inside the halls of the centre block. Nearby, at the National War Memorial, a man believed to be a soldier was shot by an unknown gunman. CTV News' Katie Simpson was at the War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday morning, and witnessed passersby attending to someone who had been shot. Police said a man believed to be a member of the Canadian Forces was shot at the memorial. Police said a man believed to be a member of the Canadian Forces was shot at the memorial. Jason...
  • Shots Fired Inside Canadian Parliament Building

    10/22/2014 7:26:18 AM PDT · by pabianice · 6 replies
    Fox News Channel | 10/22/14
    Breaking.
  • Shooting on Canada's Parliament Hill

    10/22/2014 7:08:00 AM PDT · by kristinn · 601 replies
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Kristinn
    Reports coming in from Canada of shooting at the Library of Parliament. One shooter reported captured. Unconfirmed reports of one dead. Police looking for more shooters, but not sure if more.
  • Russia prepares militarization of Arctic

    10/22/2014 2:44:38 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 53 replies
    UPI Top News ^ | Oct. 21, 2014 , 9:21 AM | Ed Adamczyk
    MOSCOW, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Russia has begun a large-scale militarization of the Arctic Ocean region, with a military command structure planned by 2017. It comes after recent discoveries of oil and natural gas reserves under the ocean floor, and the possibility a potential Northern Sea Route -- an alternative to the Suez Canal -- could soon be established as global climate change causes melting of Arctic ice.
  • Canadian PM calls possible terrorist attack a possible terrorist attack

    10/21/2014 8:15:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/21/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    Terrorism. Not Road Rage, or Workplace Violence Although the incident was tragic, it was refreshing to see Prime Minister Harper use the “t” word when describing an incident that took place in Quebec. Had what happened occurred south of the border, it would have been called an unfortunate car accident or at best, an incident of road rage. The incident occurred Monday morning in a strip mall located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, about 40 km. southeast of Montreal. Two members of the Canadian Forces were walking in the parking lot of the mall when it was alleged they were deliberately struck by...
  • One of two Canadian soldiers hit by 'radicalized' driver dies of his injuries

    10/21/2014 6:22:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2014
    One of two Canadian soldiers hit by a car driven by a Quebec man whom authorities said had been "radicalized" by Islamists has died of his injuries. The Associated Press, citing Quebec provincial police, reported that the soldier had died of his injuries early Tuesday after being struck by the car Monday. The soldier's name has not been released at the request of his family. The suspect in the attack, which took place in a mall parking lot near Montreal, has been identified as 25-year-old Martin Rouleau. [Snip] One neighbor told reporters that Rouleau stopped wearing jeans and started wearing...
  • Canadian Soldier In Critical Condition Due To Possible ISIS Attack in Quebec

    10/21/2014 3:23:03 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Oct. 20, 2014
    The Prime Minster is refusing to confirm or deny the terrifying report. According to reports out of the Quebec city of St. Jean sur Richelieu, a man went on a frenzied rampage targeting members of the military after he was heard speaking about the terrorist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS. CJAD reported the man entered a Department of National Defense office late Monday morning and, prior to exiting, spoke to at least one individual inside about the Islamic extremist network. Upon leaving the military office, reports indicate he got into a vehicle and struck two soldiers, critically injuring...
  • O Beholden Canada: America’s northern neighbor is beset by familiar pension-funding problems

    10/20/2014 7:33:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    City Journal ^ | 10/20/2014 | Steve Malanga
    This summer, Montreal residents witnessed a strange sight: local police abandoned their traditional uniform pants and instead donned casual attire, ranging from camouflage and fluorescent-colored trousers to multicolored slacks. Some cops bizarrely even donned skirts. The dressing down was all done to show cops’ anger at the Quebec provincial government’s proposals to cut the costs of municipal pensions by getting workers to contribute more toward their retirement. Call it Canada’s summer of pension discontent. Governments throughout the country are grappling with as much as $300 billion in unfunded government-worker retirement debt. In a country of just 38.5 million people, that’s...
  • Pope Harming The Church, Burke Confirms He’s Been Ousted!

