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The Trump administration wants to turn the International Space Station into a commercially run venture, NASA document shows

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The Trump administration wants to turn the International Space Station into a kind of orbiting real estate venture run not by the government, but by private industry.

The White House plans to stop funding the station after 2024, ending direct federal support of the orbiting laboratory. But it does not intend to abandon the orbiting laboratory altogether and is working on a transition plan that could turn the station over to the private sector, according to an internal NASA document obtained by The Washington Post.

“The decision to end direct federal support for the ISS in 2025 does not imply that the platform itself will be deorbited at that time — it is possible that industry could continue to operate certain elements or capabilities of the ISS as part of a future commercial platform,” the document states. “NASA will expand international and commercial partnerships over the next seven years in order to ensure continued human access to and presence in low Earth orbit.”

 

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Canada is now shaming citizens with large families because they are taking up resources and services that could be used to help Muslim refugees

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The publicly-funded CBC has published an opinion piece arguing that Canadians who have large families should be shamed, and that the country instead should be importing more (Muslim) and other 3rd world freeloaders.

Breitbart (h/t Marvin W) The crown corporation, which is roughly analogous to Britain’s BBC, ran the article in response to Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines’s announcement that they were expecting a fifth child.

Kristen Pyszczyk, a Toronto-based writer whose interests include “feminism, mental health, addiction, pop culture, and digital media”, claimed that having a child was not just a personal choice, but “a choice that affects everyone who inhabits our planet”.

She argued that the social media backlash the Gaineses have received represents “a conversation we need to have in order to challenge our uncritical acceptance of the life-fulfillment-through-procreation story.”

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Bankrupt California looks to steal Trump tax cuts windfall from businesses

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SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers are targeting the expected windfall that companies in the state would see under the federal tax overhaul with a bill that would require businesses to turn over half to the state.

A proposed Assembly Constitutional Amendment by Assemblymen Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, and Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, would create a tax surcharge on California companies making more than $1 million so that half of their federal tax cut would instead go to programs that benefit low-income and middle-class families.

“Trump’s tax reform plan was nothing more than a middle-class tax increase,” Ting said in a statement. “It is unconscionable to force working families to pay the price for tax breaks and loopholes benefiting corporations and wealthy individuals. This bill will help blunt the impact of the federal tax plan on everyday Californians by protecting funding for education, affordable health care, and other core priorities.”San Francisco has some antiquated laws and ordinances on the books. Did you know about these?

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As a constitutional amendment, the bill would require approval from two-thirds of the Legislature to pass, a difficult hurdle now that Democrats have lost their supermajority. If passed and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, it would then go to voters for final approval.

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Democrats lost their supermajority following resignations of two Assembly Democrats, Matt Dababneh of Encino (Los Angeles County), and Raul Bocanegra of San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles County) amid sexual misconduct allegations. Another Assembly Democrat, Sebastian Ridley-Thomas of Los Angeles, resigned citing health issues. In the Senate, Democrat Tony Mendoza of Artesia (Los Angeles County) is taking a leave of absence pending an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations.

California Democrats have been exploring ways to help those in the state who could end up paying higher federal taxes next year under the Republican tax overhaul.

The GOP overhaul caps state income taxes and local property tax write-offs on the federal income tax return at $10,000, a move expected to hurt high-local-tax states such as California, where the average state and local tax write-off in 2016 was $22,000.

State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León introduced legislation this month that would allow Californians to get around the state and local tax cap with a voluntary donation to a charitable fund created by the state of any amount of owed taxes above $10,000. That donation — in lieu of taxes — would allow donors to write off the gifts on their federal tax returns

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War on reality goes hot , L.A county to put shelter K-9's on "Vegan" diet

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Proponents say it will make Los Angeles the world’s progressive capital. Sceptics say it will mean diarrhea, lots of diarrhea.

The proposal, which has divided scientists and animal rights groups and inflamed social media, is to put dogs in the city’s public shelters on a vegan diet.

