- Gov’t Paper: Air samples so hot from Fukushima, special handling required — U.S. had more stations at Level 5 than rest of world combined — Oklahoma lab reached overload (MAP)
- NBC: Head of radiation testing program on West Coast says Fukushima plume could threaten ecosystems — The effect on marine life? “We don’t know, whatever is in the kelp will get in bodies of those animals also” (VIDEO)
- New Studies on Mystery ‘Black Substances’ Released: Fuel core materials from Fukushima plant detected — Plutonium, Uranium-236, Curium discharged into environment likely in form of fine particles (PHOTO)
- US Gov’t: Never faced challenge like this, but “not giving up hope” at WIPP; Salt from contaminated mine to be sold as feed to dairy farms — TV: “Residents flat out concerned for their safety”; “I want to believe them… but I don’t” — Reuters: ‘Falling slabs’ may have breached waste drums (VIDEO)
- NPR: Rapidly unfolding situation at cracked dam has engineers scrambling — Experts troubled over ‘slip’ in structure — Official “didn’t answer question” about dam near Hanford nuclear site — Major employer in area obviously worried — “Spring snow melt will swell river” — NBC: “Crack in Dam Repairs Itself”
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Posted by solsticewitch13 at 1:17 PM
“I prefer dangerous freedom
to peaceful slavery.”
~ Thomas Jefferson ~
The Trial of Ezra Levant
man who tried to censor Mark Steyn wins – it will set a terrible precedent for the whole country.
Everyone – journalists, politicians, and of course every Canadian citizen –
Everyone – journalists, politicians, and of course every Canadian citizen –
will be afraid to speak out against the likes of the Canadian Islamic Congress.
It’s already tough enough with political correctness.”
‘Exceedingly political’libel case pits free speech advocate Ezra Levant against ‘master of lawfare’
Pitting a Regina lawyer against a nationally known television personality who describes himself as “one of Canada’s premier advocates of free expression,” Khurrum Awan v. Ezra Levant is one of several defamation suits that arose from the fight over hate speech bans in human rights law.
Ezra Levant on Trial – Day 4
Video of Ezra Levant and Free Speech
Ezra Levant receives Danish Sappho Award
“Your story is a frightening example of how far a Western country is willing to go to combat so-called “hate speech”. It is also an edifying tale about the difference a lone citizen can make. Your struggle for the freedom of expression has set an example for all freedom-loving Westerners, said Danish free speech advocate Lars Hedegaard.
On International Women’s Day remember Bano Shahdady. In Canada, she threw away her Burka, only to be killed by her husband disguised in a Burka
Bano Shahdady deserves better. Not only did she fight her attacker — by clawing at him and surviving his strangulation attempts for a full 30 minutes — but she also fought the Islamist social ideology that had kept her a vassal in her own home. This is the story nobody else will tell.
RCMP charge missing Toronto financier with $4.3-million mortgage fraud
The RCMP has filed fraud charges against a Toronto Islamic financier who went missing after he allegedly pocketed $4.3-million in mortgage payments from Muslim homeowners and used the money to buy himself gold bars, silver coins and electronics.
Court hearing for Muslims accused of jihad plot to bomb Canada Day festivities under total news blackout
Why is there a total news blackout on this case? Is the Canadian government afraid that this case, which was obviously Islam-inspired (with “John Nuttall,” his Muslim name as usual not given, clutching a Qur’an in court), will be the occasion for unfavorable coverage regarding Islam?The case is under a publication ban and virtually everything said in a Vancouver courtroom Friday, aside from the dates of the couple’s hearings, cannot be reported.
Great Debate between Salim Mansur, the realist and Douglas Saunders, the idealist on Muslim immigration
In a country where journalists are persecuted by human rights commissions for uttering politically incorrect commentary, when ethnic groups slap the “racist” label on those who hurt their feelings, and politicians are too cowardly to even discuss immigration policies lest they lose a vote, the fact that a prominent organization like the Macdonald-Laurier Institute would stage such an event is noteworthy.
Here is the Debate: “Resolved: Muslim immigration is no threat to Canada nor the West” with Salim Mansur, Professor of Political Science, Western University and Douglas Saunders, The Globe and Mail
Five Ways the Islamic War on Free Speech Advanced Last Week
Islamic organizations, led by the 57-government Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), have for years been trying to intimidate the West into criminalizing criticism of Islam, so as to render us mute and defenseless in the face of the advancing jihad. Last week, their effort made a few small but significant advances.
Freedom Is Not Free
It doesn't matter what rights you have under the Constitution of the United States, if the government can punish you for exercising those rights. And it doesn't matter what limits the Constitution puts on government officials' power, if they can exceed those limits without any adverse consequences. In other words, the Constitution cannot protect you, if you don't protect the Constitution with your votes against anyone who violates it. Those government officials who want more power are not going to stop unless they get stopped.
FBI Agent: U S. has Evidence to Indict CAIR for Terror
The Justice Department has enough incriminating evidence to file terrorism charges against the Council on American-Islamic Relations and its founders but has chosen not to indict the Washington-based group and its leaders at this time, a veteran FBI agent reveals in a shocking new book. There is enough evidence to indict CAIR, but the government chose not to do so at this time,” said former FBI official John Guandolo. FBI Agent: U. S. has Evidence to Indict CAIR for Terror
Peace through Strength
In all of history, there has been only ONE way to even get close to lasting peace, and negotiations ain't it: make war so painful, so undesirable that the war-maker appeals for peace. The question, then, is how to make war painful? The concept of Peace Through Strength is it. Build an arsenal of weapons, be prepared to inflict pain, then be willing to use it. Key word: willing. Show the war maker that his efforts will be painful to him, more painful than what he can inflict on his enemy. Then, if he continues, inflict pain. Don't keep drawing red lines.
