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    Dear Editor:

    There is almost nothing as shocking as a man forcing himself sexually upon an animal ("PETA, Perverts and Horses," 21 July). As a cruelty officer, I prosecuted cases in which men took small dogs and chickens into alleyways or elsewhere and raped them, often rupturing the animals' organs in the process. When I was working with the Washington Humane Society, there was one case that I was unable to find a way to prosecute, which will always haunt me. It involved a sex club run by men who, we had reason to believe, were sexually assaulting cats in a private home.

    It is almost as shocking to read my comments about non-assaultive sexual contact as some endorsement by me or PETA of sexual assault on animals. Let me be clear—as the writer was shamefully not—that PETA and I are totally opposed to any exploitation and all bestiality. Philosophical musings on whether there is cruelty when a girl experiences sexual pleasure from riding a horse who is oblivious to that fact or when someone allows a dog to hump their leg are a far cry from an endorsement of bestiality. Bestiality is cruelty to animals and PETA pushes for laws to outlaw it and prosecution when it occurs.

    Please correct the hideously false impression that Alexander Rubin gave in his guest column.

    Very truly yours,

    Ingrid E. Newkirk
    President
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

    Editor's Note:
    Neither canadafreepress.com editors nor its guest columnist, student Alexander Rubin intended in any way to infer that PETA President Ingrid Newkirk approved of bestiality. PETA, whose mission is dedicated to animal welfare, abhors bestiality and cruelty of any kind to animals.

    Dear Editor:
    Re: British Approach

    Western governments can learn much when comparing how the British handle a terrorist act versus the Americans. The Brits have correctly treated the July 7th bombing as a criminal event and not an act of war. Thus instituting a legal process to resolve this crime.

    They called in the anti-terrorism squad of Scotland Yard as well as Sir Ian Blair of London's city police. Both groups diligently went to work putting together the pieces and less than 10 days later have gathered an impressive amount of information.

    Our American cousins handled 9/11 very differently. President Bush and his cabinet did treat 9/11 as an act of war. Fighting terrorism since 2001 quickly became a major growth industry. The "war machine" went into motion. The famous words of General "Stormin' Norman Schwartzkof best describes the President Bush "get even" approach: "I believe that forgiving them (the 9/11 terrorists) is God's function. Our job is simply to arrange the meeting."

    46-days after 9/11 the freedom restricting, Patriot Act was signed into law by Pres. Bush and Americans were now ruled by laws more powerful than its constitution. Unlike the Yanks, will the Brits parlay these July 7th bombings into creating forms of unaccountable power over its people?

    Basically the Americans incorporated a political solution to solve 9/11, and not the more practical, legal solution. Let's see how the Brits do with a completely different approach.

    Sincerely yours,
    Jud Ireland,
    Vancouver, B.C.
    Dear Editor:

    The merciless attack by terrorist assassins in London, yesterday, was on my mind as I watched an episode on the History Channel, here in the colonies.The programconcerned the Mosquito Bomber aircraft of WWII, manufactured by our British cousins of WOOD! This use of wood was due, of course, to extreme shortages of metals, as a result of war production requirements. The performance of the wooden airplanes was outstanding, much to the astonishment of the Nazis.

    The point is, the sun may have set on the British empire; but, not on the British, nor their legacy. This small island, birthplace of most of the ideas which have made modern industrial democratic republics successful throughout the world, will not be defeated by terrorists. If the combined might of the axis powers could not crush Britain (along with its Commonwealth, American, and Soviet allies) then by gosh, the terrorists shall not do so either.

    Remember the words of your half-American Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill: "Never, never, never give up." God save the Queen, and all of Britain.

    Robert A. Gismondi
    Los Angeles, California
    Dear Editor:
    Damn you guys are good, keep up the good work.

    Dave Laustsen
    Canadian Navy
    Dear Editor:
    Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for showing that being pro-Canadian doesn't mean being anti American.
    Cheers from a friend,

    BG
    New York, USA
    Dear Editor:
    Right on. I hope the Conservatives have the brains to audit all of Belinda's speeches of the last 2 years and to extract all her anti-Liberal-Party comments, for publication.

    DRF
    Kingston Ontario
    Dear Editor:
    I have recently been logging on to your site in an effort to escape from the drudgery of the "regular" toronto papers—and have been very happy

    Stephen Williams
    Toronto.ON
    Dear Editor:
    Keep up the good work! I enjoy readingCanada Free Pressarticles and am heartened that Canada still has some conservative voices. Yourarticle about the many conflicts of interest during the Terry Schiavo starvation was referenced on talkradio here: my first exposure to Canada Free Press. Are you trying to create the Canadian equivalent of Fox News up there? You've got much less to work with, but I hope you are successful.

