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  • The Totalitarianism of Same-Sex “Marriage” (what has happened in Canada since 2005)

    01/27/2015 9:54:09 AM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 27, 2015 | JOE BISSONNETTE
    In November of 1996 First Things hosted a symposium titled “The Judicial Usurpation of Politics” in which contributors discussed the threat to American democracy posed by the Supreme Court instated imposition of abortion on America. Nothing rivals the sheer volume of innocent human beings killed by abortion and yet First Things saw fit to focus not on the babies themselves or the mothers and fathers, but on the threat to democracy and the American experiment posed by the judicial over-reach that legalized abortion.The legalization of same-sex “marriage” does not bring with it the innocent blood which cries to heaven,...
  • The most important thing to understand about the coming oil production cutbacks

    01/27/2015 4:42:52 AM PST · by thackney · 25 replies
    Resource Insights ^ | JANUARY 25, 2015 | KURT COBB
    What the current oil price slump means for world oil supply is starting to emerge. "Layoffs," "cutbacks," "delays," and "cancellations" are words one sees in headlines concerning the oil industry every day. That can only mean one thing in the long run: less supply later on than would otherwise have been the case. But perhaps the most important thing you need to understand about the coming oil production cutbacks is where they are going to come from, namely Canada and the United States. Why is this important? For one very simple reason. Without growth in production from these two countries,...
  • Target pulling out of Canada

    01/25/2015 7:54:14 PM PST · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | 15 January 2015
    Target Corp. Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell said Thursday that the company was unable to find a realistic scenario in which the 133-store Target Canada would become profitable before at least 2021. It is Cornell's first major move since becoming CEO in August. Cornell, who's been tasked with maintaining the retailer's momentum and reclaiming its image as a purveyor of cheap chic fashions and home decor, said it was a difficult decision "but it was the right decision for our company." "We have determined that it is in the best interest of our business and our shareholders to exit the...
  • Donald Trump says Ted Cruz’s Canadian birth “could be a difficult problem” for 2016 bid

    01/23/2015 7:32:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 23, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Billionaire Donald Trump, the most prominent “birther” to question Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as president, asserted Friday that Sen. Ted Cruz must clear up legal doubts about his own eligibility due to his birth outside the United States. “It’s a problem. It could be a difficult problem, but he admits that he was born in Canada,” Trump told reporters in Iowa on the eve of the first major gathering of 2016 presidential hopefuls. “He’s a friend of mine. I have great respect for him. But …certainly it’s a stumbling block and he’s going to...
  • Outrage After Female Tennis Star Asked to 'Twirl' on Court

    01/23/2015 8:27:35 AM PST · by shove_it · 48 replies
    GMA ^ | 123 Jan 2015
    It's a twirl that now has some heads spinning. Just moments after seventh-ranked Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard crushed her opponent in 54 minutes to advance to the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, Australian commentator, Ian Cohen, asked her to “twirl” to show off her hot-pink outfit. The interviewer’s request has now sparked a flood of criticism and cries of sexism. In a video of the incident, Bouchard can be seen on the tennis court following her easy defeat of Kiki Bertens in the second round of the competition. Cohen then tells the 20-year-old: “Now yesterday, or...
  • Christian Lawyers and Doctors Need Not Apply: A scary time to be a Christian professional in Canada.

    01/22/2015 1:05:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Cardus Daily ^ | 01/22/2015 | Albertos Polizogopoulos
    It has become a scary time to be a Christian professional in Canada. In 2014, lawyers and doctors were targeted by their own professional associations for direct attack because of their religious beliefs. For Christian lawyers, the first salvo was fired at Trinity Western University’s law school. TWU, which exists to “develop godly Christian leaders” in a variety of marketplaces, requires its students and staff to sign a Community Covenant. This pledge, based on religious beliefs, to abstain from certain activities and behaviours during their time at TWU, includes the use of alcohol on campus, viewing pornography, and “sexual intimacy...
  • The Sniper's Plan: Kill Six Whites A Day For 30 Days (Muhammad - Malvo)

    05/24/2006 8:40:08 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 1,407+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-25-2006 | Harry Mount
    The sniper's plan: kill six whites a day for 30 days By Harry Mount in New York (Filed: 25/05/2006) One of the two snipers who murdered 10 people in a killing spree that terrorised Washington has revealed their plans to kill hundreds of children, policemen and rescue workers in an attempt to shut down cities across the country. John Allen Muhammad, 45, and his accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, 21, brought America's capital to a standstill in 2002 as they picked off white targets at petrol stations and shops in the city's prosperous suburbs. Muhammad: ‘a coward’ Malvo testified that Muhammad,...
  • 'Possible threat' at Ottawa hotel: Cops

