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  • Vowel Movement: How Americans near the Great Lakes are radically changing the sound of English

    08/24/2012 2:10:57 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 129 replies
    Slate ^ | August 22, 2012 | Rob Mifsud
    On July 4, 1960, the Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard rang in Independence Day with a dire Associated Press report by one Norma Gauhn headlined “American Dialects Disappearing.” The problem, according to “speech experts,” was the homogenizing effect of “mass communications, compulsory education, [and] the mobility of restless Americans.” These conformist pressures have only intensified in the half-century since the AP warned “that within four generations virtually all regional U.S. speech differences will be gone.” And so as we enter the predicted twilight of regional American English, it’s no surprise that publications as venerable as the Economist now confirm what our collective...
  • These are the California volcanoes most likely to erupt first

    05/19/2018 1:20:17 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 18, 2018 | Amy Graff
    It's not only a possibility in the Hawaiian Islands. A chain of about 40 volcanos runs along the West Coast between Canada and Mexico and all have the potential to become active. (The potential for each peak is outlined in the gallery above.) They've all erupted at least once in the past 10,000 years and they all have a supply of magma under them.
  • Risk of fire spreading in 'horrific and tragic' Brandon blaze likely passed, say authorities

    05/20/2018 7:02:44 AM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies ^ | 5/20/18 | Riley Laychuk, Leif Larsen
    Authorities in Brandon say the danger that multiple fires burning in the city's downtown will spread to other buildings has likely passed. At least four buildings in Brandon's downtown caught fire Saturday in what the city's mayor said will "likely be one of the largest fires Brandon has ever seen." Around noon, crews began fighting flames billowing out of the Christie's Office Plus building at Seventh and Pacific Avenue in the southwestern Manitoba city. The fire later spread to two additional buildings in the 500 block of Pacific Avenue: Massey Manor, an apartment building across the street from the Christie's...
  • Johnny Canadian Football: Manziel says he has signed with CFL's Tiger-Cats

    05/19/2018 9:04:39 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 25 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 5-19-2018 | Frank Schwab
    To be fair, when Johnny Manziel said on NFL draft night that he was going to “wreck this league,” he didn’t say which league. Manziel is back in football. The former Cleveland Browns’ first-round pick who last played in the NFL in 2015, signed with the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats, he said on Twitter. He said it’s for “what looks like two years.” He said he missed playing football, and that’s why he signed. With that, the CFL became more interesting this season. Manziel flamed out spectacularly in the NFL. He was admittedly not prepared to be a pro...
  • Trudeau Demands Probe of Why Israeli Soldiers Shot Canadian Doctor in Gaza

    05/17/2018 7:42:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Albawaba News ^ | 05/17/2018
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for an investigation into why Israeli soldiers shot a Canadian doctor in Gaza. Dr. Tarek Loubani was in the Gaza Strip Sunday providing medical services to protesters when Israeli soldiers shot him multiple times in his legs. Loubani, who was wearing clothing that identified him as a medical services provider, survived the shooting, The incident happened during a protest against the U.S. embassy opening in Jerusalem in which Israeli soldiers killed at least 59 Palestinians and wounded many others. "Canada deplores and is gravely concerned by the violence in the Gaza Strip that...
  • Canada: As Trudeau's Failures Mount, He Demonizes Pro-Trump Former Prime Minister Harper

    05/17/2018 8:46:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/17/2018 | Christine Williams
    According to a Toronto Star article: Justin Trudeau has been working assiduously to invoke the ghost of Stephen Harper, but this week the ghost himself appeared, no Liberal conjuring needed….There was the former prime minister, in a full-page ad in The New York Times, offering a full-throated endorsement of Donald Trump. The Star’s article referred to Harper’s support for President Trump’s scrapping the Iranian deal, a deal that enabled Iran to expand its regional and global support of terrorism. Iran’s Supreme leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei, has vowed to destroy America and has called any promotion of negotiations treason. Khamenei...
  • Woman detained after feces flinging incident at Langley Tim Hortons