The Los Angeles animal services commission is considering the idea after lobbying by prominent vegans, including Moby, the dance music pioneer.

The commission unanimously voted earlier this month for a feasability study and analysis of the benefits and risks. A report detailing pilot project options is expected in February.

Roger Wolfson, a commissioner and television screenwriter who is driving the initiative, cites ethical, environmental and health reasons to switch dogs to plant-based food.Currently more than 20,000 chickens, 10,000 turkeys and 1,000 lambs die each year in order to be churned into food for the 33,000 dogs in LA’s public shelters, he said.

“We are the department of animal services, not the department of animal companion services,” he told the Guardian this week. “So we need to start from a place of avoiding unnecessary killing of animals. We already shelter pigs and chickens and turkeys and we wouldn’t think about killing them unnecessarily. So if dogs can get their needs met without killing animals we owe it to the citizens of Los Angeles to try.”

Wolfson, who was a political speechwriter in Washington DC before moving to LA and writing for shows such as Fairly Legal and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, also cited the impact of meat and dairy consumption on deforestation, greenhouse gases and ocean dead zones.

Several high-profile allies endorsed Wolfson’s proposal at a public hearing in November, including the musician and DJ Moby, who owns a vegan restaurant in LA. “If we adopt this, it’s just one more thing that proves to the world that Los Angeles really is the progressive capital of the world,” he said, according to meeting minutes, which used his real name, Richard Hall.

However the city’s chief veterinarian, Jeremy Prupas, cited clinical nutritionists, a veterinary toxicologist and other experts who advised against a vegan diet. In addition to health questions understaffed shelter staff would confront canine diarrhea, “a big issue”, Prupas said.

Armaiti May, an LA-based veterinarian who supports the proposal, told the Guardian that abrupt changes in diet can lead to looser stools but that a gradual transition would avoid major problems. “It’s a small issue in the grand scheme of things.” May believes meat-based kibbles have fuelled a cancer and allergy epidemic in dogs.

Tracy Reiman, executive vice-president of the animal rights group Peta, said a vegan diet was healthier and more ethical than feeding dogs “factory farmed animals who have endured miserable lives and gruesome deaths and whose dead, dying, diseased, or disabled carcasses are found in most commercial dog foods”.

 

Other voices urge caution. Lisa Freeman, a veterinary nutritionist and Tufts university professor, told the New York Times earlier this year there were no long-term studies on the effects of veganism in dogs. “We know a lot about dog nutrition, but there are unknowns as well ... it isn’t easy to formulate a high-quality diet for dogs, and it’s particularly difficult with a vegan diet.”

Social media has bristled with arguments in favour and against, the latter insisting dogs need meat.

Owners who have put their dogs on vegan diets say diarrhea fears are overblown and that health benefits are tangible. “Winky had been plagued with recurring ear infections which disappeared permanently after I phased the meat-based food out of his diet,” Karen Dawn, an author and activist, wrote in an LA Times op-ed.

 

Justin Trudeau Beer... For Real

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You can now drink beer with Justin Trudeau's face on it — if you're willing to make a trip to Europe or have friends in Ukraine.

Ukrainian brewery Pravda recently unveiled a craft beer dedicated to the Canadian prime minister as part of its politician series. The label also features Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan.

In a news release about the new brew, Pravda didn't hold back on its affection for Canada's PM: "Justin Trudeau is a remarkable politician and a handsome man that is changing the world for better. Unique hobbies, a sense of humor, his position supporting Ukraine: this is all shown on our label."

The "magnum" IPA beer has an alcohol content of 7.2 per cent and "caramel sweetness from malt which perfectly balances flower hop flavor." Pravda recommends drinking it with cheese and white meat.

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New gun control regulations being proposed for Canadian gun owners

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New Gun Laws Coming in ‘Near Future,’ Goodale’s Office Says

The Canadian government will present new gun laws to increase paperwork and restrictions for lawful gun owners in the “near future” this year, beyond today’s statement about funding related to firearms and gang violence, the Ministry of Public Safety said.

