August 11, 2006

Aug. 11, 2006: #2

Anti-Hizballah Rally - Toronto - Saturday, August 12 -- Meet at the Starbucks at 110 Bloor West (on the north side of Bloor, west of Bay) .... between 12:30 and 1PM, which is when the pro-Hizballah rally starts. At 1PM we will walk one block west to the Israeli consulate ...

UK terrorists ... uh ... alleged?

Three converts, one with an Iranian father and a pregnant Muslim wife.,,30000-13537091,00.html

Why are these guys shocked? I wasn't.,,30000-13537047,00.html

Evening update: Ever crazier details about terror plot emerge (Update: Suspects named) , Allahpundit, Aug. 10, 06

A must read ... to the end.

Drugs & Grow ops

Realty agents face discipline , Anne Sutherland, The Gazette, August 09, 2006

[....] Thi Thu Thuy Ho, listed as Alicia Ho on the website of her employer, Re-Max Alliance on Beaubien St., is accused of not informing buyers in 2005 and 2006 that properties she had listed had been used as grow ops.

[....] Suet-Yim Fung, listed as Debbie Fung on the website of Re-Max Platine in Brossard.[....]

The Phoniness of ceasefires by Thomas Sowell, in the Western Standard, Aug. 14, 06 -- Highly recommended article which I could not find online -- no more time to look. You may have better luck.

Kofi Annan would have called the U.S. response to Germany "disproportionate" since Hitler had never bombed U.S. cities.

Li Ka-shing’s Hutchinson Ports & Mexico

A must read.

China: NAFTA winner, August 9, 2006, Jerome R. Corsi

Mr. Corsi is the author of several books, including "Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry" (along with John O'Neill), "Black Gold Stranglehold: The Myth of Scarcity and the Politics of Oil" (along with Craig R. Smith), and "Atomic Iran: How the Terrorist Regime Bought the Bomb and American Politicians," and most recently, "Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America's Borders." He is a frequent guest on the G. Gordon Liddy radio show. He will soon co-author a new book with Jim Gilchrist on the Minuteman Project.

Red China is investing heavily in developing deep-water ports in Mexico to bring an unprecedented volume of containers into the U.S. along the emerging NAFTA Super Highway. This move signals China's emergence as the unexpected economic winner in the North American Union free market.

Hutchinson Ports, a wholly owned subsidiary of China's giant Hutchinson Whampoa Limited (HWL) is investing millions to expand the deep water ports the company manages at Lazaro Cardenas and Manzanillo on Mexico's Pacific coast

[....] “Li is directly connected to Beijing and is willing to use his business influence to further the aims of the Chinese Government.” [....]

Li Ka-shing’s Hutchinson Ports also operates both ends of the Panama Canal, which we have previously documented was returned to Panama under the Carter administration by National Security Council advisor, Robert Pastor, whom we have called the “Father of the North American Union.” HWL also has business dealings with the China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), China’s largest shipping line, which is owned by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. In 1998, Congress blocked on national security grounds an attempt by the Clinton administration to allow COSCO to lease the abandoned Long Beach Naval Station. [....]

Lengthy and a must read article.

Carter was a blankety-blank fool short-sighted, perhaps naive, to have done that. Can't the leftists see through all this yet?

NUCLEAR WAR-FEAR , posted by WND, 2006/08/09

Reuters a patsy or collaborator?

This confirms what many of us have suspected. Put together a liar and a leftist press and what do you get? Some Canadians recognized it early ... Make a guess as to why.

Jihad Journalism?, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY, Posted 8/7/2006

Media Bias: Need a little anti-war, anti-Semitic buck-up? Try some Reuters coverage. The British news outlet will be only too happy to oblige.

Over the weekend, a Reuters photographer was caught trying to make one of Israel's defensive attacks against Hezbollah in Lebanon look much more devastating than it was. The photo was eventually withdrawn and the photographer ostensibly fired.

The photo, an image of the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike in Beirut, had apparently been altered to ....

[....] "I look forward to the day when you pigs get your throats cut." The so-far-unidentified person used "zionistpig" as his or her e-mail address.

Another anti-Semitic misstep and another Reuters statement. This time the news service confirmed that, yes, "an employee has been suspended pending further investigation."

The fatal mistake of Modernism -- part 1 -- The great fallacy about how man knows , July 22, 2006, Fred Hutchison, RenewAmerica analyst

Every civilization has a theory about what man knows and how he knows it. The theory of a particular civilization will influence every area of human thought and action. Such fields as science, politics, economics, sociology, psychology, education, religion, and popular morality will be directly affected. Fields like art, music, poetry, and literature will be deeply, although indirectly, influenced, as well.

Theories about how man knows are found in a branch of metaphysics that philosophers call epistemology. Epistemology is a Greek compound word meaning the study of knowledge.

