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June 7, 2007, 8:19 pm
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Thursday, June 7th, A.D. 2007

Regular Religious News

THAT NEW RELIGION— “Thou shalt not contribute to global warming”: Church of Norway on crusade to save the planet …. (yahoo.com)

ROME— A battle of the bells has broken out in Italy as churches face a wave of complaints from locals fed up with endless ringing …. (washtimes)

AGENCIES Appeal for Support Amid Child Malnutrition Crisis in Darfur, Chad …. (christianpost)

WILLIAM GAIRDNER: Can There Be Morality On The Moon? …. (williamgairdner)

PERSECUTION: Compass Direct is on the case …. (compassdirect)

NOT HONOURED IN HIS LIBERAL HOME-DIOCESE, Saskatchewan Canon Theologian (who lives in Nova Scotia) honored. On Thursday, May 17th, the Reverend Doctor Robert Darwin Crouse, Canon Theologian of the Diocese of Saskatchewan, was awarded an honourary Doctor of Divinity by the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia …. (skdiocese)

FR. STEPHEN: “One of the more curious aspects of Christ’s resurrection appearances are the stories told of Him not being recognized at first. I have heard what seem to me to be silly explanations – that “the disciples were grief stricken and therefore did not recognize Him” – is one that seems completely implausible to me.” …. (fatherstephen)

SOVIET OF CANADA: Religious leaders finally get some respect …. (p2bc)

A JOURNALIST FRIEND laid into me one evening recently. “Your trouble is there’s no leadership in the Church of England,” he railed. “It’s a vacuum – and if someone doesn’t fill it, other extremists will.” …. (.telegraph)

BREAKPOINT: A Step Forward in Sudan …. (breakpoint.org)

Anglican Church in Egypt

BENEDICT XVI on some aspects of the Holy Spirit …. (surrounded)

NEW MARTYRS: Chaldean priest and three deacons killed in Mosul. Iraq’s Catholics are being crucified …. (sergesblog)

REMEMBER— Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda’s Children …. (ird-renew.org)

NO SIGN SHALL BE GIVEN Except the Sign of the Prophet Jonah …. (markshea.blog)

IN BAGHDAD: “Convent sacked and occupied” …. (amywelborn)

HUGH HEWITT— The Great God Debate …. (hughhewitt)

ENGLAND: A village church is for sale for a guide price of £50,000 due to dwindling congregation numbers …. (bbc)

ROBERT SPENCER— Blogging the Qur’an: Sura 1, “The Opening” …. (hotair)

RELIGION FOR ADULTS— Pope considers return to Latin mass …. (bovinabloviator.blog)

BENEDICT XVI on some aspects of the Holy Spirit …. (surrounded)

HERACLITUS and the Logos in Ephesus: Preparing a Vocabulary for the Gospel …. (scriptoriumdaily)

A SPECIAL MISSION: Hitler’s Secret Plot to Seize the Vatican and Kidnap Pope Pius XII …. (freerep)

INDIAN PASTOR, missionary receive death threats …. (magicstatistics)

OCCASIONALLY the question is raised: “Why Harry Potter?” …. (babybluecafe)

SHAIDLE HITS THE ‘OUCH’ BUTTON— “It’s simply self-evident that 5000 year old Christian and Jewish beliefs should automatically trump a shabby, uninspired Trudeaupian document thrown together by a bunch of Marxist and semi-Marxist lawyers back in 1982. Or would be if our culture wasn’t the embarrassing, subliterate mess it has become. (Since Islam, Buddhism and all other religions are false, man-made systems, their conformity to the Charter doesn’t matter, unless that document can somehow be used to annoy and constrain radical Muslim terrorists, in which case I am all for it.)” …. (shaidle)

AND THE WINNER IS… NORTH KOREA! Top Persecutor: Open Doors World Watch List: Persecution Continues Unabated …. (odusa)

EGYPTIAN CHRISTIANS document scores of attacks. “Why Do the Copts of Egypt Fear Fridays?” …. (magicstatistics)

HITCHENS VS. HITCHENS: “Where is his certain knowledge of what is right and wrong supposed to have come from?” Mark Shea keeps score …. (dawneden)

BLASPHEMY— Allah will be praised with his 99 names in Westminster Cathedral, the most prominent Catholic church in Britain …. (bettnet)

