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America's Next Civil War

Thoughts and prayers. Those three words invariably follow the tragedy of gun violence in America. As soon as one hears an elected official utter these words, one can be certain there has been another shooting. Thoughts and prayers have become a synonym for indifference. They are meaningless words. They are words of inaction that simply…

No Country for White Men

History is full of cruelty, oppression, war, conquest and colonization. As soon as humans learned to wield crude clubs and organized themselves into clans and tribes, they began using power and violence to assert their will over other humans. There really aren’t any humans who were immune from the infection of violence. Regardless of culture,…

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America's Next Civil War

Thoughts and prayers. Those three words invariably follow the tragedy of gun violence in America. As soon as one hears an elected official utter these words, one can be certain there has been another shooting. Thoughts and prayers have become a synonym for indifference. They are meaningless words. They are words of inaction that simply…

No Country for White Men

History is full of cruelty, oppression, war, conquest and colonization. As soon as humans learned to wield crude clubs and organized themselves into clans and tribes, they began using power and violence to assert their will over other humans. There really aren’t any humans who were immune from the infection of violence. Regardless of culture,…

Tragic Notre Dame Fire Touched People Everywhere

TORONTO — The Archbishop of Toronto said Monday the fire that heavily damaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is a tragic event that has touched people everywhere. "All around the world, all of us feel a certain sadness in our hearts at the thought of the people of Paris losing not only such an astonishing,…

Theresa May’s Ides of March

March 2019 has proven to be an interesting time to visit England. The political drama of Brexit is everywhere. I mean everywhere! Forget TV, newspapers and the radio, you can’t step into a pub or a restaurant without overhearing at least one discussion on the issue. For a political junkie from Canada, it has been…

Research Links Shrinking Sea Ice to Less Rain in South

Research has uncovered powerful evidence linking shrinking sea ice in the Arctic to snow and rain in central North America. A study published Wednesday in the journal Nature suggests that a long dry period about 8,000 years ago through the centre of the continent was influenced by disappearing sea ice — the same mechanism that…

15 Canadians stranded on Norwegian Cruise Ship

STAVANGER, Norway — Norwegian officials are investigating why a cruise ship carrying more than 1,300 people, including 15 Canadians, set sail despite storm warnings and forced a major evacuation after a mayday call had been issued. Global Affairs Canada says the Canadians were on board the Viking Sky cruise ship when it ran into engine…

The Silent Road to Christchurch

Hate and intolerance do not have a singular definition. They fall on a continuum. Harbouring hateful and intolerant ideas and feelings can reside subtly in the subconscious or they can take the form of extreme violence against those we may hate or are intolerant towards. The murder of fifty Muslim worshippers in Christchurch is the…

Canadian Reaction to New Zealand Attack

Canadians were quick to speak out against the attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that left at least 49 people dead. Here is a selection of quotes: ——— "Canada condemns this attack, and will continue to work closely with New Zealand, our close partner and friend, and others to take action against violent…

Canadians Killed in Ethiopian Airlines Crash

Details are emerging on the 18 Canadian victims of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash in Addis Ababa that left 157 people dead. Here is what we know so far: Rubi Pauls: Nine−month−old Rubi was travelling to Kenya with her family to meet her grandfather for the first time. Her 34−year−old mother, seven year−old brother, four−year−old…

Latest on Ethiopian Airlines Crash

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 11:50 p.m. A team of U.S. aviation experts has arrived at the site where an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner crashed, killing 157 people on a flight to Kenya. A Federal Aviation Administration statement said the American agency’s people were at the crash site…

18 Canadians Die in Ethiopian Airways Crash

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Citizens from 35 countries were killed when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi on Sunday morning. Here is the latest list of nationalities as released by the airline. It accounts for the nationalities of 150 of the 157 people believed to have…

Father-Daughter Row Across Atlantic

After spending three months rowing a small boat across the moody Atlantic Ocean, father−daughter duo John and Libby Beeden say they’re wobbly but relieved to have arrived on solid land. It wasn’t always a given, John Beeden said. The winds and currents were working against them for the last leg of their 91−day journey from…

Donald Trump Now Considered "Obese"

REUTERS - President Donald Trump has put on a few pounds over the past year and is now in the obese range, although he remains in "very good health overall," according to the results of a physical examination conducted last week. Gavino Garay reports in this Reuters News Report.

Amazon Rethinks its NY Headquarters

Amazon is reconsidering locating part of its new headquarters in New York because of local opposition, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing two people familiar with the retailer's thinking. Jane Lanhee Lee reports in this Reuter's News story. Source: Amazon rethinks NY HQ over opposition -W.Post by ReutersNews

Patriots Victory Parade Boasts a Million-Strong Crowd

Superstar Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick were among the first to greet a million-strong crowd for their victory parade in Boston on Tuesday to celebrate the New England Patriots' record-tying sixth Super Bowl win. Watch this Reuters News video for the full story.

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