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John Hagee Calls For “Prosecuting Women Who Say God’s Name During Intercourse”

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[The American Taliban: I just couldn't pass this one up. This is one man I can guarantee will never experience this problem. *RON*]

Lea Vat Kens, Newslo, 15 June 2017
“One of the things that the Bible has consistently denounced is the taking of the Lord’s name in vain. In fact, one of the Ten Commandments in the Old Testament states: “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain” (Exodus 20:7). The word “vain” means “for no reason” or “useless.”

“Thus, God was instructing the Israelites to avoid using his name in a useless, disrespectful way. Instead, the Israelites were supposed to revere the name of God and use it in a serious, considerate way. Many of the ancient Israelites were so respectful of the name of God that they would not even pronounce it or write it for fear of using it in vain. Those who did write it would often throw away the quill they had used, …

Undercover investigation unmasks cash-for-jobs Chinese immigration scheme

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[‘Every alarm bell goes off with this one,’ says immigration expert. Check out the lame response from Canad Border Services Agency toward the end of the article. And where is the Canada Revenue Agency? "Usually we give cash, because usually our owners have a really high personal income. So, I just give them cash to save their tax and also save tax for our company." See also: Cash-for-jobs immigration consultant connected to Sask. government-backed Chinese megamall; and How the Sask. government partnered with company linked to businessman who was wanted by China for fraud. *RON*]
Geoff Leo, CBC News, 19 June 2017
In his 30 years as an immigration expert, Richard Kurland said he's only ever heard rumours of people paying money for job offers to foreign nationals.

"It's almost the stuff of immigration legendary myth that there are envelopes of cash being passed around for offers of employment in Canada," said the Vancouve…

With Travis Kalanick out, we'll see the real value of Uber — and it won't be pretty

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[It would be nice if one of the global leaders in labour crapfication, Uber-venal Uber finally saw a come-uppance, but I suspect that won't happen. In any case, Travis has in reality only moved sideways to the board of directors, with strong control over their votes, and hence, over future corporate policies. At very least, don't drive with Uber! *RON*]
Michael Hiltzik, LA Times, 21 June 2017

Now that its bad-boy co-founder Travis Kalanick has resigned as Uber’s CEO, the question will be asked: Is Kalanick’s departure bad for Uber, or good for Uber?

The answer is yes.

It’s good for Uber, because the company has a better chance of shedding its reputation as a howlingly bad place to work unless you’re a young white male; and its reputation for getting its way with civic officials by breaking rules, regulations and norms. These changes, if they occur, will improve its ability to recruit talented personnel, and reduce the friction — ultimate…

Mississauga woman’s demand for English-speaking doctor spoke volumes: Paradkar

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[Why does she get to hide her identity, by the way? The disease is spreading again throughout the world - one step forward, three steps back. Donate to, or volunteer with, an anti-racist organization in your area. This needs to be stopped now. *RON*]

Shree Pradkar, The Star, 21 June 2017

“Can I see a doctor, please, that’s white, that doesn’t have brown teeth and speaks English?”

In proper English, that would be, “May I see a doctor, please, who’s white, who doesn’t have brown teeth and speaks English,” but why quibble with racists?

The woman captured on a video that was viewed thousands of times on Tuesday, making obnoxious demands in a Mississauga clinic, also has her stereotypes mixed up. It’s the English who are supposed to have terrible teeth — what would she have done if a proper English doctor showed up, with brown teeth?

That, too, is beside the point; racism is the refuge of the ignorant, and thank goodness for her display of it in that…