November 2016 - Special #5


Bernie Sanders: Democrats scorned the working class

so six million of them stayed home or voted for Trump

The Vermont senator had some harsh criticism for the Democratic Party establishment in the aftermath of Trump's election victory Tuesday 08 November.

The Democratic Party has abandoned workers and that is why Hillary Clinton lost the election, Senator Bernie Sanders said Thursday 10 November. (More)


See also Elizabeth Warren (Here)

The real reason the Hillary email scandal took

such a bizarre twist with FBI renewal of interest

Pervert's 650,000 emails? and there's more to come


Syrian leader of Opposition says she only trusts Russia

'U.S. is not serious about destroying terrorists' (see video)

This is a three-part video on a sensible U.S. response to the Russian warning that it has installed hi-tech lethal air defense missiles in Syria; Islamist civilian killings in Aleppo; and an interview with Mais Krydee, leader of Syria's Internal Opposition group, who appears at 07.45 minutes of the video. All of vital significance in understanding of what's really happening in Syria.


Donald Trump pulls Hillary's finger off the trigger

Now he must prove that he will give peace a chance

By Carl Dow
Editor and Publisher
True North Perspective

Hillary Clinton is a proven Go-Girl for the military industrial complex. She voted for the attack on Iraq. As secretary of state she engineered the carpet bombing of Libya after the United Nations had voted to allow only a no-fly zone. Libya, hitherto an economically viable country, was destroyed.

Throughout the 2016 presidential election campaign Hillary played the gender card. But she sat on the Wal Mart executive board for eight years and never once did she speak on behalf of the poor working conditions for women employees. In Libya, prior to Hillary's carpet bombing, women could advance their schooling to university graduation at government expense. On graduation, if qualified, women could further their academic ambitions by going to a country of their choice entirely government financed. On marriage they would receive a $50,000 grant, a new car, a place of residence, and employment suitable to their abilities.

Hillary's gift to Libyan women is a country that today is a cesspool of contending war lords, including the ISIS, where women are afraid to go outdoors for fear of being raped and murdered. Afterwards, on a visit Libya, Hillary said as we paraphrase: We came. We saw. He died. We giggled.

Hillary's gift to Syrian women is the arming of so-called rebels. The very same psychotics who have paraded severed heads and mass graves of innocents who didn't subscribe to their lunatic version of Islam. And millions of desperate refugees pounding on the gates of Europe.

Through the fog of character assassination maintained by the Clinton gang Donald Trump could be heard saying that he would end the U.S. war machine's policy of regime change. That he would make trade with Russia, not make war.

Now, as President Elect of the United States of America, Donald Trump is in a position to put action where his mouth is. Let's hope he's as good as his word. The world is war weary. Will Donald Trump give peace a chance?


Editor's Notes

Hillary Clinton has yet to call FBI director Cromey

a tool of that masterful Russian spy-manager Putin

Trump is the U.S. man of peace and full employment

(Read on to learn why this is not an endorsement) (More)


CUPW says Task Force report gravely misrepresents

post office needs for better service, signals more cuts

Image: Graphic including Canada Post logo.

Thursday 03 November OTTAWA — As the federal review of the post office prepares to wrap up its consultation phase, postal workers took the Liberals to task for a skewed process and a task force report containing multiple factual errors and omissions.

“The situation of our post office is being gravely misrepresented to the public,” Mike Palecek, the national president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, told the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates on Novmber 3.

Following the previous government’s unpopular cuts to postal service, the Liberals announced a public review of the post office. CUPW made detailed submissions to the government’s Task Force, calling for improved services and the introduction of postal banking to increase Canada Post’s revenues. However, the final report issued by the Task Force downplayed the union’s proposals for service expansion and postal banking, despite its own polling showing that postal banking would be supported by many Canadians.

CUPW also noted that the report inaccurately portrayed the financial status of Canada Post and relied upon “unsupported speculation” to create the false impression that cuts are necessary.

The online consultation subsequently launched by a parliamentary committee made no mention of service expansion and included leading questions about taxpayers’ money subsidizing the post office when in fact Canada Post has mostly been profitable for the past two decades.

