Monthly Archives: February 2018

A lawyers explains why he refuses to sign the law society’s Statement of Principles

Leonid Sirota:

No existing legislation, primary or delegated, imposes on me or on any lawyer in Ontario an obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion. In particular, human rights legislation and the Rules of Professional Conduct prohibit engaging in discrimination, but say nothing of promoting any particular values or ideals. The Law Society has no right to be demanding that it’s members acknowledge an obligation that does not exist, and one that could not be constitutionally imposed, since in a free society, the state or it’s instrumentalities, such as the Law Society, have no business imposing values on individuals, much less demanding that individuals promote values. The Law Society’s policy in this matter is no less totalitarian than the arbitrator’s letter denounced by a majority of the Supreme Court in National Bank of Canada v Retail Clerks Int’l Union [1984] 1 SCR 269.

Sweden, the rape capital of the West, inspired Canada’s new “gender-sensitive” budget

Let that sink in for a sec before you chew on this


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Israel warned 30 countries about terror attacks in 2017

Economy Minister Eli Cohen on Sunday said that Israel warned 30 countries worldwide about separate terror plots over the course of 2017, in a claim that suggests the wide-ranging significance of Israel’s intelligence agencies internationally.

“You all heard last week that Australia got a phone call from the state of Israel [with a specific warning that terrorists] intend to blow up a plane,” the Kulanu lawmaker said.

“Actually, 30 countries got phone calls from Israel in 2017, in which the State of Israel called them, and said to them: You need to know, this and that [are being planned], in this and that place, pay attention, there’s going to be an attack,” he added, in a recording of a speech he made at a Tel Aviv University law conference, aired by Army Radio on Monday morning.

Women and childish, idiotic young people are responsible for this jackass being our PM

I’m truly ashamed to be female these days.

YouTube Secretly Using SPLC To Police Videos

The left-wing nonprofit — which has more recently come under fire for labeling legitimate conservative organizations as “hate groups” — is one of the more than 100 nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and government agencies in YouTube’s “Trusted Flaggers” program

China Bans ‘Re-Election,’ ‘I Don’t Agree’ from Social Media Following Xi Term Limit Repeal

Freedom of speech is tenuous at best in China, but censors are cracking down especially hard on criticism of President Xi Jinping’s consolidation of power, particularly his effort to remove term limits so he can rule indefinitely.

Syria war: Turkey ‘indiscriminately shelling civilians in Afrin’

Turkey has denied targeting civilians since launching an offensive against a Kurdish militia in Afrin last month.

Polish Company Sells Socks That Look Like Hitler

Fuck Poland


A Man Named ‘Tiffany’ Is Dominating Women’s Pro Volleyball in Brazil

Beyond just stealing opportunities from women, these men who are claiming to be women will be erasing real women from the record books. Eventually, at some point in the future, women are going to bemoan the fact that very few (if any) women are enshrined in the record books of sports. The people to blame for the suppression of female athletes are those who refer to themselves as feminists.

No matter how much trans activists want to try to deny this truth, it’s a fact of biology that men are physically stronger than women. Men and women are different. Attempts to deceitfully disconnect gender from the body will lead to absurdities like what we’re seeing happening in women’s pro-volleyball in Brazil. Men will deny women opportunities. How feminists can’t (or simply refuse) to see the irony in all this is baffling.

Searing Big Screen “Chappaquiddick” Thriller: Mary Jo Kopechne as First #MeToo Victim of Kennedy Family Money, Power and Corruption

The Kennedys will not be happy.

Loyal reader, Jay Harper, provides an excellent summary of the Stanley case

UPDATE: Additional info. The events below are out of sequence. After attempting to steal vehicles form the Fouhy Farm near Spinney Hill, they then went past the Ranger Lake Bible camp. At this point they could have driven a little South and then West and been back at the Red Peasant Reserve in about 15 minutes. Instead they drove far to the South, nearly 50 miles towards the Stanley farm near Biggar. It took them half an hour after leaving the Fouhy farm to get there. It sounds like they went directly there as fast as their damaged vehicle would take them.

On 9 Aug, 2016, Five people, Colton Boushie, 22, His girl friend Kiora Wuttunee, Belinda Jackson. 24, Cassidy Cross-Whitstone, 18, and Eric Meechance, 23, spend the afternoon drinking from a 60 pound Crown Royal as well as Vodka at Boushie’s Grandmother’s house on the Red Pheasant Cree Nation reserve. They also shoot a .22, even though Meechance has a weapons charge and is forbidden to posses or use firearms. Cross-Whitstone testifies that they were all drinking and that he was absolutely hammered. He testifies that he had about 30 shots that day.

