April 28, 2016

Trudeau’s handling of the hostage crisis? Impressive (after a shaky start)

Faith GoldyRebel Host
 

Tonight, I tell you why Prime Minter Justin Trudeau's handling of the present hostage crisis in the Philippines outflanks his predecessor in statesmanship and adhering to our sensible statutes.

Then, MPP Monte McNaughton joins me to talk about the fight for common sense gun laws in this province. Did you know Sunday gun hunting is permitted in 50% of Ontario but not the other half, for no good reason? Monte tells us how we can help him push back at the regulatory patchwork.

Plus: We've got the week's top headlines from across the globe and your "Quote of Honour!"

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commented 2016-05-09 13:27:36 -0400
You folks should be aware of the federal and municipal police officers going to the private residences of citizens of canada who have written negative comments concerning the present Prime Minister of canada in blogs and posts.
Citizens are being interrogated by the police. That’s right questioned as to their motivation in writing about a blithering idiot who couldn’t count above ten with out removing his socks. A bi sexual pinko who has more concern for a bunch of sheep farmers from Syria infiltrating our country at the taxpayers expense than our own people who can barely exist in today’s economy. A Prime Minister who gives away billions of our hard earned dollars to the unwashed of the world
as he laughs his ass off at the hard working people of this country all the while spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on his own personal pleasures and perks.
Prime Minister Trudeau is not to be trusted by the majority of the people He has never attained anything in his life that required hard work and concentration.A life built on theatre and drama unlike the people who have had to work for every dime they ever had.
In short, any opposition to Trudeau will be stopped by the police states of Canada. Or so they think. The people are so upset with this moron with his hands on the public purse I am certain his days will be short in office. no one in their right mind could ever
support this pinko.
Be afraid people ~ Be very very afraid when the police are interrogating the folks who oppose this moron. What is next ? Internment camps for the opposition to this jerk?
commented 2016-05-03 10:05:40 -0400
Judging by JT’s constantly pandering to Islamists, I hope there is a terrorist attack, and a great big bloody one at that.
commented 2016-05-02 11:24:58 -0400
The Prom Minister reading some words written by Gerald Butts does not make the world a safer place, nor is it any reassurance to those of us that have a grasp of reality with respect to the global Islamic Jihad. As far as the ransom thing goes, I’d rather see a ransom paid to get a real Canadian citizen back home, than the ransom Trudeau is paying to the tens of thousands of Muslim migrants in return for their Liberal vote. A major terrorist attack is the only thing that will turn the tide on the stupidity that is so pervasive within the misled left. Under Trudeau’s watch I am certain something severely brutal will be carried out by ISIS, or one such group.
commented 2016-04-29 21:54:31 -0400
Sorry Goldie, you’re opening monologue was all over the map. Wasn’t sure where you were coming from.
commented 2016-04-29 21:45:04 -0400
or Ctrl and the + key at the same time.
commented 2016-04-29 17:31:31 -0400
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For those constantly complaining about the small font

CTRL + mouse scroll wheel

Increase the page zoom.
commented 2016-04-29 16:24:51 -0400
Hmmm.mmm…so both John Ridsdel and Robert Hall go off “adventuring” to the Philippines in areas which the Canadian government had previously designated and informed to travelers as dangerous, but what the heck, huh? No whoop. Both “adventurers” let it be known to connected members back in Canada that they had no intention of returning to their homeland….too much fun and “adventure” to be had, as it were. But, lo and behold, once they are, for the strangest of reasons, kidnapped….well, all of a sudden the Canadian government and its taxpayers should immediately on the hook to zoom out and retrieve them or, at the very least, pay millions of dollars for their return to the country which they willingly abdicated.
commented 2016-04-29 16:21:50 -0400
There is nothing particularly statesmanlike in JTs assertion that Canada has closed the door on ransom payments. He was just doing his simple little entry-level McJob as front-man/PR spokesman, reciting his lines like a good little boy. Anybody who doesn’t believe that the secret back door is always open, well, you’re kidding yourself.
As for the various comments attacking the reporter, I don’t expect to be in whole-hearted agreement with Faith or any other Rebel contributor all the time. I expect journalists operating in an “opinion columnist” atmosphere to do just that, put their personal thoughts out there in the interest of stimulating some debate, and not just preach to the choir constantly. If I never disagree with them, they’re not doing their job right.
As for the font issue, every browser has a zoom feature, learn to use it. If you have a touch screen it’s even easier to cope with this minor problem until it’s fixed. Give it a rest already, I haven’t heard so much whining since the last Alanis Morissette release.
commented 2016-04-29 16:05:58 -0400
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@ Hyacinth – “Which reminds me, how goes the job hunting, if I recall you mentioned weeks ago that you weren’t having much luck or am I confusing that with another poster?”

