Steynian 426st

~ SAITH TEH BINKS– Please DONATE to the Kaffir Kanuck Coffee Club “Buy a Soldier a Coffee” Campaign. KK reports that October ’10 is Binks & Friends Coffee month at their Afstan base, thanks to all your generousity. Keep it coming, everybody! …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)


 

Abe Vigoda? Still Not Dead!

~ ACTOR ABE VIGODA— famous first as mobster Sal Tessio in the first Godfadduh fillum, then for his stint as Detective Fish on the TV cop-comedy Barney Miller… is still not singing with the choir invisible, nor pushing up the dandelions.

A few years ago he was reported dead– and showed up on Conan O’Brien a number of times to make fun of this rumour.

Tickle Me Vigoda

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Steynian 425rd

Dangerous Ottawa Clowneries

Severe Parliamentary Empoodlement

~ ITEM: QUEBEC– Yes, It is Corrupt… Why are they so afraid of admitting it?

~ WHAT’S WITH ALL THE WAAH? Muslims get outraged at the drop of a hat, U.S. racialists are outraged at Black Hole niggardly ‘Jigger’; and Quebec is outraged at Maclean’s.. and gets Ottawa MPs to share the tantrum. What gives?

Two things: (1) it’s only OK if we say it, and– (2) truth hurts. Quebec has always been.. er– prone to extra-legal special treatment in-house and with the rest of Canuckistan.. and demanding of special concessions and loot ever since Confederation. But who likes being fairly and publicly labelled a crooked whiny-baby?

The old Rabbie Burns prayer has it “O wad some po’er gift tae gie us, tae see oursel’s as aithers see us.” [ Oh, that God the gift would give us. To see ourselves as others see us. ] Except– that self-knowing might be painful, wounding to our pride and treasured illusions, and require some repenting and amendment of life. For some people, a great deal of life is spent precisely in avoiding such knowledge– at any cost.

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Steyner 413rd

~ THAT EVIL BOOK— ‘Manchurian President’ No. 10 Hardcover Nonfiction on New York Times Best Seller List …. (therealbarackobama)


Binks Hath Declared It!

~ FROM NOW ON, the ‘Gaza Humanitarian Relief Flotilla’ shall be known either as ‘The Fauxtilla’, or else as ‘That Turkish Jihad Terror-Op’.

So let it be written, so let it be done, type thing. ~


Real Vs. Evil Martyrdom

“I killed the great Satan! Allah Akbar!”

 

Msgr. Luigi: The Great Satan?

 

 

“I wanted to see him one last time. There in the morgue in the zinc coffin wrapped in his Episcopal cassock with a simple wooden rosary in his hands. The serene face, despite the violent wounds and painful death, slain like a lamb.”

~ ITEMS: In memory of Mgr. Padovese, martyr who loved Turkey; Here’s another report on what the slain bishop was like.

~ ITEMS: Funeral of Mgr. Padovese. Murderer, “I killed the great Satan!”

~ ITEMS: Young Muslims in Turkey Murder Three Christians; Christian Martyrs of Turkey

~ ITEMS: Turkish Catholic Leader Beheaded. World snores.

~ ITEMS: In 2006, amid widespread anger in Islamic countries over the publication in European newspapers of caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, a 16-year-old boy shot dead a Catholic priest, Father Andrea Santoro, as he prayed in his church in the Black Sea city of Trabzon. The boy was convicted of murder and sentenced to 18 years in prison

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Steynicle 405nd

Shaidle on the HRCs:

“If they fine you, don’t pay;
If they come for you, don’t go;
If they take your computer,
let them have it.. encased in
a freshly poured block of cement.
We have to stop only looking up to people,
and try
being those people.”


Section 13: Radical Rock-Throwing

A Rotten LEAF

~ ITEM: LEAF SubmissionJUST Committee Section 13.pdf

~ ITEM: LEAF, is a Canadian legal organization

~ ITEM: GOOGLE: Leaf & funding

~ ITEM: www.leaf.ca

~ THE STATUS QUO-ITES are coming out fighting, in a new submission to the parliamentary Commission reviewing Section 13 of the Human Rights thing.

So now LEAF– or, The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund– is a radical busy-body group who’ve minded business in many court cases, including some notable human rights debacles.

Their latest intervention is interesting for two reasons.

