Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Carols

A bit too late, but still, better late than never :)
Enjoy :) :) :)
Once again - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

P.S. As for this blog - it will have to remain dormant for quite a while. It's not so easy to find some spare time for a blog, even with one full-time job; with another job on top of that, it becomes impossible. And also - I'd like this blog to become something more than mere reposts from Sun News or Life Site News. That too, will require some work and above all - some time.

Meanwhile, there maybe a few posts here and there, but certainly not the 25-35 posts per month, as it used to be :(

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas. Yes, Christmas!

Because it wasn't "Happy Holidays" born 2012 years ago.
And, here are a few words from Brian Lilley and Michael Coren:
There are two Christmases. One is the Christian holy day, the other a Western cultural celebration full of snowmen, chestnuts, bright lights, eggnog, warm fires, giftwrap, pop songs and cheer.

There's no denying the cultural event has its origins in the Christian holiday. Still, the cultural side is no longer inextricably bound to the religious side, if it ever was.
Indeed, the cultural side of Christmas has so overwhelmed the spiritual side in the past couple of centuries that devout Christians have sometimes felt compelled to print T-shirts and bumper stickers or erect billboards reminding others that Jesus is "the reason for the season."
Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

PC Grinch Is Not Stealing Christmas

At least - not in Saskatoon and not this year.
REGINA -- Saskatoon city councillors voted Monday to keep flashing "Merry Christmas" on transit buses after receiving a complaint from a city man who said he was offended by the holiday message.

"It's regular operations - Merry Christmas will stay on the buses - I don't think you will see that change in any years to come," Coun. Darren Hill said. "But, we have also asked for our cultural diversity and race relations committee to review it and see if there is the need for a policy or some change in operations."
Hill said he has received hundreds of calls and e-mails on the issue and all but one person supported Christmas messages.
But the guy whose feelings have been hurt is threatening to file a complaint - guess where? - Of course, to the "human rights" commission, the quasi-judiciary body that adjudicates based on one's hurt feelings and gives no regard to common sense. The PC Grinch may soon be back with some HRC goons by his side. Meanwhile, however, it's still a merry Christmas season in Saskatoon - and not just there:
OTTAWA - Tony Clement is wielding a bureaucratic sword to defend federal civil servants from any "Grinch" trying to take away Christmas or Hanukkah decorations from their workspaces.

"We had a state of confusion a year or two ago where there was some question as to whether Christmas decorations were allowed in a building that was a federal government building," the Treasury Board president said. "So, we want to make sure that people realize there's no prohibition for that when it comes to public service employees."

Clement said that means even decorations like a Nativity scene celebrating the birth of Jesus are welcome.
Way to go Tony Clement! At last, we have a government that stands for Canada's culture, traditions and heritage.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

"The Pro-Life Canard" — with Michael Voris

While this blog is dormant, here's a great report on the pro-life cause by Michael Voris.
Judge for yourself if Michael Voris is right.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Arrest That Saved A Baby's Life

The Lord works in mysterious ways:
According to Gibbons, an inmate recently approached Mary and asked if she remembered her. Mary could not place her. The inmate said that she had visited an abortion clinic two years ago to take care of ‘a problem.’ The woman reminded Mary that they had entered the clinic together, with Mary trying to change the woman’s decision every step of the way, but to no avail.

The inmate then told Mary how she had seen the police arrive at the clinic, roughly push Mary up against the wall, cuff her, and force her out of the building. The inmate revealed that the violence that Mary suffered at the hands of the police broke through her resolve, and she decided right then and there to change her mind.

The inmate told Mary that she was happy to have her little son.

Gibbons said she believes that God sometimes sends little signs like this to affirm the efficacy of pro-life efforts that appear futile to many.
And, as a small token of recognition for their courage and dedication, Linda Gibbons and Mary Wagner recently received Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medals. While a medal can hardly compensate for all those years spent in jail for nothing more than standing too close to an abortion facility, it's an important step towards righting the past wrongs.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

One Premier That Won't Be Missed

I'm talking, of course, about Dalton McGuinty. Nine years of runaway deficits and continuous destruction of religious freedoms and parental rights, is more than enough. Too bad he's not taking that Brothel Education Minister of his with him.

