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Proverbs 21:30

Tory MP calls for abortion debate using ‘modern medically accurate evidence’

Tamsin McMahon:

A Conservative MP is seeking to reopen Canada’s abortion debate, apparently against his government’s wishes, by asking Parliament to consider “21st century medical evidence” on when a fetus becomes a person under the law.

Stephen Woodworth, a Waterloo, Ont., lawyer and MP, issued a statement Wednesday saying Parliament should reexamine a set of 17th century English common law principles, inherited by Canada and other former British colonies, that say a child must be born before it can be considered a legal person. The principles have formed the basis for modern-day court judgments that have denied legal rights to the unborn. But it’s a definition Mr. Woodworth said would likely be challenged using modern-day technology capable of detecting human life with much more precision than in 17th century England.

“What I’m convinced of is that the medical evidence would not support the idea that a child becomes a human being only at the moment of complete birth,” Mr. Woodworth said in an interview. “Beyond that we have to have the inquiry and the conversation.”

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Good for him. Perhaps now an honest debate based on scientific and medical evidence will ensue and the slaughter finally brought to a stop.

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Michael Coren on scumbag Palestinian suicide bomber

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Brian Lilley with Mayor Rob Ford

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Christian Man Brutally Attacked After Being Falsely Accused of Blasphemy

Walid Shoebat:

Today in Kasur City one more Christian Irfan Masih was falsely accused of Blasphemy. The Muslim extremists caught him and stabbed him multiple times almost killing him, however due to the intervention of the local police he was rescued.

Police took him to the Lahore General Hospital Lahore where doctors are still fighting to save his life , our partners in Pakistan are in the hospital to provide the assistance to the family as well as future protection. Our donors money will be used to help this family as well as many other cases.

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Harper to Obama: I’ve got plenty of buyers for our oil

by Ed Morrissey:

Canada has patiently waited for Americans to help themselves improve our energy policy by installing a pipeline from Canada’s oil sands to our refineries in the Gulf of Mexico, but this week Prime Minister Stephen Harper signaled that their patience has limits. Speaking to CTV, Harper reminded the US that they have a very thirsty China as a potential customer, too:

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Ezra Levant & Mark Steyn Discuss The GOP Candidates

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Ezra Levant: Chiquita boycott gains steam

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Ezra & Danielle Smith on Alberta Prem. Alison Redford

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Ron Paul’s Dangerous Campaign, and the New Anti-Semitism of Paul, Joe Klein and Tom Friedman

by Ron Radosh:

The danger in Iowa is not that if Ron Paul does come in first in the Iowa caucus, he will get the Republican nomination. He won’t. Recall Mike Huckabee’s win four years ago! It means little. But it will give Paul momentum, and his deluded followers will double down in their efforts, and when Mitt Romney becomes the nominee, they won’t take their defeat lying down. The danger, then, is that Paul will do what his followers want and what he originally promised he would not do: run on a third-party ticket for the presidency.

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Save the euro, end the Atlantic alliance

John Bolton:

After the European Union’s latest crisis summit last week, international financial markets reacted cautiously. And well they should, since this umpteenth effort to save several Eurozone countries from fiscal collapse, and the common currency itself, produced mediocre results.

Less understood are the summit’s political consequences, as Great Britain broke sharply with the continental duopoly, Germany and France. Both the EU and NATO will be dramatically affected, with enormous implications for America and the West’s security posture globally. Geostrategically, the EU has always been less than the sum of its parts, so Washington should welcome change which restores national autonomy in opposing security threats to the West.

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Top US general: Iran’s dangerous game could draw Mid East and US into conflict

DEBKAfile:

Just 24 hours after US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told CBS that Iran could build a nuclear bomb in a year or less, Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint US Chiefs of Staff issued a warning: “Iran is playing a dangerous game that could ensnare the Middle East, the Middle East and others into conflict and a renewed arms race.” During a stop in Afghanistan, the general spoke to CNN of concerns about Iran’s ambitions from Iraq to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

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Israel slams Europeans for peace process positions

By HERB KEINON:

Israel fired off a sharp and rather undiplomatic riposte to four European countries Wednesday, saying they were risking losing credibility and relevance with their reflexive condemnations of construction beyond the Green Line and selective interpretation of Quartet statements.

