April 04, 2005

Hep-C, Hate: Ahenakew - Bishop Henry, Kofi Annan, Koran-US, Ont. Hydro, Media Methods, PM-Chretien-CSL-Desmarais-China, UNSCAM & More

This could not come at a worse time for the victims. So much is happening right now.

MPs to vote on compensation for forgotten hep-C victims



Ex-chief has right to express views lawyer: David Ahenakew: Standing trial for anti-Semitic comments Darren Bernhardt, CanWest News Service

SASKATOON - People may not like the anti-Semitic remarks made by former national First Nations chief David Ahenakew, but the Charter of Rights gives him a sovereign right to express those views, says lawyer Doug Christie.

[. . . . ] ''There's a great dichotomy in the liberal mind: They like freedom for liberals but for anyone else, heavens no. That's what we have hate law for,'' Mr. Christie said. [. . . . ]


The problem with free speech is that speech is really free only if others may say what we don't want to hear--in my very unschooled opinion--and then we may test the words against what we know, and act accordingly.

I notice that some gays (TV, April 3, 05, CTV Global) now claim that Christian teaching, even sermons on homosexuality as sin, hurts their feelings. Wait for it to be declared a hate crime. I believe I read that that has already happened somewhere in northern Europe.

Based on what happened to the Jews, I think I would choose to hear openly what people are saying, than have it hidden. Then it could be examined in the light of our experience, knowledge and common sense -- and dealt with. Perhaps there is not enough application of common sense to allow it? I just know that if we live alongside people of all faiths, are educated with them, work with them, stereotypes fail. Hate speech should not be able to withstand what we know based on our own experience; it will be ridiculed. Perhaps that is too utopian. I hope not.




Media

Traditional Media Bind -- Blogs, E-Mail Newsletters Will Be Players Frank Cagel




Bishop Henry -- Calgary bishop defiant about gay marriage views CP

CALGARY — Faced with human rights complaints, Calgary's outspoken Roman Catholic bishop says he will not be bullied into changing his views against homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

Bishop Fred Henry wrote a pastoral letter to his parishioners last January condemning same-sex marriage. A column based on the letter was also published in the Calgary Sun newspaper. "Since homosexuality, adultery, prostitution and pornography undermine the foundations of the family, the basis of society, then the State must use its coercive power to ... curtail them in the interests of the common good," Henry wrote.

The letter and column prompted two complaints against Henry to the Alberta Human Rights Commission. [. . . . ]


Bishop Henry, Prof. Farrow from McGill and a representative of Egale, who plans to be married this summer, were discussing marriage on CTV Global Sunday. It was excellent. If it is online, listen to it.




Mainstream Media -- Their Methods -- Excellent!

Top 10 categories of MSM/DNC bias -- Do not miss. via Instapundit, April 02, 2005




Stoolie: Canada pol in mob Greg B. Smith, riginally published on November 18, 2004

Gagliano was identified as a longtime soldier in the Bonanno crime family by Frank Lino, a former Mafia capo-turned-informer.

Alleged, remember. . . . . .




Koran scholar: US will cease to exist in 2007 Mar. 29, 2005 , Khaled Abu Toameh

A thorough analysis of the Koran reveals that the US will cease to exist in the year 2007, according to research published by Palestinian scholar Ziad Silwadi.

[. . . . ] Silwadi said he reached the conclusion that several suras (chapters) in the Koran that talk about punishment for those who perpetrate heinous sins actually refer to the US.





Microsoft files 117 phishing lawsuits -- The online legal crusader is back. 01 April 2005, Grant Gross, IDG News Service

Microsoft has filed 117 civil lawsuits against alleged phishers trying to scam Microsoft customers out of personal information such as credit card numbers.

The lawsuits, filed in Washington, identify large-scale scam operations and seek damages from so-called phishing operations.

Phishers typically send out spam e-mail, made to look like official e-mail from a real e-commerce company, asking recipients to click on a link and update their personal information. The link takes consumers to a website that [. . . . ]





They won't learn -- SCOC decision on language -- Quebec -- an historical overview April 3, 2005, Greg Weston, Ottawa Bureau

[. . . . ] Sixteen years later, the French language and culture in Quebec have probably never been more robust and secure than they are today. But in government, the Age of Beyond Reason continues unabated.

Last week, Quebec's oppressive language laws were back before the Supreme Court, and the biggest losers of all were the province's francophone majority. [. . . . ]





Canadian Coalition for Democracies -- another excellent site

Re: Iraq was about oil, China for CSL & Power Corp Posted by Al Gordon on 14:14:13 2005/04/03

In Reply to: Iraq was all about the oil? But for whom? posted by HenryW

A case can certainly be made for Chretien, Desmarais and their friends and family being enriched beoynd their wildest fantasies by keeping Saddam in power. A case can also be made for Canada's China policy being entirely at the service of enriching a few corporations controlled by Paul Martin's family and, of course, Paul Desmarais.

I expect nothing more from Liberals. They will inflict and defend any amount of human suffering for their own power and enrichment.
What is disgraceful is the docility of the Canadian press. Desmarais has become untouchable by the Canadian media. This is a scandal infinitely greater than AdScam, because it isn't just money; it's human life that is being squandered. [. . . . ]




Excellent resource!

How Montreal's Power Corp. found itself caught up in the biggest fiasco in UN history Kevin Steel, The Western Standard, March 5, 2005

Note links to other articles and don't miss the timeline on the right at this link.




Engage for a Secure Israel -- Check this.


