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Vatican: It’s OK to Believe in Aliens

“Writing in the Vatican newspaper, the astronomer, Father Gabriel Funes, said intelligent beings created by God could exist in outer space. Father Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory near Rome, is a respected scientist who collaborates with universities around the world. The search for forms of extraterrestrial life, he says, does not contradict belief in God. The official Vatican newspaper headlines his article ‘Aliens Are My Brother’.” [BBC News Rome].

By Guest Column - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - Full Story

Belgium Accuses China of Cyberattacks

John E. Dunn, Techworld

It’s not just the U.S. and U.K. who are crying foul over China’s behavior in cyberspace—now the government of tiny Belgium has accused hackers from the country of targeting its systems.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - Full Story

Two Polish Holocaust heroes

Michael Madejski (left) and Dr. Jerzy WaleszkowskiNew York, N.Y. .. Michael Madejski (left) and Dr. Jerzy Waleszkowski were Polish boy scouts who found little time for arts and crafts after Germany invaded Poland in 1939 to start World War II and the Holocaust.

Instead, they joined Poland’s underground resistance, the Armia Krajowa, and spent most of their time fighting the German army of occupation.

By Frank Milewski Frank Milewski- Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - Full Story

This Means War

Hezbollah is now in control of Lebanon.

By Ted Belman - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - Full Story

Amnesty urges release of Saudi facing flogging

RIYADH, May 11 (Reuters) - Amnesty International has urged Saudi authorities to release a Saudi university professor who is facing flogging and imprisonment for meeting a woman to whom he is not related for coffee in the conservative Islamic kingdom.

By Guest Column - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - Full Story

Taliban ban TV in Afghan province

Taliban insurgents have ordered residents of a province near the capital Kabul to stop watching television, saying the networks were showing un-Islamic programmes, officials and local media said on Tuesday.

By Guest Column - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - Full Story

MPP Randy Hillier on China and the Falun Gong

MPP Randy Hillier on youtube talking about Dalton McGuinty’s Trade Mission to China, Ottawa’s censorship of Falun Gong at the Tulip Festival.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - Full Story

Lebanon’s “300″

While the West is busy living its daily life, a beast is busy killing the freedom of a small community on the East Mediterranean: Lebanon. Indeed, as of last week, the mighty Hezbollah, armed to the teeth with 30,000 rockets and missiles and aligning thousands of self described “Divine soldiers” has been marching across the capital, terrorizing its population, shutting down media, taking its politicians and the Prime Minister as hostages, and looting at will. The hordes of Lebanon’s “Khomeinist Janjaweeds” have conquered already half of the Middle East’s cultural capital, Beirut. As I have reported before, Hezbollah has occupied West Beirut and has since sent its storm troops in multiple directions to resume the blitz.

By Guest Column Walid Phares- Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - Full Story

Drang nach Osten. In the name of Allah!

Had any one of the European monarchs, grandees or pontifices of the XVth century ever heard of the word “Prussia”? Unlikely. Stuck in the Baltic bogs between Russia and Poland, Prussia, the miserable successor to the Teutonic Order, the obedient vassal of proud Poland (Rech Pospolita), hopelessly vegetated on the boondocks of Europe.

By Guest Column Alexander Maistrovoy- Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - Full Story

The Iranian Connection What’s wrong in Lebanon.

In Lebanon, the Iranian-backed vanguard of terror known as Hezbollah has again drawn its weapons to provoke the worst crisis since it launched a war against Israel in the summer of 2006. The fighting that began last week in Beirut, and then relocated east to the Chouf Mountains and north to Tripoli, is the latest act in the relentless smothering of the Lebanese democratic state.

By Claudia Rosett - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - Full Story

Irena Sendler, who saved 2,500 Jews from Holocaust, dies at 98


Irena Sendler - a Polish social worker who helped save some 2,500 Jewish children from the Nazis by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto and giving them false identities - has died. She was 98.

By Guest Column - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - Full Story

Shouwang House Church Raided by Government Officials. Beijing House Church Leader Detained

CAA’s Beijing investigators have learned that after a May 2 incident when police in Sichuan raided and harassed the Autumn Rain Church of Chengdu during a retreat meeting, the police and officials from religion administration agencies suddenly raided Shouwang House Church in Beijing in the name of stopping an “illegal gathering” and ordered the church to stop meeting.

By Christian Newswire - Monday, May 12, 2008 - Full Story

Britons are living in a crazy place

BRITONS are racing through life and will suffer meltdown if they do not change their habits, says a new report, and psychologists are warning life in the fast lane could have serious detrimental effects unless people slow down.

By Guest Column Gerd Treuhaft- Monday, May 12, 2008 - Full Story

Palestinians are Destroying Lebanon. Again!

The difficulties encountered by the nations of the Middle East to integrate the so-called Palestinians, a group of Arab refugees that did not exist when Israel came into existence, have their origins in the first attack on the new nation of Israel in 1948.

By Alan Caruba - Monday, May 12, 2008 - Full Story

Open Letter to Canadian Supermarket CEOs

As Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Canadian-owned and Canadian-based supermarkets, providing consumer goods to Canadian citizens, it is time you began a more conscious and concerted effort to support our Canadian farmers.

By Guest Column Branka Lapajne- Monday, May 12, 2008 - Full Story

Murdered Lebanese can Thank UN

The sound of war was heard in the Middle East again this week—and it was not by any means the first time that Israel was not one of the parties involved.  Unfortunately, this Arab vs. Arab war will not silence those who out of either prejudice or ignorance claim that Israel is the cause of all Middle East conflicts; but, then again, facts were never their strong suit.

By Dr. Richard Benkin - Monday, May 12, 2008 - Full Story

Force is the only Language that Hezbollah knows and understands

The recent ongoing bloody terrorism riots that Hezbollah has inflicted on Lebanon and its peaceful people since last Wednesday, tragically shows that this country today is confronting challenges of a magnitude unseen since the end of its civil war in 1990. 

By Elias Bejjani - Sunday, May 11, 2008 - Full Story

Left with no market, growers destroy trees

imageMonte Sonnenberg SIMCOE REFORMER

FORESTVILLE - Agriculture in Norfolk suffered another setback this week with the destruction of thousands of peach trees.

Growers in Forestville and Waterford have been busy in recent days uprooting orchards which were planted several years ago and had yet to reach full production.

By Guest Column Monte Sonnenberg- Sunday, May 11, 2008 - Full Story

Living on the Edge of Destruction: Israel’s 60th Anniversary

“Trusting in the Rock of Israel we now place our signatures in witness to this proclamation, sitting as the Provisional State Council, on the soil of the homeland, in the city of Tel-Aviv, this day, Friday afternoon, the 5th of Iyar, 5708, the 14th of May, 1948.”

By Alan Caruba - Sunday, May 11, 2008 - Full Story

PM Harper of Canada stands up for Israel, unequivocally


Under Harper, Canada was the first to pull out of Durban II proceedings. Israel and the US have yet to follow suit.

Under Harper, Canada began voting in support of Israel on UN unbalanced resolutions condemning Israel. Previous policy was the same as the Europeans.

By Ted Belman Michael Diamond- Friday, May 9, 2008 - Full Story