The tragic farce of the UN Human Rights Council
It is both farcical and tragic that the international community has allowed countries with egregious and ongoing human rights violations to sit on a UN body charged with the protection of those rights. This enabling constitutes an indefensible validation of the violators’ actions in the name of the UN — in breach of its own mandate — and an intolerable betrayal of the victims.
Iran's Beloved poet, Hashem Shaabani, could not escape the hangman's noose. His crime? Voicing his opinion, speaking out against the repression of ethnic Arabs by the Islamic regime in Iran. Since the regime sees itself as "God's representative on earth," there is no freedom of speech or disagreement. A person's fate is sealed when he or she publicly criticizes the government.
"Speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves.
Ensure (make certain) justice for those being crushed."
REMEMBERING ANDREW BREITBART
ANDREW BREITBART: ‘Your Peril Will be My Peril’
“Lastly, I’m not going to pretend that I was super close to Andrew because I wasn’t. Once the ACORN dust settled we spoke just a few times over the phone, on my show and in DC. That said, I was close enough and our relationship was under enough duress that we had to trust each other and navigate serious rapids. I’m here to tell you that I found Breitbart to be a man of integrity who walked what he talked.”
Ben Shapiro from TruthRevolt
“We can never stop fighting. It means that we can’t get tired, that we can’t get bored and we can’t be distracted.” 48 seconds to inspire you.
Surrounded by Anti-Israel Haters, Ben Shapiro did what we all wish we could do.
Ben Shapiro makes the trip to his Alma Mater, UCLA, to make a 2 minute statement against the BDS, a pro-Palestinian movement who supports boycotting Israeli products made in Judea and Samaria. “I have never been more ashamed to be an alumnus of this university,” Shapiro tells the audience. Shapiro’s audacity and courage made it possible for more Israel supporters to speak up at the BDS hearing, and, ultimately, the proposal was voted down.
ACT! For Canada is about education. And one of the things we like to do is to direct our readers to new and exciting websites. I highly recommend that you subscribe to The Prince Arthur Herald. This is a student-run newspaper at McGill University with a young staff that strongly believes in freedom and liberty and espouses smart, well thought-out conservative ideas. You will get an idea of their work by going to the website where they have posted their most popular articles from the past 2 months. They are gearing up for some great coverage of the 2014 Quebec election and you will be able to follow their updates as the drama unfolds!
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Here is a list of some of the countries where the application of sharia caused uprisings, civil wars and the denial of basic human rights.
Sudan The imposition of Sharia on the non-Muslim south of Sudan was a key factor in the civil war which started in 1983 and ended in 2005.
The conflict caused the death of more than two million Sudanese and led to South Sudan's secession in 2011.
Under the interpretation of Sharia in Sudan, floggings and amputations have been established as standard punishment for criminal offences and broadcast on television, while hundreds of women and girls are punished for indecent or immoral dress.
Unmarried men and women are not permitted to share office space, taxi rides or attend parties together.
A 20-year old Sudanese woman was sentenced to death by stoning on 13 May 2013, on charges of adultery. She did not have access to a lawyer during her trial, and was convicted based on testimony she gave after being beaten by her brother, according to Amnesty International - which called on the Sudanese government to abolish the death penalty.
Theologian Mahmoud Mohamed Taha was executed in 1985 after being convicted of apostasy. He was caught distributing pamphlets calling for an end to Sharia law in Sudan.
Nigeria Thousands of non-Muslims opposed to the introduction of Sharia were killed in Nigeria in 2000. Clashes between Muslim and Christians caused the death of several hundreds of civilians in the subsequent years, while churches and mosques were burned and NGOs warned of crimes against humanity.
Libya Christians in Libya have been facing persecution by Islamists who have become highly influential after the 2011 revolution toppled dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
A fundamentalist group with links to Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Ansar al-Sharia was formed during the 2011 Libyan revolution and it is part of the ultraconservative Salafi movement in Libya.
The group, which advocates the implementation of strict Sharia law across Libya, has been involved in heavy fighting against both Libyan special forces and civilians.
Libya's National Assembly voted last year to make Sharia the foundation of state institutions and all legislation, including the constitution.
The recent legislation will have a serious effect on those in Libya who desire a fair and just society - especially those in the country who are not of the Muslim faith, according to Patrick Sookhdeo, international director for human rights group The Barnabus Fund.
After fighting that killed at least nine people in November 2013, an Ansar al Sharia representative from Derna stated during a phone interview that the group would "fight people who seeks democracy, secularism, and the French," as well as anyone who opposes them.
"The Koran is our constitution. The Prophet Muhammad is our leader. Jihad is our path. And death for the sake of Allah is our most lofty aspiration," Morsi said in a statement in May 2013, just two months before being ovethworn by a military coup d'etat.
Al Qaeda official Mahmoud Rabie al Bahtiyti released a public message in December 2013, called on Egyptian Muslims to work towards the implementation of sharia-based governance. Egyptian Muslims must "educate people about their obligation to support the religion and empower the Sharia," he said.
"Experiences have proved beyond a doubt that the road to democracy that some people claim will help the religion and establish Shariah, is just an illusion and deviation from the path," al Bahtiyti continued.
The government of Aceh - the only province in majority Muslim Indonesia that uses Islamic sharia law – recently approved a new law obliging every citizen to follow the sharia Islamic legal code regardless of their religion.
The sharia police unit – which oversees the implementation of sharia law - was created in Aceh in 2002 and they have punished hundreds of people, mainly gamblers and drunks, with caning.
Sharia police have committed many violations against ordinary people, but people have been afraid to criticise directly for fear of being considered against the application of sharia law in Aceh, the Jakarta Post reported.
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