Friday, October 28, 2005

Killing medical researchers was "morally justified" to save laboratory animals - says animal rights activist

This is why we need free speech - the louder a microphone we give these people, the easier it is for the public to identify and root our their influence throughout all elements of society.

Jerry Vlasak, spokesman for the Animal Liberation Front, told the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works that killing medical researchers was "morally justified" to save laboratory animals.

Vlasak compared the life of lab animals to African American slaves and the Jewish victims of Nazi concentration camps.

He made his comments while defending a similar statement, made to the news media last year: "I don't think you'd have to kill – assassinate – too many vivisectors before you would see a marked decrease in the amount of vivisection going on. And I think for five lives, 10 lives, 15 human lives, we could save a million, 2 million, 10 million non-human lives."

The left is anti-individual its philiosophical core (or lack thereof) -- such a view of man is meaningless in future self-determined society -- these people are just louder than in the past because they have new media (capitalist) tools to spout their anti-humanity mantras. Thankfully, this is for the better -- because the louder they speak, the easier it is for people to see the lie and reject it.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

National Chorus of Cuba defects to Canada

While the left is down on bended knee praising Fidel and Hugo, more than 20 members of the National Chorus of Cuba risked their lives to breath Canada's free air.

Members of the National Chorus of Cuba dodged security officers and jumped into waiting cars, some on Sunday and others yesterday, said Cuban exiles who planned the defections.

"These people are scared for their lives," said Ismail Sambra, president of the Cuban Canadian Foundation. "They are worried about their families back home.


The highly acclaimed 40-member group, which travels the world promoting the Communist regime, arrived in Canada last week and performed in the Toronto and Port Hope areas.

That's a hell of a promotion, Fidel.

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Also see Marathon Pundit's In Cuba: White Sox pitchers Jose Contreras and Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez are "non-persons"

78.59 percent

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq's landmark constitution was adopted by a majority in a fair vote during the country's Oct. 15 referendum, as Sunni Arab opponents failed to muster enough support to defeat it, election officials said Tuesday. A prominent Sunni politician called the balloting "a farce."

Funny from ScrappleFace:

Iraq Constitution Approval Another Setback for Bush

by Scott Ott

(2005-10-25) -- In yet another setback for the Bush administration, Iraqi electoral officials announced today that voters have approved the new Iraqi Constitution by a margin of 78-to-21 percent.

This new bit of bad news will likely drive President George Bush's popularity ratings into the single digits, according to an unnamed expert from a non-partisan, progressive political think-tank.

"The Bush foreign policy continues to be fatally-wounded by clarity of purpose, dogged persistence and a pathetic failure to capitulate in the face of opposition," the source said. "At a time when a real leader would be paralyzed with self-doubt over the meaningless deaths of 2,000 American troops, Bush continues to act as if freeing 25 million Iraqis from decades of oppression, torture and death is somehow worth the price paid by those who volunteered to fight."

"It's sad to watch our international credibility crumble like this," the anonymous policy expert said. "In 2008, I'm afraid you're going to see voters leaving the Republican party in droves, desperate to find a leader who provides a stronger sense of nuance and ambiguity."

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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Alberta earns more from privatized liquor sales

The government of Alberta, which privatized its retail outlets a decage ago, profits more from provincial liquor sales than Ontario or Quebec, a new study has found.

Valentin Petkantchin, the research director, found Alberta, which still controls the importing and wholesaling of liquor, collected a dividend of $24.27 for every litre of pure alcohol sold, compared to $23.42 per litre in Ontario and $23.43 in Quebec.

This translated into millions of dollars in profits for the province, he said.

''I think there is no reason not to privatize,'' Mr. Petkantchin said.

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