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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years' experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and Glenn Beck.
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Unromanticizing Oliver Stone

Jan 8, 2008 — Judi McLeod

Oliver StoneMy Colombian friends at Bogotá Free Planet are more than a little put out that “maverick” American film director Oliver Stone would write their country off as his country’s personal playing field.

  It didn’t go over the heads of average Colombians that the sore loser, spoil sport Hollywood director—caught looking bad with sidekick Hugo Chavez on a hostage release that never happened—made his scathing comments from the safety of his California spread.

Marine proves from grave that love is forever

Jan 5, 2008 — Judi McLeod

Lance Cpl. Travis Layfield's bracelet worn by USMC Sgt. ChavezIn a world where the anti-war contingent goes to such extremes to trash the image of the American soldier, a voice from the grave proves that love conquers all.

  The story of how a well-worn bracelet found a fallen soldier’s Mother this Christmas is one that tops the list of inspiration of a most riveting kind.

  It’s inspiration that stirs the soul based on the fact that even in death, Lance Cpl. Travis Layfield keeps reaching back to his grief stricken family, particularly to his Mom, Diane.

Today’s DNA could prove Hugo Chavez a liar

Jan 2, 2008 — Judi McLeod

While arrogant Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his Hollywood sidekick director Oliver Stone held the world at bay over the Christmas holidays waiting for the release of a 3-year-old hostage, the little boy could have been in a Bogotá orphanage all the while.

  “Relatives of a child born to a hostage mother and a guerilla father will undergo DNA testing Tuesday to determine whether the child is still a captive—or in a Bogotá orphanage, as the Colombian president has charged.” (AFP, Jan. 1, 2008).

Proof that Emmanuel is in a Bogotá orphanage would prove Chavez, prancing about Villavicencio in the signature red beret and fatigues of his paratrooper days as the global court jester of all time.

Auld Lang Syne with Cindy Sheehan

Jan 1, 2008 — Judi McLeod

  You’d think the parents of troops serving in Iraq could count on a break from Cindy Sheehan on the first day of the New Year, but thanks to the White Rose Coalition, Sheehan will be front and center at the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.

  “Local and national pro-impeachment and pro-Peace American citizens will stage non-violent protests and demonstrations throughout the Rose Parade on Tuesday, 0/01/08, New Year’s Day with support from Cindy Sheehan and the Camp Casey Peace Institute.” (9/11TruthLA, Nov. 28, 2007).

Pointing finger of blame for assassination at Punjabis with Jack Layton’s apparent approval

Dec 31, 2007 — Judi McLeod

  It didn’t take long for opportunistic Canadian New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jack Layton to cash in on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

  Taking time out from his anti-war activities and home for the holidays, Layton turned out yesterday at a Queen’s Park protest rally staged by the Pakistan People’s Party of Canada (PPP-Canada).

Imminent release of boy born in captivity seen as Christmas Miracle

Dec 27, 2007 — Judi McLeod

For Colombians the hours of December 27, 2007 could prove a Christmas Miracle come true.

Among the three high-profile hostages held by Colombian rebels promised to be set free today is three-year-old Emmanuel.

Born in captivity, Emmanuel is the son of Clara Rojas, an aide to former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt.

Calling the Christmas angel in the season of miracles

Dec 24, 2007 — Judi McLeod

Madelaine McCannIt’s Christmas Day 2007 and like all Christmas’ that went before and those still to come, it’s the zenith of the Season of Miracles.

  Innocence everywhere looks for a wish to come true on this night of all nights.

  Tonight and tomorrow is the time of the believer in many faiths in many countries.

  Cynics and ridicule can never blow out the flame of the Christmas candle.  Believers in a weary, and yes, often cruel world, make room for miracles to happen.

Toronto commuter turns dog’s distress into Christmas miracle

Dec 19, 2007 — Judi McLeod

Jagger It all started on the GO Train, just another day on the way to work.  As the miles sped away getting to his office, Mac Wilson gave scant attention to his fellow commuters as he sat there planning his Christmas shopping list.

  The countryside flashed by the window, the trees now showing black limbs rather than golden leaves against a brooding winter sky.  Then he spotted it, a dog in the Don River. He couldn’t be sure, but that’s what he thought as the train went speeding by.

Anonymous Muslim would dump Canada Free Press and its likes in the trash of history

Dec 18, 2007 — Judi McLeod

Canada Free Press (CFP) emails from abroad today included one from the head office of Zalloum Group headquarters in Jordan.

  “Islam will prevail and you and your likes will be dumped in the trash of history,” said the email, sent in capital letters.

  The sender of the email took the coward’s way out and signed it simply, in caps, “A Muslim.”

Christmas miracle needed to get care package to Canadian troops in Afghanistan

Dec 13, 2007 — Judi McLeod

Gabrielle Eckhardt  What a let down that 1,700 care packages lovingly prepared by Montreal-area residents and community groups destined for Canadian troops in Afghanistan, won’t be getting there.

  The Christmas care packages for soldiers have been grounded after the military said they could not be sent overseas.

Claiming security concerns and a lack of space on transport aircraft as reasons for blocking the packages, Canadian Forces brass informed nonplussed members of the Roxboro Legion, who spearheaded the drive that they cannot accept the packages.  Parcels must be addressed to a specific soldier, the military said, and not “Any CF member”.

Did system fail 16-year-old Muslim girl murdered by father

Dec 12, 2007 — Judi McLeod

How many Aqsa Parvezs, who died Monday night after being attacked in her Mississauga home by her own father, live in the Greater Toronto Area?

  Aqsa, found barely alive in her bedroom by police was only 16 years old.

  It was well known by her friends that Aqsa was in trouble at home.  The teen, who wanted to dance to Rhythm & Blues and hang out with friends like any other Canadian teen, told peers she had been struck on the arms and across the face under a strict regime followed by her parents.

“She told me many times that her dad had threatened her,” her friend Dominiqua Holmes-Thompson, 16, told the Toronto Star yesterday.  “She was serious.”

One for Savage, zero for CAIR

Dec 11, 2007 — Judi McLeod

Take away their deceitful props and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is like all other big-talking bullies: pathetic, sniveling and alone.

Polish asking how Robert Dziekanski airport death could have happened in Canada

Dec 11, 2007 — Judi McLeod

The tragic events that led to the death of confused and visibly anxious Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski are giving Canada’s image as a kind and hospitable country a black eye in Poland.

  “Everybody’s asking how this could happen,” journalist David Dastych told Canada Free Press (CFP).  “We expect to hear of things like this in Iraq and Iran, but Canada?”

  Poland is conducting its own official inquiry into the last hours of Robert Dziekanski on Earth.

Sunken Antarctic ship now 5-kilometer oil slick

Dec 3, 2007 — Judi McLeod

Al Gore’s self-touted, mouse size carbon footprint has just developed elephantitis.

MS Explorer, the “legendary polar expedition ship” owned by his pal G.A.P. Adventures CEO Bruce Poon Tip, which sank last week in the Antarctic has left a garguntan carbon foot on the ocean floor.  And it’s a carbon footprint that’s harmful to penguins and other wildlife.

Little would have been known about the damage to the Antarctic’s fragile eco system from the sunken 75-metre vessel were it not for a team of Chilean scientists who sussed out the damage in its aftermath and reported their findings.

The Chilean scientists told the daily La Tercera that fuel from the eco cruise ship is now a five-kilometer long slick.  The MS Explorer, star of the eco warrior, was powered by diesel.  And while diesel is less polluting than crude oil, it still left a highly toxic environmental mess that could directly affect seals, sea lions, and other animals that inhabit the area.