THE LAST SUNRISE: “A mass was said at Holy Wisdom on Monday, May 28; at last, in this final hour, Catholic and Orthodox joined together in worship of the Risen Lord” …. (spectator)

THOUGHTS ON RC teaching on the Pope, the invitation to the Orthodox to dialogue on it, and Constantinople’s go at world jurisdiction …. (sergesblog.blog)

ISRAEL MUSEUM Displays Rare Old Testament Text …. (christianpost)

MUSLIM CONVERTS in Germany under threat …. (magicstatistics.com)

THE POPE: Pakistan, safeguard the religious freedom of minorities …. (jihadwatch)

FR. STANLEY HARAKAS— Why? The Virginia Tech Murders.. We don’t teach our children right …. (orthodoxytoday)

AL MOHLER— Avoiding “Nature-Deficit Disorder” — It’s About Theology, Not Therapy …. (.albertmohler.com)

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Teacher Brutally Murdered by Extremists in Nigeria …. (transfigurations.blog)

SOCIALLY CONSERVATIVE CANADA? “the secular Right is uncomfortable with the social Right (which is typically religious in basis), but can’t explain why” …. (godscopybook.blog)

COPYBOOK GODS: “You see, there’s this chap in Rome, who wears a white gown, and a few of his friends, they wear red gowns, and they make up the rules. The Roman Catholic Church isn’t a buffet” …. (godscopybook.blog)

BENAZIR Bhutto calls for protection of Christians; 200 million Christians suffering increasing persecution …. (magicstatistics)

PERSECUTION in Pakistan; Pakistan is at a highly dangerous crossroads – Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali …. (anglican-mainstream)

DAVID WARREN: “It will be the solemn duty of Ottawa’s new archbishop, from his particular station at the heart of our nation’s political life, to stand up to that kind of cant — not only for Catholics, but for all kinds of people from all kinds of different backgrounds, different faiths, different cultures, different traditions. For we share a vital interest in defeating moral, intellectual, and spiritual depravity” …. (davidwarrenonline)

CURT JESTER Book Review; Best one line review of the Pope’s new book …. (curtjester)

A FINAL APPEAL: save Christian Iraq …. (sergesblog)

THE NEW RELIGION: They call this a consensus? And “Al Gore — he’s just too good for us.” …. (canada.com)

UNTIL A FEW weeks ago, Francis Beckwith was president of the Evangelical Theological Society, an association of 4,300 Protestant theologians. Now he has returned to the Church of his baptism …. (CE)

MERE COMMENTS— “One of the principal advantages to the progress of evil accomplished by removing the devil, his minions, and their works, from human view, is the consequent inability of the deceived to recognize the historical recurrence of diabolical hatred of Christ” …. (merecomments)

I LOOKED AT the Early Church and There Wasn’t a Baptist in Sight (aside from John, of course) …. (freerep)

VIA BETTNET: “In the midst of pointing out yet another anti-Catholic editorial cartoon, Diogenes reminds us that those who so arduously reject orthodox Catholic belief often do so without knowing a single bit of it” …. (bettnet)

JIHADISTS storm Indonesian church [ Islamic Tolerance Alert ] …. (jiwa)

HATEFUL CBC called on carpet for ‘blasphemous’ show. Church sacrificed on altar of CBC. Network will have to answer to a House of Commons committee for a television program the Catholic Civil Rights League has described as blasphemous …. (Various)

CHRISTIANITY Today 2007 book awards …. (.christianitytoday)

MATTINGLY: “When it comes to who fills the pews, every Sunday is Mother’s Day in most mainstream American churches” …. (tmatt.gospelcom.net)

CAMBODIA ‘killing fields’ survivor embraces enemy with love …. (christianweek)

CARBON OFFSETS are less like indulgences and more like tithes paid to the Church of Green …. (stevejanke)

TOP SCOTTISH CARDINAL Warns Pro-Abortion Politicians Not to Expect to Receive Communion …. (lifesite)

BARTHOLEMEW I: Turkey Must Protect Minorities …. (zenit.org)

HEY ATHEISTS: Get Your Own Moral Code …. (p2bc)

SPEAKING Ill of the Dead: Eminentoes– The head of the National Council of Churches takes a parting shot at Jerry Falwell …. (spectator)

FERTILITY, Faith, & the Future of the West: A conversation with Phillip Longman; via …. (CT, godspy)

IF MATH were taught the way religion is taught in many Catholic schools …. (curtjester)