“Canadians might be being groomed to accept yet more cuts to the post office,” cautioned Palecek. “This isn’t over. We all need to keep up the pressure on the Liberal government to act in the public interest and improve postal service."

Former FBI Official: The Clintons are a 'Crime Family'

Former Assistant Director says Hillary a pathological liar

Sunday 30 October  According to former Assistant FBI Director James Kallstrom, the Clintons are not fit to occupy the White House. In an interview with radio host John Catsimatidis on Sunday, Kallstrom said the American people should view Bill and Hillary Clinton like they would a Mafia organization.

“The Clintons, that’s a crime family, basically,” Kallstrom said. “It’s like organized crime. I mean the Clinton Foundation is a cesspool.”

Kallstrom said that the Democratic nominee was a “pathological liar” who had no business being president and he was highly critical of the FBI’s investigation into her mishandling of classified information.

“The problem here is this investigation was never a real investigation,” he said. “That’s the problem. They never had a grand jury empaneled, and the reason they never had a grand jury empaneled, I’m sure, is Loretta Lynch would not go along with that.”

A week ago, this wouldn’t have meant much to the election. We already had all the proof we needed to know that something went awry. Even if you’re willing to extend the benefit of the doubt as far as it will go, there’s simply no way to excuse the meeting Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch had in secret three days before Comey exonerated the former secretary of state. The whole thing stinks to high heaven. (More)

Interplay between Clinton Foundation, personal business

Clinton fund raiser calls Chelsea 'meddlesome spoiled brat'

By Katie Bo Williams and Jonathan Easley
The Hill

Wednesday 26 October 2016 — An internal memo released today by WikiLeaks reveals new details about the interplay between the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton family’s personal business interests.

The 12-page document is penned by Doug Band, a longtime Clinton confidant who had been the Clinton Foundation’s primary fundraiser for a decade.

Band wrote the memo as a principal for Teneo, a private consulting firm that raised tens of millions of dollars for the Clinton Foundation while also acting as a personal in-house agency for Bill Clinton.

In the memo, Band describes his “unorthodox” role in raising money for the nonprofit foundation while simultaneously securing for-profit opportunities for the former president.

The document argues that Band’s dual lines of work were “independent” of one another. The memo came after criticism from Chelsea Clinton — revealed in a separate email published by WikiLeaks — over Band’s role within the family’s network of interests. (More)


Philippines President Duterte ends 47-year civil war

Makes peace with Communist-led Democratic Front

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Tuesday 25 October — A cease-fire agreement between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) under President Rodrigo Duterte and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) led by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) took effect 26 August 2016 since the end of the August 22-26 first round of formal peace talks between the GRP and the NDFP.
The cease-fire agreement has been carried out through simultaneous unilateral cease-fire orders by the GRP to the Armed Forces of the Philippines, AFP, the Philippine National Police, PNP, and paramilitary forces; and by the CPP Central Committee to the New People's Army and the people's militia.
Meanwhile, Duterte has castigated the U.S. for not apologizing for its murder of 1.4 million Filipinos during armed aggression from 1899 to 1914 and for continuing the same aggression and murderous policy in various countries throughout the world until the present time.
A broad range of the Filipino people have applauded President Duterte's approaches to China, Russia and the rest of the BRICS bloc for diplomatic and economic relations in recognition of a multipolar world and veering away from U.S. hegemonism and the U.S. strategic pivot towards East Asia. (More)

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Editor's Notes

Hillary Clinton has yet to call FBI director Cromey

a tool of that masterful Russian spy-manager Putin

Trump is the U.S. man of peace and full employment

(Read on to learn why this is not an endorsement)

