Hours after a Supreme Court of Canada decision ensured Jim Pankiw, accused of racism, would need to face a human rights commission, the former MP threatened to boycott the tribunal ... Pankiw, who is now a chiropractor in Saskatoon, said he may "just tell the human rights commission to go to hell, and just ignore them. "That would be the easiest way, is to just to say: 'You know what? Go to hell' -- I've got nothing else to say, because I'm busy, I'm running a business, I employ people, I don't need this crap," said Pankiw.
Most revolutions are declared, fought, won and then consolidated. How long they last depends on how they evolve, or how much repression they can bring to bear. But the Canadian revolution of 1968 was not declared, only fully visible in retrospect, and has not entirely replaced the ancien regime. This makes it the most unusual revolution in history. Even today, fewer than ten per cent of the people of Canada understand that a revolution has taken place, although perhaps half of them accept most or all of its principles.
The number of young homosexual men being newly diagnosed with HIV infection is rising by 12 percent a year, with the steepest upward trend in young black men, according to a new report. The double-digit increase in young gay men is about 10 times higher than in the homosexual community overall, where the number of new infections is going up about 1.5 percent a year. The report, released yesterday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, appears to confirm impressions that a "second-wave" AIDS epidemic is underway in gay America.
Last week I received an email through my website from a concerned US citizen. This individual and her husband have been invited to facilitate at a seminar that is being hosted by an Edmonton church...IN THE CHURCH. The US couple was concerned about their freedoms here in Canada because they're offering a teaching on Biblical sexuality that is based in the Song of Solomon and does address homosexuality as sin. They were thinking about cancelling due to risk of prosecution. I encouraged them to keep it in the church and they should be ok. The couple decided to contact the Alberta Human Rights Commission ...
As Barack Obama broadens his outreach to evangelical voters, one of the movement's biggest names, James Dobson, accuses the likely Democratic presidential nominee of distorting the Bible and pushing a "fruitcake interpretation" of the Constitution ... "I think he's deliberately distorting the traditional understanding of the Bible to fit his own worldview, his own confused theology," Dobson said. "... He is dragging biblical understanding through the gutter."
Corrs guitarist Jim Corr has set out his stall for a possible career in politics and said he fears the rise of the 'New World Order'. The Dundalk-born star told the Sunday Tribune that he was against the Lisbon Treaty and views it as a stepping-stone to an Orwellian nightmare state run by a one-world government. Corr, 43, also revealed that he objects to the influence of Masonic Orders in politics, is against GM foods and fears that implanting humans with microchips will lead to complete government control of the human race.
Rob Wells is an anti-Christian bigot. That's fine -- Canada is a free country, and people are free to be bigots, just as long as they don't get violent about it ... Wells has filed a series of complaints with Canada's human rights commissions, trying to bully Christians into silence. He's sued the Christian Heritage Party. He's sued Catholic Insight, a magazine ... But what struck me in (an) interesting story in the Sun, was Wells's hubristic view that he is the arbiter of what is Catholic doctrine or not.
The Institute of National Memory, the Ukrainian body responsible for researching the Holodomor, calculates that three million people died in the months after Stalin punished the collective farms for failing to meet grain production targets in 1932. Soviet troops confiscated the harvest and all the food in villagers' homes. Igor Yukhnovsky, the director of the institute, told The Times that as many as nine million may have died as a result of the famine and its aftermath. Stalin's intention, he said, was to break Ukraine's national identity.
When local atheist Lloyd Clarke wanted to remove a cross from the seal, along with ones in a city park and on a state bridge, residents rose nearly as one against him. Children taunted the 66-year-old Clarke. A letter writer accused him of trying to reduce Frankenmuth to "Satan's pit." Another said crosses were as much a part of the town as its renowned chicken dinners ... Stung by the community reaction, he has withdrawn from the controversy ... "Whenever I thought I had put out the flames, it was like pouring gas on the fire," he said.
Pubs in Yorkshire have been ordered to ban people from wearing flat caps or other hats so troublemakers can be more easily recognised. The Park Hotel in Wadsley, Sheffield, is the latest to be asked to impose the rule by senior police officers. Mark Kelly, the landlord said: "Police asked us to ensure that everyone removes headgear.
In Ontario, a Canadian province of nearly 12.7 million people with Massachusetts-style marriage laws, zero marriage licenses were issued to same-sex couples in the second half of 2007.
In fact, recent studies have shown that homosexual males and lesbians have more physical and mental illnesses, and lower life spans, than heterosexuals. For example, a study of clinics in Baltimore revealed that homosexual males contract syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease, at three to four times the rate of their heterosexual counterparts. Even lesbians are at higher risks for STDs and other health problems than heterosexuals. Furthermore, a study by D. M. Fergusson and other researchers, published in "Archives of General Psychiatry in 1999, found that 78.6 percent of homosexuals compared to only 38.2 percent of heterosexuals had two or more mental disorders.
A woman who allegedly posed as a medical doctor and performed illegal abortions at her South Bay clinic was charged Friday with 10 felony counts, including performing medical procedures without a license and grand theft. Bertha Pinedo Bugarin, 48, operated six abortion clinics in Southern California, advertising one of her clinics on Spanish-language television in San Diego.
A battered public seems discouraged by the onslaught of dispiriting things. An Associated Press-Ipsos poll says a barrel-scraping 17 percent of people surveyed believe the country is moving in the right direction. That is the lowest reading since the survey began in 2003. An ABC News-Washington Post survey put that figure at 14 percent, tying the low in more than three decades of taking soundings on the national mood.