Terence Corcoran: Canada’s pathetic, empty-headed crusade against coal — Financial Post

Of all the empty gestures in the pathetic history of global climate policy-making, few match the air-headedness of Canada’s intent — to be officially announced Thursday at the United Nations COP23 climate conference in Bonn — to lead a global campaign to rid the world of carbon-emitting coal. By any measure, Canada is a nobody…

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Opposition

Jewish Thoughts

The Tzemach Tzedek was arrested twenty-two times during the Rabbinical conference in Petersburg, in 5603 (1843), for opposing the demands of the government regarding changes in education, etc. The minister in charge confronted him: “Is this not rebellion against the government?!”

The Tzemach Tzedek answered: “A rebel against the government is liable to be punished by death of the body; a rebel against the Kingdom of Heaven is punishable by death of the soul. Now which is worse?”

~ The Hayom Yom

Frumkeit isn’t always easy. Usually I hasten to add, “especially for baalei teshuva”- a sentiment which, in this day and age, I think is completely true- but then today’s Hayom Yom reminded me that throughout the ages, our people have faced persecution for their faith, and that it was not only despite this, but perhaps even because of it, that the Tzemach Tzedek continued his efforts to strengthen…

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While you were sleeping: Loblaw merging points programs; Virginia rejects ’Trumpism’ — Montreal Gazette

Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it will merge Shoppers (Pharmaprix) Optimum points and PC Plus points under the name PC Optimum starting in February. The food and pharmacy giant says consumers can collect points as usual until Feb. 1, 2018 when Optimum and PC Plus points will be moved to the new program at equal value.…

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Holocaust Survivor Danny Chanoch Speaks to Cohort VI — Holocaust Studies in Haifa

This week in the Research Forum Holocaust Survivor Danny Chanoch spoke to Cohort VI to share his story of survival through solidarity. Danny was born in 1933 in Lithuania. He was nine years old when the Germans invaded. Danny recalled seeing the atrocities that accompanied the German occupation of Lithuania with his own eyes. Because […]

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The worst place on earth: Images from the Battle of Passchendaele — National Post

It was exactly 100 years ago that Canadian forces were fighting the final weeks of the Battle of Passchendaele. It is an easy contender for the single most horrifying mass experience that Canadians have ever undertaken. Even in a war beset with horrors, Passchendaele still occupied an especially nightmarish place in the minds of those…

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Surprise? BBC’s Bateman amplifies PLO’s Balfour agitprop – by Hadar Sela — Love of the Land

…In other words, the ‘protest‘ and messaging given worldwide amplification by the BBC’s Jerusalem Bureau was actually pre-planned political agitprop organised by the Palestinian Authority and the PLO…The BBC, however, failed to disclose to its audiences the background to the political propaganda it chose to amplify.Hadar Sela..BBC Watch..05 November ’17..Among no fewer than eight items…

via Surprise? BBC’s Bateman amplifies PLO’s Balfour agitprop – by Hadar Sela — Love of the Land

You Deserve More Than Silence — Thought Catalog

Afa Ah LooSilence may not have a voice but it says so much. In most cases, silence is usually the beginning of the end. It means that something has changed or something doesn’t feel right but from what I’ve learned when silence comes between two people who used to talk regularly, there’s really not much…

via You Deserve More Than Silence — Thought Catalog

This Beloved Street Photography Bible Gets an Exciting New Edition — Flavorwire

Street photography didn’t start with Henri Cartier-Bresson. Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, Charles Nègre, and other predecessors were capturing the comings and goings on the Boulevard du Temple in Paris and beyond in the 19th century. A detailed history of street photography was first collected in a 1994 landmark book called Bystander, by artist Joel Meyerowitz and curator…

via This Beloved Street Photography Bible Gets an Exciting New Edition — Flavorwire