    John Kamphuis
    Chicago, IL
    Dear Editor:
    I do like your hard hitting, take no prisoners style. It's good to read something that actually describes the reality of what is going on

    Roy Hamel

    Dear Editor:
    Thank you so much for telling the truth for Terri Schivao Schindler in Canada. God Bless your heart. You live outside of America and you have shamed our own main stream media. I am so grateful when the real truth is exposed

    Anonymous

    Dear Editor:
    The article on the oil for food program demonstrates that you have great understanding of the issues facing Canadians and the world. Thank you for presenting the facts. I continue to share you web site with people.

    Brian Szakacs

    Dear Editor:
    The article on the oil for food program demonstrates that you have great understanding of the issues facing Canadians and the world. Thank you for presenting the facts. I continue to share you web site with people.

    Brian Szakacs

    Dear Editor:
    WOW! Is Klaus Rohrich acrackpot? Then I must be, too. I was mulling about looking for something to write about for Saturday's edition of Conservative Joe, when I came across this place. I love it, and you make so much sense, and speak the truth so loudly, that it is only a matter of time before you are legislated out. My site is www.conservativejoe.com, please pass it around, as we are on the same page, I will definitely get this one out, as I am just starting to get to the links part of my site. I just opened it up last week.

    John Lawrencel

    Dear Editor:
    If you were anymore right, you would be arrested! Keep it up. (Isn't it frustrating how ****ing stupid people in this province are? Talk about gullible. I just started a site, would love you to check it out. I found yours by accident, but now it is permanently bookmarked.

    John Lawrencel

    Dear Editor:
    This has been an excellent editorial

    K.S. Alim
    Toronto
    Dear Editor:
    Two questions One : A person enters politics but instead of paying dues like all the rest of the party members, she tries for the leadership of the party immediately. She fails. Then, after what, a year?, she decides that the policies of the party are all wrong and so against her values that she defects during a crucial vote, claiming that this decision is unselfishly being made for the good of the whole country, and ends up with a cabinet position. How is this person the victim? Two: Since when is ‘dipstick' a sexual slur. The last time I looked it meant … "Slang. A person regarded as foolish or contemptible"

    Mel Heinrichs
    Alberta, Canada
    Dear Editor:
    Its absolutely amazing! Mr. Williams and I have never met yet he has described me to a "T". If there are more of usout there, the dimocrat party will be consigned to the dustbins of history. We don't like traitors, liars, philanderers and poseurs. We would as soon take political advice and guidance from two year-olds as we would from any person connected with the so-called entertainment industry. We are aghast that the "Vagina Monologues" is on the lips of high schoolers yet prayer is forbidden and the Pledge of Allegiance is optional. How did we let this happen? How do we get America back?

    George T. Bedway
    Winchester, VA
    Dear Editor:
    Judi McLeod wrote an article about Pilot Letcher regarding the Belgian attempts to remember the fallen WW2 liberation heroes. I'm his granddaughter. My family only just found your article this year. It was written April 2004. I wanted to thank you for the detail you gave his last days as we knew next to nothing about what happened.

    Cecilia Watson

    Dear Editor:
    First let me say thank you,wow, when i discovered your new site it was like a breath of real fresh air, a news source with a brain. I will tell all my freinds to log onto your site. Secondly, can i say the stupidity of Michael Mandel and Gail Davidson and people like them is why this country has gone to the dogs. To think Mandel is a lawproffessor just goes to show how mindless our next generation is going to be, after being taught by this idiot! Thirdly, let me say, God Bless you, and keep on course, i like what you are doing. Thanks again.

    gm

    Dear Editor:
    Re: Greenpeace and World Wildlife Fund should turn donations over for DDT
    Paul Driessen dealt with this subject in his book Eco-Imperialism Green Power Black Death. His position on DDT has certainly been vindicated. Given Greenpeace's propensity for championing the advancement of voodoo science, I would suggest it is time for supporters of that and similar organizations like the Sierra Club, WWF and so many others to re-examine the pronouncements by the groups on a wide-range of topics. Meanwhile I appreciate and support the efforts of Canada Free Press to expose and bring to account these organizations which are doing so much harm around the world, using our tax dollars to do it.