The intellectual leaders of the West took a sharp turn in the wrong direction in epistemology during the period 1750–1800, as a result of disillusionment with rationalism without understanding the fallacies of the rationalist philosophers. Empirical philosophy was offered as a substitute for rationalism, which had equally serious fallacies. [....]

The fatal mistake of Modernism -- part 2 -- Fallacies of reason and cultural decline , Aug. 9, 06

During part one of this essay, we took a tour of history, beginning with the birth of European civilization and finishing with the high watermark in Western culture (1100–1750). We discovered how Europe began with an excellent foundation for reason and how false ways of thinking and knowing began to creep into Western thought during the seventeenth century.

In part two, we will consider how several fatal myths of Modernism took hold during the period 1750–1800. After 1800, several new ersatz philosophies were added. By 1850, Modernism as a comprehensive world view was essentially complete. Our historical tour of this two-part essay ends at 1850, because most of the key epistemological errors of Modernism had been made by then.

Economic Determinism, Marxism, Historicism, Darwinism, and Freudianism had appeared by 1900, but these were, in large part, new combinations of the elements of Modernism that were in place by 1850. New rearrangements of old fallacies also occurred in the twentieth century in several clusters of Modernist philosophy, including: (a) Pragmatism, Instrumentalism, Behaviorism, and Positivism, (b) Structuralism and Postmodern Deconstructionism, (c) Phenomenalism, Existentialism, Libertarianism, and New Age thought, and (d) Multiculturalism, Identity Politics, and the Root Causes Panaceas.

Before we begin the story of the decline of Western culture, let us take a quick look at the meridian splendor of the high culture from which we have fallen. [....]

B.C. court to split trial for Pickton -- Accused killer won't face all 26 counts at once -- Judge rules one massive trial too onerous on jurors, Aug. 10, 2006. 01:00 AM

VANCOUVER—Accused serial killer Robert Pickton won't stand trial on 26 murder counts all at once but it's unclear which killings he will be tried for first.

Meanwhile, family members of some of the women Pickton is accused of killing reacted with anger to news some of the charges could be on hold. [....]

If he were really punished, that would be enough, but we know what happens in Canada. I wonder what his "root cause" was. Poverty?

In Canada, an Outcast Family Finds Support -- U.S. Detention of Teen Draws Concern , By Doug Struck, Washington Post Foreign Service, Thursday, June 9, 2005; Page A01

TORONTO -- The thundering F-16 and A-10 warplanes reduced the fighters' compound in Afghanistan to smoldering rubble. No one could still be alive, figured the U.S. soldiers crouched nearby. But inside, saved by a half-standing wall, a lanky 15-year-old waited as the wary soldiers neared.

As the Americans recount it, he leapt up, threw a grenade and was cut down by the soldiers' fire. The grenade scored: A 28-year-old sergeant was mortally wounded.

The boy was not, however. Blinded in one eye, his chest ripped opened by bullets, Omar Khadr lay on the ground and asked the soldiers to kill him -- in perfect English. [....]

Scroll down for information on the funding that ends up funding the teaching of these "Canadians" and others (e.g. Palestinians) to hate us and the rest of the Western world.

A lawyer for the Khadrs, Dennis Edney, has sued the government and also charged that officials have been negligent because they have made little effort to find another Khadr who has Canadian citizenship -- Omar's brother Abdullah, 24. He disappeared in Pakistan last fall, and the family has said he might be in Pakistani or U.S. custody.

"Canadian citizens should not be left beyond the reach of law," said Alex Neve, head of the Ottawa office of Amnesty International, a human rights group. [....]

When is Amnesty International going to stand up for the right of the rest of Canadians not to be subjected to entry of any more jihadi families and their shaheeds? Even better, curtail Muslim immigration until more effective checks are done on those who have already come here and the thousands of people who were supposed to be deported are deported. The Khadrs voted against Canadian citizenship by their actions and their words ... I heard and saw the two women on TV. They are not citizens of Canada; they are simply passport holders, here for the freebies. Turf them!

This article has details of their backgrounds and history. Worth checking.

Terrorists are the greatest threat since Hitler, warns Reid , Aug. 10, 06

John Reid rounded on judges, politicians and commentators yesterday for failing to grasp that today's terrorists pose the greatest threat to the civilised world since Adolf Hitler.

In his first speech on national security since becoming Home Secretary, Mr Reid said he had already found that those who should be "foremost in recognising the serious nature of the threat just don't get it".

[....] Addressing the think tank Demos, he said judges, British politicians and commentators had all failed to realise that liberties enshrined in the 20th century and bolstered after the Second World War could not all remain intact if today's high-tech, global terrorists were to be thwarted.
Ministers had "radically reformed" anti-terrorism legislation since 2000 and passed four new Acts which had helped the police and security services prevent terrorist atrocities.

Yet resistance from the legal, political and media establishment to further moves that would allow suspects to be detained or deported meant "we remain unable to adapt our institutions and legal orthodoxy as fast we need to".

