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Tigris runs red in video of ISIL massacre that killed up to 1,700 Shia Muslims and soldiers

National Post

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has released new footage from its deadliest massacre, showing executions on an industrial scale at a military base following its attack near the Iraqi city of Tikrit last year.

The footage shows young army conscripts falling off the back of trucks at Speicher military base and later lying ready to be shot in pits or at the edge of the Tigris. At times, the water runs red with blood.

The soldiers are lined up in their hundreds and shot in shallow graves. The highest estimates put the number of dead at 1,700, most of whom were Shia. At one point, the video shows an excavator being used to move piles of bodies.

ISIL’s capture of the Speicher base and nearby Tikrit took place during its lightning sweep across Iraq in June 2014. Government forces and allied Shia militia were only able to begin…

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Experts weigh in on parents who get shamed for giving kids freedom

Oh the insanity. Let kids be kids and have some freedom. Raise them right and they will be better off for that space you gave them. I’m in Ottawa and I saw two kids both easily under ten pulling a wagon with 2 mattresses on it by themselves and was impressed by how mature and responsible they were. Was a on sidewalk by a busy street but they kept safe by following the traffic signals and looking before crossing the street. No nanny state like the socialists want.

Global News

TORONTO — Regardless of how you choose to parent your child, not everyone will agree with it. And there are people out there who will also voice that disagreement, whether you care to hear it or not.

Many recently publicized cases of parent shaming seem to happen when children are given certain liberties.

In a recent case in Calgary, for instance, an 11-year-old boy’s father said his son was detained by security for shopping by himself at a Lego store. The father claimed the guard and the store’s manager told him children under 12 are not allowed in the store without an adult because of safety concerns.

He also said they called him a bad parent for not accompanying his child.

Another case in Maryland, in December 2014, saw child protective services open an investigation after two children, aged six and 10, were found walking home by themselves. According to media reports, the investigation…

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Trudeau taking punches from all corners

Ottawa Citizen

Justin Trudeau fancies himself a pugilist, but even his supporters must be wondering whether the last few rounds in the political ring haven’t left him a little punch drunk.

In case you missed it, Trudeau this week stuck to his…um…guns and refused to back Canada and its allies’ military mission to combat ISIL. Once again, Trudeau declared that Canada should instead support a robust humanitarian intervention.

To which I say: Alan Henning.

Henning was a taxi driver from Manchester who was so moved by the plight of suffering Syrian children that he went to the region to drive aid convoys. He came back in a pine box after fellow Brit Mohammed Emwazi – a.k.a. Jihadi John – cleaved off his head in a snuff video. Given that others have also lost their heads for these same “sins”, I’ll wager ISIL isn’t interested in our charity.

I’ll give Trudeau the benefit…

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Joe Biden’s lingering hands earn him nickname of ‘creepy Veep’

Watch out for Joe Biden! How is he VP of the USA? Only reason is that he makes Obama look good in comparison.

National Post

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He is the embarrassing uncle of American politics who rose to become vice-president, but even for Joe Biden it might have been a step — or a hand — too far.

For 28 lingering seconds Mr. Biden let his hands rest on the shoulders of Stephanie Carter moments after swearing in her husband, Ashton Carter, as America’s new defence secretary at a ceremony at the White House.

Leaning forward, Mr. Biden then whispered “sweet nothings” in Mrs. Carter’s ear, a tactic that the vice-president has deployed on everyone from senators’ daughters to US Supreme Court justices and even heads of state, like Dilma Rousseff, the Brazilian president.

Mrs. Carter appeared to cringe — and a large part of America squirmed with her.

Mr. Biden, who was first elected to the US Senate in 1972, is notorious in Washington for his over-familiar style, greeting older women with…

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Movie Review: Selma is worth watching!

I saw Selma on Tuesday January 13th and was really moved by the powerful message that the movie portrays on screen. Martin Luther King Jr. is someone who I greatly respect because of his non-violent approach to achieving civil rights and equality for black Americans in the 1960s. As a student of political science and history I want to know about past injustices and what it took to overcome systematic oppression and racism in the USA through the Civil Rights Movement. Considering the current racial tensions in the USA this movie is extremely relevant and timely. As a Canadian I come at it as an outsider to the socio-political context of the USA but the impact that King and the Civil Rights Movement had is profound. The lessens must be learned. Institutional discrimination is unacceptable yet still is occurring today in the USA (in)justice system which targets the poor and minorities. Selma shows the brutality humans can show towards other humans because of group identification and racial prejudice, which passed down from parents to their children. However, it is also shows the compassion people have for those who are suffering when people see inhumane acts occur. The film portrays all of this with poignant and powerful words and imagery. The ending is extremely powerful and almost everyone stayed in the theatre until the end of the song “Glory” which is brilliantly sung by John Legend and Common. The disappointing thing about “Selma” is that not nearly enough people will go and watch in the theatres, even with the critically praise it has received. Americans, and people in general, don’t seem to want to reflect on past history that is difficult, but instead would rather go and watch “American Sniper”, which I also saw and thought was a good movie, which makes a hero out of a sniper defending American freedom. Go see American Sniper but also go and watch Selma and reflect on a past that needs to be remembered! My rating for Selma is 9.5/10 stars!