Washington D.C. Passes Bill to Force Pro-Life Groups to Hire Abortion Activists
Life News - Yesterday, the Council of the District of Columbia passed a bill that could force employers in the nation’s capital to cover elective abortions in their health plans and require even pro-life organizations to hire individuals who oppose their views on abortion. The bill will now go to Mayor Vincent Gray for approval.
Magazine admits changing title on Michigan professor’s column
Fox News - A magazine that published a column by a University of Michigan professor titled “It’s Okay to Hate Republicans” said late Thursday that it had crafted that headline without her knowledge and had swapped it for the original one, “We Can’t All Just Get Along.”
President Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination
PJ Media - With a quiet, almost unnoticed nomination just before Thanksgiving, President Barack Obama rewarded Media Matters for its help in attacking reporters and critics of the administration. At the same time, he virtually guaranteed that a federal agency that is supposed to improve the administration of elections will instead become a partisan battleground intended to help his political party.
Celebrities Slam Sony Hackers’ Win; Michael Moore Makes Programming Request
Suddenly, all of Hollywood is worked up about terrorism – and all it took was Sony Pictures’ decision yesterday to cancel the release of “The Interview.” Sony’s decision to cancel the movie came after North Korea’s vicious cyber-hacks were followed by threats of terrorism if the movie was released in theaters.
Latest World News
Bots Now Outnumber Humans on the Web
Wired - Diogo Mónica once wrote a short computer script that gave him a secret weapon in the war for San Francisco dinner reservations.
Canada seeks 50 millionaires for test of immigration program
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canada is looking for 50 wealthy foreigners to join a pilot run of an immigration program for millionaires, although applicants will have to be far richer than those who entered under a previous scheme and will also need language skills to get in.
Putin predicts economic recovery but warns West against pressuring Russian ‘bear’
Washington Post - MOSCOW — Vowing that the West would never hold Russia down, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday promised that his nation’s troubled economy would recover in two years despite a looming recession, a severely weakened ruble and growing fears about economic instability.
Toronto-bound flight diverted because of unruly passenger
TORONTO - A Toronto-bound Air Canada flight was diverted to Halifax Wednesday after a passenger allegedly assaulted two flight attendants.
Sydney siege may have been preventable, Australian PM says
Fox News - SYDNEY – Australia’s prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail despite facing a string of violent charges grew louder.
Latest News from Ferguson, Missouri
#Ferguson Protest Organizer Awarded Position With Amnesty International as Field Organizer
Gateway Pundit - At least 18 businesses were torched to the ground and several more were looted and vandalized in November.
BREAKING: Bad News for Officer Wilson
A group of black lawyers and judges appears to have it out for former Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson.
Saul Alinsky Lives in Ferguson
Front page - If the late Saul Alinsky—the America-hating godfather of community organizing—had fathered a black son, he’d look like Barack Obama. Obama has embraced, revered, and employed Alinsky’s philosophy and tactics of social revolution for decades.
Latest News On ISIS and Radical Islam
From Sydney to Peshawar – Islamic extremists are civilisation’s common enemy
Spectator - Yesterday it was Sydney. Today it is Peshawar. Yesterday a coffee shop. Today a school. Yesterday a lone gunman. Today a gang of them. If anybody wondered about the global and diffuse nature of the challenge that Islamic fundamentalism poses, the last 24 hours have given another demonstration of the problem.
ISIS using bombs containing live SCORPIONS in effort to spread panic, in tactic used 2,000 years ago against Romans
Daily Mail - Militants fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq have unveiled their latest terror tactic - bombs containing hundreds of live scorpions designed to spread fear among their enemies.
Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger
Daily Mail - Horror over a deadly siege morphed into anger Tuesday as leaders of a grieving nation demanded to know how a man with a violent criminal history slipped through the cracks and ended up in the downtown Sydney cafe where he took 17 people hostage.