They then take their booze and the .22 and go for a drive in a Grey SUV. Cross is driving, even though he was under a driving ban. They shoot the .22 from the moving vehicle (later, the police were to find an empty cartridge box, 17 live rounds, and 11 spent casings in the SUV). They go swimming, drinking continuously. After their swim Cross is driving so recklessly, according to testimony by Belinda Jackson, that the front tire comes off the rim. Jackson tries to convince Cross to let Meechance drive. She leaves the vehicle, but is picked up shortly after. Meechance also leaves the vehicle at some point after an argument, but is also later picked up. The muffler is damaged so they try to pull it off. They then decide to ‘Check out cars.,’ a euphemism for car theft.

Kim Worthington, Executive director of Youth for Christ, was at the nearby Ranger Lake bible camp that day. He saw and heard the Grey SUV. He said the tire was in really (bad) Shape. This confirms Belinda Jackson’s testimony further contradicts Cross’s testimony that they had a slow leak and needed help fixing it.

They enter another, unknown farm. They claim that they do not get out of the vehicle and leave after a short time. This may be true, or it may be another lie.

The then head to the Fouhy family farm. Mr Fouhy and his son are out in the pasture putting in a water trough. Mrs. Fouhy sees the Grey SUV pull up and one young man going into her garage. She tries calling her husband and then calls 911. She says there was roughly 4K in damage to the truck. This all happened just after 5pm, she says. Cross and Meechance admit in court they were trying to steal a truck there. While Meechance tries to get in through a door, Cross tries to break a window with the .22 rifle, breaking the stock off. The broken stock is left at the scene. Cross testifies they then decide to go to the Stanley farm to ‘Get Help’ for the tire. It was probably at this point that Colten Boushie began driving as his body was in the driver’s seat when he was shot.

Shortly after that they arrive (about 5:30 PM) at the Stanley farm. Gerald Stanley heard the vehicle due to the broken muffler, but at first thought is was going to pass. When the came up the drive he at first thought it was a customer coming to pick up a vehicle (he was apart-time mechanic). After arriving no one seeks help for the tire, instead Cross enters a truck and begins to rifle through it. Meechance gets on a quad and attempts to start it. The Stanley family rushes out to prevent this. There is an altercation between the Stanley family and a couple of very drunk people The windshield of the SUV is broken causing it to crash and become disabled. Mr. Stanley, who had gone and picked up a handgun, fires warning shots to frighten the trespassers off. Cross and Meechance flee the Scene. Stanley then runs over and tries to shut off the vehicle, (which is revving up as if to attempt to leave) by reaching in through the window. An apparent hang-fire (possibly confirmed by the bulging condition of the empty casing found on the dashboard) results in the weapon going off a third time and killing the driver, Colten Boushie. A loaded .22 is between his legs. His DNA is later found on it. Colton Boushie’s blood alcohol content was 0.3 per cent when he died, according to a summary of toxicology tests presented by Burge. 7.5 times the SK legal limit of .04. Wuttunnee and Jackson exit the vehicle and open the driver’s door. The body of Boushie tumbles out, the .22 between his legs. The two then assault Mrs. Stanley while she is calling 911,knocking her to the ground. Belinda Jackson admits in court to punching Mrs. Stanley. Mr. Stanley orders them away. They get back in the vehicle. When the Police arrive he turns the weapon over to them and then is arrested on suspicion of 2nd degree murder.

The Stanley Family’s testimony never changes, either in their initial statements to police or in their court testimony. Contrast this to the constantly changing testimony of the people in the SUV. Honest people don’t need to lie.

