Friday, October 20, 2006

CPC Clean Air Act - a thoughtful review

I've been wanting to post about the new clean air act but, I just haven't got around to it. In the meantime check out Steve Janke, he has a review of an article written by former NDP spokesman James Heath. You might be surprised the Heath's conclusions.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Attack of the Anonymouse

I got rid of the comments from my previous post "Have you seen these girls?" it appears there were some slanderous comments made but at the same time a couple of very nice defenses of Melissa. I'll keep a better eye on this blog. I apologize for letting things get out of control.

I've changed the setting so the anonymouse cannot post without logging in to blogger first.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Hannah and Cedar Update

Hannah and Cedar's abduction has been picked up by the Star Phoenix. A couple disturbing things;

Joe, who has both Australian and Lebanese citizenship, is now the subject of international warrants and an extradition order, and is charged with two counts of child abduction.
However, Calgary police Det. Theresa Garagan said
the case is complicated by the fact that neither Australia nor Lebanon will recognize the Canadian extradition order.

It's no surprise that Lebanon does not recognize Canadian extradition order but it's surprising that Australia doesn't. Not only that but this;
Engdahl and his daughter flew to Australia last week, where Joe's family told them that Lebanese passports had been acquired for the girls and that they would not be returned to Australia unless Melissa agrees to live in an apartment of their choosing in Sydney, give Joe full custody and have charges against him dropped.

The article ends with details on how you can help out with the costs of search;

Melissa graduated from Bishop Mahoney High School and still has scores of friends in Saskatoon, in addition to her three brothers, who have mobilized a fundraising campaign to help cover the costs of an international effort to bring the girls home.
Her brothers have organized a golf tournament to raise money at Dakota Dunes on Sept. 13, and a trust account has been set up to take donations at Bank of Montreal locations in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
"This is a very expensive process," Engdahl said. "The community behind us has been terrifically strong."

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Canadian Army Kickin' Ass

From July 15, some members of PPCLI are ambushed and take the fight to the taliban

Friday, August 11, 2006

It is our love of these innocents that endangers them

A great essay from Blackfive, an American mili-blogger.

"Not so," I answer. "Consider: when the enemy seeks to kill our child to motivate us to surrender to his will, is it not because he believes that the danger to the children will move our hearts?"

"It is," she must agree.

"And when he hides among children," I add, "why? Children do little to deflect artillery. Must it not be because he knows that we -- we ourselves -- fear for the children, even his children?"

She nods, silently.

"Then it is proven," I say. "It is our love of these innocents that endangers them. If we did not care if children died, they would be in little danger."

"That cannot be," she replies in anger.

"But it is so,"
I contest. "If we did not care if our children died, they would not be targets. There would be no reason to target them, because we would not be moved by their deaths.

"If we did not care if their children died," I add, "there would be no reason to clutter military emplacements with their presence. If it were not that we are horrified by the deaths of children, the enemy's children would be clear of all places of battle -- because they are, except for the fact that we love them, a hindrance."

She bites her lip.

"Of course, we cannot cut out our hearts," I tell her. "Nor should we -- as we wish to remain men, and good men, rather than monsters. Yet it is our love that is the chief danger to the innocent now -- to our own innocents, and theirs also."

"What do you suggest?" she demands of me. "If you will not hate children, if you assert that it is right to love them -- but you say we cannot love them, without wrongfully endangering them -- what can we do? Where is the right?"

It's worth the read.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Have you seen these girls?

A friend from high school had her little girls taken from her. It appears the girls father took the girls overseas and does not intend to return. The father, Joseph Hawach, is Lebanese and lived in Australia for several years. He is expected to take them to either Australia or Lebanon.

The Joseph Hawach is travelling with his mother Gladys Hawach. The little girls names are Hannah and Cedar Hawach. If you have any information you can contact Melissa at

Friday, June 30, 2006

Happy Dominion Day

I'm packing up and getting ready for the annual trip to the parents cabin to celebrate Canada Day. Hopefully the weather is good and my new toy runs well.

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