The Liberal Party, which controls parliament, said in its 2015 election platform that it would require more checks when buying or selling guns, more procedures and paperwork to take firearms to a shooting range or gunsmith, more list-keeping by gun stores, and new markings on imported guns.

“Work on a legislative package is underway and coming in the near future,” Scott Bardsley, a spokesman for the office of the minister, Ralph Goodale, said today by telephone. “We’ve said all along that we are committed to pursuing effective firearms measures that prioritize public safety while ensuring fair treatment for law-abiding gun-owners.”

Bardsley declined to comment on the specific timing, or whether the government would announce the new policies around the anniversary of the deadliest shooting in recent Canadian history, the Ecole Polytechnique massacre of Dec. 6, 1989.

Goodale was in Surrey, a suburb of Vancouver, today to announce a funding package related to gangs, as well as a Criminal Guns and Gangs Summit next March.

“As part of its commitment to make it harder for criminals to get and use handguns and assault weapons and to reduce gun and gang violence, the Government of Canada is announcing up to $327.6 million over five years, and $100 million annually thereafter, in new funding to help support a variety of initiatives to reduce gun crime and criminal gang activities,” Goodale said today in a press release.

The plan is in line with what the Liberals said in their election platform.

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Canada cuts back on deporting criminals and terrorists

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A Jordanian citizen, Othman Hamdan worked construction in northern B.C. and, in his spare time, ran social media accounts that supported the so-called Islamic State and celebrated terrorist attacks in Canada.

A hearing to decide whether Hamdan should be deported is planned but figures obtained by Global News show the government has been removing far fewer foreign nationals who pose security and criminal risks than it used to.

 

The number of foreign citizens deported for security, crime, organized crime and international human rights abuses has dropped by about a third since 2014, according to Canada Border Services Agency figures.

During that same period, the number awaiting deportation on those grounds has more than doubled to 1,164. They include 20 ordered deported on security grounds and 35 for organized crime.

In effect, the number of non-Canadians deemed by the government to be too dangerous to remain in the country has gone up but the number being successfully deported has gone down.

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Federal Politicians Starting To Talk About Alberta Separation Gaining Ground

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The concept of “western alienation” is real and dangerous, and people in the region feel as though their aspirations aren’t in line with those in the rest of Canada, Rona Ambrose said Tuesday.

 

“We have a population in Alberta feeling as though their goals aren’t part of the federation’s goals — it’s dangerous,” the former interim Tory leader told an audience in Montreal as they celebrated the opening of a new school of public policy at McGill University.

She said one incident that recently provoked sentiments of alienation in Western Canada was the rejoicing of politicians in Quebec — notably outgoing Montreal mayor Denis Coderre — to news that TransCanada was abandoning its Energy East pipeline project.

 

She added the ill-fated plan to ship Alberta crude through Quebec to a port in New Brunswick for refining and sale overseas represented “hope” for Albertans, who have been suffering economically since the price of oil fell several years ago.

Ambrose cited opposition inside neighbouring British Columbia to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as another factor leading western Canadians to question their place in the country.

“Over a short time frame, (opposition to energy projects) has become a political issue on the ground,” said Ambrose, who spent 13 years representing citizens in the Edmonton area at the federal level and served as interim Conservative leader.

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Muslim's In Australia Claim National Anthem "Racist"

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According to recent reports from Australia, the national anthem of that country for a majority of Muslims is “oppressive,” or at least that is the claim that the Islamist activist group Hizb ut-Tahrir claimed at the “Innocent Until Proven Muslim” conference at Bankstown,

the western part of Sydney. The conference was attended by about 800 people. A key issue raised at the conference by the group was Muslim children being required to sing the Australian national anthem at school.

