Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor

Skin in the game

President Elect Obama says we need “skin in the game” meaning that we all must make sacrifices in these troubled times.  Does that include Congress?  They just gave themselves a $4700 raise.

By News on the Net - Monday, January 12, 2009 - Full Story

An Observation.

The majority of those at the violent anti-Israel demonstration on Saturday in London were Arab immigrants.

By News on the Net - Sunday, January 11, 2009 - Full Story

Anger Over Gaza Grows in Arab Street

Sheik Eid Abdel Hamid Youssef’s manic ranting puts the Arab mindset regarding Jews in a nutshell.

By News on the Net - Saturday, January 10, 2009 - Full Story

One trillion dollars needs to be spent immediately

One trillion dollars needs to be spent immediately.  Wasn’t that what they told us about the seven hundred billion dollar bank bail out?  Why yes it is.  That is exactly what we were told.  We can’t wait we must act NOW.  We gave them the money and they bailed out their friends.  Money was not injected into the economy.  Business credit is still scarce.

By News on the Net - Saturday, January 10, 2009 - Full Story

Outcry proves an abortion law is needed, says League

OTTAWA, Jan. 7, 2009 – The Catholic Civil Rights League today stated that the strong and ongoing reaction to an MP’s recent suggestion that Canada needs an abortion law reminds us once again that this is in fact an issue for Parliament to address.

By News on the Net - Wednesday, January 7, 2009 - Full Story

Greenbelt’s downtrodden effects on farmers and rural communities

Re: Friday January 2 2009. Niagara this week; Lincoln councillor looks ahead at ’09.
Re: Councillor and Deputy Mayor Rob Foster.

By News on the Net - Wednesday, January 7, 2009 - Full Story

War resisters in Canada

A lot has been said regarding the war resisters. First lets start with the facts.War resisters are nothing but deserters.They volunteered into the American Army to serve their country.When a soldier is called to duty to fight, that is his job.

By News on the Net - Thursday, January 1, 2009 - Full Story

Leadership

William Bedford, CFP Poet

When the economy is this erratic
we don’t need a charismatic

By News on the Net - Thursday, January 1, 2009 - Full Story

NEW YEAR HOPES

—William Bedford, CFP Poet

THE NEW YEAR BELLS
RING LOUD AND CLEAR
ACROSS THE CHILLY
NIGHT

By News on the Net - Thursday, January 1, 2009 - Full Story

In defence of Christmas

A recent letter to the Editor that condemned the “Christian” celebration of Christmas claiming it offended them initially made me angry.

How can that be? I don’t wish to offend anyone with my decorations, singing the songs of the season and wishing, with real feeling, a Merry Christmas to strangers like clerks in a store etc.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - Full Story

May the source be with you

“Good morning Vietnam!”  You must remember Robin William’s 1987 movie about a newscaster who loses his U.S. Armed Services radio job when he disobeys his superiors by refusing to sugar coat the truth and reveals what is really going on in the U.S. Vietnam war.

In today’s press there are always two sides to every story, yet only one side is getting printed.  With half the story hidden and most of the facts missing in action it is no wonder sensationalism has replaced responsible journalism.  An independent press is powerless against major newspapers that control what information can be released to the public.

By News on the Net - Sunday, December 21, 2008 - Full Story

The relevance of the Christmas message

If ever the world needed the true message of Christmas I would say it is now. I’m not talking about the preoccupation with materialism or the other vain and meaningless trappings we so readily identify with this season. No, I’m talking about the real thing.

By News on the Net - Sunday, December 21, 2008 - Full Story

Christmas Dreaming

Christmas Eve seemed endless
as I lay awake in bed
listening for the reindeer
and the bells on Santa’s sled,
Christmas is a magic time
when hearts are young and gay.
Oh, To be a child again for one
more Christmas Day

By News on the Net - Friday, December 19, 2008 - Full Story

Christmas Hearts

Christmas bustle everywhere
glittering tinsel in the malls
carolers strolling in the dusk
holly-wreaths bedeck the halls.
Yuletide smells and jingle bells
Hark! The herald angels sing
and little children wondering
what jolly old St. Nick will bring.
We love the season of good cheer
and sadly watch when it departs
but yuletide joy can last all year
by keeping Christmas in our hearts.

By News on the Net - Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - Full Story

A COLOSSAL MISTAKE?

Why not visit the enlarged Regional Building? It is indeed special!! Even the cafeteria is too large; tables only occupy part of this huge room.

By News on the Net - Thursday, December 11, 2008 - Full Story

We need a majority Conservative government to survive

While GM, Ford and Chrysler are reeling from the recession,and laying off hundreds of their employees,  European, and Asian auto manufacturers are looking at Canada and the U.S to open new auto plants. The big three American auto builders cannot possibly compete with the foreign auto makers.

By News on the Net - Monday, December 8, 2008 - Full Story

Why oppose the Bloc/Liberal/NDP take-over

By opposing the Bloc/Liberal/NDP take-over of Parliament you are supporting REAL democracy. 

By News on the Net - Sunday, December 7, 2008 - Full Story

What Crisis?

There’s so much feigned fury being displayed by all our political leaders, and so much hand-wringing by so many “ordinary” citizens over the shenanigans in Ottawa that foreigners must think that Canada has suddenly turned into one of those hapless failed states where the military is about to oust the whole sorry crew that imagine themselves as leaders of this great Dominion.

By News on the Net - Friday, December 5, 2008 - Full Story

Verily a Cabal of Quebeckers against a lone Ontarian

The plot by the Liberal Party under Stephane Dion, the Bloc Quebecois under Gilles Duceppe and the New Democratic Party under Jack Layton TO DFEAT THE Conservative government of Stephen Harper has proven to Canadians that their first loyalty is NOT to CANADA, but to their personal advancement and that alone. Because today these three parties have made it abundantly clear that it was the removal of political subsidy by the Conservative government that made them very angry enough to unite and plot to bring down the Conservative government, everything else took a second place to the loss of their subsidy.

By News on the Net - Friday, December 5, 2008 - Full Story

Toronto Maple Leafs Win Stanley Cup

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Canada was stunned Monday when it was announced that The Stanley Cup will be awarded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, possibly as early as December 6th. The cup will be stripped from from 2008 playoff champions the Detroit Red Wings and be awarded to the Leafs, who didn’t even make the playoffs.

How is this possible, Canadians ask? Well, the Leafs have formed a coalition with eastern conference semi-finalists the Montreal Canadians, and conference quarter finalists the Ottawa Senators, now outnumbering the Red Wings. According to current Leaf coach Ron Wilson “the Red Wings have lost the confidence of the league and should hand the cup over immediately to our coalition”.

By News on the Net - Friday, December 5, 2008 - Full Story