March against Monsanto and for your right to know what you and your family are eating! Joseph Roberts, Senior Editor and Publisher of Common Ground, and activist Christen Traversy join Ron and Kari to talk about the growing mobilization of informed citizens demanding that the Harper government stop jeopardizing the health of Canadians by pandering to their political bankers/backers, and to require the labelling of GMO manufactured foods. The Vancouver March against Monsanto takes place May 25, 2013 at 11:00 am, get there by 10:30 and meet outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. You need to get involved. Your health depends on it!
Dear Robert A.,An important motion is set for its first hour of debate in the House of Commons on March 28, 2013. Motion 408 calls on Parliament to condemn the practice of sex-selective pregnancy termination. MP Mark Warawa introduced this Motion in September, 2012. After a second hour of debate later this Spring, M408 will be up for a vote in the House of Commons.Here is the full text of the Motion:“That the House condemn discrimination against females, occurring through sex-selective pregnancy termination.”
«Que la Chambre condamne la discrimination envers les femmes, notamment l’interruption voluntaire de la grossesse selon le sexe.»
The Motion will not change the law regarding female fetuses or abortion, but it will raise the discussion on and off the Hill on the subject of gendercide.
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Write to your member of Parliament.You can find information on how to contact your MP by inputting your postal code into the Parliament of Canada website.
Participate in social media conversations about gendercide on Twitter by using the hashtags #protectgirls and #M408 to build support.
Canadian Physicians for Life has cooperated with a number of other organizations to look at sex-selective abortion beyond Motion 408. See the Defend Girls web site for more resources on this important issue, including an examination of gendercide in Canada. The articles and peer-reviewed studies will also be available on our own web site soon, for those of you who are pink-averse!
For more real-time news and articles, you can now follow CPL on Twitter: @CdnLifeDocs, and you can find us on Facebook.
Let us know which issues you are following, and consider writing your own op ed for the next instalment of our publication, Vital Signs.Sincerely,KC McLean-D’Août
Administrator, Canadian Physicians for Life
Ron Gray explains why he thinks the Canada-wide "Idle No More" protests by Aboriginals are an indication of a long and serious problem that is being avoided by the federal government. Yet the problem is easily addressed and easily fixed, starting with all sides agreeing that the current state of government paternalism be replaced by treating Aboriginal People as full and equal citizens of Canada. Read the Royal Commission Report on Aboriginal Peoples.
Tune in to hear Kari Simpson explain why she wrote a letter to Prime Minister Harper lauding the recent vote by Rona Ambrose, Minister of Status for Women, to seek a scientific definition for when human life begins. Since when does seeking truth and clarification become an act of bravery? Since MP Ambrose’s vote, apparently, as she is now being vilified by certain special interest groups who benefit from ignorance and fear. How will the Prime Minister respond? Well, considering he voted against the motion, we’d suggest that his cowardice is showing.
Full Text of Kari Simpson’s Letter:
October 3, 2012
Re: Bravo, Minister Ambrose!
Dear Mr. Prime Minister,
My name is Kari Simpson; I am a civil, informed Canadian. I am the mother of four responsible, accomplished, and now adult children whom I raised as a single parent; the oldest was 12 when their father became ill and passed away. I am also delighted to proclaim that my eighth grandchild is due in March. And yes, as my children were taught, my grandchildren are also being educated about their democratic and civil responsibilities to protect life and liberty. This includes voting.
I am also CEO of WOW Multi-Media corporation; President of a national organization called Culture Guard; host of RoadKill Radio News, an influential current affairs program on RoadKill Radio.com; a commercial pilot; and a feared and respected child and family advocate—among other endeavours. I do not attribute my successes to affirmative action or feminist gains, but rather to having the good fortune of coming from a long line of individuals strongly committed to the family unit, and made up of strong men and women who deal in reality, work hard, live responsibly and respect those who deserve respect.
I would like to add my voice to counter the noise created by the gaggle of feminist squawk-boxers who willingly display their ineptitude and their challenged view of reality by falsely claiming to represent me, my three daughters, and numerous other female members of our extended family, in matters that affect Canadian women.
My family’s work history details the events involving my great-aunts running mines in The Pas, Manitoba; my grandmother working to finance my grandfather’s inventions—some events going back 100 years ago, long before silly women started burning their bras. The women in my family have accomplished these noteworthy successes, like so many others, without assistance from the state, or being given an unfair advantage by government programs crafted to discriminate against men; and they have done so without murdering our unborn children, abdicating our responsibilities as mothers, or requiring others to pay for our career choice expenses — e.g., daycare.
I have watched with growing distain the verbal assaults being hurled at Minister Ambrose by self-absorbed, feeble-brained radical feminists—both male and female — who operate from a platform that seemingly provides blinders and affords only a flat-earth view. The out-dated rhetoric of yesteryear relied upon by these squawking ninnies is about as useful as the shrill shriek of a faulty brake-pad, just before a crash.
Minister Rona Ambrose deserves enormous credit for her willingness to assure Canadians that she and 90 other elected leaders don’t fear seeking a factual, foundational understanding of the scientific realities associated with the genesis of life. She deserves the applause that is growing louder as more and more Canadians become informed about this intelligent, independently-minded stateswoman, who had the integrity to vote in favour of Motion 312—a vote to establish the truth.
You can appreciate how intellectually pathetic those 203 members are who voted against seeking to explore the scientific facts about human life. There has been no moment in the history of Parliament that so fully demonstrates the sad state of the factually-challenged cowards who wimpily kow-tow to the squawk-box bullies and shrieking ninnies. I find it ridiculous—and concerning—that elected officials would publicly demonstrate their willingness to embrace ignorance on such an important issue, clearly acquiescing to the unjustified fear generated by the natter of a few cultural terrorists.