    05/16/2018 6:08:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    The Province ^ | May 16, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    <p>A woman could be facing charges after an irate confrontation at a Langley Tim Hortons Monday ended in feces being thrown at staff.</p> <p>On Wednesday, surveillance video showing Tim Hortons staff being harassed was posted on Liveleak and YouTube.</p> <p>In the video, which has no sound, a woman can be seen screaming at staff before squatting on the floor and relieving herself. She then picks up the excrement and throws it at staff.</p>
  • Chilling Theory of What Doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    05/15/2018 10:11:34 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    PJ media ^ | May 14,2018 | STEPHEN KRUISER
    Now, based on two slight clues, experts have a new theory about what doomed the flight: the pilot was committing suicide. From The Washington Post: All but one of the 239 people on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had probably been unconscious — incapacitated by the sudden depressurization of the Boeing 777 — and had no way of knowing they were on an hours-long, meandering path to their deaths. Along that path, a panel of aviation experts said Sunday, was a brief but telling detour near Penang, Malaysia, the home town of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah. On two occasions,...
  • MH370 experts think they’ve finally solved the mystery of the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight

    05/15/2018 9:36:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/15/2018 | By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    All but one of the 239 people on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had probably been unconscious — incapacitated by the sudden depressurization of the Boeing 777 — and had no way of knowing they were on an hours-long, meandering path to their deaths. Along that path, a panel of aviation experts speculated Sunday, was a brief but telling detour near Penang, Malaysia, the hometown of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah. On two occasions, whoever was in control of the plane — and was probably the only one awake — tipped the craft to the left. The experts believe Zaharie,...
  • Canadian general to become No. 2 at UN Command in Korea

    05/14/2018 3:23:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CBC ^ | May 14, 2018 | Murray Brewster
    A senior Canadian officer will become the deputy commander of the United Nations force in Korea, Canada's Department of National Defence said Monday. Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre will become the first non-U.S. general officer to hold the post since the international headquarters command was created 68 years ago. He takes up the appointment ahead of a historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. The United Nations Command oversees the multinational forces who fought the Korean War between 1950-53 and serves as the mechanism through which nations can be recalled should fighting erupt on the contested...
  • Suicidal MH370 Pilot Evaded Radar, Murdered 238 In Deliberate Act: Expert Panel (Islam)

    05/14/2018 10:25:33 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-14-2018 | Ryan Gados
    The captain of doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 selected a route that would effectively render the plane invisible on radar in order to commit suicide, experts said Sunday. The suspicion that MH370 Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was attempting suicide was agreed upon, aviation experts said in a panel discussion on 9 News Australia. Investigators believe MH370 Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was attempting suicide when the plane disappeared. (Facebook) "He was killing himself; unfortunately, he was killing everybody else on board, and he did it deliberately," Larry Vance, a former senior investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, said. Shah...
  • In Canada, Theories Swirl With the Tide as 14th Human Foot Washes Ashore

    05/13/2018 10:45:44 AM PDT · by Theoria · 59 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12 May 2018 | Dan Bilefsky
    The mystery has haunted Canadians for more than a decade: One by one, human feet clad in running shoes have floated ashore on British Columbia’s southern coast with gruesome regularity.Last weekend, foot No. 14 was discovered by a man strolling on a beach on Gabriola Island, a sleepy and picturesque enclave, population 4,000, that is known for its captivating sandstone and close-knit artistic community.This time, the foot, squeezed between a pile of logs, wore what appeared to be a hiking boot, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The 13 feet found previously along the coast since 2007 were in...

    05/11/2018 6:48:19 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 40 replies
    Vnepair ^ | 5/3/18 | Cat Wolinski
    Adorable news crawled in from Canada this week: At Beertown, a bar and restaurant in Waterloo, Ontario, bar staff faced a sweet little scare on Sunday when a beaver tried to sneak into the bar. It took seven people, including two police officers, to capture the thirsty beast and return it to safety, CBC news reports. A staff member at Beertown stepped out for air and saw a “strange animal” approaching, the report says. Thinking it was a skunk, he went inside to get help. When he returned with backup, the beast had gotten closer. “[He was walking] through the...
  • Ontario School Board considers flying pro-LGBT ‘pride’ flag against policy