HAWAI’IAN …. (reformedpastor)

CONVERT LINA JOY LOSES bid for legal recognition of religious conversion …. (magicstatistics)

LIBERALISM and Islam have one thing in common: they are both debased forms of Christianity …. (kraalspace.blog)

THE POLITICAL science of Scientology …. (archbishop-cranmer.blog)

RICHARD MINITER— “An Armenian church in Turkey is restored thanks to a little give and take” …. (OJ)

THE THREEFOLD WITNESS of the Church: The Catholic Peter, the Orthodox John, and the Protestant Paul,” via NROTC …. (clarionreview)

A TALK TO STUDENTS: Religious Tolerance and the Common Good …. (skdiocese.com)

DONALD SENSING: “Environmentalism is the hippest Po-Mo religion; as I noted in, “Global cooling ain’t so great, either,” it is an apocalyptic one to boot” …. (donaldsensing)

PROFESSOR Dissents, Denied Tenure …. (reformedpastor)

THE GOOD BOOK isn’t clean enough for Hong Kong. Residents of the city are calling for an “indecent” label for the Bible, saying the text contains passages that are too gory for young eyes, Reuters reports …. (reformedpastor)

TOURISTY gimmicks ruin cathedrals …. (telegraph)

WHAT A RELIGION! In Sweden, the Critics of Islam Are Frightened into Silence. NOOBODY expects the Islamic Inquisition! …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

DEMANDS to ban the Bible …. (archbishop-cranmer.blog)

CHRISTIANS BANNED, but ‘All hell breaks out as pagans given go-ahead for university gathering in Scotland’ …. (kendallharmon)

DENNIS PRAGER has mentioned that one of the things that turned him toward religion was the experience of college. There he encountered, as have most of us, the utter foolishness — the horror, really — of secular liberal thought in all its ghastly maninfestations …. (onecosmos.blog)

WHY WESTERN ART is Unique, and Why Muslim Immigration Threatens It …. (brusselsjournal)

ROD DREHER: Modernism in religion …. (aacblog)

LATIN MASS firestorm just ahead …. (getreligion)

IOWA STATE PROF equates Bible to ‘Mein Kampf’. Atheist promoted to full professorship …. (evolutionnews)

OTTAWA-WATCH: Darfur, Calvinists and the Franciscans …. (canadianchristianity)

HOLYWOOD— Is Evan Almighty the next Passion? …. (gr)

NICK MACHIAVELLI and the Decay of Western Civilization …. (israpundit)

DAWN EDEN: The Sisters of Life rock! …. (dawneden)

4000 CHRISTIANS in India Arrested During Protest. ‘We must fine you because you’re a Christian’.. Convert loses family, home, crops in Hindu crackdown …. (zenit, wnd)

PRESBYTERIANS BEWARE! “By an almost two-to-one margin, Midwest Lutherans voiced solid opposition to decapitation, suicide bombing, and chemical warfare in a new comprehensive survey of their social attitudes” …. (reformedpastor)

GO AND SIGN no more; more here …. (worldmagblog, crummychurchsigns)


World War IV — The New Crusade….

VDH WONDERS Is the Sky Falling on America? And “What is the real scandal in the World Bank?”…. (vdh)

DECODING DARFUR: It’s all about China.. US editorial writers finally zero in together and hard …. (dp)

FOILED TERROR-ATTACK at JFK one year to the day after foiled attack in Toronto; plot tried to forge connection with nuke-master Jamaat al-Muslimeen. The NYPost lambastes the NYTimes for downplaying the JFK terror plot …. (Various)

PODHORETZ has an excellent, if chilling, essay on the growing threat from Iran over at OpinionJournal …. (llamabutchers)

LEDEEN— “It’s not only Darfur. Everybody wants to save Darfur but no one will do the obvious thing. Everyone bemoans what’s happening to Zimbabwe but no one will touch Mugabe. Everyone knows what Iran is up to, but heaven forfend we should do anything serious about it. Everyone sees that Putin is finlandizing Europe—I mean, he just said “I will nuke you if you try to defend yourselves against Iran”—but he’s an honored guest at the big banquets. etcetera, etcetera” …. (drsanity.blog)

TOTTEN: “It was bound to happen sooner or later. Al Qaeda has moved into Lebanon” …. (michaeltotten)

GENOCIDE Doesn’t ‘Just Happen’ — Sudan’s President Bashir and his National Islamic Front regime need to be blamed …. (NRO)