Not so good, but thanks for asking.
commented 2016-04-29 15:51:17 -0400
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No interest whatsoever in it anymore Peter, I do contribute in a small way, i.e.: links relevant to the article, but that is along one of my current interests. Money’s tight as with most people, considered getting back into programming or accounting part-time awhile back but it would be a chore to do since my interests are focused elsewhere. Which reminds me, how goes the job hunting, if I recall you mentioned weeks ago that you weren’t having much luck or am I confusing that with another poster? Too much to remember some days.
commented 2016-04-29 15:08:46 -0400
@ Hyacinth

I did not say 9 pages of script, I said 9 scripts. Big difference.

You should offer your help to him, then.
commented 2016-04-29 14:21:56 -0400
I’m not about to let the previous government off the hook for their actions but I’m not buying Trudeau’s act either. He’s there to look pretty & read speeches. The Liberals have copied the Democrat’s policy of continuous election campaigning. His future actions will show the truth.

Gun laws are designed to make it as difficult as possible for law abiding citizens to own guns. It’s never about crime, if it was, the anti-gun nuts would be calling for tougher sentences for criminals who use guns.
commented 2016-04-29 13:12:10 -0400
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“2) The FONT issue is just that, a CSS issue that is hard to track down, not a fucking conspiracy to make it hard for you to read. It will be fixed when Eitan tracks it down. Has anyone here ever tried to track down a CSS problem when there are at least 9 scripts that draw the page? No, I thought not so give the staff a bit of a break here. "

