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In today’s world, you never know when an innocent comment will be turned into a massive manufactured outrage.

That was the case for Governor General David Johnston, who found himself on the receiving end of outrage from the politically-correct thought police.

On Saturday, David Johnston said “We’re a country based on immigration, going right back to our, quote, Indigenous people, unquote, who were immigrants as well, 10, 12, 14,000 years ago.”


Black Organizations Honor Slavery’s End By Taking Over Property

The groups are trying to honor Juneteenth, the day slavery ended in Texas and much of the South, as part of a year-long project by the Black Land and Liberation Initiative. Activists are focusing on land because it is “the basis of freedom, justice and equality,” a video pitch explained.


A College Built for Canadian Settlers Envisions an Indigenous Future

On a recent brilliant morning, the University of Saskatchewan transformed its college green into a powwow arena, with white canvas tepees, drum circles and lines of young women braiding their hair and affixing eagle plumes in preparation for graduation festivities.


Saudis Foil Iranian Terror Attack On Major Offshore Oil Field

The situation in the Middle East is furiously escalating with each passing day.

While today’s news of Israeli financial support for Syrian insurgents came out of left field, our earlier assessment following the report of “turmoiling” Syrian rebels in the aftermath of the Qatar crisis still stands, namely that “the next major regional conflict appears set to be between Saudi Arabia and Iran. All it needs is a catalyst.”

Be sure to read the comments in this article.


 

The Mayor of Cologne Submits to Islam for Ramadan

Henriette Reker is the immigrant-friendly mayoress of Cologne. She made the news in these pages a few times in the past, the first time after she was stabbed in the neck by a “xenophobe” when she was running for mayor. She became notorious after the “groping jihad” on New Year’s Eve of 2015 for remarking that women should stay an arm’s length away from migrant men if they wanted to remain safe.


Safe-injection site CACTUS Montreal opens to drug users

Drugs users began entering the site on Berger St. in downtown Montreal on Monday afternoon, injecting drugs in the presence of a nurse and staff member.


Flying water taxis are tested on the River Seine in Paris

Invented by Alain Thébault who runs the company with and Anders Bringdal, the electric-powered SeaBubble floats 70cm above the water and can reach a speed of 18km per hour. It fits five people and only makes contact with the water via its four foils, which reduces resistance. A dock where the electric powered boats can be recharged will be installed on the river bank next to the Musée d’Orsay.


Donald Trump is ‘obviously insane’ and could be a character from Dr Strangelove

In an interview with the Daily Beast, Mr Morris likened the President to a fictional renegade General in the movie Dr Strangelove who has given the go ahead to drop a nuclear bomb during the Cold War.

“I can’t even stand people trying to make sense out of it”, Mr Morris said of Mr Trump’s controversial presidency. “There’s no point in trying”.


Where would money come from to pay for universal child care?

The one thing advocates of a universal child care system in Canada never seem to be clear on is where governments would get the money to finance such an ambitious initiative.

Naturally, in a perfect world where we didn’t have to worry about how to pay for things, it would be glorious to ensure that every family who needed child care could get it right away.

Why worry? In Canada, budgets balance themselves!


Bulbous bow

A bulbous bow is a protruding bulb at the bow (or front) of a ship just below the waterline. The bulb modifies the way the water flows around the hull, reducing drag and thus increasing speed, range, fuel efficiency, and stability. Large ships with bulbous bows generally have twelve to fifteen percent better fuel efficiency than similar vessels without them.

Above: The ACX Crystal’s bulbous bow caused significant damage to the USS Fitzgerald below the waterline.


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