Profiting from the Holocaust is Wrong!


holocaustRecently, I saw an item on the evening news, concerning the sale of items used by Holocaust victims while they were in concentration camps.

This matter came to light, after an article appeared in Britain’s Daily Mail. The publication found that said items included shoes and a suitcase from concentration camp prisoners, Star of David armbands that Jews were forced to wear and the alleged uniform of a Polish baker who died in Auschwitz. Continue reading

What Barak Obama Could Learn from Margaret Thatcher


thatcherOn this day in 1990, John Major won the Conservative leadership election, allowing him to replace Margaret Thatcher as prime minister of Britain.

Of the 53 prime ministers to date, 52 of them men and just one woman – Margaret Thatcher.

As PM from 1979 to 1990, Mrs Thatcher was the longest-serving prime minister during the 20th century having served from 1979 to 1990. She was termed the Iron Lady which was coined by Russian military journalist Captain Yuri Gavrilov in 1976 in response to a speech the future PM gave warning about the rise of the Soviet Union.

The following are 6 of Margaret Thatcher’s most profound quotes: Continue reading

For A White Poppy – Thank A Veteran


The White Poppy Symbolic of Peace

I take pride that many Canadians choose to wear red poppies at this time of the year. From what I can see across Canada, the number of people who choose to wear a red poppy as a sign of respect and remembrance for those who sacrificed their lives has not diminished over the years.

This tradition culminates on November 11th, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, with ceremonies involving the laying of wreathes, two minutes of silence, and the playing of the Last Post. We take a bit of time to pause, and reflect on our lives, and consider and pay our respects to the many who gave their lives so that we can live in a country free from tyranny, and where we can partake in the many freedoms that we take for granted. Continue reading