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‘Nerd’ shocked his toys in G20 weapons cache

June 30, 2010

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“Some of the things that are related are these arrows with devices tied on to them so that they could pour gas on them, ignite them and shoot them at us,” Blair said. “That was seized from criminals.” via ‘Nerd’ shocked his toys in G20 weapons cache | G20 | News | Toronto Sun. Advertisements

Menon: People of the world, never let the G20 come to your city

June 30, 2010

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People of the world, listen carefully: Do not let what happened here happen over there. Think of it this way: Your city is your teenage daughter and the G20 is a sociopathic drifter she met online. Keep them apart at all costs. First of all, like a bingo tournament or high school reunion, there is […]

Ancient Fossils Show Arctic Now Near Climate Tipping Point

June 30, 2010

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But the research value of the site is now threatened by a proposed coal mine. Eberle said there is high concern by scientists over a proposal to mine coal on Ellesmere Island near the Beaver Pond site by WestStar Resources Inc., a mineral exploration company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. via Ancient Fossils Show Arctic […]

A shepherd of the trees

June 30, 2010

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Totally ignoring Thomas “You Can’t Go Home Again” Wolfe, Douglas Dennis not only went home again, but he bought the place. Now he wants other folks to come and see what he has done. Over the past 41 years, Dennis has bought 22 hectares of Carolinian forest from his father’s estate — land that has […]

A black eye for democracy: Ottawa Citizen

June 29, 2010

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Meanwhile, Kate Holloway, who ran for the Liberals in the 2007 election in a downtown Toronto riding, had a frightening weekend. Her son Sam and his girlfriend Rose were simply watching one peaceful demonstration Saturday night. But they got arrested anyway. They spent a night in jail and neither of Sam’s parents had any idea […]

This time, the cops were out of line: Toronto Sun

June 29, 2010

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“I just wish I could have pummelled the little bastards the day before, “ said one copper of the Black Bloc, adding it “would have been great to ring their skinny little necks.” However, there was no Black Bloc present and the us-versus-them climate created during this summit is one of the great disgraces of […]

G20-related mass arrests unique in Canadian history

June 29, 2010

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The Canadian Civil Liberties Association denounced the mass arrests, saying they were illegal and unconstitutional because police did not have reasonable grounds to believe that everyone they detained had committed a crime or was about to do so. “To us, it’s abhorrent that we would be arresting more than 900 people to find maybe 50 […]