    05/11/2018 5:44:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 11, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    A Toronto-area school district is entertaining a request to fly rainbow flags at its Catholic schools to coincide with June’s pro-homosexual “Pride Month.” This comes despite existing policy allowing only the national and provintial flags to be flown at schools.  The Peel District School Board heard arguments concerning a request from the gay lobbying group Pride Employee Resource Group (PERG) during its Tuesday meeting, the Toronto Star reports. Pro-homosexual activists reportedly filled the chamber with people wearing pink shirts to visualize support for the flag. The district’s current policy is that only the Canadian or Ontario flags may be flown at any...
  • Ontario issues first genderless birth certificate to ‘non-binary’ trans activist

    05/10/2018 8:55:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/10/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    ONTARIO, May 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A biological male who identifies as neither male nor female has received Ontario’s first birth certificate with an “X” designation in place of his biological sex. Joshua M. Ferguson is a Vancouver-based filmmaker who says he considers himself “non-binary” because he is biologically male but grew up with more feminine features. Last year he applied to Service Ontario for a “non-binary” birth certificate, filed a human rights complaint when he was rejected, and has finally gotten his wish, CTV News reports. The move follows new guidelines Ontario adopted last year allowing certificates to display...
  • Man's body found in wall of women's restroom after toilet wouldn't flush

    05/04/2018 10:18:03 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 45 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | May 4, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    CALGARY, Alberta - Canadian law enforcement officials have ruled out foul play in the death of a man whose body was found Monday inside the wall of a restroom at a mall in Calgary. The Calgary Herald reported that the man was found after a worker was called to fix a toilet that wouldn’t flush in a fourth-floor women’s restroom in the Core Shopping Centre food court. The worker removed a panel of the wall and found the body. Officials with the Calgary Police Service said that the unnamed man, who was in his 20s, entered the restroom the Friday...
  • Clandestine Machine Pistol Factory in Canada Product Circulating

    05/04/2018 8:44:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2014, the Canadian government closed down a clandestine machine pistol and silencer factory located in the LaSalle Borough of Montreal, Canada. Homemadeguns has obtained some wonderful photographs that appear to be evidence photos from the raid. They are a useful and well done website. The machine pistols (almost certainly full auto) were made in a metal fabrication company. The workers were apparently told they were making parts for paintball guns. It is a good cover. The official story is that a faulty burglar alarm brought the attention of the authorities. I suspect an informant. It is unknown how...
  • Canada Blames Their Illegal Immigration Problem On The US

    05/03/2018 8:42:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 05/03/2018 | Mac Slavo
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has hilariously blamed the United States for Canada’s illegal immigration of asylum seekers. The announcement that the US was to blame provoked a lot of questions for Trudeau in his country’s Parliament yesterday.Trudeau thinks the US is to blame because Nigerians are requesting and obtaining visitor visas to come to the United States. Once in the US, they are promptly heading to an obscure, unofficial border crossing on the northern end of New York state. Once there, they cross into Canada illegally and request refugee status.More than 26,000 asylum seekers have crossed illegally into...
  • Canada will soon have more illegal border crossers than Syrian refugees

    05/03/2018 12:52:20 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 34 replies
    National Post ^ | May 2, 2018 7:35 AM EDT | Tristin Hopper
    The number of illegal border crossers in Canada will soon surpass the 25,000 Syrian refugees Canada accepted in 2016 In this Aug. 7, 2017 file photo, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer informs a migrant couple of the location of a legal border station, shortly before they illegally crossed from Champlain, N.Y., to Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, using Roxham Road. Authorities say more than 80 percent of the 4,000 migrants who crossed into Quebec recently are from Haiti, and the rest include people from India, Mexico, Colombia and Turkey.AP Photo/Charles Krupa, There are so many Mounties needed to process illegal border crossings...
  • Quebec preparing for up to 400 asylum seekers a day at the U.S. border this summer

    05/01/2018 4:55:36 PM PDT · by llevrok · 29 replies
    MONTREAL—Quebec government is demanding that Ottawa come up with a new plan for handling asylum seekers with projections that up to 400 people each day could begin crossing into Canada this summer. “Last year, we peaked at about 250 a day and that was considered massive,” said Quebec Immigration Minister David Heurtel. “Right now, there are projections on the table saying that we could go in the neighbourhood of 400 people per day.” The province says it wants the federal government to investigate a suspected trafficking network that is helping refugee claimants — most of them Nigerian — to travel...