    Bill McIntyre,
    White Rock, B.C.
    Dear Editor:
    Re: Greenpeace and World Wildlife Fund should turn donations over for DDT
    Thank you for your common sense description of an ongoing and unjust policy. The banning of DDT was not scientifically justified and its purpose was questionable. The same is true of the asbestos debacle.
    Keep up the good work.

    Larry Chandler
    Dear Editor:
    Re: Greenpeace and World Wildlife Fund should turn donations over for DDT
    Just read Judi McLeod's story. Excellent.
    Unfortunately, I can't now find a comment I read on the Internet over the last few days which stated that at the height of the DDT scare several years ago, a senior official at the Club of Rome admitted that his main reason for supporting a ban on DDT was that it kept the Third World population down!

    Keep up the good work.

    David Underwood,
    Carp, Ontario
    Dear Editor:
    Re: Hidden Paul Martin firm linking leftwing activists to Information Highway
    Once again I'm writing to let you know that you've written a story that is completely misleading and inaccurate.
    Did Heinz fund the Institute for Global Communications or the Association for Progressive Communications? I looked at the complete list of donations Heinz made to Tides at http://www.heinz.org/files/HP_Digit.pdf and didn't see those organizations there. The source from where you are getting your facts is clearly incorrect. Judi, I know we have given you this accurate information before, yet you insist on ignoring it. Graphs below from your article at http://www.torontofreepress.com/2005/cover020305.htm need to be corrected.
    We appreciate your practice of responsible journalism. Please take a moment to correct the slanderous inaccuracies in your story and please stop spreading false information about our organization.
    Sincerely,
    Christine Coleman,
    Communications Manager
    Dear Editor:
    Re: Belinda Bedazzled: Love bug misses "plant" in Conservative Party
    You probably already know this, but when BS was running for the party leadership she was blunt about supporting SSM. I heard her say on CBC radio that she supported the rights of gays to marry. I don't have a transcript or date or anything, all I know is when I heard that, I wrote her completely off.
    She may have money, but she doesn't have too many clues.
    Snowy North
    Dear Editor:
    Re: Hidden Paul Martin firm linking leftwing activists to Information Highway
    I laughed out loud when I came across your article "linking" Tomoye to Paul Martin and the "One World Government".
    The extent of the relationship between Lansdowne Technologies and Tomoye is that they have, in the past, implemented the Simplify software for clients. Landsdowne does not own Tomoye, which is privately held.
    Tomoye has a very wide range of clients, from NGOs to businesses to the military. They will sell to anyone.
    You are also taking their sale hype too seriously. The software is pretty innocious: it is supposed to help people share information with each other, though I have to say it isn't very good at it. The code is poorly written and closed source.
    If Tomoye is an important component in the takeover by ZOG and the One World Government I think you can all breath easy.
    Bel
    Dear Editor:
    The comment by ecologist Charlotte Boesen of Denmark's Energy E2 that "It is a myth that wind turbines kill birds" would better be placed in the "Fruits and Nuts Section" of your paper. Does she or the editors who selected her quote ever look at facts?
    GRS
    Round Hill, VA
    Dear Editor:
    A tremendous article Feb. 1/2005 on government controled speech. It applies south of the the border also. THANKS !!!
    E. D. PARKER in Oklahoma
    Dear Editor:
    Nice Going, Judi: Re: "Jolly Roger" There must be fathomless detail available beyond what you have already discovered. Please, for the benefit of all estranged Canadians, continue to pursue this incredible sheering of the Canadian sheep.
    My home was Nelson, BC. I had to leave the most beautiful country in the world, or the taxes would have bankrupted me. No one with intelligence would live in Canada, knowing what the money gets used for!
    Dennis Fisher,
    Dear Editor:
    Re: Polycultural multigamy- the quest for votes
    Klaus Rohrich mistakenly referred to Mormons as practicers of polygamy in his recent article. Mormons, (ie: members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) do not practice polygamy and excommunicate any member who does practice it... even in nations where it is legal.
    Splinter groups, like the on in BC, may have similar names, but calling them Mormons is as accurate as calling a Protestant a Catholic.
    Chris.
    Dear Editor:
    The earth is afloat in the sea of space. Planning ahead, this anti-sovereignty treaty looks like it would serve as a prototype for the United Federation of Planets to tax and control off-planet commerce and industrial development. No, not being facetious,
    Dave
    Dear Editor:
    If Canadians don't care about the flag, then why did Premier Danny Williams get inundated with nasty e-mails and phone calls?
    I'd do your homework, but yes, Canada is facing an identity crisis.
    Sincerely, Matthew in Toronto