Jury Selection
“Almost half of the prospective jurors in the Colton Boushie case were Aboriginal persons, according to one member of the jury pool.
However, the reason there were no Aboriginal Canadians on the jury in this controversial case is because so many deliberately opted out of the process. Other First Nations prospective jurors, meanwhile, were openly and outwardly biased during the selection process, according to one prospective juror who spoke to the Sun.
The witness, who the Sun is choosing not to identify, was present for jury selection in the Boushie case. The person described the scene as a “large gymnasium turned into a courtroom’ in Battleford, Saskatchewan.
“I sat at the back and got a better idea of who was all there,” said the prospective Juror. “On one side of the room, it was primarily Caucasian people, with a few Filipinos, a couple of black people, and peppered in was a handful of First Nations people,’ the person recalls.
“on the other side of the room, it was maybe three-quarters First Nations people,” the person said, estimating that approximately 85-100 of the initial 200 prospective jurors were Aboriginal.
The person explained the process that day, as a judge asked if anyone in the room wanted to be excused or disqualified from sitting on a jury in this case. Individuals with a conflict – a relationship with either family or a scheduling conflict – could request to be recused from being selected for the trial.
According to the prospective juror, who did not go on to serve on the jury, a significant number of Aboriginal people in the room asked to be disqualified, either because they had a relationship with Colton Boushie’s family or because of other circumstances that made them unavailable.
The person estimates that more than half of the Aboriginal people were granted permission by the judge to be exempt from the trial and free to go home.
As the prospective jury describes, some of the remaining 45 or so were vocal in expressing their bias and signalling to everyone in the room they were unfit to serve on the jury.
“You could audibly hear some of them talking amongst themselves, discussing how they were going to hang Stanley, or they were going to make sure he gets hung, or that if they don’t get the results they want, that they were going to handle it themselves,” the person said of the Aboriginal people who remained. This account comes from one individual who spoke with the Sun, and has not yet been corroborated by other witnesses.
The thing that was most shocking to me was the fact that they were so audible from where I was sitting (across the room) and there were police scattered throughout the room. No one stopped them.”
The Jury’s acquittal elicited a variety of strong reaction from Canadian online. Over the week, lawyers and other experts criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould for issuing social media posts that appeared to criticize the jury’s decision.
On Monday, Wilson-Raybould said changes to jury selection were coming soon. “we are looking at peremptory challenges,” she said, also noting that those changes would aim to “substantially improve the criminal system and the jury selection process.”
But according to the prospective juror, the selection process was random and seem fair. Of the remaining potential jurors, “everyone was assigned a number and the literally pulled numbers from a bucket. It was totally random,” the person said, whose own number was no selected.
Some media outlets have reported that every prospective juror who appeared to be Aboriginal was challenged and essentially vetoed by the defence council.
The prospective juror also dismissed that idea, suggesting the fence council challenged individuals who had made openly biased comments. Besides, the person added, “they were challenging white people too.”

The Trial
Belinda Jackson, 24. Belinda Jackson perjured herself during the trial. She originally told the Police that she was asleep in the SUV and did not witness the shooting. Later she says that she saw Stanley shoot Boushie twice in the head (he was shot once). She said he walked up to the front passenger side and shot Boushie. Boushie, however, was shot on the left side of his head, not the right. Blood splatter indicates Boshie was sitting in the driver’s seat when shot. She also says at one point that it was Mrs. Stanley, or their son, who fired the fatal shot, possibly with a shotgun.. She admits to punching Mrs Stanley.

Kiora Wuttunee. Wuttunee was one of the two female passengers in the grey Ford Escape vehicle on the day Colten Boushie was shot and killed. She had originally been on the Crown’s list of witnesses.
In an embargoed scrum with reporters last Monday, Crown prosecutor Bill Burge confirmed Wuttunee had been subpoenaed to appear as a witness at the trial. But on Thursday morning, Feb. 1, she did not show up at the Battleford court house to testify.
“She did not obey her subpoena and come to court,” Burge said. The Crown had to get a warrant for her arrest after Belinda Jackson had testified.
But after Jackson confirmed that Kiora was asleep when the shooting took place, the Crown decided Wuttunee’s testimony wouldn’t be needed. “Belinda advised everyone that Kiora was asleep at the time,” said Burge. “She had to tell Kiora what happened after Kiora woke up. This is similar to what Kiora said at the preliminary hearing. There didn’t seem to be any purpose in now calling her as a witness, simply to say that she was asleep and didn’t know what happened.”
Burge also confirmed that Wuttunee did show up to court later on that day. The warrant for her arrest was ultimately cancelled. Considering Belinda Jackson’s Perjury under oath the decision by the prosecutor not to call her after all is odd, unless he thought she would make a bad case worse.

Eric Meechance, 23. He testifies at first that he was not drinking, but later admits that he was drinking a lot of Vodka. On the stand he is Hostile, Evasive, and un-cooperative. He has an extensive criminal record. He was under a 5-year gun ban.

Cassidy Cross-Whitstone, 18. The admitted driver for most of the day, Cross was very drunk and under a driving ban. His reckless driving severely damages the SUV and he freely admits to attempting to steal vehicles from the Fouhy farm. He is caught changing his story more than once and admits to committing perjury on the stand. He has an extensive criminal record which the defence goes over in court.

The Judges Instructions to the jury. Chief justice of Saskatchewan’s Court of Queens Bench, Justice Martel Popescul

Government’s bizarre reactions.
Government comments were incompetent and irresponsible.
They fly in the face of Canada’s historic independence of our judicial system, free from political interference. The Government simply does not interfere in court cases with unpopular verdicts. When Prime Minister Harper attempted to introduce tougher sentencing guidelines he was simply ignored by Judges. They saw this as unwarranted Government interference in Judicial Independence.

They misrepresented the facts in this case, as jury selection was completely above board and open, There is no indication that racism on the part of jurists played any part in the acquittal. The Prosecution was unable to convince a Jury that Gerald Stanley intended to Kill Boushie, so they did not convict him of Second degree murder. They were also unable to convince the Jury that Stanley’s actions amounted to grossly negligent behaviour unwarranted by the situation, and so they would not convict him of Manslaughter. They were convinced by the facts of the case, which were that a felonious, drunken gang of armed car thieves arrived on the Stanley property intent on robbing them. There was a riotous, confusing, and terrifying altercation that resulted in one of the thieves dead. Bousie didn’t need, or deserve to die that day, but neither did the Stanleys deserve to have their farm invaded by a gang of belligerent drunks, most with lengthy criminal records that included assault, uttering threats, and grand theft auto.