Peter, actually I have a CIW v5 Associate certification. Never put it into practice though because my interests changed. I do however still like playing with Flash and Photoshop. The job I had previously going through 9 pages of script would have been considered child’s play. I had dozens of reports to go through to track a small error, used to give me a migraine time to time. I’ve always preferred the programming side versus the web side of applications, but my programs are badly out of date now so (shrugs) no point in resurrecting an old interest. But if Eitan wanted to find the problem it shouldn’t take that long unless he just does this part-time which would explain why it is taking so long because life would be interfering.
commented 2016-04-29 12:36:59 -0400
Hi Faith – you know I love the Rebel, but I did not see the “leadership” that you saw in the second press conference.
There are more imposing and serious characters in my mother’s knitting club, Justin.
Happy Easter this weekend!
commented 2016-04-29 11:35:02 -0400
I don’t think we can reasonably expect our government’s foreign reach to be there for us in places like the far east every time we get into trouble. Terrorist pigs will always find a way. They (Islamists) do not value human life, period. Citizens should be aware of the dangers of even visiting those regions under any circumstances. There are plenty of places in North America to travel and do business to last a lifetime. It costs a great deal to bail slack citizens out of troubles they invite themselves into. Oh, and yes, don’t depend on a Trudeau to ever do anything beneficial for Canada, ever.
commented 2016-04-29 11:14:13 -0400
GIVE FAItH A BREAK, EVERYONE MAKES A MISTAKE ONCE IN A WHILE. GEEZUS FAITH I HOPE ITS A MISTAKE, I HOPE MANSBRIDGE HASNT BEEN COURTING YOU TO JUMP DOWN THE BLACK HOLE WHICH IS THE CBC, THE ULTIMATE PROPAGANDA MACHINE OF THE LEFT, WHO I MIGHT ADD, HAVE US PAY FOR THEIR SHIT LIES. SORT OF LIKE PAYING UNION DUES SO THE UNION CAN USE SAID MONIES FOR WHATEVER THE HELL THEY WANT. FAITH, PLEASE DONT FALL FOR THE PRINCE OF PUFFS PHONEY PERSONA. WHY COULDNT TRUDQ HAVE HAD PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES WORKING WITH MERCENARIES IN THE REGION. IM SURE A FEW BUCKS AND A DIFFERENT OUTCOME MAY HAVE OCCURRED. IF WE JUST CUT JUSTYS PER DIEM TO HIS SYRIAN IMPORTS, JUST THINK OF ALL THE EXTRA CASH FOR THE MISSION. SORT OF A LIBERAL WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION. EXPECT NOTHING FROM THE SOCIAL BUTTERFLY MASQUERADING AS OUR PM. BUTTS HAS TO GO AS WELL. MAYBE HE COULD HEAD UP THE MERCENARIES. LETS BE PATIENT AND GIVE THE REBEL A BIT MORE TIME BEFORE JUMPING SHIP FOLKS. I HOPE THEIR MANAGEMENT CAN FIGURE OUT SOME OTHER REVENUE TOOLS ( POOHS LANGUAGE ), BECAUSE A LOT OF US HERE IN ALBERTA DONT HAVE A JOB. IN FACT, OUR USELESS NDP DEBACLE HERE TOLD US TO FUCK OFF TO BC AND FIND WORK THERE. REBEL FIX THE FONT 111111111111111111
commented 2016-04-29 11:07:27 -0400
Faith was just being fair, which is her conservative nature! I also try to be fair and hear both sides before deciding what I think. Faith will never be a lefty because her head is screwed on straight!
commented 2016-04-29 11:06:28 -0400
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@ Liza

Whew! I was beginning to feel like I was alone on this one. ;o)
commented 2016-04-29 11:03:40 -0400
“dithering Laurentian elite " about sums up boy wonder. No kudos .
commented 2016-04-29 11:01:01 -0400
Boy I’m with Peter on this one. While I agree Justin has no redeeming qualities, throwing Faith under the bus, belittling the ’validity ’ of the site, font size conspiracy…really? Some of you have been here from the beginning. Some loyalty. Take a deep breath.
commented 2016-04-29 10:59:01 -0400
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Well Faith, there you have it. The people have spoken. You are now Darth Vader.
commented 2016-04-29 10:58:54 -0400
Well Faith, the way I and a lot of Canadians see it, is this way:

1) JT had 6 months to act, but selfies with global elites and ski vacations were a priority

2) Ensuring the safety of Canadians abroad from (let’s call them “pirates” who happen to be muslim) should have been one of his top priorities. Now Canadians abroad safety is more endangered due to his soft approach to kidnapping.

3) he should have called in C-Intel and the military immediately and gathered intel on the pirates and their locale working with Philippine authorities

4) There should have been Canadian intel and JTF2 rescue teams IN the Philippines 5 months ago ready to act

The fact they got a hostage killed tells me the issue was both ignored and botched in last min. efforts. I also suspect he will not commit to sending a specialty JTF2 team to work with Philippine military to root out and punish these pirates. That will telegraph a message of vulnerability through the global jihadi network

