Mark Hasiuk speaks with independent researcher and freelance journalist Vivian Krause about her progress on uncovering the money trail that identifies United States special interest groups influencing the affairs of Canada. Of special note is the enormous amount of money and influence being funneled through environmental groups that seem to benefit US oil companies at the expense of the Canadian economy.
RoadKill Radio’s “Letter of the Week” this week is actually a petition – three, in fact. All have to do with CNN Brit tabloid talker Piers Morgan’s stance in favour of banning assault weapons in the United States.
Banning guns is against the US Constitution’s Second Amendment and is a wildly unpopular notion among Americans. Freedom of speech is what the US Constitution’s First Amendment is all about, however, and is a wildly popular notion among Americans. Morgan – even though he is not an American – nevertheless has the First Amendment right to voice his opposition to the Second Amendment.
God bless America!
Morgan’s detractors have their First Amendment rights, too, which has resulted in a series of petitions on the White House’s official petition website.
At the time of this posting, 103,744 people have petitioned the White House to deport Morgan, while 8,822 have petitioned to keep Morgan in the US. Only 6,981 people have supported Morgan’s anti-gun stance by petitioning the White House to ban assault rifles.
Since the White House promises to respond to every petition that reaches 25,000 signatures within a month, it looks like President Obama will be weighing in on this issue in the near future.
Click on the graphics below to go to the respective official petition page:
Can you believe there’s a country that forces its children work in factories? Wages are 44 cents an hour. Unions are illegal. Government enforces censorship with violence. Critics of the government are thrown in dungeons. Tax fraud, theft and smuggling are punishable by death. Newspapers, books, and the Internet are severely censored. Religious and ethnic discrimination are state-sponsored. Women suffer forced abortions and sterilization to control the population.
I’m not talking about Cuba here. I’m describing China.
The U.S. has no problems with Americans visiting China, our chief supplier of poisoned dog food and lead-tainted toys – not to mention off-the-scale pollution and BILLIONS of cases of human rights violations.
But Cuba? Americans can’t come here.
To be accurate, the U.S. does allow some Americans to visit Cuba. Cuban-Americans, reporters and politicians can apply for permission. Last year about 6,000 permits were issued to Americans to visit Cuba. Last year more than 200,000 Americans actually visited Cuba.
Thank you, Canada. While American Customs agents are hassling me over my nail clippers and tube of toothpaste, Canada Customs were allowing me to exercise my free choice. And Cuban Customs agents do NOT stamp American passports. Come on down!
All this is done on a wink-wink, nudge-nudge level. While I’d like to see Canada grow a pair and tell the U.S. to stop this sham embargo, I can understand why Canada doesn’t want to lose the revenue of a quarter of a million round trip vacation packages to Cuba every year.
The United States lies that this is a United Nations-backed embargo. Let’s see, the latest vote was 173 countries against the embargo, and 3 for it. Three. The United States, Israel, and the Marshall Islands. There’s a country called the Marshal Islands?
The Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger and President Bill Clinton love their Cuban cigars, but YOU can’t have any. So who’s really being punished?
The details hurt my head – admit it, they give you a headache, too. If we actually paid attention to who’s paying off whom, we’d all demand this absurdity to stop immediately. Or as American voters, we’d have to accept culpability for America’s unjust management of embargoes.
Whoa, that was way too many syllables. I’m on vacation, after all.