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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Englishwoman to face criminal charges for being a moron

Technically, she's being charged with racism, but she is evidently stupid and possibly mentally unbalanced.

I don't know if criminal prosecution is appropriate, but she should certainly face a permanent ban from public transit so that other riders don't have to be subjected to her ever again.

WARNING:  graphic, offensive, racist language in video

Tony Blair's Looney Tunes half-sister-in-law is outraged that Holocaust deniers are being shunned by some in the anti-Israel movement

"Lauren Booth, half-sister of Tony Blair’s wife and a distant relative of Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth, reports in a lengthy, outraged diatribe that The Palestine Solidarity Campaign now refuses to be associated with Atzmon because of his anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial."

The New Left is becoming more like the old Nazis every day. You can get more from the horse's ass mouth here

Iranian missile site "mysteriously" explodes

Ain't that a pity

Monday, November 28, 2011

Incompetence and lack of accountability characterizes University of Toronto's Student Union

From The Varsity:

At times during the meeting, UTSU President Danielle Sandhu and chair of the meeting Ashkon Hashemi appeared to grow irritated, repeatedly calling for order and ruling many speakers out of order in mid-speech.“It was disappointing to see at a time where students need to be united that a few members disingenuously disrupted the meeting,” said Sandhu in a statement issued to The Varsity after the meeting. “It was clear that these members were unfortunately aiming to create controversy at the meeting.”
Hashemi didn’t permit any questions on specifics of the union’s finances. Member inquiries concerning a $200,000 increase in staffing costs and an $80,000 expenditure on office inventory were not allowed. Also unaddressed was the union’s operating deficit from last year.
Asked for the specific cost of union-led advocacy during the provincial election, Sandhu declined to provide any specific figures and referred the student to another committee. Pressed for an answer outside the meeting, Sandhu responded that “if members have questions about the finances of the Union, they can come to the Union office at any time and learn more.”
By-law amendments
A handful of union by-law amendments also proved to be a source of contention. In an apparent mix-up, union executives and the public appeared to be working from two different versions of the by-laws. The version online were referred to repeatedly by members in attendance but seemed to differ from the hard-copy version used by the executive.

U of T's situation reiterates the case against mandatory student unions

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A facebook "like" would help!

Am trying to win a Munk Debate contest!

Do me a favour, go to THIS LINK and click the facebook "like" button in the top left corner.

Today's Top 10: You're probably an idiot if...

10.  You think Naomi Klein is brilliant

9.   You think the Occupy Movement's message will affect real global change

8.   You think the Occupy Movement had a message

7.   You have a home subscription to The Toronto Star

6.   You think the Arab Spring has brought social justice and democracy to the Arab middle east

5.   You think Canada needs an Arab Spring

4.   You want to ban Jews from teaching in schools but call other people "Nazis"

3.   You're still fighting for abortion rights more than two decades after that battle has been won.

2.   You're still fighting against the Viet Nam War more than three decades after that war ended.

1.   You're married to Naomi Klein.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Message to Occupy Toronto: The Occupation can continue if you just move your tents over a few yards

Mr. Justice David M. Brown rendered his Order today dismissing Occupy Toronto's effort to quash the City's eviction notice. It was an intelligent, well though out and lengthy (54 pages) Order that in essence, says the protesters are hypocrites and don't understand The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Rather than offer my own commentary, the Order is written in plain, straightforward language that expresses the basis of the dispute between Occupy Toronto and the rest of the community-at-large. Judge Brown starts by posing questions:

How do we live together in a community? How do we share common space? These questions have elicited quite different answers in different political communities at different times over the centuries. In our Canadian community we have crafted an understanding which has drawn on long strands tracing their roots back to both secular and religious sources. In the realm of political and civic relationships we have articulated.that understanding most recently in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter’s Preamble makes two points: as a consequence of the "supremacy of God", we all must bring humility to our dealings with our fellow citizens; as a consequence of "the rule of law", we all must live subject to some rules – we are not unconstrained free actors.