The Australian anthem is based upon a particular view in history, it is a reading of history, and it is a statement which conforms to particular values. Now, if one does not share those values, why would they express it?”

Hizb ut-Tahrir spokesman, Hamzah Quereshi, told The Daily Telegraph. [6] [13] Uthman Badar, the main spokesman for the group, claims that the Australian government “claims to afford freedom, but seeks to impose values and beliefs” on Muslims. He continued; “It’s not enough that you obey the law, no, you have to adopt our values.” “If you don’t share those values, why should they be forced to sing it?

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Lawyer for Jason Aldeen, Route 91 Found Dead

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Prominent Nashville attorney Orville Almon, Jr. has died.

He practiced entertainment and music law, IP law and business law for over 35 years, representing numerous prominent recording artists, music producers and songwriters, as well as record company executives, music publishers, record companies, television production companies, managers and other clients affiliated with the entertainment industry.

His practice has included re-negotiating existing agreements and new technology issues. He has extensive experience in and is renowned for drafting language for difficult-to-define issues, negotiating with record companies and drafting “issue-specific” agreements. Almon has also successfully negotiated high-profile book deals, including deals for Chicken Soup for the Country Soul and Kurt Cobain Journals).

Almon is a founding partner of Zumwalt, Almon and Hayes. In 2010, he opened his private practice Almon Law.

Over the years, Almon has earned many awards and accomplishments including being recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Mid-South Super Lawyers and by BusinessTN as one of Tennessee’s Best 150 Lawyers. He is a Leadership Music Alumni (Class of 2009), and has been a member of the American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations, and the Country Music Association.

Almon earned his B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri. A distinguished military graduate from the Army ROTC program, he served four years in the Army until resigning his commission as a Captain to enter law school at University of Memphis in 1979, where he graduated from Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

While at law school he was selected to the Memphis State University Law Review for his academic achievement and elected to the Editorial Board of the Law Review as Administrative Editor for the 1978-79 school year. Upon graduation he was selected as a member of The Order of Barristers for exhibiting excellence and attaining high honor through the art of courtroom advocacy.

Funeral arrangements have not been released at this time.

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Charges indicate Mueller has nothing as far as evidence of Russian collusion

 

 

The most convincing indication of the flimsy results of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged connivance between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government can be found in the morning-after, front-page headline of the Washington Post:

3 Trump campaign officials charged

Sounds rather dramatic at first glimpse. But who is being charged with what? A close reading of the story that follows reveals that the only big name of the three “officials” is Paul Manafort, the veteran Washington lobbyist and wheeler-dealer who briefly served as the head of Donald Trump’s campaign for the Republican nomination before he was fired. Manafort has been charged with acts and alleged offenses that have nothing to do with his role in the campaign. Manafort and his longtime business associate, Rick Gates, have both pleaded not guilty—and have yet to be proven guilty—of money laundering, conspiracy and making false statements to investigators. But, even if they are eventually convicted, the charges are in no way connected to the Trump campaign, much less to Donald Trump himself. While a frenetic front-page story in the New York Timesreported as fact that the charges laid out in the indictments “laid out the most explicit evidence to date that his campaign was eager to coordinate with the Russian government to damage his rival, Hillary Clinton,” the story that followed showed nothing of the sort.

Even in the version touted by the New York Times, what Manafort is charged with is laundering “millions of dollars through overseas shell companies—using the money to buy luxury cars, real estate, antique rugs and expensive clothes.” Such behavior, if true, would indicate that Manafort has, indeed, maintained questionable habits. But none of it—no matter how many bucks he laundered to dodge taxes or how many designer suits and oriental rugs he splurged on with his ill-gotten gains—can even remotely be argued at be an attempt to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election on behalf of Russia. Ditto with his sidekick, Gates.

