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Russian Bombers Challenge Canada’s Air Defences

For years the people of Newfoundland and Labrador have been calling on the federal government to make the military base at 5 Wing Goose Bay a fully operational and integral part of Canada’s defence.

By Myles Higgins - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Ontario horse had to be put down following cougar attack

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.

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Who’s Watching The “Watchdog”

According to their website…
Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.

By Bob Parks - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Most Popular & Most Unpopular

According to the latest CBS News poll (Oct. 12-16), Hillary Clinton is receiving 46 percent of the love from her party faithful and leading the Democrat primary race for the 2008 general election. But according to the latest Zogby poll, she’s also leading the race for the most despised candidate in the country…

By JB Williams - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Life After Death

On the occasion of the 24th commemoration of the bombing of the US Marines Barracks in Beirut (October 23, 1983) by Hezbollah, we re-post the 2003 piece below since it captures the mood of the transformation in US foreign policy that took place after 2001.

By Guest Column Joseph Hitti- Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

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 - Full Story

The Frustrating Quest for Holocaust Truth

imageBy Polish American Congress

“Nowhere else is Holocaust history as distorted and misrepresented as it is about Poland.”

That’s one of the reasons Michael Preisler a Polish Catholic who survived more than three years in Auschwitz, founded the Holocaust Documentation Committee of the Polish American Congress and is now its co-chair.

By Frank Milewski - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Why Do We Allow America’s Enemies to Run Schools Here

With such a headline, you’d be excused for assuming this piece is just another attack on our failing schools, just another screed against the evils of teachers’ unions, or a whack against the left wing lunatics who run our universities.

By Warner Todd Huston - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Vive le Free Trade

What a great country we live in. Today we can all see how Canada’s wonderful free trade agreement works for everyone except the average consumer and hard working taxpayer.

By Myles Higgins - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Investigation Leads to Guilty Plea by Foreign Terrorists

(This article is based on a report received by the National Association of Chiefs of Police.)

Two South American men have pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, a designated foreign terrorist organization, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary Julie Myers, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and Assistant Attorney General Kenneth L. Wainstein of the National Security Division announced at a press conference.

By Jim Kouri - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story


I confess; I typically ranked as more than an irregular listener of the Imus morning program. My sensitivity meter was calibrated in such a way that when I listened to him, the needle typically hovered between the “mildly annoying-yet funny” and the “gratuitously shocking but hilarious” markers.

By Miguel A. Guanipa - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Update on Iran: Continued Defiance, No Sanctions, and More Talk of Possible Military Action

By Emily B. Landau

Iran began a process of negotiations with the IAEA this summer with the aim of clearing up the lingering outstanding questions regarding its past nuclear activities. As always with Iran, this involves a complicated process, including pre-talks and then endless room for further conditions and clarifications down the road. Once again Iran dangles the bait of “cooperation” as a means of gaining valuable time for pressing its program forward. Russia and China, joined this time also by Germany, are unwilling to punish Iran with a third round of sanctions until it is clear how this process is evolving.

By INSS - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

States Set to Sue the U.S. Over Greenhouse Gases

From the web:  New York Times
New York is one of more than a dozen states, led by California, preparing to sue the Bush administration for holding up efforts to regulate emissions from cars and trucks, several people involved in the lawsuit said on Tuesday.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Two Experts to Examine the Demise of Free Speech on North American Campuses

Professor Thomas Klocek of the University of Chicago and Greg Lukianoff, President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) will be the guests of the Los Angeles-based American Freedom Alliance on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at a seminar titled The Demise of Free Speech in Academia. The seminar will take place at the Nessah Educational and Cultural Center 142 So.Rexford Drive in Beverly Hills at 7:30 pm.  Admission is $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students.

By Christian Newswire - Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - Full Story

Fans Sue Aerosmith Over Canceled Concert

Aerosmith fans are upset that the venerable rock group allegedly snubbed Maui for a bigger concert in Chicago—and then came back to Hawaii for a car convention.

By Guest Column - Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - Full Story

Will US Survive Last 15 Months of Bush Presidency…

Rarely has a man made more of a fool of himself, than has Lou Dobbs with most of his recent post on his webpage on Rarely does one catch such a glimpse of self-importance, arrogance and assumptions of omniscience. It is so bad that Dobbs imagines himself enough of a soothsayer, enough of a scryer,* that he knows what Bush’s legacy will be even before Bush leaves office… if, according to Dobbs, the country is still even here when Bush steps down. Talk about wild-eyed, hyperbole. With people like Dobbs and Olberman, it is no wonder that no one believes what the MSM says. Their “act” is so outrageous, there is no way to take them seriously.

By Warner Todd Huston - Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - Full Story

Hillary’s 60th Birthday

On Friday Hillary Clinton will reach a major milestone in her life: She will turn 60 years old.

By John Lillpop - Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - Full Story

Bella the Movie: Next Passion of the Christ…

Bella, an independent film staring Mexican superstar Eduardo Verastegui, is scheduled for limited release in theatres on October 26.  The movie, an inspirational drama set in modern-day New York, has what America’s been asking for but what Hollywood refuses to give.

By Matt Barber - Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - Full Story