January 24, 2007

Reader Tips

''I only saw it when I got home and showed it to my parents.''

Something's missing from the picture.

David Anderson's new blog on the CWB - " The Truth about Marketing Choice" - is off to a good start.

Bookmark The Global Warming Skeptic, a collection of papers and news items.

A true step forward in the battle to end racial discrimination;

Late last month Uppsala University was found guilty of discrimination against Swedes by the Swedish Supreme Court (Högsta domstolen). Three years ago, the university refused to enroll Cecilia Lönn and Josefine Milander in its Law Faculty even though they had better grades than thirty other students with a foreign background.

The surprising Stephen Harper.

Add yours in the comments.

Posted by Kate at January 24, 2007 9:51 AM

In the Land of OZ The Flag is "Gang Colours"

Link here -

Posted by: OMMAG at January 24, 2007 11:08 AM

good links

Posted by: Fenris Badwulf at January 24, 2007 11:30 AM

Man gets 6months in jail for racist website:

So, if you're a racist, you get 6 months in jail.

But, if you drunk drive and kill someone, you get... 6 months in jail:

If you attack a kid and almost kill him (leaving him in a coma for months and permanently disabling him) you get... 5 months:

If you collect the Canada's largest collection of child porn (over 1 million pictures of child abuse) you get... 0 months in jail. None.

In fact, here are some stats on violent crime that burns my ass:

"In 2003 there were 57,562 violent crime convictions in Canadian adult court. Of those convictions, only 35% resulted in a prison sentence. Of those prison sentences, the median sentence was 60 days.(Source: Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics)

Light sentences were prevalent across all categories of violent crime in 2003. For instance, 13% of those convicted of homicide in 2003 were not sentenced to any jail time. Of those who received a jail sentence the median was just 7 years. Of all attempted murder convictions, 30% were not sentenced to any jail time. Those who were incarcerated received a median sentence of 3.5 years. Of those adults convicted of major assaults, 56% escaped jail time altogether. The median sentence was 205 months for those actually sent to prison. Over half (55%) of all prison sentences in 2003 were for one month or less. (Source: Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics)"

Moral of the story?

If you're gonna commit a crime, make damn sure you are racially tolerant as you beat them, rape them or drive over them...

Posted by: Warwick at January 24, 2007 11:32 AM

Maybe what should have been said is the fact the Stephen Harper has been able to govern for a year without any leaks from his office,no brown envelopes of cash passed with no need from help from the media. Not to mention that we as Canadians can feel proud to have a PM that represents our country with pride and respect. Shocked us, I don't think so, shocked CBC and CTV that is an understatement!

Posted by: MaryM at January 24, 2007 11:56 AM

Kyoto Sinks Europe:

Posted by: Warwick at January 24, 2007 12:04 PM

The stowaway savages from the 7th century are hissing again, with help from the Taliban Party of Canada, I mean the NDP:

Hate crime or free speech?
Windsor police board member wants anti-Islam lecturer arrested

Trevor Wilhelm and Dalson Chen, Windsor Star
Saturday, January 13, 2007

A member of the Windsor Police Services Board says the anti-Islamic lecture held at a Baptist church Thursday night was a hate crime, and he's leading the charge to have the speaker arrested.

Wally Chafchak, also a member of the Windsor Islamic Association, said he and other Muslims and Christians have approached police about the lecture by Zachariah Anani.

("and Christians" ? Must mean the pseudo 'Christian' and anti-semetic United Church)

The Campbell Baptist Church on Wyandotte Street West held a lecture Thursday called The Deadly Threat of Islam, with Anani as the guest speaker. Born in Lebanon, he has claimed on Fox News to be a former terrorist who killed 223 people in the name of Islam.

Now a Christian convert, Anani said Islamic doctrine teaches the "ambushing, seizing and slaying" of non-believers, especially Jews and Christians. He said Islam is a religion that worships a god "who strikes with terror."

Anani said he isn't worried about being charged, because he only drew on facts from the Qur'an, the Muslim holy book. "What I said was fact," he said Friday. "I wasn't talking about my own interpretation. I picked facts derived from statements of the book."

Windsor police Staff Sgt. William Donnelly said Friday evening he had no records of formal complaints against Anani. But he said there are police records of Anani complaining of hate and harassment against himself. Donnelly said Anani complained of receiving threatening letters and phone calls.