TERRORIST HIZB’ALLAH says the Chapter VII United Nations Security Council’s tribunal to try the assassins of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is illegal and illegitimate …. (michaeltotten)

ELI WIESEL: Not on Our Watch …. (via miafarrow)

AMIR TAHERI: Talks with Iran Will Go Nowhere …. (freedomszone)

NO BLOOD FOR TERROR! — Norway Hands $10M to Hamas …. (lgf)

CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE? Srebrenica Survivors Sue Netherlands, United Nations …. (spiegel.de)

CAROLINE GLICK takes on multiculturalism and appeasement …. (israpundit)

REPORT CONFIRMS 2004 DRY RUN for terror-attack. “Terror in the Skies”: One Woman’s Persistence …. (worldmagblog, gatesofvienna.blog)

NORK MISERY— Eyewitness reports from North Korea’s gulag …. (magicstatistics)

CANUCKISTAN— Jack tosses secret CSIS terrorist report onto his stack of Playboys …. (proudtobecanadian)

MEDIA SIMPLY REFUSES to Acknowlege kindly freedom-fighters Al Qaeda Torture …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

FIRST UP AGAINST THE WALL when the revolution comes– Baroness Cox: Britain is ‘deeply infiltrated by radical Islam’ …. (archbishop-cranmer.blog)

IAEA HONCHO El Baradei and His Bank Account — Who Inspects the Inspectors? …. (claudiarosett)

PRACTICING SUBMISSION— “For one night, on May 9, the quaint colonial town of Amherst, New Hampshire, was transformed into a Saudi Arabian Bedouin tent community” …. (lgf, jiwa)

SO DARK THE CON OF THE WEST: Palestinian Deception, “Victimhood”, and Jihad …. (drsanity.blog)

AND SO WHAT were you expecting, Professor Dossa? “St. FX political scientist Shiraz Dossa, who presented a paper at the Iranian Holocaust-denial conference last year, is whining about the “Islamophobic” treatment he’s received from his university and the media” …. (dp)

MAGISTATS: “Consider these four individuals applying for legal immigrant status in Britain. Which three will be accepted, and which one told to get out?” …. (magicstatistics)

MAD MAHMOUD’S Mahdi Man: Ahmadinejad’s Spiritual Advisor Shouted Down in Canada …. (http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2007/05/ahmadinejads-spiritual-advisor-shouted.html)

SEEKING SYMPATHY from the Infidel: Zawahiri invokes the language of social justice. The New Islamic Apologetics: Ignore history and focus on platitudes of peace and love? Sedate the enemy before you conquer …. (victorhanson)

WITH A NOD to Orwell and Kafka, How About a Get-Real UN Web Site? …. (claudiarosett)

OPERATION Tarnished Eagle — and Laos, Iran and North Korea …. (pajamasmedia)

FIDEL REDUX Hugo Chavez Expands the Venezuelan Road To Absolute Serfdom …. (acton.org)

THERE THEY GO AGAIN: “British academics have joined the sullied ranks of British journalists, physicians, architects and whatever to vote to promote a boycott of Israeli academic institutions” …. (americanthinker)

SPARE A TEAR— Facebook: “Toronto 18 Support Group” for accused Muslim terrorists …. (shaidle)

MELANIE PHILLIPS: “What is happening to England, once the most civilised, humane, fair-minded country on earth, but now consumed by hatred of its allies and the desire to grovel to its mortal enemies, is a tragedy”; History repeats itself in Britain …. (melaniephillips)

WHAT TURNED Mohammad Sidique Khan, a softly spoken youth worker, into the mastermind of 7/7? …. (dp)

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL and the Self-Serving Avarice of the Left. Amnesty: The Devil is in the Details …. (BoB, lgf)

THE DECLARATION of Non-Dependency …. (americandigest)

WHAT IF ISRAELIS had abducted a BBC journalist? Media Mourns Six Day War Anniversary …. (acb, israpundit)

COMMIE THEME PARK: Britain’s Prospect magazine asks why so many first-world tourists are so enraptured by Cuba …. (damianpenny)

CHARGES DISMISSED without prejudice against Gitmo “child soldier”.. because of legal technicality …. (cfp)

REMEMBERING the Massacre at Tiananmen Square- 18 Yrs Ago …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

MASS WW2 HOLOCAUST Grave Found in Ukraine …. (ajc.com)