    01/21/2015 5:49:59 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 7 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | January 21, 2015
    Ottawa cops have sealed off an area in the east end due to a “possible threat” involving chemicals and/or explosives. Cops say they are at the scene at St-Laurent Blvd. and Joseph Cyr Street and asking the public to avoid the area. The original call came in at about 10:15 p.m., involving a vehicle possibly connected to an investigation in Nova Scotia, sources tell the Sun. “CBRNE and HAZMAT attended the scene to investigate a threat made by a suspicious male who had possibly checked in at the Chimo Hotel located in the 1100 block of Joseph Cyr,” police said...
  • Military unit blows WWII-era Japanese balloon bomb to ’smithereens’

    01/20/2015 2:27:36 PM PST · by Theoria · 33 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | 10 Oct 2014 | The Canadian Press
    Seven decades after thousands of “balloon bombs” were let loose by the Imperial Japanese Army to wreak havoc on their enemies across the Pacific, two forestry workers found one half-buried in the mountains of eastern British Columbia. A navy bomb disposal team was called and arrived at the site Friday in the Monashee Mountains near Lumby, B.C. “They confirmed without a doubt that it is a Japanese balloon bomb,” said RCMP Cpl. Henry Proce. “This thing has been in the dirt for 70 years .... There was still some metal debris in the area (but) nothing left of the balloon...
  • MACHETE VS. FIREARM: Defensive gun use in Canada

    01/19/2015 7:59:23 PM PST · by richardb72 · 5 replies
    Canada's Sun News Network ^ | January 19, 2015 | Brian Lilley & John Lott
    http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/featured/prime-time/867432237001/machete-vs-firearm/3998897878001
  • Boom: Canadian troops and ISIS exchange fire in first confirmed ground battle in Iraq

    01/19/2015 4:55:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/19/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    It was only a matter of time before Western soldiers serving as advisors to Iraqi troops began to take on a role more closely resembling conventional ground forces. Any soldier or journalist who has served as a combat advisor or alongside one knows that, when the gunfire starts, the distinctions between advisor and combatant quickly blurs. That blurring has begun. On Monday, a Canadian brigadier general confirmed to reporters that Canadian troops were recently engaged by forces loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and they returned fire. Via The Lebanon Daily Star: Canadian special forces exchanged gunfire with...
  • Canadian special forces in firefight in Iraq

    01/19/2015 1:18:28 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    SUN ^ | 1-19-2015 | QMI Agency
    Canadian special forces got into a firefight with Islamic State fighters last week while on a training mission with Iraqi forces. Special forces commander Brig.-Gen. Mike Rouleau said Canadian snipers took out an ISIS mortar position after coming under fire near the front lines last Monday. "(We) were fired upon and returned fire by sniper positions," Rouleau told reporters. He said it was the first time Canadian trainers have come under fire, and he still considers the risk to the 65-70 Canadians on the ground in Iraq to be low. SNIP--- In December, the defence department denied Canadian snipers armed...
  • Ottawa imam notices increase in Converts to Islam

    01/19/2015 9:17:13 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Mosques in Canada inciting hatred against the country On Wednesday, Samy Metwally, imam of one of the largest mosques in Ottawa, said the number of people coming to see him to convert to Islam has increased. Metwally says he is concerned about the numbers that have spiked since the October 22, 2014 terror attack in Canada’s capital. On that date, Michel Zehalf-Bibeau went to the War Memorial near the Parliament buildings and shot and killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo who was standing guard. Zehalf-Bibeau then ran towards the buildings, commandeered a cabinet minister’s car, drove up to and then ran inside...
  • Infected and undocumented: Thousands of Canadians dying from hospital-acquired bugs ( Canada)

