Saturday, May 05, 2007

A Whorehouse in Parliament During the Trudeau Years?

Reguly, who is now retired, said rumours of sex scandals always existed in Ottawa during his time as a journalist. "I'd heard rumours of a thing that years ago, when Trudeau was around, there actually was sort-of a whorehouse right in the Parliament buildings, that members could call up and that some of the younger pages were offering their services for a fee," said Reguly.

Disney Channel Broadcasts Porn

Many New Jersey residents watching the Disney Channel Tuesday morning were outraged after the family-friendly programming turned into a pornographic display. Jennie Sherman still can't believe what happened while she was watching the show "Handy Manny" with her two twin sons.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Forbes Weighs In on Secret Societies

Of course, for conspiracy theorists, the very fact that we're leaving out the Masons (and the Templars, the Illuminati, etc.) only proves that these secret societies really do control the world, and that we at Forbes are part of their sinister cabal. To which we can only respond, "I know nothing."

Animal Rights Madness

In some ways, Hiasl is like any other Viennese: He indulges a weakness for pastry, likes to paint and enjoys chilling out watching TV. But he doesn't care for coffee, and he isn't actually a person — at least not yet. In a case that could set a global legal precedent for granting basic rights to apes, animal rights advocates are seeking to get the 26-year-old male chimpanzee legally declared a "person."

Syphilis Rises Among Gay, Bisexual Men

Syphilis has risen sharply among gay and bisexual men in the United States this decade, driving up the country's rate for the disease and placing these men at higher risk for AIDS, federal health officials say.

Sheryl Crow Is ... Brownfinger

So Much for the 'War on Drugs'

Cocaine prices in the United States have dropped and the drug's purity increased, despite years of effort and nearly $5 billion spent by the U.S. government to combat Colombia's drug industry, the White House drug czar acknowledged in a letter to a key senator.

Sony Stages Depraved Goat Decapitation Promo Stunt

Electronics giant Sony has sparked a major row over animal cruelty and the ethics of the computer industry by using a freshly slaughtered goat to promote a violent video game. The corpse of the decapitated animal was the centrepiece of a party to celebrate the launch of the God Of War II game for the company’s PlayStation 2 console.

Reagan Believed Armageddon Was Near

Events in the Middle East concerned him so much that Mr Reagan wrote on May 15, 1981, "Sometimes I wonder if we are destined to witness Armageddon." Then on June 7: "Got word of Israel bombing of Iraq - nuclear reactor. I swear I believe Armageddon is near."

Abstinence Programs Do Work

Yet frequently truth breaks through the darkness of lies and distortion. Truth can even spotlight the fallacies in special-interest agendas. For instance, the Journal of Research on Adolescence just published the results of a survey covering 1,052 inner-city adolescents. A team of pediatricians at New York City's Albert Einstein College of Medicine conducted the research and found that abstinent students have a stronger academic profile, while those who engage in sexual experimentation are more likely to exhibit academic and behavioral pathologies.

'Safe Injection' Site a Failure

A new study suggests a safe-drug-injection site in Vancouver that has been hailed by scientists as a success is really a failure. The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice, says there are serious problems in the interpretation of findings about Insite - the first such facility in North America - which opened as a pilot project over three years ago.

Patronage Rife in Judicial Appointments

A University of Guelph study of judicial appointments appears to confirm what many critics have long argued - politics does have an influence. A study of 978 judicial appointments between 1988 and 2003 found at least 30 per cent of judges appointed during the Brian Mulroney and Jean Chretien years made donations to the political party in power.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

U.S. Planned Parenthood has Now Killed 4 Million

"Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion chain, continues to end the lives of preborn children at an alarming rate," said Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League … The newest numbers show that since the organization began performing abortions in 1970, Planned Parenthood has tragically snuffed out the lives of 4,068,749 children through abortion.

'Big Brother' Microphones to Record Street Conversations?

Hidden mini-cameras and microphones that can eavesdrop on conversations in the street are the next step in the march towards a "Big Brother" society, MPs were warned yesterday. Richard Thomas, the Information Commissioner, said a debate had begun about whether listening devices should be set up alongside Britain's 4.5 million CCTV cameras.

