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Archive for July 8th, 2012
Allowing regime to sit on Human Rights Council simply business as usual
by John Robson
Oh great. Syria seems to be headed for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council. Could the UN be more in your face?
Those who unaccountably maintain faith in the UN thought replacing the old, discredited UN Human Rights Commission — call it UNHRC(1) — with a new UN Human Rights Council or UNHRC(2) in 2006 would somehow recall the UN to its true self. Well, be careful what you wish for because it just did. Read more…
by Simon Kent
Here is a sage piece of advice that the heavily indebted nations of Europe would do well to emulate.
“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest our nation becomes bankrupt. People must again learn to work and not depend on government for subsistence.”
That was attributed to Marcus Tullius Cicero, the Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer and thinker around 55 BC.
Looking at the utter financial carnage in Europe today it’s obvious its rulers have learned nothing from the past. Read more…
by Ezra Levant
The Media Party is my favourite name for the hundred or so reporters and editors and TV producers — about 90% of them in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal — who shape the liberal news narrative in Canada.
They’re the folks who decide that we’ll have
100 stories about a fake scandal of “robot phone calls” stealing the election for the Conservatives — but that we’ll only have just a quick mention, buried in the back of the newspaper, about Liberal leadership candidates violating campaign finance laws by not repaying huge campaign loans, or the NDP illegally taking union money. Read more…