They show a shocking lack of understanding of the need for the jury challenge. The state has an enormous amount of power in any trial. They have coroners, forensic experts, firearms experts, Investigators and police. They can order tests, subpoena witnesses, offer deals in exchange for testimony, coerce or threaten witnesses, and often withhold evidence or hide errors and mistakes. Against this the defence has, if it can be afforded, a private investigator. The best tool of the defence is, however, using jury challenges to ensure a jury is not stacked against their client. They, and the Prosecution, may issue challenges to jurists based on their views, or on comments they have made indicating that they are not impartial. Jury Challenges were used by both the Defence and the Prosecution to remove potential jurists, both White and Native, leaving a jury pool that was then chosen randomly.

Comments by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the NDP that they are going to change this, should shock and anger all Canadians. For the Leaders of two major Canadian political parties to make such ill-advised and ignorant statements is astounding. They have slandered a large number of Canadians with a blind and ignorant brush of racism. It cannot be allowed to stand and they must be made to see why.

Crooked Lake cottagers face up to 700% rent increase, could be evicted by Sakimay First Nation


Trudeau government appoints former Omar Khadr lawyer as federal judge

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s Liberal government has appointed one of Omar Khadr‘s former lawyers as a justice in federal court.

The appointment of Toronto-based lawyer John Norris was announced by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould Monday. Elizabeth Walker, a lawyer and chairperson of the RCMP External Review Committee, was also appointed to the position.

Norris and Brydie Bethell were Khadr’s lawyers from August 2011 until they stepped down in January 2013. They represented him in his legal battle against the government’s Ministry of Public Safety in 2011, which ultimately resulted in the former child solder’s return to Canada. The criminal and national security lawyer has also indirectly been involved with cases involving Khadr in the past.

The social justice revolution has taken the law schools. This won’t end well

What is a law school for? According to the University of Windsor, revolution. Earlier this month, Windsor’s law school released a statement on the jury verdict that acquitted Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley of the second-degree murder of Coulton Boushie. According to the statement, the Canadian legal system is oppressive. “Canada has used law to perpetuate violence against Indigenous Peoples,” it states, “a reinvention of our legal system is necessary.”

The statement reveals how legal education has lost its way. One could be forgiven for thinking that the purpose of law schools was to train lawyers to understand legal principles and to think logically and critically. Instead, some law schools portray themselves as political actors working for a cause. At Windsor’s law school, “we strive toward social justice. We take that commitment seriously.” Indeed they do. So do other law schools in Canada, some more explicitly than others. Social justice means defeating oppression and righting historical wrongs — by favouring or blaming people as members of groups, and by undermining Western legal principles such as the rule of law, equal application of the law, presumption of innocence, and freedom of expression, thought, conscience and religion.

Numerous criticisms have been levied at the all-white jury verdict in the Stanley case. Some have advocated limiting an accused’s right to peremptory challenges in jury selection. These objections are short-sighted. All accused have a limited right to dismiss potential jurors. As criminal defence lawyer Sean Robichaud explained to Canadian Lawyer magazine after the verdict, Indigenous people are over-represented as accused persons in the criminal justice system, and curbing peremptory challenges to ensure that juries represent victims would prejudice their interests.

There is an old saying that at any trial there are four versions of the truth: what the prosecution says, what the accused says, what the jury finds, and what actually happened. I have no idea what transpired at that farm in Saskatchewan. But Windsor’s law professors seem to know — an impressive feat, since they were neither at the scene nor in the courtroom to hear the evidence. Due process exists, in part, to protect us all from the self-righteousness of mobs.

One might expect Justin Trudeau and his ministers to jump on ideological bandwagons, but it is telling when law schools want to ride along too. Windsor’s says that “the law’s response to Coulton Boushie’s death is tragic, unnecessary and unacceptable.” Boushie’s death was indeed tragic and unnecessary, but the law’s response was not. Even the lawyer for Boushie’s family, Chris Murphy, said that “based on the evidence, the submissions made and the charges that the judge gave to the jury, a route of acquittal was a possibility.”

Human history is rife with oppression. Women were oppressed when only men could own property, slaves when they had no right to liberty, Indigenous people when they were forced to attend residential schools. Oppression results when some people do not have the same legal rights as others. But today’s law schools resist the idea of equal application of the law and openly advocate progressive policies. For instance, when Trinity Western University, an independent religious institution that receives no government funding, proposed to open a law school, the established schools urged provincial law societies to ban TWU’s graduates on the grounds that its community covenant did not reflect progressive values. The law societies in Ontario and B.C. obliged. The Supreme Court’s decision on TWU’s challenge of those decisions is pending.

