Saturday, 28 August 2010
Unfortunately SMW is on the road without her computer and with very limited internet access. I will be writing more on this later but in the meantime please visit Blazing Cat Fur, Ghost of a FLea and the Jawa Report for more details on this story.
More to come.
Friday, 20 August 2010
The Jawa Report
Thursday, 19 August 2010
Tikkun Olam means 'repairing the world', not screwing it up.
Making the world a better place, in other words and not actively working toward the destruction of Judeo-Christian society.
I guess they missed the memo.
Anyway, the great Kathy Shaidle said that us anti-Tikkun Olam Jews should figure out a Hebrew phrase for "destroying the world" to apply to these douchebags.
And I just came up with it....
But no one will say it!
It is amazing to me that no one will break ranks and say out loud what they say to me 10 times a day: "This president hates business, hates successful business people, and hates the basic way business is done in this country!"
Believe me, not only is it unspoken but it is vehemently and viscerally mutual. I can't find a business person who, privately, will say a good word about this guy or his team. He is despised. Just not openly. Never will be. Too dangerous. Seditious even.
The Canadian Tamil Congress is “deeply concerned” that Ottawa’s rhetoric about the arrival of migrants aboard a suspected people-smuggling ship could “undermine” ongoing investigations and spur “more than a backlash of words” against the Canadian Tamil community.
A spokesperson for the congress said it is calling on the federal government — particularly Public Safety Minister Vic Toews — to “exercise some caution” and avoid publicly speculating about the “possibility that Canadian Tamils are supporting the smuggling activity and perhaps may be involved in it.”
“We just don’t want this escalating to a point where there is something more than a backlash of words, something more tangible,” Manjula Selvarajah said, adding that a violent reaction against the Tamil community “might be a problem” if the congress does not take a stand.
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
In many ways, from the thank-you notes and knowledge of "finer things" arcana to their impeccable manicures, these women could be living in the 1950s.
Yet they literally, deliberately, meticulously set out to imitate characters on a TV show.
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
The dead of 9/11 are silent now. Or rather they have been silenced. As countless millions have before them were silenced. With flame and sword. In mass graves and at spearpoint. Tortured and mutilated. Torn apart with bombs. The dead cannot speak out against their murderers, but we can. The dead cannot protest, but we can. It is our duty to stand up and speak out.
So while the voyage of the latest Tamil migrant ship to our shores may evoke sympathy, it must be recognized for what it is: queue jumping. Instead of going through normal immigration channels, or the refugee admissions process, those aboard the Sun Sea headed for the front of the line, thanks to their wallets. Their voyage appears not to have been a harrowing odyssey, but professionally organized. While one man died before arriving, none of the other passengers appeared to be in ill health; to the contrary, they were apparently well-fed and dressed, and exhibited no serious illnesses.
Cash is the reason they are here, money possibly destined to bankroll a resurgence of the Tamil Tiger terrorists back in Sri Lanka, or at the very least line the pockets of human smugglers. Now these same migrants will be fed, clothed and housed courtesy of the Canadian people, possibly for years until their refugee claims are processed.
But the case of the Sun Sea doesn’t just highlight the fact that Canada is seen as a “soft spot” for illegal migration. It also raises a related issue: the respect that migrants show towards Canada, and fellow Canadians, after they settle here.
Increasingly, Canada is becoming a staging area for imported grievances.
SMW happened to be in Toronto when Tamils shut down parts of the city and used their kids as props to stop police from intervening (not that they would have anyway, who are we kidding here). A few weeks prior I walked by the British parliament where thousands of Tamils had gathered and were shoving pictures of mutilated children into the faces of tourists as they walked by with their own kids, while waving the flag of the Tamil Tigers. Coming soon to a city near you...
Monday, 16 August 2010
Friday, 13 August 2010
Their comments came just after another man authorities have linked to the plot was released on bail Wednesday in Kenya. Kenyan authorities had arrested Salmin Mohammed Khamis, 34 years old, on suspicion of harboring participants in the plot—including Mr. Luyima—in his home in the coastal town of Mombasa before the attack.
Mr. Khamis was arrested in 2003 on suspicion of involvement in a plot to bomb an Israeli airliner in Mombasa and a hotel. He was later acquitted, but at the time, he gave a statement to Kenyan authorities that he was affiliated with al Qaeda and was plotting to bomb the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi. So far, authorities say he hasn't been implicated further in the Kampala attacks.
Al Shabaab had initially tapped an al Qaeda-trained fighter named Muhamoud Mugisha to carry out the Kampala bombings, said Mr. Mugira.
Thursday, 12 August 2010
Every once in awhile I find myself having a drink and a chat with some Brits who believe the country is about to ‘surrender’ to Islam, that the government already has surrendered, and/or that England will never again be restored to the Britannia that “rules the waves.” Inevitably the conversation flows to one or two questions: What can be done to stop this? Why do current efforts seem to be having such little impact? These are reasonable questions and lead to lively debates. However after several years “on the ground” if you will, I believe there is one massive obstacle facing the counter-jihad (for lack of a better term) movement in
There are very few in the intellectual elitist realms of British society who understand the threat that
The present course is unsustainable in a dangerous world and unworthy of Canada's values and traditions. The political class seems to have faltered, and Canadians must come to their own rescue.
Amen, amen, amen!! As someone who flies regularly I find this whole story extremely disturbing - but you don't know me so why should you care? SMW is sure that everyone reading this flies themselves, or has a loved one who occasionally takes to the wide open skies. This story matters. Personally I think airport security is largely a joke anyway (we need more intelligence, profiling and "real" security screenings), but the procedures in place can and do make a difference and they need to be enforced.
Canadians: Please fire up your keyboards, pens, pencils and write to your local MPs about this issue. Write to your Conservative representatives and tell them you want them to keep this issue on the front burner. Write to your Liberal reps and tell them they have shown their total disregard for the safety of Canadians (oh yeah and they lost your vote).
Americans (and other non Canadians): Thinking about flying to Canada? Hmmmmm. Perhaps you should drop a note to the Canadian Tourism Commission (they have several offices in the States, contact details here) and letting them know that you don't want to fly in a country where people with their faces covered can walk through security without confirming their identity and hop on a plane.