    01/19/2015 6:01:48 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    National Post ^ | January 19, 2015 | Tom Blackwell
    Ms. Smith’s tragic demise was more dramatic than many cases of hospital-acquired infection (HAI). Necrotizing fasciitis is a frightening, but rare, complication. Still, about 8,000 Canadians a year die from bugs they contract in facilities meant to make them better, while many more see their hospital stay prolonged by such illness. Yet after years of well-intentioned work and millions of dollars spent on combatting the scourge, the details and extent of the problem remain murky. No national statistics, for instance, document the number of surgical-wound infections like Ms. Smith’s, one of the most common types of hospital-acquired pathogens. A federal...
  • Amal Clooney to Egypt's Sisi: Pardon jailed Al Jazeera journalist

    01/17/2015 11:07:11 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/17/15 | jpost.com staff
    British-Lebanese human rights lawyer urges Egyptian president to expedite release of Canadian-Egyptian reporter.British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has called on Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to release and pardon an imprisoned Egyptian-Canadian journalist for Al Jazeera, whom she represents. The attorney - who recently wed Hollywood star George Clooney - released a statement Friday, expressing disappointment over the lack of "concrete" progress toward the release of Mohamed Fahmy following a meeting with Egyptian and Canadian diplomats, Egypt's Al-Masry Al-Youm reported. Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird expressed cautious optimism for Fahmy's release after talks with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukri...
  • Muslims Tell Muslims: No Violence, No Terrorism

    01/17/2015 9:46:05 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 36 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 17, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew England, USA — January 17, 2015 … The above mosque is not in Iraq, Syria, Turkey or Iran. But one would have wished it was. The speaker was Dr. Saud Anwar, mayor of South Windsor, Connecticut. Dr. Anwar is respected for saving lives. Saud Anwar is a physician who specializes in Lung Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine of Manchester Memorial and Rockville General Hospitals. Dr. Anwar is involved in humanitarian and peace initiatives nationally and internationally. He is frequently invited to consult for...
  • Inside Canada’s secret world of medical error: ‘There is a lot of lying, there’s a lot of cover-up’

    01/16/2015 4:07:10 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    National Post ^ | January 16, 2015 | Tom Blackwell
    incidents point to dangerous breakdowns in the Canadian health-care system. But don’t expect to find any public record of either apparent blunder — or of thousands of similarly harmful and sometimes deadly mistakes that occur in facilities across the country each year. Most instances of the system hurting rather than healing patients, in fact, are not even reported by staff internally, a National Post investigation has documented. Research suggests that about 70,000 patients a year experience preventable, serious injury as a result of treatments. More shocking, a landmark study published a decade ago estimated that as many as 23,000 Canadian...
  • Sharia Enforcement: Canadian Man Gets 18 Months in Jail for Saying “Islam is Evil”

    01/17/2015 4:28:11 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 30 replies
    Sons Of Liberty ^ | 1/16/2014 | Onan Coca
    guess it’s not just the Islamic terrorists who hate free speech. Apparently, it’s also the governments of free Western nations. Eric Brazau has long been an opponent of Islam – but he has never committed any physical act of violence against anyone. In fact, he hasn’t ever even suggested that violence be done to anyone else… ever. But the Canadian government recently arrested Brazau for a “hate crime.” What crime did he commit? He was arrested and then denied bail for saying that he hated Islam. Things got even worse when Brazau went before a judge… The judge told him,...
  • Canada may be better haven than Israel for French Jews, says rabbi

    01/15/2015 2:10:54 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 24 replies
    The Star ^ | 14 Jan 2015 | anon
    WASHINGTON—Canada may be a better answer than Israel as the safest of harbours in the event of a spiking Jewish exodus from France, a prominent American rabbi said Wednesday. Citing direct contact with potential Jewish émigrés who say they are reluctant to trade the uncertainties of France for the complications of Israel, Washington-based Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld is calling on both Canada and the U.S. to open immigration channels ...
  • Canada disses Obama, postpones meeting with U.S. over Keystone pipeline: report

    01/15/2015 11:12:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 15, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    The White House confirmed Thursday that Canada has postponed the North American Leaders Summit scheduled for next month but would not say whether tension over the Keystone XL oil pipeline is the reason. Canada, this year’s summit host, announced Thursday that the summit will be held later in 2015, though no exact date has been set. Some Canadian media outlets, such as the Toronto Sun, reported that the meeting was rescheduled because of President Obama’s continued indecision on Keystone, which...
  • TARGET Closing all stores in Canada