You are right, Mr. Prime Minister: we don’t need a debate; we need a solution to an obvious problem—a problem that allows innocent children to be slaughtered. Canadians deserve to be factually informed. This violent crime against our nation’s innocent, unborn sons and daughters, Canada’s most vulnerable citizens, must end.
Please extend my deep appreciation to Minister Ambrose for establishing a credible and respectable standard in political leadership—for both women and men. Minister Ambrose, by courageously standing in support of Motion 312, spoke for me, my daughters, and my granddaughters—and on behalf of the overwhelming majority of informed women (and men) who abide in truth, act responsibility and deal in reality—something her ill-informed critics, parroting the retro-rhetoric-of-yesteryear, fear.
Kari Simpson Host, RoadKill Radio News RoadKillRadio.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (604) 514-1614 Fax: (604) 514-1669
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Join Kari Simpson and Ron Gray as they deliver hot news and cold, hard facts. Learn how Canadian Parliament has skirted the Truth – once again! Why is Rona Ambrose, the Minister of Status for Women, being vilified for defending baby girls? How did Russia’s latest reaffirmation of a Health Risk ban make Ron Gray cheer “Yay, Russia!”? Did the Supreme Court of Canada really rule that sex + a little HIV + condumb is A-OK by them!? And hear an update on the Drive For Justice campaign that has left the Prime Minister – and all of Parliament – speechless!
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Does anyone other than a dwindling minority of Procrustean traditionalists recognize evil anymore—personal evil, that is? Oh, sure, there’s plenty of the geopolitical variety to go around these days, especially in North Africa. And there’s more than enough being identified on the national stage by perpetually outraged critics within this country too, most notably by those on the political left, who eagerly attach the E word to everything from corporate profits and free trade to the oil sands and Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s piano playing.
But we rarely hear about individual Canadians doing “bad” things, exhibiting sinister behavior, acting wickedly, or carrying on immorally, let alone sinning.
Instead, there’s always some sort of exculpating explanation for bad behaviour. Shoplifters suffer from kleptomania; corrupt officials have succumbed to stress or have manifested a previously undiagnosed psychiatric disorder; prostitutes are victims of the patriarchy, poverty or both; juvenile delinquents are the recipients of inadequate parenting; inner-city gangsters are victims of racial discrimination; and thieves are impoverished or addicted, and, if the latter, are surely not responsible for the burden of the illness under which they are labouring. You get the picture.
Look at the website promoting the recent Pink Shirt Day/anti-bullying campaign—a cause that should easily give rise to descriptions of bullies acting wickedly, etc.—and you’ll see therapeutic twaddle aplenty along with much vigorous exhortation to get to the root of the problem, etc., but nothing about the plain and simple fact bullies are acting immorally.
Which brings me to Exhibit A, otherwise known as the spark that gave life to this particular column. You might have heard of a horrible hit-and-run accident in Coquitlam, B.C., two weeks ago which left two young women dead. In covering the aftermath of the crash, which included the laying of several charges against a suspect, including two counts of impaired driving causing death, a local newspaper turned to a clinical psychologist from Simon Fraser University for some “insight” into “what might lead someone to flee the scene” of a serious accident without giving help.
Dr. Joti Samra is quoted thusly: “Assuming that it’s a true accident, the reality is… even from the perspective of the person that caused the accident, it can be quite traumatic and cause an acute stress reaction.” Got that? Acute stress reaction.
The good doctor goes on to explain that the brain could be flooded with information and emotion that would cause a person to act unusually. “The fight or flight response is something we’re exposed to when we are faced with extreme traumatic events,” Dr. Samra concludes. “Our body kind of goes into a shock, it doesn’t know what to do.”
Notice the focus on the culprit’s body and not his mind? I suppose it’s true that this human-as-hormonal-machine answer is what you’d expect from a clinical psychologist, whose business, of course, is to produce exactly this sort of pseudo-scientific analysis. But there’s no excuse for the news media to limit their probing into human behaviour to “experts” such as Dr. Samra. Why not someone with some grasp of the profundity of human existence, someone like a novelist, a moral philosopher or a religious leader– someone who recognizes we’re more than just pre-programmed biological machines?
To my mind, it would be a welcome relief—and far more enlightening—to hear some real insights into moral character, the dark origins of personal cowardice, or the nature of evil in circumstances such as these. And so, for example, when asked why a driver might flee the scene of an accident in which he had struck two innocent people, a priest might comment that such a person had become alienated from God, had too easily succumbed to temptation, and had become a sinner in need of redemption.
This would be really useful information as far as I’m concerned, and might also help many readers reflect more deeply on their responsibility—indeed, their duty—to act in a moral fashion.
But, of course, in this secular, humanistic era of ours, we see very little serious discussion about evil in the public square. Perversely, one is more likely to find scintillatingly descriptive words, purring about the concept of evil, in advertisements attempting to induce a consumer to indulge in some sort of deliciously sinful wickedness for an affordable price. Moral inversion to sell chocolate pudding.
A recent full-page newspaper advertisement for Volvo is a perfect example of this lamentable trend. Emblazoned above an image of a shiny red S60 model, the ad copy informs us, “There’s more to life than a Volvo. Like raising a little hell with 300 horses, spanking corners with your all-new sport-tuned chassis. And feeling a little dangerous in a car tricked out with safety technology. That’s why you drive the all-new naughty Volvo S60.” (Emphasis added.)
A 16th-Century proverb holds, “Evil doers are evil dreaders.” Today, however, evil doers are either the next patient for the couch or a target market.