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Toronto StarKudos to these fellow Canadians who took the official conspiracy theory of the Boston Marathon bombings to task in this April 24, 2013 article in Canada’s most-read newspaper, the Toronto Star, with the revelation that the younger brother hiding in the boat was unarmed.

StartThinking
I love it how they pay no mind to the naked man that was apprehended who still hasn’t been identified, and just HAPPENS to look exactly like Tamerlan. They just say “who was killed last week in a confrontation with police.”
Nor do they show the picture of Dzhokhar exiting the boat with no visible wounds- especially not to his neck- when all of a sudden he’s on the ground, getting his throat slit, and receiving a tracheotomy.
Seriously, let’s start asking some REAL questions, can we please?!?!?

HamiltonRb
Let’s be honest here. Despite the fact there were thousands of FBI, State Police, Boston Police, helicopters, trained dogs & an arsenal of weapons, it was a citizen going out for a smoke that noticed the cover of his boat displaced, that found this punk.

mastereh1980
How did he shoot himself in the neck? Cause according to officials that’s what he did after getting out of the boat…

buttonz
…helluva shootout at the boat for an unarmed guy!!!

sludgeface
This is just another example of an out of control police force run amok; a pack of state sponsored bullyboys with unlimited access to firepower. Drunk with power, they stomped on the residents personal spaces, just like they do in New York, and just like they did here during the G20. When these clowns are on fire, it’s best to run as far away as you possibly can.

Want to stop terrorism? Turn off the tv.

LetTheGamesBegin
The shooting was prompted by the fact that standard procedure is to leave no one alive to refute your story. And you cannot just throw explosives at someone, it’s not a Bugs Bunny cartoon with dynamite and a wick.

Previously, I wrote the article, Toronto Star readers wise to the bin Laden killing story.

For more on the Boston Marathon bombings, see my article, How you were misled in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Investigate 9/11A fellow Canadian linked to my article, What didn’t happen on 9/11, with the misunderstanding that I was promoting “the theory that 9/11 wasn’t actually a terrorist attack.”

No, it was definitely a terrorist attack, but the question is who were the terrorists.

The author responded to two of my comments with predictable diversionary tactics, in not refuting the accuracy of my assertions.

Then, this reader chimed in concerning my comments:

As for 9/11, James is right. Any official video would no doubt be dismissed as fake by people who wanted to believe otherwise to advance whatever agenda they may have (see landing, moon).

I responded with:

FauxCapitalist says:
Today at 10:14 am (9 hours ago)

Why deal in generalities when we have specifics?

An official video did come out — the problem is, it’s missing a date and timestamp, so we’re just supposed to assume it was of one of the alleged hijackers boarding Flight 77 at Dulles at the time they said.

Then, there’s the still frame of Atta and another alleged terrorist, with two timestamps, and it’s actually from Portland airport, not Logan, where they allegedly took off.

It’s sad how too many fellow Canadians, including this one, still slavishly cling to the official 9/11 conspiracy theory, despite the lack of the psychological barrier facing Americans, of confronting complicity by elements within their own government.

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English: AK-47 assault rifle

In my article, The Great Canadian-American gun divide, I highlighted the cultural divide over guns between Canada and the U.S., including one prominent Canadian TV host calling Americans “gun crazy.”

However, the divide isn’t so much about the rate of gun ownership; contrary to popular belief, Canada has a high firearms ownership rate.

According to gunpolicy.org:

In a comparison of the rate of private gun ownership in 179 countries, Canada ranked at No. 13.

Unlike in the U.S., the gun-grabbers in Canada have been in retreat in the past few years, due to the documented failure of Canada’s long-gun registry, as I documented in my article, Canada’s long-gun registry: a feel-good failure and in my interview, Shot holes in gun control arguments on Radio Liberty with Dr. Stan Monteith.

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Rex MurphyPresident Lyndon Johnson is reported to have said: “if I’ve lost [Walter] Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America.

In searching for a source, I learned that this quotation is disputed, but when Cronkite publicly turned against the Vietnam war, it signaled a turn in the tide of American public opinion, and Johnson decided not to run for re-election.

In the same way, it came to my mind that if you’ve lost Rex Murphy, you’ve lost most Canadians.

I first considered this with the September 30, 2011 Cross Country Checkup episode, “What are your thoughts on ending the long-gun registry?“, where he reflected the shift in public opinion that, at best, it was a feel-good failure, and its time had come to be scrapped.

I saw it again with the February 18, 2012 episode, “Does the proposed law to allow police easier identification of Internet users go too far?“, where he challenged Public Safety Minister Vic Toews’ rhetoric that you’re either with us or you’re with the pedophiles if you don’t support Bill-C30 to create a database of names, IP addresses and other information of every internet user that police can search without a warrant.

While private, corporate-controlled C-SPAN Washington Journal hosts keep their personal political views to themselves — under the guise of providing a non-partisan platform for callers to air their views — Rex Murphy, to his credit, lets his personal political views show when they reflect the overwhelming sentiment of Canadians on particular issues.

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American Flag on Canada Day 2008

While generally regarded as having a more intrusive government than the United States, the reality in Canada since 9/11 is far different, and the undertaking of the census is one such example.

While Americans had census workers going onto their property with GPS systems in 2010, Canadians received a one-page form in their mailboxes in May 2011, courtesy of Canada Post, asking them to fill it out online, or to call a toll-free number to get a hardcopy.

As a result of the governing Conservatives policy change in 2010, the “long-form” census is now optional for those Canadians selected to participate, and it is only mandatory to answer some basic questions, including your address, phone number, age, sex, the number of residents, and language-related questions specifically required in pursuance of Canada’s official policy of bilingualism.

In the United States, however, some Americans were required to answer many more questions, despite their Constitution stating that the census is only supposed to be an enumeration of residents for the purpose of determining representation in the House of Representatives, and the apportionment of direct taxes.

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It’s not easy being a politician these days. Polls show how little they are regarded. Perhaps that’s why Canadian taxpayers, in all their generosity, give individual political donors a 75% tax credit on annual donations up to $400, while only giving a 15 to 29% charitable donation tax credit for apparently less needy groups such as those that provide shelter for the homeless.

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Canadian federal election signs

Since the start of the 2011 Canadian federal election, the governing Conservatives have bribed Canadians with their own money by promising to double the annual child fitness tax credit from $500 to $1000, and introducing an adult fitness tax credit of $500 per year starting in 2015-2016, when they claim the budget will be balanced. That is, despite not foreseeing the massive budget shortfalls starting in 2008, and not being likely to form a majority government in order to have a mandate for that long.

That follows up with their 2006 election campaign bribe of a one percentage point cut to the national sales tax, and a further one made ahead of schedule, in place for the 2008 election campaign.

What makes these “promises” a bribe is their election campaign timing and lack of consistency. For instance, while the Conservatives kept their sales tax cut promises, they broke their promise not to tax income trusts after they were elected.

Lest you think this is a partisan phenomenon, the other major party in Canada, the Liberals, which governed from 1993 to 2006, also bribed Canadians with their own money with their Red Book promises. Their most notable promise that wasn’t delivered upon was to replace the national sales tax in existence in 1993.

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