    01/15/2015 6:18:02 AM PST · by golux · 97 replies
    CBC ^ | 1.15.2015 | CBC Staff
    Target says it plans to discontinue all operations in Canada and seek protection from creditors, less than two years after opening to much fanfare. In a release early Thursday, the U.S. retail chain said it will close all its locations in Canada. There are 133 stores across the country with about 17,600 employees. The company launched in Canada in the spring of 2013. But after high expectations, the chain failed to deliver as customers faced higher-than-expected prices, and empty shelves as the retailer had problems with its distribution chain. Executives repeatedly promised they would get it right, but ultimately decided...
  • High Noon on the Gulf Coast: Canada, Saudi Oil Set for Showdown

    01/06/2015 10:43:07 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | January 06, 2015 | Catherine Ngai
    As a test of wills between OPEC nations and U.S. shale drillers fuels a global oil market slump, a brewing battle between Canadian and Saudi Arabia heavy crudes for America's Gulf Coast refinery market threatens to drive prices even lower. While the stand-off between the oil cartel and U.S. producers of light, sweet shale oil has captured the limelight in recent months, the clash over heavier grades - playing out in the shadowy, opaque physical market - may put even more pressure on global prices that have halved since mid-2014. Two factors will come into play over the next few...
  • Suncor (Energy) Cuts Capex By $1 Billion, Fires 1000, Implements Hiring Freeze

    01/13/2015 1:55:20 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 38 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 1-13-2015 | Durden
    For all those who have forgotten that the I in the GDP equation stands for Investment, here is a reminder courtesy of the latest crude collapse victim, Suncor, which moments ago announced it is not only cutting its 2015 CapEx by $1 billion (as in I, directly and adversely impacting US GDP by the same amount) but that it would also cut "operating expenses" by up to $800 million, and, drumroll, implementing "a series of workforce initiatives that will reduce total workforce numbers in 2015 by approximately 1000 people, primarily through its contract workforce, in addition to reducing employee positions....
  • Conrad Black: Defending the Christian West

    01/12/2015 1:32:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The National Post ^ | January 10, 2015 | Conrad Black
    As I was sitting down to write about the atrocity in France, my wife Barbara hove into view, always a delicious sight, and announced that she was writing elsewhere on the same subject and that I could not do it. So I will not, other than to say that France had to admit more than a million Algerian Muslims in the mid-sixties, who had been loyal to France in the savage war of independence in that country, as well as a million European Algerians. It has been comparatively indulgent of Muslims since then, but this incident, or a few others...
  • GOD Economics

    01/11/2015 10:46:09 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Bible , the joshua chronicles ^ | 1-11-15 | Jedediah
    My Kingdom Economics are derived through "Thanksgiving"for it was in this manner the waters parted for Moses and the snakebites were of no consequence(I will lift my eyes to the hills) for as The Son Of God is lifted up doors open and miracles begin ! My endowment to Him( Jesus) is you( My children of Light ) and so it is as your love for Us is poured out ," Truly " it is returned flowing down upon your heads pressed down shaken together and flowing over into My very Will. So enter My Courts with Thanksgiving "YES" but...
  • Islamic banking set to boom in Canada

    01/11/2015 6:10:35 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    vancouversun.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Douglas Todd
    After emerging largely unscathed from the financial crisis that hammered North American and European financial institutions, Islamic banking has momentum. Worth $1 trillion in assets, Islamic banking is being lauded by British Prime Minister David Cameron and supported by Canada’s Conservative government, major banks and credit unions, leading business schools and influential Muslims across the country. Islamic banking — which bans interest payments, pure monetary speculation and investing in such things as alcohol, gambling, pornographic media and pork — is being sold as the next big thing in financing for Canada, which is home to just over a million Muslims.
  • Post-Paris, Canada gurdwara has brush with racial vandalism (Sikh Temple)

    01/10/2015 2:20:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Times of India ^ | January 11, 2015 | Yudhvir Rana
    AMRITSAR: Within days of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, some unidentified people vandalized a gurdwara in Canada and defaced it walls. Legal counsel of World Sikh Organization (WSO) Balpreet Singh Boparai told TOI over phone from Canada on Saturday that Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara in South Edmonton bore the brunt of "racist vandalism", with some unidentified people spray-painting its walls with 'leave Canada' and '**** Indians' graffiti. "I can't say the incident is a reaction to the Charlie Hebdo attack, but it is worrisome nevertheless. Unfortunately, there are many people who still mistake the Sikhs for Muslims," Boparai...
  • Bill Cosby Show Disrupted By Chanters: "We Believe The Women"

