Sunday, June 26, 2016

Canada Week: Sunday Post

Stand for the national anthem before the Liberals trot out someone else who will get rid of it completely.

Speaking of stamping out countries...

Still smarting over the vote to leave the European Union (one can thank the functionally illiterate Millennials for that), the drive for a new vote may have found some steam:

An online petition seeking a second referendum on a British exit from the Europe Union has drawn more than 1.6 million names, a measure of the extraordinary divisiveness of Thursday's vote to leave the 28-nation bloc.

Yes, about that:

Most people do NOT want a second Brexit referendum despite more than two million people signing a petition calling for one, a Sunday Mirror and Sunday People survey has revealed.

Half of all Brits said they believe the result of Thursdays EU referendum should stay and the UK should leave.

In a poll of 1,069 British adults aged 18 and over taken yesterday, just 39% said they felt a second referendum should be held.

The truth is that the EU did not work. Now, it is very possible that other countries will follow suit and who could blame them? Appointed officials in Brussels deciding other countries' every move cannot be better than open agreements on travel and trade.

Speaking of trade:

Britain's high commissioner is open to signing a free trade deal with Canada now that the United Kingdom has opted out of the European Union.

Howard Drake said Britain will go it alone on trade agreements after the Brexit vote, adding the U.K. will not cease to be a trading nation after it pulls out of the EU.

Look - if we don't want the Americans coming here, you're not welcome, either:

When elections don’t go a certain way in the U.S., many voters inevitably utter the slogan, “I’m moving to Canada.”

Britons on social media also took up the refrain after the result of the U.K. referendum became clear last night.
You lost, "Remain" Britons. Deal with it.

A real leader criticises PM Trulander for butting into something he cannot possibly comprehend:

In an interview with The Globe and Mail, Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, also took a shot at Canada’s Mark Carney, saying the Bank of England Governor may have to resign for becoming too partisan during the campaign, which ended with 52 per cent of Britons voting to leave the EU last week.

“I’m afraid that the whole international political community rallied to Mr. Cameron and the status quo,” Mr. Farage said in an interview on Sunday referring to Mr. Trudeau who was one of many world leaders who supported Britain staying in the EU.

He added that Mr. Trudeau would have never endorsed Canadians giving up similar powers under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

“I mean I’d love the Canadian prime minister to tell you guys that you’ve decided to make Nafta a political union, and that you are going to transfer all Ottawa’s authority to someone else, that you are going to have foreign courts overruling you,” he said. “How long would you last? A day? A week? And yet that’s what the Canadian prime minister was effectively recommending to us. I wonder sometimes whether foreign leaders genuinely understand what the European Union is.”

What Trudeau lacks in competence and class he makes up for in arrogance. Having been raised in affluence and under the occasional wing of a philandering communist who did not move Canada into the direction of republicanism but away from Britain, Trudeau finds it easier to react than to understand why over fifty percent of British voters might want to leave (what cannot be stressed enough) a failed experiment.

What would his anti-British father say?

Should Sweden and Denmark vote to leave the European Union, will PM Trulander pout some more?


Nepalese government officials are seeking answers as anger grows over the deaths of 13 Nepali guards who worked for the Canadian embassy in Kabul and were shuttled back and forth in one of the most dangerous cities in the world in an unprotected minibus.

Please, Nepal. Look who runs Canada now. The man has mittens sewn into his clothes. He believes that killing terrorists makes them win, I swear to God.

While everyone was deathly worried about what Brexit might mean, Fallujah was liberated from ISIS:

A senior Iraqi commander said the city of Fallujah was “fully liberated” from ISIL on Sunday, after a more than monthlong military operation.

Iraqi troops have entered the northwestern al-Julan neighbourhood, the last area of Fallujah to remain under ISIL control, the head of the counterterrorism forces in the operation, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, told The Associated Press.

Al-Saadi said the operation, which began in late May, “is done and the city is fully liberated.” The Iraqi army was backed by U.S.-led airstrikes and paramilitary troops, mostly Shiite militias.

“From the centre of al-Julan neighbourhood, we congratulate the Iraqi people and the commander in chief…and declare that the Fallujah fight is over,” he told Iraqi state TV, flanked by military officers and soldiers. Some of the soldiers were shooting in the air, chanting and waving the Iraqi flag.

Oh, dear:

A documentary on the life of a North Korean girl and her family has unintentionally exposed the secret inner workings of the country after outtakes of the film was smuggled out.

‘Under the Sun’ was supposed to be a propaganda film about a young girl happily growing up in the Kim Jong-un’s childrens’ union.

In snippets of the documentary, the girl, Ri Zin Mi, can be seen practising for festivals in tribute to former leader Kim Jong-il as well as at school, home and her parents’ work.

However, as the film crew and its Russian director, Vitaly Mansky, quickly discovered what they were being asked to film was all an illusion -the young girl became part of the North Korean system in front of their eyes.

“It was completely fake,” the film’s producer Simone Baumann told CNN.

“They would come to the scene, and would tell the people what they had to do, where they have to sit, how they have to sit, how they have to smile, they would tell them what they have to say.”

In the vision, the young girl can be seen being tucked up into bed by a group of her minders, while in other scenes thousands of flowers put on a stadium stage to mark festivities were soon after collected and put into bins.

The filmmakers also captured a group of North Koreans appearing to push a bus along a road and children shivering in classrooms.

While the North Korean authorities ultimately scrapped the original project after viewing the outtakes, a camerawoman copied everything filmed and kept it on two memory cards.

“The camerawoman is very brave. She put (the memory card) in her trousers when she went to the toilet. They gave one of them (the cards) to the North Koreans, and the second one they took with them,” Ms Baumann said.

After leaving North Korea the filmmakers decided to use the footage to create their own behind-the-scenes project. ‘Under the Sun’ debuts at US and European film festivals this month.

That must be embarrassing for the North Korean propaganda department. They still labour under the misconception that no one knows that North Korea is a Third World craphole headed by the only fat man in their country.

Why Ted Cruz should still be running for president:

Sen. Ted Cruz is calling out the Obama administration for its plan to “give away control of the internet to foreign countries.”

President Barack Obama’s administration is working to hand over management of names and IP addresses to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a global stakeholder group that includes countries like Russia, Iran and China — who don’t recognize the U.S.’s First Amendment.

Well, this must be embarrassing:

Sara Farsakh created quite a stir last month when she and her friends filed a lawsuit against a California restaurant, Urth Caffe in Laguna Beach, claiming the establishment discriminated against them because they’re Muslims.

Urth Caffe policy limits diners to 45 minutes at high-demand tables during busy hours; Farsakh and her friends — who were wearing Muslim headscarfs — were asked to leave their table. ...

But after their lawsuit was filed, Urth Caffe indicated it planned on countersuing — and it has made good on that promise.

Attorney David Yerushalmi of the American Freedom Law Center, which represents Urth Caffe, told LawNewz the co-owner of the restaurant, Jilla Berkman, is Muslim and many of her customers are Muslim or Arab.

“This lawsuit claiming religious discrimination is a fraud and a hoax on the courts and the media,” Yershalmi told LawNewz in a statement. “It is nothing short of an abuse of process to extort public apologies and other accommodations from my client, Urth Caffe.”

Yerushalmi noted in a court document filed Wednesday that there was “an underlying agenda for this litigation that has nothing to do with justice,” LawNewz reported, adding that Yerushalmi characterized Farsakh as a college-aged activist who “self-promotes her involvement in radical organizations.”

And now,  dips.

It's Sunday. Eat outside.

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