Truth and Justice Network

Search: Fred Henry

Be sure to look at what else is on this site.




Liberals stack same-sex marriage committee Canadian Press, Mar. 10, 05

OTTAWA — The Liberal government has stacked the parliamentary deck in favour of its same-sex marriage bill by naming only supportive Liberals to a key committee. [. . . . ]


Check related stories:

* Gay magazine starts marriage postcard campaign
* Tory MP attacked for web writings on marriage
* Liberal Party officially endorses gay marriage
* Anti same-sex marriage groups to launch offensive




Byfield is good; do link to the rest.

Liberals behind assault on Christianity April 3, 2005, Ted Byfield, Calgary Sun

It seems almost fitting that the next major step in the gradual outlawing of Christianity in Canada should be taken by one of our so-called "human rights" commissions.

For, if the Alberta commission in fact hails Calgary's Catholic bishop before it to answer charges that, by proclaiming church doctrine and the teaching of the Bible he is preaching "hate," then surely an important milestone will have been reached. [. . . . ]

And as the norms of the New Canada depart ever farther from those of the Canada that once was, the restrictions against Christian practice and teaching will widen.

How long, therefore, before the faith itself is prohibited in the New Canada's ongoing march of "human rights?" [. . . . ]


Search: Fred Henry, Catholic bishop of Calgary, church property




The great pretender -- Martin promises one thing then does another March 28, 2005, Ezra Levant, Calgary Sun

Who was the more anti-Alberta prime minister, Jean Chretien or Paul Martin?

[. . . . ] Part of that is a character flaw in Martin -- no matter what you ask him, no matter what point of view you put forward, he will answer as if he agrees with you.

[. . . . ] I'll take an honest enemy over a false friend.


Do link -- worthwhile. I concur with Ezra.




All whose salaries are under $100,000--the little people--are going to love this Linda Leatherdale article.

A jolt for taxpayers -- LINDA LEATHERDALE PREDICTS VOTERS WILL REVOLT AS THEY GET WHACKED WITH HIGHER BILLS TO COVER HIGH-PRICED HYDRO SALARIES April 3, 2005

[. . . . ] "Are we as taxpayers just going to stand for this and let it carry on?," asks a Toronto Sun reader, who e-mailed me to vent his anger over news that 5,800 of the 15,000 workers at Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) earn a lofty $100,000-plus, while the Hydro One's CEO joined the Million Dollar Club.

[. . . . ] To find out how much your bill's going up, visit the Ontario Energy Board at oeb.gov.on.ca. Then let me know what you think at linda.leatherdale@tor.sunpub.com





The thugs wouldn't want peace to break out, would they?

Armed gang rampage provokes Abbas crisis Apr. 4, 05, Tim Butcher in Jerusalem

Lawlessness by Palestinian radicals in the West Bank yesterday threatened the drive by Mahmoud Abbas, the moderate successor to Yasser Arafat, to reach a peace settlement with Israel.

After a gang of men ransacked shops and restaurants in Ramallah, firing machine guns at Mr Abbas's headquarters, he sought to retake control by sacking the West Bank's Palestinian security chief. [. . . . ]


Ex-PM: Syria behind recent bomb blasts -- Exiled Lebanese leader claims Damascus causing security crisis to stall troop removal Apr. 4, 05, WND

This is a good site; develop the habit of checking.

Ransacking and lawlessness: Do you note more of this in Canada -- or am I mistaken? There are two posts on Civil Disobedience on this website below. It seems more like lawlessness to me.




The California Suicide Bomber or here , Daniel Pipes, FrontPageMagazine.com, April 4, 2005

According to a remarkable article by Scott Macleod in the April 4 issue of Time Magazine, the suicide bomber who carried off the worst atrocity in Iraq since the collapse of the Saddam Hussein regime was a 32-year-old Jordanian who had lived for two years in California.

Ra'ed Mansour al-Banna was born in Jordan in 1973 and grew up in a religious, economically prosperous merchant family. He studied law at the university, graduating in 1996, and then started his own law practice in the Jordanian capital of Amman. After three years, he gave it up and in 1999 he worked a half year without pay for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Amman, helping Iraqis who fled Saddam Hussein's tyranny. [. . . . ]


Search: Ra'ed al-Banna's biography inspires several observations:

Read to the last paragraph for his conclusion.





Maybe if Kofi Annan says he's "sorry"?

"Hell, No"--He's Not Exonerated From the April 11, 2005 issue: Kofi Annan and the Oil-for-Food investigation.
by Claudia Rosett, 04/11/2005, Volume 010, Issue 28

Claudia Rosett is journalist-in-residence with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

IN THE EPIC UNITED NATIONS Oil-for-Food scandal, we now have a moment of high farce, with what will surely be remembered as Kofi Annan's "Hell, no" press conference--named for the secretary general's belligerent answer on March 29 to a reporter who, quite appropriately, wondered if Annan shouldn't think about resigning sometime soon. The U.N.-authorized inquiry into Oil-for-Food wrongdoing, led by former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker, clocked in last Tuesday with its second interim report on a program now infamous as the biggest fraud in the history of humanitarian aid. That same afternoon, Annan summoned the media to the blue-curtained U.N. briefing room to announce his great relief at "this exoneration."

What exoneration? [. . . .]


Kofi doesn't want to lose those perqs, I suppose. If it works . . .

Rosett is good. Scroll down this website for "Rosett" and a link to over 40 articles by her on UNSCAM.

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