9/11 IN YOUR PANTS: Sandy Berger and the Clinton Cover-Up – Why It Matters. Well, at least he didn’t get 30 months on trumped-up chargesPants Berger plans his vacation; Libby to jail …. (Various)

LIES, DAMNED LIES, and CAIR’s Statistics. CAIR, 2 other groups named as unindicted co-conspirators…. (AT)

REMEMBER: Chiune Sugihara and the Jewish refugees that he helped to save …. (pbs.org)

LEFTY SUGAR DADDY Soros’ big Halliburton stake …. (americanthinker)

THE SIX-DAY WAR – 40 years on. How TIME Reported the Six Day War in 1967 …. (acb, lgf)

HOLLYWOOD makeover: Man who slew 100 million people to have $60 million glam treatment …. ()

BILL WHITTLE: YOU ARE NOT ALONE (Part 1)— Folks, you are about to be hit with a BIG IDEA. A critique …. (ejectejecteject, theanchoressonline)

IMAO INSTANT GOLD: “Blowing Up JFK – An American Dream Denied. An Editorial By Harvey” …. (imao.us)

YOUTUBE— The BBC And Sunlight …. (youtube.com)


LifeWatch ….

HOW “THE PILL” causes embryonic abortions. Additionally, the ‘Morning-after’ pill is abortifacient …. (bettnet)

THE NEW September Interim is up …. (soberingthoughts.blog)

EXPLOITING TREATABLE ILLNESS— “Swiss suicide clinics ‘helping depressives die’”; ah, yes: let’s imagine the worldall of these people, not to mention the many folks out there who soldier on, get treatment, and redeem the black dog …. (gatesofvienna.blog, mixednuts.net)

BUT YOU KNEW IT— Mark Steyn: “I’m a women and children first kind of guy” …. (shaidle)

ROMANIAN movie about an abortion wins Cannes festival. Link via …. (LTimes, Godspy)

THE CBC BREAKS INTO news coverage to cover Dr. Kevorkian news conference, ironically live …. (p2bc)

FJORDMAN: “What is the Cause of Low Birth Rates?” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

WESLEY J. SMITH: Here’s what Mike Wallace won’t tell you. “Dr. Death Returns” …. (NRO)

27 CANADIAN READERS dead, hundreds injured after George Jonas’ searing abortion column …. (shaidle)

WHAT BOYS BECOME Without Male Authority — A Warning From Britain. The Disappearing Father …. (albertmohler)

WISDOM From the Planned Parenthood Dictionary …. (markshea.blog)

[FILL IN THE BLANK] Needs Women …. (silflayhraka)

PRO-CHOICERS bid to eradicate guilt, babies, and poverty — in that order …. (dawneden)

NEWSPAPER to city: Quit attacking pro-lifers. Editorial says protesters have constitutional rights, too …. (wnd)

NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY: “Do women get pregnant because they lack information?” …. (oj)

STIGMATIZE Planned Parenthood – Kathryn Jean Lopez …. (townhall.)

WE’RE SUPPOSED TO stop killing our children for oil, but make sure we can kill them for convenience …. (acton)

THE LA TIMES ran a story that, in all its horrible brutality, attempted to defend a couple’s decision to kill selected fetuses in the woman’s womb by means of what is euphemistically called “selective reduction.” The article was chilling in its cold honesty and grotesque morality …. (albertmohler)

MICHAEL COREN and Dr. Gifford-Jones on Conjoined Twins: Do they deserve to be born? …. (torontosun)

HEROIC student journalist Lila Rose went undercover to expose Planned Parenthood’s concealment of child rape …. (dawneden)

MEDICAL experiments to be done without patients’ consent …. (transfigurations.blog)

POPULATING a Baby-Starved Canada …. (smalldeadanimals)

THE REAL PLANNED PARENTHOOD: “Margaret Sanger’s baby receives infinitely more from unwitting taxpayers and willing corporate donors than it does from presidential wannabes” …. (spectator.org)

A DAY IN THE LIFE of an ‘At Home Mom’ …. (allthesethings)

TOO OLD for motherhood? …. (worldmagblog)

THE PRO-ASSISTED SUICIDE MOVEMENT always couches its argument in terms of “compassion” and “choice,” downplays the word “suicide,” and breezily dismiss any counter arguments about the (very real) slippery slope that will accompany the legalization of the practice …. (acton.org)

