Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Daily Digest July 15, 2008


The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
ARCHIVED at http://cdndailydigest.blogspot.com/

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM -
No problem-o
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=152878&sc=80

CORNER BROOK WESTERN STAR -
Higher costs make consumers wiser
http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=152790&sc=30

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN -
When our churches need rescuing
Groups wanting to save closed churches face many challenges in pursuing their objective.
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=152944&sc=103

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Large day for offshore
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1067662.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
Betting on Bombardier is the right thing to do
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=9ae46ba3-9a48-4bf3-8a3d-0c1877d47685

Kanesatake's election results look promising for the future
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=a5a93e76-e769-42f4-a691-c4123b964a1b

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
The quick and easy solution 
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=f39c3346-73df-4090-8aae-e6e8dc923c40

Standing up to bullies
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=11f1ad8c-b23b-45f4-bb81-b7a87cd185e0

EMBASSY
 Another Scorcher for Harper
http://www.embassymag.ca/html/index.php?display=story&full_path=/2008/july/9/editorial/

TORONTO STAR -
'In-and-out' is back on
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/460149

Sewage sludge a messy problem
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/460148

NATIONAL POST -
The Green Shift's Liberal saboteurs
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=654614

HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
Feds' dallying hurts our bid
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/402941

ST. CATHARINES STANDARD -
University funding must be increased;
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1114573

NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW -
Incoming message for wireless operators must be sharp and clear;
http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1114160

WINDSOR STAR -
Text fees
Give consumers an option
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=b20b467b-69d6-419e-a0fa-0f326f158809

Making offenders pay
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=732d6e9c-8200-48d7-ad40-f46f6647fb22

SUDBURY STAR -
We can't see the trees for the forest
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1114580

New land tax needs scrutiny;
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1114616

Sportsbook betting the next big thing
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1114597

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Mr. Sarkozy insinuates
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4199089p-4790696c.html

Teach cyberbullies
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4199087p-4790670c.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
Federal spending must be weighed on merit alone
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=272a7994-3050-4e32-a24f-727bc0747f29

REGINA LEADER-POST -
RCMP ultimate enforcer
While community policing might well have a role to play on reserves, the RCMP must remain the ultimate enforcers of law and order.
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=8f8b1a11-345c-4d27-95be-b7b5a4b4b562

CALGARY HERALD -
Who pays cost for food safety?
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=068b03f0-1b38-44b6-a7d2-634697c757af

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE -
Beware support deals
You might not get the life your accustomed to
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1115081

VANCOUVER PROVINCE -
Let's get the police back on the beat
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=6d28b268-9746-4bef-9914-180e937bc86d

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
Answers needed on model's work
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=35a1d91c-4ad4-467d-b8d3-f682ee6fb348

NANAIMO DAILY NEWS -
B.C. coast may have oil, but it's not cheap
http://www.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/opinion/story.html?id=5c1f656c-fca6-494c-9472-c02964c14135


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS -         
Natives want action, not talk 
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=312bfd18-6940-49d9-9629-6975506bd4b8

Government has let down the people of Barrière lake again 
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=784f0885-a0b4-4886-98bb-ef1aea207412


AFGHANISTAN -
Afghans suspend meetings with Pakistan after attacks
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=06fb0d74-51cc-4d6a-b9da-6c8aea777725

U.S. analysts calling for troops, aid in Afghanistan
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=b39be720-174b-4f58-9750-1887a81edaa9

Afghan attack resonates in Washington
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/JG16Df01.html
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Bush: War faring better in Iraq than Afghanistan
Reuters (07/15/2008)
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Afghans lose faith in government as security continues to deteriorate
AFP (07/15/2008)
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Gunmen kidnap two Turkish nationals
Reuters (07/15/2008)
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As Afghanistan Roils, Pakistan Draws Heat
Council on Foreign Relations, NY (07/15/2008)
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Afghans want a peace deal, and force cannot provide it
The Guardian (07/15/2008)
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Karzai nods to US, winks to Iran
Asia Times (07/15/2008)
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Afghan attack resonates in Washington
Inter Press Service (07/15/2008)
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The Wedding Crashers
Middle East Online (07/15/2008)
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Obama: 'We Have to Win' War Against Taliban in Afghanistan
The Associated Press (07/15/2008)
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'Taliban want Ghazni as gateway to Kabul'
Pajhwok (07/15/2008)
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Maddrassas Built With Your Taxes
New York Post (07/15/2008)