Law schools may not need to preach revolution much longer. If you haven’t noticed, the tipping point is near. Courts and academics are transforming the Charter of Rights and Freedoms from a roster of fundamental liberties into a social-justice charter that justifies curbing individual freedoms instead of protecting them. The words of section 15(1) of the Charter, which guarantee that “every individual is equal before and under the law,” suggest that the same rules should apply to everyone. However, the Supreme Court has held that the law can nevertheless treat people differently if doing so produces equal outcomes, and that treating people the same — for instance, requiring the same qualifications from a minority job applicant as from others — might even violate section 15(1) if it produces unequal results.

Section 35(1) of the Constitution Act 1982 entrenches varying rights for different groups of aboriginal people. Courts may impose more lenient penalties on Indigenous accused pursuant to the Criminal Code and the Gladue principles, under which “the circumstances of Aboriginal offenders” may be taken into account. New rules require those accused of sexual assault to disclose information to the prosecution, such as emails sent by the complainant to the accused, so as to limit the ability of the defence to cross-examine (violating the principle that the burden of disclosure lies upon the Crown rather than the defence). The Law Society of Ontario has begun to compel its members to expressly acknowledge an obligation to promote progressive values. Individual liberties are no longer fundamental. Everyone is not subject to the same rules. The legal ground is shifting.

Not all law professors endorse the path that we are on, and fortunately they can still choose what to teach in their own courses. Not all lawyers or judges agree either. Many have kept their heads. Give them credit for thinking for themselves. After all, they probably went to a Canadian law school.

National Post

Bruce Pardy is professor of law at Queen’s University and a member of the Law Society of Ontario.

The SEIU must be destroyed

The piggish thugs, along with the filthy Ontario libs, looking to exploit our most vulnerable citizens

Black Student Union, pro-choice group to co-host ‘racist roots of Planned Parenthood’ event

One of the biggest skeletons in Planned Parenthood’s closet is that its founder, Margaret Sanger, was a racist who promoted abortion to kill black babies. It’s a subject left-leaning progressives and pro-choicers have long ignored or dismissed.

But two student groups at the University of Florida are ready to take that issue on as part of a Black History month event set for Wednesday.

“Decolonizing Sexual Health,” co-hosted by Planned Parenthood Generation Action UF and the UF Black Student Union, will offer “a panel discussion on the racist roots of Planned Parenthood,” according to its Facebook event page.

“Our subject is addressing the racist roots of the birth control movement, specifically pertaining to the influence of eugenics. Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood’s founder, is a controversial figure in this conversation because despite her devotion to reproductive rights, she also had beliefs, practices, and associations with eugenics that we acknowledge and denounce, and work to rectify today,” the event page states.

Fogel family seeks NIS 400M for 2011 Itamar massacre

Not enough:

Shortly before statute of limitations expires in case in which 2 Palestinians shot and stabbed to death 5 members of the Fogel family as they slept, decapitating a baby, survivors and family members submit lawsuit seeking unprecedented sums from Palestinian organizations; ‘The PA should know that it cannot continue to pay money to murderers of babies with impunity.’ 

Amazon Made $5.6 Billion in Profits Last Year and Reportedly Paid Zero American Dollars in Federal Taxes

Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, with a personal net worth of $108 billion. In 2017, Bezos’ company, the internet retail giant Amazon, reportedly took in $5.6 billion in U.S. profits.

So, how much did Amazon pay in income tax on that bounty? Hang on, we’re getting some news…what? What’s this? Amazon effectively paid zero dollars in federal income taxes in 2017? Oh.

Amazon is projecting a $789 million windfall from Republicans’ tax bill, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, which may have factored into its reason for witholding taxes this year. Bezos—like many other nominally liberal capitalists—claims to disagree with Donald Trump’s policies, while quietly lapping up the Republicans’ regressive tax breaks.

You may be asking: How is this legal? Isn’t Amazon an American company? Aren’t companies required to pay federal income tax? Hello?

NYT Shames Women for Wearing Their Yoga Pants TO WORKOUT—in the Name of Feminism

Feminism, it seems, has come full circle. It used to be men who kept women down — withheld the vote, closed off job opportunities, told us how to dress and what to say — but now it’s other women. If you don’t say #MeToo, you’re a bad feminist. If you don’t feel like a victim when your date goes wrong, you’re a bad feminist. If you choose not to work, you’re a bad feminist. And the latest example of women’s oppression of women: If you don’t wear the right workout clothes, you’re a bad feminist.

