Tuesday, December 22, 2015

For It Is Tuesday


Trudeau, who has yet to stand up to Putin, admires the country that keeps North Korea going:

North Korea expressed outrage on Tuesday at Canada's "slanderous" reaction to a sentence of hard labor for life for a Canadian Christian convicted of subversion.

Hyeon Soo Lim, a South Korean-born Canadian who was the head pastor at one of Canada's largest churches, had been held by North Korea since February. He was sentenced on Wednesday, a ruling Canada called "unduly harsh."

North Korea's highest court said Lim had attempted to overthrow the government and undermine its social system with "religious activities" for the past 18 years, China's official Xinhua news agency reported.

"Public officials of Canada, including its premier, have been rashly unleashing malicious slander against our republic about the hard labor for life sentence against him," the North's KCNA news agency quoted a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying.

"We cannot suppress outrage that the Canadian government dares to pick a quarrel with our fair and just judicial decision speaking of 'concern' and 'violation of international law' when its citizen has committed a vicious crime against us."

Canada's unreasonable position would only complicate the case, the spokesman was quoted as saying, without elaborating.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said after the ruling: "The issues of North Korea's governance and judicial system are well known. We are very concerned about someone being sentenced to life in North Korea."

(Sidebar: bullsh--.) 

The doctor at the heart of the fight against Quebec's assisted-dying law promised Tuesday he will not back down despite the province's top court ruling that the legislation is constitutional and can remain in effect.

The Quebec Court of Appeal overturned a lower court decision aimed at suspending implementation of the law.

Criminal Code provisions banning assisted suicide are invalid because they were struck down by the Supreme Court, the appeals court ruled Tuesday.

That means Quebec's law doesn't conflict with the federal statutes, which take precedence in the country's legal system.

A Quebec Superior Court justice ruled last month the law contravened Sec. 14 of the Criminal Code, which states people cannot consent to having death inflicted on them.

Quebec appealed that decision.

The Supreme Court ruled the federal law banning assisted suicide unconstitutional last February, but suspended its decision for one year to give the government time to create a new law.

"There is no doubt" the articles of the Criminal Code regarding assisted suicide "are constitutionally invalid," the appeals court said in its ruling.

That makes exemptions to those Criminal Code provisions possible under certain circumstances and means the Quebec law is constitutional, the court added.

The Superior Court justice ruled in favour of Dr. Paul Saba and a handicapped woman, who were hoping to postpone implementation of the law until at least February.

Saba said he was disappointed by Tuesday's ruling but promised to take Quebec to court once again.

Wearing a dress blue uniform, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faced a military judge Tuesday for the first time since the U.S. Army decided to proceed with a military trial that could result in a life sentence for his disappearance in Afghanistan in 2009.

Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban for five years after he walked off a base, was arraigned during a short hearing on charges of desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy, a relatively rare charge that carries the severe punishment. If convicted of desertion, he could get up to five years in prison.

Now people will see that helping is for suckers thanks to these thugs:

A Saskatchewan woman says she may never stop to help a stranger on the highway ever again after she and a friend were attacked on the weekend.

Kristen Alm says they were headed toward home about 3 a.m. on Saturday when they noticed a rolled-over SUV and saw a group of people waving for help.

But when the Good Samaritans pulled over, they were dragged from their vehicle and beaten by the group, who then stole the friend's car and drove off.

Five people, including three teens, face multiple charges in the carjacking.

The group is also accused in two armed robberies near Clavet before rolling the SUV, which police say was stolen.

They were arrested in North Battleford, Sask., following a police chase that started in the north end of Saskatoon.

The anti-fun squad invokes the Constitution in an attempt to ban Christmas:

Atheist objections to public Nativity scenes are nothing new, but a leading atheist group has shown a pattern this year of challenging displays of the Christmas message.

Several actions, legal and otherwise, have been initiated across the country this Christmas season by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).

A federal judge barred Concord Community Schools in Elkhart, Indiana, December 2 from having a live Nativity scene in its annual Christmas program, a 45-year tradition for the school system, after the FFRF and ACLU sued in October. The performances were scheduled for December 11 and 12, according to CRUX, and the case is due in court January 7.

Elsewhere in Indiana, the FFRF was behind an “atheist nativity” erected in late November at the Franklin County Courthouse.

The display, a “Bill of Rights nativity” containing George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and the Statue of Liberty with the Bill of Rights in a manger, was to go up next to the traditional Nativity.

These nouveau Cromwellians don't really think George Washington would support them, do they?

Where are the anti-Ramadan ads?

 Finally: Sarah Palin makes fun of Tina Fey:

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