Sunday, 1 March 2015

Perspective on offending Islam

Late Christopher Hitchen's dismisses appeasement of radical Islam over "offending" cartoons done in 2006 - and were only republished by a handful of truly principled media outlets including Charlie Hebdo.

Russia: Nemtsov murder - when political repression breaks cover.

"I am not afraid: Tens of thousands march in Moscow to protest killing of prominent Putin rival."

Very sad - Victor Nemtsov is murdered in the same tradition of other murdered Putin critics Anna Politkovskaya, Alex Litvinenko and Boris Berezovsky.

UKIP - the first 100 days

A British "Mockumentary" that has been struck a chord in the UK. Article here.

1st year at University

Could be any university in Canada today.  Article is here.

I had no idea she was daughter of Melanie Griffiths and Don Johnston.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Rebel Media rises

That didn't take long!

Ezra has bounced back as I expected with a most entertaining and informative (and tentative/evolving)  internet presence called Rebel Media ( and so far (Feb 22) it's YouTube Channel has over 1,800 subs.

I am hoping for many more - in fact I want to see over 10,000 subs within 21 days - and then I want all of these subscribers to pledge to pay $10/mth for the next year.  That should be a good start only 30 days after Sun News "set".

However, I neglected to give a shout-out to all the former "camera" staff/reporters/journalists who made Sun such a great service to right-wing voters and conservative citizens - some of whom have been absence for some time.

IN (from the cold):
Ezra Levant
Brian Lilley
Michael Coren
Marissa Semkiw

OUT (in the cold, potentially anyways):
Page MacPherson
Gina Phillips
David Akin
Faith Goldy (and her blog -
Lisa Mrazek (even though she didn't really seem to be cut out for the job)
Anthony Furey
Jerry Agar
Ray Heard
Adrienne Batra
Tarek Fatah
Mark Bonokoski
Rebecca Thompson
Lorie Goldstein
Brigitte Pellerin
John Robson
Simon Kent
Rikki Ratliff
Jessica Murphy
David Coletto
Alex Pierson
Pat Bolland

Also The Rebel.Media's twitter tag is (as I have discovered there appears to be a competing IMPOSTERs in Ireland and Australia - kidding, they were early that all.)

Saturday, 14 February 2015

A sad day indeed

Yesterday (Feb 13) Sun News went off the air.
(2 exit interviews with Sun News media celebrity Ezra Levant are worth watching.)

What a tragedy.

I blame the CRTC for its massive mismanagement/over-regulation of Cable TV - in an era where it is redundant (if it was ever not so) given the current state of technological change.

And in a somewhat surprising admission of respect is Johnathon Kays reaction to the closure by completely mischaracterizing (as he seems perpetually able to do) why it happened.

Most revealing was Levants criticism of Kay on learning that he "moonlighted" in ghost-writing Justin Trudeau's mandatory, pre-election vanity book.  I believe this fact was probably why Kay is no longer an Editor at the National Post.

And Ezra Levant's withering deconstruction of resident Globe & Mail resident feminist columnist - Tabitha Withey,

Sunday, 1 February 2015

How Right & Left converge on Freedom of Speech issue

Since the terrible Charlie Hebdo massacre the issues of Islamic Jihad, Religious Blasphemy and Freedom of Speech have been very much front and center in the media - in particular the stubborn refusal of the MSM to understand their role (see previous post).

Columnist Mark Steyn has been a prominent advocate of protecting our freedoms since he was charged under the Canadian Human Rights Commission with a "hate crime" along with popular media commentator Ezra Levant (well documented in Levant's book "Shakedown: How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights").

He was speaking about this topic in Toronto at an Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) show featuring pornographic cartoonist Art Spiegelman.  The topic was Provocation and Transgression - when the counter-culture has overturned normative mainstream culture (ie "we are all rebels now?").  Steyn ends with observation that "once all the soft targets are gone, the hard targets hit back".

On a similar vein a group of Atheists has started a campaign to remove the charge of Blasphemy from the Canadian Criminal Code.

Finally, this Montreal Imam is being denied approval for a Youth Center based on his comments that say Islam and Democracy are incompatible.   I don't disagree with him and think he should be commended for speaking the truth as he sees it.

Steyn in NatPost.pdf

Monday, 12 January 2015

CBC "Je Suis Charlie" cowardly hypocrisy

CBC will go out of its way to offend Christians or Jews - but is afraid of Muslims - so they will not show the offending cartoons.  What monumental hypocrisy.

The whole point of EVERYONE showing the supposedly offensive cartoons is that IF EVERYONE SHOWED THEM the murderers would not have been able to pick on one organization.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Hamas rejects "Cease-fire" with Israel

Hamas rejects a Egyptian "Cease-fire" offer while continuing to rain 100-200 rocket attacks per day on Israeli citizens - primarily civilian targets.   To make matters worse they have been proved to be locating their rockets and armaments in/under/near schools/mosques - thereby threatening their own "citizens" (or more accurately vassals/cannon fodder).

As the gullible foreign press apparently unquestionably parrot Hamas claims of "over 200" dead vs less that 10 in Israel (due to the effectiveness of their "Iron Dome" anti-missle Defense program) - the reason for these massive casualties is naturally ascribed to Israel.

But there are reason to doubt - if not be immediately skeptical - that Hamas is truthful.  In fact we know most of these disclosures are propaganda.  Consider:

1) IDF Says at Least 100 Hamas Rockets Hit Within Gaza

Hamas rockets maybe responsible for a LARGE proportion of its own civilians casualties.  One blogger estimated that on Tuesday (July 15) 44 of 192 Rockets fire by Hamas fell on its own territory!  Why this happened is up for discussion - but there is ample evidence it is a very common occurrence - and most Israelis believe it is intentional to cow their own population and place the blame on Israel.

And given Hamas's other reprehensible practices - this is not inconceivable.

2) Hamas Press Releases can not be trusted as they often show pictures of casualties from other counties or disasters.  This is  know as "Pallywood" - but the BBC is notorious for not checking the material - as is the CBC.   In 2000 this practice was clearly exposed in a libel case called the "Al Dura Affair".

3) UNRWA Fraud.   In this NatPo FP article it is explained how the US$0.9bn budget of UNRWA is used to promote perpetual victimization and hatred of Israel.

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