NUMBER-NERDS STATISTICIANS WARN warn abortion will destroy society …. (magicstatistics)

STOPPING PERIODS and messing with fertility …. (bettnet.com)

IN CANADA, Kopala says, one couple out of 15 are medically diagnosed as infertile. And women who do bear children are delaying it much longer than before; a mother’s average age of of first birth is 29.5 years. But the older women are the less likely they are to conceive and the more likely the pregnancy will miscarry …. (donaldsensing)

DEVALUING people with Down’s Syndrome …. (soberingthoughts.blog)

YET ANOTHER Promising Use of Adult Stem Cells …. (markshea.blog)

FEMINISM’S Shame / Feminism’s Glory …. (proteinwisdom)

KEVORK’S Cause Founders As He’s Freed …. (transfigurations.blog, WS)

CHINESE REVOLT against one-child enforcement …. (bettnet)

BETTNET— “Can’t love my baby” …. (bettnet)

APPARENTLY possession of a uterus is the ace card by which any manner of atrocity can be perpetrated with impunity.” …. (soberingthoughts.blog)

RX THE KIDS! Ritalin use higher for children of divorce: study …. (cbc.ca)

THE FERTILITY GAP: 41 Percent …. (merecomments)

THE NUMBER ONE VOTE-GETTER in Canada is… Ending Abortion! …. (markshea.blog)

OFFING THE TARDS: The War against Children with Disabilities …. (catholicexchange)

ADVERSE Events of HPV Vaccine Being Ignored by FDA and CDC? …. (cosmos-liturgy-sex.com)

for New Birth Control Pill …. (curtjester)

READERS “Blow Off Steam” Over Male-Bashing …. (proudtobecanadian.ca)

FEMINIST agency fights attempt at scrutiny of its ideological bias (Hilary White). R.E.A.L. Women seek to disband a radical agency who only represent a minute percentage of Canadians …. (theinterim.ca)

MIKE ADAMS: A New Definition of Feminism …. (proudtobecanadian.ca)

SPANISH DOCTORSOppose Over-the Counter Sales of Morning-After Pill …. (transfigurations.blog)

HOW TO talk to children about abortion …. (theinterim.ca)

THE MARRIAGE DIVIDE: A Great piece in the latest Economist on the growing class divide in marriage patterns …. (http://familyscholars.org/?p=6414)

CUDDLING THE EXECUTIONER: “The nauseating photo of CBS shill Mike Wallace giving Jack Kevorkian a welcome-home hug goaded me to dig up Judge Jessica Cooper’s statement on the occasion (April 14, 1999) of her sentencing Kevorkian to 10 to 20 years in prison” …. (offtherecord)

THE WAR ON Crisis Pregnancy Centers; How to tell the difference …. (Curt Jester)

GUILT IS THE LEAST of what they should feel …. (bettnet)

ENGLAND: “Despite what appeared to be the noisy support of the Tory benches, Mrs Winterton’s bid to require women seeking an abortion to have prior counselling was voted down by 182 votes to 107” …. (telegraph)

LEAVE THOSE kids alone …. (guardian)

BOOZELESS PREGNANCIES? New medical advice not based on actual evidence …. (magicstatistics)

NO SURPRISE: kids watch too much TV …. (bettnet)

A SAD REALITY: Increase in abortions in Scotland …. (transfigurations.blog)


Oh, Canadia ….

Currently Under Better Than Otherwise Management

UNHAPPY ANNIVERSARY: “In 1984 Prince Charles famously described an extension to the National Gallery in London as “a monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend.” The same description applies equally well to Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms and its inclusion into the Canadian constitution a quarter century ago” …. (godscopybook.blog)

ONE IN SIX ADULT Canadians now work directly for the government …. (p2bc)

AFGHAN MINISTER: if Canada leaves, development progress will disintegrate …. (macleans.ca)

CITOYEN DION does Alberta …. (magicstatistics)

MOTHERCORP CRAP: CBC dismissively sneers at and insults top U.S. diplomat. In other non-news– CBC Things Ignored Monday: al-Qaeda leader killed in Iraq; anti-socialist Chavez protests grow …. (p2bc)

IRAQ’S OIL BOOM isn’t delayed, it’s relocated to Canada …. (guardian)

THE NATIONAL POST is reporting that a RCMP investigation into money flowing out of the World Tamil Movement offices in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver to the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) terrorist group in Sri Lanka has garnered 63 suspects …. (dustmybroom)