Now, as some speculate, McGuinty may seek the Federal Liberal leadership. Oh, that will be hilarious. We'll have Trudeau II (which also happens to be the media's new favorite instead of Michael Ignatieff,) versus a man who by all means can be regarded as Bob Rae II. Heck, if several low-profile candidates choose to join forces during the upcoming vote, we may even have Stephane Dion II. Bring in the pop corn :)

And another thing: Are we going to see some protest rallies against McGuinty's decision to prorogue the legislature until a new Liberal leader is elected? Any pickets and marches at Queen's Park? Signs featuring Ontario Parliament with a huge padlock on it? Attempts to reconvene despite the absence of the members of the governing party? Or is prorogation merely a routine parliamentary procedure, which is by no means undemocratic...? (As long as it's the Liberals who resort to it, of course.)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ontario Catholic Schools Stripped Of Their Identity

As per Ontario’s Education Minister Laurel Broten, all Ontarians are equal and must be protected from bullying. But Catholics are apparently less equal, so bullying them is fine, especially in the name of "anti-bullying":
TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In what pro-life leaders are calling a stunning and unprecedented attack on religious freedom, Ontario’s Education Minister has apparently declared that Catholic schools can no longer teach that abortion is wrong.

Laurel Broten, who serves under Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty, said Wednesday that Catholic schools are barred from teaching this core moral belief because Bill 13, the government’s controversial “anti-bullying” law, prohibits “misogyny.”
In other words, not only Ontario Catholic schools must now allow perverse clubs on their premises, but they also can no longer teach the Catholic Church position on human life and fetal rights. So what exactly makes these schools "Catholic", may I ask?

Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) has launched a petition demanding the Minister's resignation and the rescindment of Bill 13. Consider signing it. However, unless McGuinty's government falls anytime soon and the PC wins the subsequent election, things are unlikely to change.

And another thing: As much as the recent development is outrageous, it was possible to see this coming, long before the bill 13 was drafted.
By the way, all of you who send your kids to the separate school system and voted for Dalton McGuinty, you can probably kiss the separate school system good bye. I give it 5 years, if that. – John Pacheco
This was written right after the 2007 election, when McGuinty and his internazi-sozi thugs won their second majority. It's been 5 years (almost to the day) and the government-funded Catholic school system is now Catholic in name only. Give it another 5 years or so - and it will share the fate of its long gone Protestant counterpart.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Abortion Debate Goes On

In the Parliament (no, the debate didn't end with the defeat of the Motion 312)...
The answer came almost immediately when B.C. Conservative MP Mark Warawa filed another motion: “That the House condemn discrimination against females occurring through sex-selective pregnancy termination.”
The fact that sex-selection abortion in Canada is occurring also raises what should be unthinkable questions for our society. To what extent, for example, is female feticide associated with creating a culture in which other abuses of women – such as “honour killings” – are tolerated? And how consistent are we in our approach in criminal law when we prohibit female genital mutilation but not the killing of an unborn girl just because she’s a girl?
...And even in the Supreme Court itself.
OTTAWA — Just a few weeks after Parliament debated a motion on when human life begins, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal that again raises the difficult issue of when a fetus is considered a human being under the law.

The case is one of more than two dozen appeals Canada’s top court will hear in a fall session dominated by issues of life and death, including a case about withdrawing life support and one about a baby abandoned in a store bathroom.

But the case of Ivana Levkovic, who was charged with, then acquitted of, concealing the dead body of a child, hearkens back to a divisive debate federal politicians recently held...
The defeated motion in Parliament, and the Levkovic case, deal with different parts of the Criminal Code, but both confront the question of when a human life begins.
Like it or not, the fetal rights debate is not going to go away. Not until the common sense triumphs and the self-evident truths that life begins at conception and that an unborn baby is a human, are acknowledged by our nation and enshrined in law.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11. Remember.