Editorial: Mackay's honesty, CIDA funding terror , National Post, Aug/ 3. 06

Under the Liberals, Canada failed to oppose annual UN resolutions that condemned Israel as racist and war-mongering, while being silent on the atrocities perpetrated by Arab dictators and terrorists. We permitted the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to fund hate-mongering textbooks and school lessons in the West Bank and Gaza. We knowingly looked the other way when Palestinian leaders took our development money and either secreted it to their personal Swiss bank accounts or used it to buy rockets and guns to kill Israeli civilians rather than building roads and schools or feeding their own people.

While the Liberals might want to fool themselves into believing that this amounted to neutrality, it was in effect wilful blindness. And far from earning us the "honest broker" position the Liberals claim, it cost us our credibility and thus our ability to influence events in the region.

The Liberals are still at it, too. [....]

Canadians suffer from "biased media syndrome" so they do not easily learn the truth. To know what is going on, Canadians have to actively seek the information, for the MSM will hide much ... "lying by suppression" is one way of phrasing it.

Standing up for CIDA

CIDA does not fund "hate-mongering textbooks and school lessons." Canada, along with the U.S., Norway, the U.K and other donors, supports education in the region through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

UNRWA has created curriculum enrichment materials for teachers and designed extracurricular activities for students that focus on peace education, human rights tolerance and conflict resolution for use in the West Bank and Gaza. [....]

Secondly, there is no evidence to show that our development funds have been diverted by Palestinian leaders. Canadian aid dollars to the West Bank and Gaza are channelled through well-established international and Canadian aid organizations, which have effective techniques and accounting systems in place to monitor their programs. CIDA works with partners like World University Services of Canada, Federation of Canadian Municipalities and many UN agencies to deliver programs that focus on social development, governance, civil society capacity building and peace building.

No evidence? Read the posts below. Do you remember Papa Khadr's aid org? We have taxpayer funded aid organizations and NGO's.

Some organizations do similar, hatred-inspiring, "humanitarian" work, using funds supplied by taxpayers.

Reading from the Liberal playbook? -- Re: Standing Up for CIDA , National Post, August 09, 2006, Letters, Aug. 8.

It appears that International Co-operation Minister Josee Verner is reciting from the old Liberal briefing books she inherited six months ago when she defends the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the Palestinian Authority's education system, and claims that there is "no evidence to show that our development funds have been diverted by Palestinian leaders."

Ms. Verner's claim that Canada does not fund "hate-mongering textbooks and school lessons" is false. As recently as 2005, a report by the Center for Monitoring the Impact of Peace (CMIP) concluded that even the new textbooks for grades 5 and 10 produced by the Palestinian Authority do not "meet international standards as far as the attitude to the 'other' [Israel and Jews] and peace is concerned." While UNRWA does not produce these textbooks, it provides funding for them and pays the salaries of teachers and staff who are teaching anti-Jewish hatred.

Apart from indoctrinating the young, UNRWA also maintains a policy of "don't ask, don't tell, don't record" when it comes to Hamas members and affiliates on UNRWA payroll, and in UNRWA supported schools. Links between UNRWA, terrorists and those who glorify terrorism have been reported by the the Center for Near East Policy and other NGOs.
Given such reports, perhaps this minister, who is part of the Conservative Cabinet that cancelled aid to a Hamas-led Palestinian government, could explain why it is acceptable for Canadians to indirectly provide salaries for Hamas members and their affiliates.

Finally, Ms. Verner's claim that "there is no evidence" to show that development assistance funds have been diverted by Palestinian leaders is laughable. Even the EU no longer denies the misuse of funds paid to the Palestinian Authority.

The Minister would do well to toss out her Liberal briefing books and seek independent, third-party advice about the $300-million Canada has donated to the Palestinians since 1993. Ms. Verner and her Cabinet colleagues should be asking if these funds have helped to improve the conditions for peace and understanding amongst the Palestinians, or merely contributed to the anti-Israel, anti-Jewish and anti-Western hatred spread by Fatah and Hamas members of the Palestinian Authority.

The answers will not be hard to find.

Joseph Shier, Senior Vice President, Canadian Coalition for Democracies.

Reading from the Liberal playbook? , National Post, August 09, 2006

[....] Unfortunately, CIDA funds Canadian charities that support the anti-Israel boycott. According to the 2004-05 federal Public Accounts, CIDA has given transfers to Alternatives, Inc. and SUCO, Inc. -- two charities that have signed a pledge to support the anti-Israel boycott. CIDA also gives financial support to the United Church of Canada, whose Task Group for Ethical Investment has recommended a boycott of Israeli goods.

Ms. Verner denies that CIDA subsidizes hate in Palestine. But CIDA does in fact subsidize Canadian NGOs supporting the world-wide anti-Israel boycott.

Prof. David Murrell, University of New Brunswick.

Information you won't see mentioned in the MSM


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