SHAIDLE— CBC: What my taxes help pay for …. (shaidle.blog)

END OF AN ERA: Colby Cosh on the closure of Sam the Record Man, and what it says about the music retailing industry …. (dp)

MAKE THE Canadian Navy and Air Force ‘Royal’ again …. (godscopybook, rcn-rcaf)

COPYBOOK GODS: Toronto the Sprawled …. (godscopybook)

THIS WON’T GO DOWN well at Status of Women, Canada, Inc. …. (Bearblog)

REGINA POLICE plan to fight crime by … removing the city’s pay phones? …. (cbc.ca)

ABORIGINAL PROTESTS are our own fault …. (magicstatistics)

CONVENIENTLY ENOUGH, Liberal Senator Colin Kenny (Ontario) finds himself not guilty, and sits in judgment on his accuser …. (stevejanke)

CANADIAN PARLIAMENT: no free speech rights to video of Parliament …. (boingboing)

OUR RED FRIENDS— B.C. government-certified schools in China: teachers told to deflect human rights criticism to U.S. …. (p2bc)

STILL SEEKING VOWELS, Canadian-owned mine becomes flashpoint in Kyrgyzstan …. (magicstatistics)

OMAR KHADR is no innocent …. (NRO)

WRONGTHINK: Canadian Climatologist Asks Government to Prove Bulb Ban Saves the Planet …. (newsbusters)

EVERYBODY is to blame—except the natives …. (proudtobecanadian)

THE KATE: “For reference, Avi Lewis is the son of the image former you’ve got to be kidding party’s Stephen Lewis, who sounds very much like a communist to me. Stephen Lewis is the son of Federal NDP Leader David Lewis, who similarly sounds very much like a communist to me. Stephen Lewis is married to Michele Landsberg, a feminist activist and former writer for the leftist Toronto Star, which is perhaps the most left-wing mainstream newspaper in North America, and the liberals’ Globe and Mail. She sounds very much like a communist to me” …. (sda)

THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE continues to investigate the RCMP Pension Scandal …. (stevejanke)

CANADA TAKES WORLD’S Stupidest Nation Award, 2007– Air Canada sells carbon offset tickets …. (shaidle)

OLD NEWS ALERT: Liberal scandals have hurt Canada economically …. (stevejanke)

ENVIRO NOBILITY David Suzuki: Hypocrite or Henpecked? David Suzuki’s grand Tangwyn property is a struggle for him …. (stevejanke)

FUN WITH liberals and their famous “tolerance” …. (p2bc)


Blogosphere, Web — and Old Media ….

EGYPT FREES blogger– the evil one: Muslim Brotherhood blogger …. (JiWa)

BEWARE the Bloggers’ Bile: “.. smart stuff is being drowned out by a fierce, bullying, often witless tone of intolerance that has overtaken the left-wing sector of the blogosphere. Anyone who doesn’t move in lockstep with the most extreme voices is savaged and ridiculed—especially people like me who often agree with the liberal position but sometimes disagree and are therefore considered traitorously unreliable” …. (TIME.com)

BLOGGER SUED For Reporting Public Information …. (mypetjawa)

GOOGLE gives finger to Memorial Day yet again …. (stoptheaclu)

ARE BLOGGERS Creating the Crisis or Just Reporting It Uncensored? …. (brusselsjournal)

WHO BLOGS? Odds Are Marketers Have No Idea …. (adage.com)

101 ESSENTIAL Blogging Resources …. (http://www.blogtrepreneur.com/2007/05/23/101-essential-blogging-resources/)

WHINERS: Jailed Chinese journo Shi Tao joins lawsuit against Yahoo …. (boingboing)

AMAZING Facebook …. (buzzmachine)

NEWSBEAT: JAMES LILEKS— “St. Paul Council Mulls Supplemental Sewer Levy” …. (iowahawk)

NEWSPAPERS need Google …. (buzzmachine)

SCAM REVERSAL: Nigerial Official Falls For New Orleans Fraud Scam …. (sda)

THE ONION: “Media Landscape Redefined By 24-Second News Cycle” …. (theonion)


Pop Culture, Media, Technology, Leftovers ….

