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Trudeau living in fantasy land- No way PM can hit greenhouse emission targets

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s commitment to the United Nations’ Paris climate treaty to reduce Canada’s industrial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030 is a fantasy, according to federal government statistics.

So is Trudeau’s pledge to reduce emissions by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020 as an interim step.


New College Crime Bill Deputizes Professors as Campus Security, Further Federalizes Campus Rape Investigations, and Adds Huge Fines for Schools That Don’t Comply

Under a bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate, a vast new array of higher-education employees—including all staff and faculty at some schools—would be designated as campus security authorities. The bill would also impose new penalties on colleges and universities for failure to comply with a range of staffing, surveying, training, and outreach demands, which could cost schools millions upon an initial violation.

If CASA passes, expect to see campus crime numbers—of all sorts—skyrocket. One of the more bizarre provisions of the bill stipulates that “each individual at an institution of higher education who is designated as a higher education responsible employee… shall be considered a campus security authority.”


UC Berkeley riots: Violence looms as mayor questioned over ties to extremist group

The University of California, Berkeley is likely to once again be the site of brutal protests on Thursday as questions arise about whether the city’s mayor has ties to an extremist group sparking violence.

Ann Coulter has vowed to move ahead with a planned appearance at the university, despite Berkeley trying to reschedule her speech over security concerns. Law enforcement sources told Fox News that regardless of whether the conservative firebrand shows up, there is a “99 percent” chance that the college will erupt in violence.


Snipers Protect Workers In New Orleans As They Remove Confederate Statue

Saying the Liberty Place monument honored “white supremacists” and that his government was on the “right side of history,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu asserted his town will “no longer allow the Confederacy to literally be put on a pedestal.”

The removal operation was unannounced beforehand, and as to why it required police protection, Landrieu cited “intimidation and threats” by protesters who gathered at the scene to oppose the statue’s removal.


Al Gore’s New Group Demands $15 Trillion To Fight Global Warming

A group of executives who want to fight global warming has published a new report calling for countries to spend up to $600 billion a year over the next two decades to boost green energy deployment and energy efficiency equipment.

The Energy Transitions Commission’s (ETC) report claims “additional investments of around $300-$600 billion per annum do not pose a major macroeconomic challenge,” which they say will help the world meet the goals laid out in the Paris agreement.


Trudeau Wants Refugees And Asylum Seekers To Be Exempt From Immigration Laws

Things have changed dramatically since PM Trudeau’s tweet welcoming refugees into Canada. Now, Trudeau’s government has taken this obsession one step further to make sure that no one interferes with their plans. To block officials from interfering with immigration rules and laws, PM Trudeau’s government is going through an ideological purge that will remove adjudicators from the refugee and immigration board.


Islam Today: Muslim politician says rape victims should marry their rapists; 12-year olds ready for marriage

“Perhaps through marriage they can lead a healthier, better life. And the person who was raped does not necessarily have a bleak future. She will have a husband, at least, and this could serve as a remedy to growing social problems,” he was quoted in the local daily, the Star.

An MP from Barisan National – the coalition that has ruled Malaysia since independence from Britain in 1957 – Yahaya also suggested that girls as young as 12 might be “spiritually and physically” ready for marriage.


Howard Dean’s New Excuse for Censoring Ann Coulter: She Incites Violence

Last week Dean, former governor of Vermont and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said it was OK for a public university to cancel Coulter’s talk because “hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment.” That is not true, as many people, including my colleague Robby Soave and UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh, pointed out.

Over the weekend, having been informed that “hate speech” is not a constitutionally relevant category, Dean started citing Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, the 1942 case in which the Supreme Court upheld the criminalization of “fighting words,” in-person insults that “tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace” by provoking a violent response from the target. As I noted yesterday, neither of the Coulter quotations cited by Dean remotely resembles the Supreme Court’s definition of fighting words.

Yesterday Dean decided his real point was not that Coulter’s remarks qualify as “hate speech” or that they amount to “fighting words” but (as I predicted) that they constitute “incitement to violence,” which “is not protected.” That issue, Dean informs us, “has been litigated multiple times.” Once again Dean is making shit up to give his censorious impulses a sheen of constitutional legitimacy.


Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launching Wikitribune service to combat fake news

The internet entrepreneur has created Wikitribune, a news initiative which says it will see professional journalists and community contributors produce “fact-checked, global news stories”.

The new site will be free to use, but also accept donations from monthly “supporters” who will then be able to suggest topics to be covered – while the site also says it will publish full transcripts of interviews where possible as part of transparency plans.


Michelle Rempel: Trudeau Should Decry Saudi Arabia’s Election To UN Women’s Rights Commission

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to speak out against the election of Saudi Arabia to a United Nations commission dedicated to women’s equality.

Rempel took to Facebook Sunday with a video responding to the news that Saudi Arabia was one of 13 countries to win a four-year term on the 45-member UN Commission on the Status of Women in a secret vote last week.

“That’s crazy,” Rempel said in the clip. “This is a country where women can’t drive. I don’t understand how this happened.”


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