(Anani is the guy being threatened with death as usual. But the hissing snakes are complaining about hate crimes?)

McKay couldn't be reached Friday evening to respond to the hate crime allegations. But earlier in the day, he said "it's simply not true" that Muslims are peaceful people. The Qur'an, he said, supports his opinion. "The Muslim is mandated to slay the infidels," he said. "Islam is committed to the domination and destruction of the West. There is no such thing as a moderate Muslim. . . Frankly, we are frightened to death. We are concerned about the Islamic threat to Canadian security."

Ward 2 Coun. Ron Jones on Friday criticized the lecture, saying: "We here in Windsor will not tolerate that stuff. "I'm really disappointed with Pastor McKay, as a man I respect. For him to espouse those kinds of things, it's just not worthy of the man himself," said Jones.

Windsor-Tecumseh MP Joe Comartin said he's concerned that views such as Anani's are being given a platform by organized religions. "It bothers me that this kind of stuff actually gets into the public domain." As for McKay, Comartin said: "Having a pastor who's willing to spout that kind of bigotry is not something that any organized religion in this country should tolerate ... At its base, it's offensive.

("It bothers me that this kind of stuff actually gets into the public domain." But of course, stoning, suicide bombing, pedophilia, mass murder, oppression of women, etc. etc. doesn't bother Comartin at all. And what "kind of bigotry" is this hate lover talking about? Certainly not that Jews and Christians are the sons of monkeys and pigs, or that infidel dhimmi's are worth one tenth of a Muslim).

On January 25, Anani is scheduled to give the third speech in the series, “Why the Islamic Faith is Indefensible.” But he may not get a chance. Members of the Windsor Islamic Association have filed a formal complaint with the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which has sent letters to Ontario Attorney General Michael Bryant asking for a prompt investigation into Anani's lectures under Canada's hate crimes legislation.

From the Gathering Storm:

Support Pastor McKay and Zachariah Anani in their efforts to speak the truth. Write to Attorney General Michael Bryant, asking for him to NOT cave in to CAIR-CAN's oppressive intentions. And you might drop a line to Pastor McKay telling him of your support for his brave stand for human rights and freedom of speech.

For general telephone inquiries, call the Ministry of the Attorney General at:

Telephone: (416) 326-2220 or 1-800-518-7901
Fax: (416) 326-4007

Posted by: irwin daisy at January 24, 2007 12:07 PM

Dion could welcome back some sponsorship organizers
Stephane Dion has suggested at least one of the organizers disgraced by the affair should be welcomed back into the party. (cnews)

Librano$ rise from the dead:

Who Whom?

Morselli, Joe, aka Giuseppe, the late. Alfonso Gagliano, the bookkeeper?

Is Joe Volpe da boss of da Resuscitation/Resurrection Dream Team?

The Cast of Thousands here:

Being American in T.O.: Adscam Archives
Brault said he slipped the first $50000 to Morselli at a spaghetti dinner, ...

Posted by: maz2 at January 24, 2007 12:25 PM

Augean Stables at Herzliya

Here’s the text of blogger Richard Landes’ interesting address to the Herzliya security conference in Israel: The Media and the Dysfunctions of the 21st Century.

First of all, as a historian of civil society, of the millennium-long struggle in the West to achieve this extraordinary marvel of the modern world, this experiment in human freedom, I want to say: European democratic civilization can fall before the Islamic challenge. ...

Third, modern media play a critical role in Global Jihad’s success. Not just the use Jihadis make of modern technology to spread their message, but the role our modern MSM play in both disguising and encouraging the phenomenon. And the core of the problem, the ground upon which this dysfunctional relationship between Jihad and MSM first emerged, but also the most dramatic on which it plays out, is the MSM’s treatment of the Arab-Israeli conflict. (via LGF)

Posted by: maz2 at January 24, 2007 12:41 PM

Another one from the Dionamator:

Mr Dion has signalled the gang of 10, who had their Lib memberships revoked by PM Paul Martin, may be allowed back into the party.

Are they that desperate for membership fees?

The comments on this story were almost exclusively negative - "what a mistake," "bad optics."

Where are this guy's political instincts?