That’s right. An op-ed in The New York Times — written by female senior staff editor Honor Jones — wants us to know that yoga pants are just too darn sexy to be worn to the gym. In the article — called “Why Yoga Pants Are Bad for Women” — Jones laments, “Seriously, you can’t go into a room of 15 fellow women contorting themselves into ridiculous positions at 7 in the morning without first donning skintight pants?” Gee whiz, Honor, you sure sound a lot like the patriarchy!

Jones’s argument seems to be that women who wear yoga pants — as opposed to sweatpants, which Jones proposes as the feminist gym-going uniform of choice — are trying to look sexy. “The gym is one of the few places where we’re supposed to be able to focus on how our bodies feel, not just on how they look,” Jones writes. “We need to remember that. Sweatpants can help.”

But what if yoga pants make women feel good? I mean, they’re called yoga pants, and the women Jones is describing are actually at the gym doing yoga. 

U.N. Links North Korea to Syria’s Chemical Weapon Program

An unreleased report says North Korea has evaded United Nations sanctions, providing Syria with materials for chemical weapons.

Syria conflict: Women ‘sexually exploited in return for aid’

Women in Syria have been sexually exploited by men delivering aid on behalf of the UN and international charities, the BBC has learned.

Aid workers said the men would trade food and lifts for sexual favours.

Despite warnings about the abuse three years ago, a new report shows it is continuing in the south of the country.

UN agencies and charities said they had zero tolerance of exploitation and were not aware of any cases of abuse by partner organisations in the region.

Aid workers told the BBC that the exploitation is so widespread that some Syrian women are refusing to go to distribution centres because people would assume they had offered their bodies for the aid they brought home.

One worker claimed that some humanitarian agencies were turning a blind eye to the exploitation because using third parties and local officials was the only way of getting aid into dangerous parts of Syria that international staff could not access.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) conducted an assessment of gender based violence in the region last year and concluded that humanitarian assistance was being exchanged for sex in various governorates in Syria.

The report, entitled “Voices from Syria 2018”, said: “Examples were given of women or girls marrying officials for a short period of time for ‘sexual services’ in order to receive meals; distributors asking for telephone numbers of women and girls; giving them lifts to their houses ‘to take something in return’ or obtaining distributions ‘in exchange for a visit to her home’ or ‘in exchange for services, such as spending a night with them’.”

If You Have A Mental Illness, This Antifa Student Group Wants You

“The primary method of combating the symptoms of mental illness that we face under capitalism must be organizing those suffering to come into violent class conflict with the system that creates their illness,” said the group in its 13,000-word manifesto.

Students in Louisiana thought this math symbol looked like a gun. Police were called

square-root-symbol_1519424238301-png_35075055_ver1-0_640_360A discussion among students at Oberlin High School in Oberlin, La., about a mathematical symbol led to a police investigation and a search of one of the student’s homes, according to the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On the afternoon of Feb. 20, detectives investigated a report of terroristic threats at the school, where they learned that a student had been completing a math problem that required drawing the square-root sign.

Students in the group began commenting that the symbol, which represents a number that when multiplied by itself equals another number, looked like a gun.

SPLC Slams ‘Factual Feminist’ and Other Women as Part of ‘Male Supremacy’ Movement

In the topsy turvy world of Leftist attack dogs, a Muslim reformer is an “anti-Islamic extremist,” and the “Factual Feminist” is a “male supremacist.” This month, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) expanded its political twisting of “hate” to smear critics of radical feminism.

“Male supremacy is a hateful ideology advocating for the subjugation of women,” explained the SPLC’s “extremist file” on “Male Supremacy” hate groups. Among those pushing for “the subjugation of women” are female critics of the far-Left push for enforced equality of outcome and abortion on demand, according to the SPLC.

“Women, too, have helped give the men’s rights movement a veneer of even-handedness,” the group reported. “Prominent MRAs [Men’s Rights Activists] also include anti-feminist female voices, such as popular Canadian YouTube personality Karen Straughan, American psychologist Helen Smith, and the former head of a domestic-violence shelter for women, the British Erin Pizzey.”

The kicker: “Men’s rights issues also overlap with the rhetoric of equity feminists like Christina Hoff Sommers, who give a mainstream and respectable face to some MRA concerns.”

Christina Hoff Sommers has a Ph.D. in philosophy and serves as a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). She also produces the “Factual Feminist” video series on YouTube. Hoff Sommers takes a bipartisan evidence-based approach to gender issues, looking behind the feminist sound bites and examining the possibility that not all gender imbalances are caused by sexist oppression.

Islamist Supremacy at Temple Mount: US Congressmen detained after falsely accused of praying

Muslim Waqf officials reported them for allegedly violating ban on non-Muslim prayer after they bent down to pick up olive branch


Iran said pro-Damascus forces would press ahead with attacks on an insurgent enclave near the Syrian capital, as ground fighting raged on there after a UN resolution demanding a 30-day truce across the country.