75 Students Suspended for Opposing Gay Promo

At least another 75 students have been suspended from school in California for wearing shirts that expressed their biblically-based opposition to homosexuality, and the district that, as WND reported, has been imposing the punishments, says those quotations aren't necessarily acceptable because they are from God's Word. That's the verdict from San Juan Unified School District Superintendent Steven Enoch, according to lawyers for the Pacific Justice Institute, which is working on behalf of the students.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Religious Revivals on Campus

Peter J. Gomes has been at Harvard University for 37 years, and says he remembers when religious people on campus felt under siege. To be seen as religious often meant being dismissed as not very bright, he said. No longer. At Harvard these days, said Professor Gomes, the university preacher, “There is probably more active religious life now than there has been in 100 years.”

Canadian Anglicans Balk at Gay Blessings

Canada's Anglican bishops are rejecting same-sex marriage blessings in this country, leaving the U.S. church alone in a fight that has pushed the international communion to the verge of schism. The surprise move came in the form of a pastoral letter issued early yesterday by the church on behalf of its bishops.

What Women Should Know About the Pill and Cancer

The World Health Organization added "it" to an official list of known carcinogens in 2005. The Physicians' Desk Reference cited a link between it and breast cancer in 2006. Quietly, word is getting out, just not quickly enough for young women. They are being told in doctor's offices that it is safe. It is the pill, the oral contraceptive that over 80% of women have been on at some point in their lives.

Stay-at-Home Moms' Work Worth $138,000 a Year

If the typical stay-at-home mother in the United States were paid for her work as a housekeeper, cook and psychologist among other roles, she would earn $138,095 a year, according to research released on Wednesday. This reflected a 3 percent raise from last year's $134,121, according to Inc, Waltham, Massachusetts-based compensation experts.

More Politicians at the Trough

MLAs should get a raise of nearly 29 per cent, an independent compensation commission suggested yesterday. The three-member panel also recommended Premier Gordon Campbell receive a 53 per cent increase, to $186,200 from $121,100 ... MLAs scattered quickly after the report was issued, refusing to comment.

One in Four British GPs Won't Refer for Abortion

Almost a quarter of GPs are refusing to sign abortion referral forms, a survey has revealed. According to the poll by the doctors' newspaper Pulse, nearly one in five GPs of the 309 questioned do not believe abortion should be legal.

Bible Replaced With Al Gore's Book at Hotel

Visitors to the Gaia Napa Valley Hotel and Spa won't find the Gideon Bible in the nightstand drawer. Instead, on the bureau will be a copy of ``An Inconvenient Truth,'' former Vice President Al Gore's book about global warming.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Half of Spies in Canada Work for China

Foreign spies are in Canada and nearly half of them are working for the Chinese, the head of Canada's intelligence service told a Senate committee yesterday ... Prime Minister Stephen Harper, when he was still Opposition leader, said up to 1,000 Chinese agents were in Canada. He quoted a CSIS official as saying that Chinese spies steal $1-billion worth of technological secrets every month.

Did Gays Run the U.K. Conservative Party?

A senior Tory member of the London Assembly has claimed the ex-Prime Minister had actively sought gay sex in public places. He said it was 'common knowledge' among Conservatives that Sir Edward had been given a stern warning by police when he underwent background checks for the for the post of Privy Councillor. In an internet article for the New Stateman magazine, Mr Coleman claimed that gay men had run the Conservative Party in the capital for years, whether as officials, councillors or volunteers.

Syphilis on Rise Among U.S. Gay Males

Armed with more than a decade's worth of statistics, researchers are sounding a new alarm about growing rates of syphilis among gay and bisexual men. The overall number of syphilis cases in the United States fell from 50,578 in 1990 to just 7,177 in 2003 perhaps because of a nationwide prevention campaign aimed at heterosexuals. Nevertheless, gay men have seen their rates rise significantly in this decade.

Birth Control Medications Harming the Environment

Millions of women in the United States ingest excess estrogen every day in the form of birth control pills. Within 24 hours, the effluent from those 12 million doses ends up in our sewage systems. And then? The April 17 Scientific American reported results of a study warning that “many streams, rivers and lakes already bear warning signs that the fish caught within them may also be carrying enough chemicals that mimic the female hormone estrogen to cause breast cancer cells to grow.”

