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Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Kudos to Canada, again
Once again (actually, twice), the Great White North stands out above the rest (and, for those very new to this blog, this comes from an American).
First, in the blogospher, Small Dead Animals relays the not-so-surprising but still very important news: Syria was caught trying to re-arm Hezbollah (fifth item). Meanwhile, a court in Ontario - yes, Ontario - allowed a lawsuit by persecuted Falun Gong practitioners against Jiang Zemin and four other cadres to go forward (second item).
Canada may not be my land, but rest assured, I'll still stand on guard for thee.
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CANADA census questions???
How is it possible that of a country of 300 million like the USA only 3,500 americans or lebanese/americans are there? and most really on vacation or working there yet out of a contry of supposedly 31 million they now report that there are 60,000 canadian/lebanese there?
number is too out of whack
and fact is lebanon is a tiny country so how many canadian/pakistanisis are in pakistan right now?
they threatened canasdians with jail for not filling the census or lieing! did these obviusly living in lebanon even fill it out or do they just collect baby bonuses there or do theyu have someone else living here in their name or are they themselves living here/there under whatever name
another point - they were obviously living in southlebanon where hezbollah, yassie arafat once and where PALESTINIANS CURRENTLY LIVE IN SOUTHERN LEBANON AND BEIRUT
SO are they lebanese/palestinians?
--- and just now happened hezbollah palestinian rockets kill israeli arabs CIVILIANS as they target PREDOMINENTLY ARAB CITY IN ISRAEL
ul. 18, 2006 11:34
Nazareth barrage kills 2, wounds 37
Two children were killed on Wednesday evening when several Katyusha rockets fell on the Arab Israeli town of Nazareth.
At least nine people were wounded from shrapnel, while 28 others were evacuated to hospital for shock. A number of wounded were evacuated to the city's Italian and English hospitals.
The children killed were aged nine and three.
A Mazda automotive repair shop was hit along with a three-story residential building, both in the densely-populated Arab neighborhoods of lower Nazareth.
According to witnesses, the rockets hit in the street while the children were playing outside, in defiance of Home Front Command instructions.
Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-19 10:26:15 AM
Hey, the Lebanese need to go somewhere to get free health care.
What better way than getting and applying for Canadian citizenship, then moving back to Lebanon and heading back to Canada whenever you need a hangnail fixed?
Too cynical? Scratch a bit deeper.
I'm thinking there should be some type of minimum annual residency requirement to maintain the privliges associated with Canadian citlzenship.
Or, privatize the health care system and see how many of these people would renounce their citizenship.
Posted by: Set you free | 2006-07-19 10:35:15 AM
Set You Free,
There are minimum standards already, yet perhaps they are not strict enough? If a person maintains residency here, and lives somewhere else, they have to declare income, and show a primary residence, and pay the medical premiums, if there are any to pay, depending on the Province. And of course, if they live in a region that pays their people relatively less than what Canadians get for the same work, then chances are, they will retain the benefits of being Canadian, without paying any Canadian taxes or medical premiums, while living in a country on the mediteranean, that has much better weather than.
Of course, they are not without medical assistance at all, as many go to Israel for free medical, when they are in need. And yet it appears, for all the help that has been given to them, for free, very few have shown appreciation.
And some members of the terrorist groups have actually returned to the hospitals, with suicide belt. This shows they need more than just medical assistance, but also psychiatric care. Absolutely not dealing with normal people at all.
Given the demonstrations in Montreal, by the Hisbollah sympathizers, I have to wonder how on earth we are going to be able to maintain law and order, after many more Hisbollah sympathizers are returned to our shores.
And, we get to pay the full bill to boot. Oh, where? How about in our own posteriors!
Posted by: Lady | 2006-07-19 11:12:57 AM
I would agree with most of your assessment, but I can't believe that there is widespread support of HIsbollah among the Lebanese.
That country is about 30% Christian (mostly traditionally Orthodox, as per the geographic tradition of the ancient pentarchy), whose ancestors know all too well the inhumane actions of the jihadists for the past 1400 years.
I agree with PM Harper that Israel, a free and democratic state with elected officials, has a right to defend itself against stateless jihadists.
But then, the demonstrators in Montreal are also part of the great jihad whose ultimate goal is to either slaughter of bring into submission all humanity under Islam.
I'm sure they are very angry the civilized world abolished the Caliphate in 1924 (?) The Caliph was the ultimate ruler of the Muslim world.
Yeah, and my tax dollars are going to pay the bill for some of that group, who are taking advantage of our good nature.
BTW, I know I'm one-sixteenth Jewish and I'm sure there is some Muslim blood in me, considering the part of the world my father came from ... around the Black Sea.
Posted by: Set you free | 2006-07-19 11:28:36 AM
These people are 'Canadians' only when convenient to them, such as when they need some sucker country to pick up the tab for saving their asses from getting kicked by the Israelis.
No way should Canadian taxpayers be paying for this. The really scary thing is we have no idea who the hell the Liberals have allowed into Canada over the past thirty years and probably won't until they attack us from within. Any immigrant who shows any type of support or empathy for terrorist organizations should be deported immediately, no excuses no appeals.