And based on the evidence reaches these conclusions: 
[9] Although proclaiming a message of participatory democracy, the evidence, unfortunately, reveals that the Protesters did not practice what they were preaching when they decided to occupy the Park. Specifically, they did not ask those who live and work around the Park or those who use the Park – or their civic representatives – what they would think if the Park was turned into a tent city.

[10] The Protesters now say, in effect, that the
Charter did not require them to ask; that the Charter sanctions their unilateral occupation of the Park– which they intend to continue for an indefinite period of time – because of the importance of their message and the way in which they convey it – by taking over public property. 
[11] With the greatest of respect to the Applicants and the Protesters, they are mistaken.
However, one aspect of the ruling that the media has neglected is this:

[18] The City of Toronto owns the Park, the western boundary of which abuts grassed land owned by the Anglican Archdiocese of Toronto as part of the grounds of St. James Anglican Church. Some of the Protesters’ tents and shelters occupy Church land. The Church has not sought to enter these proceedings. Accordingly, what is at issue simply is the validity of the Trespass Notice in respect of the City-owned lands.
The Anglican Church has expressed support for Occupy Toronto. Well, here's a chance for them to put their money where their mouth is. The large lawn in front of St. James Church is only a few yards west of the city-owned St. James Park.

Occupy Toronto could move their tents there, and unless the Anglican Church applies for a Trespass Order like the City did, the occupation could continue on Church property.

Now wouldn't that make things interesting? 

UPDATE: The Church has issued an Eviction Notice to the protesters too. It seems that despite "supporting their goals" the Anglican Church doesn't support the Occu-squatters to the extent of wanting to put up with their smell and bad behaviour.

Arab Spring in Egypt: A nation of (mostly) morons

This clip is informative. Egyptian playwright Ali Salem is trying to explain to a pair of obviously incredulous TV hosts that Israel doesn`t send cancer, belts that cause infertility, dairy products that cause women to be sexually aroused, or killer sharks to their country.

The fact that they are sceptical, let alone that anyone could be stupid enough to believe such nonsense, tells us a lot about the state of contemporary `Arab Spring` Egypt.

Unfortunately, Ali Salem represents an older generation that is giving way to insane radicals.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saying 'no" to mandatory student unions

A new report challenges the deprivation of human rights in Canada whereby student are forced to join unions against their will:

Article 20 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, “everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association,” and “no one may be compelled to belong to an association.” 

Similarly, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms recognizes that every Canadian has the freedom to associate, which also implies the freedom not to associate.    
While there are millions of people in the world who are denied this freedom, it may come as a surprise to many that among them remain post-secondary students in Canada. That is right: By law, post-secondary students must join a student union. In all 10 provinces, membership in a student union is mandatory and paying fees is compulsory.
When it is understood from the perspective of violating a fundamental human right, the case for voluntary student unionism (VSU) amounts to pointing out that provincial governments have a responsibility to restore what is guaranteed to all, namely, the right to associate.
An interview with Jonathan Wensveen, the author of the report, is at The Prince Arthur Herald

Saturday, November 19, 2011

News Flash: Occupy Toronto filled with mentally ill people who show incredibly bad judgement

It's no secret that the "Occupy Toronto" encampment at St. James Park is largely populated by mentally ill people that are being manipulated by the fanatics of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty and their Union financiers.

But what is curious is the extent of this manipulation and the terrible judgement being demonstrated by both the occupants and those who pretend to be concerned for their well-being.

The muddy, cold exposure of the environment at Occupy Toronto is not one of respite. Imagine an outdoor asylum run by lunatics and that is what you'll find in St. James Park.

A reporter for rabble.ca, a radical neo-Marxist propaganda website which is heavily invested in the "Occupation movement," interviewed a few of the squatters. These types of interviews are particularly revealing because the subjects disclose a lot more to people they perceive as being sympathetic than they do to people in the established mainstream media .