Pakistani school slaughter as Taliban fighters massacred up to 130 children
A 10-year-old boy caught up in the Peshawar school massacre that saw over 130 killed has spoken of his dramatic escape from Taliban gunmen as bullets whizzed past his head - having seen two of his classmates shot dead in front of him.
Celebrities and tens of thousands of everyday Twitter users take to social media to show support for Muslim community
Daily Mail - Twelve hours after the Lindt Cafe hostage crisis in Sydney began to unfold, Australians have flooded social media with sentiments of solidarity and support of Muslims in the community.
Latest News on China
Terry Glavin: Let’s be honest about our new best buddies in Beijing
National Post - To get just a glimpse into the perilous territory where Ottawa’s clever China enthusiasts have led us lately, you’d do well to know something about the unsettling tale of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., headquartered in the Special Economic Zone of Shenzhen in the Chinese province of Guangdong. Huawei has more than 120 staff at its gleaming new Canada Research & Development Centre in Ottawa, a head office in Markham, branch offices in Montreal and Edmonton and partnerships with the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. It plans to double its Ottawa staff in the next year.
China is Planning to Purge Foreign Technology and Replace With Homegrown Suppliers
Bloomberg - China is aiming to purge most foreign technology from banks, the military, state-owned enterprises and key government agencies by 2020, stepping up efforts to shift to Chinese suppliers, according to people familiar with the effort.
China Tests ICBM With Multiple Warheads
Free Beacon - China carried out a long-range missile flight test on Saturday using multiple, independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, according to U.S. defense officials.
Xi’s visit to Macau deals cold deck to VIP gamblers
(Reuters) - As Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Macau this weekend for his first official visit in five years, the message from Beijing is clear: the world’s biggest gambling centre cannot remain a one-industry town.
Latest News on Ebola and Infectious Diseases
Swiss trial of Canadian Ebola vaccine suspended due to unexpected side-effects
Canada.com - Swiss researchers have temporarily halted a clinical trial of a Canadian-made Ebola vaccine after seeing an unexpected side-effect in a few people who received the serum.
Half of B.C. designated avian flu control zone
Canadian Press - VANCOUVER - Half of British Columbia has been designated an avian flu control zone in an effort to limit the spread of the virus and reassure other countries that Canadian commercial poultry is safe.
Ebola ‘czar’ urges Congress to authorize emergency funding
Stars and Stripes - (TNS) WASHINGTON — The Ebola outbreak can only be successfully contained if the U.S. takes the lead and provides funding to fight the deadly virus at home and in West Africa, the man tapped to coordinate the federal government’s response to the disease said Friday.
Latest News on Border Crisis and Immigration
No way home: Illegal immigrants probably unable to travel under Obama’s plan
Washington Post - At rallies outside the White House promoting relief for illegal immigrants this year, banners and chants demanded, “No more divided families.” Undocumented protesters declared that if President Obama granted them protection, their first priority would be to go home to visit parents or children they had not seen in years.
Obama tries to reassure immigrants to register
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday tried to reassure immigrants that if they register under his new executive action they won’t be a priority for deportation in the future, while acknowledging another president could undo it all.
Obama Admits Amnesty Is For Many More Than 5 Million
Daily Caller - President Barack Obama told a group of illegal immigrants in Tennessee that his immigration-law rewrite means “you’re not going to be deported.”
Latest Military News
Germany receives first Leopard 2A7 MBT
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) handed over the latest version of the Leopard 2 main battle tank (MBT), the Leopard 2A7, to the inspector general of the German Army, Lieutenant General Rainer Korff on 10 December at their Munich facility.
Bell-Boeing demonstrates V-22 forward-firing capability
The Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft has demonstrated a forward-firing capability, Bell Helicopter announced on 8 December.
RAN commissions first-of-class Canberra
IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly - The sealift capability of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has been dramatically increased by the commissioning of the 27,800-tonne landing helicopter dock (LHD) HMAS Canberra in Sydney on 28 November.