CANADIAN FORCES
Upbeat Canadian baffles Afghans
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=2d1d928c-ecaf-42d1-8e06-ec0e3f28955d

Afghans aren't buying rosy view
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/columnists/story.html?id=4f9a1686-79b3-4a90-b921-eead62bbd7da

Afghan dam contractor must hire own security
Winning bidder can only expect military help 'in an emergency,' tender says
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=e267169e-b564-4479-bf6c-c793f30f1b1c


CANUSA/USACAN Inside Gitmo
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=838005b2-012c-49b6-8a55-b504aa18d7b0

Canadian emissary defends Gitmo trip
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/460297

Trial for Khadr a waste
Allegations of 'torture' a stretch; he should be detained as prisoner of war.
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Worthington_Peter/2008/07/14/6157766-sun.php

Released CSIS video stars Omar Khadr, the Victim
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/3969

Ten lessons from recent torture hearings


Made in America energy policy
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/460159

NAFTA memo has upsides for Canada
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/402942


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Central bank raises inflation worries
http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/460419

Mortgage reforms will save Canadians from U.S.-style woes
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=6d18e3ab-8723-474f-b82b-5e162de4ac21

Fannie and Freddie symptoms of larger problem
 this system amounts to "Socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor"


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
A war just waiting to happen
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/JG16Ag01.html

Iran-US: A study in misperceptions
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/JG16Ak01.html

Is Iran a "threat to peace and security"?
Sahimi: No evidence that Iran's nuclear program poses a threat
U.S. dollars wasted on missile defence
Planning to spend more than $60 billion on dying threat just not worth it
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=813bd15c-74f3-4922-87f4-bab63674d371

Nuclear abolition by U.K. alone would still herald new era
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=ed5d4f7c-f385-4b82-9a48-7265752c7935

Deal on shaky ground
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=104e3c11-f45a-448c-8e76-9aaa47210655

Hamid Karzai Panned for Weak Leadership While Iraq's Al-Maliki Gets Praise
http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=5373191&page=1


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Nutrition claims on food for children can 'mislead'
Many products aimed at youngsters are high in sugar, fat, sodium
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=5b91c10b-adf4-448c-b9e5-5251f0853c38

Food firms shun sludge use
http://www.thestar.com/News/Ontario/article/460264

Federal workplace safety agency recognizes sewage sludge disease
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/459607


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Bring in zero tolerance and force speedsters off our roads for good
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=528488af-683f-4047-8ad8-75402affc260


MIGRATION
Challenges of immigration policy
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/460151


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Stupid oilsands schemes
Oilpatch welfare smacks of Don Getty years
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Columnists/Waugh_Neil/2008/07/15/6158801-sun.html

Drugged driving to face lab tests after all
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2008/07/15/6160291-sun.html

Premier Campbell: Where is the offfshore oil you promised?
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=89a356eb-d0ae-46cb-bf85-9be98a34e9c5


PARTY POLITICS
Tories on hook for $1.3M in campaign ad expenses?
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Politics/2008/07/15/6162781-cp.html

Elections chief counters Tory defence on expenses practices
Conservatives insist they're unfairly targetted, deny wrongdoing
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/07/15/inandout.html

Experts at odds over Cadman tape
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=a0aaa27e-0fa2-42e7-8f4f-7ea323ce2eb0

Harper's office stands firm on Khadr position
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/07/15/harper-khadr.html

Lawyers blast PM after release of Khadr video
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080714/khadr_dvds_080715/20080715?hub=TopStories

Revenue deal fails to appease N.S. MP
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080715.wcasey15/BNStory/National/home


POLITICAL OPINION -

This is no political dream team
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=162231a6-7a0c-442c-a1f3-23ff462e45cb

The vision thing: Harper government needs one, says Plamondon
Blue Thunder author Bob Plamondon says for every two years Libs have held power, the Tories have held one. PM Stephen Harper wants to change that.
http://www.thehilltimes.ca/html/cover_index.php?display=story&full_path=/2008/july/14/qa_plamondon/&c=1


PROGRAMMES
Food safety agency playing 'Russian roulette'
Eliminating pre-market label approvals a bad idea: processors group
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=deee73d6-c48b-4961-89e3-cdbaaf9f065b

'Made in Canada' food labelling rules to kick in next year
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Politics/2008/07/15/6163496-cp.html

