June, 2014

Dimant challenges Siddiqui

TORONTO — Last week, Haroon Siddiqui, the Toronto Star’s editorial page editor emeritus and a member of the Order of Canada, published a piece accusing secularists and liberals of enabling Egypt’s new military junta and unjustly labelling the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. B’nai Brith Canada has often disagreed with the opinions of Mr. Siddiqui and this type of conspiratorial journalism as a cheap and unwarranted indirect attack on the Jewish community.

By B’nai Brith - Monday, June 30, 2014 - Full Story

Measles, Skepticism, Science, and Real Conservatism

In the ongoing debate among conservatives over vaccination programs—in which case the measles are often used as a case study by both sides—two distinct issues are getting muddled: (1) whether or not the government should have vaccination programs (either mandatory or optional); and (2) whether or not vaccination programs have been successful.

By Sierra Rayne - Monday, June 30, 2014 - Full Story

Uncertainty Surrounds Ethanol’s Impact on GHG Emissions

The EPA is proposing to lower the 2014 RFS biofuel blending mandate by 1.4 billion gallons, from the statutory mandate of 18.21 billion gallons to 15.21 billion gallons.  While a study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) concluded that reducing the biofuel target would reduce emissions by the equivalent of taking 580,000 cars off the road,[1] a study conducted by Biotechnology Industry Corporation found that reducing the target would add greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to placing 5.9 million more cars on the road.[ii] So which is it? Does ethanol reduce or increase carbon dioxide emissions? After years of research, the answer is still not clear.

By Institute for Energy Research - Monday, June 30, 2014 - Full Story

It’s time for the thirsting masses to toss leftwing activism from the world water supply

Has anyone noticed how it is the same “outraged” activists working on “Water Justice” who are taking the threatened water cutoff service for Detroit customers 60 days overdue in payment or more than $150 behind in their water bill payments to the Detroit Water and Sewage Department (DWSD) to the ubiquitous United Nations, are the same UN activists who have been in charge of water ‘equality’ for years?

By Judi McLeod - Monday, June 30, 2014 - Full Story

How big is today’s Hobby Lobby ruling? 90% of U.S. companies are ‘closely held’

Obama’s had a day of horrible news courtesy of the Supreme Court but, if you’re following the Hobby Lobby case, you may have one particular question. What does Justice Alito mean when he said a decision that protects “the free-exercise rights of closely held corporations thus protects the religious liberty of the humans who own and control them?” What - exactly - is a “closely held” corporation, and how many of them are there? How much of a blow was this, really?

By Robert Laurie - Monday, June 30, 2014 - Full Story

How Obama’s redistributionist policies are killing economic growth

Of all the things Democrats fail to understand about economics, their greatest point of befuddlement may come on the matter of incentives. They truly do not understand (perhaps because their political interests cause them not to want to understand) that when you make it easy for people to get what they need without working, you disincentivize work. And when you do this on a mass scale, you get what we’ve seen in the past several years, which is large numbers of people leaving the workforce entirely and no longer even trying to find work.

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, June 30, 2014 - Full Story

An Opportunity to Make a Difference in Someone’s Life

Good morning to all. We’re hoping this finds everyone in good health and spirits.

You guys all know Judi and Brian with the Canada Free Press, so you know as well what a fine pair of people those two are. I understand very well if you were in a pinch they’d be willing to jump in and help in anyway they could.

By Doug and Lucky - Monday, June 30, 2014 - Full Story

Canadians Mourn Deaths of 3 Missing Teens

TORONTO — B’nai Brith Canada expresses its condolences to the families of the three murdered teenagers, Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach. The three teens were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists on the evening of June 12, 2014 as they returned home from school

By B’nai Brith - Monday, June 30, 2014 - Full Story

Free Trade at home

One way to celebrate Canada Day in a meaningful way would be to legislate free-trade among all the provinces and territories. Just do it!

By William Bedford - Monday, June 30, 2014 - Full Story

Obama Gambles on Robert McDonald as Head of Veterans Affairs

Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans

Going from a retired four-star general of the Army to a retired CEO of Proctor & Gamble indicates that President Obama is rolling the dice again with another has-been of unrelated talent to run the VA.

By Robert L. Rosebrock - Monday, June 30, 2014 - Full Story