I use this headline not as an endorsement of Donald Trump but to illustrate how the U.S. war-machine's corporate-owned media practices character assassination in pursuit of its ambition to rule the world. Trump has said, more than once, that he is opposed to the regime change policy of the Washington elite. He says he wants to end the conflict in the Middle East and bring American troops home. He wants to trade with Russia, not to make war. He wants to rewrite the trade agreements that have reduced millions of Americans to poverty (think rust belts) and force corporations to manufacture in the U.S. and thereby restore high-paid jobs. But every time he tries put these issues on the table, Clinton and the shameful media she controls drown him out with smut and too many voters to his left swallow the bilge without question. Sure, Trump was a foul-mouthed bully as a private citizen in the rough-and-ready world of entertainment. But like most with intelligence and imagination, there is more than one man there. A tempered man has emerged with the heat of the election campaign and he has come forward with sensible plans for peace and jobs. Plans that hsve been snowed under by the expert practitioners of character assassination. From now until November 8 all we'll hear from the Clinton gang is what a dirty-rotten rat is Donald Trump and not a word about peace and jobs.

Meanwhile, let's hope that the hard work of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren pays off in electing their 100 progressive candidates. If the leadership of this duo succeeds, congress will be in the control of the sane no matter who wins the presidency. (See below.)
Therefore, while being loyal to the truth no matter who says what, True North Perspective strongly endorses Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Be sure to read the stories about these two heroes in this edition of True North Perspective.

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Whenever the going get's tough, Hillary Clinton blames it on the Russians. The massive evidence of Clinton's ruthless dishonesty has been revealed through WikiLeaks. Clinton blames her unmasking on the Russians.

Not to forget the accurate descriptions of Clinton's betrayals by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders during the primaries.

Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party would have you believe that Russia is the enemy. To keep the highly profitable arms industry humming the Democratic Party wants to revive the Cold War, where everyone lived in fear that the day might be their last day due to nuclear war. Of course now we have a better understanding of a nuclear blast, and crawling-under-desk drills will not do a thing to protect us.

While Western governments will not see eye to eye with Russia on everything, it doesn't mean that they can't work together on such a vital issue as defeating the Islamist terrorists. Working together, instead of allowing the American obsession with regime change, would be a common-sense strategy. Of course, Hillary Clinton will hardly admit to her role in helping to create the ISIS by feeding them arms.

By hiding behind a hypocritical, fetid, murky smokescreen of smut, Hillary Clinton so far has managed to escape having to defend her betrayal of a United Nations mandate for a no-fly-zone over Libya. She engineered the carpet bombing and destruction of an economically viable country. Her gift to the women of Libya has been rape and murder. (More)

Op Ed

Hey Lefties: Hillary is not your friend

By Ted Rall
Rasmussen Reports
29 October 29, WASHINGTON DC — If you lean left, the only presidential candidate who shares your values is Dr. Jill Stein. But she can't win. The two major candidates have left — sorry for the pun — you and your concerns high and dry.      
Like Trump, Hillary is an enemy of human rights and the struggle for equality and justice. But she's worse than him in one important respect: she'll try to send the Bernie Sanders wing of the party packing.       
A right-wing Trump presidency would galvanize the Left. We saw that during the Nixon, Reagan and Bush Jr. years, which generated massive street protests. But DINOs (Democrats In Name Only) like Bill Clinton and Obama have the opposite effect. Satisfied that a Democrat is president, progressives tend to stay home, their criticisms muted to the point of nonexistence. Under Democratic presidents outrageous acts of repression — like Obama's brutal coordinated raids on the Occupy Wall Street movement — are received by liberals with little more than a mildly annoyed tweet. Look for the Left to be defanged under First Woman President/DINO Hillary Clinton.
Obama made history as the first black president, but he didn't share the liberal politics or values of most black Americans. On the issues that matter most, he turned out to be a right-winger: bigger old wars in Afghanistan and Iraq (he voted six times to fund the Iraq bloodshed), new wars in Libya and Syria and Yemen and Somalia, drones gone wild, and talk about mass deportations — no president has ever expelled more illegal immigrants than Obama. (More)

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren working hard

to elect 100 progressives to hold balance of power

'I'm Going to Make Sure Hillary Clinton Implements Progressive Policies'

Jim Dean
Democracy for America
Wednesday 26 October — Nearly a year ago, Democracy for America (DFA) members overwhelmingly voted to join the political revolution. Since then they have endorsed more than 100 candidates for offices up and down the ballot. These DFA Democrats are bold, progressive leaders who will fight for racial justice, a better economy, and take on Wall Street and the big corporations.

