October, 2015

Washington is broken

As a Floridian, I am disappointed at Marco Rubio’s voting record in the Senate. He has a responsibility to do the job he is being paid for and to protect the interests of his constituents. The honorable thing to do would be to resign. He’s not earning his paycheck.

By Guest Column Wayne A. White- Saturday, October 31, 2015 - Full Story

Cruising the Norwegian Fjords from the UK

Travel Editor, David Powell, takes a Norwegian Fjord cruise on Fred.Olsen’s cruise ship Balmoral and reports for Canada Free Press …

Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines pride themselves on offering a special cruising experience to their guests. With a fleet of four ships, Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch, Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines cover a wide range of destinations worldwide. One of the most popular from the U.K., and well worth considering, is a cruise to the Norwegian Fjords.

By News on the Net David Powell- Saturday, October 31, 2015 - Full Story

The Socialist Republic of Canada

The results of the Canadian general election are now graven in stone and Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party has been given a decisive majority. Canadians have opted for change without stopping to consider that change is by no means an unalloyed good. The “hope and change” that Obama promised the American people has led the country into an abyss of debt, racial conflict, open-border chaos, destructive initiatives like global warming legislation, alliances with genocidal enemies, alienation of political friends, and a state of international weakness that would be risible were it not so devastating. America allowed itself to be seduced by a charismatic interloper with spotty credentials, a pro-Muslim bias, hard-left sympathies, and no accomplishments worth mentioning.

By David Solway - Saturday, October 31, 2015 - Full Story

It’s About We the People, Not They the Government

I am not happy about what I am seeing in Washington. Frankly, I believe everyone feels this way. It’s about time that more people felt angry with Washington DC backroom deals, big business bailouts, and big labor cronyism.

Then again, I am not unhappy about being unhappy. Too many people in this country were NOT angry. They were not even paying attention to what was going on, or they turned a blind eye to the big promises and the growing debt which followed. This profligacy is wrong.

By Arthur Christopher Schaper - Saturday, October 31, 2015 - Full Story

The real villain is the RNC

After the latest debate debacle, Republican presidential candidates have finally had enough. They are meeting this weekend without officials of the Republican National Committee (RNC) to discuss the format of upcoming presidential debates.

The final straw was Wednesday night’s CNBC Republican debate. While it was a ratings success, drawing a network record 14 million viewers, it was a political disaster. The three liberal moderators exposed their bias and utter disdain for the candidates. The questions were unfair, trivial and not germane to the supposed topic of the evening, the economy.

By Jeff Crouere - Saturday, October 31, 2015 - Full Story

Rubio was right. NYT confirms Bush advisors urging Jeb to destroy Marco

Yesterday we discussed the moment that may have signaled the end of Jeb Bush’s campaign. Jeb decided to attack Rubio’s voting record and Rubio replied by taking Jeb to the political woodshed for a verbal beatdown. The exchange made Jeb look weak, desperate, and unfocused at exactly the moment he needed to be at his strongest.

By Robert Laurie - Saturday, October 31, 2015 - Full Story

More police call for Quentin Tarantino boycott

As CFP reported earlier this week, an anti-police demonstration was held in New York City less than two days after Officer Raymond Holder was shot and killed while in the exercise of his duties in East Harlem.

Director Quentin Tarantino spoke at the protest, accusing police officers of being murderers. The president of NYC’s Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association called for a boycott of Tarantino’s movies, saying he has no business coming to New York and peddling his “Cop Fiction.”

By Arthur Weinreb - Saturday, October 31, 2015 - Full Story

GOP Media Takedown: A Recipe for Victory

It’s long been known that a leader can gain power by rallying the people against a boogeyman. And it helps when that boogeyman is real.

When CNBC’s GOP debate moderators couldn’t help but be sanctimonious, supercilious, and self-important Wednesday night, they did more than provoke a response from their intellectual superiors. They did more than further reveal the Establishment Media as a left-wing monolith, further discredit themselves, and further cement in minds that they’re comic-book versions of journalists.

By Selwyn Duke - Saturday, October 31, 2015 - Full Story

The Death of the American Welfare State

In 1935, the year that FDR signed the Social Security Act into law, the birth rate was 18.7 per 1,000. In 1940, when the first monthly check was issued, it had gone up to 19.4. By 1954, when Disability had been added, the birth rate at the heart of the Baby Boom stood at 25.3.

In a nation of 163 million people, 4 million babies were being born each year.