Katie Toth wrote for rabble.ca describing the accounts of  some of Occupy Toronto's people with serious psychiatric issues:

Tamara Dippel is a participant in Occupy Toronto who identifies as having mental health issues including social anxiety.
"What people don't realize about what's going on is people like me and others who have illnesses are putting our lives on the line," she says. "We know we can't handle things the way other people can."
Dippel says she's drawn to Occupy Toronto because she sees problems with the current economic system. She's now concerned about the lack of stability that could result from an eviction, especially for those with mental health issues.
"I'm really worried about the mental health of people here," she says. "These people are very vulnerable. We have a hard time handling conflict and we have a hard time handling stress."

It would seem obvious that someone who has a "hard time" handling stress and conflict might not be doing themselves a favor illegally camping out in a public park in a pointless protest that is inviting an inevitable conflict with neighbours, police and the municipality.  And yet they are guided to remain by union and activist strategists who see a benefit to their organizations from the conflict.

Toth provides the account of another mentally ill occupier:

"Right now there's really no other place to turn," he says. "A lot of them have been turned away from mental institutions because apparently they're not mentally unstable enough. And that's not true." 
He describes the positive support he's experienced. 
"Here, everyone is accepted no matter what their mental health situation is," says Barker. "We try to help everybody out." 
Barker, who identifies as having multiple personality disorder and depression, says that Occupy has become a place where people with mental illnesses of all kinds are respected.

They may be respected for being bodies to show numbers, but people with serious mental illnesses require care and support of trained medical and mental health care workers, not the kind that  professional anti-capitalist activists can provide.

It's unfortunate but predictable that these vulnerable people are being used as pawns by unions like OPSEU and CUPE and their Marxist activist allies. These professional agitators are unlikely to change the world with their cacophony of disparate causes, all of which scream out for more taxes and government spending in a time of national debt and the need for austerity. But at the end of the day, the people manipulating and capitalizing on the Occupy movement, like Syd Ryan, Michael Moore and Naomi Klein, will sleep at night in their expensive, comfortable homes. Meanwhile,  the sufferers of psychiatric illness whom Occupy's celebrity spokespeople use as expendible tools will bear the cost of these narcissists' excuse for more attention.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Ezra Levant proves Occupy Toronto is a scam

4 am and an infra-red camera prove Occupy Toronto is practically empty at night with only a few union-paid stooges hanging around.

Homeless people should go to St. James Park at night and and occupy the empty occupation tents.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

But this most foul, strange and unnatural...

The crime wasn't murder, but there was something rotten and foul smelling about this shocking incident in which, as The Smoking Gun reveals, you'll see a line never before recorded in a police report.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Why is the Toronto District School Board promoting a fixation on race?

In contrast to prevalent attitudes of just a couple of generations ago, no one now could express the idea that a person should be judged on the basis of their skin color or ethnicity without annihilating their credibility.  While racism continues to be a pernicious blight in some quarters, most of us understand that viewing people within the framework as members of a racial group rather than simply as individuals is an unintelligent misconception that has been responsible for some of the worst crimes and tragedies of the last 200 years. 

Unfortunately, that lesson appears to be lost on the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), which, at great taxpayer expense, is importing an American author who believes we do not focus enough on race, to be the keynote speaker at an upcoming teachers’ conference.  

Tim Wise is one of the confirmed speakers at the TDSB’s Equity in Education conference to be held in May, who in his book Color Blind, argues that in order to combat racism, we need ..more racism

Sadly, that kind of destructive, irrational methodology is completely in line with the type of thinking that saturates educational approaches in Ontario.

Wise and his followers apparently believe that it is completely acceptable to discriminate against one group of people based on nothing other than their skin color. He is a purveyor of “white privilege”  and whiteness theories that infect Equity programs and do nothing but perpetuate racism. Because it follows to reason that as long as you can stigmatize one group because of their pigmentation, regardless of the motive, racism is an acceptable value.

