Continental Breakfast

Our Prime Minister was busy this week, with feminism and firepower. It was all, of course, very middle class.

To say he was a hit is pure understatement. The fashion press – Vogue, Elle, Huffington Post – was in full swoon mode, as were most of the attendees, one of the latter capturing the rapture with this observation: “He’s tailor-made for a conference like this. He checks every box you could want, except for actually being a woman.” And with “gender roles” being revised it seems every minute these days, who’s to say that by next year he (she) won’t be able, even eager, to tick off that box too.


Islamic school is forced to axe advert that asked for a male science teacher over claims it illegally discriminated against women

Salafi Independent School in Small Heath, Birmingham, said it needed to employ a man because of the ‘sensitivities’ of religious duties associated with the role.

But campaigners said the ‘regressive’ move breached equality laws and warned it proved the school was ‘unfit to educate young people’.


Campus anti-Semitism explodes in 2016

A new report claims that anti-Semitic activity skyrocketed by 40 percent in 2016 at the college and university campuses with the largest number of Jewish students.

The number of schools at which such incidents took place actually declined slightly, but this was more than offset by dramatic increases in anti-Semitism at a few large schools.


‘Please do not apply’

A Nova Scotia landscaping company’s job posting urging people not to apply if they “oversleep, have court often or do not have a babysitter every day” has gone viral.

Elmsdale Landscaping Ltd. posted a job ad on Facebook in an effort to hire 10 new employees for the upcoming summer season.

“Please do not apply if you oversleep, have court often, do not have a babysitter every day… or will become an expert at your job with no need to learn or take advice after the first day,” the posting says.


Clinton: ‘Deeply concerned’ about Russian election role

Hillary Clinton said she is “deeply concerned” about allegations of Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election and says there needs to be an independent, nonpartisan investigation to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Speaking Thursday in New York at a summit on women’s issues, Clinton said Russian involvement was meant to sow “distrust and confusion.”

“I think what was done to us was an act of aggression and it was carried out by a foreign power under the control of someone who has a deep desire to dominate Europe and send us into a tailspin,” she said, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Ice core samples used for climate change research melted after freezer failure

A freezer malfunction at the University of Alberta has melted some of the world’s largest collection of Canadian Arctic ice core samples.

The university says about 12 per cent of the collection was damaged when temperature in the storage freezer soared to 40 C over the weekend. The ice samples were immediately moved to a working freezer on Sunday but the damage was already done.

Andrew Sharman, vice-president of facilities and operations, said the freezer’s cooling system malfunctioned and the monitoring system also failed due to a computer glitch.

They clearly have a good grasp on science and technology.


Google’s Fake News ‘Fact Checkers’ Include Snopes, Politifact

Snopes, Politifact, or any such publication deciding which news stories are legitimate leads to editorializing as fact checking is prone to subjectivity.

This notion is further evidenced in that not a single fact checker at Snopes comes from a conservative background, which a Daily Caller investigation revealed. In fact, Snopes employs liberals and leftists almost exclusively.

Snopes’ fact-checking skills have been called into question after numerous attempts to invalidate certain stories backfired.

Politifact has also made some extremely doubtful (and perhaps biased) efforts to disprove and verify certain public claims.


Robots Take Over Tedious Chore: Mowing Lawns

Dallas lawn care startup, Robin has installed 50 robotic lawnmowers in North Texas, with plans to roll out 50 to 100 more every month.

“We’ve been running a lawn care business for the last 2 years. It’s grown very quickly to 6,000 customers. We see this as an opportunity to create a more reliable experience for our customers,” says Co-Founder and CEO Justin Crandall.

The cutting-edge technology has neighbors doing double takes.

“Robots are cool! People love them,” says Bart Lomont, Co-Founder and VP of Operations.


Judge Jeanine on Syria: The So-Called Trump-Putin ‘Bromance’ Is Over

Judge Jeanine Pirro applauded President Trump’s decision to launch 59 missiles targeting a Syrian air base in response to the recent chemical weapons attack on civilians.

She praised the president for acting decisively, saying that it makes Americans proud when the United States takes action against an “evil” dictator like Bashar al-Assad.

Pirro said it’s a refreshing shift from the “dithering” President Obama, who “couldn’t make a decision, who drew a line in the sand and did nothing about it.”


Terror suspect motivated by attacks in Canada?

Pamir Hakimzadah, 27, has been charged by the RCMP with leaving the country on or about Oct. 22, 2014 to join a terrorist group. That would be the very day that Parliament Hill was attacked and Corp. Nathan Cirillo was murdered by a man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and just two days after another follower ran down Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.


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