Let's pause for a moment to remember over 3000 people, brutally murdered 11 years ago by bloodthirsty jihadi fanatics.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Unions, NDP vs Rights Of Non-Union Workers

Check out this Sun News article, about the erosion of our right to work under the provincial NDP governments:
1. The year was 2002, less than three years after the NDP won government. And the NDP-appointed Winnipeg Regional Health Authority began looking at ways to unionize hundreds of non-union hospital workers.
"We can't identify any positives to being in a union," said Anne Hildebrand at the time, a physiotherapist who had worked 27 years at Grace Hospital. "We have never sought out unionization, we have never inquired about it and we have never been interested in it."

In total, 161 non-unionized staff at the Grace were forced to become part of a union without having the democratic right to vote on whether they wanted to join.

2. In 2004, the NDP government announced all construction workers - regardless of whether they belonged to a union - would have to pay union dues if they wanted to work on one of the biggest public works projects in Manitoba's history.
The sole objective of the move was to line the pockets of Manitoba's unions, who work tirelessly during election campaigns to help re-elect the NDP. There was no logical reason for non-union workers to pay union dues. It was strictly a way to raise revenues for Manitoba's union movement.
Then there was the Manitoba Hydro with its discriminatory practices, which led to a law suit against forced unionization, filed by the Merit Contractors Association of Manitoba. Hopefully, the latter inspires not only some more law suits from other provinces, but also - some much needed action from the Federal government. Making necessary amendments to the Canada Labor Code, to strengthen the right to work for all Canadians, is a measure long overdue.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Poll: Political Correctness Has Gone Overboard

The results of this recent Yahoo poll speak for themselves, don't they? Over 30,000 participants - that's quite a good sample and a reliable one too, considering how the results kept hovering around the 85:15 ratio.

In other words - 6 out of 7 believe that political correctness has gone overboard; that if someone gets offended with controversial menu item names (let alone "Merry Christmas" and "True patriot love") - that's his problem and only his problem. Could this be the beginning of the political correctness? After all, it's about time we toss aside the censorship of a 14% minority.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Largest Case Of Illegal Election Financing Unreported

The largest case of illegal elections financing in Canadian history was revealed this week - $344,000 illegally funnelled to the NDP by big Canadian labour unions.
And the media? Crickets. Where are the calls for prosecution -­ not just of the NDP, but of the unions? Where are the screaming headlines, the in-depth mini-documentaries, the front-page stories? The biggest case of election financing fraud in Canadian history -­ and not a single front page?

Is that because one of the unions that shovelled illegal dollars to the NDP was the journalists' union - the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, that represents hundreds of left-wing reporters? Is the reason Elections Canada didn't prosecute because their workers are members of PSAC, so they'd be prosecuting and fining themselves?

Do you think Elections Canada would have given the Conservative party a free pass if they had been caught taking $340,000 in illegal contributions from corporations?
And another thing: where do you think all that money came from? It came from the members. To be precise - it was literally snatched from their paychecks; because these weren't donations, the money came from forced membership dues.

Let me reiterate - membership in the union is mandatory; not belonging to a union means no job in a unionized company, let alone the public sector. Anyone who wishes to be a nurse, a teacher, a bus driver, a civil servant, you name it, has to belong to an organization that, under the false pretense of protecting his interests, directs money to radical left-wing organizations - including the NDP proper. No opt-out is allowed.

In other words, this wasn't just the largest case of illegal election financing. This was also the largest illegal political donation with stolen money. But don't expect the mainstream media to ever mention this.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Freedom, Liberty and Conscience

What is the source of our freedom, liberty and conscience? What does it mean to be a Catholic citizen? Check out this speech by Michael Voris:

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Robocalls again...

So, all those allegations against the Conservatives appear to be groundless. No evidence of election misdeeds there. Now, talking about the Liberals... Ironically "da proof has been proven" in the very same riding where the Conservatives allegedly tried to prevent Liberal supporters from casting their ballots.

But don't look forward for those talks about the Conservatives "stealing the last election" to cease anytime soon. The left and the media party are not giving up:

And, talking about robocalls being used to hijack an election - here's a real example. I'm talking about the robocall campaign conducted by the Alberta Federation of Labour under the guise of opinion polling. Not surprisingly, it doesn't receive much coverage (if any) from the mainstream media.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Freedom In The Workplace - Can We Finally Expect Some Progress?

