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  • Trump has kept his promise to revive manufacturing

    08/17/2019 5:25:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Tribune-Review ^ | August 17, 2019 | David Urban
    My late father was a lifelong steelworker at J&L Steel’s famed Aliquippa works. Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, I was witness to politicians of every stripe too easily accepting the death of the American steel industry, and manufacturing in general. We were told that it was simply the way of the world in the 21st century for American industry to ship jobs off to China and other countries with fewer labor rights, weaker environmental regulations and practically no concept of “human rights.” The most enthusiastic supporters of this “new normal” told us not to worry, assuring us that we wouldn’t...
  • Canadian Health Care Refused to Pay for Disabled Father's Care, Happily Paid for Assisted Suicide

    08/16/2019 7:23:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/16/2019 | John Ellis
    <p>The well-known platitude "but for the grace of God go I" played in my brain while reading the tragic story of a disabled Canadian father who chose to end his own life, leaving behind an 11-year-old son. It would be easy to judge Sean Tagert, who was diagnosed with ALS six years ago. Do I believe he made the wrong choice? Sure. But I wasn't the one who was struggling to pay for my health care after losing my ability to breath on my own or feed myself. I'm not the one living under Canada's health care system that was more than happy to pay for my suicide but not the care I needed. So, yes, I disagree with Tagert's "choice" and mourn the loss of his life, but I blame Canada and their "touted" socialized medicine.</p>
  • Canadian Ethics Commission Concludes Justin Trudeau Violated Oath of Office, Broke Law, Used ..

    08/15/2019 9:01:39 AM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies
    The Canadian Office of Ethics completed their investigation of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and whether he inappropriately used his office to influence and pressure the Canadian Attorney General to drop criminal charges against a political ally and donor, SNC-Lavalin. [Backstory Here] Section 9 of the Canadian Ethics Act prohibits “public office holders from using their position to seek to influence a decision of another person so as to further their own private interests or those of their relatives or friends, or to improperly further another person’s private interests.” The investigation found: “Prime Minister Trudeau used his position of authority...
  • Six New Icebreakers To Be Built For Canadian Coast Guard

    08/14/2019 6:01:19 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    USNI News ^ | August 13, 2019 10:54 AM | Xavier Vavasseur
    Six New Icebreakers To Be Built For Canadian Coast Guard By: Xavier Vavasseur August 13, 2019 10:54 AM The Canadian Coast Guard will be procuring six new program icebreakers to replace its current aging fleet of icebreakers. The announcement was made on Aug. 2 by Canada’s Minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Jonathan Wilkinson. Minister Wilkinson also announced that the Government of Canada is officially launching a competitive process, through an Invitation to Qualify, to add a third Canadian shipyard as a strategic partner under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). This new shipyard will build the new...
  • Bodies found in Canada are confirmed as wanted killers; cause of death appears to be suicide...

    08/12/2019 10:10:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Fox news ^ | 08/12/2019 | Talia Kaplan, Mike Arroyo
    McLeod, 19, and Schmegelsky, 18, had been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a Vancouver, B.C. man, Leonard Dyck, and were suspects in the murders of American Chynna Deese, 24 and her Australian boyfriend, Lucas Fowler, 23. The bodies were found five days after police found several items on the banks of the Nelson River that were "directly linked" to the suspects. Police said the bodies were found less than a mile from the items. The bodies were also found approximately 5 miles from where police located a burned-out vehicle they believe belonged to the suspects...
  • America Needs to Lead the Way in Free Trade

    08/12/2019 5:54:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 9, 2019 | Derek Hosford and Tori Whiting
    The United States is not doing enough to promote free trade and the elimination of trade barriers around the world. In fact, it’s doing just the opposite and imposing barriers on billions of dollars’ worth of imports. As a result, new trade restrictions implemented by World Trade Organization member countries have reached historic highs. Over the last two review periods, new trade restrictions totaled $588.3 billion and $339.5 billion, respectively. For the previous two periods, new trade restrictions totaled roughly $100 billion or less. The latest figures present a worrisome and unpredictable climate that is harming the overall health of...
  • Canada Allows Jihadi Who Stabbed 3 Soldiers to Roam Free Despite 'Significant Threat' to the Public