Thanks to Donald Trump's roller coaster of a campaign, many of these candidates are on the verge of victory. But despite what happens in the battle for the White House, we're still expecting these down-ballot races to be very close.

Republicans and their wealthy funders are pouring millions into these races. We know that we can overcome that if we can get progressives to help get our voters to the polls. This is a critical moment for the political revolution. We can flip the Senate and put Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in power?

Here's some added urgency: Even though the Koch brothers gave up on Trump a long time ago, they've been pouring money into key races for Congress and state legislatures. They're hoping we're too distracted by the presidential campaign to notice what they're up to.

The good news is we're ready for them. I've been traveling across America in recent days, helping DFA members get out the vote for progressive candidates in Colorado, North Carolina, and other key swing states. They are fired up to win, and getting a great response from voters -- but they need more help on the phones.

DFA members can help show America -- and the Democratic Party establishment -- that the political revolution is really happening. But that means we have to do everything we can to win. Election Day is coming up fast and we're running out of time. Will you sign up right now and help elect progressive fighters who will help Bernie and Elizabeth wield power -- and build power -- in Congress?

Senator Bernie Sanders, since July when he conceded the Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton, plans to push liberal legislation with like-minded senators with or without Clinton’s support if she is elected — and to aggressively oppose appointments that do not pass muster with the party’s left wing.

In an interview, Sanders said he and other senators have started plotting legislation that would achieve many of the proposals that fueled his insurgent run for president, including a $15 federal minimum wage, tuition-free public college, an end to “mass incarceration” and aggressive steps to fight climate change.

The senators, Sanders said, also plan to push for the breakup of “too big to fail” banks and to pressure Clinton to appoint liberals to key Cabinet positions, including treasury secretary. Sanders said he would not stay silent if Clinton nominated the “same old, same old Wall Street guys” to regulatory positions that are important in enacting and overseeing the financial policies he supports.

“I will be vigorously in opposition, and I will make that very clear,” Sanders said. (More)

"She will say anything and change nothing. Hillary can't be trusted and isn't qualified to be President."  Barack Obama, 2008

A view from the political right by Patrick J. Buchanan

Washington's Democratic establishment

reacts to The Donald with hysterical fear

'The establishment is horrified at The Donald’s defiance because, deep within its soul, it fears that the people for whom Trump speaks no longer accept the establishment's political legitimacy or moral authority'

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority. To find out more about Patrick Buchanan visit

By Patrick J. Buchanan

Sunday 23 October Pressed by moderator Chris Wallace as to whether he would accept defeat should Hillary Clinton win the election, Donald Trump replied, "I will tell you at the time. I'll keep you in suspense."

"That's horrifying," said Clinton, setting off a chain reaction on the post-debate panels with talking heads falling all over one another in purple-faced anger, outrage and disbelief.

"Disqualifying!" was the cry on Clinton cable.

"Trump Won't Say If He Will Accept Election Results," wailed The New York Times. "Trump Won't Vow to Honor Results," ran the banner in The Washington Post.

But what do these chattering classes and establishment bulletin boards think The Donald is going to do if he falls short of 270 electoral votes?

Lead a Coxey's Army on Washington and burn it down as British General Robert Ross did in August 1814?

What explains the hysteria of the establishment? In a word . . .  fear.  (More)

War or Peace? World Beyond War

By Dennis Kucinich
A former member of U.S. congress

Saturday 22 October — The most consequential statement by Secretary Clinton in last night’s debate was her pronouncement that a no-fly zone over Syria could “save lives and hasten the end of the conflict,” that a no-fly zone would provide “safe zones on the ground” was in “the best interests of the people on the ground in Syria” and would “help us with our fight against ISIS.”

