Judi McLeod

Copyright © Canada Free PressRSS Feed for Judi McLeod 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.Older articles by Judi McLeod

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Doing business in a country that jails millions of dissidents

Nov 15, 2007 — Judi McLeod

American companies assisting Chinese government oppression can always fall back on corporate PR to downplay their roles.

When the news hit that Yahoo was settling a legal dispute with the families of two Chinese dissidents, columnists began trying to defend Yahoo by pointing out that the company isn’t the only Judas in the corporate crowd trucking with Communist China.

Pointing the way out of the Liberal jungle with Conservative red meat

Nov 13, 2007 — Judi McLeod

Phillip Klein’s special report in The American Spectator’s Pursuit of Liberty Series about Jack Bauer creator Joel Surnow shines like the light at the end of a very long dark tunnel.

Al Qaeda would welcome Internet takeover by UN

Nov 13, 2007 — Judi McLeod

UN Control of the Internet
Even as UN delegates meet to take control of the Internet in yet another Rio de Janeiro beach conference Nov. 12-15, Mike Smith, new UN counter-terrorism chief is calling the Internet as it exists: a threat.

In other words, all signs are GO for the UNs’ long coveted takeover of the only thing still working, the Worldwide Internet.

If this sounds alarmist, remember that the world’s largest bureaucracy is already well on its way to take over Mother Earth’s seven seas with only petitions circulating on the Net offering faint hope that Congress will not ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty.

Same Hong Kong hospital where SARS originated has highest rate of “Superbug”-infected infants

Nov 12, 2007 — Judi McLeod

Kwong Wah Hospital in Hong Kong already had 33 “superbug”-infected infants by the time Issue No. 921 of Next Magazine reported that six babies had contracted the “superbug” in its November 1 issue.
Like the scenes out of horror movie Outbreak coming true, Staphylococcus aureus (“Golden Grapes bacteria”) is on the loose in some world hospitals and is making the trek to community schools.  But Kwong Wah, with the highest rate of infant infection among all the hospitals in Hong Kong, remains off the world radar screen. Next Magazine cites the cause as Kwong Wah Hospital’s location.  It happens to be located in a district much easier for Mainland Chinese pregnant female “tourists” to be admitted under “emergency” to deliver “born-in-Hong Kong” babies.  Having babies there helps qualify them for future residence in Hong Kong, the magazine reports.

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

Nov 11, 2007 — Judi McLeod

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.

What is it about the Image of Jesus that threatens today’s authorities?

Nov 9, 2007 — Judi McLeod

Jesus ChristWe the people—not just the Americans but free people everywhere—are going to have to rely on memory and imagination for any link to Jesus Christ.

Politically correct minions out there trying to score brownie points with the enemy are trying to force any vestige of the Son of God from the human radar screen.

Just like in the days of the Romans, it is against the law to honour Jesus when world Caesars demand that honour for themselves.

Canada Free Press columnist stands up to Pakistani intimidators

Nov 9, 2007 — Judi McLeod

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.

Home Alone never again for Fido

Nov 8, 2007 — Judi McLeod

imageHave you ever rented the DVD Benji in a desperate attempt to keep your pooch entertained while you were out at the supermarket buying groceries?
Do you worry about Fido who’s been home alone all day when the boss tells you that you have to work overtime tonight?

World’s most lovable rebel needs new heart

Nov 7, 2007 — Judi McLeod

imageFrom the first step he took on to the world stage, Lech Walesa was destined to leave an indelible memory.

A walking symbol of the overthrow of the communist regime in Eastern Europe in 1989, Walesa rekindled new hope for the legions shackled by soul-killing communism and with all odds against it ever happening, the terms “Gdansk shipyards” and “Solidarity” became household words.

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

Nov 4, 2007 — Judi McLeod

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.

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

Nov 2, 2007 — Judi McLeod

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.

Get a load of G.I. Joe, Hollywood version

Nov 1, 2007 — Judi McLeod

imageIn a world of too many politically correct inspired revisionists, the lines keep being rewritten.  Everything that existed in the past is passe and long held traditions are being tossed into history’s dustbin.

Cindy Sheehan and the Code Pink gang must be in raptures.  G.I. Joe is on his way out in ever-creative Tinseltown.

The Botox-dependent Hollywood screen writers are now proposing a new live-action movie based on the G.I. toy line.  A few martinis later and he’s no longer G.I. Joe.  The Hollywood version has taken out membership in an “international force based in Brussels”, home of the all-glass and all-neutered European Union.

Law of the Sea Treaty heads out to open sea

Nov 1, 2007 — Judi McLeod

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.”

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

Oct 30, 2007 — Judi McLeod

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.

Khadr matriarch to “break silence” on Canadian television tonight

Oct 29, 2007 — Judi McLeod

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.

Muslim hero with a pen

Oct 27, 2007 — Judi McLeod

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.

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury awarded 2007 Monaco Award for Courage in Journalism

Oct 27, 2007 — Judi McLeod

imageBangladeshi journalist Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury has been honoured as the recipient of the 2007 Monaco Media Forum’s Media Award for Courage in Journalism.

A proud Choudhury will receive the award in person from Prince Albert II in Monaco on November 9.

Small in stature, large in heart, Choudhury fights radical Islam with his pen even after his 17-month long arrest and torture after exposing the rise of Islamists in Bangladesh.

Making “Disposables” ‘Angels of the House’

Oct 25, 2007 — Judi McLeod

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.

Ontario horse had to be put down following cougar attack

Oct 24, 2007 — Judi McLeod

image  Rumours have been rife in the London Ontario area that a cougar was on the loose.  People who fleetingly spotted the cougar were not always believed.
  At one stage, rumors of cougars—not just a single one—were so rife that people started to give credence to the urban legend that the government had set the cougars loose to cut down on a burgeoning deer population.

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

Oct 24, 2007 — Judi McLeod

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.