Apple has removed game developer Slitherine’s Afghanistan ’11 from the iOS App Store for using a “specific person or real entity” as the enemy of the game, even though it is touted as being entirely historically accurate in depicting the US war in Afghanistan.
Police in Texas say they arrested a 31-year-old protester who told children that Santa Claus was not real.
Aaron Urbanski was arrested for trespass after officers were called to a church in Cleburne, North Texas, which was hosting breakfast with Father Christmas.
Heather Johnson, a mother of four young children, said two men confronted her as she made her way into the church with her family and said, “Do you let your kids believe in a fake Santa or do they know who Jesus is?”
In what may be the ultimate “bah, humbug!” tweet of this Christmas season, Dr. Eric Sprankle tweeted, “The virgin birth story is about an all-knowing, all-powerful deity impregnating a human teen. There is no definition of consent that would include that scenario. Happy Holidays.”
Canada seeking new members of anti-coal alliance at UN climate change meeting but facing resistance
Canada and the United Kingdom are hosting a “coal-free day” at the United Nations climate talks in Katowice, Poland, a city built on coal mining.
Way to insult your hosts Barbie!
Polish President Andrzej Duda used his opening speech at the COP24 conference on Dec. 3 to declare that coal is not the enemy of climate change action.
“The use of one’s own resources — in Poland’s case coal — and basing energy security on them, is not in conflict with climate protection,” he said in Polish.
More…UN Climate Conference Wrecked by Revolting French and Trolling Poles
This hasn’t been much reported by the mainstream media because it doesn’t suit the narrative, but the conference’s Polish hosts have been treating the whole event as a massive trolling exercise. Visiting delegates have been greeted by decorative mounds of the region’s economic speciality: high-grade coal, provided by the conference’s co-sponsors — the local coal industry.
More than 400 students in India told to retake language tests after Niagara College flags concerns
An Ontario college has raised concerns over the validity of the scores of a popular international standardized language test submitted by students applying from India after a probe found “inconsistencies” in language proficiency.
Niagara College has contacted more than 400 students admitted to its January 2019 programs who had taken IELTS tests at locations in India, telling them they had to undergo a second English test or risk losing their offer of admission.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is accepted by most Canadian academic institutions and is one of two major English language tests used by Immigration Canada as independent proof of an immigration or citizenship applicant’s language proficiency.
…Mouncey has been vocal about the alleged oppression he’s endured as a transgender athlete in Australia, since he wasn’t allowed to play in leagues with biological women due to his testosterone levels and other physical factors.
Here’s Hulk being oppressed by that female he’s about to steamroll.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is threatening to sue the city of Toronto and Astral Media for removing anti-Canada Goose ads.
The animal rights group said Friday that it will commence legal action against the city and Astral, if they do not repost ads the group paid to put up in September that criticized the Toronto-based luxury jacket maker for using goose down and coyote fur in its jackets.
Now I’m sure that this has nothing to do with the fact Gerry’s wife Jodi sits on the Canada Goose board or that Bell, owner of Astral Media swills from the government’s paid media trough. Am I right?
Canada’s representative with the UN’s refugee agency says increasingly antagonistic rhetoric directed at asylum seekers in the country is becoming “concerning,” and that politicians and news media need to provide more appropriate context when reporting on refugee claimants in order to combat misinformation.
Jean-Nicolas Beuze said there’s been a “deterioration” in public discussions of migrants and refugees in recent months in Canada, with populist appeals to shared values and emotion overriding evidence and “rational thinking.” Better context for the numbers of migrants seeking asylum in Canada, and information on contributions made by refugees, could help defuse tensions, he said.
The UN, The Star and the Liberals – Canada’s Tone Police – paid for with your tax dollars.