It would do none of the above. A US attempt to impose a no-fly zone in Syria would, as Secretary Clinton once cautioned a Goldman Sachs audience, “kill a lot of Syrians,” and, according to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Dunford, lead to a war with Russia. If the US has not been invited into a country to establish a “no-fly zone” such an action is, in fact, an invasion, an act of war. (More)

The Binkley Report

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Public concern about GM foods

is shaped by lack of knowledge

By Alex Binkley
True North Perspective

Image: Cover of Humanity's Saving Grace, a novel by Alex Binkley. Click to purchase at Amazon.caAn extensive public survey conducted for Health Canada in March found wide spread concern if not outright opposition to genetically modified foods, says The Strategic Counsel.

The $119,060 survey was intended to “to provide Health Canada with a more up-to-date understanding of Canadians’ attitudes and behaviours related to GM foods, but also to inform communications activities and specifically any areas of concern raised by the general public,” adds The Strategic Counsel, a prominent pollster.

It says that 61% of Canadians have mostly negative thoughts about GM foods while 26% are extremely negative. Meanwhile only 26% of respondents said they were comfortable eating GM foods and “just 22% support the development and sale of GM foods in Canada. (More)

Creating affordable housing: Learning from Vancouver

What responsibilities do cities, with their relatively limited tax base, have to ensure its citizens have decent accommodation?

By Dennis Carr LEED® AP
Contributing Editor
True North Perspective

Friday 28 OctoberWhat responsibilities do cities, with their relatively limited tax base, have to ensure its citizens have decent accommodation?

Some, including some in the lower mainland do nothing, claiming it is the responsibility of another layer of government. Some take token measures, hope the problem goes away and then hope no one notices when it doesn’t. And some, like the City of Vancouver, take it very seriously indeed.

When it comes to housing, affordable and otherwise, Vancouver is a roiling cauldron of debate, disputes and demonstrations. In the pages of this and other media, the rhetoric over who is to blame and what should be done has raged for years. (More)

From the Desk of Dennis Carr LEED® AP, Contributing Editor

How Habitat III can ripple across urban planning world

Next City

Tuesday 18 October — Quito, Ecuador, this week provides a very visible snapshot of the challenges facing a rapidly urbanizing world. Tens of thousands of people from across the globe have arrived in the capital city for Habitat III, a UN conference on sustainable development. They’re talking about the adoption and implementation of a document called the New Urban Agenda, which lays out goals for how the world’s cities can evolve and take shape over the next 20 years. And with their arrival comes an abrupt uptick in Quito’s population (typically around 2.6 million) and more crowds and more traffic.

Even the long security lines at the entrance of the Habitat III meeting hall at Casa de la Cultura reflect two aspects of the world’s cities worthy of attention in the New Urban Agenda. Fencing around the venue and frustrations over access have prompted activists both inside and outside to highlight the importance of inclusivity in planning. Meanwhile the line winds through a park, where the power of public spaces is on display too; those waiting see vendors hawking goods, adults exercising and children playing. (More)


Development doesn’t have to mean displacement

Next City

Monday October 17 — Nearly 50,000 urban leaders are converging in the Ecuadorian capital to finalize a global strategy for sustainable planning while its mayor struggles with how to build a road without harming communities in its path.

Verónica Ninahualpa stands on the side of a windy mountain road and looks out at the houses and community gardens built into the green hillside descending away from her. “Look at how beautiful it is,” she says. Hundreds of feet below on a ledge in the hill, her neighbors are digging with shovels and hoes around a small plot of corn. “It really warms my heart whenever I see them sowing the crops,” she says. (More)

Aplin on Sports

A little love for the Chicago Cubs

By Nigel Aplin
Sports Editor
True North Perspective

Fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs think they have it bad: no Stanley Cup since 1967. If the Leafs fail to win the Cup again this season, the drought will mark its golden anniversary. That’s nothing compared to the Major League Baseball teams competing in this year’s World Series.

Either the Chicago Cubs of the National Baseball League or the Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, will win the World Series this fall, probably in early November. One very long drought will end and another will continue. The Cubs last won baseball’s top prize in 1908, some 108 years ago. Cleveland’s last championship year was 1948, a mere 68 years ago. These teams carry baseball’s two current longest winless streaks into the World Series. Could they both lose? Some fans on either side could be convinced. Losing might be what keeps them going. (More)

Mexico roundup by Isabella Tandutella, Contributing Editor, Mexico City

Supreme Court judge accused of homicide

A 32-year-old story reveals Jalisco judge was arrested for homicide, robbery

Thursday 27 October — First there were some fishy dealings involving the release of two men arrested for carrying firearms but a new report offers details of past criminal acts by a Jalisco judge.