Which brings us to the third “official” (according to the Washington Post) or “advisor” (according to the New York Times), an obscure young political bottom-feeder by the name of George Papadopoulos. I think it is fair to say that, even inside the Beltway, Papadopoulos is not a household name. A few aging CIA conspiracy theorists may recall that a Col. George Papadopoulos headed the military junta that seized power and toppled the monarchy in Greece in 1967. But, aside from the fact that no one to my knowledge has claimed that the elder and younger Papadopouloses are related, the colonel was removed from power in 1977, ten years before Papadopoulos minor was born, and spent most of his later years as a Greek political prisoner. He died in 1999, when our Papadopoulos would have been all of twelve years old.

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Frustration fueling Alberta's separatist movement

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Jeff Rout (left), Will and Arthur Sukalsky are all members of the Alberta Freedom Party, one of many secessionist groups in Alberta that would like to see the province "free from the economic yoke" of Canada.

EDMONTON | It is not only in Quebec that we find sovereignists. In Alberta, an unprecedented number of secessionist groups are campaigning for the province to leave the "failed Canadian federation" and benefit "especially in Quebec".

"We feel completely abandoned by Canada. We have the impression of having become one of the 13 colonies rather than being a Canadian province equal to the other nine, and we have more taxation, but with less representation in Canada, "says Arthur Sukalsky one of the founders of the Alberta Freedom Party (AFP).

The Journal met with some members of the aspiring provincial political party at Arcadia Bar in Edmonton. A few days earlier, CBC announced that the facility, which sells only Alberta microbrewery beers, would no longer be able to advertise with the Edmonton Oilers logo if they did not partner with Molson, a sponsor of the NHL team.

If they disagree on what to do, the many separatist groups we meet agree that Alberta no longer has any representation in the federal government and is treated like the national cash cow. And this, especially for the benefit of Quebec.

Moreover, the growing anger towards our province, which we consider Ottawa's "favorite" to the detriment of Alberta, is one of the main factors explaining the new interest in sovereignty through the west, according to AFP members.

By way of example, they pointed to Bombardier, which recently received a loan of more than $ 350 million from the federal government.

"For years, Alberta has been giving to other provinces through Equalization. During the good years, there is no problem. But now that Alberta's economy is bad, no one is helping us repair our problems, but other provinces, like Quebec, continue to take our money, "said Mike Gibbons, co-founder of the Western Independence Party. of Alberta (WIPA).

"We come to the conclusion that we will never be a prosperous province within the failed Canadian federation," continues the 50-year-old from Britain who arrived in Alberta 37 years ago.

Serious movement

Not only is the movement gaining momentum in the west, but for the first time it must be taken seriously, warn experts.

"I have been involved with the Alberta community for decades because of politics. And in my adult life, I have never done so much in the face of an Alberta sovereignty movement as in the last few months. The separatists are an increasingly vocal minority and that worries me, "commented politician Jason Kenney.

Extremely dependent on the oil market, Alberta has for some years been experiencing one of the worst economic recessions in its history because of a drop in the price of a barrel of oil. Last year, the province's economy shrank by nearly 6%, and analysts do not expect a complete turnaround for a few years.

$ 26 billion in deficit

Alberta will run two deficits of $ 10 billion in 2016-17 and 2017-18, following the $ 6 billion deficit in 2015-16. That's a total of about 26 billion deficits in three years.

Bond of unemployment

This led to the closure of many offices across the province and boosted the unemployment rate to 6.9% as of last September. By way of comparison, the rate in Quebec is 5.4%.

$ 28 billion in equalization over 10 years

The equalization contribution of each province is difficult to quantify. However, a study by the Fraser Institute estimates that from 2008-09 to 2017-18, Alberta provided $ 28 billion to Equalization payments.

According to the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Quebec receives the lion's share (60%) of the total Equalization envelope.

Alberta's fiscal policies are not sustainable

The fiscal policies of Alberta and Saskatchewan are not sustainable in the long run, according to the latest Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) report released on October 5.

According to the estimates of the PBO, these provinces would have to increase taxes or reduce expenditures drastically, by 4.6% and 4.2% of their respective GDP.

