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Canada Free Press makes it to most popular top 100 Conservative websites

Jim Whelan
Jim Whelan, aka, “The Cowboy” astride the form of transportation Al Gore wishes on the rest of us.

Although it was revealed by Rachel Alexander of Intellectual Conservatives.com on July 30, I didn’t now until last night: Canada Free Press (CFP) is ranked high among the most popular 100 conservative political websites and blogs for 2007.

  Indeed as number 47, CFP is among the 50 most popular conservative websites and blogs.

  It was a Google Alert on one of those just-can’t-sleep nights that clued me in to the impressive statistics.

If I hadn’t read another website owner crowing about their vaunted position earlier in the evening, I may never have clicked on to the early morning Google Alert.

  Having clicked on and thinking that I must have been dreaming, I plugged in the coffee percolator.  With fresh java on hand, I returned for a second look at the computer screen.

By Judi McLeod - Sunday, November 11, 2007

Canada Free Press columnist stands up to Pakistani intimidators

Hamid Mir(Editor’s note: In a special report today. Sky News singled Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, who is operating outside of Pakistan in order to send reports out all over the world, including to Canada Free Press (CFP) for his courage.  Mir, who predicted the instability headed Pakistan’s way through CFP last July, paid a huge price.  States Sky News: “The executive editor for Geo TV in Islamabad is Hamid Mir, a well-known and respected journalist in Pakistan, but one who has proved an irritant to the establishment here.  The secret intelligence police (ISI) have tried bribing and threatening him in equal measure.  Now they are turning to his family.

By Judi McLeod - Friday, November 9, 2007

Lech Walesa’s New Heart

Warsaw, Poland: November 7 used to be celebrated in the then Communist countries, the Soviet Union in particular, as “The Revolution Day”. Not any more now, save for the Russian hard-core Communists longing for the “glorious” past. On that day, in 1981, straight from a reception at the Soviet Embassy in Warsaw, the late Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski, a top CIA agent in Poland, walked out to “disappear” and soon he and his family safely landed in the United States.

By David M. Dastych - Thursday, November 8, 2007

A&E kills the dreams of handicapped youngsters by pulling bounty hunter Dog off air

The current tempest in which Duane “Dog” Chapman is immersed captures him on tape using inappropriate—and yes, racist slurs.

It is wrong to resort to that kind of language no matter the provocation, something Chapman admits.

A&E moved with lightning speed to suspend, indefinitely, his reality TV show.

But lost in this latest chapter is what Duane Chapman the man really is: generous to a fault and an inspiration to people who rarely find it elsewhere.

By Judi McLeod - Sunday, November 4, 2007

Downgrade Christmas in Britain-and that’s just for starters

The land that spawned the author of The Christmas Carol has a Labour think tank that wants to downgrade Christmas.

“Christmas should be downgraded in favor of festivals from other religions to improve race relations, says an explosive report.” (Daily Mail, Nov. 1, 2007).

The downgrading Christmas report orginates not from any old think tank but from Labour’s favorite.

By Judi McLeod - Friday, November 2, 2007

Law of the Sea Treaty heads out to open sea

imageThe Gipper must be rolling in his grave: The Jolly Roger-flagged Law of the Sea Treaty is sailing full speed ahead, courtesy of a media encouraged U.S. Senate panel.

Minus political rhetoric, the treaty gives the power-grabbing United Nations complete jurisdiction over God’s Seven Seas—70 percent of Mother Earth’s surface.

“The treaty also creates an International Seabed Authority with the power to levy a $250,000 tax (application fee) on anyone who wishes to explore the seabed. (Henry Lamb, WorldNetDaily, May 17, 2007).  “It would also tax (royalties) everything that might be excavated from the seabed.  It requires technology transfer from the nations that have technology to the nations that don’t—under the supervision of the UN of course.”

By Judi McLeod - Thursday, November 1, 2007

A “Fright Night” from China that can be taken literally

The Peoples’ Republic of China, which started frightening consumers last March with poisoned pet food, is still at it this Halloween.

This time it’s a product, aptly called “Fright Night”.

Touted as a “temporary hair color”, you could have fooled a Kent woman whose painful right hand will outlast the traditional night of trick or treat.

By Judi McLeod - Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Khadr matriarch to “break silence” on Canadian television tonight

It will be painful news for Tabitha Speer today when she learns that the man charged with killing her husband, in the words of his mother “never killed anybody”.