This is certainly not the first time the right to work issue is raised. I wonder if at least this time, we can finally look forward for some changes. Especially when the unions themselves don't even bother to hide the fact that they only represent members that hold certain opinions on social issues and openly snub the rest.

Forced membership is unfair and its even more unfair for anyone to be forced to choose between his conscience and his career simply because a career in healthcare, education or any other heavily-unionized industry now comes with a mandatory membership in an organization that denounces traditional values and uses forced membership dues to advance radical political and social causes. Will there finally be enough political will to end the abuse?

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Have A Patriotic Canada Day

Or, shall I say - Have a patriotic Dominion Day? Maybe it's time we come back to our roots. Such as these ones:
The Parliament of Canada, affirming that the Canadian Nation is founded upon principles that acknowledge the supremacy of God, the dignity and worth of the human person and the position of the family in a society of free men and free institutions;

Affirming also that men and institutions remain free only when freedom is founded upon respect for moral and spiritual values and the rule of law;
These are the great Canadian values to be proud of.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Canada - A Safe Haven For Sanity

Something to make a note of on the eve of Canada Day :)
Brian Lilley interviews Glenn Beck.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Church Militant TV Versus Militant Secularism

While this blog is dormant - here's something to check out :)
Real Catholic TV is now Church Militant.TV

Also, don't forget to check out SoCon or Bust (yes, they've been back for quite a while) and, of course, there's Life Site News; there haven't been many reposts here lately - well, you can get all the pro-life, pro-family news right there.

Monday, May 14, 2012

March For Life. Ottawa. 2012

Check out SoCon or Bust for coverage:

While some media sources dispute the turnout numbers, arguing whether it was 19,500 or just 10,000, what is obvious to all - the March for Life has become the largest annual protest in the capital. Like it or not, the abortion debate goes on:
Asked about a motion put forward by one of his backbench MPs to examine the issue, using science, of when life begins, Harper said he would not vote for the motion and he was disappointed it was even discussed in the House of Commons.

Heaven forbid our MPs debate something as insignificant as when life begins.

Despite all this, a crowd of 15,000 or more, and organizers do claim more, paraded from Parliament Hill through the streets of Ottawa.

These were normal people, young and old, from all walks of life who just wanted to make sure their voices were heard.

Unfortunately in too much of our media, the only time the voices of pro-lifers are heard is when there is an attempt to use them.
Here in New Brunswick, the March for life is this Thursday.

Update: New Brunswick March for Life - Life Site News report and photos.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Government Schools Are A Cancer

Allan Hunsperger, a controversial Wildrose candidate in the past election, sure knew what he was talking about when he said that Christian educators can't partner with public education because public education is godless.
Dalton McGuinty and his caucus are fast-tracking this so-called "anti-bullying legislation" in the Ontario Legislature in order to have these policies put into place in all public and Catholic schools as of September, 2012, just a few short months from now. Similar legislation will be enacted in Alberta following the recent re-election of the Progressive Conservatives, and either has been or will be enacted in every province and territory of Canada in the very near future.

This is not anti-bullying legislation so much as it's an effort to silence those who do not affirm or celebrate homosexual behaviour. The wording of the legislation is extremely clear, those who adhere to biblical truth will be silenced, and mark our words, the Bible itself will inevitably be banned or reworded to reflect the humanistic faith of those who have been strongly pushing this agenda.

Christian parent, what fellowship hath light with darkness? Where in the Word of God will you find support, either direct or implied, for sending your children to be taught of those who despise Him and His Word? Are diplomas and degrees more important to you than the truths of God's Word?

