December 28, 2005

Quick Links -&- Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Short and Sweet -- A verse to share ... let's say in honour of the approaching New Year from uplink, 12/27/2005 00:02:16, posted on CNEWSForum -- no author nor source given -- worth considering ...

You ask
What is the quality
Of life? ...


This is the time of year when we reassess how we spend our lives, whether we are making the best use of our talents and time. I wish someone would explain to me why getting and spending are so much touted as necessary to a healthy economy ... for all? For whom? Is that all there is? (Peggy Lee) Are there not other values that give life meaning and that are worth reflection? In the wake of the increasing violence, gun crime, drugs, criminal gangs and the criminality which accompanies and emanates from the drug and crime businesses, should we not be more concerned with prevention, with helping to fix our communities, with our children, instead of grubbing for more junk and more money? Or is that too old fashioned a thought?



Paul Martin's response to the shootings in Toronto. "I think, more than anything else, they demonstrate what are, in fact, the consequences of exclusion." -- Note: "exclusion" pulled the trigger! Toronto Star, Dec. 27, 2005.

Perhaps PM should do a bit of reassessing, as well. Just what would our PM include them in? I don't want them in anything near me. I don't think playing basketball in my back yard would change them. I have a few other solutions, Paul. Let's do lunch and I'll enlighten you and your team on a few ideas.


Bitter debate expected over bid to deny citizenship to U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants David Crary, AP/wnd.com, Dec. 26, 05

NEW YORK -- A proposal to change long-standing federal policy and deny citizenship to babies born to illegal immigrants on U.S. soil ran aground this month in Congress, but it is sure to resurface _ kindling bitter debate even if it fails to become law.




Perhaps our SCOC should do a little reassessing? I have read that, for reasons best known to those who understand the fine points of the law, that this is a good decision -- but the little people (including me) fail to see it.


Canada new destination of choice for pedophiles? High court ruling legalized group-sex clubs with 14-year-olds James L. Lambert, Dec. 27, 2005, wnd.com

The Canadian Supreme Court ruling that redefined obscenity for that nation and legalized group-sex clubs, combined with Canada's unusually low age of consent – 14 – will result in an influx of pedophiles to America's neighbor to the north, contends a former consultant to the U.S. Justice Department.

In its Dec. 20 decision, Canada's Supreme Court legalized a type of business activity previously restricted by Canadian law, overturning two previous Quebec Court of Appeal decisions that had ruled group-sex clubs qualified as "bawdy houses" violating Quebec's community decency standards and were therefore illegal. [. . . . ]

Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin was joined by Justices Major, Binnie, Deschamps, Fish, Abella and Charron in the sex-club decision. Dissenting justices Michael Bastarache and Louis LeBel said the high court's ruling "strips of all relevance the social values that the Canadian community as a whole believes should be protected," according to Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper.


I draw the line at this. Parliament must intervene in the face of an activist court. Our society has gone too far with the idea that anything goes -- that any activity may be justified ... somehow, by someone with the right twist of mind. I prefer a simpler mind, that of one who senses when something is wrong for society -- as this is. At the very least, it must be debated by those who represent us, not decided for all by political appointees.

Dear SCOC, I am tired of every wheeze out of one province hitting the rest of us with a massive cold. Quebec had already made the decision. Leave well enough alone. Let the particular Quebec community decide. As for you, Supremes, take your finely honed reasoning out of the rest of our world. There are implications to your decisions which radiate too far and too deeply. They permeate our communities because you are leaning too far in a direction many of the rest of us see as negative. Because you are appointed and responsible to no-one, we feel helpless to stop a societal slide downward, one which has gone too far. We need strong families with two opposite sex parents and decisions such as this are negative for the best interests of the family and for children. These decisions are the province of our elected representatives, the ones we have a hope of influencing.



Do criminals/defense exploit sentencing loophole


Very very interesting: judge scandals and the Liberals



Hacker cracks police force network
RCMP, OPP and Toronto service may be among victims
Thieves raid database favoured by law enforcement agencies
Foxers, 12/27/2005 04:32:43 -- from the Toronto Star, Dec. 26, 2005.

OTTAWA—Major police forces across Canada, including the RCMP, OPP and the Toronto force, are among thousands of law enforcement agencies and forensic investigators whose private and financial information may have been stolen this month in a hacker attack, a published report says. [. . . . ]

Guidance makes EnCase, a suite of forensic investigation software that has become the standard tool used by computer crime units of police, insurance companies, banks and private computer forensics specialists.