    01/10/2015 11:40:44 AM PST · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/9/2015 | Etan Vlessing
    Around 30 female protesters disrupted Bill Cosby's stand-up comedy show in Hamilton, Ontario Friday night, yelling "We believe the women." The Hollywood Reporter witnessed as the comedian grimly attempted to calm his fans while police and security guards moved in to end the disruption. Then, just as Cosby launched into his comedy act, roughly 30 women rose from their seats, removed their coats to display white t-shirts emblazoned with the words "We Believe the Women" across the front and backs to launch their protest. Some of the women blew whistles, while others shouted down Cosby by chanting "we believe the...
  • Keystone XL pipeline decision back in Obama's lap

    01/10/2015 8:18:34 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 48 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | January 10, 2015 | By Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress and a state supreme court have thrown the political hot potato known as Keystone XL straight back onto President Barack Obama's lap. So loath is Obama to making a decision about the proposed oil pipeline that deliberations have entered their sixth year — a period nearly as long as Obama's time in office. He's blamed the seemingly endless delays on bureaucratic formalities and parochial issues in Nebraska, even when skeptics claimed that the politics of the next election were giving the president cold feet. Now the election is over, the Nebraska issue is resolved,...
  • Canada needs to repeal law penalizing blasphemous libel

    01/09/2015 8:24:48 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/09/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    If freedom of speech and freedom of expression are to mean anything in Canada, the law needs to be taken off the books and as soon as possible Many Canadians would be surprised to know that blasphemy is a crime in Canada. Section 296 of the Criminal Code of Canada makes the publication of a blasphemous libel a crime. Anyone found to have published a blasphemous libel is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to a maximum sentence of two years in prison. No one is guilty of the offence if the matter published is done in good faith...
  • Canadian Pro-Life Activist Mistreated, Jailed

    01/09/2015 5:42:30 AM PST · by Teófilo · 9 replies
    Vivificat: From Contemplation to Action ^ | 9 January 2015 | TDJ (@vivificat)
    Brothers and Sisters: Peace be with you. I've learned the following news from the Aleteia Catholic news portal: Yesterday a rally took place outside the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw, Poland to protest the Christmas Eve incarceration of Canadian Mary Wagner. She is being held in the Vanier Centre for Women in Milton, Ontario, a medium/maximum security correctional facility. Wagner was arrested for the crime of entering the waiting room of an abortion clinic on December 23—this time, the Bloor West Village Women’s Clinic in Toronto—and quietly offering individual women a rose with a card stating where they could learn about...
  • Bill Cosby jokes about rape allegations during performance

    01/08/2015 9:20:17 PM PST · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 8, 2015 | Joe Tacopino
    Cosby had a brief exchange with a female audience member who got up from her seat to get a beverage during the Ontario show. “You have to be careful drinking around me,” Cosby quipped to the woman. However, one man was thrown out after the joke when he yelled “you’re a rapist” at the comedian.
  • Jihadists have declared war, world must respond: Canada's Harper

    01/08/2015 2:42:18 PM PST · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 1/8/15 | Julie Gordon
    The deadly attacks in Paris serve as a vivid reminder that jihadists are at war with those they disagree with, and the world must confront them, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday. "The international jihadist movement has declared war. They have declared war on anybody who does not think and act exactly as they wish they'd think and act," Harper told reporters when asked about Wednesday's attack.
  • French-Canadian papers publish Prophet Mohammed cartoon following Charlie Hebdo massacre

    01/08/2015 11:32:48 AM PST · by Snowyman · 20 replies
    MONTREAL - Quebec's French-language newspapers published a cartoon of Prophet Mohammed on Thursday in solidarity with Paris's Charlie Hebdo, where Muslim terrorists massacred 12 people the previous day. It shows a bearded man, clad head-to toe-in black, crying with his head in his hands. The headline reads: "Mohammed overwhelmed by fundamentalists" with the Muslim prophet saying: "It's hard being loved by jerks."
  • ‘Israeli kindness changed my life,’ says Hamas escapee in Canada

    01/06/2015 8:09:01 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/6/2015 | Elhanan Miller
    The trouble at home started when, as a teenager, he began questioning the beliefs and actions of his parents, both ardent Hamas supporters. “I ended up having a big fight with them, and ran to Israel,” the youth told The Times of Israel in a phone conversation Monday from Edmonton, Canada, where he eventually sought political asylum. A tragic experience in an Israeli prison cell that night sparked a chain of events which would turn the teenager’s belief system on its head, leading him to convert to Christianity and change his name to John Calvin, after the 16th century French...
  • “True North Strong and Free” to become ObamaLand this October?

