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Canada Repeating Marijuana Mistakes On Opioids

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Canada is in the middle of an opioid crisis. Fentanyl is seeping in and causing overdoses left and right. Hundreds of people are dying. Obviously our current system isn’t working. We even have a new P.M. Justin Trudeau who is legalizing marijuana. So why is Canada’s response (Bill C-37) to …

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Opinion: Sharia debate offers glimpse into Malaysia’s looming ‘culture war’

Opinion: Sharia debate offers glimpse into Malaysia’s looming ‘culture war’

Malaysia is fast becoming ground zero of a global “culture war”, as conflicting visions of society struggle for dominance. Broadly speaking, there are two main forces at work. One is a more Western-inclined, common law-based outlook, which has been shaped by Malaysia’s location at the heart of one of Asia’s …

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We Teach “Illegally” For You, China

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WE TEACH “ILLEGALLY” FOR YOU, CHINA We’ve all heard stories about Chinese crackdowns on “illegal” foreign teachers. Every-time some foreign teacher screws up or an officials mistress smiles at a black guy there’s a new wave of heavily publicized raids, arrests, deportations, and new regulations. It’s just not right. And …

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From North Korea to THAAD: What Moon Jae-in’s victory means for Seoul

From North Korea to THAAD: What Moon Jae-in’s victory means for Seoul

With polls suggesting a landslide victory for Moon Jae-in in South Korea’s presidential election, a revolutionary movement that culminated with the nation’s largest-ever demonstrations and the removal from office of (now jailed) President Park Geun-hye, appears to have reached its denouement. With a high voter turnout of 70 per cent, …

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Jail for Jakarta governor Ahok over blasphemy against Islam

Jail for Jakarta governor Ahok over blasphemy against Islam

Basuki Purnama, the ethnic Chinese, Christian governor of the Indonesian capital, vows to appeal stronger-than-expected verdict that threatens social harmony in world’s largest Muslim-majority nation By Bhavan Jaipragas 9 May 2017 Jakarta’s outgoing ethnic Chinese, Christian governor Basuki “Ahok” Purnama was sentenced to two years in jail on Tuesday for …

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NPR is 5% Government Funded. Canada’s CBC is 66%.

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NPR has been in the news lately as a victim of Trump’s budget cuts.. But America’s debate on NPR is about a mere 5% of the funding. That’s right, NPR manages to fund 95% of its expenses without any help from the government! Canada’s CBC, however….   Canadian taxpayers don’t just pay for 5% …

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