Another very interesting result may ensue if you search Google: acoa, grant, moncton, school, flight



The Enablers

The Haiyang Zhang story -- Cheng Yonglin -- China spying in Canada -- PCO -- CSIS -- PM -- big holes in the story Kevin Steele, Dec. 23, 05, Western Standard -- Links to these: here -- here



UN High Commissioner for Human Rights & 'Free Speech'

Louise Arbour defender of Islamofascism Wonkitties, Dec. 22, 05 -- Read the full story here -- Wonkitties

It started when a Danish newspaper ran cartoon depictions of the Prophet Mohammed, some of which played upon violence committed by Islamofascists in the name of Islam


I have mentioned before the Canadian government's position on Islamofascists and the violence committed by the Bomb Backpackers. Our government does not protect free speech, the truth, nor expression of opinion. Our government's hate crimes law(s) curbs Canadian citizens' speech ... in case someone might point out an uncomfortable--sensitive--truth about who are the most vicious terrorists out of uniform in the world today. Arbour is simply another (probably Liberal) appointee holding the current Liberal views on this--perfect to represent the Liberal (need for Muslim votes) position to the UN.

I have explored as much as time would allow the globalization movement's influence (Arbour left the SCOC to join a world court, remember.) and the UN influence in Canada, along with a few other influences. On Frost Hits the Rhubarb, for example, check:

Week of Dec. 18, 05
http://
frosthitstherhubarb.blogspot.com/
2005_12_18_frosthitstherhubarb_archive.html

Week of Dec. 11, 05
http://
frosthitstherhubarb.blogspot.com/
2005_12_11_frosthitstherhubarb_archive.html

In particular, note a series on influences in Canada which I see as having wide-ranging negative implications for expression of divergent views. Too much is entering the realm of politically incorrect speech if anyone points out concerns. Some of my explorations have to do with criminality, some with the curbing of enquiry and free speech, enabled by a captive media regurgitating propaganda rather than pursuing journalistic investigation. All of this is influencing Canadians' ability to learn and hence, to act in their own best interests.

There are so many posts which I had hoped would alert Canadians, one of which is a series posted Dec. 19, 05 and starting with:

Why would a Canadian waste time the week before Christmas on this?
Follow the Yellow--Red--Brick Road #1 to #7




It may not be politically correct, but seriously, where would you look for nukes? -- "Feds sniffed for nukes at Muslim mosques throughout U.S...", NealeNews.com, Dec. 25, 05

It seems a logical place to start, though that is a dissenting opinion. Wait until North America looks more like the Middle East ... Perhaps they should check my bread pans for nukes instead?


Clockwork Orange killers set woman on fire for fun... -- If you have never seen the film, Clockwork Orange, rent it or borrow it, and see whether it was predictive of something dreadful that has come to pass. -- via Neale News

What would you do afterward? NealeNews, Dec. 25, 05, AP



Robert Fulford, for whose writing and analysis I have great respect, reviewed the film "Munich" (National Post, B1, Dec. 27, 05: Coming down firmly on both sides) Fulford was critical of the film, the interweaving of truth and imagination, particularly Spielberg's including the idea that guilt followed. -- On whose part, read to find out. There is one perpetrator still alive. Dec. 26, 05 CBC's "Passionate Eye" presented a program on the Olympics massacre of 1972 -- a touching account, except for the Palestinian left alive. The first lines of the program seemed to be intended as justification for this barbarity; however, the program improved after that.

Is Spielberg "Going to Extremes"? -- Spielberg redefines himself with Munich, his masterpiece By Andre Mayer, December 23, 2005, AP/CBC.ca

If you quack like a duck, and you walk like a duck, and you look like a duck: I am not ... Scroll down for a photo



Updates to a post: Mississauga-Erindale - Exploration of statements: "Islam won!" - "We have the east, we have the west, and now we have Mississauga!" on the nomination and subsequent controversy concerning Liberal Omar Alghabra posted Dec. 23, 05, The Muslim Canadian Congress has asked the Peel Police and the Attorney General's office to investigate ... and We must be supporting political parties and candidates on the basis of their platforms and principles, not their race or religion. -- more here -- here: "I disagree" -- If this organization is investigated then we will expect charges to be laid against Mohammed Elmasry for saying on the Michael Koren show that it is okay to kill Israelis. You know what they say about glass houses. -- [If] the police do an investigation that a lot will be exposed about the nomination process and the influence of Islam in the politics of that riding that will indeed backfire on them and the Liberal Party. -- If [Alghabra] considers it merely "the opinion... of editors" to correctly identify as a terrorist a homicide bomber who indiscriminately targets unarmed Israelis, then such a creature has no business running for political office. -- Omar Alghabra the Liberal candidate thanked ISNA? That's pretty scary.