“In whose hands is the administration of justice? Those of a criminal,” declared a federal deputy today after a new report about the president of the Jalisco Supreme Court. (More)


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A continuing update on the war against WikiLeaks transparency

Please be advised that the below is not just the same old thing. By clicking on it you'll find the petition in support of Julian Assange and discover fascinating on-going reports and videos related to one of the most important events in modern history, and the desperate attempts to put a lid on information that everyone should know. Don't miss this special opportunity to stay informed.

There can be no life without laughter

In spirit of supporting American democracy

Russians offer diplomats to monitor elections

U.S. officials say Russians face arrest on site  

Thursday 20 October 2016 (RT) —  The U.S. has rejected a Russian proposal to send diplomats to monitor the upcoming presidential elections and some states have even threatened to bring criminal charges against any that appear at ballot stations, Russian election officials report. (More)

Syrian refugee in Germany with 4 wives, 23 kids

Monday 24 October 2016 — A Syrian refugee with four wives and 23 children has sparked outrage after it was claimed he was receiving a staggering £320,000 a year in benefits.

The migrant, known only as Ghazia A, fled Syria last year along with his family.

He has since resettled in Germany with his four wives and 22 of his children. One of his daughters has since moved to Saudi Arabia where she has married.

Under Islamic tradition, the 49-year-old can have up to four wives – as long as he can support them financially. There is no such tradition in Germany.

Ghazia A, says he is very busy with his family but says if he was offered suitable work he'd take it. 

Classic Quiz

By Mark Kearney and Randy Ray

Mark Kearney of London, Ont. and Randy Ray of Ottawa are the authors of nine books about Canada, with best-seller sales of more than 50,000. Their Web site is:

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The First World War claimed the lives of thousands of Canadians who were called upon to do extraordinary things during times of military conflict, among them John McCrae, who penned the famous poem In Flanders Fields.

But how much do Canadians know about this exceptional Canadian whose 15 lines of poetry have made the poppy inseparable from memories of war?

On Friday 11 November as you pause to remember the fallen, we hope this Quiz will remind you of the significance of McCrae, his poem and thousands of other Canadians who have lost their lives to war.

1. Where was John McCrae born?

a) Winnipeg b) Guelph c) Halifax d) St. John’s


2. In McCrae’s poem ``In Flanders Fields,’’ who or what is Flanders?

a) Canadian general Charles Flanders who won a key First World War battle b) a Dutch word meaning “farmer.” c) the Flanders regiment established in Germany in the 18th Century d) a region in Belgium.


3. Which magazine first published ``In Flanders Fields?’’

a) Punch b) Star Weekly c) Life d) Maclean’s


4. John McCrae had several occupations in addition to his career as a soldier.  Which of the following did he NOT work at?

a) poet b) artist c) doctor d) dentist


5. When did McCrae start writing poetry?

a) as a child b) in university c) while working as a doctor in Montreal d) during the First World War, shortly before he penned In Flanders Fields


6. What significant role did Alexis Helmer play in John McCrae’s life?

a) he was a friend whose death during a battle in the spring of 1915 inspired McCrae to write In Flanders Fields b) he convinced McCrae to enlist in the military and serve in the First World War c) he was McCrae’s mentor in medical school d) he was McCrae’s commanding officer during the war.


7. Who or what were Bonfire and Bonneau?

a) code names for two battles won by McCrae’s brigade b) Bonfire was his horse; Bonneau was his dog c) the names of hospitals McCrae worked at d) the surnames of McCrae’s favorite poets.


8. Fill in the blanks to complete the second line of In Flanders Fields:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the _____,  ___ on ___


9. Following his death on Jan. 28, 1918, where was John McCrae buried?

a) Mount Pleasant cemetery in Toronto  b) Wimereux Cemetery, not far from the fields of Flanders c) on the McCrae homestead d) in London, England.