I can't wait for the next 9 months or so, as Mr Dion is forced to be specific on his "convictions" and "social justice" platform.

I can't believe anyone in the LPC gave him this advice. If anything, this should be done quietly.

To those who wonder why CPC not afraid (ready) for election, this is why.

I have this vision of Mr Dion, in the next election debate, actually having to justify his ideas, getting hit hard, especially by Mr Layton (who has no choice), getting flustered, then angered, even walking out (like Eric Margolis did recently on CKNW when his ideas were challenged).

I know, just musing on my part; can't wait, though, for the writ to be dropped. It can't happen soon enough for me.

Posted by: Shamrock at January 24, 2007 12:57 PM

Not being a member of an organised religion since my teens,
I care less about the rights of the Anglican and Catholic
Churches... than what happens to the 32 percent of
adoptions that are being jeopardised here.

Posted by: neo at January 24, 2007 1:06 PM

Press release from my MPP re: scret meetings on Caledonia

Posted by: Caveat at January 24, 2007 1:07 PM

PETA in the dock for animal cruelty...

Posted by: mojo at January 24, 2007 1:21 PM

Stéphane Dion accepterait le retour de Marc-Yvan Côté

Michel Corbeil
Le Soleil Québec

Stéphane Dion ne s’objecte pas à ce que Marc-Yvan Côté, banni à vie du Parti libéral du Canada sous Paul Martin, puisse réintégrer les rangs de sa formation politique. ...-

Milkman Dion Skimmeth : La creme/cream rises to the top.
The Librano$ socialist pyramid scheme; Ad$cam.

Posted by: maz2 at January 24, 2007 2:00 PM

of course you realize that this is a virtual tie again.
That would also mean that Conservatives are up 6% & liberals down 6%

Posted by: bryanr at January 24, 2007 2:06 PM

PETA trial updates from North Carolina here, ongoing:

Posted by: Caveat at January 24, 2007 2:15 PM

Trade mission signs $30M deal with Lahore IT firm

January 24, 2007
Ian Urquhart
Queen's Park columnist

LAHORE, PAKISTAN–Ontario has a new twin – the province of Punjab in Pakistan, not to be confused with the state of Punjab across the border in India.

The twinning was performed yesterday as Premier Dalton McGuinty wound up a three-day visit to the ancient city of Lahore, capital of Pakistani Punjab.

The proposal to twin the two provinces was made the day before by Pervez Elahi, chief minister of Pakistani Punjab and McGuinty's host in Lahore.

Ontario has other twins: the states of Baden-Wurttemberg in Germany and Jiangsu in China.

Twinning has no practical implications; it is purely symbolic.

That could also be said of the "joint declaration" signed yesterday between McGuinty and Elahi. It commits the two provinces to such woolly objectives as "strengthen(ing) the dialogue and engag(ing) themselves as partners."

On the more concrete side, there were some deals signed yesterday between Canadian and Pakistani businesses, including a $30 million contract between Organix IT of Canada and Si3 of Pakistan "to deploy and integrate world-class security applications."

Organix, a Montreal-based firm that plans to move its headquarters to Toronto later this year, specializes in "intelligent video surveillance" through the use of biometrics. Given the security concerns in Pakistan, it should be a strong market for Organix.

But Pakistan isn't just interested in buying Canadian products. It is also desperate for Canadian (or other foreign) investment to accelerate its economic growth, especially in the burgeoning information and communications technology (ICT) sector centred in Lahore. About 20 Canadian ICT companies were in Lahore this week to assess investment opportunities.

Earlier yesterday, McGuinty got a standing ovation after delivering an address to about 200 students at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. He implored the students to hold on to their idealism and to "partner with youth in every nation of the world to solve the problems that your parents couldn't solve."

Today and tomorrow, McGuinty is to meet government officials in Islamabad.

Posted by: concrete at January 24, 2007 2:22 PM

Dion Leader of The party of Convicts says its ok for (Adscam Participant)Cote to rejoin the party.

Yup True Liberal Values demonstrated there, Wait for the next Poll.

Posted by: bryanr at January 24, 2007 2:23 PM

Is it just me or is every Canadian news outlet required to have at least three or five "Dion says" articles? It is like the second coming fer Cripes sake! Those stories that don't have a Dion quote are saying how little Harper has done or how he is trying to be like the Liberals now. Barf...