We exhort you, remove your children from public schools and educate them at home or send them to a Christian school. Public schools are nothing more than indoctrination camps, teaching a false gospel, this legislation is proof positive of that.
(Christian Governance e-mail release)
There's more on that on the Christian Governance website. Judge for yourself if Allan Hunsperger was right.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Defending Life On Campus

Starting a pro-life group on campus despite the opposition from the "student union" - Shane Westin, vice president of the UNB Students for Life shares his experience at the Sussex Area Right to Life fundraiser. Again, please excuse the shaky picture.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Prolife Letter Writing Campaign

As the Parliament is about to begin debating Motion 312 (the one that challenges the current definition of a human being,) Letters4Life has launched a campaign to send 100,000 pro-life letters to the Prime Minister, voicing our opposition to abortion.
In Canada we have a law (Section 223 of the Criminal Code) stating that the unborn are not human beings until they have proceeded entirely from the mother's womb. This means that even if the little toe of the baby remains in the birth canal, it is still not considered a human being and can be killed with no consequences whatsoever.

MP Stephen Woodworth has proposed Motion 312, to open the discussion about the humanity of the unborn. This would mean a possible reconsideration of this outdated law that was first enacted 400 years ago in British common law. Please support this motion to recognize children in the womb as human beings! Write your letter(s) today.

In Canada alone, 100,000 unborn children are aborted every year. Around the world, one child is killed every three seconds.
Please take a few minutes to write your letter for life.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Courageous Manhood: A Titanic Virtue

From the Titanic 2012 conference website:
One of the most well-known phrases associated with the sinking of the Titanic is "Women and Children First."

COURAGEOUS MEN stepped aside to certain death in order to allow women and children onto the lifeboats first. This event powerfully represents the principle of Biblical manhood for all the world to see.

This was a testimony to the fact that a person's beliefs and worldview matter - and a testimony to the cultural implications of Christianity.

Did you know that the Japanese Ambassador at the time wrote to the American President and told him that if the Titanic had been a Japanese ship, the outcome would have been very different? Why? Because, in that culture, men were most important, followed by children, and lastly women.

Yes, Christian faith and the Christian religion have unique real-world implications for justice and mercy and the glory of God - and for COURAGEOUS MANHOOD.

The Courageous Manhood Titanic 2012 conference and banquet is ChristianGovernance's second annual Biblical worldview event. The banquet is also a fundraiser for ChristianGovernance.

ChristianGovernance is a teaching and training ministry in Biblical worldview and apologetics.

The theme of this year's Biblical worldview banquet is COURAGEOUS MANHOOD. That is why we are highlighting the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
Those who have a bias against traditional Judeo-Christian values, can compare the actions of the crew and the passengers of the Titanic with what took place 100 years later, on board of the Costa Concordia. And judge for themselves if those social changes that they tout as progress, have really made our society any better - or if the result is just the opposite.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Human Achievement Hour

"Earth hour" is a scam. Instead of sitting in the darkness - let's celebrate light and human achievement.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

New LifeCanada Petition - How Do We Define Human Life?

From NB Right to Life e-mail release:
LifeCanada now has a Petition to support MP Stephen Woodworth’s Motion 312 to form a committee in order to study Section 223 of the Criminal Code that defines human life. Please sign the petition at http://www.lifecanada.org/services/petitions/151-petiton-in-support-of-motion-312. You can also paste it to your Facebook page and forward this e-mail to your contact list.

No law should hold that some human beings are not human beings.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Invasion Of Our Homes And Schools

Bad news from coast to coast. As if Ontario with what they portray as "anti-bullying" measures, Quebec with its mandatory "world religions" course or BC, with it's "corren agreement" weren't bad enough, we have similar developments from Newfoundland, Manitoba and even... Alberta. The latter is willing to offer no exemptions even to homeschoolers:
EDMONTON, Alberta, February 23, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Under Alberta’s new Education Act, homeschoolers and faith-based schools will not be permitted to teach that homosexual acts are sinful as part of their academic program, says the spokesperson for Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk.

“Whatever the nature of schooling – homeschool, private school, Catholic school – we do not tolerate disrespect for differences,” Donna McColl, Lukaszuk’s assistant director of communications, told LifeSiteNews on Wednesday evening.

“You can affirm the family’s ideology in your family life, you just can’t do it as part of your educational study and instruction,” she added.