Wise is right about one thing. He has pointed out that there’s no such thing as a “White race” or for that matter a “Black race”; a concept that is merely a construct and outgrowth of colonial slavery.  But rather than refute discrimination on the basis of pigmentation, which should have no more importance than hair or eye color, Wise makes a good living as an apostle in the anti-racism industry, which requires the perpetuation of racism and race-based policies for Equity Studies teachers and consultants to continue to rake in cash. And they make easy prey of the gullible, obtuse leadership at the TDSB which appears willing to try out any faddish social experiment, using your children as its lab rats. 

Racists are idiots and when racism manifests itself, those who practice it should be identified, ostracised and ridiculed. Skin color and ethnicity have nothing to do with a person’s intellectual abilities or moral behaviour. Culture however does affect people’s behaviour and judgement. Skin color doesn’t make a person violent, but the culture of a certain tropical island, for example, may implicitly teach violence and perpetuate it among adherents to that culture. Ethnicity doesn’t make a person misogynistic, but the culture of certain Middle Eastern countries teach that women are of a lesser value than men, and as long as that culture is allowed to be revered, the subjugation of women will continue among many who are raised with such beliefs. 

In multicultural Canada, which has enshrined a facile cultural relativism that says that all cultures are equally valid, it’s forbidden to condemn another culture or say that Canadian values are superior. That sort of shallow thinking paradoxically leads to racism, because when we see differences in people’s behaviour, and we are forbidden from attributing it to culture, other answers are sought. And when operating from the false premise that discounts culture, consciously or not, race is sometimes the erroneous conclusion that some people draw. 

How else to explain the reasoning behind Toronto’s Afro-centric schools, which sees students' problems in skin color rather than culture? Geoffrey Canada, who was featured in the documentary Waiting for Superman (and who, despite his name, is unfortunately not Canadian), was able to accomplish improved performance for underprivileged students in urban African American neighbourhoods with Charter Schools that emphasized discipline and performance in core subjects, not segregation by pigmentation.

Despite preposterous TDSB edicts that say only white people can be racist, racism is not the sole province of any one group.  When looking at the make-up of Equity Studies programs, or as is more strikingly evidenced by the like minded characters in the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, their homogeneous racial composition suggests that people who believe in such things don’t know many people who aren’t Caucasian, and are easy victims for the myths that the “white privilege” snake oil salesmen are selling. 

US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts wrote, “the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” The sooner the TDSB absorbs that simple lesson instead of spreading Tim Wise’s, the sooner we can move to being a society that recognizes individuals as individuals instead of stereotypes.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Back to the scene of the crime: Anti-Semitic thesis author holding anti-Ford seminar at OISE

Remember Jenny Peto, the author of an anti-Jewish thesis that alleged Holocaust education programs are part of an evil Zionist conspiracy and, without a shred of empirical evidence, claimed that mainstream Jews are racists?

Well that "scholar" was awarded an MA by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education's vapid Sociology and Equity Studies in Education program for her bigoted screed. Her entire primary research consisted of visiting two websites. And speaking of websites, Ms Peto is the owner of the website that she hopes will take down Toronto mayor Rob Ford.

So where better to hold a seminar on how to do that then at her alma mater, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education;  and why is OISE hosting such an event you may ask?

I wouldn't be surprised, given the standards at that institution, that a undergraduate degree would be bestowed on anyone who attends until lunch time. I think there's an OISE credit course in successfully eating lunch (Lunch Equity Studies) . OISE is demonstrating less, if any,  concern about education than it aspires to be the hub of neo-Marxist radicalism in Canada while enticing activist students with the promise of easy degrees.

Someone remind me why tax dollars are going into that poisonous hole?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

"Occupy" movement descends further into self-parody

A collie elected leader of one contingent (probably the smartest one of the group, and definitely the best looking), the sole occupier in Whitehorse, Yukon forced to leave but will continue his "occupation" through facebook and twitter, plus the hygiene issues...and these idiots want to start a revolution to change the world? No one wants to live in a world run by these dimwits.