    Dear Editor:
    I am asking every one I encounter to PRAY FOR YOUR LEADERS. As I am American,I pray to my GOD to guide my President, Mr.George Bush. If you will pray to your GOD to guide your leaders, we will make a difference. Try it, you will like it.
    Thanks and may your GOD Bless you
    Ken (Head Chicken) Heuser
    P.S. If you agree with me, just pass this on

    Dear Editor:
    Re: Martin's twisted notion of Human Rights
    Thank you for your insightful article, "Martin's twisted notion of Human Rights," which offered me some valuable perspective on our current PM. However, I was baffled by your side-comment, "It is one thing not to complain about members of the Falun Gong being persecuted because they are, well, members of the Falun Gong,..."
    Falun Gong adherents are by far the largest group of people being stripped of their human rights in China today. Their freedoms of belief have overtly been voided. Chinese government hate propaganda incessantly announces that they should be considered less than human, and has vowed to "eradicate" them. Thousands of people are doing many years of forced labor, and others have been murdered in cold blood, simply for their dedication to the practice. I sincerely hope that, in the spirit of your article, you are not suggesting that their voices be in any way discounted by our PM.
    On a related note, "The only challenge to the [Chinese Communist] party's monopoly of the news media came from the Falun Gong,...", Reporters Without Borders documented in its 2003 China report. It's worth a read. Falun Gong seem to be the only people dedicated enough to expose the Chinese government's crimes to the Chinese population. I would expect that you would find them as model proponents of press freedom.
    Best Regards, Jan Jekielek
    Yours truly,
    Thomas Strickland

    Dear Editor:
    Re: Canadian oil-for-food investigator says "all this stuff" is imputing UN integrity
    Very revealing article. Please stay on this so that the biggest scandal of all times does fall thru the cracks. I think the time for the UN to fold is long past
    Yours truly,
    Thomas Strickland

    Dear Editor:

    Ireally enjoyed your column!Martin sounds like a Clinton clone.Very sad for you, our Northern neighbors.Do keep an eye on him.We remember how Clinton almost ruined our country.
    Yours truly,
    A Texas reader, Nancy Koehler

    Dear Editor:

    I loved your Botox piece.
    Yours truly,
    Klaus

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to thank you so much for the wonderful work,and good reporting that you do to unveil the human rights abuses being perpetrated on peace loving people of Zimbabwe.I am particularly impressed on your initiative to bring the world on the Bennett issue in your paper. That is an encouragement for Roy's family especially when he is going through these trying times. As you correctly stated,"no matter how dim the wick, the candle of hope keeps on burning in Zimbabwe.
    Yours truly,
    Eddie Kwaramba Niagara Falls, Canada

    Dear Editor:
    Re: Green Pagans find way to White House Funding
    Hmmm, well if the author feels that Wiccans should not receive federal money to advance their religion I am in full agreement. Wiccans shouldn't get Federal money to do that. And neither should Christians, Jews, Muslims, Nor any other religion.
    Yours truly,
    Richard Whatley

    Dear Editor:
    Re: Green Pagans find way to White House Funding
    I enjoyed your comedy bits on the druids. I got quite a laugh out of them! If they weren't intended as comedy and you really are a nutter, then I apologize for mischaracterizing the articles.I can still report that they brightened my day!
    Yours truly,
    Larry

    Dear Editor:
    Re: Green Pagans find way to White House Funding
    But you missed my point. You still seem to think that it's OK for members of one religion to receive money from the government but not other religions deemed "wacky" by folks like you. And what's up with all the references to dancing? Did I ever mention dancing even once in my note to you? It sounded like an attempt on your part to make pagans sound like flower children or something. What gives? You used the word warlock. If you really knew anything about modern pagan practices you would know that this word means "oath breaker" and is considered an offensive term, not a term to appropriately describe male witches. Finally, I assumed that McLeod might be your married name. I also assumed that you believed when you married into the McLeod family that it became your family, including the name, the ancestors, the wholekit and kaboodle.Oh why do I bother? You'll probably never understand because you don't want to or need to. I wish you had asked me if I minded being quoted in your paper but I guess courtesy is too much to ask.Good luck to you and yours. I'm done arguing with the likes of you.
    Yours truly,
    Mike LaChance