    01/05/2015 10:18:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/15 | Judi McLeod
    Unless Canadians “stand on guard”, their country will no longer be “The True North strong and free!” but a cheaper Canadian version of ‘ObamaLand’ Recurring theories that Barack Obama sees himself as reigning ‘King of the World’ rather than merely U.S. president are proving true—in Canada, of all places. Canada’s next general election will take place more than a year before the next presidential election, on October 16, 2015, at which time Obama gets the golden opportunity to add the natural resource-rich Land of the Maple Leaf to his fledgling ‘kingdom’. Canadians getting ready to slog their way through another...
  • Oil extends rout, falls below $51 a barrel

    01/05/2015 6:50:15 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 01/05/0=15 | William Watts
    Oil futures continued to tumble Monday, knocked to fresh 5 1/2 year lows as investors remain focused on a surging dollar and growing supplies of crude oil. Meanwhile, news reports last week said Russian oil production continued to rise in December. “The reason behind what could be the next leg lower? The economic conditions the oil markets face have not changed, which is eliminating buyers from even considering entering [long] positions,” said Jameel Ahmad, chief market analyst at FXTM. A rising U.S. currency makes dollar-denominated crude more expensive to users of euros, yen and other units.
  • Oil price drop expected to hurt fringe areas in Bakken the most

    01/04/2015 6:09:26 AM PST · by thackney · 14 replies
    In Forum ^ | Jan 2, 2015 | Katherine Lymn
    en Chorn had a good vacation in Minnesota last month, making it to a Vikings game, a hockey game in Duluth and getting engaged. But while he was gone, the price of oil hit him personally. “While on vacation, I got a call from someone who’s covering for me and said, ‘Hey your rig’s being laid down,’” said Chorn, who does geology work on rigs for Sunburst Consulting. He’s had a slow six weeks since then. The oil price drop will impact fringe regions in the Bakken the most, experts said, because the oil there costs more to extract. “I...
  • Franklin search: Canada confirms ship as HMS Erebus

    10/08/2014 6:37:52 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 2, 2014
    A shipwreck uncovered beneath the icy wastes of northern Canada has been identified as long-lost HMS Erebus. The Victorian-era vessel became part of nautical folklore after it vanished in the mid-19th Century. Its captain, Sir John Franklin, had been searching for the fabled Northwest Passage. Experts on Thursday confirmed that the wreck, discovered last month, was indeed the celebrated Royal Navy vessel. "It is in astonishing condition,'' said search team member John Geiger, president of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. "We're over the moon." The ship set sail from England in 1845 under Sir John's command. He was accompanied by...
  • Ship lost for more than 150 years is recovered

    07/28/2010 5:53:50 PM PDT · by dware · 19 replies · 2+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 07/28/2010 | AP via Yahoo
    TORONTO – Canadian archeologists have found a ship abandoned more than 150 years ago in the quest for the fabled Northwest Passage and which was lost in the search for the doomed expedition of Sir John Franklin, the head of the team said Wednesday.
  • Bronze Bell from Long-Lost Arctic Shipwreck Revealed

    11/10/2014 3:27:42 PM PST · by robowombat · 19 replies
    Live Science ^ | November 10, 2014 03:13pm ET | Megan Gannon
    Bronze Bell from Long-Lost Arctic Shipwreck Revealed by Megan Gannon, News Editor | November 10, 2014 03:13pm ET Divers recovered a bronze bell from the wreck of the HMS Erebus, a British ship that was missing for nearly 170 years after an ill-fated expedition to the Canadian Arctic. In 1845, British Royal Navy officer and explorer John Franklin led more than 100 men on a quest to find a Northwest Passage connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. But they never completed their mission; in 1846, their ships — the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror — became trapped in ice near...
  • Canada Finds Ship That Vanished in the Arctic Nearly 170 Years Ago

    09/10/2014 7:27:52 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 13 replies
    Mashable ^ | September 10, 2014 | AP
    One of two British explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago during a search for the fabled Northwest Passage has been found, Canada's prime minister announced Tuesday in a discovery that could unlock one of history's biggest mysteries and swell Canadian pride. Last seen in the 1840s while under the command Sir John Franklin, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror have long been among the most sought-after prizes in marine archaeology and the subject of songs, poems and novels. Harper said the discovery would shed light on what happened to Franklin's crew. Franklin and 128 hand-picked officers...
  • False rape allegation sparks violence