Posted by: Texas Canuck at January 24, 2007 3:00 PM

Decoding Climate Politics

Pundits tell us the mood shift, with Democrats now in control, favors action on climate change. Don't bet on it.

It's still going to be hard for the legislative process to get past the fact that nothing on the table or capable of commanding majority support would make the slightest difference to climate change. Even a complete ban on burning fossil fuels in the U.S. wouldn't halt progress to the next milestone, a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide since the advent of industrial civilization. No joke to say the only live question for congresspersons and their voters back home is: How much are we going to spend to have no impact on global warming, and why?...-
(Excerpt) Read more at ...-

Posted by: maz2 at January 24, 2007 3:05 PM

Actualy texas: I kinda like the MSM giving him a lot of air time, Reason is More he speaks the more he gets Foot in Mouth disease.
Thats if you can figure out just what the H*** he said.

Posted by: bryanr at January 24, 2007 3:20 PM

Scanned G&M blogs re: Cote re-entry to LPC. 99% not supporting idea, including many hardcore Libs.

Here are some comments at blog:

- Cote bigtime moneyraiser
- Cote has inside info and needs to be shut up
- Dion freelanced this one, OOPS!!
- it repoens corruption debate
- it doesn't make sense
- links Dion to old guard, for those who didn't already know
- 2 yrs exodus for Cote not enough
- even if Harper dictatorial, at least you know who is running show; now not so sure about Dion.

CTV is reporting, including backup of Dion by 2 Libs, TorStar and CBC still silent.

Good for G&M for bring this one out, and it is moving down the page, but not that slowly and comments are pouring in.

Can't wait to see how Dion backs out of this one.

Le cadeau qui toujours prend! (pardon my French)

Harper should hire this guy! So far, Dion is the Gift of the Week Club for CPC.

Posted by: Shamrock at January 24, 2007 3:21 PM

Breathing the hot air of Davos
Peter Foster, Financial Post

The elitist pretensions of the World Economic Forum,[WEF]...

The WEF is the brainchild of business professor Klaus Schwab,
but its ideological godfather is in many ways Maurice Strong,
the Canadian envirocrat and mastermind behind Kyoto,
who believes that what the world needs is a co- ordinated system to "manage everything." Mr. Strong -- who is now holed up in Beijing -- once let his psychological cat out of the bag about Davos by ruminating about the plot of a novel that involved kidnapping WEF attendees and bringing global civilization to a halt!" ...-

Posted by: maz2 at January 24, 2007 4:14 PM

brynar: "I kinda like the MSM giving him a lot of air time, Reason is More he speaks"
...actually dunno, the more Dion speaks, the more the Libermmings will believe it as truth.

Just like the old saying.

Posted by: tomax7 at January 24, 2007 6:34 PM

...whaddya get when you combine Lemmings with the Liberals? screwed up country.

Posted by: tomax7 at January 24, 2007 6:36 PM

Shamrock... if you're still out there.

Could you expand on the Eric Margolis story, please. I've watched him on CBC periodicly and there ain't no challenging going on there.


Posted by: Bruce at January 24, 2007 10:09 PM

Only 400 hands. A steal at twice the price.

Posted by: shaken at January 25, 2007 1:51 AM

Radio-Canada TV says they are a law unto themselves; answerable to no one.

OTTAWA -- CBC's French-language television network is refusing to retract a report that Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office says wrongly links the PM to a planned fivefold increase in oil sands production to placate U.S. thirst.

The PMO sent an official complaint Tuesday evening to Radio-Canada's ombudsman after failing to extract a retraction from the French-language TV network. The radio arm of Radio-Canada has already issued a retraction.

"There is no question of running any correction at all of any kind," said Pierre Tourangau, a senior director with Radio-Canada Television. "We feel we did our job quite correctly."
toronto sun

Posted by: maz2 at January 25, 2007 8:53 AM

No buyers for the rape movie Hound dog, or whatever the name is. Not one distributor was interested in showing it. Bet that makes Redford very sad. One reviewer says the DVD will become a collectors item. The girls mother is given a bad time, and is called a Stage Mother who negotiates for ever, on behalf of both her daughters.
She should be charged with child abuse. I for one will never go to any movie with this girl in it, or her sister.