    08/12/2019 7:33:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/12/2019 | Robert Spencer
    Good news: the top court in Canada’s most populous province, the Ontario Review Board, struck a strong blow against “Islamophobia” Wednesday when it declared, according to the Toronto Sun, that a young Muslim named Ayanle Hassan Ali was “now eligible for extensive forays into the community, despite remaining a ‘significant threat’ to the public.”What could possibly go wrong? Only venomous “Islamophobes” could possibly object, right? After all, all Ayanle Hassan Ali did was stab three Canadian soldiers and explain that Allah told him to do it. How could anyone deny this fine young man the right to roam freely...
  • Gondola cable cut in Canada, sending cars crashing to the ground in 'deliberate act,' police say

    08/11/2019 1:11:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 96 replies
    Travis Fedschun ^ | 08/11/2019 | Travis Fedschun
    Several gondola cars came crashing to the ground early Saturday in British Columbia after someone apparently cut the cable, according to Canadian officials. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said in a news release that employees at the Sea to Sky Gondola noticed a cable down and saw several gondolas on the ground around 7:00 a.m. After an initial assessment of the situation by employees, the RCMP was contacted and are currently treating the incident as "criminal in nature." The popular sightseeing attraction is located in Squamish, British Columbia, about 40 miles north of Vancouver. The attraction gives guests a...
  • Young Winnipeggers take passion for pipes to competition against world's best in Scotland

    08/11/2019 11:49:54 AM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 17 replies ^ | August 10, 2019
    A youth pipe band from Winnipeg will be taking their bagpipes, drums and kilts — and their talent — to Scotland to compete against some of the world's best next weekend. Dozens of members of the Lord Selkirk Robert Fraser Memorial Pipe Band spent Thursday evening blowing pipes and pounding their drums at Assiniboine Park as the sun set behind the trees, in preparation for the World Pipe Band Championships, to be held Aug. 16 and 17 in Glasgow. Every year, more than 200 teams involving 8,000 bagpipers and drummers from around the world gather in Scotland for the competitions....
  • Trudeau pledges ‘steady’ drug supply in Canada amid concerns over Trump policy

    08/09/2019 11:55:46 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 14 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | 8/1/19 | kirsty Kirkup
    OTTAWA — Canadians will continue to have access to the medications they need, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised Thursday in the face of escalating worry about a Trump administration decision to allow prescription drug imports from Canada. During a visit to Iqaluit, Trudeau said Health Canada already ensures there is a “steady and solid supply” of medications for Canadians regardless of external or international pressures. He did not, however, mention drug shortage challenges that already exist. “We recognize the new situation brought on by American announcements and Health Canada will continue to ensure that our priority is always ensuring that...
  • 'It's crazy': Chase Bank forgiving all debt owed by its Canadian credit card customers

    08/08/2019 6:50:39 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 42 replies
    CBC News ^ | 08/08/19 | Sophia Harris
    Finally, a good news story about credit card debt. U.S.-based Chase Bank is forgiving all outstanding debt owed by users of its two Canadian credit cards: the Rewards Visa and the Marriott Rewards Premier Visa. The bank retired both cards last year and said it's wiping out cardholders' debt to complete its exit from the Canadian credit card market. Affected customers can't believe their luck. "I was sort of over the moon all last night, with a smile on my face," said Douglas Turner, of Coe Hill, Ont., after learning he's off the hook for the $6,157 still owing...
  • Bodies found in Canada believed to be teen suspects wanted for multiple murders, police say

    08/07/2019 3:18:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    abc ^ | 08/07/2019 | morgan winsor and matt zarrell
    Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, were wanted on Canada-wide warrants for second-degree murder in connection with the death of a man whose body was found along a highway near Dease Lake in northwest Canada on July 19. The teens' truck camper was found in flames about 1.2 miles away from the body, identified as 64-year-old Leonard Dyck of Vancouver, according to police The teens, both Canadian, were also considered suspects in the shooting deaths of 24-year-old American Chynna Deese and her 23-year-old Australian boyfriend, Lucas Fowler, whose bodies were discovered July 15 along a highway near Liard Hot...
  • 15 People Wounded in Shootings in... Toronto

    08/06/2019 6:43:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | August 6, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    If only we were more like the Canadians. Gunshots rang out on street corners, in nightclubs and at house parties across the city over the long weekend, injuring 15, Toronto police said Monday. The 14th and 15th victims were shot Monday afternoon in the Lawrence Heights neighbourhood. A man was transported to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries, according to police. Another person later arrived at hospital with a gunshot wound. It was the 12th shooting incident police responded to in the span of three days. The incidents do not appear to be connected, Chief Saunders said. Early Monday...
  • Fans ejected from Oriole Park after unfurling Donald Trump banner