Israel’s anger was triggered by a statement released Tuesday by the four current EU members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) – France, Britain, Germany and Portugal – that forcefully condemned Israel’s recent announcements of building in the territories and east Jerusalem.

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But the part of the statement that most infuriated Jerusalem was its backing of the Palestinian interpretation of the Quartet’s statement from September 23 that set out a framework for re-starting Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

“We call the parties to present as soon as possible to the Quartet comprehensive proposals on territory and security,” the four EU countries on the Security Council said. This contradicted a statement put out by representatives of the Quartet – which includes the US, EU, Russia and UN — just last week, saying that these comprehensive proposals should be presented by the sides to each other in direct talks.

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A statement issued Wednesday by the Foreign Ministry called on the European Security Council members to “adhere to the wording of the Quartet plan and refrain from giving it interpretations that contradict both the letter and the spirit of the original text. This misreading only adds obstacles on the path towards renewing peace negotiations. “

Furthermore, the Foreign Ministry took the EU countries to task for pretty much pre-determining the result of negotiations. For the negotiations to succeed, the statement said, they will have to achieve four things:

* A two state solution based on June 4 1967 lines with equivalent land swaps agreed between the parties.

* Security arrangements that respect Palestinian sovereignty and show that the occupation is over, and which also protect Israeli security.

* A just, fair and agreed solution to the refugee question.

* Establishment of Jerusalem as the future capital of both states.

The Foreign Ministry said that “interfering with Israel’s domestic affairs, including on issues which are to be solved within the framework of direct talks, does not enhance the status they [the EU countries] wish to be granted.”

Furthermore, the Foreign Ministry suggested that the European Security Council members focus their attention on putting an end to the bloodletting in Syria, help democracy take root in Arab countries striving for freedom, and stop the danger to world security posed by an Iranian nuclear threat.

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The Quartet has effectively disqualified itself as a credible moderator.

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The U.S. has a Constitution that is actually worth the paper it’s written on, as opposed to Canada

Student Sues School District Over Punishment For Expressing His Religious Views Against Homosexuality

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Obama-Klaws

Obama‘s New ’Holiday’ Ad Encourages You to Convert Conservative Family Members

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I still think in Imperial and I always will [feet, inches, miles and gallons thank you]

Will British people ever think in metric?

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Britain should move nukes to the Falklands and mine the approaches immediately

‘Send a nuclear submarine to stick its mast up': Former Navy head calls for aggressive reaction as Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay move to blockade Falklands

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Harper to Obama: I’ve got plenty of buyers for our oil

by Ed Morrissey:

Canada has patiently waited for Americans to help themselves improve our energy policy by installing a pipeline from Canada’s oil sands to our refineries in the Gulf of Mexico, but this week Prime Minister Stephen Harper signaled that their patience has limits. Speaking to CTV, Harper reminded the US that they have a very thirsty China as a potential customer, too:

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The Obama Administration’s Islamist Whitewashing Campaign

by Joseph Klein:

The Obama administration continues to deny that we are at war with Islamist jihadists. Indeed, the word “jihad” itself is forbidden in Obama-land if used to describe the Islamist warriors. At its highest levels, the Obama administration insists on using bland euphemisms rather than accurate language describing the Islamist ideology we are fighting.

As far as the Obama administration is concerned, the global war against Islamist killers is an “Overseas Contingency Operation.” The Fort Hood massacre, in which thirteen people were killed and dozens more wounded by an Islamist jihadist, is described by Obama officials as “workplace violence.”

