April, 2012

Antisemitism in Canada Remains at All-Time High, New Report Finds

TORONTO, - The Jewish community organization charged with monitoring antisemitism in Canada has announced that, once again, Canada has seen record levels of antisemitism according to its Audit of Antisemitic Incidents. The League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada’s annual Audit has been recognized for the past thirty years as an authoritative study of patterns of prejudice in the country.

By B’nai Brith - Monday, April 30, 2012 - Full Story

Communities wanting wind turbines

To:  The Honourable Dalton McGuinty: 

I read the interview that you recently had with the Belleville Intellegencer and noted your comments in respect to the placement of wind turbines in communities.  To refresh your memory here is the preamble:

By Guest Column Parker Gallant- Monday, April 30, 2012 - Full Story

IER’s Thomas Pyle on Armendariz Resignation from EPA

WASHINGTON D.C. — IER President Thomas Pyle released the following statement regarding the resignation of EPA Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz, who was under heavy criticism because of a stated “crucifixion” enforcement strategy that was caught on tape and distributed last week by Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.):

By Institute for Energy Research - Monday, April 30, 2012 - Full Story

Humor is ridicule Marxist style

imageGet ready for ridicule as the latest means for Marxists to hobble their enemies. 

It starts with President Barack Obama kickstarting toilet humor at the White House Correspondence dinner Saturday night: “What’s the difference between a hockey mom and pit bull? A pit bull is delicious,” is joking uncouth Barry Soetoro style. 

It picks back up tomorrow with May Day anarchy dressed in canned laughter:

By Judi McLeod - Monday, April 30, 2012 - Full Story

Big Brother, the Internet, and Your Right of Privacy

imageMost Americans assume that they have a right of privacy guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and, while several of the Bill of Rights imply this right, it is not specifically expressed.

However, it is understood. In a Supreme Court case, Meyer v Nebraska, 1923, Justice McReynolds perhaps said it best:

“While this court has not attempted to define with exactness the liberty thus guaranteed, the term has received much consideration and some of the included things have been definitely stated. Without doubt, it denotes not merely freedom from bodily restraint but also the right of the individual to contract, to engage in any of the common occupations of life, to acquire useful knowledge, to marry, establish a home and bring up children, to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience, and generally to enjoy those privileges long recognized at common law as essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men.”

By Alan Caruba - Monday, April 30, 2012 - Full Story

Usurping Congress and harming Americans yet again

President Obama has violated Section Three of the Palestinian Accountability Act of the United States Congress by authorizing a $192 million aid package to the Palestinian Authority. The Palestinian Accountability Act clearly and unequivocally stipulates that “no funds available to any United States Government or agency…may be obligated or expended with respect to providing funds to the Palestinian Authority.” By signing a Presidential Waiver and authorizing payment of the 192 million dollars Obama is unilaterally going against the law, the will of Congress and the wishes of the American people as expressed by their democratically elected representatives.

By Jerry Philipson - Monday, April 30, 2012 - Full Story

The Turk Hates Republicans

At Gleason’s gym I call him the Turk. He is 6’3’’ and two hundred and seventy pounds.  He fought on the Turkish Olympic boxing development team.  The guy is great—friendly, jovial and polite. He cooperates with me and spars with some of my students, never throwing a sucker punch.

By David Lawrence - Monday, April 30, 2012 - Full Story

Bjorn Lomborg adopts high-yield farming

CHURCHVILLE, VA—Bjorn Lomborg and his Copenhagen Consensus have just joined one of the smallest clubs in today’s world: people who believe that high-yield farming is the path to a sustainable future for people and wildlife despite, and even because of, its pesticides, chemical fertilizers, irrigation dams, and blast-freezers.

By Dennis Avery - Monday, April 30, 2012 - Full Story

Is it a $3 dollar Raffle to see Obama and Clooney or Just a Scam to Get Your Money?

It has been a tough week for Obama. But I don’t see much said about the $3 dollar raffles to eat with Obama and Clooney. Michelle and Obama and his friends email me all the time about what they are doing and that a three dollar contribution or raffle can go a long way to get Obama elected for another 4 years so he can continue to do a great job. But it sounds a bit cheesy for our high class travelers.