Loans for Bombardier a painless boost for Tories
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080715.wplanepolitics15/BNStory/National/home


PRESSURE POINTS
Stash CO2 under ocean floor: study
Area from B.C. to California would safely store 150 years of greenhouse gases
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=ad8a106e-d111-4a96-9e51-67d0cebc7a78

Painful side-effect of global warming: more kidney stones
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Canada/1067653.html


OPINION AND INFORMATION
15% favour province quitting Canada
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=85a23f88-2a22-4646-bd56-547b1db1618f

Even ugly birds need their defenders 
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=31a97963-b634-4664-ba25-719e32281f9b

Germany's grace notes 
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=1d66ed15-a69c-4e05-ac6c-bcc1a371ada1

In the navy
It may be 'better to be a pirate than to join the navy' in the private sector, but a public servant needs to know which way the wind blows
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=1f2bd8ff-a834-4d26-9364-6a2b48e87df5

Silver lining in NAFTA-gate cloud
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/460156

Canadians turn their backs on Afghan quagmire
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=d7baba9f-9746-416a-b072-db305b20d8ac

It takes a nation to raise a generation
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=51a12ea7-8531-4924-8fd3-f731931443b7

Rendering the old world obsolete
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=6c666db3-edc1-4631-bf6f-ce6a653577a5

The unhappy people of Japan
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1114568

A worthy reward
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=654615

A worthless award
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=654612

We need the Order, but not the political correctness that goes with it

Should our top judge be choosing recipients of the Order of Canada?

Just get rid of it

Some facts about the Order of Canada

 
INFOS 
Une vidéo montre un Khadr blessé et en larmes interrogé à Guantanamo Bay
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080715/N071576AU.html

L'APN veut faire front commun avec les provinces pour presser Ottawa
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080715/N071572AU.html

Seuls les conservateurs ont fait du "in and out", selon Elections Canada
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080715/N071556AU.html

La Banque du Canada maintient son taux directeur à 3,0 pour cent
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080715/N071538AU.html


La Teoria Conspiratoria
Canadian ISPs Plan Net Censorship
http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/canada_net_censorship.html

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To whom it may concern.

Bills C-51 and C-52 may or may not be of any concern to you.                                                               

If not please when a post arrives with this in the Subject line "To those to whom Bills C-51 and C-52    
may be of concern" just trash it immediately.                                                                                          

Should you be unfamiliar with the Bills and consequently have no opinion here is the link to one site 
you can visit that raises concerns http://nhppa.org/?page_id=24 and the link to the google site which
offers articles that have led to amendments being offered prior to House Committee consideration     
http://www.google.ca/search?num=50&hl=en&q=bill+C-51+C-52&btnG=Search&meta=cr%3DcountryCA

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To: "Rebecca Gingrich"

 Dare I post this on the Digest?

        Joe

From: "Rebecca Gingrich"

Joe--ABSOLUTELY!!! What is one more war in the greater scheme of things?
Becky


 
WIFE VS. HUSBAND

A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument andneither of them wanted to concede their position.
As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, "Relatives of yours?"
"Yep," the wife replied, "in-laws"..

WOMEN'S REVENGE

"Cash, cheque or charge?" I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase.
As she fumbled for her wallet I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse.
"So, do you always carry your TV remote?" I asked.
"No," she replied, " but my husband refused to come shopping with me, and I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him legally."

W O R D S
A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day.... 30,000 to a man's 15,000.
The wife replied, "The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men...
The husband then turned to his wife and asked, "What?"

CREATION
A man said to his wife one day, "I don't know how you can be so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time.
" The wife responded, "Allow me to explain.
God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me; God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you!

WHO DOES WHAT
A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning.
The wife said, "You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee."
The husband said, " You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee."
Wife replies, "No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee."
Husband replies, "I can't believe that, show me."
So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says..........."HE BREWS"

The Silent Treatment
A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment.  Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight.
Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper, "Please wake me at5:00 AM ." He left it where he knew she would find it.
The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn't wakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed. The paper said, "It is 5:00 AM. Wake up."
Men are not equipped for these kinds of contests.

God may have created man before woman, but there is always a rough draft before the masterpiece.

SEND THIS TO SMART WOMEN WHO NEED A LAUGH AND TO MEN YOU THINK CAN HANDLE IT
 


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From: "Suan H.Booiman"
Subject: Are Canadians getting the truth

Joe,
 
First of all appreciated your call, made the correction immediately. thanks.
 