Some great CGI

Ghost of a Flea put up an incredible animated short called Rosa.

ROSA from Jesús Orellana on Vimeo.

It's a stand alone feature but is reminiscent of some of the outstanding animation that is being done for video games.

My all-time favorite game opening (so far) is from Onimusha 3. The opening sequence was directed by Hong Kong action-movie director and fight choreographer Donnie Yen.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Leonardo DiCaprio goes for the Oscar!

The last biopic DiCaprio did didn't score, but with Oscar magnet Clint Eastwood directing..could this be it? Check out the Funny or Die parody below and in any case, J. Edgar looks like a good movie:

Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Toronto

There are going to be a number of public ceremonies tomorrow in honor of Canadians who have put on the uniforms of our Armerd Sevices and risked, and in too many cases, given their lives for their country.

This is a time when many who enjoy the freedoms that our solders gave their lives to preserve denigrate the honourable history of Canada's military. I would encourage people to show up at one of these events.

Tax the rich more? Vote yes or no

Watch Richard Klagsbrun and Doug Donderi debate the proposition: Should we tax the rich more? at the Munk Debates website (click here).

You can vote for your favorite and please help spread this debate by clicking the facebook "like" button on that page when you get there!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

First Nations witch puts curse on Vancouver police and firemen

OOOOhhhhhh! The Occupy Vancouver cretins were pretty upset when their sacred fire hazard was put out by the Vancouver Fire Department with help from the police. So upset, the cult echoed the curse that a witch put on them at their assembly.

Scarrry stuff!

Unfortunately, the Vancouver witch is pretty much the sort of hideous creature you'd expect stirring a cauldron in Macbeth, so here's my favorite cute witch:

Is Toronto progessing towards its own destruction?

Anyone who has studies the nature of ecosystems in Biology knows what happens when an environment becomes overstressed. From the bacterial level up to mammals, the results are consistent. When population density is below or at optimum levels, the organisms remain healthy and relatively peaceful and stable. Once you overcrowd a system, a variety of consequences occur. Disease, violence, psychological stress, increase in homosexuality happen; all part of nature's way of ensuring that population levels revert to sustainable numbers.

Of course all this is a slow process, the speed of which is inversely proportionate to the sophistication of the type of organism in the ecosystem. From the standpoint of individual creatures within it, environmental upheaval can be extremely unpleasant.

For some reason, our urban planners and municipal politicians foolishly behave as if humans are immune to the rules that govern every other living being on this planet. Toronto's Municipal Plan calls for an extensive increase in population density. Metropolitan Toronto's population is already four times as large as it was in the 1970's. The streets are vastly more crowded, and we have gang crimes of a type this city has never known before. Growing up downtown, I used to see five or six regular panhandlers, as we used to call them, or "bums" before that term became politically incorrect, in the entire area bordered by Bloor, Bathurst, Yonge and Harbord/Wellesley Streets. You got to know them and most were pleasant, if unusual characters. One particularly memorable street eccentric was a heavy-set blond woman of Amazonian stature who wore a harem outfit and a sash with lettering that said "Swedish MP." Generally, these people were quiet and never bothered anyone. Now you can't walk thirty paces on a major street downtown without encountering some aggressive street person demanding money from you.

Toronto now has the distinction of having the worst traffic congestion in North America. A recent study showed it takes longer to get a mile by car in our fair city than anywhere else in the continent.

So what do our politicians and urban planners want to do? What they usually excel at - making a bad situation worse. The plan is to build more and more condominiums along every major artery in the city, blocking out the sun from residential neighbourhoods, putting greater demands on the infrastruture, making our public transit more crowded and less desirable, while traffic becomes a nightmare. While this is happening, public housing has multi-year waiting lists and the city can't control it structural deficit caused by having to pay welfare and disability payments to vast numbers over which it has no say.

The real solution is to manage population growth. Toronto receives about half the immigrants coming to Canada. But the city isn't capable of sustaining that growth and maintaining the safe, small town-like big city feel that distinguished Toronto since its inception.