(1) It’s legally pretty, with all the proper footnotes, citations, and precedent-speak which is part of our legal tradition, even when radical things are being done. The equivalent is a scholar’s paper loaded with the right terminology, bits of Greek, Latin, German, and piled high with footnotes. It’s black tail and tie, with bells on, and partly a comfortable appeal to the lawyerly sort who largely populate parliament and her committee ranks. It shows the nanny-squads are getting worried, and bringing out their big words, and clearest case.

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Steynian 369

Aftermath: Tehran

political-pictures-iranian-government

~ ITEM: IRAN: DAY 18 of the Revolution that will not die

~ ITEM: Iran Fading From Media Attention.. Iran? That’s so June!

~ ITEM: The rise and fall of Perez Hilton

~ ITEM: Obama’s Failure of Moral Courage

~ ITEM: North Korea’s Nuclear Program Is No Joke

~ ITEM: Out of sight, Iran remains on the brink

~ SO WHILE THE AD/HD news-cycle has moved on (Teh Obama having spoken), the bodies are still piling up in in the pre-dug graves outside Tehran. Many are in hiding, others in dungeons, others being tortured and/ or paraded in front of Mullah-TV to denounce the pre-approved enemies-list of Zionists, agitators, anything and anybody else than the ones with bloody hands.

It would be all so lame and giggle-worthy, were it not for real suffering now firmly behind the clerical curtains once again– we’ve all seen too many tinpot types and their various Baghdad Bob regime mouthpieces telling us the official lies we’re not supposed to believe. Yet again, our blood-stained media has chosen to look the other way, back to bread/ circuses/ pop culture ‘essential’ news.

But it’s not back to usual: this was Twittered, and an ancient people like the Persians have very very long memories, having been around for 6000 years and more. Further– and according to the Prophet Joe Biden’s schedule– six months in, and Glorious Leader/ Messiah has indeed faced two world-scale international challenges to his largely autopilot foreign policy, and failed. A mix of mumbles, hitting false notes, a disturbing lack of real and fitting emotion, topped off with the usual pandering that has much of the world scrambling to protect itself, disinvest in the U.S., and nuke-up before the bad guys have all the toys.

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Steynian 341

Signs Of The Times

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~ ITEM: UN MAKES IT A CRIME TO INSULT ISLAM: RESPECT VIOLENT IDEOLOGY OR JAIL– “The UN passed a resolution calling for criminalization of criticism of Islam. As Obama plans to stock his administration with Muslims, it will be telling how he handles the implementation of OIC strategy to impose Islamic supremacism on the world”. Osama Bin Laden now has more rights than you do; Outrage at UN Human Rights Council resolution on defamation of religions.

~ ITEM: U.N. Human Rights Council Approves Resolution Threatening Freedom of Speech Across the Globe; Breakenridge: Islamists 1, Free Speech 0.

~ ITEM: Canada voted against this resolution.

~ ITEM: MELANIE PHILLIPS: Another shutter comes down.

Very important video on the UN resolution against blasphemy and Obama admin

~ SO OKAY, MINIONS: I’m officially furious. And just when you’d want an adult in charge in the Oval Office, too.

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Steynian 323

The Biggest Conspiracy Ever?

~ WHO FLIPPED THE SWITCH, EXACTLY? The world economy nearly died on Sept 18, 2008. “Electronic Run On Banks – $550 Billion Withdrawn In 1 Hour, Federal Reserve Halts Withdrawals – US Economy Would Have Collapsed.” Now we find out. And go and read Deb Gyapong. This was deliberate. And Porkulus is the result. It’s an economic assault, by unknown assailants. Whodunnit? Who just captured and crippled the American Economy with a Trillion in needless debt? …. (atlasshrugs2000)

Says Rep. Paul Kanjorski —

“On Thursday at 11:00 a.m. the Federal Reserve noticed a tremendous draw-down of money market accounts in the U.S., to the tune of $550 billion was being drawn out in the matter of an hour or two. The Treasury opened up its window to help and pumped a $105 billion in the system and quickly realized that they could not stem the tide. We were having an electronic run on the banks. They decided to close the operation, close down the money accounts and announce a guarantee of $250,000 per account so there wouldn’t be further panic out there.

If they had not done that, their estimation is that by 2:00 p.m. that afternoon, $5.5 trillion would have been drawn out of the money market system of the U.S., would have collapsed the entire economy of the U.S., and within 24 hours the world economy would have collapsed. It would have been the end of our economic system and our political system as we know it.”

Is this true? What are the rest of the facts?

