Archive for September, 2010
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Some people in Canada want to put their country into the same class of notoriety as Turkey and Iran by sending a boat with supplies to Gaza, which is supposed to break the so-called blockade. In addition to the usual left-wing loons and academics, even unions are involved in this dubious venture (particularly that of the Canadian postal workers).
However, the price to equip and send that boat (named The Sea Hitler by its opponents) is quite steep; the organizers need to collect $300,000 to finance it. One of the initiatives they came up with to get some of the money was the fundraising cruise in the Lake Ontario, which took place in the night of September 25.
What a “touching” news! In today’s The Globe and Mail you can read how a mosque built in Manitoba was transported all the way to Inuvik in the Northwest Territories. It took 23 days for the trip to cover the 4,000-kilometre distance. The challenges that the venture had to overcome “captured records and the national imagination along the way.”
The author makes it appear that it was some kind of a fascinating event that made everybody in Canada proud. Well, it wasn’t… For starters, the article doesn’t explain why it was necessary to move the mosque all the way from Winnipeg to Inuvik. Wouldn’t it have been easier to just build it there?
It was most likely a publicity stunt for the organization, which started the whole thing, the Zubaidah Tallab Foundation. Read the rest of this entry »
The U2 singer Bono is a saintly man. He would make you believe that he holds all the keys to making the world a paradise. If you read newspapers or watch TV it is hard to avoid his propaganda on how he will eradicate the poverty and hunger in the world if we only give him our money.
But when he goes beyond the money collection from donors and tries to develop an enterprise to help the poor, the result is a miserable failure. It’s no wonder: it is much easier to beg for large amounts of money (which is probably squandered long before it reaches the poor) than to build a real business enterprise. Maybe the problem lies in Bono’s not so deeply hidden distaste for capitalism.
The issue is with Edun, an “ethical fashion house,” which Bono and his wife established in 2005. If anybody remembers the media noise at the time of the venture’s launch, they may recall the grandiose plans: Edun was supposed to transform the lives of the people in the developing countries by radically changing clothing manufacturing. Read the rest of this entry »
Rob Ford proved again that he could gather a large crowd of supporters. At the Ford Fest, which took place today at 7 p.m. nearly one thousand people showed up at his family residence to show their support.
His street filled up with parked cars pretty quickly and soon the plaza parking across Royal York was packed with cars as well. Hundreds of people lined up along the street patiently waiting to get their nametags.
Just when I thought that things were getting boring in the Canadian “legal land” after the ridiculous lawsuit for $45 million filed by a woman arrested during the G-20 riots, something just as ridiculous came up. On September 1st it was announced that a Sudanese Muslim was allowed by the Federal Court to sue the federal government and the Foreign Affairs Minister for $27 million. Abousfian Abdelrazik is demanding that amount because the accused allegedly violated his right to freedom and security.
Abdelrazik (a Canadian citizen since 1995) was stranded in Sudan for 6 years, where he went in 2003. Shortly after his arrival he was arrested by the Sudanese government and spent 11 months in a local jail. After his release, he was arrested again and spent another 9 months in jail. He claims that he was tortured while imprisoned. During his imprisonment his Canadian passport expired and later he found out that he was put on the UN no-fly list, so he wasn’t able to travel. Read the rest of this entry »
Only few months have passed from the last attempt to “break” the blockade on Gaza. The ships involved couldn’t make it and several of the participants learned the hard way that it is not a good idea to mess up with a country, which takes the protection of its borders seriously.
Few other “saviours of the world” tried to repeat the adventure. The Turkish Islamist government and the loudmouth from Iran actually never went beyond the empty threats. But it appears that they may try to send a ship again, which will be prepared and loaded in our country. All that the noble lefties need is $300,000, which they hope to collect quickly. Once everything is said and done, The Sea Hitler (as the ship was lovingly christened by not so nice people who still have some common sense left) will take off from Canada and proudly sail to Gaza. Read the rest of this entry »
In its today’s issue, The Globe and Mail reports that George Smitherman, the Liberal who is determined to win the position of Mayor of Toronto, has proposed a new employment initiative.
His good intentions this time are directed toward solving the city’s problem with the youth unemployment. Yes, that’s a real problem, because the rate of unemployed among the people aged 15 to 24 was about 16 per cent in July (which is a drop from the high December rate of 18.5 per cent).
However, if we look closer at his noble proposal, we would find out that his idea is nothing more than meddling in the affairs of the Toronto’s businesses, which will hardly resolve the issue. Read the rest of this entry »
Yesterday four Jewish citizens of Israel were slaughtered in the West Bank. All of them were shot in the car they were travelling in. The Palestinian terrorists kept shooting until they made sure that the four unarmed people were dead.
Two of them were husband and wife. The other woman in the car was pregnant.
Hamas proudly took responsibility for the murders calling them a successful operation.
Today the Arabs in Gaza were celebrating the murders. Hamas called a huge rally in the north of Gaza, near the Jabalya refugee camp. People went out dancing and cheering the assassination of the four “settlers”.
Another victory for the religion of peace…
And Netanyahu is in Washington negotiating peace. Why?