    10/17/2014 6:14:00 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/14 | Church Militant
    Breaking News From Rome: Burke Confirms He’s Been Ousted! Pope Harming The Church Pope Francis is doing great harm to the church. Those words in public interview from Cardinal Raymond Burke. Cardinal Raymond Burke is the prefect of the Apostolic signatory of or at least he was he has also confirmed for the first time in public the rumor that he has been ousted by Pope Francis
  • BREAKING: [Burke says] Pope Harming the Church

    10/17/2014 5:25:44 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 157 replies
    Church Militant TV ^ | Oct 17 2014 | Michael Voris
    Oct 17 20147 Comments By Church Militant TV News Headlines BREAKING: Pope Harming the Church Cardinal Burke: Pope is harming the Church by not making his position clear. To read the entire interview with Cardinal Raymond Burke, click here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLS3cOxfkJw
  • Container Ship Adrift off British Columbia Coast

    10/17/2014 3:08:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 17, 2014
    A Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel was drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia's northern coast Friday, a scenario a nearby First Nation community described as its "worst fear." The Canadian Forces' joint rescue coordination center in Victoria said the Russian carrier Simushir lost power late Thursday night off Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, as it was making its way from Washington state to Russia. Canadian Navy Lt. Paul Penderghast said the ship was drifting nine nautical miles from shore, though he said it was largely maintaining that position. "It...
  • Recession in Russia, revolt in Venezuela? The knock-on effects of tumbling oil prices

    10/16/2014 4:04:48 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 15 October 2017 | Alberto Nardelli, bunch of other people
    The sudden slump in oil prices, which have fallen 15% in the past three months, has sent tremors through the capitals of the world’s great oil powers, many of whom could face testing budget crunches if the tendency persists. Higher output coupled with weaker demand from China and Europe has driven the price of crude down to $85 – its lowest for four years. The US also now produces 65% more oil than it did five years ago following the boom in shale production. The rise has contributed to the global glut of crude and allowed the US to import...
  • This Machine Might* Save the World

    01/03/2009 7:24:49 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 68 replies · 1,633+ views
    Popular Science ^ | January 2009 | Josh Dean
    Two desktop-printer engineers quit their jobs to search for the ultimate source of endless energy: nuclear fusion. Could this highly improbable enterprise actually succeed? The source of endless energy for all humankind resides just off Government Street in Burnaby, British Columbia, up the little spit of blacktop on Bonneville Place and across the parking lot from Shade-O-Matic blind manufacturers and wholesalers. The future is there, in that mostly empty office with the vomit-green walls -- and inside the brain of Michel Laberge, 47, bearded and French-Canadian. According to a diagram, printed on a single sheet of white paper and affixed...
  • Venture capitalist says nuclear fusion is coming

    02/09/2008 7:10:32 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 26 replies · 178+ views
    Next Big Future ^ | February 07, 2008
    A picture from the patent filing for what General fusion is trying to build with backing from Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital. GF will build a ~3 meter diameter spherical tank filled with liquid metal (lead-lithium mixture). Rams use compressed steam to accelerate pistons to ~50 m/s. Make compression wave in the liquid metal. Microsecond of fusion once per second. Note: This could be considered like a variant of "steam punk nuclear fusion" made real if it works.
  • The Future May Be Getting Close to Reality in Vancouver, With D-Wave and General Fusion

    05/07/2014 8:58:37 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 10 replies
    http://recode.net ^ | March 18, 2014, 2:11 PM PDT | Liz Gannes
    Science The Future May Be Getting Close to Reality in Vancouver, With D-Wave and General Fusion March 18, 2014, 2:11 PM PDT By Liz Gannes   Vancouver is a land of scenic harbors, tall mountains and startups trying to harness the limits of physics.In town for the TED conference, I had the occasion to visit two such companies yesterday: D-Wave and General Fusion. D-Wave, a quantum computing company, is all about the very cold and the rather tiny. It has built enormous refrigerators that each house a single chip, laced with “qubits” that can be in the superposition of...
  • A New Approach to Fusion