In one of the most recent examples of political correctness gone amok, Paul Stockton, assistant defense secretary for homeland defense, refused to acknowledge that we are fighting a radical ideology that has anything to do with Islam.

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Salvation Army Troop Withdrawal

By Tom Thurlow:

A funny thing happened on my way to shop at Target yesterday: there was no Salvation Army guy with the little red kettle collecting money! What gives?

At the front door of our local Target store, just as the shopper enters the store, is a sign that pledges “distraction-free shopping” — and then the shopper gets all the distraction he would ever want. Seems a bit contradictory, but this has been Target’s policy for a few years, and I am only now noticing. For once, I want more distraction, at least at the front door. It’s Christmastime, you know.

In fact, Target isn’t alone. Some CVS stores, Best Buy, Home Depot, and some Giant Food stores have recently banned or limited the Salvation Army kettles.

The latest controversy has to do with gay and lesbian issues.

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Spain’s Jew-Hating Majority – “Germans Were Wrong Not to Burn Them All”

by Anna Mahjar-Barducci:

“The levels of anti-Semitism in Spain are among the highest in Europe,” wrote the Spanish daily, El Pais. According to a poll, presented on November 30 during the Fourth International Seminary on Antisemitism hosted at the Caja Navarra Foundation in Madrid, 52% of Spanish students declared that they would not like to have a Jewish classmate sitting next to them, and 58% of adults thought that Jews have too much power and that they are all too rich.

The organizers of the Madrid conference said they were sad an bewildered that anti-Semitism “is a problem that is often denied in the country.” The Federation of the Jewish Communities in Spain (FCJE) also stated that although surveys indicate that there are high levels of “hostility” towards Jews, “most leaders and media persons believe there is no prejudice whatsoever against Jews.” However, sociologist Alejandro Baer explains that the situation has become unbearable and that it is time to face the problem: “In Spain, insults, writings and slogans against Jews are considered normal.”

Baer added that anti-Semitism in Spain is particularly surprising, as “there are hardly any Jews.” Even though the percentage of Jews in Spain is only the 0.2% of the population, negative stereotypes are very much present and they are the symptom of a “social pathology.”

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Muslim Persecution of Christians: November 2011

by Raymond Ibrahim:

The so-called “Arab Spring” continues to transition into a “Christian Winter,” including in those nations undergoing democratic change, such as Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis dominated the elections—unsurprisingly so, considering the Obama administration has actually been training Islamists for elections.

Arab regimes not overthrown by the “Arab Spring” are under mounting international pressure; these include the secular Assad regime of Syria, where Christians, who comprise some 10% of the population, are fearful of the future, having seen the effects of democracy in neighboring nations such as Iraq, where, since the fall of the Saddam regime, Christians have been all but decimated.

Meanwhile, it was revealed that “Christians are being refused refugee status [in the U.S.] and face persecution and many times certain death for their religious beliefs under [Islamic] Sharia [law], while whole Muslim communities are entering the U.S. by the tens of thousands per month despite the fact that they face no religious persecution.”

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CALL YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS.

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Canada’s State-Sponsored Fight Against State-Sponsored Anti-Semitism

by Christine Williams:

A year ago Parliamentarians and Experts From 50 countries, and six continents assembled together for a conference on Combating Antisemitism in Ottawa, Canada, where the Ottawa Protocol was released. In it was the groundbreaking alarm against state-sanctioned anti-Semitism and the resurgence of anti-Jewish libels, including Holocaust denial. The conference was hosted by the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism (ICCA) and was the largest of its kind. Delegates explored data to learn about and discuss strategies to combat Antisemitism globally. Less than three months ago, these efforts culminated in the historic step of signing “The Ottawa Protocol to Combat Anti-Semitism,” described in the Huffington Post article: Canada Gets Tough on anti-Semitism. Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, affirmed that “those who would hate and destroy the Jewish people would ultimately hate and destroy the rest of us as well.”

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How the West unwittingly sponsors Islamism

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