    08/02/2019 10:02:02 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 36 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | 8/2/2019 | Jason Rowan
    Four fans were escorted out of Oriole Park at Camden Yards after unfurling a pro-Donald Trump banner during Thursday’s game between the Orioles and Blue Jays, according to a Baltimore Sun report. The red, white and blue banner, which supported Trump’s reelection campaign, bore the messages “Keep America Great!” and “Trump 2020.” It was unfurled during the eighth inning of the Orioles’ 11-2 loss.
  • Fans With ‘Trump 2020’ Banner Escorted Out of Baltimore Orioles Game

    08/02/2019 10:38:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    KTLA ^ | 08/02/2019
    A photo taken by a Baltimore Sun reporter at the game shows the fans hanging the red, white and blue banner with the words “Keep America Great!” and “Trump 2020” during the eighth inning at Camden Yards. The paper reports the banner remained up for less than 10 minutes as other fans shouted “take it down!”
  • The EU Is Reportedly Stripping 5 Countries Of Some Market Access Rights — After Brexit

    07/29/2019 9:28:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/29/19 | Huileng Tan
    The move will see the European Commission blocking Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada and Singapore from accessing parts of the European Union's financial market, according to the Financial Times. The five countries are deemed as no longer regulating credit rating agencies as rigorously as the bloc — thereby removing them from a position which made it possible for European banks to rely on those ratings, reported the Financial Times, The European Commission will be blocking five countries from accessing parts of the European Union's financial markets — in a move that could hit the United Kingdom after it leaves the bloc,...
  • Canada murder suspects may have eluded cops with 'someone who is not police friendly,' source says

    07/28/2019 8:31:55 AM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-27-19 | Bradford Betz, Cristina Corbin
    Two Canadian teens who are suspected of at least three murders – including an American woman and her Australian boyfriend – may have escaped from the Manitoba town where they were last seen "with someone who is not police friendly," a source close to the investigation told Fox News on Saturday. The source added that Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky may have altered their appearances and offered cash to a driver to leave the area of Gillam, a town of approximately 1,200 people in the north of the province. “Truly you wouldn’t want to stick yourself in a small town...
  • President Trump Building Economic Landscape for 2020…

    07/27/2019 11:44:40 AM PDT · by bitt · 8 replies
    President Trump Building Economic Landscape for 2020…Earlier today President Trump sent a warning tweet about Apple possibly incurring tariffs on their products if they continue a plan for manufacturing in China. Later in the day the president answered direct questions about those possible tariffs. Additionally, Secretary Wilbur Ross was very insightful when he also spoke of the current U.S. perspective toward the U.S-China trade negotiation. If you have followed the basic road-map of America-First, there’s a very clear picture; however, most pundits and trade analysts will likely ignore the message. [Apple will not be given Tariff waivers, or relief, for...
  • Twitter reverses ban of Lindsay Shepherd after international outrage

    07/27/2019 12:39:41 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 16 replies
    Post Millennial ^ | 07/27/2019 | Barrett Wilson
    In an unexpected move, free speech activist and Post Millennial columnist Lindsay Shepherd has been reinstated by Twitter. Twitter first suspended Shepherd after she got into an argument with a notorious trans woman named Jessica Yaniv who has targeted the businesses of immigrant women who refused to wax her male genitals by lodging frivolous human rights complaints and allegedly sexually harassing multiple young girls. As a result of calling Yaniv a “ugly fat man,” Twitter decided to permanently ban Shepherd. This deplatforming led to a series of events that eventually resulted in the world paying attention to the malicious activism...
  • Donald Trump And Boris Johnson 'already working on' UK-US Free Trade Deal

    07/26/2019 4:40:35 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 38 replies
    Sky News ^ | 7/26/2019 | Staff
    The US president is said to be committed to an "ambitious free trade agreement", with formal talks to begin after Brexit. Donald Trump has said he and Boris Johnson have already started working on a free trade deal between the US and the UK. The US president said the pair had spoken since Mr Johnson became prime minister and that they plan to spend time together to formulate an agreement. Downing Street confirmed that talks between the two leaders had taken place on Friday evening and that they would meet at a G7 summit in Biarritz, France, next month. Number...