http://www.discoverthenetwork.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6178

* Islamic organization which enforces extremist Wahhabi theological writ in America's mosques

* "America has to learn, if you remain on the side of injustice, the wrath of God will come." -- former ISNA president Muzammil Siddiqi

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) enforces Wahhabi theological writ in America's 1,200 officially recognized mosques (out of a possible total of 4,000, including unrecognized and small congregations). In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, former ISNA president Muzammil Siddiqi appeared as a goodwill ambassador in an official ceremony at the National Cathedral in Washington. But some 10 months earlier, on October 28, 2000, Siddiqi had asserted, "America has to learn, if you remain on the side of injustice, the wrath of God will come. Please, all Americans. Do you remember that? If you continue doing injustice, and tolerate injustice, the wrath of God will come."

Many of the main mosques in the U.S. were recently built with Saudi money and saddled with a requirement that they follow Wahhabi imams and Wahhabi dictates. [. . . . ]



http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/1012 -- There are several items including: "Terror linked Islamic Society of North America invites President Bush to annual conference"


Muslims Are Held to Lower Standard Robert Spencer, Posted Dec 21, 2005

Schadenfreude is a recurring motif of Palestinian life. Some cheered the 9/11 attacks, passing out candy on that occasion as well. Many Palestinians have celebrated suicide bombings , including even mothers rejoicing in the deaths of their own children.

Much of this, of course, stems from a culture that celebrates death. [. . . . ]




"the madrassa of international politics"

Get 'em while they're hot! -- the list by Thomas P. Kilgannon, "Top 10 countries that vote against the U.S. at the United Nations"

10. Cuba (92.6%)

Fidel Castro is one of the leading promoters of anti-Americanism at the UN. Each year, Cuba sponsors a resolution condemning the U.S. embargo. First introduced in 1992, only 59 countries voted with Castro. But the Clinton Administration allowed Cuba to twist arms, and today, only three countries vote with the U.S. on this issue.

[. . . . ] 8. Saudi Arabia (92.8%)

The General Assembly is the madrassa of international politics, and the Saudis are as effective as any country in building opposition to U.S. policies at the UN and teaching hatred of Israel, one of America’s strongest allies.




Why Not Support Democracy? Our orphan policy in the Middle East Dec. 23, 05

Why still no big-font, front-page headlines screaming, “Millions Vote in Historic Middle East Election!” or “Democracy Comes At Last To Iraq” or “America’s Push for Iraqi Democracy Working”?

Besides the politics of gloom — Bush at home and America abroad are always wrong — and the weariness with the violence, there has sadly been too small a constituency for trusting that Arabs should run their own affairs through consensual government. [. . . . ]



Pentagon Madrassas Evan McCormick, FrontPageMagazine.com, Dec. 2, 2003

[. . . . ] This is just the latest example in a troubling history of official ignorance about the fact that extremists are exploiting the chaplaincy program as a platform for subversion of US forces. In order to end this vulnerability to our enemies in the War on Terror, officials must face the problem and act immediately. [. . . . ]


Search: Alamoudi and the American Muslim Council , Graduate School of Islamic Social Sciences , Islamic Society of North America



Talk-show host fired for linking Islam, terror -- another in the free speech series posted by David 2005/08/22, "Talk-show host fired for linking Islam, terror"

[. . . . ] "It appears that ABC Radio has caved to an organization that condemns talk radio hosts like me, but has never condemned Hamas, Hezbollah, and one that wouldn't specifically condemn al-Qaida for three months after 9-11," he said. "As a fan of talk radio, I find it absolutely outrageous that pressure from a special interest group like CAIR can result in the abandonment of free speech and open discourse on a talk radio show. As a conservative talk host whose job is to have an open, honest conversation each day with my listeners, I believe caving to this pressure is a disaster." [. . . . ]

As WorldNetDaily reported, CAIR's chairman of the board, Omar Ahmad, was cited by a California newspaper in 1998 declaring the Quran should be America's highest authority. He also was reported to have said Islam is not in America to be equal to any other religion but to be dominant. [. . . . ]


At this point, it might be instructive to review Louise Arbour's views, link above. Brave new Canada.

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