Posted by: JohnnyR | 2006-07-19 11:55:14 AM
Three cheers for the Ontario Court! Dictators deserve to be brought to justice especially the Chinese kind! Let's not forget that Jiang Zemin is the architect of the seven-year long persecution of Falun Gong in China. Last fall, just before Hu Jintao visited Canada, a Montreal practitioner was deported back to China--she has never been heard from since. Has she become an organ donor? Her family members sure think so. The butchers from Beijing have to be stopped!
Posted by: Makina | 2006-07-19 1:27:54 PM
Finally, Canada is doing what the Peruvians took years to do with Pinoche. Except that Canada is going ahead to charge a tyrant from overseas that persecutes various people around the world. China has been hiding behind its secret curtain for years. My only hope is that other countries will soon follow Canada's lead to take that secret red curtain in China down and make it stop its violent blood bath, especially with harvesting oragns from innocent people! Charmaine
Posted by: Charmaine Millott | 2006-07-19 2:55:26 PM
It is time for Canada to stand up to uphold the justice against inhumane crime against innocent group - Falun Gong. Very pleased to hear the news that finally the trial which accused this evil demon could move on.
Posted by: clement | 2006-07-19 3:55:07 PM
Set You Free,
There is no such thing as 1/16th Jewish. All it means is you can trace your lines back that far. If, by the small chance of it, every single person leading all the way back, was female, you may have some more questions to ask. And, you may also be one of those people who are not Jewish, but have one of the most distinct markers, that of kohanim.
As for Muslim, since there is no such thing as a Muslim race, well, it goes without saying, you are born of a family, who may have had some ancestors who worshipped as Muslims.
Consider this fact first. Prior to the establishment of Islam, what race were the people... and who are they now? What would be interesting, is what group they came from as the Black Sea covers a few ethnic groups, and none may be the original folks.
Posted by: Lady | 2006-07-19 5:19:52 PM
Wow! The least "biblical scholar" (i.e. me) chimes in with the answer. The Muslims are the descendants of Ismael the son of father Abraham through Hagar, the servant girl of Sarah. Ismael was also to father a great nation, the Arabs.
Posted by: Conrad-USA | 2006-07-19 5:27:56 PM
I'll wager that the day before Israel started its campaign, these "Canadians" considered themselves proud Lebanese. Ever since their lives were put at risk by Hezbollah and the Lebanese government, they're now proud Canadians. How convenient!
Posted by: Scott | 2006-07-19 6:33:50 PM
It is interesting that the Major Arab Countries including Syria, have not opened their doors to the Lebanese or Palestinians, who in fact are considered scum in the Major Arab Countries, who do not trust them, and simply want them out of sight (dead or otherwise is acceptable). So the
Lebanese pick the ultimate naive country, called Canada
Posted by: Jack Macleod | 2006-07-20 7:22:09 AM
But, as you know, they have done mass conversions, and that is their mission. Always has been. As a result, therefore, very few can actually prove they are of the line of Hagar. And, since their religion came into being a couple thousand years after Abraham, any connection is at best, annecdotal. And yet, when you read about Hagar, and what it is written about her offspring, you know that there appears to be a strong similarity.
Jews, on the other hand, as of the other brother, maintain records, and folks know who they are descent from Abraham. Well, that is if their records were not destroyed by the Nazis or other anti-Semities. Or, if they immersed themselves into secularity, and lost their identities. It is easy to avoid anti-Semitism, through hiding behind nationalism.
Posted by: Lady | 2006-07-20 10:44:36 AM
The knowledge and insights of history and antiquity inform us but of course we all realize it is our own actions based on our beliefs and character which make us adult human beings.
Having some small "knowledge" of one's own ancestors is sort of fun particularly if they had a pot full of cash. But the best thing we can glean from our ancestors is the wisdom of morality and human nature they assembled and communicated (largely through religious beliefs).
Posted by: Conrad-USA | 2006-07-20 11:27:32 AM
Just had a thought (hard to believe).
Heard a clip of Kofi Annan pleading for restraint on all sides.
Is not Kofi Annan the secretary-general of the United Nations.
Which nation does Hezbollah represent? Certainly not Lebanon.
Therefore, Kofi should take a stand against a rogue army within the borders of one of his organization's member nations, n'est ce pas?
Posted by: Set you free | 2006-07-20 12:10:38 PM
Set You Free,
I am going back to one of your earlier posts. You said you did not believe that the majority of Lebanese supported Hisbollah. May I remind you that the Lebanese government did not outlaw the terrorist organization, and they did not disarm their terrorists group. The people are suppossed to be the ones in control of their government. Since Lebanon is not a dictatorship, and democracy is the way they have elected their government, it is safe to say they got the kind of leadership they both wanted, and elected.
I would say strongly, that if polled, I would predict that the majority of Lebanese would back Hisbollah over the innocent Israeli citizens, BUT, support in the Christian population would be marginal at best. The reason for this, is because, as Conrad so eloquently stated, is based on the moral framework aka wisdom.
Posted by: Lady | 2006-07-21 9:44:04 AM
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