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Yesterday the odd collection of bums, misfits, anarchists, loons, eco-terrorists, and convicted criminals known as the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) held a rally in a Toronto park (among them were Alex Hundert, Sakura Saunders, Jenny Peto and other luminaries). All that in the presence of union activists and CUPE’s pink bus. Then the crowd marched and eventually broke into a house and an empty lot (both private property). It was hard to make the video, because everybody with a camera, who didn’t belong to the group, was insulted and harassed (one blogger was even physically insulted). That’s not unusual when you deal with deranged people. It was not surprising to see that instead of detaining the criminals, the police chose to “negotiate” with them.
On my radio show today, I was discussing convicted terrorist Omar
Khadr’s petition to be transferred to a provincial jail. At the end of
the show, a caller who identified himself as “Abdul” called in, and
uttered what I and many who listened consider to be a threat against
the Canadian people.
Memorial University’s students’ union has started a campaign to fight back against unpaid student internships.
MUNSU launched “Work is Work” — an attempt to put money into the pockets of unpaid interns — during a public meeting at the university on Thursday night.
Many of the university’s programs involve internships that require students to work regular hours for no pay.
Executive director of MUNSU external affairs, Candace Simms, said changes need to be made to the current system.
“Students in engineering and business pay for one course, which is $255 and they get paid for the work they are doing,” Simms said.
“Students in programs like education, nursing and medicine pay up to five times that amount — $1,200 — and they don’t get paid for the work that they do while on their placements.”
Simms said the issue goes beyond a student’s ability to pay their bills. For many, the difference between paid or unpaid internships is an issue of student rights.
“Work is work, so no matter what students are doing they’re still contributing to the work force. Often times they’re working 35-40 hours a week, they’re not able to get part-time work to off set the cost of participating in these placements.”
Fourth-year MUN student Kate Walsh, who starts her internship next year, said she is one of the lucky ones who does get paid.
“I think it creates competition in our program,” said Walsh.
“Therefore, people work harder for your job, if you’re getting paid, right?”
Ideally, the students’ union would like one cost for all students on work terms, but the bigger battle will be getting a pay cheque for those student interns who now work for free.
the American version like the Canadian Version changed thier name to hide the fact they are linked to the muslim brotherhood
That’s right, the terrorist-sponsoring Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Trial, FBI “consultants” and promoters of Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood BFFs, just changed their name to the Washington Trust Foundation.
Or perhaps more to the point, WHY?
An explosive story posted Sunday by Charles Johnson at the Daily Caller reveals that CAIR, er, excuse me, WTF, has apparently been laundering money obtained from Middle East donors in violation of federal law. While it publicly presents itself as a single organization, CAIR has in fact created a multitude of 501(c)(3) organizations and a 501(c)(4), CAIR Action Network. By moving donations around, CAIR may have evaded taxes and has avoided disclosure of its foreign funding sources required by the Foreign Agent Registration Act.
Quoting Johnson, “Under IRS regulations, an organization may have 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) related entities, but they must maintain a wall between the two; this is accomplished by establishing separate bank accounts, board of directors, bookkeeping, and payroll. CAIR, though, had none of these.”
Johnson cites David Reaboi, Vice President for Strategic Communications at Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy:
“Plentiful legal evidence, acquired in the course of a lawsuit — plus CAIR’s own official filing documents to the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) and IRS — make clear that CAIR has engaged in a thinly-disguised money laundering operation. In addition to violating its 501(c)3 regulations, CAIR’s undisclosed and hidden foreign donations amount to violation of the Foreign Agent Registration Act as well.”
Guidestar reveals nine state chapters, a property holding company in California, a main office in Washington, DC and the CAIR Foundation. Many of these chapters have little income. The Iowa chapter – yes there is one – has none.
The Foundation was de-listed in 2011 because it failed to file the requisite IRS Form 990 tax returns for the three prior years. However, in June WND reported that while Tea Party organizations were being sandbagged by IRS, the agency quietly restored the CAIR Foundation’s non-profit status following a meeting with White House officials.
An Auckland father who says his daughter was told during religious instruction that she would go to hell is campaigning to have the classes dropped from her state school.
Paul Bennett said the incident happened about two years ago and was the catalyst for him becoming a member of the Secular Education Network (SEN), a group opposed to religious instruction in state schools.
However, the organisation running the instruction says it has had no complaints about lessons at the school and parents are free to have their children opt out.
This afternoon, members of the network will hand out leaflets to parents at Point View School in Howick.
The primary school is reviewing the future of its long-running Bible class programme, which runs once a week for half an hour over about three terms.
It has sent a notice to parents asking them if they want their children to be included.
By law, state schools are secular, but can choose to “close” during school hours for religious lessons.
The notice to parents included material from the Churches Education Commission (CEC), which runs the programmes, and Mr Bennett said parents needed the full picture.
“We thought we would respond in kind, giving our perspective or side of the argument, to try and get the discussion going.
“If you are trying to make it something that teaches values and virtues, such as inclusiveness, to me, where is the inclusiveness in forcing people to make a choice about whether they are in or out of this class?”
Point View has asked parents to respond to the survey by this Friday.
Board of trustees chair Grant Webster said it had taken a neutral position on the issue. The survey was not a result of any complaints but had been an agenda item from the previous board.
Mr Webster said the material accompanying the survey was not promotional, and was a “very basic” outline of what the school’s religious instruction programme is.
“We have very little views until we get the response from the community.”
Mr Bennett, an intermediate school teacher, said he and his wife had initially let his daughter Emily, now aged 11, attend the Bible lessons, to expose her to differing beliefs. But he said that changed about two years ago after Emily was told she would go to hell when stating during a lesson that she did not believe in God.
Churches Education Commission chief executive Simon Greening said his organisation had very clear guidelines for teachers, and such a statement was not acceptable.
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