    07/31/2009 7:54:01 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 12 replies · 1,260+ views
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 07/31/09 | Tyler Hamilton
    A startup snags funding to start early work on a low-budget test reactor.By Tyler Hamilton General Fusion, a startup in Vancouver, Canada, says it can build a prototype fusion power plant within the next decade and do it for less than a billion dollars. So far, it has raised $13.5 million from public and private investors to help kick-start its ambitious effort.Unlike the $14 billion ITER project under way in France, General Fusion's approach doesn't rely on expensive superconducting magnets--called tokamaks--to contain the superheated plasma necessary to achieve and sustain a fusion reaction. Nor does the company require powerful lasers,...
  • Amazon Founder invests in Canadian Fusion Venture

    08/12/2011 10:10:51 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 16 replies
    Coldfusion3.com ^ | Aug 12 2011 | admin
    Amazon Founder invests in Canadian Fusion Venture August 12, 2011 http://coldfusion3.com/blog/amazon-founder-invests-in-canadian-fusion-venture American billionaire, Jeff Bezos, the man behind Amazon.com has reportedly invested in a Canadian company that is trying to develop a cold fusion process that uses hydrogen and seawater. General Fusion based in Vancouver, British Columbia, reportedly raised $19.5 million in venture capital for the development of a cold fusion or Low Energy Nuclear Reaction process in May. Part of this money apparently came from Bezos’ company Bezos Expeditions. Jeff Bezos The funds will be used to finance the building of a plant to demonstrate General Fusion’s cold...
  • Jeff Bezos Invests $19.5 Million in General Fusion's Nuclear Technology

    05/06/2011 12:24:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 05.05.2011 at 5:43 pm | By Clay Dillow
    This is the fusion company that PopSci said might save the world Bring up the prospect of fusion power, and often eyes glaze over. It’s not that it’s not a thrilling prospect--cheap and inexhaustible energy would solve a lot of problems here on planet Earth--but it’s been such a pipe dream for so long that it’s often hard to make people care. But at least one person with a proven track record in recognizing potential when he sees it has taken an interest in a fusion-powered future: Amazon founder and gazillionaire Jeff Bezos has thrown $19.5 million to Canada’s General...
  • Nuclear fusion is coming, says noted VC

    02/16/2008 9:10:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 52 replies · 206+ views
    CNET ^ | February 7, 2008 | Michael Kanellos
    INDIAN WELLS, Calif.--Nuclear fusion will move from the lab to reality in a few years, a noted venture capitalist says. "Within five years, large companies will start to think about building fusion reactors," Wal van Lierop, CEO of Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, said in an interview at the Clean Tech Investor Summit taking place here this week. In three to four years, scientists will demonstrate results that show that fusion has a 60 percent chance of success, he said. If van Lierop were some crazy guy off the street with an old stack of Omni magazines, you could dismiss him....
  • Oregon State Legislature sent this bulletin at 10/15/2014 02:58 PM PDT

    10/16/2014 7:50:11 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    Senator Doug Whitsett's Newsletter ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 | Sen. Doug Whitsett
    The Council of State Governments Committee on River Governance recently met in Yakima, Washington. As last year’s chair of that Committee, I traveled to Washington to join Representatives and Senators from Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon, as well as a delegation from British Columbia. Our primary purpose was to discuss the impacts of the ongoing Columbia River Treaty negotiations between the United States and Canada.
  • Made in Canada Ebola Vaccine Begins Human Clinical Trials, Results Expected December 2014