The Quebec government has a long-term sustainable fiscal policy, according to the same report. The province could even afford to lower taxes or increase services.

Spain goes full tyrant on Catalonia

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Madrid (AFP) - Spain was plunged into crisis Friday as Madrid seized power from independence-seeking Catalonia, the first curtailment of regional autonomy since the brutal dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

After regional lawmakers voted to declare a Catalan "republic", Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy moved swiftly to dissolve the rebel government and parliament, and called December 21 elections to replace them.

In an escalating standoff closely watched by secession-wary Europe, Rajoy fired pro-independence leader Carles Puigdemont and all his ministers as well as the director of the regional police, and Catalan envoys to Madrid and Brussels, to halt what he termed an "escalation of disobedience."

Secessionist lawmakers voted 70 to 10 in the 135-member parliament Friday to declare Catalonia "a republic in the form of an independent and sovereign state".

They take their mandate from the "Yes" result in a banned and unregulated October 1 independence referendum spurned by many more than half of Catalan electors.

Observers warned of trouble ahead, with Catalan officials and public servants likely to defy orders from caretaker envoys sent by the central government.

"Tensions are likely to rise significantly over the coming days," suggested Teneo Intelligence, a risk analysis group.

"Demonstrators might try to prevent the police from removing Catalan ministers from their offices... This increases the risk of violent clashes," it said in a statement.

- 'Demolished democracy' -

The region of some 7.5 million people accounts for about 16 percent of Spain's population, a fifth of its economic output, and attracts more tourists than anywhere else in the country.

Catalonia´s inhabitants are fiercely protective of their language, culture and autonomy -- restored after a long period of oppression during nationalist Franco´s 1936-1979 rule.

In Barcelona, separatists broke out in ecstatic shouts of: "Independence!" and popped bottles of cava, a Catalan sparkling wine, as the outcome of Friday´s vote was announced. Separatist MPs cheered and embraced before singing the Catalan anthem.

But any cause for joy was soon nipped in the bud, and shares in Spanish companies, particularly Catalan banks, dropped sharply as the crisis deepened.

"We Spaniards are living through a sad day in which a lack of reason prevailed upon the law and demolished democracy in Catalonia," Rajoy said as he announced steps to "restore normality".

The sweeping measures were approved by the Senate Friday under a constitutional article designed to rein in rebels among Spain's 17 regions.

Madrid's allies in the European Union and the United States rallied behind Madrid as they voiced alarm over developments in Spain´s worst political crisis in decades.

European Council President Donald Tusk said Madrid "remains our only interlocutor" following the independence vote.

"I hope the Spanish government favours force of argument, not argument of force," he tweeted

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Canada In The Process Of Committing Cultural Suicide By Letting Isis Fighters In

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As the Islamic State (ISIS) continues to lose ground in Syria and Iraq, a new report has found supporters of the militant group — and other terrorist organizations — have returned to their home countries.

It is estimated that 180 people with a nexus to Canada, headed to other countries as foreign fighters, were stopped on the way, or remained there and kept fighting over the past few years.

The government of Canada calls these people “extremist travellers” and are suspected of engaging in terrorism-related activities. They pose many security concerns.

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Shifting Las Vegas massacre narrative has gamblers on edge

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A shifting narrative about when officials at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino alerted cops before the worst mass shooting in US history has Las Vegas on edge. And now gamblers are wondering: are they rolling the dice with their own lives inside the city’s casinos?

Safety — security experts told The Post — is no sure thing.

“[Bad] things do go on,” according to a security executive who worked eight years at a major casino on the Strip. “Everything short of murder happens in these hotels every day . . . suicide, domestic violence, prostitution, drugs and cheating.”

He continued: “Few casinos have advanced active shooter training for their security teams.”

The mass shooting at Mandalay Bay took a turn not even the most trained security personnel could have anticipated. “Nobody thought of [a killer] breaking out the windows” to shoot at crowds 32 stories below, the executive said.

