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Rex Murphy: For Trudeau, governing is entirely about sweet words, not action

Within the literati there’s a quite famous exchange between two of the last century’s prominent American novelists. Scott Fitzgerald is reported as offering Ernest Hemingway the following proposition: “Ernest, the rich are very different from you and me.” To which Hemingway retorted: “Yes, Scott, they deviously take advantage of various tax loopholes, and thereby increase the burdens on middle class Canadians. Tax ‘em more, I say.”

And there, almost to the comma, in Hemingway’s prescient comment you have a nearly exact premonition of the position Justin Trudeau is taking at this very time.


Proof for Pardon: Julian Assange Ready to Spill the Beans on DNC in Exchange for Pardon

California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher spoke to White House chief of staff John Kelly Wednesday about a potential deal with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in exchange for info that exonerates Russia of hacking allegations, according to a Friday report from The Wall Street Journal.

The Daily Caller first reported that Rohrabacher met with Assange in mid-August. Rohrabacher later spoke to TheDC and said that Assange could potentially be pardoned for “information that will be of dramatic importance to the United States.”


Canada: No charges against imams who called for the deaths of Jews

Jewish groups are disappointed that the Crown will not bring charges against two imams who made anti-Semitic statements, including a call for the death of Jews, in a Montreal mosque, due to the amount of time that’s passed.

Wael al-Ghitawi and Sayed al-Ghitawi gave the contentious sermons at the Al-Andalous Islamic Centre in the St-Laurent borough of Montreal in 2014.

Both the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and B’nai Brith Canada filed complaints against the men with Montreal police, charging that they had incited hatred and violence against Jews.


‘Fear is the greatest factor:’ Survey finds Canadians worry about rise of racism against Muslims

A survey suggests Canadians have a generally positive impression of Muslims but that view doesn’t apply to some of the religion’s leadership and beliefs.

The poll, commissioned by Think for Actions and Insights Matter, found 78 per cent of Canadians agreed Muslims should adopt Canadian customs and values but maintain their religious and cultural practices. Some 88 per cent of those surveyed said Muslims should be treated no differently than any other Canadian.

But 72 per cent of respondents also believed there has been an increasing climate of hatred and fear towards Muslims in Canada and that it will get worse.


U2 cancels St. Louis concert after protests in police shooting case

U2 has cancelled a show in St. Louis, Mo., scheduled for Saturday following protests stemming from the acquittal Friday of a former police officer who shot a black man in 2011.

“We have been informed by the St. Louis Police Department that they are not in a position to provide the standard protection for our audience as would be expected for an event of this size,” a message on the Irish rock band’s official website said.

I.E. – “We’re not getting blamed for a chimpout.”


 

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  • ‘Jamie Lee Curtis back as Laurie Strode in ‘Halloween’ reboot’

    Good grief.

    http://www.torontosun.com/2017/09/16/jamie-lee-curtis-back-as-laurie-strode-in-halloween-reboot

    • shasta

      “Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later.”

      What great imagination and creativity Hollywood has. Add a few updated special effects and contemporary references and bingo – a brand “new” blockbuster. Why bother with writers at all?

    • ontario john

      Well, as long as it pleases Chinese fans, that is all that matters.

    • Brett McS

      The joke about Porsche is that their design department is a photocopy machine.

    • ntt1

      the bean counters took over Hollywood 20 years ago . if you had to describe any profession that is counter to intuitiveness and creativity it would have to be accounting.

      • Frances

        Not so sure about that – there’ve been some very, very creative accountants over the years. And they generally have a wicked sense of humour. Now the Hollywood brand may be different.

        • ntt1

          I use the term bean counter because real or anticipated revenue is all that seems to matter, if a new franchise is started then it is milked by reducing costs/quality until it dies then another one is pursued. it is not working as their sales crash.

          • Frances

            Understood – not real accountants then.

  • tom_billesley

    Second arrest over Parsons Green London Underground attack.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41298116

  • Blacksmith

    “Survey finds Canadians worry about rise of racism against Muslims”

    Ah, more intelligent reporting by the post. muslims are not a race, they are a cult. Find a dictionary and look it up.

    • Alain

      Sounds like Muslims in Canada were surveyed.

    • I don’t even think that is true. I think some people have had it with Islamism but don’t have the intestinal fortitude to really do something about it.

  • tom_billesley

    UN upset that DR Congo is firm with migrants.

    Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have shot dead 37 Burundian migrants who were protesting after four of their countrymen were expelled, the UN says.
    Its peacekeeping mission Monusco said another 117 were injured during the incident in the east of the country.
    Government sources said protesters overran a prison where the Burundians were being held for deportation.
    Monusco’s Florence Marchal said her team was “shocked” by the killings. “A [Congolese soldier] was killed in the clash, and it led to the escalation of violence.”
    Well it would, wouldn’t it?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-41294643

    • shasta

      Looks like the DRC has a better policy dealing with illegal migrants than this country, or any western country has.

  • ontario john

    And now the Sunday Toronto Star. Editorial is about gender equality of course. I wonder how the female suicide, sexual triangles, and assaults by female reporters in the news room fits into this narrative? Big stories on the sacred NDP socialist leadership race. The candidates seem to agree that we need to shut down Canada’s economy as quickly as possible. David Suzuki has a rant about the environment, whiny indians need more money and an apology from everyone in Canada, many stories on how the muslims in Burma, are the most persecuted group in history, and of course Canadians are racist bastards.

    • ntt1

      avoid that crap its bad for you.

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

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  • simus1

    One St. Louis media outlet was indiscreet enough to reveal the riot happened in a suburb 10 miles from downtown in a shopping area “near some uni”. Now that is getting pretty lazy.

  • Editor

    “But 72 per cent of respondents also believed there has been an increasing climate of hatred and fear towards Muslims in Canada . . .”

    And this spontaneous, baseless, bigoted, racist, islamophobic (Did I miss any?) climate of fear is entirely Canadian’s responsibility. muslim’s beliefs and actions have no bearing on how they are viewed. It’s all on us.

    • k2

      Have Canadians always been this stupid? I’ve lived almost 40 years and I don’t remember this sort of mass insanity being the case a generation ago. But perhaps it was there and I just didn’t notice ….

      • Editor

        There have always been liberals, just not today’s particularly stupid SJW kind. Add the virtue signaling, “I’m offended” culture to garden variety liberals and you get Trudeau.

    • Tooth&Claw

      Given what I know about Islam, it’s practice and morality, I wouldn’t trust a Muslim as far as I could throw one. That’s the truth. I’m an infidel and to them ripe for exploitation, and not worth spit by their estimation.