Reacting to the remarks, Paul Faris of the Home School Legal Defence Association said the Ministry of Education is “clearly signaling that they are in fact planning to violate the private conversations families have in their own homes.”
Yes, there's still hope that Alison Redford's government won't be around for much longer. Still, the trend is alarming - to say the least:
February 24, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The great English writer G.K. Chesterton once wrote: “The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.”

But if what Chesterton says is true, then Canada fails the test, because the Canadian family is no longer free.
The only difference between the totalitarianism of other regimes and the totalitarianism being imposed by the Canadian provinces is that the Canadian breed of totalitarianism is couched in the Orwellian doublespeak of “tolerance,” “multiculturalism,” and “diversity.” But simply because the language is new and more soothing does not make the reality any less frightening.
And, by the way, in less than 2 months, Canada will celebrate 30th anniversary of The Charter. You know, the one that replaced the old Bill of Rights, with the stated objective to better protect our rights and freedoms. Well, now we can see for ourselves how much of a success it was...

Monday, February 6, 2012

Happy Diamond Jubilee Your Majesty!

P.S. Check out this picture. Yes, I'm talking about Canada's $20 bill, issued in 1935. It's probably obvious whose portrait this is. But who could have thought back then, (about 2 years or so prior to her uncle's abdication) that this 9 year-old princess would inherit the throne and become one of the longest reigning monarchs?...

Happy diamond jubilee Your Majesty! And many more :)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Canada: Our Home And UN Land

Check out this article by Brian Lilley:
Earlier this week Canada kicked out a Rwandan man accused of helping instigate the genocide in his homeland almost 20 years ago, but if were up to the mandarins at the United Nations, Leon Mugesera would still be on Canadian soil.

Despite being found inadmissible to Canada in 1995 by a Liberal cabinet minister, deemed inadmissible by the Supreme Court in 2005 and having lost all of his appeals, the UN stepped in to protect the accused war criminal.

The international body wanted its decisions to supersede Canadian law and courts, and have their people determine when and if we could boot him back to Kigali.

I think most Canadians would find it ridiculous that the UN, the body that told its peacekeepers to stand by and let the Rwandan genocide happen, would intervene to protect a man accused of instigating the mass slaughter.

This isn't the first time the UN has tried to take control of Canadian decision-making.
Interestingly enough, all those who cry foul about Harper allegedly "selling out Canada to the US", tend to turn a blind eye at all the "progressive" politicians who want to cede Canadian sovereignty to the UN and the UN-run international bodies, such as the IPCC.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Video: MultiCult Explained

The whole insane concept of multiculturalism and moral relativism explained in just 3 minuts:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Why Do We Need Student Unions? For Censorship

The "student union" has already decertified Carleton Lifeline as a university club. Now they want to outright ban pro-life students from the university:
January 12, 2012. OTTAWA, ON—This week, the CFS National Deputy Chairperson Shelly Melanson proposed a referendum question to the Carleton University Student’s Association (CUSA) which is creating a firestorm of controversy. The proposed question involves censoring certain groups: “Are you in favour of banning groups such as Lifeline, the Genocide Awareness Project, Campaign for Life Coalition and other organizations that use inaccurate information and violent images to discourage women from exploring all options in the event of pregnancy from Carleton University?”

The question has been added to CUSA’s Write of Referenda for 2012, which indicates that the referenda will be held concurrently with the 2012 General Elections.
In addition to banning pro-lifers, the "union" also proposes banning all groups "that promote guns and gun violence" (want to open a student chapter of the National Firearms Association? Forget it!) and to force "a binding socially responsible investment policy" on Carleton University, that would require it to divest from a number of companies, blacklisted by the "union". Among other suggestions: a student levy hike to raise funds for a committee that sponsors refugee students and "a mandatory universal transit pass for full-time undergraduate students" at a prescribed price.

No, I'm not making this up. Apparently, the "student union" is planning a vote on a mandatory transit pass for all students - including those who have cars as well as those who live close enough to cycle or even walk to the campus. Not to mention, that they believe they can arbitrarily set the price of the transit pass (the actual cost of the OC Transpo Student Semester Pass is $255, not $180) and to limit annual price increases to some prescribed maximum. (Who, do they think, is going to pay the difference? The university? The government? Or maybe, the students themselves, through increased tuition?)