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Hockey fan concerned for safety after witnessing alleged attack

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Around 18,000 people attended the Vancouver Canucks season opener on Saturday and left in a good mood after the home team won against Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers.

But one Canucks fan is a little concerned about safety at the stadium after witnessing an alleged attack.

Ryan Pineo said he was on his way back to his seat after the second intermission when he saw a fight break out.

“I saw about three Oilers fans getting stomped by Canucks fans and then two of them ended up getting away,” he said. “And one of the kids kicking the Oilers fan looked like he was only about 20 years old. And the fan himself didn’t look very old either.”

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Time to Pay Attention: Police Begin Making Massive Reversals in Official Vegas Narrative

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Las Vegas, NV — In an unprecedented reversal, police have dramatically changed their official story this week on how the massacre in Las Vegas unfolded. To be clear, the facts they changed are not some accidents due to mass chaos, ‘whoops we were just confused’, or ‘sorry we got that wrong’ — no, these were a complete reversal of official narratives already determined to be facts and released during press conferences.

The first major reversal in the narrative happened on Monday when officials changed their story to say Stephen Paddock shot a hotel security guard six minutes before he opened fire on the crowd of 22,000.

The official narrative — which TFTP has already given multiple reasons to doubt — was that Paddock shot Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos after Paddock had unleashed his deadly volley at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, an assault that began at 10:05 p.m.

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Trudeau government causes economic hardship and national division then blames Canadians for it

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OTTAWA — The prime minister accused opponents on Saturday of "stoking national divisions" through their reactions to TransCanada's decision to cancel its Energy East Pipeline plans.

Justin Trudeau said in a Facebook post that critics who attribute the proposed project's cancellation to government regulation "ignores the obvious."

"Aside from its being intellectually dishonest, the reflexive stoking of regional tensions is a political dead end. The Conservative party, formerly the Reform Party, trod that road in its infancy. It was a road better left abandoned," Trudeau stated in the post.

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Edmonton terror attacks: Police officer stabbed, people struck by U-Haul

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A terrorism investigation is underway in Edmonton, where a police officer was stabbed and four pedestrians struck down by a fleeing U-Haul truck Saturday night.

A 30-year-old Edmonton man is in custody and police think he acted alone, but they aren’t ruling out the potential for others to be be involved.

“We are urging Edmontonians to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings,” Edmonton Police Service Chief Rod Knecht said in a 3 a.m. news conference on the attacks.

At around 11:30 p.m., reporter Laurel Gregory was just wrapping up a live report at the end of Global Edmonton’s News at 11 when a police officer shouted out a warning: “Get behind a tree. Or a car. This is for your own protection!”

The chaos began down the street from Commonwealth Stadium, where the Edmonton Eskimos were hosting the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Canadian Forces Appreciation Night. Over 30,000 people were at the game.

Police said at around 8:15 p.m., a car rammed a traffic checkpoint on Stadium Road near 92 Street, striking an officer and sending him flying into the air.

“Suddenly and without notice and at a high rate of speed, a male driving a white, Chevrolet Malibu crashed through the traffic barricades that were separating vehicles from pedestrians, the vehicle struck the officer, sending him flying into the air 15 feet before colliding with the officer’s cruiser, again at a high rate of speed,” Knecht explained.

He said there was an ISIS flag in the car.  A photo of that type of flag appears below.

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Canadian Football Players Begin Protesting 'O Canada' Anthem

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Players with the Saskatchewan Roughriders locked arms during the national anthem at Sunday’s game versus the Calgary Stampeders at Regina’s Mosaic Stadium.

This comes after U.S. President Donald Trump posted comments on Twitter that football players who kneel during the national anthem as an act of protest should be fired.

On Sunday, many NFL players responded to his comments by kneeling, linking arms, or staying in locker rooms during the national anthem.

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