IN YOUR EARS & WIGS— what’s to like? Earwigs: The Horror! …. (neatorama)

WORLDMAG— “An Inconvenient Truth or Convenient Fiction” …. (worldmagblog)

DOG FOOD WATCH— Communist cadre in charge of food safety sentenced to death (for now); Please don’t contaminate that food you’re selling me …. (Shotgun, magistats)

SO COOL: Sony’s flexible, full-color OLED …. (viralvideochart)

WELCOME Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia that anyone can edit …. (uncyclopedia)

ALEC BALDWIN IS Charles Nelson Reilly …. (videosift, Wiki)

SHREK & The disappearance of the seven dwarves …. (worldmagblog)

GOOGLE MAPS is spying on my cat, says freaked out BB reader …. (boingboing)

GREENPEACE invokes new approach to scientific argument …. (magicstatistics)

AMAZING: Will Ferrell, Christopher Walken – Blue Oyster Cult and more Cowbell …. (vids.myspace)

THAT NUCLEAR global-warming furnace: The Sun in Motion …. (neatorama)

BRAINDEAD SPEAK— ‘She Literally Exploded: The Daily Telegraph Infuriating Phrasebook’ by Christopher Howse and Richard Preston (Constable) …. (magicstatistics)

STELLARIUM is a free, open source planetarium for your computer …. (markshea.blog)

OUTING OUR Colleges’ Strong Arm Policies; the Indoctrinate U Site, and NRO comments …. (Various)

PERSONAL DATA found hidden in iTunes tracks …. (timesonline)

THE EVER USEFUL Yak Shaving Razor #93 …. (evangelicaloutpost)

THE PROPHET AL to Canadian teachers — don’t sweat the facts …. (stevejanke)

EUROCRACY— “Charles Moore explains precisely how unelected ‘Commissioners from Finland or Greece’ are responsible for micro-regulations which must be implemented at a local level, and that no-one in the United Kingdom is in a position to change such policies because we ‘cannot appoint or dismiss’ those who pontificate on such matters” …. (archbishop-cranmer.blog)

THE DARK LORD LUCAS & his ‘Geekological endgame’. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Wars, Mark Steyn reposts his jump-the-Alderanian-shark reviews of the three prequels …. (guardian)

THE HUMAN VIRUS— Blue planet: SUV use on the rise on gas giant Neptune? Maybe it’s this: “Senator Clinton is coming to a conference on POVERTY driving a TAHOE.” .. Limousine Liberals, make room for the SUV Socialists …. (Hotair, HHewitt)

THE ENTIRE Civil War (or War Between the States, whatever your tastes) in four+ minutes …. (llamabutchers)

RACHEL CARSON killed more people than Hitler …. (shaidle)

FUN WITH Homeland Security signage. Don’t drink spewables as you read the list …. (haha.nu)

Colbert: Singin’ In Korean

LOADS OF COOL NEW MARS IMAGES HAVE BEEN RELEASED, and you can see them here. And if we can all tear ourselves from the Paris Hilton coverage, the Mars rovers are still at it …. (instapundit)

THIS MONSTER nearly killed humans off, 69 000 years ago. 2800 cubic km of erupted material; v.s Mt. St. Helen’s 1 cubic km, or Krakatoa’s 25 cubic km. Via this cool link …. (Wiki, bradshawfoundation)

HRAKA— “My series set out to profile the dissenters — those who deny that the science is settled on climate change — and to have their views heard.” …. (silflayhraka.com)

AHHR! IT’S THE Psychiatrists Of The Caribbean …. (sigcarlfred.blog)

JUST ASKING.. Who said this, Al Gore or Theodore Kaczynski, a.k.a., the Unabomber? Take your time. Meteorologist: ‘Al Gore’s Global Warming is the Biggest Myth of the Century’ …. (newcriterion, newsbusters)

ARTEEESTS: “The new British Olympic 2012 logo cost $800,000 to design. We say: crumpled boxes, ready for recycling” …. (belmont.blog)

SEAFOOD imports from China raised in untreated sewage. Fish products consumed by Americans doctored with dangerous drugs, chemicals …. (worldnetdaily)

YEARS LATER— Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – Where Are They Now? …. (imao.us)

REMEMBER— “Save the planet: Eat a Vegan.” …. (llamabutchers)

THOMAS SOWELL: We’re surrounded by adolescent intellectuals …. (NRO)

EYE IN THE SKY: Google Maps Street View …. (viralvideochart)

SIMPSONS— The Day The Earth Looked Stupid …. (youtube)

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