The federal government wants to keep immigration numbers high, but in doing so is creating crises for the major urban centers who cannot accommodate them all. A new immigration policy that would direct immigrants to less overpopulated centers for the time prior to attaining citizenship would go a long way to alleviate the problem. Canada also needs to look at the idea of building new cities in the 21st century, and not just push out the borders of the old ones.

Is this where Toronto is headed?
We should heed the lessons that biologists have learned from observation. Because if we don't come up with a solution, nature may find one for us.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Vancouver Fire Dept puts out fire on public property - Occupy Vancouver morons go ape-sh*t

Practicing religion in the middle of a public space is one thing, and one about which most people look askance.  But you can't go around saying you have an inalienable right to do whatever you feel like just because you stick the word "sacred" in front of it.

If a fire is sacred to some of our aboriginal people, then they can have a "sacred" fire in places legally designated for open flames. Starting a fire in the middle of downtown Vancouver, then saying it's "sacred," and that you have a right to do it (and going ape-sh*t when the Fire Department puts it out) just isn't cool.

I mean, the next time I'm out in public doesn't mean I have the right to pee in a doorway, then tell a cop ticketing me to buzz off because I'm making sacred urine.

Related: Occupy Toronto idiots want to insult Remembrance Day and disrupt downtown traffic for the 99% who aren't professional protesters and leeches

Monday, November 7, 2011

Who really benefits from the "Occupy" movement in Canada?

Bedraggled protesters ranging from a couple dozen to a couple hundred, have created grotesque, squalid parodies of civilization in the hearts of a few of Canada's major cities and refer to themselves as an "Occupy Movement."  While these mostly incoherent malcontents with an extensive laundry list of personal grievances are only a miniscule percentage of Canada's population, they claim to represent "the people." If that claim sounds familiar, it's because you've heard it historically from every politburo in every totalitarian Marxist regime.

Among the many logical inconsistencies and paradoxes voiced by The Occupation is their disdain for our government while at the same time calling for more regulation, the imposition of  more taxes, and the provision of more public services that could only be achieved by the expansion of government.

That too may sound familiar. Who is it that we know who are continually at loggerheads with the government, yet whose survival depends on an ever growing bureaucracy and more intrusiveness of the public sector into private lives?

The leadership of Public Sector unions rely on their funding from the growth of their membership and the entrenchment of administrative inertia. The equation is simple, the more civil service jobs, the more union dues to go to funding the political projects and perks of the union bosses. Be it funding for radical activists giving tacit support to the terrorists of Hamas, as the Canadian Union of Postal Workers did with its support of the Canadian Gaza Boat (The Sea Hitler), or the Canadian Union of Public Employees sending its leaders on junkets to show solidarity with the Cuban Revolution of Fidel Castro, or cash for pro-Marxist media outlets like rabble.ca as is provided by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), the dues paid by public servants are being siphoned off by union bosses to promote their own anti-capitalist vision.

That's why these same public service unions are actively taking union funds to promote, support and keep The Occupation going for as long as it can. That's why, whenever the tiny band of Occupiers decide to take a jaunt to City Hall for a mobile protest, though their numbers remain relatively tiny, they are swelled by union flag waving public sector drones. In fact, without union support, like OPSEU's provision of porta-potties and meals to Occupy Toronto, some of these downtown squats would have decamped a long time ago.

In the end, the physical damage and policing expenses which are incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars of costs, that will have to be covered by the taxpayers, are happening because your public sector unions wanted it. In that sense, even if, as is likely, they accomplish nothing politically from the Occupy Movement, the dues they'll collect from the overtime paid to public employees who will have to clean up the mess made by the urban campers will justify the unions' financial investment, even if there is no moral justification.

OPSEU-produced video showing their support for Occupy Toronto:

UPDATE (Nov 8): AS if to confirm this post, as the mayor of London, Ontario gives Occupiers a deadline, Syd Ryan and organized labour rush to intervene, and protect their agenda

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Canadian Sea Hitler stooge David Heap beaten into hideous ugliness by Israeli soldiers

How could anyone be so cruel as to do this to someone!??!