    10/15/2014 2:24:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/15/2014 | By Esther Tanquintic-Misa
    The Ebola vaccine that Canada has developed has started its human clinical trials, Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced. Authorities will test the VSV-EBOV vaccine on a small group of people to assess its safety, determine the appropriate dosage and identify any side effects. So far, the vaccine has shown a 100 per cent success rate in animals, Ambrose said. A total of 20 vials of the experimental vaccine have been supplied for use in the trial. It was developed by scientists at the Public Health Agency of Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory (NML). The 20 healthy volunteers at the Walter Reed...
  • This Cheerios Commercial Featuring a Gay Couple and Their Adopted Daughter Is Adorable

    10/13/2014 7:56:26 AM PDT · by Salman · 147 replies
    Slate ^ | Oct. 3 2014 | Mark Joseph Stern
    Over the past few years, General Mills has positioned itself as something like the anti-Chick-fil-A, celebrating LGBT pride and vehemently opposing Minnesota’s proposed gay marriage ban. All of that is very nice—but come on, this is 2014. If you’re a food company and you haven’t made an adorable ad featuring a gay couple with their children, you’re just another face in the pro-gay corporate crowd. Luckily, General Mills has now decided to get with the program, releasing a commercial with a gay couple, their adopted daughter, and a bowl of Cheerios. And the ad is just as impossibly cute as...
  • Canadian woman denied job for being a Christian

    10/13/2014 7:08:54 AM PDT · by massmike · 22 replies
    christian.org.uk ^ | 10/13/2014 | n/a
    A Canadian woman says that she was barred from getting a job at a wilderness tourism company because of her Christian faith. Bethany Paquette, who is an experienced rafting guide, said she was “attacked” over her religion by Norwegian company Amaruk Wilderness Corp. Paquette has taken her email correspondence with the company to lawyers and is preparing a case for the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal. Describing her experience, Paquette said: “I did feel really attacked on the basis that I’m a Christian”. She says she was shocked when she read an email sent in reply to her application by...
  • Ebola outbreak: Canadians in 3 West African countries advised to leave

    10/10/2014 5:54:28 PM PDT · by Gadsden1st · 13 replies
    CBC News ^ | Oct 10, 2014 | The Canadian Press
    Health Minister Rona Ambrose is urging Canadians in three countries in West Africa where the Ebola virus is raging to consider leaving now. The federal government issued a travel advisory Friday aimed at 216 Canadians who live in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. "Today we are asking Canadians living in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia to consider leaving by commercial means while they are still available," Ambrosa said in Edmonton Friday.
  • Canada advises citizens to leave Ebola-hit countries

    10/10/2014 10:25:01 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | 10-10-2014 | AFP
    The Canadian government advised its citizens Friday to leave the West African countries hardest hit by Ebola, while taking measures at its own borders to screen for potentially exposed travelers. "We are asking Canadians living in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia to consider leaving by commercial means while they are still available," Health Minister Rona Ambrose said. The minister also said that anyone traveling to Canada from the countries affected by the epidemic will be screened at airports. Ambrose stressed that "the risk to Canadians here at home is very low," but said, as a precaution, quarantine officers will check...
  • Cuban migration surges over land and by sea

    10/10/2014 6:09:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2014 8:47 AM EDT | Michael Weissenstein and Christine Armario
    The number of Cubans heading to the United States has soared since the island lifted travel restrictions last year, and instead of making the risky journey by raft across the Florida Straits, most are now passing through Mexico or flying straight to the U.S. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol figures show that more than 22,000 Cubans arrived at the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada in the fiscal year that ended last month. That was nearly double the number in 2012, the year before restrictions were lifted. The changes in Cuban law eliminate a costly exit visa and make it...
  • NBC News softens report on ‘ISIS-inspired’ terror plot preempted by Canadian officials

    10/09/2014 12:42:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2014 | Noah Rothman
    For the first time in years, the issue of terrorism is again near forefront of the minds of voters most likely to head to the polls in November. The rise of the Islamic State in the Middle East and the statements of American officials who warn that the nation is less safe today than at any time since 9/11 have made for an anxious electorate. The party in power, however, will not benefit from this increased apprehension – polls indicate that Republicans are most trusted to handle matters relating to foreign affairs and national security. This is perhaps why...
  • American wins world poutine eating championship, Canadians heartbroken