By Dr. Phil Taverna - Monday, April 30, 2012 - Full Story

No prosecution of Border agent for shooting Mexican teenager

A U.S. border patrol agent and his family were relieved on Friday when they were informed that the agent will be prosecuted for shooting and killing a Mexican teenager on the banks of the Rio Grande on June 7, 2010, according to a press statement from the U.S. Attorney General’s office.

By Jim Kouri - Monday, April 30, 2012 - Full Story

Inhofe: Armendariz’s Resignation Does Not Solve Problem of EPA’s Crucifixion Philosophy

Link to Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, commented on the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz in the wake of the release of a video in which Armendariz is caught on tape admitting that EPA’s “general philosophy” is to “crucify” and “make examples” of oil and gas companies so that others are “really easy to manage.”

The Subject Was Roses

Said Danielle to Alison: “The polls say it’s me.”
Said Alison to Danielle: “We’ll just wait and see.”

When the election was over, Alison said, “See?”
“Oh!” Cried Danielle: “How can this be?”

By William Bedford - Monday, April 30, 2012 - Full Story

Wanted: A Competent Command-In-Chief

So, it turns out, Team Obama suddenly wants the 2012 presidential campaign to be about foreign policy, rather than the economy. Such a pivot might not be surprising given that, by President Obama’s own test, he has not cut unemployment to the point where he deserves to be reelected.

By Frank Gaffney Jr. - Monday, April 30, 2012 - Full Story

Is this house big enough to hold my ego?

Even a property–rights conservative must admit it’s always an ominous sign when a prospective neighbor decides to give his soon-to-be-constructed house a name. There’s nothing that screams “Arriviste!” like a billboard in the front yard trumpeting the fact that your new home is so large it merits a title and will be petitioning for a Zip Code.

By Michael R. Shannon - Monday, April 30, 2012 - Full Story

America’s Budget Crisis in Pictures

It’s pretty clear to most Americans that Washington is broken and spending money well beyond the country’s means. In fact, Sunday marked three years since the U.S. Senate last passed a budget. Getting the fiscal house in order clearly isn’t their top priority. But just how bad is the country’s spending and debt crisis? Heritage has the answer in its newly released 2012 Edition of the Federal Budget in Pictures.

By Heritage Foundation Mike Brownfield- Monday, April 30, 2012 - Full Story

UK Climate Policy Helps Fund Forced Sterilisation Of India’s Poor

Tens of millions of pounds of UK aid money have been spent on a programme that has forcibly sterilised Indian women and men, the Observer has learned. The Department for International Development in 2010 cited the need to fight climate change as one of the key reasons for pressing ahead with such programmes. The document argued that reducing population numbers would cut greenhouse gases, although it warned that there were “complex human rights and ethical issues” involved in forced population control.—Gethin Chamberlain, The Observer, 15 April 2012

By Guest Column Dr. Benny Peiser- Monday, April 30, 2012 - Full Story

Using a Dictator to Bring the Disparate and Desperate Together!

With a more physically fit American version of narcissist Idi Amin occupying ‘the people’s’ White House, have you wondered why a loving, all-knowing God has allowed this travesty to occur?  Is the bully puppet of the U. N., IMF, Bilderbergers, CFR, Trilateral Commission, etc., going to drive the final nails into the coffin of our once proud republic, or does God have an ulterior motive in imposing the imposter upon us?  Could God be using this ‘insult to our Founding Fathers’ wannabe dictator to rally our disparate and desperate citizenry together for a greater good?

By A.J. Cameron - Monday, April 30, 2012 - Full Story

Nationalism, Social Justice, and Civil Rights:  Palestinian Discourse on the Social Networks

With a lack of consensus in the Palestinian camp on various issues and numerous obstacles to the two main political processes – the political process with Israel and internal Palestinian reconciliation – social network users are channeling their energy in new directions. The younger generation in Gaza and the West Bank is engaged in a lively debate on social networking sites on three major subjects: the Palestinian problem; the approach to the Palestinian leadership; and the transition from violent struggle to non-violent struggle, namely, from terrorism to popular uprising through demonstrations and non-violent actions, including the hunger strike by those held in administrative detention in Israel.

By INSS Udi Dekel and Orit Perlov- Monday, April 30, 2012 - Full Story