Oh, wait, that's what he looked like before he left for Gaza.

The Sea Hitler morons are pathological lairs - their claims of "assault" come from refusal to abandon a boat trying to break an arms embargo of a terror group. Heap's condition was reported by his "activist" friend Wendy Goldsmith. This could be good news for Wendy; it could be just the thing to inspire her to write yet another poem about the evil Israelis.

One person can make a difference

Mainstream media gives some rather unintelligent and hopelessly biased people the credibility that accompanies a public platform.

Nowhere is this concern more evident than in the distorted coverage of matters relating to Israel. Just one example of a source of that phenomenon is The Toronto Star, whose anti-Israel editorial bias is so pronounced that it has earned that newspaper the nickname "al-Starzeera."

It publishes Haroon Siddiqui, who until recent complaints and public demonstrations caused a slight retreat, produced a column whose only seeming purpose was to find an excuse to vilify Israel. It' provides print space to Linda McQuaig, a hopelessly biased polemicist of who notoriously likened Israel's killing of 9 armed jihadis who expressed a desire for martyrdom on the Mavi Marmara to the murder of an innocent Jewish American by Palestinian terrorists on the Achile Lauro.

For years, it even allowed the  archaic, irrelevant Antonia Zerbisias to use the Star's Living section to defend Hamas and routinely condemn Israel and get the main points of her stories wrong in the process. And of course there are countless examples of daily mistruths and distortions from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, The Globe and Mail and other Canadian media outlets.

For the most part, when informed people hear of such things, they shake their heads in disappointment, maybe write a letter to the Editor, and worry about the dumbing-down of Canadian media. There are prominent organizations who do excellent work in holding the media to account, such as the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre, but they have a number of areas of focus.

There is, however, an individual who has made anti-Israel bias in the Canadian media his sole mission, and he's doing an incredible job on his own, with just a few volunteers and a group of committed financial supporters. His name is Mike Fegelman and he's been vigilant in monitoring media and exposing the slander and hate that is directed towards the Jewish state by some of the members of Canada's media establishment.

Through Honest Reporting Canada, Mike has most recently drawn attention to the anti-Semitic TV host Stéphane Gendron, who in the past said that Jews  "invented terrorism." Now Gendron is accusing Israel of planing to bulldoze and kill Palestinians, and Honest Reporting Canada is holding him and the Quebec's V Network, that broadcasts such bigotry, to account.

Mike put on an interesting event with Mark Dubowitz last week. Dubowitz is the Executive Director of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a Washington-based think tank. It was fascinating to hear his assessment that he hopes and expects President Obama's policies of containing Iran through sanctions and covert action to prevent them from acquiring a nuclear weapon will be successful. Most of the audience were less optimistic and felt that military strikes on Iran are both necessary and inevitable. Israel's threats of attack are seen in that context, not so much as a genuine threat as the stick to induce countries like China and Russia to accept the carrot of serious sanctions.

Honest Reporting Canada is doing fine work and you can learn more about it here.

Friday, November 4, 2011

This'll get you firebombed in France

Charlie Hebdo is standing up to the terrorists who firebombed their offices after a satirical issue that made fun of Islam. They are using the controversial cover as their twitter feed avatar and is reprinting the issue as a special supplement.

Maybe the terrorists will realize that their stupidity can backfire. Let's hope.

Breaking: Sea Hitler taken down by Israeli Navy

UPDATE: Sea Hitler flotilla in custody

Well, the stooges on the Sea Hitler finally got what they wanted so desperately; attention and a free trip to Israel.
Their half-baked trip to Gaza was never about humanitarian aid. Gaza has no food shortages, they have luxury hotels and malls and one of the highest obesity rates in the world. The pathetic attention-seekers who became hysterical at their failed attempt to leave Greece to breach Israel's Gaza blockade were upset for a single reason then. They wanted to become heroes within their brain-dead activist circles by standing up to the "evil" Israelis, knowing full well they were taking no real risk in doing so.  But it isn't so heroic to be embarrassed by the Greek Coast Guard.