Toronto-born Omar Khadr, the only western citizen detained by the U.S. military in Guantanamo prison, was charged with killing Sergeant 1st Class Christopher J. Speer in Afghanistan in 2002.  The same grenade Khadr allegedly lobbed during the firefight that cost medic Speer his life, blinded Sgt. 1st Class and Special Forces Engineer Layne Morris in his right eye.

According to Canadian media reports today, Maha Elsamnah Khadr has finally “broken her silence”.  According to those same reports, Khadr “was only 15” when American soldiers captured him.

By Judi McLeod - Monday, October 29, 2007

Muslim hero with a pen

image...It was four o’clock Saturday morning and Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury couldn’t sleep.

It wasn’t the patter of the incessant rain hitting the window panes of his hotel room in Washington, D.C., it was more his wanting the new day to start sooner.

Waiting until 6:30 a.m., he called Canada Free Press (CFP) from his ever present cellular.

By Judi McLeod - Saturday, October 27, 2007

Making “Disposables” ‘Angels of the House’

imageIt’s the flicker of hope that comes from seeing a hungry child eating a bowl of soup that keeps Diana Sanchez going on her longest days.  It’s a never-give-up kind of hope that the soup kettle will be full enough to feed all of the children who find their way to Fundacion Mundial tomorrow, and as on many days as possible after that.

Fundacion Mundial is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that got up and running with the help of hundreds of neighours in April of 2004.  Too busy feeding hungry mouths on a daily basis, Sanchez is now counting on Canada Free Press’ partners at the Bogota Free Planet to get the word out that it is only the kindness of people that can keep the organization going.

By Judi McLeod - Thursday, October 25, 2007

Welcome to the return of the Cold War, Global Warming style

imagePrime Minister Stephen Harper should send a map of Canada to Foreign Minister Fran-Walter Steinmeier of Germany—tout suite, as they say in La Belle Province.

Predicting a new Cold War, Steinmeier claims that climate change is a growing threat to world peace and has now led to “rival territorial claims in the Arctic.”

The German foreign minister has weighed in with concern that a Russian flag was planted on the seabed at the North Pole in August, staking a claim to the area, which may be rich in energy resources.

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Nepotism returns to United Nations

Qualifiers bound to get you a “jammy job” at the high-handed, diplomatic immunity protected United Nations?  Other than being a bureaucrat down to the core, it helps if you are mealy-mouthed, politically correct and good at hiding when challenging times demand decisions.  Think Kofi Annan in Rwanda.

Well, as the French would say, the more things change the more things remain the same at the world’s largest bureaucracy.

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s son, Kojo used Daddy’s name to get his green Mercedes sent back home to Ghana on the cheap, and somehow landed himself a job with a firm then connected to the Oil-for-Food scandal

By Judi McLeod - Monday, October 22, 2007

Shep still waiting for the train

image  No matter how icy the winds that will howl into your hometown come winter,  there’s a lasting warmth to be found in a new book called Shep: Loyalty Beyond All Bounds by Kevin Davis.

  The Shep story was 65 years in coming and worth every second of waiting.

  Sixty-five years ago in Ft. Benton, Montana a sheepdog named Shep died.  But Shep who had wandered into the human heart was never to be forgotten, not even generations later.

  In any kind of weather Shep went up to every passenger train that stopped in his hometown—for five and one-half years, where he waited patiently for his beloved master’s return.

When Shep died in 1942, the story hit the A.P.  It was picked up by the London Daily and the New York Times.  At that time,  it took on meaning for those who would grieve the departure of their loves ones (those who were bravely departing for WW2) and would wait while hoping and praying for the joyous day of their return.

By Judi McLeod - Saturday, October 20, 2007

Islamberg, British style

imageThe North American radical Islamist compounds exposed by The Day of Islam author Paul L. Williams and Northeast Intelligence Network director Doug Hagmann also exist in Britain.

In the United States, Muslims of the Americas Inc., a tax-exempt organization formed in 1980 by Pakistani cleric Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, who refers to himself as “the sixth Sultan Ul Faqr”, operates dozens of radical Islamic compounds, which flourish in out-of-the-way rural areas.

By Judi McLeod - Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Is San Francisco Archbishop an “elderly man taken by surprise” in Communion incident…

imageFox News’ Bill O’Reilly may have been taken for a ride by San Francisco’s gay community.
 
  San Francisco watchers have been abuzz since Sunday, Oct. 7 when Archbishop George Niederuer gave Communion to two members of the so-called “Sisters of Public Indulgence”, homosexuals dressed in drag as Catholic nuns.

 

By Judi McLeod - Monday, October 15, 2007