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They Won Ugly, But They Won

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CP – Riders Win 23-19

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Injured soldiers who lost their limbs fighting for their country have been driven from a swimming pool training session by jeering members of the public.

The men, injured during tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, were taking part in a rehabilitation session at a leisure centre, when two women demanded they be removed from the pool. They claimed that the soldiers “hadn’t paid” and might scare the children.

The incident has sparked widespread condemnation. Adml Lord Boyce, a former head of the Armed Forces, said last night the women should be “named and shamed”. – Telegraph

Via Malkin

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As I have said here before, no one is forcing these people to take aid from the West. Let the Saudis and the other oil rich nations of the region do the work.

Several hundred activists of the radical Islamic group Hizb ut Tahrir staged protests here before the arrival of two ships of the US Navy for distributing relief supplies among cyclone-affected people.Two warships, USS Essex and USS Kearsarge — each carrying 20 helicopters and 3,500 marines on board with emergency relief supplies, medical and emergency evacuation teams — are scheduled to enter Bangladesh waters Saturday and Tuesday. – More @ EarthTimes

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But you probably haven’t heard much about it in the MSM.

** Violence in Iraq is down by 50%.
** Civilian casualties in Iraq are down by 60%.
** Baghdad casualties are down by 75%.
** Basra violence is down by 90%.
** Terrorist attacks in Iraq are down by 80%.
** IED attacks down by 55%.
** Average daily attacks down by 42%.
** Foreign insurgent flow into Iraq down by more than 50%
** Suicide bombings down 70% since March.
** Foreign Terrorist flow into Iraq down by 50%.
** Diala Province violence down by 68%.

And 5000 troops coming home… 

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While we are waiting for them to abort themselves out of business, here is another example of the abject hypocrisy of the environmental movement.

Not Enough Parking for Private Jets Going to UN Climate ConferenceNews Busters

Tempo Interaktif reports that Angkasa Pura – the management of Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport are concerned that the large number of additional private charter flights expected in Bali during the UN Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC) December 3-15, 2007, will exceed the carrying capacity of apron areas. To meet the added demand for aircraft storage officials are allocating “parking space” at other airports in Indonesia.

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A woman in England has aborted her baby and had herself sterilized to reduce her carbon footprint. If this catches on we might get some peace and quiet.

Hot Air & Malkin 

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Fans “Blown Away” Too

Roughriders ‘blown away’ by fan support heading into first Grey Cup since ’97

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The last time the Saskatchewan Roughriders won the Grey Cup, Scott Schultz was an 11-year-old kid growing up in Moose Jaw.

Now the Riders defensive tackle hopes to bring the CFL championship trophy back home with a win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sunday (6 p.m. ET).

“It means everything to these people, the people who are throughout this province,” Schultz said Monday. “It means everything to them.”

The Riders, who upset the B.C. Lions 26-17 in Sunday’s West Division final, will have a bit of history on their side this weekend as their last Grey Cup win came in Toronto in 1989. Kent Austin, in his first season as head coach, was the quarterback of the Saskatchewan squad that captured a thrilling 43-40 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats back then. – More @ CP

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