10. How were lines taken from In Flanders Fields used in 1917?

a) in ads to attract recruits to the Canadian military b) to advertise Victory Bonds c) in radio broadcasts to dishearten the German army d) in a song popular with Canadian troops fighting in Ypres.


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Media Watch

I am Vladimir Putin: The first victim of McCarthyism 2.0

Wednesday 19 October 2016 — I am Bill Moran, a former writer and editor for the DC bureau of Sputnik News. I grew up in Arizona, graduated from Georgetown Law, pushed ballot initiatives on college affordability, worked on political campaigns (even sent fundraising emails for Hillary Clinton earlier this election cycle), and am your average ambitious 29-year-old who always had a secret hope to become a print journalist.

When I received an offer to become a web writer with the Outlet in February – at a time before the world had lost its collective marbles – it was a dream come true. It is something that I worked hard at, even coming in on my days off, to make sure we were putting forward as much high-quality content as possible. That work paid off: I became the weekend editor at the Outlet’s DC Bureau this July.

I now face the reality that this job that I so enjoyed and I believe I was very good at is now in the past. (More)

Chicago Tribune says it's time for Hillary Clinton

to 'step down' from her run as Democratic nominee

By Breitbart News

Sunday 30 October John Kass writes at the Chicago Tribune that in the face of the FBI reopening an investigation into the emails of Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State, it is time for her to “step down” as the Democratic Presidential nominee.

Has America become so numb by the decades of lies and cynicism oozing from Clinton Inc. that it could elect Hillary Clinton as president, even after Friday’s FBI announcement that it had reopened an investigation of her emails while secretary of state?

We’ll find out soon enough.

It’s obvious the American political system is breaking down. It’s been crumbling for some time now, and the establishment elite know it and they’re properly frightened. Donald Trump, the vulgarian at their gates, is a symptom, not a cause. Hillary Clinton and husband Bill are both cause and effect. (More)


100 business leaders support Trump because they fear

Clinton would follow Obama’s failed economic legacy

By Tyler Durden
Money & Markets

Monday 24 October 2016 — After seven years of anemic economic growth, Americans are facing limited job opportunities, stagnant wages, a diminishing middle class and dismal economic prospects for our youth. A recent Pew Research study found young adults more likely to be living in their parents’ homes than at any time since 1940 — Hillary Clinton refers to them as Bernie Sanders basement dwellers.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, nearly one in six young men is either jobless or incarcerated, up from about one in 10 in 1980, when the economy was in recession. Gross Domestic Product should be averaging an annual growth rate of 3 percent to 4 percent, particularly coming out of a deep recession. It hasn’t happened.

Working and middle class parents understand these numbers all too well. After seven years of tepid recovery, a recent poll from YouGov found that two out of three Americans believe either that the economy has yet to recover (55 percent) or will never recover (12 percent). In a recent Gallup poll Americans said the economy was the single most important issue the next president should address. They were right — and it’s long past time in this electoral cycle to have this national conversation.

Whoever wins this election will be left with the Obama-Clinton legacy of anemic economic growth. It has widened the gap between the upper class and the working class, diminished the middle class, and destroyed the economic opportunities for which our nation has been known for generations. The obvious way to reverse this trend would be to encourage the private sector growth necessary to revive the economy and create good paying jobs. (More)

BRICS set as game-changer for hundreds of millions

By Brian Molefe
International On Line News

Monday 24 October 2016 — A new day is dawning over the skewed world financial system as five developing BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — forge ahead with efforts that will usher in a new era of equitable, if massive, economic development for humanity.

The leaders of the BRICS nations, who represent half of the world’s population and 30 percent of the planet’s land area, have established a regime that has organised itself to contribute meaningfully to international financial dialogue.

BRICS, which has a combined nominal gross domestic product of $16 trillion has developed a unique monetary order to boost global economic growth and development, and create a foreign trade equilibrium based on equality, mutual trust, co-operation and the pursuit of peace among all nations. (More)

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