So, that's what these "student unions" are all about. Now, if the "student union" membership was made voluntary (on an "opt-in" base, rather than "opt-out") how many students would actually choose to rejoin this modern-day version of the Hitlerjugend?

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Fetal Cells Heal Mother For Life

Much to the dismay of those who keep using the term "maternal health" to describe abortion (implying that pregnancy is harmful and portraying the baby in the womb as some sort of a foreign body that leaches on the poor woman who carries him) - here's another study that proves them wrong:
Science has been studying the phenomena of fetal cell microchimerism for more than 30 years, after researchers at Stanford University were shocked in 1979 to discover a pregnant mother’s blood containing cells with Y sex chromosomes. Since women only have X chromosomes, they concluded that the cells must have entered into her body from the male baby she carried within her.

Drawing on studies in biology, reproductive genetics, and epigenetics, Pincott outlined in her book what science has learned since the Stanford discovery.

“During pregnancy,” she wrote, “cells sneak across the placenta in both directions. The fetus’s cells enter his mother, and the mother’s cells enter the fetus.”

Scientists have discovered, she said, that a baby’s fetal cells show up more often in a mother’s healthy breast tissue and less often in a woman who has breast cancer (43 versus 14 percent).

Pinctott pointed out that as the quantity of fetal cells in a mother’s body increase the activity of autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis decreases. She called the evidence “tantalizing” that fetal cells may offer the mother increased resistance to certain diseases.

One kind of fetal cells that enter into the mother’s body is the baby’s stem cells. Stem cells have what Pinctott calls “magical properties” in that they can “morph” into other types of cells through a process called differentiation. The baby’s fetal stem cells can actually become the mother’s own cells that make up her liver, heart, or brain.

In what any ethicist might declare to be legitimate ‘embryonic stem cell therapy,’ the baby’s fetal stem cells migrate to the mother’s injured sites and offer themselves as a healing remedy, becoming part of the mother’s very body. Pinctott writes that such cells have been found in “diseased thyroid and liver tissue and have turned themselves into thyroid and liver cells respectively.”

Pinctott calls the evidence “striking” that a baby’s fetal cells “repair and rejuvenate moms.”
It's known that abortion increases the risk of breast cancer, while carrying pregnancy to term reduces it. Now, this study shows us the science behind these facts.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Public Schools - Keep Failing One Generation After Another

Check out this essay by Girl On The Right. It sounds so darn familiar...
Our class was overcrowded. Our teacher was awesome though; very animated when going through our class reader. She made it fun to learn.
I knew, at the tender age of six, that some of us were being held back from our potential while the ESL-ers struggled to come to grips with the language. Ok, I was doing fine on my own, but there were kids in my class - english-speaking kids - who struggled with dyslexia, dysgraphia, shyness, etc, and the fact that Mrs C had to slow us all down and spend precious time on the ESL-ers meant that those other kids got shortchanged.

And it meant that the advanced kids got completely screwed. Eventually three of us were moved out of reading hour entirely and sent to Mrs B’s art class to while the time away, lest we become disruptive.
Overcrowded class, moving at the pace of the, let's say, least intelligent kids, with the best and brightest being held back (if not worse, if not being branded "annoying" and "disruptive" for daring to ask questions...) Practically, an internment center, where kids are being kept under supervision during prescribed hours...

Now, a generation later, public schools haven't become any better, in spite of a disproportional increase in funding. They still keep failing students - even though they actually cost more than private schools:
"The parents surveyed reported lower incidences of bullying, fighting, drug use, and racism in inexpensive private schools compared to public schools. They also found their children did better academically and had improved social skills," said Claudia Hepburn, the study’s co-author and Fraser Institute director of education studies.
The study found that the average cost of tuition at inexpensive private schools was $4,398 per year, while the cost of providing public schooling per year was more than $8,000 per child in Ontario.
Not to mention that unlike government-run schools, private schools respect parent's values and parental authority.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Fetal Rights Debate Goes On - With Or Without Harper

Despite Harper's warning not to rock the boat, we have more MPs expressing their support to reopening the abortion debate:
Kitchener-Centre's Tory MP Stephen Woodworth said in a media release issued earlier this week that Canadian laws governing human rights and the unborn are outdated and need to be re-examined.