'Bug Chasing' a Trend in the Gay Community

A Melbourne man who fantasised about contracting HIV before actually being infected by the virus has spoken of a gay subculture in which infection is seen as "desirable" ... The young professional is the first to speak out about "bug chasing", a behaviour in the gay community in which men seek to become infected with HIV.

London Muslims Overwhelmingly Oppose Gays

An in-depth survey into the attitudes of Muslims living in London has revealed that less than 5% think homosexual acts are "acceptable" ... Last year, Sir Iqbal Sacranie, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, called homosexuality, "a practice that in terms of health, in terms of the moral issues that comes along in a society, it is not acceptable. Each of our faiths tells us that it is harmful and, I think, if you look into the scientific evidence that has been available in terms of the forms of various illnesses and diseases that are there, surely it points out that where homosexuality is practised there is a greater concern in that area.”

Monday, April 30, 2007

More Chinese Brutality Surfaces

During the past week, dozens of women in southwest China have been forced to have abortions even as late as nine months into the pregnancy, according to evidence uncovered by NPR. China's strict family planning laws permit urban married couples to have only one child each, but in some of the recent cases — in Guangxi Province — women say they were forced to abort what would have been their first child because they were unmarried.

Newspaper Circulation Falls Again

Weekday circulation at U.S. daily newspapers fell 2.1 percent in the latest six-month reporting period, according to figures released Monday, in the latest sign that people are turning to the Internet and other media for news. Comparable figures for Sunday newspapers fell 3.1 percent for the six months ended in March, according to the Newspaper Association of America, an industry group.

SWAT Teams for Light Bulbs and Toilet Paper?

Note to the Prime Minister: If we let governments continue on their regulatory binges, SWAT teams will be hurtling through our windows to confiscate our prohibited light bulbs and unregistered rolls of toilet paper. A state that doesn't stop at Mr. Rew's door will stop at nothing.

Bloc MP Quit Party Over Gay 'Marriage' Issue

Bloc Québécois MP Louise Thibault announced … she is quitting the sovereigntist party, saying she felt her views were not respected by BQ Leader Gilles Duceppe … She specifically cited last year's vote on same-sex marriage as a sore point with Mr. Duceppe. He threatened Bloc MPs with sanctions if they did not vote against reopening debate on the issue.

Archbishop Threatened Over Opposition to Gay Unions

The archbishop of the Italian city of Genoa received a bullet in an envelope at his office — the latest threatening message for the prelate, who is leading a campaign against same-sex unions, Vatican Radio said Sunday. The bullet arrived Friday at the office of Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco, who was recently elected to head the politically influential Italian Bishops Conference, the radio report said.

The Phony 'War on Drugs'

The drug war costs American taxpayers $70 billion a year and over the past 35 years, costs approach a trillion dollars. Result? Drugs remain CHEAPER and MORE available than 35 years ago.

How the Power Elites Use War and Debt

According to famous author H. G. Wells in THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME (1933), there will be eventually a conference in Basra, Iraq, which will bring to fruition the power elite's ultimate goal of a World Socialist Government. This goal has been pursued for many years using primarily wars and debt.

Britain Becoming a 'Big Brother' Society

Britain is in danger of "committing slow social suicide" as such Big Brother techniques as surveillance cameras and recording equipment spread into every aspect of our lives, the nation's information watchdog will warn this week. A new report from Richard Thomas, the information commissioner, will say that the public needs to be made more aware of the "creeping encroachment" on civil liberties created by email monitoring, CCTV and computer tracking of our buying habits.

Satanic Sexual Abuse of Children in Italy

Six persons were arrested in Rome on Wednesday accused of sexually abusing 15 children from the age of three to the age of six at the nursery school “Olga Rovere” of Rignano Flaminio, in the vicinities of Rome … Some victims spoke of esoteric and satanic rituals, where adults forced them to drink human blood, exited from wounds that the same persons caused.

Hillary Clinton - Not Who She Seems to Be

Drawing on a trove of private papers from Hillary Clinton’s best friend, the legendary Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein is to publish a hard-hitting and intimate portrait of the 2008 presidential candidate, which will reveal a number of “discrepancies” in her official story … “Bernstein reaches conclusions that stand in opposition to what Senator Clinton has said in the past and has written in the past,” said Paul Bogaards, a spokesman for Knopf, which publishes the book on June 19.