This Week in Media Bias History: ABC Saw Presidency as ‘Step Down’ for Obama (Like George Washington)


Writers blocked: how the new call-out culture is killing fiction

I write to be mischievous, subversive and perverse. The #MeToo and “cultural appropriation” mob leaves no room for any of that

The Public Benefit of Private Schooling: Test Scores Rise When There Is More of It

The potential benefits of increased access to private school choice programs in the United States remain a hot topic in educational policy. According to economic theory, private schooling should improve student achievement by increasing competitive pressures on educators to provide high-quality educational experiences. In addition, since children have differing interests, abilities, and learning styles, private school choice would allow for an improved match between educators and students.

To see if these market benefits materialize, I examine the effect that increased access to private schooling has on international student test scores in 52 countries around the world. Notably, this study establishes causal relationships by comparing these countries to themselves over time while controlling for any fluctuations in gross domestic product, government expenditures, population, school enrollment, life expectancy, and infant mortality. I find that a 1 percentage point increase in the private share of total primary schooling enrollment would lead to moderate increases in student math, reading, and science achievement within nations.

Since the inception of common schooling around the globe, public-education advocates have argued that voluntary schooling selections — that is, school choice programs — would damage democratic societies by reducing the quality of education. They contend that if we allow parents and guardians to select the educational environment for their children, they may negatively affect the entire society by failing to choose academically rigorous institutions, among other problems. After all, since not all parents are education experts, they may not have the capacity to select schools based on academic quality. Further, self-interested parents may choose schools based on location and extracurricular activities rather than academics. With the rise of private school choice programs across the United States and a growing clamor for broad federal school choice, these claims are being repeated by school-choice opponents with growing volume and frequency.

There is, however, good reason to believe that education grounded in rationally self-interested decisions can benefit all of society through a better-educated citizenry.

Italian cops spank Antifa airheads


Actress Jennifer Lawrence to Take Year-Long Hiatus from Acting to ‘Fix Our Democracy’

Worried about the state of our country? Think we’re headed in the wrong direction? Never fear! Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is taking a year off from acting so she can “fix our democracy.” Phew! I was really worried about our democracy for a second there, but now I can relax knowing that Jennifer Lawrence is on the job.

In deal inked with Canada, Israel agrees to hold off on deporting 2,000 migrants

Israel has reportedly agreed to hold off on deporting 1,845 African asylum seekers who are currently waiting for resettlement in Canada.


Cocky murder suspect on the loose

B8864895Z.1_20180220192227_000_GET39UCH.3-0_Super_PortraitA Facebook account that allegedly belongs to Nouraldin Rabee — a man currently wanted on a charge of first-degree murder — has been posting status updates about being on the run from Windsor police.

“Wallah Windsor cops are some b**** a** n**** why the f*** you raiding my cut for,” reads a post under the user name “Rico OG” dated Feb. 18.

In other posts and comments, the Facebook user responds to the name Nour Rabee.

Over the past week, the account has posted status updates that include more obscenities directed at Windsor police and describing the situation as “funny asf.”


Israelis build first dairy farm in Papua New Guinea

Call him the milkman of the world. Since 1990, civil engineer Ronen Feigenbaum has used Israeli technology and knowhow to set up dairy farms in China, England, India, Mexico, Namibia, Nigeria, Philippines, Romania, South Africa, Vietnam and now Papua New Guinea.

Muslims burn piles of Pampers diapers and call for a ban because cartoon cat’s whiskers printed on them ‘look like the Arabic spelling of Mohammed’

Procter and Gamble in a statement that said they would never intend to offend any person or religion and the the design showed ‘an innocent animated representation of a cat.’

However, the image on the hygiene product has been branded an ‘insult’ to Islam by critics, and protesters have staged ‘Pampers burnings’. 


Four sheriff’s deputies hid during Florida school shooting

Four armed officers and years of warnings did nothing to stop Nikolas Cruz from massacring 17 people at a high school.

Not one but four sheriff’s deputies hid behind cars instead of storming Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, Fla., during Wednesday’s school shooting, police claimed Friday — as newly released records revealed the Broward County Sheriff’s Office had received at least 18 calls about the troubled teen over the past decade.

Dirty ex Federal lib candidate loses in court

A judge has dismissed a defamation suit against a Milton woman, ruling that comments she posted online about a former federal Liberal Party candidate were a matter of public interest.

The suit centred on comments she published in 2015 that took aim at a man named Azim Rizvee, who was then a candidate for Milton, a race which he lost. Stacey Newman, a freelance journalist, described various instances of intimidation, harassment and unwanted non-sexual touching that Rizvee was said to have engaged in during the summer and early fall of 2015.

Rizvee and his spouse, Rabiya Azim, who managed his campaign, allege in their statement of claim that Newman’s writings were malicious and they sued her in March 2016 for $16 million. In an interview with The Star Rizvee said he and his family were the victims of “bullying,” treatment which continued after the election was over.