By 1965, when Medicare was plugged in, the birth rate had fallen back to 19.4. For the first time in ten years fewer than 4 million babies had been born in a country of 195 million. Medicare had been added in the same year that saw the single biggest drop in birth rates since the Great Depression.

By Daniel Greenfield - Saturday, October 31, 2015 - Full Story

Our Gangster Government

There was only one reason for the House and Senate to pass a 2-year budget deal. It was to remove an obstacle from the path of those seeking reelection. That’s it. They are banking on the short memories of Americans and that newer crises will grab their attention.

By Guest Column Gerald Manegold- Friday, October 30, 2015 - Full Story

A fool’s errand

Common Core, the gift that keeps on giving. Giving lower math and reading scores. Giving teachers and parents stress and anxiety. Giving textbook and test designers millions of dollars. And giving more power to the Central Government.

By Guest Column Sylvia E. Warren- Friday, October 30, 2015 - Full Story

Ryan to House: We are not settling scores; we’re wiping the slate clean

I’m to the point now where I expect a certain contingent to find fault with anything Ryan does, so I’m guessing we’ll get griping here because this was not - for the most part - a red-meat speech attacking Obama (who wasn’t even mentioned) and all the many scourges of liberalism. The bit about Democrats and Republicans praying for each other - and not for conversion - is probably not going to play too well with the people who want to spend every minute of every day waging ideological war.

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, October 30, 2015 - Full Story

John Kasich: Boy those debate moderators did a great job, eh?

John Kasich has been struggling to keep himself above 2% in the polls ever since he launched his campaign.  Despite his presence in the “big kids debates,” he’s never really been a top-tier candidate and I’d be willing to bet the average person on the street has no idea he’s actually running for President. Given that fact, he went into the last GOP showdown with one goal: Get noticed at all cost.

By Robert Laurie - Friday, October 30, 2015 - Full Story

Putin Believes Global Warming ‘Is A Fraud To Restrain Developing Nations’

The Russian president believes that “there is no global warming, that this is a fraud to restrain the industrial development of several countries including Russia,” says Stanislav Belkovsky, a political analyst and critic of Putin. “That is why this subject is not topical for the majority of the Russian mass media and society in general.”—Reuters, 29 October 2015

By Guest Column Dr. Benny Peiser- Friday, October 30, 2015 - Full Story

WINhealth Loses Under ObamaCare: A Cautionary Tale

With just a few days until open enrollment, WINhealth is closing down. The insurer hoped that the healthcare law’s bailout fund would pay for its losses. However, it only paid insurers a fraction of what it promised.  Wyoming legislators rejected Medicaid expansion last year because they worried the federal government would renege on its promises and here is a prime example. Insurers have found out the hard way the federal government can’t be trusted. Let’s hope it is a lesson learned by legislators still pushing for Medicaid expansion.

By News on the Net Charlie Katebi- Friday, October 30, 2015 - Full Story

Dust Can’t Be Avoided

Research has shown that a single home in the country can accumulate up to 40 pounds of dust annually. Dust refers to the different types of organic and inorganic particles that can collect over a period of time in our homes. A lot of dust particles are not visible to the naked eye and despite regular cleaning, can continue to exist inside the house. Dust is a mixture of various things like human skin cells that are shed each day, paint particles, fabric fibers, sand and soil particles, bacteria, pollen, dust mites, pet dander and feathers, and mold spores to name a few. (1)

By Jack Dini - Friday, October 30, 2015 - Full Story

A Promise Made Is A Debt Unpaid

In Robert Service’s poem, “The Cremation Of Sam McGee,” one line reads,  “A promise made is a debt unpaid,” which reminds me of a story told to me by my boyhood best friend and mentor, Jaybird, by far the best storyteller I have ever known.

The old black man had a powerful memory, and never forgot any of the Biblical tales read to him by his children or me, and loved retelling them in his own words.

By Jimmy Reed - Friday, October 30, 2015 - Full Story

Rabin’s true legacy

It is notable that the same week that Israel marked the twentieth anniversary of the assassination of prime minister and defense minister Yitzhak Rabin, Palestinian Authority President and PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas went before the UN Human Rights Commission and asked the UN to establish “a special regime of international protection” for the Palestinians against Israel.

“It is no longer useful to waste time in negotiations just for the sake of negotiations. What is required is the ending of the occupation in accordance with international legitimacy,” said the man who has never held good faith negotiations with Israel in his life and has refused to even pretend to hold them for the past seven years.

By Caroline Glick - Friday, October 30, 2015 - Full Story