Standing idle and using the “we don’t pay Terrorists” ploy as damage control to a botched dithering effort is too lame for words. This was Trudeau’s first real test of leadership, statesmanship and patriotism and he failed miserably on all counts – he’s a weak, arrogant, gormless dithering Laurentian elite twit who is more suited to celeb selfies and lush hotel buffets than helming the ship of state and being the forces commander in cheif.
commented 2016-04-29 10:58:40 -0400
And here you have a fundamental difference between Canadians and Americans (pre-Obama; Obama procrastinated in saving James Foley, rendering actionable intelligence to out-of-date intelligence). Faith, you’ve lost the plot—while we ought not negotiate with terrorists, we should be using our intelligence apparatus to find these people and get them the hell out. We have a strong alliance with our US and other NATO partners and as such have access to not only our own intelligence resources, but those of the US and UK. I’m sure that Australia would also have helped if they were asked given our Commonwealth ties. I find your assessment as defeatist. I would criticize Harper as well, if he was still in power, had he not made efforts to get these men out of their situation. By doing nothing we have encouraged every terrorist in the world by offering impunity for any act against a Canadian. Perhaps if he were a tourist going naively to a country where he was persona non grata (i.e. non-allied) I might think: “well why the hell would he go there and what did he expect?”—but this is the Philippines; he was going in the interest of economic development and mining, probably for a listed mining company on the TSX Exchange. Are we to not do business in supposedly allied nations for fear of abduction and murder because we now know our country, our PM, will not lift a finger to aid us, only give a wooden platitude of remorse upon our beheading? I’m sorry Faith, but hand-sitting will not do.

Bless you this Easter weekend.
commented 2016-04-29 10:37:01 -0400
Clearly it takes very little to impress you Faith. It takes one hell of a lot more to impress me, though, which is why I question paying for this content. Statesman like? You cannot be serious. You have become just another apologist for the turd and his minions.
commented 2016-04-29 10:32:21 -0400
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Whew!!

Many of you need to check your extremism.

1) All Faith did was “give credit where credit is due”, a very small olive branch for PM Nitwit for taking a hard stance on paying ransom. This does not indicate a nose dive “for the dark side.” It’s called “not being an extremist.”

2) The FONT issue is just that, a CSS issue that is hard to track down, not a fucking conspiracy to make it hard for you to read. It will be fixed when Eitan tracks it down. Has anyone here ever tried to track down a CSS problem when there are at least 9 scripts that draw the page? No, I thought not so give the staff a bit of a break here.

Many of you need to grow up and not be so bloody extremist.
commented 2016-04-29 10:24:30 -0400
WOW….WHAT HAPPENED FAITH ?? It sure does sound like you have slipped to the dark side !!!!!!Justin ( CANADIAN BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS ) Trudeau…STATESMANLIKE ?????? JUSTIN ????SERIOUSLY ???
commented 2016-04-29 10:19:02 -0400
I put up with the old man Trudeau and his nation destroying BS. Having the wiener Trudeau junior in power is like a living nightmare. He’s little more than a soap opera actor who has the mainstream media bamboozled and eating out of his hand like squirrels. The people who voted for his party are fools. He has NO redeeming qualities, in my opinion.
commented 2016-04-29 09:02:43 -0400
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Shannon Anhalt commented, “Thank GOD I’m not paying the $8 a month to listen to this nonsense. She’s gone to the dark side. …”

My thoughts exactly.
I am also starting to question the validity of this site for three reasons. First – they throw alleged “ground breaking” news behind a pay wall. Second – then they screw the postings and articles: size of font, format, no date or time listed, all which make it difficult to read the articles and postings. Third – now you have Faith Goldy with her “news” not only behind a pay wall but apparently by the postings she is beginning to extol the virtues of the tin demi-god Justin Trudeau. The Rebel is rapidly losing credibility because of these very things. I’ve read a couple of articles that suggests that there exists a collusion between all North American media sites and reporters be they subsidized or not. The deterioration of this site over the last few weeks tends to lend credibility to what I had read. The consequence of this deterioration is that whatever I now read on this site, just as what I read on the CBCMSM, I take with a fist full of salt and try to find separate verification of said “news”.
commented 2016-04-29 06:53:44 -0400
Big deal, Junior says he is not paying the ransom. This is basic How to Deal With Terrorism 101. Now comes the tough part. What is little Mr. Cutey Pie gonna do about this?
commented 2016-04-29 04:45:24 -0400
Thank GOD I’m not paying the $8 a month to listen to this nonsense. She’s gone to the dark side. Just wait till he REALLY goes after her guns. BOINGGGGG! Back to reality.