Newman’s motion used an Ontario law called Protection of Public and Participation Act, which deters frivolous litigation, also known as anti-SLAPP (Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation), attempting to chill speech considered to be a matter of public interest.

In his ruling, Judge Dale Fitzpatrick said it qualified as a matter of public interest because “politics is the classic example of such a topic.”

“It is an obvious statement that free speech is one of the fundamental underpinnings to any democratic, open and tolerant society,” he wrote. “The right to offer commentary free from fear of litigation is especially critical to our election process. The public has a strong interest in its citizens exchanging ideas respecting the merits of a candidate for public office. This weighs in favour of protecting the comments of Ms. Newman made in the context of such a selection.”

A Canadian appears to have been murdered by Iran and Ottawa shrugs

A Canadian recently died in Iranian custody, but maybe you hadn’t heard. Kavous Seyed-Emami, a dual Iranian-Canadian national teaching in Tehran, was arrested in January and sent to the mullahs’ preferred torture chamber, Evin Prison, where he died this month. The charge was espionage, but Iran offered no evidence to support the claim. The regime now claims he committed suicide while in custody, but has offered no evidence of that, either. Authorities denied his family the opportunity to have an independent autopsy performed. We wonder why.

College librarians discover new ‘transmisic microaggressions’

Simmons College librarians are warning against “transmisic microaggressions” in a new guide arguing that cisgender people are “fragile” and “defensive.”

The “Anti-Transmisia” guide seeks to resist the “systemized discrimination or antagonism directed against transgender/nonbinary/genderqueer/agender persons,” explaining that it is a form of hatred “rooted in a desire to maintain the gender binary.”

European Union Lawmakers Call for Listing All of Hezbollah as Terror Group

Good idea

Do not pay for your son or daughter to go to Poland

Over a quarter of a million participants from many countries have participated in the March of the Living visiting concentration camps in Poland and later traveling to Israel. Undoubtedly, this is an emotional and memorable experience for all who March. However, it also provides the Polish government with millions of tourist dollars. Money is spent on airfare, hotels, food, tour guides, buses, taxes, etc.

In light of Polish anti-Semitism in the past and in light of their attempt to whitewash the Holocaust and change history, why are Jewish Tours promoting trips to Poland?

Thinking government can fix fake news is, well, fake news

When a cabinet minister labels a critic “fake news” in the same month a colleague threatens companies that allow fake news, Canadians should be concerned.


“When we would detect military activities in our area, especially near the Blue Line [border with Israel], the Lebanese Army would prevent us from posting observers. It is as if those decisions did not come from them. Everyone knows that Hezbollah is using the area for the next war.”


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In find of biblical proportions, seal of Prophet Isaiah said found in Jerusalem

Malaysia: Publisher on trial for publishing Irshad Manji book that says “God is love,” which is “un-Islamic”

Wait a minute. Isn’t Malaysia supposed to be “moderate”? And isn’t Irshad Manji a leading “moderate” Muslim writer?

Irshad Manji has not been much heard from in recent years, but about ten or twelve years ago she was the Moderate Muslim Du Jour (a position since occupied by luminaries including Zuhdi Jasser and Maajid Nawaz), a hip young spiky-haired smiling lesbian Muslim who opposed the terrorists who hijacked her peaceful religion, showed that Islam wasn’t all bin Laden and Mohamed Atta and the scowling Khomeini, attacked “Islamophobes” like Spencer to prove her Islamic bona fides, and gave the world the message that it was cool to be Muslim, and that Islam properly understood was the coolest thing of all.

And so she wrote a book that has landed its Malaysian publisher in hot water. Why? “Among the content suspected of being dubious is regarding the word ‘Allah’ that the writer claims refers to an Arabic word for God where the writer meant that God is love and liberty to be shared by everyone.”

Allah is a God who is love and liberty to be shared by everyone? Can’t have that!

America’s most wanted deadbeat dad arrested in Calgary area

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Bernie blames Hillary for allowing Russian interference

Bernie Sanders on Wednesday blamed Hillary Clinton for not doing more to stop the Russian attack on the last presidential election. Then his 2016 campaign manager, in an interview with POLITICO, said he’s seen no evidence to support special counsel Robert Mueller’s assertion in an indictment last week that the Russian operation had backed Sanders’ campaign.

The remarks showed Sanders, running for a third term and currently considered a front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, deeply defensive in response to questions posed to him about what was laid out in the indictment. He attempted to thread a response that blasts Donald Trump for refusing to acknowledge that Russians helped his campaign — but then holds himself harmless for a nearly identical denial.


Sudbury patient kept in hospital bathroom for 13 days, MPP says

Our country has enough money for thousands and thousands of migrants but not enough for seniors in poverty, health care and veterans. Fucking sickening.