"I have to say, I support Steven Woodworth’s call for this kind of discussion," Watson said.

Watson said human rights for the unborn and abortion don't necessarily go hand-in-hand but said "there could be links between the two."

"I’d love to hear the debate on this. What are the various permutations and implications if human rights are extended to the unborn?" Watson said. "Parliament is exactly the place to have that discussion. If it doesn’t happen in Parliament, where do we have these discussions?"
It's even more surprising that the CBC actually chose to use the words rights of unborn in one sentence and without quotes. And then, just several days later, we heard Rona Ambrose, the minister for Status of Women speaking out against sex-selection abortions.

Harper, of course, was quick to distance himself from these statements, suggesting that while individual MPs can discuss whatever issues they want - that doesn't necessarily reflect the position of the government. Oh well, at least he admits that individual MPs (including those from his own party) actually have rights to bring controversial issues forward for discussion. Let them do just that. Let them keep the discussion going - you never know who's next to be convinced.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Homophobia - A Rhetorical Weapon

Its primary purpose is to silence anyone who doesn't agree with homosexual activists:
As a rhetorical weapon, homophobia is unequaled. It serves first to define anyone who opposes the legitimization of homosexuality as a hate-filled bigot. The universal inclusion of all opponents as homophobic is of course not emphasized. Homosexual activists publicly associate this label with violent “gay bashers” and hateful fanatics. When they use the term they want people to think about the killers of Matthew Shepard, but in conventional practice they include every man, woman and child who believes homosexuality is abnormal or wrong. The way to expose this fact is to challenge the advocates of the “gay” position to state the difference between homophobia and non-homophobic opposition to homosexuality. They will reveal that they accept no opposition to their agenda as legitimate...

Secondly, the term defines opposition to homosexuality as a mental illness. “Gay” activists take special delight in this since it was scant decades ago that homosexuality was listed as a mental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatry (the listing was removed by the political maneuvering of homosexual activists in a 1973 vote of the members of the American Psychiatric Association).

Thirdly, the term can be used as the semantic equivalent of “racist,” helping the “gay” movement further indoctrinate the public with the notion that opposition to homosexuality is equivalent to prejudice against racial minorities.
And, as if to confirm that for the homosexual activists there's no such thing as non-homophobic opposition - here's a related story. It turns out that merely answering NO to a question whether you support homosexuality, that too, is "homophobic".

At the same time, if we take the word "homophobia" literally - ("fear of homosexuals") we'll see that unfortunately, the term certainly applies to many in our society; especially those that are at the top - politicians, journalists, clergymen, that are afraid. Afraid of being harassed by militant homosexuals who refuse to tolerate even slightest disagreement.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Foreign Special Interests Against Canada's Northern Gateway Pipeline

EthicalOil.org launches ad campaign that reveals foreign interests sabotaging Canada’s economy:
Public hearings into a proposal for an energy pipeline from the oil sands to Canada’s west coast are being manipulated by foreign special interests.

Foreign billionaires are hiring front groups to swamp the hearings to block the Northern Gateway pipeline project. Anti-oil sands groups claiming to speak for Canadians are actually backed by millions of dollars from foreign interests.

The pipeline promises thousands of jobs and billions of dollars for all Canadians. Whether we decide to go ahead with it or not, we get to make this important decision about our future — not outsiders.

Click on the anti-oil sands groups to the right; see all the money they’re being paid to fight against our national interest. They don’t answer to Canadians. They answer to their foreign paymasters.

It’s our pipeline. Our country. Our jobs. Our decision.
No, these are certainly not grassroots environmentalists. They are foreign, professional and well funded. Check out Ezra Levant's video report on the upcoming public hearing and who exactly are those willing to testify against the Northern Gateway Pipeline.