Tag Archive: gun laws

on May 22, 2015 in World News

When did our society get so sensitive?

by Christie Blatchford When did our society get so sensitive? If ever you have wondered, as David Byrne and the Talking Heads once sang, “Well, how did I get here?,” I may be able to help. I refer to the era of extreme delicacy in which we all live, wherein, as a colleague described it, the CBC this week convened a “solemn panel” to discuss the traumatizing effect of rude words (the hideous FHRITP phenomenon) upon women and ask the big question, “What does that say about us as a society?” — and that was before we all learned that… View Article

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on May 22, 2015 in World News

Legal experts decry retroactive Conservative law but say it can’t be stopped

By Bruce Cheadle Legal experts decry retroactive Conservative law but say it can’t be stopped Legal and parliamentary experts say there’s nothing to stop the Harper government from retroactively rewriting a law to absolve RCMP wrongdoing and stuffing the changes in an omnibus budget bill — even as police investigate. “There is no restraint on Parliament’s legislative powers other than legislative jurisdiction under the Constitution Act 1867 and the charter,” former House of Commons law clerk Rob Walsh said in an email Thursday. In simpler terms, “there’s nothing wrong with it,” according to Ned Franks, a professor emeritus at Queen’s… View Article

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on May 22, 2015 in World News

Clinton Foundation reveals failure to disclose up to $26.4M in speech payments as donations

BY Cameron Joseph Clinton Foundation reveals failure to disclose up to $26.4M in speech payments as donations The Clinton Foundation has revealed that it failed to disclosed between $12 million and $26.4 million received for Bill and Hillary Clinton’s speeches as donations. WASHINGTON — The Clinton Foundation received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments for speeches the Clinton family delivered, it revealed late Thursday. The new disclosure comes following questions over whether the foundation failed to fully comply with a 2008 promise to reveal all its donors so they could be publicly scrutinized for possible public conflicts… View Article

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on May 22, 2015 in World News

‘It’s all ours’: Israeli deputy FM slams Western interference, saying Holy Land is Jewish

‘It’s all ours’: Israeli deputy FM slams Western interference, saying Holy Land is Jewish Israel’s new deputy foreign minister has lashed out at the international community’s attempts to create a two-state solution with Palestine. Tzipi Hotovely told Israeli diplomatic representatives aboard that the Holy Land belongs to the Jews. The 36-year-old, who previously served as the deputy transport minister in the last government under Benjamin Netanyahu, cited a number of religious texts to back up her claim that the Land of Israel is the rightful home of the Jews. “We need to return to the basic truth of our rights… View Article

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on May 22, 2015 in World News

Former UN Lead Author: Global Warming Caused By ‘Natural Variations’ In Climate

Former UN Lead Author: Global Warming Caused By ‘Natural Variations’ In Climate Global temperature change observed over the last hundred years or so is well within the natural variability of the last 8,000 years Global temperature change observed over the last hundred years or so is well within the natural variability of the last 8,000 years, according to a new paper by a former Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) lead author. Dr. Philip Lloyd, a South Africa-based physicist and climate researcher, examined ice core-based temperature data going back 8,000 years to gain perspective on the magnitude of global temperature changes… View Article

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on May 22, 2015 in World News

The case for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel

The case for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel The BDS movement’s success so far demonstrates that the tactic works August 4, 2014 6:00AM ET by Rafeef Ziadah @RafeefZiadah The massacre that is taking place right now in Gaza must be stopped. But when it ends, Palestinians cannot accept a return to mere normality. For decades, the status quo for them has been intolerable. What is the point of returning to another seven years of siege, to wait for the next massacre? Twenty years after the signing of the Oslo Accord between the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Israeli government,… View Article

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on May 22, 2015 in World News

US Army accelerating recruitment of young soldiers who are willing to violate the Constitution

US Army accelerating recruitment of young soldiers who are willing to violate the Constitution In President Obama’s ongoing quest to “fundamentally transform” the country, the U.S. military has not been spared as now it is policy to recruit as many illegal aliens as possible — young men and women who have no emotional ties to America and no fundamental understanding of how our constitutional republic is supposed to function. The U.S. Army, in particular, has been busy working on recruitment efforts aimed at illegal alien young adults as part of Obama’s various executive initiatives to fast-track them into citizenship —… View Article

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on May 22, 2015 in World News

Pension funds ordered to divest companies that support boycott of Israel

Pension funds ordered to divest companies that support boycott of Israel Five US public sector pension funds are to divest from companies that boycott investment in Israel after a state government passed new legislation forcing the move. The US state of Illinois saw its House of Representatives and Senate both unanimously pass legislation requiring five state-funded pension schemes to identify all companies that boycott Israel and divest their direct and indirect holdings. The term ‘boycott’ is defined as any company that engages in actions that are politically motivated or intended to penalise or inflict economic harm on Israel or companies… View Article

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on May 22, 2015 in World News

FBI Now Going Door-To-Door Interrogating Americans About Jade Helm

FBI Now Going Door-To-Door Interrogating Americans About Jade Helm Military Exercises: “We Follow Up With Anything Like That” Are you being watched by the Federal Bureau of Investigation because of your concerns about an overbearing government? The answer should be obvious given the nature of America’s budding surveillance state and a new video shows just how far law enforcement officials are willing to go to protect the Homeland from anyone who engages in the dissemination of ideas that are counter to the official narrative. As you’ll see in the footage below, if you show concern or are outspoken about the… View Article

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