    10/09/2014 11:06:18 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 78 replies
    Canadian Broadcasting Company ^ | October 6, 2014 | Lauren O'Neil
    Canada may be known for producing the very best poutine on earth (and for arguing vehemently against anyone who says otherwise!), but it would appear as though we're no match for our neighbours to the south when it comes to eating the stuff. This was proven amidst a cacophony of curds, gravy and fresh-cut fries on Saturday afternoon during the fifth annual World Poutine Eating Championship in Toronto. Considered to be the largest eating competition in Canada, the annual Smoke's Poutinerie-sponsored gorge-a-thon drew approximately 1,000 spectators to Toronto's Yonge-Dundas square this weekend — many of them eager to join in...
  • Canadian authorities stopped ISIS-inspired mall attack: Report

    10/08/2014 5:31:31 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Sun News ^ | 10-8-2014 | QMI Agency
    Authorities recently dismantled an ISIS-inspired plot to carry out a "knife and gun" attack at a Canadian shopping mall, NBC News reports. Anonymous intelligence officials told the American news network that a group of people walked through a Canadian mall to scope out its exists and plan an attack that would see them mowing down people on crowded escalators until police showed up.
  • Terror's Virus on the Northern Border

    10/08/2014 8:38:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/08/14 | David B. Harris
    RCMP Counter-radicalization "Outreach" Backfires Ever since full-blown cases of the disease hit the United States, Canadians have dreaded the contagion’s arrival north of the 49th parallel. Its effects: blindness and a deadly incapacity to recognize and adapt to reality. The malady? The White House’s refusal to identify the leading terrorist enemy by name and combatant doctrine. President Obama began his administration by avoiding counterterror language likely to link Islam with violence. This reflected a civilized and practical impulse to avoid alienating Muslims at home and abroad.
  • Canada at war: Vote to launch combat mission against ISIS passes 157-134 in House of Commons

    10/07/2014 8:37:07 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 3 replies
    National Post ^ | October 7, 2014 | Postmedia News and Lee Berthiaume, Stephanie Levitz, Canadian Press
    Canada is again at war. One by one, Conservative MPs in the House of Commons led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper voted late Tuesday to join the war in Iraq, passing a controversial motion that clears the way for Canadian CF-18s to embark on airstrikes in the Middle East. After two days of debate, the motion to launch a combat mission against the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) passed 157-134. Some 155 Conservatives voted in favour of the motion, with the help of Independent MP Brent Rathgeber and Green MP Bruce Hyer, while the NDP...
  • Catholic school in Toronto: Boy must be allowed to share bathroom with girls

    09/24/2014 9:57:18 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 38 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 24, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for LifeSiteNews, Pete Baklinski notes how, "Girls in first grade in a Toronto Catholic school will be sharing a washroom this year with a biological boy whose lesbian parent has chosen to identify him as a 'girl.' A mother whose young daughter attends the school in the Toronto Catholic District School Board is concerned about the implications of allowing a biological boy to share her daughter’s washroom and changing room, especially as the boy moves into puberty. The mother, under condition of anonymity, shared her concerns with Phil Lees, president of Public Education Advocates for Christian Equity (P.E.A.C.E.), who...
  • Missing The Mark: The Criticism Of NPR's Climate March Coverage

    10/04/2014 3:01:58 PM PDT · by Drango · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | 3/10/14 | Edward Schumacher-Matos
    ~snip Driving the email barrage was an open letter to me in the liberal Daily Kos by one of its bloggers, Assaf Oron. He wrote that, "I have long suspected - with good evidence - that NPR news does little more than shill for the same interest that dominate our politics and mainstream media, albeit with a high-brow veneer. I think the final proof has arrived today." ~snip
  • ETFO 'white privilege' workshop dangerous

