Canada top court allows doctor-assisted suicide The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday struck down a ban against doctor-assisted suicide, while suggesting that it should be available only for competent adults suffering from an incurable disease. Its decision, however, was suspended for one year to allow lawmakers an opportunity to enact new rules surrounding the divisive issue. A legal challenge to the existing law was brought by the families of two women in westernmost British Columbia province who have since died, and was supported civil liberties groups. One of the women, Gloria Taylor, died of an infection after suffering from… View Articleclick here for more
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“Bomb” Dropped By Army Chopper Recovered In Miami-Dade Miami-Dade Police said an ammunition box that had fallen out of a helicopter was found Friday. “It was just loud. I guess it was because it was right overhead,” Megan Fallman said of the U.S. Army helicopters over her home along the Miami-Dade/Broward line Wednesday night. “They came right overhead.” The Blackhawk helicopters were participating in war games, what the Army called routine, low altitude training. But the routine was broken when one of the choppers dropped a bomb-like ammunitions container overboard in Northwest Miami-Dade. The silver ammo tin and its...
“Bomb” Dropped By Army Chopper Recovered In Miami-Dade Miami-Dade Police said an ammunition box that had fallen out of a helicopter was found Friday. “It was just loud. I guess it was because it was right overhead,” Megan Fallman...click here for more
Brian Williams’ comments about dead bodies, Hurricane Katrina starting to gain attention, draw scrutiny NBC News anchor Brian Williams, who apologized on the air Wednesday night for lying about an experience covering the Iraq War, is now facing scrutiny over his gripping accounts of Hurricane Katrina, the disaster that burnished his nightly news bona fides almost a decade ago. Related story: Brian Williams’ credibility questions after fake Iraq story Williams’ account of seeing a body float by in the French Quarter — which remained largely dry — and even a claim of catching dysentery from drinking Katrina floodwaters have raised… View Articleclick here for more
4th Grade Reading Assignments: Black Panthers, Police Brutality, Need for Amnesty Fourth graders in Wake County, North Carolina have been assigned one book that involves the Black Panthers and racism, and another involving a father’s murder, police crackdowns on Mexican unions, and immigration to the United States. According to Stop Common Core North Carolina, a parent reported 4th graders have been told to read the book One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia, in which three sisters are sent by their negligent mother to a camp run by the Black Panthers. A description of the book at Amazon.com states it is… View Articleclick here for more
Obama: Christianity’s Past Makes Criticism Of Islamism Untenable On February 5, President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast and made clear his belief that events in Christianity’s past–particularly “the Crusades”–make criticism of other faiths, particularly Islamism, difficult if not impossible. Approaching the matter in this way, he was able to disapprove of ISIS and other terrorists without uttering one negative word about the Islamism that forms the theocratic system under which they operate. The White House posted the text of Obama’s remarks, and at one point he spoke of the world around us by saying: We…see faith being twisted… View Articleclick here for more
Harvard Puts Ban on Professors Having Sex With Undergrads After 379 years as one of America’s premiere institutes of higher learning, Harvard University has now put a total ban on professors having sex with students. The Cambridge-based University said in a statement that the clarification of rules came as part of a review of its compliance with Title IX policies that prohibits sex discrimination in education. According to reports, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Committee on Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures decided that the school’s language was not strong enough on relationships between those of “unequal status.” In a… View Articleclick here for more
CSIS New Powers – Support for Canadian Forces Today Brian Lovig talks CSIS New Powers , Support for Canadian Forces CSIS New Powers Expert says new powers for CSIS a worry Proposed antiterrorism legislation that dramatically expands the powers of Canada’s spy agency is a gross overreaction that would grant the state impunity to trample Charter rights and reduce judges to “enablers of illegality,” a leading expert on national security law charges. Racist Will and Testament Craig Forcese, a longtime University of Ottawa law scholar, says the government’s Bill C-51, tabled in the Commons last week, also would allow...
CSIS New Powers – Support for Canadian Forces Today Brian Lovig talks CSIS New Powers , Support for Canadian Forces CSIS New Powers Expert says new powers for CSIS a worry Proposed antiterrorism legislation that dramatically expands the powers...click here for more
Conservatives back on top, with strong support in Quebec With help from a surprising surge in Quebec, the Conservatives have taken a three- point lead over the Liberals nationally and are again flirting with a majority, according to a new poll from EKOS Research. Conducted from January 28 to February 3, the poll — which reached 2,974 Canadian adults and has a margin of error 1.8 percent, 19 times out of 20 — found 35 per cent support for the Conservative party. The Liberals were in second, with 32.2 per cent, while the NDP were in third with 17.9…. View Articleclick here for more
Measles outbreak likely caused by vaccinated children, science shows While the media continues to spew emotionally charged tirades about how the anti-vaccination “movement” allegedly triggered the recent measles outbreak that health authorities believe started at Disneyland, actual science suggests that the most likely cause of this insanely overblown outbreak was a person who was recently vaccinated. Numerous published studies reveal how live-virus vaccines like MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) actually shed these diseases for many weeks or even months following vaccination, potentially infecting others, both vaccinated and unvaccinated. This means that any child who was recently given an MMR vaccine… View Articleclick here for more
The Case to “Reinstate” the Bank of Canada There is a very interesting legal case that is playing out in Canada at the moment. William Krehm, Anne Emmett, and Comer (The Committee for Monetary and Economic Reform: http://www.comer.org/) filed a lawsuit on December 12th, 2011, in Federal Court to try to force a restoration of the Bank of Canada to its mandated purposes. In essence, they want the Bank of Canada to provide interest-free loans to the federal, provincial, and municipal governments, as provided for in the Bank of Canada Act. This money would be used to finance public expenditures… View Articleclick here for more