    12/31/2014 6:24:27 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 27 replies
    The Star Phoenix ^ | Dec. 31, 2014 | Hannah Spray
    A man who stormed into a bonfire party with a handgun, believing his girlfriend had been raped by the men there, came out of the whole mess the worst for wear. Janos Papp, 57, ended up being viciously beaten by the men at the party - who had not raped his girlfriend, it turned out. She had made the story up after her ATV broke down and she was angry the men at the party were too incompetent to help her.
  • Canadian Police: 9 Dead at 3 Separate but Connected Edmonton-Area Crime Scenes

    12/30/2014 3:14:56 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 30, 2014
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  • Chaos in the Alps as massive snowfall traps 15,000 cars(gore-bull warming alert!!)

    12/28/2014 7:28:35 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 12/27/2014 | Harriet Alexander
    Skiers trying to make their way to and from French Alps resorts were plunged into chaos on Saturday night as 15,000 cars were trapped on the roads and emergency overnight centres were set up to shelter trapped tourists. Across the Savoie region, thousands of people were trapped in their cars, snowed in their chalets or stranded at airports as long-awaited snow finally dumped on the Alps - several feet, in some places.
  • Christians and Churches Attacked in the West

    12/26/2014 5:51:40 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 26, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Christians and Churches Attacked in the WestPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On December 26, 2014 @ 12:17 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments Reprinted from GatestoneInstitute.org. “You have a cross on… Do you know what we do to people like you?” — Muslim in Denmark.Muslim Fulani gunmen forced their way into the church, cut [the pastor], his wife and a daughter with a machete, and then tied the hands and feet of the three of them before setting the building on fire… We only found the charred remains of the three of them in the morning. I heard them shouting...
  • Half-Moon Makes Dramatic Pass at Uranus Tonight

    12/28/2014 1:43:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | December 28, 2014 | Bob King
    Early in the evening, the two will be separated by a couple degrees, but around 11:30 p.m. (CST) when the moon reclines in the western sky, the planet will dangle like an solitary diamond less than a third of a lunar diameter away. The farther north you live, the closer the twain will be. Skywatchers in Japan, the northeastern portion of Russia, northern Canada and Alaska will see the Moon completely hide Uranus for a time. The farther west you are, the higher the Moon will be when they conjoin. West Coast states see the pair highest when they’re closest,...
  • Archaeologists Discover 13,800-Year-Old Underwater Site at Haida Gwaii

    12/27/2014 9:47:30 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Indian Country ^ | Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Alex Jacobs
    An archaeological discovery from this past September could put the earliest inhabitation in Canada at around 13,800 years ago, reported CBC News. Right now it's all on sonar images captured by an underwater robotic vehicle. Archaeologist Quentin Mackie from the University of Victoria (UVIC) and his team returned from a research trip to the Haida Gwaii archipelago in August, where they used an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to scan the sea floor in search of evidence of ancient human inhabitation. His team has been looking for proof of the earliest human presence in North America for decades, and what they...
  • Mexico crisis engulfs major institutions but hits the left hardest

    12/27/2014 7:21:48 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 2 replies
    La La Times ^ | Dec 27, 2014 | Tracy Wilkinson
    When a president is in crisis, it is usually a propitious time for political opponents to pounce. But in Mexico, the controversies, failings and crisis of confidence engulfing President Enrique Peńa Nieto have tarred not just his 2-year-old administration but the entire political establishment.
  • Nevermind U.S. shale, Saudi Arabia’s oil power play targets Iran’s economy

    12/27/2014 6:40:43 PM PST · by Red Steel · 26 replies
    Financial Post ^ | Updated: Dec 27 7:00 AM ET | Diane Francis
    All politics are local, except for oil politics. The Russians think these low oil prices are an American-Saudi conspiracy. American commentators believe that the Saudis have driven down prices to punish North Dakota’s shale oil revolution and drive its high-cost producers out of the game. In Canada, the paranoia in Calgary is that the Saudis and other Gulf oil producers want to drive the oil sands out of business. But what are the Saudis up to and are they powerful enough to control prices? This week the Saudi minister blamed low prices on oversupply from North America. But that is...