Posted by: mary T. at January 25, 2007 11:30 AM

Muslim mosques "'booby trap' the people". ...-


Bahraini Liberal Author Dhiyaa Al-Musawi: We Hang Our Thinkers on the Gallows of Ideology; I Listen to Music and Placed Pictures of Jesus and Martin Luther King in My Home

The following are excerpts from an interview with Bahraini intellectual Dhiyaa Al-Musawi, which aired on Abu Dhabi TV on December 29, 2006. __________________________________________________

Dhiyaa Al-Musawi: "I do not believe in gallows of ideology. Our problem in the Arab world is that we have many gallows of ideology and of accusations of social betrayal, on which we try to hang an intellectual, a thinker, or a poet every day, just like in the case of Naguib Mahfouz and others. We, I'm sad to say, are against creativity and civilization, and against any language that seeks common ground in society."


"We must have the courage to get rid of the 'backward' cholesterol of ideology, accumulating in the arteries of Arab awareness and the Arab mind. We suffer from backwardness. This is not masochism - the kind psychologists talk about - acts of self-flagellation. This is the truth. We have not developed even to the point of admitting defeat. We [have to] admit our cultural defeat. In the past, we had a civilization in Andalusia and in many other places, but today we are regressing - we export violence, we terrorize whole countries, we threaten national security, and many other things."


"We need to reform and to reshape religious thinking, because, in all honesty, the pulpits of our mosques have begun to 'booby trap' the people."

Interviewer: "In what way?"

Dhiyaa Al-Musawi: "They booby trap them by generating hatred towards 'the other.' We have claimed a monopoly over Paradise, and each of us has recorded it in the land registry in his name."

Interviewer: "But the pulpits are under government supervision."

Dhiyaa Al-Musawi: "Some of them are under government supervision, but in some Arab countries, although they are under government supervision, the government itself encourages the booby trapping. This problem has political reasons, but who pays the price? The country, society, civil society, and the young man, who is being told that the black-eyed virgins await him at the gates of Paradise, and that all he has to do is kill himself, to slaughter himself. He might blow up his family and children to get the virgins of Paradise. This is the language and culture of death. We were not born into this world in order to die this way. The beauty of man lies in his living for the sake of his homeland, not in dying while booby trapping others." ...-

Posted by: maz2 at January 25, 2007 11:41 AM

Warren Kinsella now informs us that Robert Picton cannot get a fair trial 'anywhere on the planet'. Puhlease. If that is true we all may as well just 'hang it up'. IMHO, just because the story is 'sensational' does not necessarily mean it is inaccurate. The facts will emerge. I fear it is the victims and families of the victims who might not get justice or a fair trial. Kinsella, maybe it is just you who 'can't handle the truth'.

Here is a snip from Kinsellas column.

-For reasons not clear to me, Crown counsel Derrill Prevett was permitted to use his opening remarks to the jury to deposit a slew of horrifying, incriminating and unproven allegations -- not evidence -- on the front pages of the nation.
Can a jury be shielded from this prurient sensationalism, with its details about severed feet, dildos and heads in buckets?-

Posted by: concrete at January 25, 2007 1:31 PM

Maurice Strong's WEF: World Domination via Kyoto.

Developing nations dig in heels on climate
Compromising on growth objective 'is simply out'

Montek Ahluwalia, deputy chairman of India's planning commission, said the developing world wants stronger support to help it reach environmental goals.

DAVOS, Switzerland - Developing countries, who stand to suffer the worst effects of climate change, said yesterday they would not shoulder full responsibility for a problem created mainly by the rich.

At a gathering of 2,400 of the world's most powerful people at Davos, a ski resort in the Swiss Alps, leaders from India, China and Brazil asserted a right to stoke their own economies, even if greenhouse gas levels rise as a result....-

It's all your fault, Whitey. You are Guilty. You are developed, says GiGi Jean. Jean:Moonbat socialist right in Canada's front yard at Rideau Hall, Ottawa.

GG: Canada has a developing world in its 'own backyard'(cnews)

Posted by: maz2 at January 26, 2007 9:05 AM great video from u of c debunking the global warming hype

Posted by: paul h at January 28, 2007 7:56 AM