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Pittsburgh Penguins play ‘O Canada’ in show of solidarity after Ottawa shooting; acknowledged by Stephen HarperOctober 25, 2014
Originally posted on National Post | Sports:
The Pittsburgh Penguins were playing an American team in the U.S., but they made it clear their thoughts were with Canada.
The team played ‘O Canada’ in addition to the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ before Wednesday night’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers as a tribute to those affected by the shootings in Ottawa that morning.
The crowd, too, showed its support, singing along loudly as Jeff Jimerson performed O Canada. Here’s Sean Gentille’s video from the press box at the Consol Energy Center:
Hockey fans all across Canada showed their appreciation. Prime Minister Stephen Harper acknowledged the Penguins’ show of solidarity during his speech in Parliament on Thursday morning.
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Originally posted on unitenews:
CTU Media release
With inflation low, now is a good time for workers to negotiate for pay increases that outstrip price rises and deliver real increases in wages and salaries. “For too many people, real pay increases have been missing for several years unless they worked longer hours,” CTU economist Bill Rosenberg says. “Productivity has been rising for several years but hasn’t been recognised in pay increases.”
“Housing and electricity costs are driving annual inflation. At an annual increase of 1.0 percent overall inflation is lower than expected and almost 80 percent of that is housing and energy costs. The Reserve Bank should be considering lowering interest rates rather than raising them. The focus should be on lowering housing costs by building more houses and improving state rental housing and private tenancy conditions rather than risking the uneven recovery with higher interest rates.” Rosenberg said.
Over the year, housing and…
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Originally posted on Aotearoa: A Wider Perspective:
When David Cameron painted all of us who want a new and independent investigation into the events of 9/11 as non-violent extremists I responded with a statement of intent. I think it is important to speak out about that day because every war that happened after that day is related to that day.
Our manipulated hatred of Muslims is related to that day. The fact that John Key wants to take us to war is related to that day and millions of Muslims who had nothing to do with what happened on that day are dying as a result.
Not only that but thousands of Western soldiers are dying as a result of what happened that day. Thousands of soldiers are committing suicide, suffer of PTSD and other horrible diseases related to the use of Depleted Uranium as a result of that day. Thousands of first responders are dying…
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Originally posted on Om Malik (WP.com):
Matt Mullenweg was challenged to a 30 days of non-stop blogging on his blog. I thought it was a great idea and instead of doing it all by myself, I roped in three guys to the 30 day blog challenge. I think world needs a lot more classic blogging — from links to photos to essays. Hiten Shah (KISSmetrics), Michael Galpert (Aviary) and Toni Schneider (Automattic and True Ventures) are joining me on this journey. We kick it off tomorrow and take weekends off! Hope you can join the blog party!
Originally posted on Beyond Highbrow - Robert Lindsay:
Every single thing that this brilliant author says in this video is 100% true. Ukraine is a fascist country, and it has been one ever since it was independent in 1991, although most of the fascism was covered up and underground as opposed to being explicit.
One can argue that there are two fascisms. There is nonracist fascism and racist fascism. A good argument can be made that not all fascism is explicitly or overtly racist. For instance, Mussolini’s regime in Italy was not explicitly racist, although it was very much fascist. You might possibly be able to say the same thing about Franco in Spain and Salazar in Portugal.
On the other hand, there is another fascism that is explicitly racist in character and that is fascism that is similar to the Nazi type that prevailed in Germany under the National Socialist regime. Just for the sake of shorthand…
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