So they set out again in their longing to be able to be lauded by their idiot friends. Soon they'll be doing the activist tour circuit, like the pathetic Kevin Neish. Have they convinced anyone of anything?


They people who pay attention to them have already swallowed the facile propaganda put out by the terror enablers and dupes of Iranian interests in the West. But this exercise was never about human rights. It was about narcissism and the over-fed Sea Hitler crew now have more of that in which to wallow.

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The Canadian Sea Hitler boat along with an Irish yacht attempting to break Israel's arms blockade of Gaza have been intercepted by the Israeli Navy. Evidently, communications with the Irish boat are cut off and the Sea Hitler crew are waving signs at the Israelis saying "If you board us, you are pirates." Which is more or less the equivalent of someone breaking into your house wearing a t-shirt that says, "if you stop me, you're violating my right to rob you."

Updates from the flotilla of fools twitter feed here

Israeli naval vessels intercept Sea Hitler flotilla

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Politically correct Newfies offended by John Crosbie's suicide bomber joke

According to The National Post, former Mulroney Cabinet Minister John Crosbie cracked a joke that has angered Newfoundland's Premier and a local Pakistani group's leader

          Crosbie was at the cabinet swearing-in ceremony last Friday when he quipped:
This fellow said, ‘I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs, my savings, social security, retirement funds, etc., I called a suicide hotline and got a call centre in Pakistan. When I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited and asked if I could drive a truck.’
I thought it was pretty funny. Is Mary Walsh the beginning of a trend of humourless Newfoundlanders?

Nazis, Commies, terrorists, conspiracy nuts, and other assorted miscreants

The official endorsers of "Occupy Wall Street"

Canadian Sea Hitler boat makes new attempt to break Israel's arms embargo of Gaza

The Sea Hitler, the boat purchased by a group of Canadian radicals and crewed by fanatics including buffoonish University of Western Ontario French teacher David Heap, is making a new stab at trying to break Israel's blockade of Gaza.

Dubbed "The Tahrir" by its crew, the Sea Hitler made international headlines after its last attempt to violate the Gaza blockade was stymied by Greek authorities, who refused to allow it to sail out of Greek waters. Heap has accused Israel of "state piracy" demonstrating that the University of Western Ontario employs teachers who do not understand the meaning of some of the words that they use.

This time the boat along with an Irish yacht, has left from Turkey, whose Islamist government has severely strained relations with Israel. Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has even threatened to send naval vessels to accompany future flotillas to Gaza, but does not seem to have made good on his threat on this occasion.

Iran has attempted to use sea routes to smuggle weaponry to its proxy Hamas in Gaza and Israel has said it will intercept any vessel attempting to violate the blockade.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Michael Moore's Brave New World: Rapes, Assaults and Junkies

Michael Moore thinks Occupation Wall Street is the beginning of the big Revolution.

These idiots who want to overthrow western liberal democracy would need a committee to figure out how to tie a shoelace, and then they'd manage to get it wrong.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Funny, he doesn't look... The Jewish roots of Don Giovanni

A rake seduces women and murders their male relatives with impunity until the statue of one of his victims invites him to supper and drags him to hell. It sounds silly, but for two centuries it was the most-favored plot device in Western literature. Don Juan was the invention of Tirso de Molina, a Spanish monk from a family of converted Jews. Concealed in its puppet-theater plot is a Jewish joke: Don Juan exists to prove by construction that a devout Christian can be a sociopath, and by extension, that the Christian world can be ruled by sociopaths. The Enlightenment’s most insidious attack on Catholic faith, then, came not from atheists like Voltaire, but from a Spanish monk with buried Jewish sensibilities.
David Goldman traces the roots of one of fiction's most enduring characters in Tablet