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Steynianism 120

“It is evident, though, that the rights recognized and expounded in the Declaration apply to everyone by virtue of the common origin of the person, who remains the high-point of God’s creative design for the world and for history. They are based on the natural law inscribed on human hearts and present in different cultures and civilizations… Experience shows that legality often prevails over justice when the insistence upon rights makes them appear as the exclusive result of legislative enactments or normative decisions taken by the various agencies of those in power. When presented purely in terms of legality, rights risk becoming weak propositions divorced from the ethical and rational dimension which is their foundation and their goal.”

~ Joseph Ratzinger, Benedict XVI ~

Warman Wednesday, by Mark Steyn

“So, in order to support the Freedom Five as they resist Mr Warman’s attempt to shut them down, we’re holding a special fundraiser until midnight Eastern Time tonight. For the whole of Warman Wednesday, 50 per cent of the purchase price of America Alone – that’s to say, our entire profit – will be donated to the legal defense fund for Ezra and Co. That’s 50 per cent of the purchase price of America Alone not just in the new paperback edition, but also of the hardback, the CD, the audio cassette and the MP3 version. Better yet, we’ll also pass on to our Internet comrades 50 per cent of the purchase price of the America Alone Anniversary Special: you’ll get America Alone plus The Face Of The Tiger and the Viva Steyn! T-shirt at one low price, and Ezra, Kate, Kathy and Free Dominion will get half the proceeds.”

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Denyse O’Leary.. Just Asking

Originally posted to a Canadian authors’ list, in response to Bill C-10.
Is there any possibility that this fear of “offensive” stuff is in part because the government would not wish to be party to a human rights (HRC) complaint?In that case – instead of denying funding – they should look at their legislation. Who is administering it, and how? To what purpose?I belong to a confessing Christian writers’ list where we discussed all this, and the consensus is that we don’t need protection from hate propaganda or material denigrating an identifiable group, even though (as people who must sign the Apostle’s Creed in order to belong) we are definitely an identifiable group.So we hope no one is doing that on OUR behalf. (We do have a problem with imbalance, but that can be corrected without censorship.)
But many of us are VERY concerned about the Human Rights Commissions’ recent efforts to get involved with censoring publications.
Ezra Levant, for example, writes about an attempt to block Web sites, by a former employee and frequent complainer to the human rights commission:
http://ezralevant.com/2008/03/richard-warmans-attempt-to-blo.htmlI myself have no use for anti-Semitism or child porn or anything similar, but as a journalist, I would not be able to report if the government prevented access to Web sites in order to see if allegations are true. So I am glad they didn’t.

He also mentioned one complainant’s threats against public libraries that stock books the complainant disapproves:

http://ezralevant.com/2008/03/ontario-needs-a-warmans-law.html

(Perhaps a book is bad or ridiculous. But if I can’t get hold of it, I would have no idea. One reviewer called my OWN most recent book the probable worst he would read all year. Another reviewer said he tried and tried and tried, and just couldn’t even read it because it was so darn bad. So? If you take a stand on anything, that happens. Can’t please everyone.)

I realize that people are going to have vastly different opinions about the activists in many controversial issues. But it seems to me that a question is in order for our government: Is one reason you don’t want to fund “offensive” productions the fact that you don’t want to take heat to which you willingly subject writers and editors and publishers?

Cheers, Denyse

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The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Case for the Existence of the Soul by Mario Beauregard and Denyse O’Leary
(San Francisco: Harper 2007)
Search inside: http://tinyurl.com/yo6b6r
Book’s blog: The Mindful Hack http://mindfulhack.blogspot.com/

By Design or by Chance: The Growing Controversy on the Origins of Life in the Universe by Denyse O’Leary (Augsburg 2004)
Search inside: http://tinyurl.com/2un7tg
Book’s blog: The Post-Darwinist: http://post-darwinist.blogspot.com

An Screed: Denyse O’Leary

SCREED: Why change is so desperately needed in Canada –

Christiancrat vs. independent Christian journalists!

Denyse O’Leary

 

It’s painful for me to write this. But I am NOT asking for pity. I want action, and I want it soon.

First, who am I? An independent Canadian science journalist and longtime columnist for ChristianWeek. My first book, Faith@Science: Why science needs faith in the 21st century (Winnipeg: J. Gordon Shillingford, 2001) was largely a collection of my columns.

Last week I offered to quit my decade-long column at ChristianWeek. Why?

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