Now your question about "Truth".

This has been on the map for years, Canadians between elections are
poorly informed about the majority of issues, that is why we have such
a uneducated reflection when an election comes. The majority needs
group leaders, heritage and union to make the decision, or carrying
voting on heritage basis, my great-great-grandfather was Liberal so am I.
 
Members of Parliament party sheep and the voter is nowhere near their
interest. The excuses that are handed out are stories how busy they are
in their local constituency office, dealing with peoples problem. My MP,
Russ Hiebert, pamphlet after pamphlet has only to questions over and
over "Am I doing alright?" "Is Mr.Harper doing alright". Told him, or his
office yesterday that he, or his office, lacks confidence.
 
Today we learn again about that governments should deal with the Nations
poverty, the same song we hear from one government to the next, it never
does change. For the simple reason that cradle to grave services don't
buy votes, as these are the largest amount of people that don't show up to
vote. The money is there, by the billions, but rather wasted on what buys
votes, one of them bilingualism. As statistics Canada does ask "do you
speak French" so they can enlarge the French community. Many Europeans
speak more than one language but speaking French does not make them
to be of that heritage. Learned four my self but does not make me to hold
four heritages.
 
Anyways different story, you can see my genealogy at
                                       www.booiman-genealogy.com
you will find four trees, two of Booiman, because of church fire can not be
connected, one of my mother "Mentjox" and one of my wife "Beekman".
Years of work, never ending. The northern European countries are
very obliging, many for a cost, that is north of the French speaking.
 
Suan

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From: Mary-Sue Haliburton
Subject: 2008 secret session of Congress

All that was reported in mainstream press was that this secret meeting on Mar. 13th was only the fourth such closed-door session of Congress ever held in the history of the United States. Very little was said by the mainstream media, other than to mention surveillance being exercised against the entire population.

RE: < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiFlouOozpk&feature=email> (Audio: 10m 16sec)

According to this audio-only report, elected reps sworn to secrecy have already been told that the U.S. economy will collapse totally by the end of this year, that their government's funding will collapse in 2009, and that there will be safe places for the congress reps to go with their families to protect them from the outraged public. By way of reducing civil war to manageability, anyone identified as likely to be an insurgent will be rounded up "in advance" and held in detention camps before martial law is declared. The report finishes with the "necessity" of merger with Canada and Mexico.

Whew.

A few of the Congressmen were said to be so shocked that they leaked some of the details to foreign news services. Meanwhile the American press rolled over and played dead, not bothering to find out anything more than what they were given, nor to inform the public.

It doesn't sound like "conspiracy theory", as observation of economic trends shows us that continued downturn is likely, and a new "Great Depression" has been predicted based on the kinds of financial risk-taking and abuses that created the mortgage collapse which took down so many investors as well as home buyers. At the point where a majority start to feel extremely pinched, a backlash against the government is a natural behaviour, so martial law is being seen as the logical response to the predicted threat -- or maybe, pre-emptive response.

There is no terror like economic terror to make the public compliant; it worked for Hitler. After the German currency collapsed, people were more easily herded into warfare or detention or extermination camps and voices were not raised in protest among the economically-distressed Germans.

See "They Thought They Were Free", by Milton Mayer < http://www.thirdreich.net/Thought_They_Were_Free_nn4.html>, and an account by a man who was a law student in Germany in the 1930s -- until the courts were shut down and he found himself doing military training.

See: "Germany In 1933: The Easy Slide Into Fascism" by "Bernard Weiner" (search parameters) < http://www.crisispapers.org/Editorials/germany-1933.htm> (anthology of alternative news), or at < http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5775.htm>.

Reading those papers about the mentality of the German people at the time shows many parallels with the socio-political culture of our own time.

Having embraced gun control, Canadians are a mostly-unarmed population. It remains to be seen how the merger with the American population could go ahead, unless every gun-toting Yank ends up in a concentration camp. There are said to be many such detention camps.

Mary-Sue Haliburton
Ottawa West - Nepean

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Heres the Google link to the Secret Meeting http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=2008+secret+session+of+Congress+&btnG=Google+Search&meta =

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From: Rubie Britton
Subject: Fw: HARPER: THE POLITICS OF RETRIBUTION
http://thetyee.ca/Views/2008/05/26/ToryWrath/

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