    10/04/2014 12:28:32 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 48 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 10/3/2014
    TORONTO - The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is offering their members a workshop on “white privilege.” That’s right. It doesn’t question whether white privilege exists. That’s a given. No debate about whether all white people have special status. They just do. And the union representing more than 76,000 teachers is teaching its membership how to deal with it. White privilege exists, therefore ETFO will have a workshop on it. Frankly, as a white person who’s struggled all my life to become privileged, I really wish I knew what white privilege is, because I’d like a heaping helping. If...
  • Kobani, Syria: Impotent U.S. Airstrikes, Passive Turks and an ISIS Triumph

    10/04/2014 10:56:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/04/2014 | Jamie Dettmer
    Kobani has become the Kurds’ Alamo as they fight ISIS in Syria. Nobody’s coming to help them, and if and when they fall, the repercussions will be felt for years to come. ATMANEK, Turkey — At dusk on Friday evening the crackle of automatic gunfire, the whoosh of rockets and the sickening roar of tank shells echoed from the fighting in Kobani, Syria, less than a mile away. We stood on the rooftop of a derelict farmhouse meters away from a Turkish tank and a razor wire fence marking the end of Turkey. Nearby a family of Turkish Kurds busied...
  • Among the Kurds: Kurds report seeing trains and black clad ISIS soldiers going from Turkey to Syria.

    10/01/2014 6:47:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/01/2014 | Fran Fawcett Peterson
    My Kurdish friends tell me the situation right now is grim along the Turkish border. The Kurdish fighters have escorted their families across the border from Kobani and are being prevented from returning to continue the fight against ISIS. If Kobani falls, ISIS will be handed a huge swath of territory right on the Turkish border. They say the US air strikes are not helping the Kurds and that ISIS right now has them outgunned and out manned. I have spent a great deal of the past 18 months amongst the Kurds in Turkey. As a learned gentleman from a...
  • Islamic State advances near Kobane

    10/01/2014 6:37:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 10/1/2014 | Caleb Weiss
    The Islamic State continues its advance towards the Kurdish of city Kobane in northern Syria. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that the Islamic State has gained control of "325 villages and towns" in the vicinity of Ayn al Arab (the Arabic name for Kobane). As the group moves closer to Kobane, more Kurdish citizens are fleeing for the Turkish border. Around 150,000 Kurdish refugees are reported to have fled to Turkey since this assault began two weeks ago. Refugees spoken to by NBC talk of food being scarce, electricity being cut, and little outside support for Syrian...
  • US Syria Airstrikes 'Ineffective' Against ISIS

    09/27/2014 1:30:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 9/27/2014, 9:41 PM | Ari Soffer
    US-led airstrikes against the Islamic State terrorist group (IS or ISIS) in Syria continue Saturday night, but are failing to slow the jihadis’ advance on the Kurdish border town of Kobane. […] But though US airstrikes—which President Barack Obama pledged would “degrade and destroy” ISIS—have extended from Iraq to Syria to aid the defense of Kobane, local sources say the strikes have been largely ineffective. “They struck empty buildings,” YPG’s chief of defense for Kobane, Ismat Sheikh Hassan, told The Independent. “ISIS fighters used to be there, but they left; so they haven’t helped us. If anything, they are now...
  • Kurds battle to repel ISIL in assault on Kobani

    10/03/2014 7:59:18 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    BEIRUT // Kurds battled ISIL fighters on Friday for a town along the border with Turkey, as the Turkish prime minister said his country will prevent the fall of Kobani. The Kurdish town and its surrounding have been under attack since mid-September, with militants capturing dozens of nearby villages. The assault, which has forced some 160,000 Syrians to flee, has left the Kurdish fighters scrambling to repel the militants’ advance into the outskirts of Kobani, also known as Ain Al Arab. Meanwhile, aircraft from Saudi Arabia and the UAE joined US warplanes in a new wave of bombing raids Friday...