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The Canadian Zionism Question

flag-pins-canada-israelA fruitful research avenue for tenured university professors?

Here we have Israel as an internationally recognized thug, keeper of the largest open-air prison on earth, regularly practicing war crimes against civilians, targeting civilian infrastructure and continuously disregarding the Geneva Conventions – virtually unanimously denounced by the international community, by every human rights watch group on the globe, and by international civil society for the last many decades [1] – and how do Canadian politicians and parliamentarians respond?

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Lebanon: Sunnis Fighting Sunnis

al-haririIn a clear reference to former Lebanese prime minister Hariri (junior), the press office of Sunni member of parliament Mohammed Safari held those responsible for inciting violence to be responsible, as well as those committing the violence. The offices of Sunni lawmaker Safari were attacked by Sunni protesters angry at his support for the new Lebanese prime minister, the Sunni businessman and briefly prime minister in 2005 Miqati.

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Mr. President: Please don't shove nuclear power down our throats!

biohazardIn the 1990s, I flew from California to Texas to attend a manufacturing convention. I didn't know anyone, but bought a ticket for the opening night's dinner anyway, and sat with eight or nine other attendees from around the world.

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How To Say Nothing Without Really Trying

P.J. CrowleyState Dept. Spokesman Stonewalls on Settlement Stance

"It is true that How not to do it was the great study and object of all public departments and professional politicians all round the Circumlocution Office." - Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

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Vegetarianism can help save Planet

VegetarianismStop eating meat to stop starvation & warming

We must stop eating meat to stop mass malnutrition and mass starvation and also to stop greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution that threatens the Biosphere and Humanity. However meat producers and some environmentalists argue otherwise. Thus Professor Tim Flannery is a leading Australian environmentalist but has already raised the ire of many other environmentalists by supporting the empirically ineffective and hence counterproductive Carbon Trading-based Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) approach to putting a price on carbon pollution. He has now rejected the sensible approach of the vegetarians by stating that “I believe that in a world facing a food shortage and a climate crisis, livestock represent a potent weapon in the fight to stabilize our climate.” As detailed below, Professor Flannery, no matter his good intentions, is wrong on both matters.

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